According to the latest news, a Portuguese professional football player, Cristiano Ronaldo, had received 770 fan tokens $JUV before the beginning of the Juventus match against Benevento that was held on 21st March Sunday. Ronaldo was rewarded with these cryptocurrency tokens owing to the reason that the fans wanted to mark the hit record-breaking goal milestone.
Notably, that’s the first time that any footballer across the world has been rewarded with cryptocurrency tokens. Furthermore, crypto tokens are becoming a significant way by which fans are able to interact with the game.
Juventus has an official fan token, named JUV, that had been launched throughout the year 2019 by this Italian soccer club within the blockchain of Chiliz (CHZ). It was introduced with the platform of Socios.com.
These fan tokens are being given to the club supporters, which allows them to vote regarding the club decisions. Moreover, the club supporters are also given access to many different kinds of perks, prizes, and competitions.
These tokens are granted to the football star as a token of his achievements
A large number of about 770 tokens has been given to Cristiano Ronaldo right before the beginning of the league match on Sunday against Benevento. These 770 JUV tokens are priced at nearly $11,750, according to the current price of the token that is equal to $15.26. Originally these tokens were valued at $20 at the time of their launch.
These tokens are granted to the football star as a token of his achievements during his career as a footballer in Manchester United as well as Real Madrid before eventually joining the club of Juventus.
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are also being accepted as methods of payment. Cryptocurrencies have been used to enable fans to buy tickets and merchandise and for clubs to pay players’ salaries and transfer fees.
This increasing connection among cryptocurrency and sports has also happened in other football clubs where these clubs deal with the idea of paying their players partly or wholly in cryptocurrencies.