The Perth Heat Australian baseball club has finally made a transition of paying its athletes in Bitcoin. The club will be using the Bitcoin lightning network for the sake of making payments to these professional baseball players and staff members as well. Australia is seeing a very pleasant boom of decentralization and adopting cryptocurrencies as various commitments have been made in the Senate to adopt crypto in multiple ways of life and business ventures. OpenNode is going to be the exclusive partner for this transition, thus helping the staff and athletes to make successive payments.
The athletes seem to be alright with the club taking this new approach with Bitcoin and specifically decentralization. They have been briefed already the steps they need to take to be able to get paid in Bitcoin on a monthly basis. This will prove to be an extremely valuable opportunity for this specific baseball club to come to the spotlight not only in Australia but on a global level. Seeing this step as an inspiration, many other sports clubs around the world might start accepting crypto or paying their staff and athletes in Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency for that matter.
Baseball Club will also Pay Staff in Bitcoin
Other than paying the players and staff members in Bitcoin, the Perth Heat club will also be accepting crypto for the sake of sponsorships and shopping of merchandise from fans through this specific mode of payment. The Perth baseball club has rebranded itself and is now being called the Bitcoin baseball team, which is a kind of free publicity for Bitcoin and moreover for the crypto market. Multiple Bitcoin branded merchandise has also been listed on the official website of the club, which demonstrates a long-term commitment to Bitcoin and the crypto market.
The CEO of Perth Heat is of the impression that accepting Bitcoin protocol will help them to create a specific vibe that is welcoming others to the possibility of doing the same, thus developing a sense of community and a truly decentralized monetary system for the good of people. The rollout has already been done, and players along with staff members will receive their paychecks in Bitcoin.