Turkish club signs player ... with Bitcoin!

2018-01-31 13:16
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Ankara - A Turkish amateur league soccer club has signed a player by paying him with Bitcoin in what the club chairperson says is the first signing of a player in cryptocurrency.

Harunustaspor chairperson Haldun Sehit told Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency, that the club paid Omer Faruk Kiroglu 2 000 Turkish liras worth of Bitcoin (0.0534 bitcoin) in addition to 2 000 Turkish lira ($540).

Sehit told Anadolu the club decided to sign Kiroglu with the cryptocurrency to make the team known "in Turkey and the world."

"God willing, Bitcoin will bring us the championship," Sehit says.

The club competes in the first division of Sakarya's Amateur League.

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