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Alexandre Dreyfus

Chiliz / Socios.com

Founder and CEO of Chiliz and Socios.com

Description
Alex is a serial web entrepreneur with more than 25 years experience in the digital space, building and developing tech businesses. In the late 1990s, he pioneered Webcity, the web-based interactive tourism guide, before completing a buyout with retail giant Carrefour, and later merging with a competitor service and selling to Yelp. After co-founding Winamax (the largest French online poker room) and Chilipoker in 2006, the underpinning technology platform was sold to Bally Technologies (now Scientific Games). In 2012, he formed Mediarex Sports & Entertainment, and in 2013 acquired the Global Poker Index (live Poker’s leading ranking authority) as well as The Hendon Mob (the largest live poker database in the world). As part of the Mediarex group, Chiliz was formed in 2018, when the official whitepaper was published, outlining a vision to create the $CHZ cryptocurrency and a blockchain-based fan engagement and rewards platform for sports fans. By mid 2018, $66 million had been raised through private placement and Socios.com, the world’s first fan voting and rewards platform for football and sports clubs was born shortly afterwards. Socios.com generated over $260M in revenues for sports teams in 2021 through Fan Tokens, digital assets that provide holders with access to voting rights and a range of other benefits. To date over 120 major sporting organisations have partnered with Socios.com. Chiliz will open their ecosystem to a far wider audience in 2022 with the launch of Chiliz Chain 2.0 (CC2). CC2 will lead to greater adoption of blockchain tech across sports and entertainment with brands invited to build Fan Tokens, NFTs and other digital assets with all fees paid in Chiliz native token $CHZ. Chiliz has grown into a multinational company employing over 250 staff and now has regional headquarters in Buenos Aires, Istanbul, London, Madrid, São Paulo and Seoul. In 2022 the company will open its first offices in Italy and the US. $CHZ is available on all of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges. For more information visit www.chiliz.com.
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