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NBA’s Sacramento Kings become first pro sports team to accept Bitcoin

16
Jan
2014

The Sacramento Kings are now accepting Bitcoin. The Kings say theyre the first professional sports franchise to embrace the virtual currency — which has rocketed in value but still lacks widespread support from retailers and other businesses. When I sold the NBA on keeping the team in Sacramento, my pitch included using the sports franchise as a social network to push the technology envelope, said Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadive in an interview with ESPN.

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