Fifa World Cup 2022 Fan Token News: Fan tokens linked to various national football teams have in the recent days saw huge trading activity as the world cup heat intensifies. On chain data shows a jump in trading volumes for these football fan tokens by as much as ten fold. However, these cryptocurrencies are following a pattern of negative sentiment around matches scheduled for the respective team’s fan tokens. The much sought after tournament is currently in group stage and is set to end with the Final match scheduled for December 17.
Ronaldo Linked Portugal Fan Token Better Than Messi Argentine Fan Token
The Argentine Football Association Fan Token (ARG) recently saw a steady decline following the Messi team’s shock loss to Saudi Arabia. Same was the case following Argentina’s victory later against Mexico. The defeat to Saudi Arabia led to a 25% decline in ARG price and a further 22% drop after the Mexico. On the other side, the Portugal National Team Fan Token (POR) rose by as much as 119% in the space of 10 days ahead of the tournament. However, it lost almost 50% of the value after the world cup began, despite an unbeaten streak by the team.
The fall in fan token prices could likely be linked to the recent bloodbath in crypto prices. After the FTX and BlockFi bankruptcy situation, the market is struggling to recover. Experts say the football fan tokens saw a rise in volume by 10 times. Kaiko, a crypto data firm, said average daily trading volumes for the tokens rose to around $300 million in November from just $32 million last month.
The World Cup Curse On Markets
Interestingly, research suggests that the World Cup has had an adverse effect on traditional financial markets and likewise, the crypto market. It is found that the months during the 2014, 2018 and 2022 World Cups fared poorly for the crypto market. It was also found that the fan tokens dropped before the world cups began.
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