Sorare, this virtual trading paradise that (really) fascinates football fans

DECRYPTION – Nearly two million users play the French fantasy game, where investments and resales mingle, as in real football.

For the last time before a forced rest, hundreds of followers will scrutinize the performances of their foals playing in Ligue 1, this weekend on the occasion of the last day. But these diligent followers, budding scouts, are not paid to do so. Rather, they pay to do it. On the Sorare platform, you have to pay a certain amount of money in Ethereum (a cryptocurrency) to then own a player, or a unique version of a player, attested by his NFT (non-fungible token allowing to authenticate the ownership ). Then come the weekends and the various competitions or leagues, arbitrated by the ratings given to the players on the field.

A clever mix of various origins, from the Panini card to the fantasy game Mon Petit Gazon. “When I was young, I was a big fan of Panini cards, and like many children, I filled in the albums for major international competitions.recounts Nicolas Julia, one of the co-founders of Sorare. We…

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