The value of the Argentine Football Association Fan Token (ARG) has significantly decreased as a result of Argentina’s shocking loss to Saudi Arabia in the first match of the FIFA World Cup by a score of 2-1. This is in line with the expectations of the country’s devoted soccer supporters, who believed that Argentina would win its opening match.
The information that was supplied by Coingecko indicates that the price of an ARG token before to the beginning of the match was $7.21.
However, as a result of the soccer team led by Lionel Messi’s poor performance, the price of the token fell by 31% to reach $4.96 by the time the game was over. It then rose to $5.22 at the time this article was written, but it had already reached $5.22 when it was written.
On the other hand, the floor price of “The Saudis,” a Saudi Arabian-themed nonfungible token (NFT) collection that is unrelated to the soccer team, increased by 52.6% over the same period of time, going from 0.196 Ether (ETH) to 0.3 Ether before leveling off at a price of 0.225 Ether, which is approximately $250 in value. “The Saudis” does not have any connection to the Saudi Arabian national soccer team.
On the Socios platform, which is a blockchain-powered fan engagement platform, CHZ operates as a native ERC-20 token. Socios is one of the most prominent factors behind the recent growth in the number of sports-fan tokens.
Despite the fact that the tokens do not represent ownership in the teams, buyers of them are provided access to certain awards and the opportunity to vote on certain decisions made by the teams that sponsor them. This is the case even if the tokens do not reflect ownership in the teams.
In the recent past, there has also been an increase in demand for fan-based tokens in the business of athletics.
Since January 2022, the volume of token sales has climbed by more than 250% on a month-to-month basis on average. This growth can be traced back to the beginning of the year.
Despite the fact that they were not designed to be used in this manner, it seems that some individuals have understood the tokens as a way to indirectly gamble on the success of the teams who are utilizing them.
The value of the tokens may also be impacted by occurrences and tendencies that are unrelated to the success of specific soccer teams. For example, the natural ebb and flow of cryptocurrency markets as well as breaking news may have an effect on the value of the tokens.
In May, the blockchain-based decentralized smart contract platform Algorand became the first official sponsor of the FIFA World Cup to be powered by blockchain technology.
The final round of the competition is set to take place on December 18 this year.
This article was originally reported on Blockchain News.