FAQ

What is blocksport.io?

Blocksport is a Swiss sports-tech that provides innovative technology for the sports industry. We are building the bridge between Club, Fans and Sponsors with innovative technology solutions. Blocksport aims to digitize the sports industry with easy to use solutions that can be implemented in less no time and no effort by sports clubs and teams.

What is this app solution about?

Blocksport’s white-label mobile app combines information, gamification, communication, consumption and rewarding in one social sports platform. It enables traditional Sports clubs and Esport teams to connect with fans in a global community, provides access to a gamified and loyalty- based shopping world that returns cash-backs and integrate sponsors for better brand placement. The combination of features let fans get everything out of one solution, whenever they want and whatever they want.

What makes the app to so special?

It provides you with all you need from one single source - instant, personalized and when you want. It was never easier to interact with your favorite club and with other fans. This app is made to create a social sport platform that adds value to the community and to you.

How do I sign-up and register?

The sign-up process can be easily done via your existing social media account on Facebook or your Gmail account. You just have to click through the easy onboarding process where you grant the app access to pull your data from the social media accounts. Alternatively, you can sign up manually by providing your email address to us. If you are an iPhone user, you also have the ability to register using Apple ID. In a later stage, you will be able to sign up with your Twitter or Discord account too.

What are the key features?

News

The app is daily fed with the latest news from important sport news sides that provide relevant information about your favorite club. You can check out the news within a slide show of articles on the “Home” screen. In a later stage, you can bookmark articles to read later and like articles created by other fans.

Results, Fixings, Leagues tables, Player statistics

The app latest results, match fixings as well as current league standings across all relevant competitions, leagues and tournaments. Follow live games in the live ticker or watch them via the direct access on Twitch. Also, check out your favourite player’s statistics and scorer points.

Social Media Wall

The social media wall is a feature that aggregates all relevant information and posts about your favorite club from the major social media like Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook. In a later stage, fans will be able to post stories directly on the social media wall within the app. The social media wall supports influencers and important fans with additional visibility.

Fan Chat

With our integrated fan messenger, you can get directly in touch with other fans or organized yourself in moderated group chats. The messenger is designed to strengthen fans communication and better understand fan needs.

Fan Games (Social betting and betting)

Compete with all other fans in global fan games that are packaged in so-called fan missions. After you have completed a mission you will be rewarded with a “money can’t buy” benefit and loyalty points that will be automatically added to your account. The more points you have earned the higher you are going to be ranked in the official fan ranking. Also, after you have completed the mission, you will receive a new fan status as you have made it to the next fan level.

Current fan games are social betting (game prediction), betting (depending on your jurisdiction), and fan votes. Some mission will have special tasks we are you will be asked to increase the likes and post on social media or need to prove your fan relationship by equipping yourself with the latest fan jersey.

Fan Voting

The app has a feature that allows fans to participate in club related polls - transparent and secure. The voting system is blockchain-based and is designed to ensure that vote can’t be manipulated. The Fan-level-system governs the voting eligibility. All fans are eligible to vote and share their valuable opinion in binding. Also, if you have passed level 1 your participation in the fan voting is rewarded with loyalty points as your opinion matters. Votes are communicated in advance. They could be related to next season’s jersey, the MVP of the game, months, year, etc.

Shopping World

Within an integrated global shopping world of more than 3000 online shops, you can reward your loyalty with exclusive discounts and special offers. Affiliate provisions ensure that the retailer will financially contribute to your favorite club at each purchase within the ecosystem. The app will transparently show you how much you have contributed to your club and how much you have saved due to your fan journey on the app. Moreover, you can directly access the merchandise shop as well as special offers from the club’s sponsors. Together with our shopping world partner Rewardo, we try to ensure an innovative shopping experience.

Loyalty Rewards/Points

There are several games and missions that a fan can complete during his fan journey. The cool thing is that once a task or a mission is completed, the fan is rewarded with points. This is also the case if you purchase any items via the app. You will get transparently rewarded with Loyalty points so that you can climb up the fan ranking.

Digital Collectibles

We are introducing a new way of collectible cards - a digital non-fungible tokens. These cards are limited in existence and do have different values. You can collect and store them within your personal wallet. In a later stage, you can trade and swap these digital collectibles with other fans around the world. Collect the player cards and earn money.

Live Broadcasting (Twitch)

You can watch all the relevant games on your mobile device wherever you are. Our direct connection to the streaming platform Twitch ensures that you can follow the games anytime.

Menu

The quick access to menu is available via your profile avatar on the top right provides you direct way to the most valuable and needed tools.

Personal Profile

You are going to have your own personal profile which provides you an overview of all your achievements, collected loyalty points and the current fan ranking. Through your profile you can manage your personal data, access the different missions, and manage your digital collectibles as well as “money can’t buy experiences”.

Who can send me messages in the chat?

Basically, any fan who would like to know you, can get in touch with you via the global fan ranking list. In the same way you can send private messages to other fans within the app. Don’t be surprised if one of the players is directly contacting you in the fan chat.

What type of decisions will I get to vote on?

The subject of the polls is determined by the clubs, but the possibilities are endless depending on how much fan input the clubs seek. You could decide on a kit design, who wins “man of the match”, match locations for the summer tour, club crest and much more.

How do I vote?

You are able to easily enter the voting on the “Home” screen or through the main menu on the right when you click on “Fan Zone”. It will show you all previous and current polls. Once you have voted, you can see the overall results of this poll.

Is it secure?

Blockchain allows fans to share valuable data in a secure, tamper-proof way. Distributed ledger technologies such as blockchain store data using sophisticated maths and innovative software rules that are extremely difficult for attackers to manipulate. Added to that, by using a ledger of information that is distributed across a peer-to-peer network, blockchain ensures the security and integrity of data by not having a single point of failure.

Why do I have to disclose my age?

As we are providing different services to you - some of them solely available to 18+ year old users.

What if I am under 18 years?

Don’t worry, you can still use the app and participate in Fan games and take your place in the fan ranking. However, we are not allowed to show you betting commercials or betting odds inside the app.

Can I place bets directly in the app?

Yes, technically you can. Inside the app, you will see current odds presented by our betting partner. You can place any bets after you have completed the identification process. Again, whenever you place a bet through the app, your favorite club benefits with provisions.

Who can follow me?

In a later stage, any fan who likes you or believes you are valuable to him will be able to follow you. You will have a possibility to create a personal profile such as Facebook or Instagram. The more followers you generate, the more important your opinion might be to other fans and the club itself. So, show us your influencer skills.

Is there an overview that shows the actions to be completed in order to earn points?

Yes, there is. If you go to your personal profile and swipe to the right, you will see a transparent overview of all actions that bring you points.

Do I get points if I invite friends to the app?

Yes, but in a later stage. You will be rewarded with loyalty points for inviting your friends. If you have on-boarded a certain amount of additional fans, you will get rewarded with a special trophy.

How can I see all actual team players?

If you enter the menu on the right-hand side, you can access the overview of all teams and players under “Team”. If you click on one player card, you can review all relevant statistics.

How can I check the results of past games and upcoming games?

You can easily access them on the “Home” screen under the news section. If you swipe left to right you can see past games and upcoming match fixtures. If you click on one game, you will be taken to the detailed match statistics or to the (social) betting game.

What should I do to increase my rank?

Play. Play. Play. and Win. The more you engage yourself in fan games and missions, the more you use the app for your daily life, the more points you collect to increase your personal fan rank.

Can I use multiple accounts on my device?

No, you can't. The app is designed to provide you with one account. We will verify your identity and our security system ensure that no one can’t open fake accounts.

Can I use my account on multiple devices?

In theory, you can. In practice it is cumbersome. You will need to log in with your back-up phrases anytime you use an account from another phone. The app is designed to be severed in a single device setup.