By Thilo Kunkel, Ph.D. The Sacramento Kings were the first professional sport franchise to accept Bitcoin as a form of payment in March 2014. Since then, sport organizations have been joining the wave of cryptocurrencies with the Dallas Mavericks scheduled to accept Cryptocurrency to purchase tickets in the 2018/19 season. The Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban isn’t only on the forefront of accepting Cryptocurrency as a … Continue reading The Future of Fantasy Sport? How Stryking is Rewarding Users with Cryptocurrency
The sport industry is abuzz with how blockchain can be harnessed to breed efficiencies and positive fan sentiment. Teams like the Dallas Mavericks have announced they will accept cryptocurrencies as payment for tickets as early as next season. As use of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency become more acceptable in the sport industry, the looming question is how far into the industry will they reach? Global … Continue reading Can Blockchain Technology Change Ticket Sales In Sports?
It’s no secret that NFL teams face a tough battle attracting fans out of their homes and into stadiums for games. Due to technology that has made television pictures clearer and more realistic, along with a burgeoning second screen experience, over 57-percent of sports fans say they would rather watch games at home. Teams aren’t giving up in the fight to attract fans to games. … Continue reading NFL Teams Turn To Smartphones To Improve Fans’ Experiences
Steph Curry has done the impossible over the last two NBA seasons. Public interest in Curry has reached unprecedented levels due to his helping the Warriors win the team’s first NBA Championship in 40 years, the team accumulating the most regular-season wins in NBA history and Curry being named the back-to-back NBA MVP. Now, as the team prepares for its second straight NBA Finals appearance, … Continue reading Steph Curry’s Success Creates New Social Media Options For Athletes
With the revolution of social media, celebrities are more accessible than ever before. At the same time, those who aren’t always in the limelight now have the opportunity to build his or her personal brand and that’s exactly what free agent offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz has done with his use of Twitter. He joined the social media site in 2011 when he had to sit … Continue reading NFL Player Geoff Schwartz Uses Social Media To Build An Impactful Off-Field Brand
The race to capture American soccer fans’ viewership attention just gained another runner. August 14 marked the beginning of Fox and the Deutsche Football League’s five-year United States television agreement. Under the deal, for the first time, all 306 of the Bundesliga’s matches will be aired in the United States across television, digital and mobile platforms. The announcement of Fox’s deal with the DFL signals … Continue reading Global Soccer Leagues Turn To Digital Strategies To Compete For Viewership And Fans In The United States
The United States Women’s National Team won on and off of the soccer pitch on Sunday night. 26.7 million Americans tuned in on Sunday night to watch the Americans beat Japan in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. That more Americans tuned in to watch this soccer match than any other in American history is significant to the growth of the game’s popularity in the … Continue reading Why Carli Lloyd’s Instagram Account Is The Key To Growing Soccer Interest In The U.S.