Benfica is the first top football club to interact with digital assets

Benfica is the first top football club to interact with digital assets - Joao Felix

Even the world of football he noticed the considerable opportunities offered by cryptocurrencies. If the Juventus has thought of the blockchain, imitated by Paris Saint Germain, was however the Benfica to precede everyone in the offer of real services to his fans. The Lusitanian club, in fact, decided to accept digital payments both for entry tickets and for merchandising products offered on your online store.

The collaboration with UTRUST

The payment platform will allow the arrival of digital payments to the Estádio da Luz UTRUST, which will allow the famous association of Lisbon to accept the use of Bitcoin (see Bitcoin guide) and Ethereum in ticketing transactions and online stores. Later on, other virtual currencies could be added to them, even if for now it seems a rather premature discourse, considered as the path is only at the initial stage.
Has been Domingos Soares de Oliveira, managing director of Benfica, to affirm in the most decisive manner the will of the Portuguese club to move hand in hand with the times and exploit the opportunities offered by Blockchain technology, in the knowledge that already many fans of the team are accustomed to using digital assets for the own transactions.

The case of Rimini Calcio

If Benfica is the first top club to adopt cryptocurrencies in its payment system, it should be stressed that the world of football has long shown considerable interest in digital assets.
The most sensational case occurred precisely in Italy and involved the Rimini FC 1912, a club from Romagna that plays in Lega Pro, which was taken over by Heritage Sports Holdings, a company from the United Arab Emirates which also has a stake in Mantova Calcio. The share acquired during the 2018 was paid for the 25%, in Quantocoin, digital currency issued by a subsidiary company based in Gibraltar. A way of operating that is not new to Hsh, which had already managed to get itself talked about in cryptocurrency payments for the players of Gibraltar United, Gibraltar football team, also held by the Middle Eastern company.

Possible future developments

Beyond the case of Rimini, which is very controversial according to observers, it should be emphasized how the combination of football and cryptocurrency can be considered completely natural, in light of the needs of the football companies to be able to prepare quick and safe transactions and to track the destination of the tickets avoiding that they could end up in unwanted hands.

As is known, in fact, in football stadiums, violence has long been a problem that has been greatly felt and looked upon with extreme concern by the authorities responsible for controlling public order.

Being able to check ticket transactions by preventing entry into the stadiums of the outrageous fringes of typhus represents a objective pursued more easily using the potential of technology Blockchain. This is why in the near future, relations between companies linked to the digital economy and football clubs could significantly increase.