LATEST: Bulgaria’s Oldest Football Club, Botev Plovdiv FC, Adopts Bitcoin Payments and Lightning Network

Bulgaria’s historic Botev Plovdiv FC has embraced Bitcoin and the Lightning Network for fan payments, making them pioneers in the football industry. Fans can now use Bitcoin for peer-to-peer transactions at fan shops and matches, with plans to extend this to ticketing and the online store. The move was made possible through a partnership with BTCPay Server and The club’s president expressed optimism about the Lightning Network’s potential. This initiative follows a trend, with UK-based Real Bedford being the world’s first football club to adopt Bitcoin. Football’s growing Bitcoin adoption aims to enhance financial responsibility in the sport.

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