Bitso, a cryptocurrency platform in Latin America with more than 4 million users, has announced the first transfer of a female player through the use of cryptocurrency. With the help of Bitso, Tigres Femenil, one of the most popular women’s soccer teams in Mexico, has become the first team in Mexico to execute the global transaction of a female player, Stefany Ferrer, funded entirely by crypto.
“Bitso’s primary mission is to make cryptocurrency a useful, reliable, and secure technology and this athlete transfer demonstrates the power of this technology in cross-border payments,” said Daniel Vogel, CEO of Bitso. “We’re proud to be a part of an important milestone in sports transfer history that showcases how crypto can be used to facilitate global transactions safely and seamlessly. This initiative is just one more example of how we are transforming financial services around the world.”
Player Stefany Ferrer will continue her career at Angel City Football Club (ACFC), an elite women’s soccer team based in Los Angeles, California. The transfer of an athlete showcases Bitso’s commitment to identifying and facilitating new and innovative use cases for cryptocurrencies.
“I have loved this experience with Tigres and I carry the fans in my heart today. As I leave for Los Angeles n I’m looking forward to continuing my path as a professional player,” commented Stefany Ferrer, former player of Tigres and today member of Angel City.
As the number one team in the country, Tigres Femenil has put women’s soccer at the forefront in Mexico. In addition to obtaining four out of seven titles in the Liga MX Femenil, the team’s milestones include becoming the first female team in Mexico to sell season tickets, the first to play a series of games in the United States, specifically against the Houston Dash, and the first to obtain three exclusive sponsors.
“Since we announced our sponsorship with Bitso, one of the projects we’ve had our sights on was to lean into new technological efforts. Today we’ve completed that mission by achieving the first transaction of a female player with crypto — this propels the capabilities of our Club forward and positions us at the forefront of the space,” commented Mauricio Culebro, President of Tigres.