Rory MacDonald Secures Major Sponsorship from DASH Cryptocurrency Worth $350K

Rory MacDonald Secures Major Sponsorship from DASH Cryptocurrency Worth $350K

MMA fighter Rory MacDonald has secured a lucrative Dash Cryptocurrency sponsorship for his upcoming Bellator 192 fight with Douglas Lima.

Dash is an open source peer-to-peer cryptocurrency. On top of Bitcoin’s feature set, it currently offers instant transactions (InstantSend), private transactions (PrivateSend) and operates a self-governing and self-funding model that enables the Dash network to pay individuals and businesses to perform work that adds value to the network. Dash’s decentralized governance and budgeting system makes it a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO).

1 Dash is currently worth 1,100 USD.

MacDonald stated:

“In 2014 I was introduced to Bitcoin from my coach Firas Zahabi the week I was fighting Tyron Woodley. Since then we have stayed interested in the cryptocurrency space, and it so happened that [Dash’s] Jeff Smith and Firas had connected over doing a project together with Dash. Since then Firas connected me and Jeff. Everything came together very organically as we worked on a proposal for my next fight sponsored by Dash. The community really rallied behind the idea and I believe this is just the start of the Dash takeover into the MMA community for cryptocurrencies.”

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Macdonald’s coach, Firas Zahabi is a bit Crypto enthusiast and has found a way to use crypto in BJJ and MMA, by paying BJJ athletes in Dash as prize money!

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Another interesting parallel is Roger Ver, aka Bitcoin Jesus. Roger Ver is the World’s first Investor in Bitcoin startups including Bitcoin.com , Blockchain.com , Z.cash , BitPayKrakenPurse.io.

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Here’s how he went about doing it….