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Ronaldo is the first footballer rewarded with cryptocurrency tokens

Cristiano Ronaldo - Juventus
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CR7 overtook Pele as the leading goalscorer in football history and received a special present to celebrate his special record.

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to be rewarded with cryptocurrency tokens as he received 770 Fan Tokens $JUV – one for each senior career goal scored – ahead of Juventus’ Serie A clash with Benevento, according to Marca.

The 36-year-old, however, went on to suffer a disappointing night as Juve put in a lackluster display and ended up losing 1-0 to Benevento. The defeat saw them slip four points behind second-placed AC Milan and 10 points behind leader Inter Milan in the title race, who later won the Serie A last season.

JUV is the official Juventus fan token. Launched in 2019 on the Chiliz (CHZ) blockchain in collaboration with the Socios.com platform, $JUV serves as a means of communication between the fans and the club. Fan tokens allow the supporters to vote on club decisions and participate in various competitions.

Upon its launch in 2019, JUV was priced at $2. At this time, the value was $15.26, which means Ronaldo was awarded $11,750 worth of tokens. However, at the time of writing this article, the Juventus Fan Token has rapidly increased and the current price is $6.66 USD as of today.

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