In episode 12 of the CoinGeek Weekly Livestream, Kurt Wuckert Jr. talked to Mike Glijer of the Zetly All in One Platform. This episode was streamed from the South Florida Bitcoin Citadel and covered how the Zetly platform can help sports clubs engage fans on the BSV blockchain. Check it out via the video link below.
Introducing Mike Glijer
Glijer is the founder and CEO of the Zetly All in One Platform. His co-founder introduced him to Bitcoin about five years back when he explained he had free electricity and the two should mine some.
After becoming fascinated with Bitcoin, he read books, took online courses, and learned all he could about it. “I’m the kind of guy who likes to create,” Glijer says. This is how he came up with the idea for the engagement platform he co-founded.
What’s Glijer’s background? He’s been an entrepreneur for 20 years, running an agency in Poland. He’s also a climber and used to be a basketball player at a professional level, giving him a solid background in sports.
The Zetly All-in-One Platform
The Zetly All-in-One Platform is designed to enable teams to engage with their fans better. “Teams only have one product—the one they can sell during the game,” Glijer says, and he intends to change that with this platform. This will allow them to generate new revenue streams and keep fans interested at the same time.
Wuckert wants to know how sports teams can do better and how they might use this platform. Glijer says they can generate fan tokens, offer digital collectibles such as playing cards, and allow athletes to crowdfund from fans. Much of this will be funded by the platform’s native token ZET.
Where does BSV come into play in all of this? The team initially looked at Polygon but realized NFTs aren’t actually on the blockchain. They eventually learned about BSV’s speed, scalability, and capabilities, so they decided to move to the original Bitcoin. Glijer emphasizes that they aren’t building for ‘crypto’ people, but they’re building for sports fans who are blockchain agnostic, so moving to BSV was no issue for them.
On a side note, Glijer says blockchain technology is a huge thing in Poland’s highly technical population right now. He sees massive potential for the country and believes that with the right blockchain education, many great businesses can come out of the country.
A private sale of the Zetly token is currently ongoing, and the team is preparing for the pre-sale. At the end of June, they plan to launch on several launchpads, six of which are already confirmed. After this, the Zetly token will be listed on an exchange. All of this is FCA approved in the United Kingdom.
While you can’t get ZET tokens right now, Glijer says you can subscribe to their various channels for the latest information and updates.
What about the involvement of clubs? Right now, they’re talking to several. They’re also talking to Transmira about developing digital twins of stadiums, with some big announcements coming soon. There’s still a lot of education needed here to show clubs why things like digital twins can benefit them, Glijer says. He also thinks eastern European clubs are way behind their western counterparts regarding all of this.
How did Glijer and the team connect with Robert Rice and Transmira? They met at the BSV Global Blockchain Convention in Dubai, Glijer tells the audience. They’re also working with Haste on a pilot program involving play-to-earn games branded for different clubs.
What are the most popular sports leagues on Zetly? Glijer says they want to be the platform for everybody. They realized many clubs in eastern Europe don’t necessarily have the funds to issue things like fan tokens, so they wanted to make an all-in-one platform to make it all affordable. As for sports, they want it to include everything from football to volleyball to more obscure sports.
Thinking out loud, Wuckert sees an opportunity for college-level athletes, who can’t legally be paid directly, to earn from platforms like this. Glijer says that as long as it’s legal, which may require parental involvement, all kinds of things are possible.
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