Mexican soccer membership Tigres is now accepting bitcoin as fee for match tickets, the group mentioned in a statement Wednesday.
Tigres supporters will already have the ability to use cryptocurrencies to buy tickets for the membership’s subsequent match in opposition to America on April 23 by means of a partnership established between Latin American cryptocurrency change Bitso and on-line Mexican ticketing platform Boletomovil. Bitcoin funds firm BitPay is additionally becoming a member of the collaboration to make the mixing occur.
“Our commitment is to make cryptocurrencies useful for everyone,” mentioned Daniel Vogel, Bitso co-founder and CEO, in a press release. “We love this agreement between Bitso and Boletomovil which will allow the day-to-day usage of cryptocurrencies for our clients in Tigres’ sports events, thus extending its usage as payment method for any type of event.”
The acceptance of Bitcoin funds marks one other step within the partnership between the Mexican soccer group and the cryptocurrency change.
Bitso turned a Tigres sponsor in November. At the time, the duo mentioned they would discover new alternatives for the membership because it sought to combine extra aspects of the burgeoning business onto its operations. The change is additionally a sponsor of Mexico’s nationwide soccer group.
“Since we announced our alliance with Bitso, we talked about the possibility of exploring new opportunities for the club, and today is the day to continue growing together,” mentioned Mauricio Culebro Galván, president of Tigres. “Tigres continues to look to the future and new initiatives will surely come with Bitso to continue offering greater services.”
Boletomovil is trying into extending the acceptance of bitcoin in its platform past Tigres matches. According to the assertion, the co-founder and CEO of Boletomovil, Walter Gonzalez, mentioned the net ticketing providers supplier is open to including the choice fee technique throughout its platform.
“We are very happy with this alliance,” mentioned Gonzalez. “The use of cryptocurrencies is a reality, and whoever does not see it that way is staying in the past. With this agreement between Boletomovil and Bitso, we innovate to live up to what our clients require.”