Dogecoin, a cryptocurrency born out of a joke, can now be used as payment for tickets and merchandise for the Dallas Mavericks basketball team.
March 5, 2021 | AtoZ Markets – Dogecoin (DOGE) can now be used for National Basketball Association (NBA) tickets. Developed on internet streaming, DOGE is now valid for the Dallas Mavericks basketball team’s ticket and product payments.
Dallas Mavericks Now Accepts Dogecoin
The NBA announced on Thursday the Dallas Mavericks basketball team as the first major business to adopt the DOGE cryptocurrency. It has been reported that users will allow conversion between digital currency and fiat via BitPay.
We're proud to be the first business to accept the #crypto Dogecoin for payment using BitPay! 🙌— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) March 4, 2021
You can now use #Dogecoin to buy tickets and merch online, making @DallasMavsShop more accessible to MFFLs everywhere! pic.twitter.com/1N0fk0NjAT
Mavericks has been accepting Bitcoin (BTC) payments via BitPay for almost two years . They were the second NBA team to start accepting BTC, after the Sacramento Kings.
In addition to DOGE and BTC, Mavericks fans can pay using Bitcoin Cash (BCH), USDC, GUSD, PAX and BUSD.
BitPay CEO Stephen Pair said they helped pave the way for the NBA team to adopt cryptocurrency :
“BitPay believes that as the prevalence of cryptocurrencies increases, it reaches a milestone that will forever change trust in the industry and pave the way for blockchain payments that will transform the investment or spending habits of consumers and businesses.”
Mark Cuban, owner of Mavericks, confirmed the news and clarified his ideas to include DOGE payments:
“This is real. And why not buy it? Our payment gateways support it. We’ll ‘HODL’ anything we get. And that’s great PR, also fun!”
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