An amateur Turkish football club claims it has become the first to buy a player using the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin.
Harunustaspor, who compete in the Turkish Sakarya First Division Group B, paid for 22-year-old Omar Faruk Kiroglu using the cryptocurrency.
Kıroglu was paid 0.0524 in Bitcoin, which works out to £370.33 at the time of printing, and 2,500 Turkish lira (£470.03) to join Harunustaspor.
Club chairman Haldun Sehit told CNN Turk that the club completed the world first “to make a name for ourselves in the country and the world.”
Kıroglu added: “As my chairman said, we are doing something new.”
This isn’t the first time a cryptocurrency has been used in the sports world.
In December, a Chinese millionaire purchased four Formula 1 cars, valued at about £4m, using the digital currency Litecoin.
According to Bitcoin News, that sale included a Ferrari-powered Sauber C30 from the 2011 F1 season, which was driven by Sergio Perez and Kamui Kobayashi .
English Premier League club Arsenal have also recently signed an agreement with gaming company CashBet to promote its own branded cryptocurrency, CashBet Coin.