One live-streaming platform that allows people to become color commentators recently announced that the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) has acquired a minority stake in the company in order to power live, interactive video content for the fans.
The partnership will allow the active and former NFL players to use SportsCastr and provide live commentary across a range of professional as well as collegiate sports.
It all began in June for SportsCastr, when the startup announced FanChain as their own cryptocurrency developed for the multi-billion dollar sports industry. As such, FanChain allows SportsCastr users to earn tokens for participating on the platform. The tokens can be then used to unlock premium NFL player content (back-stage access etc.) as well as purchase sports tickets, merchandise and send virtual gifts to NFL players.
This will make SportsCastr an official licensee of the NFLPA in the mobile apps category and a web platform that is official and backed from the association to discuss a variety of sports topics, video streams, and chats.
Designed to give innovative early-stage companies the opportunity to make most of the NFLPA group player rights, SportsCastr with this becomes the eight active NFLPA partner secured through the OneTeamCollective licensure.
The Senior Manager of Business Development for NFL Players Inc., Ricky Medina, recently gave his thoughts on the partnership, stating:
“Athletes constantly explore ways to build their personal brands and creatively connect with their fans, and SportsCastr’s live-stream capabilities align perfectly with these goals. We look forward to working with the team at SportsCastr to deliver an exciting new way for fans to engage with their favorite athletes while watching the sports they love.”
From all of this, it is safe to say that another massive sports industry (NFL) is moving towards embracing the blockchain technology and all that it has to offer.
Telecom Giant AT&T Interested In A Blockchain-Based Social Media ‘Mapping’ System
“The social media history map platforms described herein may take advantage of the immutable and permanent nature of blockchain records to store, and provide access to, data representing online transactions that occur on multiple social media applications.”According to the filing, content creators would keep the ownership of their data on the "mapping" platform:
“However, instead of passing ownership of blocks or data between users, a social media account owner maintains primary ownership of his or her online transaction data. What passes from the social media account owner to other users of the social media history map service, such as followers of the social media account owner, is a notion of elevated visibility rights.”This is just one more patent application in the series that were submitted by companies such as Xerox, American Express, IBM and others - and a new milestone for AT&T overlooking its expansion in the field of blockchain.
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“This week, the 24-hour transaction number for Dapps reached 1.04M, a 48% increase compared with last week; the 24-hour trading volume hit 640M TRX, an 151% increase compared with last week. We have seen significant increases in both indexes […]”One of the most interesting projects built on Tron is Seedit which is a decentralized platform that lets users contribute funds to the content creators that they most appreciate. Project Atlas is also a well-known project which incentivizes people to seed content on the BitTorrent protocol, which was acquired by Tron back in July this year.
LinkedIn’s Largest Growing Job Sector Is Blockchain Development
“It’s no surprise that we’re seeing an explosion of machine learning roles and continuing growth of data science roles. In fact, we started to see glimmers of this in last year’s report; however, both fields are starting to see more specialized roles emerge. It also may not shock you that Blockchain Developer is topping the list following this year’s surge in interest around blockchain and cryptocurrency.”The great news for all of the people interested in a career in this sector is that there are plenty of universities now that adopt blockchain-related courses which help to boost the blockchain expertise in the following years.
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