As celebrities and former footballers are taking to crypto like a duck to water, the latest former player to enter the sports cryptocurrency market is Brazilian football legend, Ronaldinho. This week he announced the launch of his own cryptocurrency as a wider ambition to revolutionize the global sports market.
The famous former Brazilian footballer is the latest in a line of players such as former Chelsea star Didier Drogba who are diving headlong into the sports cryptocurrency market to take advantage of their brand names and expose crypto to a wider mainstream consciousness.
Revolutionizing sports cryptocurrency
The mercurial football magician is renowned as one of the most gifted players not just of a generation, but of all-time. The launch of his very own coin, the Ronaldinho Soccer Coin (RSC) is the first step of his plan to penetrate the global sports sector.
Ronaldinho joins a vast and illustrious group of elite sporting figures who have launched their own sports cryptocurrency in recent times such as boxers Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, and other sports legends such as Michael Owen, Stephan Curry, and James Rodriguez.
VR soccer stadiums with NEO tech
The former footballer hopes that his crypto project can establish youth football academies and host global league games around the world, while also using the coin to develop and create betting platforms. Ronaldinho’s long-term goals with the coin are also to develop VR stadiums that will help to improve a player through analyzing player skills and to develop a blockchain database to create new teams. The technology for these ventures will be created by the Chinese company NEO.
The VR stadiums are to be developed in 300 destinations across the planet with the first areas being in South East Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The stadiums are expected to be built within the next three years as part of the plan. This is not the first time this month that football in Brazil has been linked with crypto.
The Ronaldinho Soccer Coin (RSC) has been created in conjunction with World Soccer Coin, who is a Maltese company who are now amidst an ICO.
“Ever since I thought of retiring, I started to think about my life after retirement,” said Ronaldinho when talking about his new sports cryptocurrency venture. “I wish to contribute to the world as much as I can.”
Two of the VR stadiums will be completed in Asia by the end of July and fully launched by the end of 2018. Other stadiums across the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam will be operational in 2019 and will be launched via a special eSports tournament that is penned in for July 2019.
As many of the cryptocurrencies plugged by celebrities are usually a PR stunt and can be no more than a façade, it is important to point out that the Ronaldinho Soccer Coin is the real deal and has a purpose and place in the crypto industry.
With so many former footballers now getting involved with sports cryptocurrency projects, it seems that Ronaldinho has the right blend of ideas, technology, and brand presence to really make this work. It will be interesting to see how this pans out during 2019.
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