NASCAR driver Landon Cassill and Voyager Digital Ltd. have introduced a partnership that can pay Cassill utterly in cryptocurrency. Cassill can be paid in Litecoin (LTC) and Voyager Token (VGX) whereas driving a purple No. 4 automobile personalized with full Voyager-branded wrap.
The automobile can be pushed in 19 NASCAR Xfinity Sequence races this season throughout 16 states, beginning on Saturday with on the Tennessee Lottery 250 on the Nashville Superspeedway. The race can be broadcast dwell on NBCSN at 3:30pm ET.
“I’m a crypto person, and I’ve been concerned for a number of years,” Cassill mentioned in a cellphone interview. “That is one thing I’ve wished to do for some time, however it was about discovering the precise companion to do it. Plenty of my followers are crypto customers and as of late, there’s been loads of mainstream, retail consideration on it. So from a neighborhood perspective and an athlete talking for an area, timing was excellent this summer season.”
Cassill met Voyager CEO Steve Ehrlich at a Litecoin summit in 2019 the place they struck up a friendship over a shared an curiosity in cryptocurrency. Plans for the same deal final yr fell by amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Because the world started to open up, Cassill mentioned he referred to as Ehlrich a pair weeks in the past with the thought to place Voyager branding on a race automobile and settle for cryptocurrency as fee.
“I believe it’s actually necessary that the individuals you do enterprise with have a crypto understanding,” Ehrlich mentioned in an interview. “We search for issues which might be good for the crypto business basically to assist carry assist to the entire ecosystem. I believe different’s will have a look at this and see alternatives within the house. That is about individuals having belief in a system exterior of conventional techniques.”
Voyager struck a pact with Miami Warmth guard Victor Oladipo earlier this yr. The corporate additionally labored with the Oakland Athletics to for the entire A’s 2021 dwelling recreation for the value of 1 Bitcoin.
The settlement is a step ahead for Litecoin within the crypto panorama. “For Litecoin (LTC) for use as fee to sponsor Landon Cassill is thrilling and a validation of LTC’s authentic function,” mentioned Litecoin’s creator and managing director of the Litecoin Basis, Charlie Lee, in a launch. “Landon has been a powerful supporter of Litecoin and cryptocurrencies for a lot of years, and this landmark deal exhibits the rising attain of the Litecoin neighborhood into the skilled sports activities world and, ultimately, past.”
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