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Turkish club make history by being first to pay for player using Bitcoin

The Sakarya First Division Group B club used the cryptocurrency to sign Omer Faruk Kiroglu

TURKISH club Harunustaspor have made history by completing the signing of a player using cryptocurrency.

The Sakarya First Division Group B club used Bitcoing to sign Omer Faruk Kiroglu for 0.0524 BTC (£386), plus 2,500 Turkish Lira (£467).

Harunustaspor have made history by completing the signing of a player using bitcoin

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Harunustaspor have made history by completing the signing of a player using bitcoin

 

The entire deal is worth around £850 and is the first of its kind with club president Haldun Sehit happy to make history.

Speaking to NTV Spor, Sehit said:”We did this to make a name for ourselves in the country and the world.


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“This is a first for Turkey and the world in the transfer market.

“Our name is being mentioned on television as if we are a professional club. We are proud of this.”

Omer Faruk Kiroglu signed for £850 worth of BitCoin

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Omer Faruk Kiroglu signed for £850 worth of BitCoin

Kiroglu said: “This is a first for me and for the world. As my chairman said, we are doing something new.


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“I am open to new things. I hope this deal works well for both sides.”

Arsenal became the first club to have a an official cryptocurrency partner.

The club has reached an agreement with the gaming company CashBet, which is planning to launch its own currency CashBet Coin.


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