Supporters’ federation has doubts about blockchain-based fan voting system

14 May 2019

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Photo: Getty Images “West Ham United’s presence on Socios.com’s state-of-the-art platform will further give us the ability to interact and get direct feedback in real-time from our global fanbase," said West Ham United’s commercial director Karim Virani when the club joined Socios.com.

Blockchain-based app will give some fans opportunity to vote on club decisions.

West Ham have joined PSG and Juventus on the platform.

Expert warns about blockchain hype.

Henrik Lønne loenne@offthepitch.com

Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and West Ham. By agreeing to a partnership with Socios.com, the Hammers is the latest club to join a small, but prominent group of clubs to have linked up with the new app for football fans, where, according to the provider, “you acquire voting rights to influence the clubs you love. Find your voice, get club rewards & compete for once-in-a-lifetime experiences."

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