The Dallas Mavericks, the U.S. basketball team, will begin accepting cryptocurrency payments during their next season, according to owner and investor Mark Cuban.
In a follow-up comment to CoinDesk, Cuban confirmed the news and said that the team would take both bitcoin and ethers – as well as “possibly some other currencies.”
“We will be adding a crypto payment ability for next season. We will accept BTC, Eth, possibly some other currencies. [That’s] to be determined.”
Cuban is a backer of industry firms such as crypto-asset investment fund 1confirmation, and Unikrn, an e-sports company within the “Shark Tank” VC’s portfolio, recently held an initial coin offering that ultimately raised $31 million.
Though he didn’t offer any specifics, Cuban suggested that the Mavericks’ crypto-payments system could, when launched, offer support for other tokens as well beyond the more well-known cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ether.
“We will also look at accepting tokens from companies we have traditional business relationships with as a way to expand our customer base,” he told CoinDesk.
Michael del Castillo contributed reporting.
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Mark Cuban: Dallas Mavericks to Accept Bitcoin, Ether 'Next Season'