S.L. Benfica to Accept Cryptocurrencies

UTRUST, partner of popular Portuguese football club, believes accepting crypto for tickets and merchandise of popular club is a step forward for the industry
07 June 2019   518

The famous Portuguese football club S.L. Benfica will start accepting Bitcoin, Ethereum and UTRUST (UTK) token as a payment option, CoinDesk reports.

Holders of digital assets will be able to buy S.L. Benfica merchandise, as well as match tickets. According to representatives of the football club, this decision was made as part of the modernization of the Internet strategy and with the aim of scaling it to a global level. So, at present, the number of fans of the Portuguese club worldwide has 14 million people.

We recognize that many of our supporters are now digital users first so we want to be ahead of the curve when it comes to adopting novel technologies and giving our supporters the best online experience. 

Domingos Soares de Oliveira
CEO, S.L. Benfica

Representatives of the club also noted that the use of cryptocurrency will avoid various problems with credit cards, including chargebacks and fraudulent payments. On the other hand, the accepted cryptocurrency will immediately be converted into fiat money, which will then be accumulated in the  S.L. Benfica bank account.

We look forward to accepting our first cryptocurrency payment.

Domingos Soares de Oliveira
CEO, S.L. Benfica

Nuno Correia, CEO and co-founder of UTRUST belives partnership with a famous football club is a step forward for financial services using blockchain technologies.

Diffusion 2019 to Gather Crypto Hackers in Berlin

World most interesting tokenised protocol teams joined forces to create one of the biggest devconf in the world
20 September 2019   230

19th-20th October 2019, Berlin, one of the IT capitals of the world, will gather representatives of blockchain, AI, IoT and Big Data industries across the globe. 350 developers are going to test their skills, by hacking with 25m+ lines of open source code. Thousand of prizes awaits the winners.

This two-day event will focus on the practical application of open-source distributed ledger technology, smart contracts, machine learning and programmable tokens, to create a new data layer.


Diffusion 2019 Attendants
Diffusion 2019 Attendants

The conference will last for two days and is focused on the practical usage of open-source blockchain technology, machine learning, programmable tokens and smart contracts with a goal to create a new data layer. 

If you are not a skilled programmer, you will find what to do, Join panels, chats, workshops. Discuss the latest topics, such as token economics, blockchain for enterprise, AI, deep learning and more. Whether you are a dev, work in IT or tech industry, geek or just interested all that new - this is a place for you. You will be able to discuss things and share knowledge with lead developers, professors, start-upers and CEOs.

Part of Diffusion 2019 Attendants
Part of Diffusion 2019 Attendants

The event will take place at the Factory Berlin.

Hype.Codes team is happy to report that our journalist is going to the Diffusion 2019 too! Anton will provide you, our dear readers, with the freshest news and announces straight from the Factory.

Also, check out the latest conference's partnership with ETHBerlin.

And now the most interesting thing. You will be able to to take part in a hackathon for free!

Apply for free place at Hackaton now!

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