Fan Tokens are a type of crypto currency that allows fans to get involved with their favorite club in a new way. These tokens also allow people to vote on (mostly minor) club-related decisions.
Socios.com has signed agreements, mostly for the creation of tokens, with more than 100 sports organizations, including many prestigious soccer clubs such as PSG, Barcelona, Manchester City or Atletico Madrid. But also national teams like the Italian national team or Argentina…
The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is fast approaching and the economic stakes are already being felt. After the first Crypto Bowl at the beginning of the year (Super Bowl renamed after the numerous crypto ads), the World Cup could very well take the same path.
The exchange platform Crypto.com has already placed itself as an official sponsor of the most watched event in the world.
High-profile, star-studded athletes are the perfect poster children for this kind of business. American soccer quarterback Tom Brady last year took a stake (in an undisclosed deal) in the crypto-currency exchange FTX and became an ambassador for the company. In January of this year, it was basketball player Lebron James who signed a partnership with the aggressively marketed Crypto.com platform.
In this direction, Socios.com, a Fan Tokens company, has just signed a 20 million dollar contract with the international sports star: Lionel Messi.
The Argentinean had agreed to receive part of his salary at PSG (1 million euros per year) in $PSG, the Fan Token of the Parisian club. This last one had moreover known an impressive increase in price to the signature of the star.
This new ambassador contract settles for an initial period of 3 years, while payments should not be made in crypto currency according to various sources.
On the player’s official website, messi.com, the promotion of the crypto company is already underway:
“Since I played my first professional game, the passion of the fans has been a driving force that has helped me give my best.
The fans deserve to be recognized for their support. They deserve the opportunity to influence the teams they love Socios.com exists to enhance the fan experience, to allow them to “be more.”
I’m proud to be a part of Socios.com’s mission to create a more connected and rewarding future for fans around the world.”Lionel Messi