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.
Expected to launch the platform in later 2018, Olyseum will test the network among fans throughout World Cup 2018 starting today.
The platform is going to be a universal platform for fans and idols to interact, building meaningful relationships and rewarding fan engagement through the use of cutting-edge blockchain technology. In 2016 Olyseum was the most downloaded sports app from the App Store in six countries.
Olyseum CEO Carlos Grenoir holds a masters degree in Information Security and Neuroscience, being specialised in security projects, research and development in AI, and intelligent social networks. Olyseum Chief Security Officer and Co-founder Kevin Mitnick is one of the most experienced security consultants in the world, who worked with a number of Fortune 500 companies as well as the FBI.
Olyseum CEO Carlos Grenoir said,
“For too long, there has been a disconnect between idols and their fans, limiting the quality of fan-idol engagement. Olyseum is here to bridge that gap, creating a social network that empowers the individual, and most importantly, rewards their participation. I’ve always been fascinated in the art of improving human relations, especially through harnessing the power of computers and technology. When Carles, Andrés, and Iván came to me with the shared problem of limited fan engagement, I felt compelled to deploy my knowledge and skills to help create a solution.”
Olyseum plans an incentive program powered by smart contracts for fans contributing to the community, rewarded in the form of exclusive merchandise, VIP tickets, and unique experiences with idols.
“The World Cup brings impassioned fans together from around the world, all speaking the same international language of football and we look forward to testing our network among the international football community in the coming weeks. The values of inclusion and collaboration are intrinsically linked to our platform, which will be underpinned by blockchain technology. We firmly believe that fans deserve to share the success of their idols, and now there is a platform that supports this vision. We are honored to be the enablers of dreams, bringing fans and idols closer together,” so Grenoir.