- Binance becomes the sole crypto sponsor for four major football competitions in Brazil
- The partnership covers the country’s primary football tournament – Brasileirão Assaí
- Three major women’s football competitions also fall under the purview of the deal
- Fan engagement and exposure to cryptos are included in the agreement
- Binance recently announced plans to acquire a local regulated exchange – Simpaul Investimentos
- The news signals another link between the sports industry and crypto-related businesses
Binance secured a partnership with Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF), the main football association in Brazil.
According to details from the agreement, the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange will serve as the sole blockchain and digital asset partner for football competitions in the South American nation.
The CBF will reportedly leverage its partnership with Binance to facilitate wider exposure to the digital economy and decentralized virtual assets within the football industry in Brazil. Lorenzo Perales, the CBF’s Commercial director highlighted that fans across the country already interact with digital tokens and NFTs.
Perales said the agreement with the crypto giant will help to further digitize football competitions in Brazil and power a new wave of fan engagement.
Indeed, the partnership positions the digital asset exchange as the primary crypto sponsor for Brasileirão Assaí, the main men’s football division. The domestic women’s football leagues – Brasileirão Female Neoenergia, Brasileirão Female A-2, and Brasileirão Female A-3 will also benefit from the agreement as well.
Commenting on the strategic partnership, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhai said:
Sport is an important driver for inclusion in society. With football being strongly linked to Brazilian identity and culture, our partnership with CBF is important to help expand crypto adoption and generate a positive impact for our users, the crypto and blockchain community, and society as a whole in Brazil.
Furthermore, the announcement comes a few months after CZ’s company revealed plans to acquire a central bank regulated exchange identified as Simpaul Investimentos. Reports claimed that the move was geared towards expanding the firm’s services in South America and establishing a presence in Brazil.
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The multi-billion sports industry has supposedly become a prime location for blockchain-powered entities to tap mainstream markets. Binance was a major sponsor for the recently concluded African Cup of Nations tournament.
Blockchain developer Algorand and major virtual currency exchange Crypto.com also signed separate deals with FIFA for the upcoming World Cup competition in Qatar.