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Cristiano Ronaldo unveils fourth NFT collection with Binance despite lawsuit

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Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has announced the launch of his fourth collection of non-fungible tokens (NFT) in partnership with Binance.

The new collection, set to launch on May 29 on the Binance NFT Marketplace, will celebrate the footballer’s history and include highlights from his career.

In a blog post from Binance, Cristiano Ronaldo commented:

“My football journey has seen me travel around the world, and I have been honored to play for some of the most prestigious clubs out there. And now it’s your turn to join me on that journey too.

The number of NFTs in the new collection will not be announced until the series launches and a price has not been mentioned yet. However, the post stated that the price will be the same for each “Regular NFT” while the price for the “Super Rare Ultimate NFT” in the set will vary.

Previous NFT events featuring Cristiano Ronaldo come with perks outside the digital world including a premium experience where holders were invited to play football with the legend himself as part of a Binance promotion.

As Cointelegraph reported in November of 2023, the soccer star was sued in a class action lawsuit in a U.S. District Court in Florida over his previous involvement in NFT block sales with Binance.

The plaintiffs alleged in the lawsuit that Ronaldo “promoted, aided, and/or actively participated in the offer and sale of unregistered securities in coordination with Binance,” and that he should have known that Binance was engaged in such activities.

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The lawsuit against Cristiano Rinaldo stems from Binance’s previous legal troubles that culminated in the conviction of its founder Changpeng “CZ” Zhao in the United States on charges of enabling fraud. He was sentenced in April 2024 to four months in prison for his role in an alleged money laundering scheme.

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