Mark Cuban, famed billionaire investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, took to Twitter yesterday to confirm that fans would be able to buy Mavs tickets with Bitcoin starting “next season.” The next NBA season commences this fall, so we could see the ability to buy Mavs tickets with BTC before the end of the calendar year.
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) January 16, 2018
Bloomberg then emailed Cuban looking for confirmation and further details, to which Cuban responded by saying that the Mavs will be accepting Ethereum tokens as well.
“We will be taking Ether as well,” Cuban told Bloomberg Business. “As far as tokens, we will be taking tokens originated by companies we have business relationships.”
He also said in his statement that altcoins that originate from companies that have preexisting relationships with the Mavericks will also be accepted — although which companies those are aren’t clear. Perhaps this is a sign that some Mavs partners have ICOs (initial coin offerings) planned.
“Some people want to buy products in crypto to prove a point. We are happy to make it easy for them,” Cuban wrote in the Bloomberg email. “And for Existing Mavs fans who prefer to spend cryptocurrency we are happy to make it easy for them.”