Lionel Messi: Football industry embraces crypto as Messi helps ‘fan tokens’ take off

Lionel Messi: Football industry embraces crypto as Messi helps 'fan tokens' take off

When Paris Saint-Germain signed Lionel Messi, the salary package included something previously unheard of for a player — a one-off payment, understood to be worth around one million euros ($1.15m), made in PSG ‘fan tokens’. It was the result of a partnership signed by the French giants in 2018 with Socios.com which sees fans use … Read more

cryptocurrency: Football industry embraces crypto as Messi helps ‘fan tokens’ take off

cryptocurrency: Football industry embraces crypto as Messi helps 'fan tokens' take off

When Paris Saint-Germain signed Lionel Messi, the salary package included something previously unheard of for a player — a one-off payment, understood to be worth around one million euros ($1.15m), made in PSG ‘fan tokens’. It was the result of a partnership signed by the French giants in 2018 with Socios.com which sees fans use … Read more

European football clubs jump into crypto with Socios ‘fan tokens’

European football clubs jump into crypto with Socios ‘fan tokens’

It’s August 2021. A blazing day in Rome. Italians explode into impassioned chants as the giallorossi of the home team storm the grounds of the Stadio Olimpico. Kick-off, half-time, the final whistle. AS Roma prevails over some obscure Turkish team. There’s maybe one concession. The fans go wild. Some drink. Others sing. Yet more unlock … Read more