Instead of cash or a credit card, fans will now be able to buy tickets to follow matches, as well as drinks and food with the cryptocurrency queen. To do this, the club has partnered with Isle of Man-based CoinCorner, which issues a contactless Bold Card for BTC payments.
Cryptocurrency Payment: You can now pay for your football ticket with your Shiba Inu (SHIB)!
Payments will be possible from Oxford Club’s next match scheduled for Saturday 6 August against Eastbourne Borough at the start of the 2021-22 National League South season. This is the equivalent of 6e division of the English Football League. This is a first in English football, but Justin Merritt, the club’s director of football, believes the innovation will soon spread to other clubs.
” We believe this initiative will set a trend across all non-league and Football League divisions as digital currency becomes the new normal for fans and sporting events organizers in the UK. also added Daniel Scott, CEO of CoinCorner.
Cryptocurrencies are becoming popular in the world of football
Prior to Oxford City, other clubs had already taken the risk of inviting their fans to use bitcoin or other digital currencies in the stadium. This is the case of São Paulo, one of the biggest clubs in Brazil, which for several months allowed buying tickets with bitcoin and shiba inu. As evidence of the growing interest of football in the crypto universe, we can also point to the conclusion exclusive partnership between the Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo and the Binance cryptocurrency exchange.
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Meanwhile, BTC is trading at $23,413 after breaking the $24,000 mark at the end of July. According Trading Beaststhe predicted maximum price of BTC by December 2022 is $28,407,927.