Crypto Daily News | eToro Signs 7 Premier League Soccer Teams

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In today’s edition of Crypto Daily News, we’ll cover the seven premier league teams that just signed a deal with eToro for advertising. Also, we’ll touch on the new study out that shows Bitcoin’s carbon footprint now equals a million trans-Atlantic flights.

Crypto Daily News: August 21st, 2018

Premier League & eToro

The UK-based trading platform eToro has just announced that it has signed a large advertisement deal with seven Premier League football clubs. Revealed this morning, the clubs will be paid in Bitcoin (BTC).

The clubs that have signed deals with eToro include:

  • Newcastle United
  • Leicester City
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • Southampton
  • Crystal Palace
  • Brighton
  • Cardiff City

This isn’t the first time a European football team has represented cryptocurrency but it does show its integration into the mainstream media.

“This is very much the first step on a long road to football fully embracing bitcoin and the underlying blockchain technology,” eToro’s UK managing director Iqbal V. Gandham meanwhile said quoted by The Drum.

Bitcoin (BTC) Carbon Footprint

Erin Marquis, the managing editor at Jalopnik, just published an article about Bitcoin’s carbon footprint and it’s quite alarming. She highlights that currently 20 megatons of CO2 is released into the atmosphere currently – which makes up just as much as the whole Republic of Ireland.

The Guardian reported back in January of this year that 80% of Bitcoin miners’ winnings are invested back into energy consumption.

The author states that if the cryptocurrency, with its Proof-of-Work (PoW) consensus algorithm, were to grow to $50,000 a coin, its energy usage would shoot up 10 times what it already is – scary.

Featured Image: Depositphotos/© IgorVetushko

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