One of the most successful soccer clubs in Mexico – Tigres – partnered with Bitso to enable fans to purchase tickets in bitcoin.
The latest cryptocurrency adoption does not end there, as the leading delivery platform in South America – Rappi – and the renowned provider of jewelry and precious metals – SFL Maven – revealed the same intentions.
Seven-time champion of Mexico’s premium soccer league – Tigres – disclosed it collaborated with Bitso (a major cryptocurrency exchange in Latin America) and Boletomóvil (a platform for purchasing tickets) to allow its fans to buy passes for matches and entertainment events in bitcoin. The initiative will see the light of day this weekend when the team faces its big rival – America.
Daniel Vogel – Co-Founder and CEO of Bitso – said his company’s main goal is to make digital assets “useful for all people.” The partnership with Tigres will enhance the daily employment of cryptocurrencies in sporting events, “thus extending its use as a payment method for any type of event,” he added.
For his part, Walter Gonzales – Co-Founder and CEO of Boletomóvil – opined that bitcoin and the altcoins have emerged as a flourishing asset class, and “whoever does not see it that way is staying in the past.”
“With this agreement between Boletomóvil and Bitso, we innovate to live up to what our clients require,” Gonzales stated.
Mauricio Culebro Galván – President of Club Tigres – assured this will not be the last cryptocurrency endeavor introduced by the team:
“Tigres continued to look to the future, and new initiatives will surely come with Bitso to continue offering greater services.”
Soccer is sport number one in Mexico. According to a study, over 55% of the local population is interested in it and supports one of the local teams. Tigres’ stadium, called Estadio Universitario (nicknamed “El Volcan”), hosts over 40,000 fans almost every time the club plays there.