Ex-Footballer Michael Owen Launches ‘OWN’ Crypto
Virtual currencies are attracting everyone’s attention these days. The ex-footballer Michael Owen, is planning to launch his own virtual currency, which will be called ‘OWN’. The main intention is to charge kids for training sessions and footie merchandise, according to the British Newspaper The Sun.
Michael Owen’s OWN Cryptocurrency
The ex-Liverpool player, has decided to launch its own virtual currency that will be used to pay for footie training sessions. At the age 38, he unveiled his cryptocurrency at a Blockchain summit in the city of Dubai on Thursday.
When asked by the press, the former football player answered:
“Cryptocurrency can be quite a dangerous area to go in. Legally, you need to cross all the t’s and dot the I’s. Cryptocurrencies are here to stay. I would say that they’re going to be the future, I’m pretty certain about that.”
When he finished his career as a football player, he started to run a series of soccer schools across Asia. Kids that go to his school will have the possibility to pay in cryptocurrencies to attend the football sessions.
The ex-footballer is a believer of the technology behind virtual currencies. He explained that some experts link cryptocurrencies to the internet 20 years ago. “The technology’s there. The fact is that governments are now embracing it. I’d guess that there will be a lot more people who join the party.”
The winner of the Ballon d’Or in 2001 said to the audience:
“I’ve got a few businesses around the world, a lot of which are in Asia, and in terms of cryptocurrencies and those businesses, it felt like a marriage in the sense that you could use these tokens to be involved with me.”
Mr. Owen is not the first sportsman that ventures into the crypto-business world. The Filipino boxer, Manny Pacquiao, is also ready to release his own cryptocurrency to the market.