Barcelona have announced that they have sold Barca Studios to power their NFT project and other strategic communication systems such as audiovisualls, block chain and Web 3 strategy.
In a statement on the club’s website, the Spanish giants clarified that the decision to sell out a part of the studio was finalized by the club’s General Assembly meeting which was held on October 23.
According to the club, only 24.5% of the club’s studio will be sold out to Socios.com at an amount estimated to be running into millions of euros
“FC Barcelona have cleared the air that 24.5% of the club’s studios will be sold to socio.com a the sum of 100 million euros to help the club push its audiovisual, web 3 a and NFT strategy.,” the club said in a statement.
The statement went on to ground the decision to carry out the sale in line with the resolution of the club’s General Assembly held on October 23.
“The decision to proceed with the sale has been the outcome of the club’s General Assembly meeting,” they clarified.
FC Barcelona announces the sale of 24.5% of Barça Studios to the company https://t.co/SkC8g62KY4 for 100 million euros to accelerate the club’s audiovisual, blockchain, NFT and Web.3 strategy.— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 1, 2022
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