Harunustaspor President Haldun Sehit has revealed his pride as they net Omer Faruk Kiroglu Turkish football has created history by using Bitcoin to complete a transfer for the first time. Harunustaspor have used the cryptocurrency to sign Omer Faruk Kiroglu for 0.0524 BTC (£386), plus 2,500 Turkish Lira (£467) – making the total deal worth 4,500 Turkish Lira (approximately £850).

One Bitcoin is currently worth at the time of writing £7,367 and club president Haldun Sehit has revealed his pride at being part of the historical transaction. “This is a first in Turkey and the world,” Sehit is quoted as saying by Turkish Football.

“We are proud of this achievement and know it will raise our profile here [Turkey], internationally and among the community [crypto].” Kiroglu himself was pleased to be part of the experience and hopes his move to the Sakarya First Division Group B and is proud to be a part of history. “I hope it works out for both sides,” Kiroglu said.

“It is a first for myself, a first in the world. It is an honor and as the boss said it is innovative.

This is the future. As someone open to new technology it made sense.” Read more from mirror.co.uk…

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