Real Bedford FC will accept bitcoin payments

  • Real Bedford FC has partnered with OpenNode to accept bitcoin payments.
  • The club will accept BTC for match tickets, merchandise, sponsorships and concessions.
  • Real Bedford will also soon start paying players and staff with bitcoins.

Real Bedford, the first football club in the world to operate on a bitcoin standard, has formed a partnership with payment processor OpenNode to bolster its goal of accepting bitcoin for all club products and services.

The club’s choice for a payment processing strategy comes weeks after Real Bedford announced their bitcoin custody strategy. Earlier this month, the English football club partnered with Bitcoin security firm Casa to use a multi-signature, self-custodial cold storage solution to safeguard its bitcoin cash.

The OpenNode integration will allow Real Bedford FC to accept bitcoins for online and in-person match tickets, merchandise, sponsorships and concession sales at matches. The club also plans to start paying players and staff with bitcoins in the near future, according to a blog post from OpenNode.

“We are delighted to partner with OpenNode to support us in our plan to operate on a bitcoin standard,” said Peter McCormack, owner of Real Bedford and host of the Bitcoin podcast, according to the blog post. “I have known the OpenNode team for years and they were a natural fit for our project.”

OpenNode facilitates Bitcoin payouts and payouts for businesses wishing to connect to the Bitcoin economy with an API, e-commerce plugins, and hosted payment pages, allowing institutions to accept BTC on-chain and over Lightning.

“OpenNode is truly delighted to support Peter McCormack’s combination of passion, commitment and vision for Real Bedford FC. Bitcoin, the rising global currency, and Real Bedford FC, the rising football club, are in one feel like a perfect complement,” the OpenNode chief said. growth, Julie Landrum.

“We are thrilled to be working with Peter, who has created tons of educational value in his quest for knowledge and truth about Bitcoin. Bitcoin empowers individuals and communities, and Real Bedford FC is another testament of these goals,” she added.

The Perth Heat, an Australian baseball club, launched a bitcoin standard in November also with the help of OpenNode as it sought to make BTC the default currency for payouts and payouts. The club said it would fully integrate the Bitcoin and Lightning networks into its operations to keep bitcoin on its balance sheet, accept BTC payments, and pay players and staff in bitcoin.

Amanda J. Marsh