NASCAR driver Landon Cassill and Voyager Digital Ltd. have introduced a partnership that can pay Cassill utterly in cryptocurrency. Cassill might be paid in Litecoin (LTC) and Voyager Token (VGX) whereas driving a purple No. 4 automotive personalized with full Voyager-branded wrap.
The car might be pushed in 19 NASCAR Xfinity Collection races this season throughout 16 states, beginning on Saturday with on the Tennessee Lottery 250 on the Nashville Superspeedway. The race might be broadcast dwell on NBCSN at 3:30pm ET.
“I’m a crypto consumer, and I’ve been concerned for a number of years,” Cassill stated in a telephone interview. “That is one thing I’ve needed to do for some time, however it was about discovering the best accomplice to do it. A variety of my followers are crypto customers and as of late, there’s been loads of mainstream, retail consideration on it. So from a group perspective and an athlete talking for an area, timing was excellent this summer time.”
Cassill met Voyager CEO Steve Ehrlich at a Litecoin summit in 2019 the place they struck up a friendship over a shared an curiosity in cryptocurrency. Plans for the same deal final 12 months fell by amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Because the world started to open up, Cassill stated he referred to as Ehlrich a pair weeks in the past with the thought to place Voyager branding on a race automotive and settle for cryptocurrency as cost.
“I feel it’s actually essential that the individuals you do enterprise with have a crypto understanding,” Ehrlich stated in an interview. “We search for issues which might be good for the crypto trade on the whole to assist convey assist to the entire ecosystem. I feel different’s will take a look at this and see alternatives within the house. That is about individuals having belief in a system outdoors of conventional methods.”
Voyager struck a pact with Miami Warmth guard Victor Oladipo earlier this 12 months. The corporate additionally labored with the Oakland Athletics to for the entire A’s 2021 house sport for the value of 1 Bitcoin.
The settlement is a step ahead for Litecoin within the crypto panorama. “For Litecoin (LTC) for use as cost to sponsor Landon Cassill is thrilling and a validation of LTC’s authentic objective,” stated Litecoin’s creator and managing director of the Litecoin Basis, Charlie Lee, in a launch. “Landon has been a robust supporter of Litecoin and cryptocurrencies for numerous years, and this landmark deal exhibits the rising attain of the Litecoin group into the skilled sports activities world and, ultimately, past.”
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