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Barça breaks the agreement with Ownix ​​as a digital ‘partner’

FC Barcelona has issued an official statement in which it announces the cancellation of the agreement with the company Ownix, announced last day 4, to establish an alliance as a digital ‘partner’. The reason for the breakup Between the two entities has been the arrest of Moshe Hogeg, according to some information owner of Ownix ​​but according to sources from the Barcelona club, only an “external advisor”, and seven other people for an alleged crime of fraud in the field of cryptocurrencies.

The FC Barcelona statement was very brief: “FC Barcelona communicates that has resolved with immediate effect the commercial agreement with Ownix ​​for the creation and commercialization of NFTS, newly created digital assets, as a result of the information disseminated today that violates the values ​​promoted by our Club ”.

The information in question they were advanced by the program ‘Què t’hi Jugues’, of the SER, and by the Israeli medium ‘Haaretz’. Eight people, including businessman Moshe Hogeg, were arrested in the framework of an operation against an alleged fraud in the field of cryptocurrencies and, in Hogeg’s case, also for alleged sexual offense.

According to official sources of FC Barcelona, ​​Hogeg does not own Ownix, but an advisor external. These same sources do not deny, however, the link with the businessman, who is in fact part of Sirin Labs, a company from which Joan Laporta He was also an advisor.

Strategic alliance

FC Barcelona announced the alliance with Ownix ​​to create NFT, a digital assets based on images and videos of historical moments of the club, last day 4. Under the alliance, Ownix, NFT’s Premium auction house, became a sponsor of the Barça.

NFTs are unique digital assets that cannot be modified, that is, transferred to the physical world, a kind of works of art. Ownix ​​and Barcelona seek to bring their products to fans around the world, since the fans they will be able to own the assets through different auctions that will take place throughout the season.

According information from the newspaper ‘Haaretz’ About the police operation against the alleged illegal activities, the arrested suspects would know that the projects of those NFTYs would never materialize. East Thursday morning There was a raid on the headquarters of Beitar Jerusalem, a club owned by Hogeg that last August was about to play a friendly against Barça, which withdrew from playing the game after a protest by the Palestinian Football Association (PFA). ).

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