Fixed Currency

USD

Floating Currencies

BTC, BCH, QASH, ETH

About FANCHAIN (FANZ)

SportsCastr, backed by sports legends and powerhouses including NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern, NFL Tight End Vernon Davis, NCAA Coach Jim Boeheim and more, is releasing its FanChain cryptocurrency and decentralized sports entertainment ecosystem to meet the unique needs of the global sports market. The FanChain token is ERC20-compliant while harnessing ERC-721-style characteristics. This innovation allows team-affinity to be embedded within individual tokens when used within the FanChain ecosystem, while maintaining its fungibility within the broader cryptocurrency landscape. SportsCastr is the first platform to support FanChain, but its decentralized architecture allows for third-parties (such as teams, leagues and sports-media) to join and grow the FanChain ecosystem.

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Team

Kevin April
CEO

April co-founded SportsBlog.com where he worked with the NBA, WNBA, Retired NBA Players Associations & NFL Player Engagement. He spearheaded the first Players-Only app for the NBPA and other Players Associations.

Peter Azoulas
CTO

Azuolas co-founded SportsBlog.com with Kevin and was the interim CTO for SOTL, official NFL Players licensee. Prior to that, he founded Mining Monitor, one of the first multi-miner monitoring platform for Bitcoin miners.

Andrew Schupak
CFO

Schupak was a partner at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, where he was Head of the Financial Sponsors Group, among others. He was awarded the “Deal of the Year” Award for the recapitalization of the Spirits of St. Louis Basketball Club.

Drew McCalla
LEAD iOS DEVELOPER

McCalla is a Penn State University grad who has been coding for nearly 10 years. He most recently worked at Johnson & Johnson and focuses on enterprise-grade code, emerging technology and usability.

Dakota Berg
LEAD DESIGNER

Berg is a multidisciplinary designer that has won multiple awards for his iconic branding, illustration and UI work. He has worked with brands of all sizes and various top design agencies including BHW1 and Klündt Hosmer.

Nick Schupak
VP COMMUNITY

Schupak graduated from Syracuse University and has been focused on building online and passion-based communities for nearly 10 years — both as an entrepreneur and as the manager of New York City based venues.

Brian Silston
DATA SCIENTIST

Silston is a PhD candidate in Neuroscience & Psychology at Columbia University. He holds Masters degrees in Neuroscience and Education, and has 20 years of experience in finance, consulting, and investing.

Manny Gillis
VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Gillis is Vice President, Business Development at SportsCastr in partnership with IdeaQuest. He previously held the position of Principal and Head of Business Development at FAO Cafe, and was Vice President of Viral Nation, Inc, a platform that uses proprietary software to connect influencers and brands.

Susan Sansone
CONTROLLER

Sansone has been Controller and Financial Analyst for nearly four decades. She is VP and controller at SGI MB and was Executive Assistant to the Chairman of Horn & Hardart Learn2.com.

Krissy Griarte
OFFICE MANAGER

Griarte holds a BA in Healthcare Technology and is trained as a front-end developer and social media specialist. She has held several administrative positions during her 5+ years at UNC Health Care, one of North Carolina’s largest healthcare facility networks.

Talia Bargil-Bloom
PLAYER LIAISON & COMMUNICATIONS

Talia was VP of Player Engagement at SportsBlog where she worked under SportsCastr CEO Kevin April and was the Director of Communications at the National Basketball Retired Players Association. She is the president of WriteNow, a full-service writing and public relations with clients that span the sports, lifestyle and entertainment industries, including the Miami Heat, NBA Players Association, Excel Sports Management, among others.

John Alexander
MOTION BROADCAST DESIGNER

Alexander has been an established and accomplished 3D motion graphics for nearly 20 years. He has animated graphics for television and film, for such entities as FOX Sports, ESPN, Warner Bros. 20th Century Fox, Mirimax, the History Channel and many more.

Advisors

David Stern
NBA COMMISSIONER EMERITUS

Stern is credited for building the NBA into what it is today and was inducted in the Naismith and FIBA Halls of Fame. He is a Senior Advisor at Greycroft Venture Capital and is on the Board of Trustees at Columbia University.

Steve Smith
NBA TV SPORTSCASTER

Smith played for 14 years in the NBA and is currently a basketball analyst for Turner Sports on NBA TV. He is a Naismith Hall of Fame Trustee and was inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame for his charitable pursuits.

Vernon Davis
NFL PLAYER & ENTREPRENEUR

Davis has played in the NFL for 12 years and is currently a TE for the Washington Redskins. In addition to being an athlete, actor and entrepreneur, he is a brand ambassador for leading companies including Old Spice, Levi’s and MuscleTech.

Chuck Baker
CO-CHAIR, SPORTS INDUSTRY GROUP, O'MELVENY & MEYERS

Baker is an award-winning sports lawyer who has represented buyers and sellers of NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and MLS teams. He has been listed as leader in his field by the Sports Business Journal and other industry publications.

Jim Boeheim
HEAD COACH, SYRACUSE

Boeheim is a legendary coach who has guided Syracuse to 9 Season Championships. He has served as Assistant Coach in the Olympics, FIBA and more. He also served as Chairman of USA Basketball and founded the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation.

Eric Bechtel
PRESIDENT, IDEAQUEST

Bechtel is the co-founder and president of IdeaQuest. IdeaQuest is a global sports marketing agency that works with some of the largest brands and athletes, including Shaquille O’Neal, Dale Earnhardt Jr and Kevin Durant (On behalf of America Family Insurance), Heineken USA, WWE, Bellator, and many more. They recently spearheaded a 9-Figure naming rights deal with Johnsons Control and The Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Dan Moran
VENTURE CAPITALIST

Moran is currently the Managing Director of XATM, a blockchain ATM kiosk solution, and Managing Director of Xnumia, a Fintech and KYC digital banking platform. He is also the co-founder of Hospitals Without Borders and a SportsCastr investor and founding advisor.

FANZ ICO is not available to the residents of:

Japan (日本), United States