Argentine soccer Lionel Messi received fan tokens of Paris St Germain (PSG) as part of its the club's "welcome package," Reuters has learned. Messi, 34, who has recently left Spanish Barcelona now signed a two-year contract with PSG, with an option for a third year.
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According to media reports, the welcome package is estimated at $29-35 million. However, it remains unclear how much of this sum is in the tokens in the package. The football club said the amount was "significant". The token's price has not changed much since the announcement. As of the time of writing, PSG is up by 1.06% and is trading at $41.15.
The fan tokens are quite popular on the market. In June last year, Barcelona FC sold out its own fan token (BAR) just two hours after being put on sale. The token allows the team's fans to take part in surveys in order to make some decisions.
The token, which is issued by the club's blockchain partner Chiliz, was sold at a fixed price of $2.25 on the Socios.com platform. The Ethereum-based token generated over $2.5M in trading volume the day after it was sold, while the volume reached $1.3M the day it was launched.
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