An innovative sports-based blockchain built on Ankr’s reliable, secure and speedy infrastructure

Ankr — a leading Web3 infrastructure provider — has played a crucial role in developing the new Chiliz blockchain. Chiliz, the global blockchain technology business for the Web3 sports and entertainment industries; creators of fan tokens and the fan engagement and rewards app, selected Ankr for its unique combination of cloud-native and blockchain-native capabilities, making it the perfect infrastructure provider for the development of this cutting-edge blockchain.

From devnet to mainnet, Ankr has been a trusted partner of Chiliz, providing support and guidance throughout the development process. The company played an important role in the auditing and bug-fixing phase, ensuring the highest standards of security and reliability for the new Chiliz chain. With Ankr’s expertise and experience, Chiliz has the opportunity to grow and scale quickly, making it a major player in the Web3 sports space.

 “Chiliz and Ankr’s partnership has been crucial in creating the new Chiliz blockchain. Ankr’s reliable, secure, and speedy infrastructure has allowed Chiliz to bring to life a cutting-edge ecosystem that we trust will be a game-changer for sports and entertainment brands looking to unlock the multiple opportunities of Web3. Ankr’s expertise and innovative access control has been key in this process. We are proud to have Ankr as a trusted partner and look forward to continued success.” — Thibaut Pelletier, chief technology officer of Chiliz.

“At Ankr, we understand the critical role that reliable, scalable and secure infrastructure plays in the success of blockchain projects. We are proud to have provided Chiliz with the unique combination of cloud-native and blockchain-native capabilities and our expertise in auditing and bug-fixing to help bring their cutting-edge ecosystem to life. With the development of the new Chiliz blockchain, we are excited to be part of the journey toward unlocking the full potential of Web3 for the sports and entertainment industries, and we look forward to continued collaboration with Chiliz to enable more compelling use cases and growth opportunities.” — Chandler Song, CEO of Ankr.

The new Chiliz blockchain, built on Ankr’s sidechain technology, is fully compatible with the Ethereum Virtual Machine and provides an innovative access control and IP protection mechanism. This feature enables developers to create their own nonfungible tokens (NFTs), tokens, or business logic on Chiliz’s platform while ensuring the security of their intellectual property.

Ankr’s cloud-native and blockchain-native approach provide the new Chiliz chain with the reliability, scalability and environmental friendliness that users demand. With its focus on exciting use cases such as play-to-earn games, NFTs and real-life sports events, the blockchain has the potential to be a catalyst for the growth of Web3 sports fandom.

In conclusion, Ankr has played a vital role in developing the new Chiliz chain, providing the reliable and secure infrastructure needed to bring this revolutionary sports-based blockchain to life. With its innovative features and focus on exciting use cases, the new Chiliz chain is set to be a major player in the Web3 sports space, and Ankr will continue to be a critical part of its success.


Founded in 2018, Chiliz is the global blockchain technology business for the Web3 sports and entertainment industry and the creator of fan tokens and the fan engagement and rewards app. Fan tokens are fungible, scalable utility tokens that allow sports teams to connect with and reward their global fanbases on In late 2022, Chiliz announced the launch of, a new, end-to-end memorabilia authentication service for sports and entertainment, delivering storage, NFC and NFT authentication, redemption and resale. Chiliz will soon open its ecosystem to a wider audience with its launch of the Chiliz blockchain. The Chiliz blockchain will lead to greater adoption of blockchain tech across sports and entertainment, with brands invited to build fan tokens, NFTs and other digital assets, with all fees paid in its native token, Chiliz (CHZ). Chiliz has over 300 employees and regional headquarters in Miami, Madrid, Malta, London, Istanbul, Milan, Sao Paulo and Switzerland.

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About Ankr

Ankr is building the future of decentralized Web3 infrastructure, servicing dozens of proof-of-stake chains with an industry-leading global node delivery system and RPC aggregator. Ankr currently serves over 2 trillion transactions a year across Web3 and is the leading infrastructure provider for BNB Smart Chain, Fantom, and Polygon as of 2023. Ankr also offers a full set of developer tools, including the liquid staking SDK, Web3 gaming SDK and appchains-as-a-service, that empower decentralized application developers to build Web3 apps quickly and easily.

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