GMO Coin to be Official Sponsor of Japanese Baseball Team

GMO Coin has declared today that it is the official sponsor of the Japanese baseball team, the Chiba Lotte Marines
26 June 2018   1312

Chiba Lotte Marines team is famous in the country, as baseball is one of Japan’s popular sports. The team have won the Japan Series Championship, the top baseball league in the country, 4 times. The most recent victory took place in 2010. Nevertheless, during this season the Chiba Lotte Marines have competed as a team. In the Pacific League, they are coming second last, just in front of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles.

The statement set that the sponsorship will let GMO Coin to contribute to the baseball team’s development and future. Japan has one of the friendliest areas for cryptocurrencies. The country officially confirmed bitcoin and digital currencies as a “means of payment that is not a legal currency” in 2016. Collaborating with the Marines, GMO Coin is supposed to increase its brand awareness.

Such tentency as sports sponsorships is becoming general for cryptocurrency brokers. This can be explained as sponsorships with sporting teams is a very attractive way to raise brand awareness for the FX, CFDs, binary options, and cryptocurrency industries. In Europe, there has been a determinate growth in cryptocurrency sponsorships. This year earlier, CashBet ran a strategic partnership with Premier League football club Arsenal FC.

The Japanese internet company presented a mobile-based crypto wallet platform on iOS called “GMO Coin Virtual Currency Wallet” on May, 2018. The platform lets the users to store multiple cryptocurrencies along with fiat. GMO Coin is aimed to be the safest virtual currency exchange in the world and will keep on investing in the development of the virtual currency industry.

Casa to Launch Lightning Node Mobile App Called Sats

Casa to Launch Sats App With Lightning Network Support
04 July 2019   885

Casa startup, specializing in the creation of secure storage systems for private keys, introduced a mobile bitcoin application Sats App, which makes it easy to manage Lightning-node.

Sats App is positioned as a non-custodial bitcoin wallet "with unique functions." According to Casa CEO Jeremy Welch, the SatsBack reward program will soon be launched, under which users will receive small amounts in BTC. For example, for connecting an application and a Casa Node device to each other, the user will receive 20,000 Satoshi.

Features are focused on increasing adoption of bitcoin and lightning nodes. You will be able to earn bitcoin if you don’t have a Casa node, but you will be able to earn bitcoin faster if you have a node.

Jeremy Welch 

CEO, Casa

He also added that the application, available for iOS and Android, is “secure, private and connects via Tor”.

According to CoinDesk, the startup earlier raised $ 3.5 million from Castle Island Ventures, Boost VC and Compound, and several other investors. Currently, a startup staff of 25 people serves users from 60 countries.