Lionel Messi's move to PSG to include payment in crypto token

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  • Lionel Messi’s transfer from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint Germain made global headlines this week, and the Argentine is set to receive a payment in cryptocurrency fan tokens as part of his "welcome package."

 

  • Crypto fan tokens are like other cryptocurrencies, but are instead issued by a sports franchise.

 

  • Tokens like PSG’s can be used as a means for fans to interact with their favourite clubs through online polls and by sharing inspirational messages on captain’s armbands.

 

    • Although no figures were disclosed, this is considered to be a milestone moment for football and its relationship with digital assets.
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