The former Real Madrid striker broke the record as the first professional footballer in history to be transferred to a new club using bitcoin as the payment method.
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The 37-year-old was transferred to Segunda B side DUX Internacional de Madrid. The spanish side also popular known as Inter Madrid among the English.
🚨 FICHAJE 🚨
David Barral nuevo jugador de DUX Internacional de Madrid ¡Bienvenido al club infinito!
— Internacional de Madrid S.A.D (@InterdeMadrid) January 15, 2021
The tweet reads: “David Barral new player of DUX Internacional de Madrid, welcome to the infinite club!
“He becomes the first signing in history in cryptocurrencies. Thanks to Criptan, our new sponsor, for making it possible.”
Barral also tweeted: “Glad to join the project of @interdemadrid with eager ambition and responsibility to continue competing and achieve important challenges in my sports career.”
In Madrid, out of the three top clubs including Inter Madrid, Real Madrid and Atletico De Madrid. Atletico De Madrid is currently the only football club in this region to have it’s fan token on blockchain. The Atletico De Madrid (ATM) fan token is currently launched on Ethereum Blockchain via Socios Platform.
Quick Facts: Bitcoin is the world’s firsts bf largest cryptocurrency. Created in 2009, bitcoin is the world’s base cryptocurrency which is currently worth over $36K at the time of writing.