American basketball team Dallas Mavericks from Mark Cuban accepts bitcoin

American basketball team Dallas Mavericks from Mark Cuban accepts bitcoin

The Dallas Mavericks accepts bitcoin as payment, you can now buy tickets and merchandise with BTC. This makes the Mavs the second team to accept bitcoin, the Sacramento Kings were earlier.

European history

You may know the Dallas Mavericks, since many Europeans have been playing here since the 1990s. The German Dirk Nowitzki played with the Mavericks from 1998 and in 2007 he was even named best player of the NBA. At the end of last season, he decided to stop but not without passing on the torch to another young European. In his first season, the Slovenian Luka Dončić was voted best newcomer of the year.

Well-known owner

And if you don’t know the players, you may have heard of Mark Cuban as the owner. He was the owner of Broadcast.com and is involved in the Shark Tank program. In addition, he does not hide his opinion. Does he disagree with a referee during a basketball game? Then he will hear that too. This also applies to journalists.

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Cuban is also a true cryptocurrency lover.

At the beginning of 2018, Mark Cuban already hinted that fans could buy bitcoin tickets quickly. A year and a half later, Cuban’s plans have come true and the Mavs are joining their NBA rivals, the Sacramento Kings.

The tweet below suggests that BitPay is assisting the basketball team to make this possible.

Happy to have you in the #crypto game @dallasmavs ?⛹️‍♀️⛹️‍♂️? https://t.co/DdYRlzWZan

– BitPay (@BitPay) August 13, 2019

Mark Cuban has been involved with cryptocurrency for some time. He invested in digital currency hedge funds and in various ICOs. He also helped launch the Ethereum-based Mercury protocol in August 2017.

He also expressed his opinion on American television about Libra, the currency of Facebook. He calls it wrong and even dangerous.

He is positive about bitcoin. During an interview he made the comparison with gold: “Both have foundations that are worth something. And both get their value from supply and demand. The advantage of bitcoin is that the stock is not infinite, gold is the opposite. New gold is found every day. “

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So it’s no surprise that the Dallas Mavericks accept bitcoin.


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