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Men’s World Cup Predictions: 2022

Men’s World Cup Predictions: 2022

The firm FiveThirtyEight has published predictions of World Cup winners since the 2014 events.  In the interest of full transparency they publish their methodology along with their ratings for the upcoming event.   They have developed a Soccer Power Index (SPI) as a formula for publishing their ratings and calculating probabilities.   The summary of the predictions […]

Marina Ovsyannikova: Russian propagandist or opposition figure?

Marina Ovsyannikova: Russian propagandist or opposition figure?

A screengrab of a woman appearing on the main news programme of Russian state-run Channel One with a poster saying “No war” had overflown both social and mainstream media. The story became an international sensation; however, concerns were raised about the credibility of Marina Ovsyannikova – is it a case of a propagandist turning into […]

DataVault & Sports-ISAO Working Together

DataVault & Sports-ISAO Working Together

Today’s press release from our partner DataVault brings the discussion about college athletics and Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) rights into full focus. Colleges and universities have been evaluating the benefits and costs of setting up a program to ‘tokenize’ certain aspects of their sports-related intellectual property by memorializing these aspects on a blockchain. A University […]

Shutting Down a Darknet Market

What This Means for the Sports Industry

Shutting Down a Darknet Market

The April 2022, seizure of a series of servers and cryptocurrency wallets containing approximately $25 million worth of bitcoin in Germany by the German Federal Criminal Police (the Bundeskriminalamt), in coordination with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), was an historical event in the annals of law enforcement. Known as the Hydra Takedown event, […]