An amateur Turkish soccer team used cryptocurrency Bitcoin to acquire a new player

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish amateur league football club has transferred a player by paying him with Bitcoin, in what the club chairman said is the first signing of a player in cryptocurrency.

Harunustaspor chairman Haldun Sehit told Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency late Tuesday that the club paid player Omer Faruk Kiroglu 2,000 Turkish liras worth of Bitcoin (0.0534 Bitcoin) in addition to 2,000 Turkish Lira ($540).

Sehit told Anadolu the club decided to sign Kiroglu with the cryptocurrency to make the team…

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