New England Patriots ink sponsorship deal with crypto firm Chain

Quick Take

  • Crypto firm Chain, which builds cryptographic ledgers and cloud infrastructure, will be the New England Patriots’ new “official blockchain and web3 sponsor.”
  • The multi-year deal also includes soccer team New England Revolution, Gillette Stadium and  Patriot Place, a nearby shopping center.

Crypto firm Chain signed a multi-year deal to be an official blockchain and web3 sponsor for the New England Patriots football team.

The company also will sponsor soccer team New England Revolution, Gillette Stadium and the nearby center Patriot Place, it said in a statement Thursday.

"The Patriots and Revolution, along with our tech partners, have always strived to be leaders in innovation," said Murray Kohl, vice president of sales for Kraft Sports + Entertainment, which has partnered with Chain on the deal. "We’ll look to innovate that same way with web3. Our fans will be able to connect with the Patriots and Revolution in ways never before possible."

Specifically, Chain will help Gillette Stadium build "compelling, one-of-a-kind experiences into this new world," it said.

The blockchain-based company builds cryptographic ledgers and cloud infrastructure, having raised more than $40 million from backers like Citigroup, Capital One and Visa, according to its website.

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