The decentralized sports investment ecosystem now enables prospective athletes to get funds necessary for their athletic success.
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SportyCo, the decentralized sports investment ecosystem, has launched the beta version of their platform. The SportyCo platform now enables prospective athletes to receive donations from fans and supporters. The release version of the platform, expected end of March, will also enable small investors to invest into prospective athletes for a percentage of their future earnings.
The launch of the beta version comes less than three months after the successful conclusion of the token crowdsale, in which approximately 70 million non-mineable SPF tokens were released to crowdsale participants, ambassadors and the SportyCo team (team tokens are vested for a period of one year). The project is supported by several sports heavyweights, like football superstars Ronaldinho and Roberto Carlos, former NBA center and Cleveland Cavaliers scout Primož Brezec, and ski jumper Noriaki Kasai. SportyCo is also advised by notable names from the world of cryptocurrencies, including Charlie Shrem, Phillip Nunn and Robby Schwertner, among others.
SportyCo platform – in its beta incarnation – launched with three up and coming athletes collecting donations for furthering their respective careers. Diego Silvio Franzot, a 17 years old football player from Italy, is currently studying and playing at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, USA. Gasper Kemperle is an up and coming Slovenian skier, whose achievements include 3rd place at the FIS U18 Championship. Jaka Gorjan is, at 11 years old, one of the biggest talents of motorcycle racing, with plans to win an Italian and European championship this year.
The three athletes will be joined by others during the testing period, while the final release of the platform in March will open it to all prospective athletes. The investment module, which will also be released in March, will enable small sports investors to not only donate, but also invest into prospective athletes via long-term smart contracts.
SportyCo believes that every promising athlete deserves the opportunity to pursue a professional career and every small investor should be able to back an athlete he believes in. Therefore, it’s on a mission to open up the $1.3 trillion sports industry to small investors, democratizing sports investment and opening a new chapter in the sports industry.