Tickets for the UEFA Champions League group stage match between Benfica and Leipzig may be acquired by their fans with cryptocurrencies, as reported by a sports medium this September 13.
Crypto ecosystem enthusiasts will be able to enjoy the Champions League matches with their funds in crypto.
According to the publication, the football match between Benfica and the Leipzig Germans will go down in the history of European football when it becomes the first Champions match whose tickets can be paid in cryptocurrencies, thanks to the Portuguese payment platform UTRUST insurance.
It would be the first meeting of the European Champions League that will accept the purchase of tickets with cryptocurrencies. Fans of both teams will be able to acquire any general ticket of the Champions match that they will play at the Estadio da Luz on September 17, having the privilege of being pioneers when acquiring a locality in cryptocurrencies for a Champions League match, According to the press release.
For its part, in statements to the EFE Agency cited by the source, Frederico Pires and João Gomes, two of UTRUST representatives, the payment platform used is considered “as the PayPal of cryptocurrencies”.
The UTRUST project was born two years ago and emerged as a startup that launched into the market for crypto transactions. The idea was developed in the Portuguese city of Braga (north) by its CEO, Nuno Correia, to create a secure payment platform with cryptocurrencies, as published.
During 2018 a group of Portuguese experts developed all the technology of the platform and, once proven, began with the commercialization last June.
In the note they explain that to dispose of assets, they informed that those interested in investing in their project did so by purchasing their own cryptocurrency, called a token (UTK), equivalent to two cents and 1.8 cents.
SL Benfica CEO Domingo Soares de Oliveira said that this Portuguese football club wants to be at the forefront of new technologies:
“We recognize that many of our supporters are now digital users first, so we want to be at the forefront when it comes to adopting innovative technologies and providing our supporters with the best online experience.”
The co-founder and CEO of Utrust, Nuno Correia, said that “the partnership with Portugal’s number one football club marks an important milestone for Utrust and the blockchain ecosystem as a whole,” he said.
Recently, executives saw the importance that their project can have in the world of football, launching its pioneer platform at the Soccerex Europe event, held in early September in Lisbon and attended by all kinds of companies, clubs and entities related to the Soccer business, stand out.
This becomes another case in the football world related to crypto assets, since it is valid to remember that in August it was reported that the Santander League, the highest category of professional football in Spain was linked to the cryptocurrency sector and blockchain technology and It will have its own token, after partnering with GCOX, an Asian crypto exchange house.
Through this partnership, the Spanish brand LaLiga would be counting on its own token and offering exclusive products, football tourism, social interactions and other services for football fans and the global crypto community, bringing Asian fans closer to this sport and teams from Spain.