SIMBA Chain Announces NFT Marketplace Partnership with Belgian Football Club, Club Brugge
SOUTH FOLDING, Ind.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SIMBA chain, an on-chain independent API development platform, building bridges between Web2 and Web3 through its custom non-fungible token (NFT) marketplaces, announced the upcoming launch of a custom NFT marketplace in partnership with a club belgian soccer, Club Brugge. The marketplace, titled Club Moments, will be a destination for Club Brugge fans and ecosystem participants to buy, trade and collect digital highlights of key Club Brugge moments, creating a unique experience for the fans.
Founded in 2017, with the support of a grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, SIMBA Chain provides a revolutionary API interface that bridges Web2 and Web3 blockchain applications. SIMBA’s enterprise platform, which powers the Club Moments NFT marketplace, is simple to use and designed for user-friendly NFT purchases, flexible as it currently supports 15 blockchains, interoperable, secure and sustainably green.
As seen in the early adoption of NFTs by the sports community, digital ownership of a photo, video or moment in sports history has transformed fan culture and opened up the path for brand expansion alongside the rise of Web3 and DeFi technologies. Through its partnership with SIMBA, Club Brugge will position itself as a pioneer in the sports fandom revolution and prove to the mainstream community that blockchain adoption can be simple and accessible to everyone.
Rob van Es, Revenue Manager at SIMBA Chain, shares: “The most forward-thinking sports clubs and franchises, of which Bruges is a leader, are not only thinking about how NFTs shape digital art, but also how Web3 solutions can also improve the fan experience. , as well as business operations. As the leading interface for Web3 NFT solutions, SIMBA’s partnership with Bruges signals a major shift in the way sports commerce will be done. A whole digital world, filled with interactive fan moments, will now be available to Club Brugge fans.”
SIMBA’s enterprise platform makes integration easy for organizations looking to leverage blockchain technology through a unified API layer and enterprise tools platform for Web3 smart contracts. To introduce the metaverse effortlessly into the European football ecosystem, SIMBA will operate as Club Brugge’s one-stop-shop to build a web3-based, fan-centric world. From market backend blockchain technology to creative promotional efforts, SIMBA will be involved in all aspects of Club Brugge’s digital identity revolution.
“What will make Club Moments such a unique NFT Marketplace is the personality, usefulness and experience that Club Brugge and SIMBA will bring to every NFT available on the platform,” added Bob Madou, Commercial Director of Club Brugge. “Fans are always looking for that extra connection with players, whether through unique trading cards, limited-edition merchandise, exclusive tickets, or commemorative memorabilia. Thanks to our NFTs and thanks to the technology behind SIMBA’s Enterprise platform, the Bruges community can interact with the Club in a way never before possible.
Bryan Ritchie, CEO of SIMBA Chain, added: “SIMBA’s partnership with Club Brugge marks our company’s entry into the sporting arena. The potential business opportunities that are plausible with this partnership in place really illustrate how influential NFTs have become in our daily lives and how important it will be for other mainstream industries to join.”
Club Moments will be launched in the second quarter of 2022. For more information and updates on the partnership between SIMBA Chain and Club Brugge, please visit simbachain.com/club-brugge.
About SIMBA Channel:
Founded in 2017, SIMBA Chain is the dynamic “chainless” API platform on which to build decentralized, trustless Web 3.0 applications that interface with smart contracts. Born as a solution to manage secure messaging using blockchain for the US Department of Defense, SIMBA quickly recognized the importance of making decentralized technology and Web3 applications simple and accessible. Building blockchain solutions for enterprise, government, education, and NFT markets is just SIMBA’s first step in revolutionizing the adoption of emerging API and blockchain-based technologies. To learn more, visit simbachain.com.
About Club Brugge:
Club Brugge Koninklijke Voetbalvereniging, known simply as Club Brugge, is a Belgian professional football club based in Bruges, Belgium. They play and are the reigning champions of the Belgian First Division A, the top national league in Belgian football. To learn more, visit clubbrugge.be/en.