Turkish amateur football club sign player using Bitcoin
Omer Faruk Kıroglu claims he is the first to be bought with the cryptocurrency.
A Turkish footballer claims he is the first player to be successfully bought using Bitcoin.
Omer Faruk Kıroglu penned a deal with amateur side Harunustaspor in exchange for 2,500 Turkish lira along and 0.0524 (£378) of the cryptocurrency.
Chairman Haldun Sehit said the club had paid part of the fee with Bitcoin to "make a name for ourselves in the country and the world".
"As my chairman said, we are doing something new," the player said.
On Twitter the player posted a picture of himself wearing the club's jersey and a phone showing the Bitcoin transfer.