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Benfica to start accepting crypto ticket sales in major boost for cryptocurrencies

  • Benfica, one of the largest European football clubs, unveiled today a partnership that will allow fans to buy tickets and merchandise using cryptos.
  • The Portuguese football club has partnered with Utrust, a crypto payments processor, to launch the new service.

Benfica becomes the first major European football club to accept ticket payments in cryptocurrency.

Domingos Soares de Oliveira, a Benfica executive, said:
“…We recognize that many of our supporters are now digital users first so we want to be ahead of the curve when it comes to adopting novel technologies…” Utrust co-founder,

Nuno Correia added: “This partnership with Portugal’s number one football club marks a major milestone for Utrust and the blockchain ecosystem as a whole…”