What is the blockchain?
During its first twenty-five years of history, the Internet has shown its many opportunities, but it has also highlighted risks, criticalities and limits that must be resolved and overcome.
Blockchain is therefore a candidate to be a "New Internet", based on values such as sharing, trust, community, participation.
To guarantee the transactions and decentralization of the system, there are some participants in the Blockchain, called Nodes, who control and approve all transactions giving rise to a network that shares on each node the entire archive of the blockchain (with all blocks and all transactions).
The scenario Blockchain is breaking into
The times when Jane Fonda's videotapes revolutionised the world of fitness for the first time are long gone: between 1982 and 1985, basically 3 centuries ago since the new digital era, well before the Internet and social media, in a period still dominated by TV, her tapes sold more than more than 17 million copies worldwide.
In many countries of the world, gyms are starting to lose members and more personal trainers are offering services that can be purchased online and used anywhere and at any time.
But what changes between the opportunity to sell your services online, as is already happening, and do it instead through platforms based on Blockchain?
Keep Fit with Blockchain
The Internet has only been the initial spark of a change that must come to fruition, and this could happen precisely through Blockchain.
In a nutshell, if today's coaches are bound to a physical gym or a virtual space (the platform for the provision of their online services) to pay a fee or pay back part of the revenue, the public Blockchain could offer each of them a free space, almost free of charge and independently manageable.
Furthermore, a crypto currency linked to the world of fitness could also represent a valid incentive to well-being and physical fitness, by redistributing its value within the circuit in function, not only of the mere volume of purchases or services provided, but also on the basis of the social value within each service.
Blockchain applied to sport, here's what will change
The great strength of competition, which feeds sport and keeps it alive, will find a new and powerful push in the new paradigm of coopetion, sharing and trust, a currency of exchange, which is increasingly appreciated.