Daryl Morey on Crypto and NFTs: ‘It’s the Start of a Major, Major Trend’

The 76ers exec (aka "Basketball’s Nerd King”) is known for promoting 3-point shots. Less well known: his fascination with all things crypto.

People  ·  3 June 2021

The First Bitcoin-Sponsored Racing Car to Debut at Indy 500

The unique sponsorship is among the latest examples of cryptocurrency and professional sports mixing.

News  ·  29 May 2021

Golden State Warriors Become First NBA Team to Issue NFT Set

NBA Top Shot sells digital basketball highlights but no franchise has offered its own team-licensed fare. Until now.

Business  ·  27 April 2021
Venture Capital

Michael Jordan Joins $305M Investment in Firm Behind NBA Top Shot

Dapper Labs' buzzy NFT platform has generated over $500 million in sales since launch.

Business  ·  30 March 2021

DOGE Adoption on the Rise. Dallas Mavericks to Accept Dogecoin for Tickets, Merchandise

The team will soon be accepting the crypto as part of a deal with payment services provider BitPay.

News  ·  4 March 2021

Mark Cuban on Bitcoin, NFTs and What Comes Next: ‘The Upside Is Truly Unlimited’

"You can sell anything digital using NFT," says the Dallas Mavericks owner. "Virtual Mavs gear, sneakers, art, pictures, videos, experiences, anything our imagination can come up with."

Business  ·  28 January 2021

Miami Heat’s Tyler Herro Lends Voiceover Chops to Dapper Labs’ NBA Top Shot

The Miami Heat's Tyler Herro is the first NBA player to provide a voiceover for a crypto game.

Business  ·  23 December 2020
Crypto Lending

BlockFi Raises $50M From Universities, NBA Star, Others as Crypto Lending Soars

BlockFi, a major player in the crypto-lending sector, has now raised nearly $100 million in the past 12 months.

Business  ·  20 August 2020
Funding Rounds

NBA’s Spencer Dinwiddie, Andre Iguodala and More Join Dapper Labs $12M Funding Round

Dapper Labs raised $12 million in its newest funding round led by NBA stars Spencer Dinwiddie, Andre Iguodala, JaVale McGee, Aaron Gordon and Garrett Temple.

Tech  ·  6 August 2020

NBA Player Spencer Dinwiddie’s Token Sale Hits 10% of $13.5M Goal

Spencer Dinwiddie has sold just nine of 90 shares of his contract, raising $1.4 million instead of the $13.5 million he'd intended.

News  ·  22 July 2020

CryptoKitties Creator Debuts NBA Game on Its Own Blockchain

Blockchain meets basketball in the newest game from Dapper Labs, the developers of CryptoKitties.

Tech  ·  27 May 2020

NBA Team Auctioning Basketball Star’s Jersey on Ethereum Blockchain

The Sacramento Kings plan to auction off Buddy Hield’s jersey from Wednesday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks using an ethereum-based platform built by ConsenSys.

News  ·  15 January 2020

NBA Player’s Contract Tokenization Plan Can Move Forward: Reports

Spencer Dinwiddie intends to begin selling tokenized shares of his contract starting Monday, Jan. 13.

News  ·  10 January 2020

NBA’s Sacramento Kings to Reward Loyal Fans With Crypto Tokens

Based on the ERC-20 standard, the Kings Token will be a first for a U.S. professional sports team.

Business  ·  7 October 2019

NBA Says Basketball Player Can’t Tokenize His Contract After All

Spencer Dinwiddie took a shot at tokenization, but the National Basketball Association blocked him.

Markets  ·  28 September 2019