Tech Stack: Web3, 5G and more

Featured image credit: AS Monaco

Featured image credit: AS Monaco

French Ligue 1 football club AS Monaco has entered into a partnership with Web3 consulting agency Rarecubes.

As part of the deal, which will run until the end of the 2024-25 season, Rarecubes will support Monaco in the development of a “unique and innovative” digital platform.

The virtual universe will be accessible to all fans and will be powered by blockchain technology. Monaco supporters will have access to new opportunities for engagement and interaction with the club to enjoy new experiences and obtain new types of digital items.

Thibaut Chatelard, chief marketing and revenue officer at Monaco, said: “We are closely following the world of Web3 and blockchain, which is constantly evolving at a very fast pace.

“Rarecubes is a reference in this field and shares, like us, the ambition to be at the forefront of innovation and new technologies. It therefore makes sense to move forward together on this path and we look forward to this collaboration.”

SaskTel has announced plans to roll out its 5G network at Mosaic Stadium, home of Canadian Football League team the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The network, which is set to be fully operational in time for the 2023 season, will allow SaskTel customers to connect faster than before without having to leave their seat.

The upgrades at Mosaic Stadium also include extended 5G coverage for Confederation Park, as well as significant capacity and technology enhancements for SaskTel’s selectWi-Fi and 4G LTE wireless networks.

Coors Field, home of Major League Baseball team the Colorado Rockies, has become the first sports venue to implement Amazon One’s new age-verification technology.

Amazon One, a free contactless service, allows customers to use the palm of their hand to pay, enter or identify themselves. Fans at Coors Field can prove their eligibility to purchase alcohol in just a few seconds by using the technology.

Read our story from earlier this week for full details.

Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A football club São Paulo has entered into a partnership with Crypto Blockchain Industries (CBI) to create a metaverse experience custom-built for the team.

The world will sit within the ‘Football at AlphaVerse’ universe and will include audiovisual content, mini-games and community experiences. Click here for the full story.