RCD Espanyol goes one step further in blockchain and will be sponsored by the firm Crypto Snack

The RCD Espanyol from Barcelona and Crypto Snacka token platform specializing in online gaming and betting, have closed a sponsorship deal for the remainder of the season and three more for which the company with legal headquarters in Estonia but central offices in Barcelona will wear its name on the training shirt and game pants of the Club’s first team.

The agreement, which was just released this Sunday in the match against CA Osasuna, also includes the kit for e-sports and seeks to be an impulse to attract events and congresses of the blockchain sector.

In addition, Espanyol is working to be, from next season, the first La Liga team to accept payments with any type of cryptocurrencyfrom the season ticket to tickets and expenses in the stadium such as those of the bar or the store of merchandisinghave explained to elEconomista club supplies.

The amount of the contract has not transpired, but Crypto Snack joins the list of eight official sponsors of Espanyol, such as CaixaBank, Estrella Damm, Reale Seguros and Digi, among others.

The Marketing Director of RCD Espanyol, Antoni Alegre, acknowledges that accepting payments with cryptocurrencies requires complex preparation, but that they intend to “be at the forefront of an emerging sector” such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

In this sense, the club has been developing and marketing NFT for more than a year, with the most recent example presented last Friday: a collection of the team’s mascots, hand in hand with another of its sponsors, Fayre.com.

“It is a sector in which we already have one foot, and in which we trust”, indicates Alegre, who recalls that his new stadium was awarded in 2010 as the best facility in the world for its architecture designed to facilitate the user experience and to minimize its environmental impact.

Likewise, the stadium incorporates new technologies in all possible areas, and they want to continue “taking advantage” of it as a club, now hand in hand with cryptocurrencies, he adds.

The British Stuart Morrison, CEO of Crypto Snack and one of its three founding partners and shareholders, is confident that the sponsorship agreement with RCD Espanyol will continue beyond the three seasons signed now, and highlights the power of Barcelona as a pole of attraction of technological talent.

Morrison celebrates the commitment of the Barcelona sports club to cryptocurrencies and trusts that it will be a speaker to win customers for its pioneering proposal, since other clubs in the world offer their own cryptocurrency or accept payments only in bitcoin.