Messi Accepts PSG tokens for Partial Payment after joining Paris Saint-Germain Soccer Club
Argentinian football superstar Lionel Messi accepts cryptocurrency PSG tokens as part of the payment after signing a new contract with the Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) team.
On Tuesday, Messi transferred to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) with a two-year contract after departing from his Spanish soccer club Barcelona. Messi will be able to practice a flexible contract right in his third year of the new contract.
This new signing brings him an annual salary of $41 million, plus bonuses, and according to CNBC reports, there is a $30 million signing fee.
According to PSG’s statement, the "Welcome Package" given to Messi worth approximately Euro 25-30 million ($2.9-35 million USD) contains a large amount of $PSG tokens. The club did not disclose the specific proportion of tokens in the package.
The cryptocurrency "$PSG Fan Tokens" was founded in January 2020 by an app for football (soccer) fans called Socios.com. The $PSG token is a fan token, tokenised asset representing proof of ownership or even membership. Users can acquire voting rights to influence the clubs they support by developing club-specific Fan tokens.
Various clubs are increasingly joining the boom of cryptocurrency. Socios.com, a cryptocurrency platform that provides tokens to PSG and other top clubs, stated that tokens generated nearly $200 million in revenue for its partner clubs in 2021
The CEO of Socios.com, Alexandre Dreyfus, said that in a statement:
"Fan Tokens and Socios.com play an increasingly prominent role across sport at the very highest level."
The price of Paris fan tokens has risen this week due to the rumours of the Messi deal. New sales are about 30 million euros, and PSG accounts for the majority of them, at least 15 million euros (at least 15 million euros).
According to data from CoinMarketCap, the market value of PSG's token is approximately $123,165,140, which has soared by more than 130% in just five days due to the endorsement of football superstars.
Paris Saint-Germain Fan Token (PSG) was trading at $42.12, up by 11.16%within 24 hours.
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