By John Smith •
Published: 10 Sep 2021 • 14:20
The new digital cards
Credit: La Liga
SPAIN’S La Liga moves into the digital age with football collector cards which can only be obtained and kept online.
For decades, companies around the world have been making fortunes out of the production of collector cards depicting famous sportsmen.
In the UK and Europe, the most popular have been footballers whilst in the USA it’s baseball and American football which are the most in demand and some rare cards have fetched significant amounts in the collector market.
Now it’s time to move into the digital age and Spain is leading the way as La Liga has entered into an agreement with French fantasy football company Sorare to allow collectors and fans to build digital card collections online using the firms blockchain-powered platform.
These are described as collectible digital assets created in small quantities, whose ownership is verifiable through blockchain technology.
Under the agreement, fans will be able to trade the cards of players for Spanish top and second-tier league clubs, according to a La Liga press release.
Part of the money earned will be distributed to clubs in Spain and La Liga is the first major national league to agree to sign up with the company which is reportedly backed by two well-known Spanish players Gerard Pique of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann.
Having received some $50 million (€42 million) from investors earlier this year, Sorare hopes to recruit the world’s top 20 soccer leagues by the end of 2022.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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