Algorand (ALGO) Price Benefits From The Launch Of FIFA NFT Marketplace

FIFA Plus Collect

✍️ 23 September, 2022 - 13:04 👤 Editor: Jakub Motyka

Algorand (ALGO) has surged 5% in the past day following the launch of the FIFA NFT marketplace. The token is now trading at $0.3795, with weekly gains totaling 26%. FIFA+ Collect NFT marketplace went live on Thursday.

The proof-of-stake blockchain is the official sponsor powering the marketplace. FIFA+ Collect is a new NFT platform that enables football fans to own rare collectibles. The launch went live with the introduction of the Genesis Drop. The Drop features highlights of rare moments in FIFA football history.

Genesis Drop Is The New Way To Connect To The Marketplace

Specifically, Genesis Drop has 532,980 editions, each having three highlights. Each edition is an NFT platform for live soccer games, news, games, and exclusive content.

FIFA announced the soccer-themed digital collectibles at the start the month. During the unveiling, FIFA Chief Business Officer, Romy Gai, expressed optimism about the step. Gai compared the conventional collectibles to sports memorabilia and stickers.

FIFA Collect NFT
Example of a FIFA Collect NFT card.

The executive termed them an affordable, inclusive, and accessible way for soccer fans to engage their favorite players. The FIFA World cup will happen in Qatar towards the end of November. It is a major event in the sporting world. The association has announced Algorand as the official blockchain partner.

On-Going Pump Among Soccer Tokens

Other tailwinds in Algorand relate to hiring the former Visa communications head. Michele Quintaglie joins the company as the new Chief Marketing Officer. ALGO is not the only football-inspired token showing bullish strength.

Chilliz native CHZ token is up 10% in the past day. It is a blockchain that allows users to mint tokens for European soccer clubs. Several other fan tokens are also on the run-up. FC Barcelona fan token is up 6%, while Manchester City token has gained 3% in the same period. It comes as a defiance of the ongoing crypto correction that has seen the market remain subdued for an extended period.

Another crypto firm warming up for the soccer event is The Singapore-based exchange announced in March that it would be an exclusive crypto exchange sponsor for the event. Recently, the exchange backed out of the UEFA champions league sponsorship deal worth $500 million over regulatory hurdles.

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EN: Jared Kirui is an experienced financial writer with a passion for all things blockchain technology. Previously, he was into stock markets and forex, providing asset managers with top-notch content. With a flair for producing high-quality articles, he started covering crypto news in 2021. He is open-minded, trades for fun, and enjoys sports.

ES: Jared Kirui es un escritor financiero experimentado apasionado por todo lo relacionado con la tecnología blockchain. Anteriormente, estuvo en los mercados bursátiles y forex, brindando a los administradores de activos contenido de primer nivel. Con un don para producir artículos de alta calidad, comenzó a cubrir noticias crypto en 2021. Tiene una mente abierta, comercia por diversión y disfruta de los deportes.
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