Cristiano Ronaldo, the renowned soccer legend, recently underwent a lie detector test where he disclosed his involvement in the world of nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and hinted at plans for future NFT collections.
The lie detector test coincided with the launch of Ronaldo’s second NFT collection, developed in partnership with the cryptocurrency exchange Binance. This collection, released in July, celebrated Ronaldo’s achievement as the highest goal scorer in the sport. During the test, Ronaldo faced a series of soccer-related yes-or-no questions, including inquiries such as “Will Portugal win the World Cup?” and “Will you still be playing at your highest level in your 40s?”
Ronaldo’s NFT Ownership Confirmed
When asked if he currently owns any NFTs, Ronaldo responded with a confident “yes.” The lie detector test results supported his claim, confirming the truth of his statement. Similarly, when queried about his future plans to release more NFTs, the test validated his intentions.
Ronaldo initiated his NFT journey by partnering with Binance in 2022. This collaboration aims to introduce Web3 technology to soccer fans worldwide through a series of NFT campaigns. Ronaldo’s NFT releases offer fans exclusive opportunities to engage with the soccer superstar, further bridging the gap between the athlete and his global fanbase.
Ronaldinho Gaúcho’s Crypto Involvement
In contrast to Ronaldo’s positive NFT endeavors, Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho Gaúcho found himself embroiled in a crypto fraud investigation in Brazil. Local media reported on August 27 that Ronaldinho failed to appear before Congress regarding an investigation into a pyramid scheme allegedly linked to one of his companies.
Ronaldinho eventually appeared before a committee inquiry on August 31, vehemently denying any involvement in the scheme, which promised a daily 2% return on cryptocurrency investments. A lawsuit seeking $61 million in damages was filed against the company, with Ronaldinho disavowing any partnership with it. He asserted that the company had used his images without authorization and claimed that he, too, had fallen victim to the fraudulent scheme.