A multi-year partnership has been confirmed between the “Sacramento Kings” (the professional team of NBA) and Ankr (a blockchain firm that provides services of cloud computing). During the whole engagement, both bodies will construct educational content regarding the blockchain technology and crypto space.
The latest crypto endeavor of the Kings
The respective news has been announced by the National Basketball Association on its official website. Other than educating the fans of sports regarding the values of the virtual asset industry through hosting occasions and constructing several projects, the Ankr and Sacramento Kings will also organize a yearly occasion at the venue of “Golden 1 Center.” At the respective event, the developers and students will be invited to know about the advancements incorporated in the world of cryptocurrency. The Sacramento Kings’ Owner and Chairman Vivek Ranadivé expressed his opinion regarding the partnership by stating that Sports can certainly become a strong platform to instruct about and accept the innovation.
He added that the collaboration with Ankr will be taken to a further step of making alignment between the companies for future initiatives and the opportunities for the crypto economy. Chandler Song admired the NBA group’s intention to move toward the latest technologies, which raised expectations about many new doors to be opened by the initiative in the case of both the crypto community and the sports fans. He also mentioned that they have frequently checked the data center of Kings for digital-asset mining present within their other facilities.
He additionally appreciated the sincerity of Vivek to welcome the latest technologies. There is a fine association between both the companies in endorsing the implementation of the technologies of Web 3. Ankr is known to be a software venue and a provider of decentralized infrastructure. It started its operations in 2017 regarding the development of Web3 (the internet services’ third generation for applications and websites).
Players to be given salaries in crypto
During this year’s April, Sacramento Kings’ Chairman declared that all the respective employees working in the organization along with players would be allowed to choose if they like to have their salaries in Bitcoin (BTC) rather than the U.S. dollar. Another team of the NBA, “Dallas Mavericks,” has also accepted virtual asset payments. The club of Mark Cuban also permits the settlements with Dogecoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum in addition to Bitcoin.