Cristiano Ronaldo, the famous football player, keeps his word to the people who own his special digital collectibles, even though there are attempts to take him to court in the United States.
On January 25, Binance, the crypto platform, shared a video of Ronaldo playing soccer with fans who also own his digital collectibles (NFTs). Ronaldo, along with Binance partner Khaby Lame and Croatian footballer Maria Marković, practiced with these NFT holders and shared some advice to help them enhance their soccer skills.
In 2022, the soccer superstar teamed up with Binance for a long-term deal related to NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens). He also launched his very first set of NFTs with them. This partnership involved making different sets of these special digital collections featuring Ronaldo. Plus, people who owned these NFTs got exclusive chances to interact with the sports legend.
Earlier, Ronaldo mentioned in a statement to Cointelegraph that his connection with fans means a lot to him. He expressed interest in being involved with the concept of providing unique experiences and access through NFTs.
In 2023, the soccer player kept supporting NFTs with Binance. He even did some cool things, like taking a lie detector test when he launched his second collection with the exchange. Ronaldo confessed he owned NFTs, and the lie detector proved he was being honest about it.
Some people liked that Ronaldo was part of Web3, but others think that his connection with Binance’s NFT branch might have encouraged investments in securities that weren’t officially registered on the exchange. On November 27, 2023, users took legal action against Ronaldo in a court in Florida, saying that he played a role in selling these unregistered securities along with Binance.
Even with the legal case, it was tough for Binance users to locate and notify Ronaldo because his address in Saudi Arabia is kept private. On January 16, the people suing him asked the court if they could try different ways to notify him. They suggested using email, X (previously Twitter), and posting on a website, saying that this method follows international agreements.