• The Perth Heat, a successful Australian baseball team, has partnered with Bitrefill, Wallet of Satoshi and IBEX to reward fans in Bitcoin for impressive plays.
• Fans will receive their reward instantly from scanning a QR code displayed on the game stream or social media when a player makes an impressive play.
• This is yet another innovation from the team using Bitcoin and Lightning to revolutionize fan engagement.
Perth Heat Launches New Partnership
The Perth Heat, the Australian Baseball League’s most successful baseball team, has announced a new partnership that rewards fans in bitcoin every time a player from Perth Heat steals a base or hits a home run.
Rewarding Fans with Bitcoin
The partnership with Bitrefill, Wallet of Satoshi and IBEX will allow fans to “Steal Sats” by scanning a QR code displayed on the game stream or on the team’s social media channels when a player makes an impressive play. Fans will receive their reward instantly after scanning the code with a Lightning-enabled wallet, introducing a novel fan interaction system that brings further excitement to thrilling moments in games.
Integrating Bitcoin & Lightning
The baseball team made headlines in 2021 when they adopted a Bitcoin standard and integrated Lightning, becoming the first professional sports team to do so. Afterwards, the Heat proved their desire to further integrate Bitcoin, widely introducing Lightning services to their stadium and fan experiences. The team then announced “sats4stats,” which is a way to boost fans’ favorite players through the Lightning Network. The latest introduction of Stealing Sats is simply another innovation for the team using Bitcoin and Lightning.
Innovating Fan Engagement
Ry Sterling, business development at IBEX, described how they seek to play a role in revolutionizing fan engagement, saying “At IBEX our focus is spreading innovation via the Lightning network and with the lead from Perth Heat, #stealingsats and #satsforstats has opened our eyes to a whole new market of global fandom that we had not considered before.” Chris Pavlesic ,Bitrefill’s Australia manager added “With Stealing Sats ,fans can now participate in the game in whole new way ,and we are excited see how this will continue evolve over time” .Daniel Alexiuc ,CEO at Wallet of Satoshi also commented “The whole team at Wallet of Satoshi is really excited about Stealing Sats with Perth Heat …It’s such an innovative way demonstrate that bitcoin is easy it is everybody” .
This latest initiative by Perth Heat proves once again their commitment towards integrating Bitcoin into their operations as well as offering exciting ways for fans experience games more interactively .