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NBA Blockchain Advisory Committee backed by franchise owners

NBA franchise owners and long time crypto advocates have formed an NBA Blockchain advisory committee for the NBA

An advisory committee including well known billionaires and blockchain advocates has been formed in relation to blockchain.

The billionaires involved in this committee own NBA teams such as the Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Boston Celtic, Sacramento Kings and the Utah Jazz.

The reason for this committee is due to the NBA looking at the possibility of incorporating blockchain and crypto solutions in the industry within the near future.

Sportico.com contributors, Scott Soshnick and Eben Novy-Williams spoke to blockchain advocate and Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban (pictured) on the new committee.

Mark Cuban - AIBC News

Cuban told Soshnick and Novy-Williams that this new committee has little to do with NBA TopShot (a platform which allows people to trade and buy digital collectibles of NBA moments) and is more focused on blockchain applications.

In addition to Mark Cuban, the NBA Committee's members include:

  • Joe Tsai (Brooklyn Nets)
    Joe Tsai Brooklyn Nets - AIBC News
  • Ted Leonsis (Washington Wizards)
    Ted Leonsis -  AIBC News
  • Steve Pagliuca (Boston Celtics)
    Steve Pagluica - AIBC News
  • Vivek Ranadive (Sacramento Kings)
    Vivek Ranadive - AIBC News
  • Ryan Smith (Utah Jazz)
    Ryan Smith Utah Jazz - AIBC News

These members are known to be long term admirers and supporters of crypto and blockchain.

Mark Cuban has been an advocate for blockchain for a long time, with investments in NFTs and crypto alike. So much so that recently, the Dallas Mavericks owner announced that his basketball team will now be able to accept doge coin (DOGE) as a form of payment via Bitpay.

Vivek Ranadive, owner of Sacramento Kings, also allows his basketball team to accept bitcoin. This form of payment was introduced by the owner back in 2014.

Meanwhile, one of Boston Celtics owners, Steve Pagliuca, is also the co-chairman of Bain Capital, which has invested millions over years in blockchain projects.

Blockchain and crypto could have a massive impact in the NBA, providing solutions on:

  • Ticket systems and purchasing
  • Giveaways
  • NFT digital collectibles
  • Digital signed memorabilia from basketball players
  • The retirement of jerseys and numbers

Cryptocurrencies can be leveraged for all these items alongside those matchday items that fans seek such as merchandise and food and drinks.

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