Bitcoin: Turkish amateur club claim cryptocurrency transfer first

Omer Faruk Kıroglu (left) with club chairman Haldun Sehit displays his payment in Bitcoin

A Turkish amateur side claim they are the first football club to have paid for a player with cryptocurrency.

Omer Faruk Kıroglu was rewarded 0.0524 in Bitcoin (£384.12 at 18:00 GMT) and 2,500 Turkish lira (£467.30) to join Harunustaspor, who compete in the Sakarya First Division Group B.

“We did it to make a name for ourselves in the country and the world,” club chairman Haldun Sehit told CNN Turk.