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Burnley FC & Rapidz Celebrate a Successful Launch of Exclusive NFTs on the Binance Smartchain

Burnley Football Club and Rapidz, the Club's official Blockchain Partner, are thrilled to announce the triumphant launch of their exclusive NFT collection, "Burnley x Rapidz," hosted on the Binance Smartchain. This groundbreaking collaboration between one of England's storied football clubs and an innovative blockchain technology company has ignited excitement among football enthusiasts and the crypto community.


Left - Xavier Yew (CEO & Founder of Rapidz), Middle - Mr Alan Pace (Chairman of Burnley FC), Right - Panagiotis (Panos) Pavlakis (Head of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships of Rapidz)


As Rapidz not only serves as the Blockchain Partner but also the official fanzone partner of Burnley Football Club, the NFT launch that unfolded in the Rapidz Fanzone on the 7th of October, 2023, marked a pivotal moment at the intersection of sports, blockchain technology, and fan engagement. The Burnley x Rapidz NFT collection features three exclusive Players NFTs from Burnley's current Premier League team, accompanied by a unique digital illustration of Burnley's insignia. All of these elements have been meticulously crafted and are now immortalized as digital assets on the Binance Smartchain.


Left - outside the Rapidz Fanzone. with Xavier Yew (CEO & Founder of Rapidz) & Panagiotis (Panos) Pavlakis (Head of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships of Rapidz) / Right - Inside the Rapidz Fanzone


This historic NFT launch was marked by several highlights:

1. Unprecedented Fan Engagement: The Burnley x Rapidz NFT collection provided Burnley fans and collectors with an extraordinary opportunity to possess a piece of their cherished club's history. These digital assets serve as a bridge, seamlessly connecting the physical and digital worlds, offering fans an immersive experience like never before.



Xavier Yew (CEO & Founder of Rapidz) and Panaglotis (Panos) Paviakis (Head of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships of Rapidz) with the Burnley x Rapidz exclusive Players NFT winners.


2. Web 3.0 Integration: The Burnley x Rapidz NFT launch is a testament to how traditional industries can seamlessly adapt to the emerging web 3.0 landscape. Rapidz's pioneering approach to blockchain technology is reshaping the way businesses engage with fans and customers, paving the way for a more decentralized future.

"In the Burnley x Rapidz NFT collection, we see blockchain's transformative potential, revolutionizing fan engagement and collectibles. While we are in the process of bringing even more exciting Web3 activation events with Burnley FC, this is a great "proof of concept" in the Web3 space for us and we take immense pride in this historic partnership." - Panos, Head of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships at Rapidz

Marcus Mellor, Head of Commercial at Burnley FC, shared his enthusiasm, stating, "We had an absolute blast collaborating with our official Fanzone partner, Rapidz. In our ongoing effort to delight the devoted Burnley fans, we organized a unique pre-game activation known as the 'Rapidz Fast Lane.' This thrilling activation elevated the match day experience for fans and presented an opportunity for five fortunate supporters to get their hands on an exclusive Burnley NFT."

The Burnley x Rapidz NFT collection has set a new standard for the fusion of sports and blockchain technology, showcasing the potential for similar collaborations in the future. As the world continues to embrace the digital age, this partnership stands as a shining example of innovation and fan engagement in the 21st century.

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