Friday, September 30

Bitcoin “Sparkles” in Argentine soccer

Key facts:
  • Sacachispas, from the third division, already accepts cryptocurrencies in its stadium.

  • The Villa Soldati complex is popular for its campaigns and social media activity.

Sacachispas, a historic club from the rising divisions of Argentine soccer, announced an agreement with Binance to begin accepting cryptocurrencies in its activities. At the moment, the stadium buffet accepts payments in bitcoin (BTC) on match days.

Through a Twitter post, the club communicated its alliance with Binance. «The biggest club in Argentina has to have as an ally the biggest in the world Cripto. Welcome Binance to the planet Saca », indicates the text with which they welcomed their new partner.

For the moment, the renowned exchange is not an official sponsor of the Buenos Aires cast, but an ally in its premise of adopting cryptocurrencies. However, the portal BAE Business points out that the institution’s authorities do not rule out sealing a sponsorship agreement with the exchange house.

Previously, Sacachispas had consulted through a tweet about the best options to “invest in cryptocurrencies.” What is striking about this is that several local companies, and even the NGO Bitcoin Argentina itself, answered the question and made themselves available.

Sacachispas members and fans can buy supplies with cryptocurrencies
in their stadium. Source: Twitter.

Ultimately, it was Binance that appears to have won the ‘dispute’. And his intervention has already been made effective. On October 16, with the return of the public to the “Saca” field after the COVID-19 pandemic, the club buffet he looked proud a sign indicating the possibility of paying with cryptocurrencies.

Although no further details were given in this regard, in principle this would have been achieved from Binance Pay, the exchange’s retail payments tool.

The curious popularity that Sacachispas gained

Currently, Sacachispas is a member of the Primera B Metropolitana. It is the third category of Argentine football, in which only teams from the region called Greater Buenos Aires compete, which includes the Federal Capital and its surroundings. For the institution founded in 1948, this is quite an achievement, and represents its best sporting moment in its 72 years of life.

This ensemble of the Villa Soldati neighborhood has become popular in recent years by various campaigns both in social networks and in the first team meetings. For example, when Argentine star Lionel Messi was left without a club after leaving FC Barcelona, ​​”Lila” openly offered to include him in their ranks. This post It caused a lot of grace in the Argentine soccer environment.

Similarly, the club was recognized in several opportunities for his witty staging on the courts. In reference to national dates or popular festivities, the players have posed for the traditional pre-match photo with superhero masks, Christmas hats and outfits alluding to the Easter bunny.

Bitcoin, more and more »figure» in Argentine soccer

This adoption of cryptocurrencies is not the first to occur in soccer in Argentina. As CriptoNoticias reported recently, the Huracán club – of the first division – incorporated the Decrypto exchange house as the main sponsor on its shirt.

In addition, the Argentine tournament itself and the national team of that country have a sponsor of the ecosystem. This is, a platform that develops fan tokens and that has given its name to the cup currently played by the best teams in that sport in the country.