Sponsoring various campaigns is fast becoming a regular occurrence within the crypto scene. The latest is a Nautiluscoin sponsorship of ex UFC fighter, Jon Fitch, in his July 5th fight versus Dennis Hallman at World Series of Fighting 11.
A former UFC fighter, Fitch is a big name in the sport, previously challenging Georges St. Pierre for the welterweight title in 2008. He continued to fight with the UFC through the years, before signing with World Series of Fighting in 2013.
The official announcement reads:
I am excited to announce that Nautiluscoin will be sponsoring Jon Fitch, the No.2 Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) World Ranked Welterweight, in his upcoming fight on July 5th on NBC. Like many of us, Jon has recently caught the digital currency bug and with this sponsorship he will become the first professional athlete to be paid in a digital currency. It’s my hope that the Nautiluscoin community will embrace Jon with the same enthusiasm it has shown for the coin itself
The aim is for the Nautilus coin community to raise the equivalent of $10,000 by donating to a wallet address that starts with 20,000 Nautiluscoins — that’s around $1,750 USD at current values. You’d better be fast, though, as only donations made before this Sunday, June 22nd, will be counted.
The fights will be shown live on NBC in the US, gaining yet another TV appearance by cryptocurrency by way of a sporting event.
Full details can be read in the Nautiluscoin announcement post.