Danish tennis player Carolina Wozniacki has become the latest athlete to agree to release a cryptocurrency token through the Global Crypto Offering Exchange (GCOX).
According to Reuters, Wozniacki agreed to the crypto release deal in Singapore. She told the news outlet it was “really cool” to be the first female athlete with a token. Wozniacki hopes to capitalize on the deal “before other people start getting into it.
She is also in the island country to participate in the WTA Finals tennis tournament, which is an end-of-season competition for top ranked women’s players. Wozniacki won last year’s tournament and currently sits as the top-ranked player for the upcoming competition after Simona Halep withdrew.
Celebrities Diving Into Cryptocurrency
GCOX has gained notoriety across the cryptocurrency world for building a notable line-up of investors, which includes boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, former England international Michael Owen, and a member of Abu Dhabi’s ruling family. The company says its mission is to help “celebrities create their personal crypto tokens and manage their ITS listing on the platform.”
The exchange made headlines after Pacquiao announced GCOX would be the platform launching his Pac Token. Hopes are the notable boxer’s inspirational life story will make the cryptocurrency token popular among release.
Pacquaio promoted his upcoming offering at the Blockchain Fair Asia earlier in the month. CryptoGlobe reported just a couple of days ago how the cryptocurrency is reportedly just waiting for approval by the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission.
GCOX Set To Tokenize Popularity
GCOX CEO Jeffery Lin told Reuters how the first token would most likely be released in the first quarter of 2019. He did not give many more details, musing it could be Pacquiao’s or Owen’s.
According to GCOX, these tokens will allow buyers to get exclusive merchandise, tickets, and access to celebrities through live streaming events and special meet-and-greets.
Those looking to buy tokens of their favorite celebrities must first purchase GCOX’s ACM tokens. Lin said the exchange was looking to sell enough to raise $300-600 million dollars, but didn't specify how many tokens have already been sold.