Saturday, April 1

Mexican soccer player is transferred using bitcoin | Digital Trends Spanish

Liga MX Femenil’s Club Tigres became the first soccer team to complete the transfer of a player receiving a cryptocurrency as a payment method.

The transfer corresponded to the Mexican Stefany Ferrer, who was transferred to Angel City FC, who in turn paid the transfer in bitcoin.

“Today we continue to make history. Tigres Femenil confirms the transfer of Stefany Ferrer to Angel City FC, becoming the first transfer of a Liga MX Femenil player to a National Womens Soccer League (NWSL) team, and it is also the first time that a cryptocurrency as a payment method highlighted the female Tigres Club in a statement.

The institution added that the transfer was facilitated thanks to the fact that the club has Bitso as a sponsor, a Mexican platform for the purchase and sale of cryptocurrencies.

The exchange he also made mention of the transaction in a message posted on Twitter.

Together with Tigres, we enabled the first transfer of a professional soccer player paid with bitcoin.
We continue to create the future in a simple, reliable and accessible way for everyone.#makecryptouseful

— bitso (@bitso) February 1, 2022

Bitso is also one of the main Mexican technology platforms, and in mid-2021, it obtained a financing of $250 million dollars. The company’s valuation is $2.2 billion, so It is considered a “technological unicorn”. The term is applied to companies with great growth potential, and other startups such as Uber or Airbnb have received it.

The club, from the northern state of Nuevo León in Mexico, is the most successful in the history of the Mexican women’s league, with four titles, double that of its staunch rival, the Rayadas de Monterrey.

Publisher Recommendations