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Bitcoin used to fund footballer transfer for first time ever

Bitcoin used to fund footballer transfer for first time ever

Baku. 31 January. REPORT.AZ/ A Turkish amateur side claim they are the first football club to have paid for a player with crypto-currency.

Report informs, Omer Faruk Kıroglu was rewarded 0.0524 in Bitcoin (£384.12 at 18:00 GMT) and 2,500 Turkish lira (467.30 euro) to join Harunustaspor, who compete in the Sakarya First Division Group B.

"We did it to make a name for ourselves in the country and the world," club chairman Haldun Şehit told.

"As my chairman said, we are doing something new," added the player.

Notably, bitcoin was created in January 2009 as an electronic payment system and gradually gained great popularity. Since then, litecoin, namecoin and other crypto currencies emerged in the world.

Last week, England’s Arsenal signed partnership agreement with CashBet specializing in the field of crypto-currency.

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