Instead of cash or their credit card, fans will now be able to buy tickets to follow the matches, as well as drinks and food with the queen of cryptocurrencies. To achieve this, the club has entered into a partnership with the Isle of Man-based company CoinCorner, which produces the Bold Card, a contactless card for payment with BTC.
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Payments will be possible from Oxford Club’s next match scheduled for Saturday August 6 against Eastbourne Borough, at the start of the 2021-2022 National League South season. This is the equivalent of the 6e division of the English football league. It’s 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 move will set a trend across all divisions of the Non-League and Football League as digital currency becomes the new normal for supporters and sporting event organizers in the UK. United also added Daniel Scott, CEO of CoinCorner.
Cryptos are becoming popular in the world of football
Before Oxford City, other clubs have already taken the gamble of offering their supporters the use of Bitcoin or other digital currencies at the stadium. This is the case of Sao Paulo, one of the biggest clubs in Brazil, which has allowed ticket purchases with Bitcoin and Shiba Inu for several months. Proof of the growing interest of football for the crypto universe, we can also point out the conclusion of a exclusive partnership between Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo and the Binance cryptocurrency exchange.
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Meanwhile, BTC is trading at $23,413, having broken through the $24,000 mark in late July. According TradingBeaststhe predicted maximum price for BTC by December 2022 is $28,407.927.