Michael Owen, former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker joins the growing list of celebrities who have their own cryptocurrency.
The “Owen Coin” was presented in the Singapore-based Global Crypto Offering Exchange (GCOX) on Wednesday. The celebrity tokens will give fans the chance to purchase merchandise, make donations to charities and even have video chats with the famous sportsman.
GCOX positions itself as “world’s first celebrity cryptocurrency exchange”. Its intention is to list tokens of different celebrities, which can be used as an objective measurement of their fame. Owen praised the system for giving the fans the opportunity to interact with their favorite celebrities on a “much intimate level”. Owen wasn’t discouraged by the possibility of regulation, which is being talked about and for quite some time across all Asia. Bitcoin’s last year impressive performance finally convinced Mr. Owen:
“When the price of bitcoin reached a new high last year, I knew it was a clear trajectory to cryptocurrency as a global phenomenon,” Owen said.
It seems like more and more athletes are getting interested in crypto business. Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao is also preparing for a coin launch, while famous boxer Floyd Mayweather openly promotes initial coin offerings.