US Basketball Team, NBA’s Rockets, Partner with Crypto Firm
AntPool, a BTC mining subsidiary of Bitmain, has officially partnered with the NBA’s Houston Rockets, a basketball team based in the US.
The sponsorship agreement is due to cover this year’s 2018 to 2019 sporting season. The official statement came shortly after the Chinese mining company AntPool selected Houston, Texas to be its next target for expansion.
The mutually beneficial partnership means that AntPool will hold its conference at the team’s home arena, the Toyota Center arena, this January.
Haijiao Li, the manager of the corporation’s operations abroad, stated that as the crypto sector progresses worldwide, it is becoming crucial for companies to become leaders in helping consumers comprehend and become accustomed to cryptocurrencies.
He expressed his excitement at the innovative partnership, and that the company looks forward to welcoming fans and investors alike to the conference this winter to help them discover how crypto technology is making waves in the industry.
AntPool is responsible for mining the 2nd biggest number of BTC worldwide- around 15% of blocks mined.