Reimagining the beautiful game: How Blockchain is changing the future of Social Media

  Today, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and LinkedIn are all household names, but with blockchain already beginning to shake things up, how will it affect the social network space? Carlos Grenoir, CEO of Olyseum, a collaborative and specialized, blockchain-based, social network created by sport leaders for sport lovers, gives his thoughts on what happens when sports, social media, and blockchain collide.   Social media platforms currently attract more than three billion users. That’s almost half the world’s population that are liking, commenting, sharing, and retweeting content with friends, family members,…

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Crypto For Show – CoinDeal branding on Wolves shirt sleeves a first for English Premiership

  After a thrilling Soccer World Cup in Russia just a few weeks ago, the Premiership is about to kick off on Friday. Leading up to the Premiership, news broke that English Premier League football club Wolverhampton Wanderers (Wolves) will be sponsored by Cyprus-based cryptocurrency exchange  CoinDeal.       Off the back of this news, Carlos Grenoir, CEO of specialized sports social network Olyseum, shared his thoughts on the mainstream use of crypto and whether having a crypto exchange promoted by a football club will onboard more people to…

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Spanish Technology Experts React to Catalonian Government’s Intention to Develop a Plan for Blockchain Integration

  The Government of Catalonia has revealed a plan for blockchain tech implementation in its public administrative activity, according to the official press release 24 July 2018. According to the press release, Catalonia’s Department of Digital Policies must develop a plan for incorporating blockchain technology in all areas of the public administration’s activities by the end of December 2018.     Blockchain technology will be promoted “with the aim of improving digital services to the public and promoting the potential of this technology between the Administration, companies and the citizen[s].”…

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Spanish Parliament to Implement Blockchain Solutions for Governance

  In the wake of the news that a major political party in Spain has submitted a blockchain-related proposal to the Spanish Parliament, we hear from eminent Spanish blockchain experts, entrepreneurs, and technological innovators, who have dedicated interests in the Spanish blockchain ecosystem.     The proposal recommends that the government introduce blockchain to improve governance “with the aim of improving internal processes and [providing] traceability, robustness and transparency in decision making”.   The proposal, signed by 133 deputies of the Popular Party and submitted to the Congress of Deputies,…

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Europe positions itself as the Global bloc for Blockchain

Europe is positioning itself as the global bloc for blockchain and this week we see the EU Blockathon taking place, an event hosted by the European Union to explore how blockchain technology can actually make a difference and lead to a better society. This is only one of numerous examples of how Europe is pushing the boundaries of what is possible with this new technology.     In the past few months in Europe we have seen:   23 countries within the EU signed a Blockchain Partnership agreement Ireland’s Prime…

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FC Barcelona Legends Iniesta, Puyol, and de la Peña Together with Leading Technologists Announce Blockchain-Powered Social Network to Empower Sports Fans

  Network will be tested among the one million fans expected to flock to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup   Switzerland – June 14, 2018 – Olyseum, the specialized social network that connects fans with their sporting heroes, today announced the upcoming launch of its international network powered by blockchain technology. Led by CEO Carlos Grenoir and Chief Security Officer Kevin Mitnick, Olyseum was co-founded by former FC Barcelona players Carles Puyol, Andrés Iniesta, and Iván de la Peña. Expecting to officially launch the blockchain-powered app later in…

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