On December 27th the Houston Rockets challenged the Boston Celtics. During the interval of the game, two contestants participated in a competition called Antpool Red Planet Race. The participants played a game that involved "mining" of bitcoin cash (BCH) on court grounds in the hope of winning $ 300 worth of BCH.
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<img class = "alignright size-medium wp-image-267434″ title=”Bitcoin Cash Mining presented at the Houston Rockets game” src=”https://news.bitcoin.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-12-28-14.20.05-225×300.jpg” alt=”Bitcoin Cash Mining presented at the Houston Rockets game "width =" 225 "height =" 300 "srcset =" https://news.bitcoin.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-12-28-14.20. 05-225×300.jpg 225w, https://news.bitcoin.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-12-28-14.20.05-768×1025.jpg 768w, https: //news.bitcoin. com / wp-content / uploads / 2018/12 / 2018-12-28-14.20.05-767×1024.jpg 767w, https://news.bitcoin.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018- 12 -28-14.20.05-696×929.jpg 696w, https://news.bitcoin.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-12-28-14.20.05-315×420.jpg 315w, https: / /news.bitcoin.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-12-28-14.20.05.jpg 959w "sizes =" (maximum width: 225px) 100vw, 225px”/>Bitcoin technology took a little bit of attention during the Rockets and Celtics game on Thursday. The mining operation Antpool was present and had a stand set up in the arena, showing the benefits of blockchain technology and digital resources. In September, the mining platform producer Bitmain announced that the company would sponsor the Houston Rockets and pledge to invest more than $ 500 million in Texas's economy. At that time, the press release stated that Antpool would be allowed to host its exhibition at the Toyota Center during the second week of January 2019. However, the images derived from the Thursday Rockets game suggest that in Antpool it is been allowed to set up the exhibition at least at the beginning.
When the deal was first inkedAntpool's overseas operations director, Haijiao Li, explained that the exhibition would be used to teach people who visit the Toyota Center the innovation behind cryptocurrencies. "As far as professional sports teams are concerned, the Houston Rockets are legendary around the world, and what better way to continue the momentum of our expansion in the United States than to collaborate with the prolific Houston Rockets basketball club, the number one team in China ", Haijiao Li explained during the announcement.
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Red Planet Race in Antpool
<img class = "alignright size-medium wp-image-267435″ title=”Bitcoin Cash Mining presented at the Houston Rockets game” src=”https://news.bitcoin.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-12-28-14.20.12-225×300.jpg” alt=”Bitcoin Cash Mining presented at the Houston Rockets game "width =" 225 "height =" 300 "srcset =" https://news.bitcoin.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-12-28-14.20. 12-225×300.jpg 225w, https://news.bitcoin.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-12-28-14.20.12-768×1025.jpg 768w, https: //news.bitcoin. com / wp-content / uploads / 2018/12 / 2018-12-28-14.20.12-767×1024.jpg 767w, https://news.bitcoin.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018- 12 -28-14.20.12-696×929.jpg 696w, https://news.bitcoin.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-12-28-14.20.12-315×420.jpg 315w, https: / /news.bitcoin.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-12-28-14.20.12.jpg 959w "sizes =" (maximum width: 225px) 100vw, 225px”/>Bitcoin Cash fans will also be pleasantly surprised by the number of BCH symbols displayed at the Toyota Center. In addition, during the interval to the game Rockets vs. Celtics, two competitors he helped "my" bitcoins in cash on the court floor to win a prize. During the beginning of the interval, the audio played the Beastie Boys "Intergalactic" track while showing a large physical bitcoin extracted.
Then the announcer explained the rules of the competition, which was dubbed the Antpool Red Planet Race. The two competitors had to receive two deposits while "mining" with the mining operation of Antpool on the BCH chain and then plant the flags' red rockets & # 39; on the red rocks. The contest lasted less than 45 seconds and one of the "space cadets" took home $ 300 dollars worth BCH.
– Bitcoin.com Official (@BitcoinCom) December 28, 2018
Bitcoin Cash fans on social media and forums like r / btc they have been pumped to see BCH strengthened in a mainstream sports field. The news also follows the recent sponsorship of the UFC of the Litecoin Foundation, which will be used to publicize the Litecoin symbols on the canvas floor of the arena during the final of the final championship on December 29th. Advocates of cryptocurrency believe that sponsorships like these will further advance awareness over time.
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