Luís Figo, a man who was once known as the best footballer in the world, has endorsed an ICO. He has agreed to be the brand ambassador of Stryking Entertainment’s Football-Stars.
Luís Figo is a world renowned Portuguese footballer who has won popular football awards such as the 2000 Ballon d’Or and the 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year. It is probably due to this fame of his that Stryking Entertainment has decided to have him as their brand ambassador for their ICO.
This is what Luís Figo had to say about the development,
“When I heard about Football-Stars for the first time I immediately liked the idea. Football becomes more and more data driven with detailed statistics about all aspects of the game – this is what Stryking’s platform utilizes to create a compelling fan experience. I am happy to support the experienced team at Stryking and spread the word about their platform that allows fans to engage with the teams and players they are backing.”
The company’s tokens will be named STRYKZ, which is pretty much everything we know about the ICO.
Celebrities endorsing ICOs has become a popular trend in the recent days. Last month, eight-division world boxing champion, Manny Pacquiao, and retired English football star, Michael Owen, signed on to promote GCOX, a Singapore-based ICO. The project will allow celebrities to create their own cryptocurrencies which fans can use to pay for exclusive content hosted on the platform.
Another footballer who has agreed to endorse an ICO is Luis Suarez. Last August, he promoted Stox’s ICO, and was even joined by Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather, however, doesn’t have a pretty good history with respect to ICOs.
He, along with DJ Khaled, promoted Centra tech’s ICO which was later ruled out as fraud by the SEC. The SEC is also looking to establish a few rules and regulations against celebrities who endorse ICOs. It is advisable that celebrities do a good background research about the ICO before promoting them.
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