A popular Bitcoin exchange identified as CoinCorner has partnered with Oxford City Football Club to accept Bitcoin. The exchange confirmed the development through a blog post relayed on its official handle. As reported, Oxford City FC has become the first national football club to partner with CoinCorner and accept Bitcoin.
As revealed, Oxford City Football Club has embarked on a multi-year partnership with CoinCorner. Thus, making the National League Club the first football club to accept matchday payments in Bitcoin and lightning. The deal will further enable enthusiasts use Bitcoin and Lightning to pay for tickets, food, and drink inside the RAW charging stadium. This process is an alternative to the usual cash and card method.
Furthermore, users can now make payments using CoinCorner’s Bolt Card. This card is recognized as the first Contactless Bitcoin Lightning card. CoinCorner has organized a limited edition run of Oxford City Football Club branded Bolt Cards to commemorate the partnership. The cards are now available for purchase at the club shop.
Additionally, the National League Club has confirmed CoinCorner as its back-of-shirt sponsor. This was established during the release of the first-team men’s home kit last week, as the Bitcoin logo will appear on both home and away kits.
CoinCorner CEO, Oxford City Football Club Director, reacts to the partnership
CoinCorner CEO, Danny Scott revealed the partnership between both parties is excellent as they are both resourceful. Danny expressed his delight over the emergence of Oxford Football City Football Club as the first club to embrace Bitcoin payment in the national league. Likewise, he believes this partnership will set the trend for all Non-League and Football League to accept digital currency as the new standard for sports enthusiasts across UK.
According to Oxford City FC Director of Football Justin Merritt, over 3.3 million people in the UK possess Bitcoin. This, according to him, represents a million increase compared to the previous year. Justin stated that the rise authenticates the growing acceptability of Bitcoin in the modern, digital age. Also, he noted that the club plans to work tirelessly working towards refining and developing its customer’s experience.
The director further that the partnership is essential in achieving this goal. He stated that adopting latest technologies and inventions is part of its long-term goal to ensure Oxford can continuously run as an autonomous club. Justin believes that with time paying with bitcoin will become a new norm in English football.