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Happy Walters Adds Role Of Advisor To Blockchain Project

Sports agent Happy Walters is diversifying beyond the representation of professional athletes. The CEO and Co-Founder of Catalyst Sports & Media who represents many professional basketball players including the San Antonio Spurs’ first-round 2018 Draft pick Lonnie Walker is getting involved with a blockchain project. Of course, he has read a bitcoin revolution review as well as dozens of other reviews before committing to this project. Blockchain is famously known for its involvement with crypto-currencies, and Mr. Walters believes that their portfolio and his achievements could work well together. He did a lot of research into investing cryptocurrencies, learning how to short Bitcoin in order to protect his chosen investments.

Walters will serve as an advisor to a project called Lightstreams, led by CEO Michael Smolenski, who was previously a software engineer at Goldman Sachs. The project seeks to create a network that supports fast and secure sharing of information in a low cost and open environment.

Walters is particularly interested in the project’s application to the music industry, which is something Walters knows a bit about as the co-founder of Immortal Records in 1994.

“The music industry as a whole will be totally revolutionized by Regulated Blockchain over the next few years and that is why I’m so pleased to be involved in how Lightstream pushes this vision forward. It’s clear that the protocol’s unique focus on speed and privacy when sharing content on blockchain networks is perfectly suited to the music industry,” says Walters.

Lightstreams is based in Estonia, the home of many blockchain startups and casinos.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.