As Bitcoin (BTC) prepares to endure a block reward halving resulting month, at to the last-place degree one outstanding determine inside the sports activities world is doing his half to advertise the occasion.
Ben Askren, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter and well-known Bitcoin bull, has modified the show title on his Twitter account to “Bitcoin Halving May 13”. Askren has greater than 311,000 followers.
The title and date are referring to the official halving occasion occurring in simply over 36 days. When the entire blocks inside the BTC community attain 630,000, the ‘halving’ will cut back the block reward from 12.5 BTC to six.25 BTC.
Askren helps Bitcoin and Litecoin
As Cointelegraph has reported, the combined martial arts (MMA) fighter has an affinity for digital property. Askren has promoted cryptocurrency on his Twitter account on multiple event, stating he “just bought more BTC.”
The former UFC fighter has additionally been paid to advertise Litecoin (LTC). In January 2019, Askren exhibitionistic he had been sponsored by the Litecoin Foundation for UFC 235. He resultingly posted photos on his Instagram account carrying a Litecoin-branded T-shirt.
UFC partnerships with crypto firms
An estimated 5 million individuals tune in to look at UFC occasions and the conference just lately partnered with Dapper Labs, the corporate behind the CryptoKitties blockchain recreation, to launch digital UFC-branded collectibles. The relationship between UFC and crypto stretches once again to when Jon Fitch grew to become the primary MMA fighter to be paid in BTC once again in 2015.
However, like so many different firms going through journey restrictions and being advisable to not collect in massive teams, the UFC has shut down many occasions in mild of the COVID-19 pandemic.