The latest season of the National Football League (NFL) got off to a flying start yesterday, with a few upsets amongst the outcomes. Fantasy NFL players were also in for a nice surprise, as BitPay signed a last-minute deal with FanDuel, allowing players to deposit in Bitcoin and enter epic contests to win a wide range of prizes. Players on the FanDuel app will be able to wager their BTC against friends, in global leagues, and place sportsbook bets on their favorite teams, giving Bitcoiners a new way to splash the digital cash.
A Bigger Shock Than Brown Heading to the Patriots
As the NFL season opener was dominated by the news of Antonio Brown signing a midnight deal with the Patriots worth a rumored $15 million, the BitPay announcement slid largely under the radar. However, die-hard FanDuel users will have noticed the new deposit feature, placing their very first Bitcoins into the FanDual ecosystem. Speaking in the matter, Sonny Singh – BitPay’s Chief Commercial Officer – said:
NFL Football is one of the most popular sporting events to watch and the start of the football season makes it a perfect time to introduce Bitcoin to these fans.
BitPay Signing Deals and Taking Deposits
BitPay might not be the most loved crypto payment processor in the world, but it’s certainly making a name for itself. It’s estimated that BitPay processed around $1 trillion in crypto payments in 2018, with 2019 set to blow that record out of the water. However, after pulling its services out of Germany following a new set of crypto regulations, it very much looks as if BitPay is turning its attention to American markets. Teaming up with FanDual is a great move for the crypto payment processor as the brand has some major companies under its umbrella – including Betfair US, DRAFT, and TVG.
We might have seen a few upsets on the opening day of the NFL, but BitPay looks like it was the big winner. As the weeks go on, more and more fans will begin sinking their teeth into the Bitcoin deposit options, giving players the chance to win bigger!