While watching the World Cup 2014 game between Italy and Costa Rica, I saw a Tweet appear that is both amazing and awesome at the same time. NautilusCoin will sponsor a well-known MMA star for his upcoming fight!
One of the many reasons why this is awesome, is because I myself am a MMA fan. The MMA star in question is Jon Fitch, whose name will ring a bell for several people reading this. His next fight will take place July 5th, and will be broadcasted on NBC.
MMA star Jon Fitch is the #2 Mixed Martial Arts World Ranked Welterweight, and holds a professional record of 27 wins, 4 losses, one draw and one no contest. Did anyone else read this while hearing Bruce Buffer say it in their heads?
You may remember Jon Fitch from the time he was fighting under an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contract a few years ago. He even fought for the UFC Welterweight Title against Georges St-Pierre in 2008.
You can find out more about Jon Fitch on Wikipedia :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Fitch
So how does NautilusCoin fit the picture? Jon Fitch has recently caught the digital currency bug, and with this contract, he will become the very first professional athlete to be paid in digital currency (in this case, NautilusCoin).
A special NautilusCoin wallet has been created for this sponsorship deal, which already holds a balance of 20,000 NAUT. Users can send over NAUT to this wallet until June 22nd at 5PM. The goal is to raise the equivalent of $10,000 or more.
In exchange for this sponsorship, NautilusCoin will be the primary sponsor on Jon Fitch’s attire and banners during the World Series of Fighting. If you have ever seen a MMA fight, you have noticed fighters have these big banners behind them during the introductions. NautilusCoin will have prime placement on such a banner.
Later today, there will also be a radio interview on MMAJunke, during which Jon Fitch will announce this sponsorship deal with NautilusCoin. On top of that, there is a press conference at 12 pm, during which Jon will wear a NautilusCoin T-Shirt. (I need to get me one of those!)
The link to the radio interview : http://mmajunkie.com/radio
The donation address for the Jon Fitch sponsorship : NNpRo99pmbkX4ncn7ui6w9o6djYK48gwCP
This is just the first step on the journey of getting NautilusCoin accepted as a medium of exchange. Retailers , both online and offline, will be able to accept NAUT as a payment method over the coming months. There will also be several new exclusive ventures , which will all use NautilusCoin exclusively.
NautilusCoin donations are welcome to : NXS29B1gxJMtHm5hHQ49MvAwqJuiPfLRMe
We will be sending 50% of all NAUT donations received before June 22nd 4:30 PM to the sponsorship wallet!