Tag: sports

Apr 12 2021

Southampton F.C. Can Now Pay Player Bonuses In Bitcoin

English Premier League team Southampton has reportedly signed a deal with Coingaming Group that would let it pay player bonuses in bitcoin.Bitcoin continues to creep into professional soccer as Southampton Football Club signed a three-year deal with Coingaming Group to be the club’s main partner, which will see Sportsbet.io remain its jersey sponsor, according to a...

Bitcoin In Sports And What The Future Holds

Apr 12 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture football soccer sports

The sports industry represents a massive opportunity for Bitcoin adoption, as further sponsorships and deals are expected.Bitcoin has experienced seismic growth in the past few months: its price has risen dramatically since January 2021 and is expected to continue to trend upward. This growth...

Mar 15 2021

NFL Star Rob “The Gronk” Gronkowski Nets $1.8M in NFT Sales on OpenSea

The Gronk's Championship Series NFT Collection included five NFT collectables, one of which is totally unique.

Mar 04 2021

NFTs: Everything You Need to Know About the Non-Fungible Token Explosion

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are not a new phenomenon. The cryptosphere became aware several years ago when the “CryptoKitties” phenomenon took over the Ethereum blockchain, causing huge delays in transaction times and skyrocketing transaction fees. However, while NFTs may not be a new invention, the NFT corner of the crypto universe has once again been in …...

Feb 04 2021

Super Bowl LV: HODL Or Bet?

Some people hold bitcoin because it is sound money. Some buy it because they want to speculate. But there is an old connection between investors and bitcoin that you might have forgotten. One of the biggest sports, entertainment and betting events of the year is always the Super Bowl. Some of the first services in the world to accept bitcoin were online sportsbooks...

Dec 29 2020

Panthers’ Russell Okung Becomes First NFL Player to Be Paid in Bitcoin

Okung’s $13 million salary is being split fifty-fifty between bitcoin and fiat by way of Zap’s Strike product.

Dec 23 2020

Miami Heat’s Tyler Herro Lends Voiceover Chops to Dapper Labs’ NBA Top Shot

Dec 23 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  business dapper labs nba nfts sports

The Miami Heat's Tyler Herro is the first NBA player to provide a voiceover for a crypto game.

Dec 18 2020

FC Barcelona Footballer Invests $4.3M in Fan Token Platform Sorare

Sorare, the platform for digital soccer collectibles, announced that FC Barcelona's Gerard Piqué is investing $4.3 million in the NFT site.

Sep 23 2020

Chiliz Brings Sports to DeFi With Sell-Out Fan Token Sale

Chiliz, a platform that enables sports clubs to launch and sell their own digital Fan Tokens, has just completed a sell-out token sale for Turkish Football Club Trabzonspor. The token sale, announced earlier in September, was met with immediate demand from the Trabzonspor community, and all 625,000 $TRA tokens made available for the initial wave of the sale were sold out in under...

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