Business 16 July 2018

Leonard Postrado

Bitcoin Cash-powered Ayr United off to a flyer in Scottish League debut

Bitcoin Cash (BCH), the only true Bitcoin and the world’s only functional cryptocurrency, gets a fitting introduction to football fans in the Scottish Championship after Ayr United repelled the gutsy Greenock Morton during its debut match at Somerset Park over the weekend.

Ayr United found itself trailing behind Morton in the first half after midfielder Michael Tidser drew first blood with a goal at the 14-minute mark. Ayr United leaned on forward Lawrence Shankland in the second half whose hat trick sealed a come-from-behind win for the team.

In April, Ayr United and CoinGeek.com signed a deal that let the cryptocurrency news website take over the shirt branding of the football club. This is considered to be a historic event as it’s the league’s first shirt sponsorship deal paid in Bitcoin BCH—the first public blockchain to sponsor a sporting club.

Ayr United’s Commercial Director Graeme Miller said accepting sponsorship payment in BCH, as well as promoting the crypto, was initially a big learning curve for the whole team. Nevertheless, Miller said they were very happy to be the first club to promote Bitcoin Cash to a wider audience.

Of course, it goes without saying that the launching of Ayr United’s new kit for the Scottish Championship drew media attention across the globe after it featured male and female models in body paint.

Long-time BCH advocate and CoinGeek.com owner Calvin Ayre hopes that the sponsorship of Ayr United, with the use of BCH, will encourage merchants to use the cryptocurrency as global payments system.

“I think it’s great for BCH that such boundaries and promotional ideas are being used to show merchants and consumers that BCH really is the only true Bitcoin,” Ayre said.

Bitcoin BCH, with its very low transaction fees, is the best choice for both merchants and customers in a Bitcoin commerce (bCommerce) future. We encourage merchants and companies to take a serious look at Bitcoin BCH, as it’s the best on the market for payments and will soon be best of breed in all other areas, including smart contracts and tokens.

If you’re interested in helping the growth of merchant adoption of Bitcoin BCH, join the bComm Association, an industry group that intends to be the focal point for miners, merchants, exchanges, developers and members of the BCH community. Developers and merchants of the Bitcoin BCH community will also be on hand for the first CoinGeek Week happening in London in November. Register here, and be the first to know when tickets go on sale.

Note: Tokens on the Bitcoin Core (SegWit) chain are referenced as BTC coins; tokens on the Bitcoin Cash ABC chain are referenced as BCH, BCH-ABC or BAB coins.

Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) is today the only Bitcoin project that follows the original Satoshi Nakamoto whitepaper, and that follows the original Satoshi protocol and design. BSV is the only public blockchain that maintains the original vision for Bitcoin and will massively scale to become the world’s new money and enterprise blockchain.

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