Cristiano Ronaldo wins first trophy issued on blockchain

Charlie Taylor

Much-talked about football player Cristiano Ronaldo last year was the first winner of Alipay's Top Scorer Award Gold Trophy in the UEFA Euro competition.To reward and recognize the performance of the players with the best scores during the tournament, AntChain launched the Blockchain Best Scorer Trophy, whose digital records of the top scorers of UEFA EURO 2020 will be preserved at UEFA headquarters.With five goals, the Portuguese striker received the first trophy awarded under the partnership of the blockchain company. As such, the trophy represents an important milestone for the entire blockchain industry, as on the eve of the competition, UEFA and AntChain (owned by Alipay) announced a five-year global partnership. As part of the partnership, the two companies will explore the use of blockchain to accelerate the digital transformation of the football industry and improve the experiences of fans around the world, and make AntChain an official global partner of UEFA Euro 2020. AntChain is the company that develops the leading technology brand of the Ant Group, Alibaba's technology arm. Ant Group is also the company behind AliPay, one of China's largest payment services and a partner of UEFA, and has also designed the UEFA Euro 2020 Top Scorer trophies. During the tournament, AliPay launched a campaign through UEFA Euro 2020 Dream Tour, which allows authenticated users to earn points by engaging in various fan activities (mostly young football fans in China). The program, powered by AntChain's core technology, will allow the top 1,600 users to receive gold, silver and bronze digital trophies. AliPay has also launched a “Best Goalscorer on Campus” advocacy program dedicated to supporting football development American on campus in China, and will be handing out awards with the same design as the UEFA Euro 2020 Top Scorer Alipay Gold Trophy to the best young players in university football tournaments across China. Last month, AliPay also launched a series of NFTs on AntChain, further strengthening the company's focus on bringing blockchain technology to the general public.Read More:Digitiva launches 1st NFT by a Brazilian rock band, Charlie Brown Jr. Cuba's problem is not the dollar, nor Bitcoin is the Cuban regimeAmerican inflation hits 5.4% in biggest monthly increase since 2008Buy Bitcoin at Coinext
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