Cristiano Ronaldo Has Become The First Footballer To Be Rewarded With Cryptocurrency
Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first footballer to be rewarded with cryptocurrency.
The Juventus superstar was formally presented with the tokens prior to Sunday’s Serie A clash with Benevento.
Per Marca, fan tokens allow supporters to interact with the club and make a number of decisions through an app named Socios.
Ronaldo was given the sum of 770 to mark the numbers of goals he’s scored in his career – alongside a ‘GOAT’ shirt.
🏅 A special Juventus Fan Token Award powered by @sociosfor @Cristiano’s special goal milestone! ⚽️🔥#CR770 #CR7JUVE pic.twitter.com/sRQmBm6xNV
— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) March 21, 2021
Cryptocurrency is currently making strides in football and 24 elite teams have started to use crypto tokens.
Among those are Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain with Manchester City being the most recent adopters.
Socios claims you can become part of a ‘community of superfans’ when signing up to the app and receive regular updates about the club’s future.
Despite the celebration, it wasn’t a good afternoon for Ronaldo and Juventus as they slipped to a shock 1-0 defeat.
Source: The African Media