Philippine Boxing Champion Manny Pacquiao creates own crypto coin
Though this blog primarily focuses on blockchain, and the influence it has on business and society in general, it's important to point out the potential opportunities blockchain has opened up to those with great ambition.
Manny Pacquio has accomplished many things, from World Wide Boxing champ, actor, Philippine Basketball Association, Colonel in the Reserve Force, Senator, and devout Christian.
Pacquiao made history by being the first boxer ever to win world titles in eight weight divisions, having won twelve major world titles, as well as being the first boxer to win the lineal championship in five different weight classes. Pacquiao is also the first boxer in history to win major world titles in four of the original eight weight classes of boxing, also known as the "glamour divisions": flyweight, featherweight, lightweight and welterweight.
Now he has his own digital coin.
The PAC coin.
As a businessman, Pacquio has harnessed the potential of blockchain combined with his celebrity status.
Having your own coin is not for everybody, and there are certainly a lot of scams to be aware of.
But if one does their own due diligence ( I am not endorsing this coin or any other) you have the opportunity to see just what doors blockchain has opened up.
“By having his PAC Tokens, (Pacquaio’s fans) become a privileged group who will have opportunities to connect with him on a whole new level,” said Jeffrey Lin, CEO of GCOX, a Singaporean-based crypto exchange marketed as a ‘disruption’ to the entertainment industry.
“While Senator Manny is busy serving his people, we hope to help him reach out to his fans and engage with them regularly,” said Lin
'Caveat emptor' should always be the word though when exploring these types of opportunites.
I am not a financial advisor, nor am I giving financial advice.
There is a business model now in Blockchain that did not exist even 10 years ago.
There are many great opportunites.
My main takeaway on Manny Pacquaio is this: his ambition to explore this avenue of technology is admirable, and I wish him well.