Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldinho has announced his own esports strategy, including the release of a personalised cryptocurrency.
The Ronaldinho Soccer Coin (RSC) has been developed alongside World Soccer Coin, a Malta-based company, and is now in the initial coin offering phase with 350 million RSCs made available for consumers to purchase.
With the aid of the revenue generated by the new coin, the former Barcelona star hopes to develop a soccer academy and host fixtures, as well as focusing on digital soccer projects.
The digital aspect includes a betting platform, equipping stadiums with virtual reality capabilities and creating a blockchain database. These innovations will be assisted by technology from Chinese company NEO.
The plan for the virtual stadia is further along, with 300 to be developed within the next three years. Venues in Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines are expected to be ready in 2019, with an esports competition to be held in Bangkok.
Speaking about the plans, Ronaldinho said: “Ever since I thought of retiring, I started to think about my life after retirement. I wish to contribute to the world as much as I can.”