The alliance between The Colombian Swimming Federation and LEVERADE will give the opportunity to deliver awards in NFT format.
The Colombian Swimming Federation (Spanish acronym FECNA) became the first institution in the field to deliver digital trophies and medals to athletes and clubs in Latin America. An alliance between FECNA and LEVERADE was announced on August 1, which will deliver these awards in digital format, using blockchain technology and non fungible tokens (NFT).
The LEVERADE platform based in Murcia, Spain has already announced other such alliances both in Spain and in other countries. On its Twitter social network profile, it communicates that it has awarded NFT trophies and medals in sports such as water polo, tennis, soccer, handball, among others. In March 2022, the Spanish Surfing Federation awarded NFT trophies, as did the Spanish Handball Association (ASOBAL) in June 2022.
The first tournament in which the FECNA will award NFT trophies will be at the National Interleague Diving Championship, which takes place August 17-21 this year. Then, medals and digital trophies will be awarded to athletes at the National Water Polo League, which will be played from the 25th to the 28th of the same month. In the press release, the company highlights this major step towards innovation.
«The agreement lies not only in the use of blockchain technology, but also in the implementation of LEVERADE’s management software for sports entities. In this way, FECNA will be able to manage: athletes, ranking, sports history, event results, mobile application, membership management and validation, club and league management, database, championship management, referee/judging management, comprehensive economic control, among others, all in one place.»
The blockchain chosen by LEVERADE and FECNA is Avalanche (AVAX), due to its high efficiency, low fees and great speed in transactions. Ricardo Vázquez Gutiérrez, Leader for Latin America at Avalanche, highlights how the relationship between sports and cryptocurrencies will continue to grow and be important for the development of this technology.
His vision is of a world where technology allows athletes and sports entities to maximize the return they get for living their passion, striving to achieve their dreams and competing with maximum effort for years to come.
LEVERADE Real play is the platform of reference in integrated management of federations and competitions. As an ecosystem, LEVERADE offers infrastructure for the collection, standardization, storage, analysis and distribution of sports data, tools to maximize operational efficiency: registrations, licenses, competitions, calendars, referees, payments; applications to create communities around sports entities and technology to create new revenue channels leveraging the data generated by organizers, clubs, athletes and fans.