Bitcoin continues to take root in the NBA

Dallas Mavericks, an NBA team, began accepting bitcoin payments for tickets to team matches and merchandise, through its online store. The information was released by sports journalist Jeff Eisenband, through Twitter, this Tuesday, August 13.

In his message on the social network, Eisenband said that fans could pay with bitcoins through the “Mavs” page through the BitPay payment gateway. BitPay itself confirmed the information in response to the journalist’s tweet.

With this initiative, Dallas Mavericks is the second team in the NBA to accept payments with bitcoin in its store. However, it has been 5 years since the Sacramento Kings became the first franchise in the league to allow their fans to buy merchandise and box office using BTC.

Paradoxically, the announcement by the Mavs comes shortly after its owner, Mark Cuban, issued some comments against bitcoin. During an interview with an American medium on August 9, Cuban said he considered bitcoin basically the same as gold, in terms of investment. “I hate gold,” he added.

For the Dallas team owner, both bitcoin and gold are simply “collectibles” and their values ​​are based on supply and demand. With regard to cryptocurrency, he clarified that there was “good news.” He referred to the limited offer, with the maximum issuance set at 21,000,000 BTC.

The antecedent of the Sacramento Kings is not only that they accept BTC since 2014. The Californian team also joined cryptocurrency mining in 2018. The franchise informed at the time about an alliance with the MiningForGood charity program, whose miners would operate at headquarters of the team, the Golden 1 Center. The objective of the project is to undermine ethers to finance a scholarship program for young people from the black communities of Sacramento.

Unlike the American football league, the NFL, in the NBA there is still not much interest in bitcoin. In the NFL, players like Russell Okung are not only enthusiasts of the Bitcoin ecosystem, but they actively promote it.

Source: Criptonoticias

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