Former Olympic Wrestler and UFC Fighter Ben Askren Promotes Bitcoin With Twitter Handle
UFC fighter Ben Askren changes his twitter handle to ‘Bitcoin Halving May 13 in a bid to promote to the BTC community with halving event imminent. Halving set to occur in 35 days as per this writing.
Reports have emerged that a mixed martial arts celebrity has changed their username to show solidarity to BTC with halving imminent. Crypto enthusiast, Ben Askren has changed his twitter name to Bitcoin Halving May 13. He boasts of a big twitter following of around 311k followers.
And has now changed it to:
Bitcoin Reward Halving
Halving is an event that occurs every four years affecting the Bitcoin community. It is set to occur in 35 days on May 13th. The 2020 halving is set to cut the rewards attached to mining the blocks by half from current 12.5BTC down to a meager 6.25 BTC. Industry experts also share the sentiment that the price of BTC is set to rise after the halving as seen with the previous halving events.
Although the fighter announced his retirement from active MMA late last year, through the course of his illustrious career he has always been seen to lean towards digital assets. He has on numerous occasions reiterated his support for BTC on his twitter announcing ‘buying more BTC’. He has also been in paid partnership to support Litecoin as he disclosed last year. He has been seen wearing the Litecoin foundation T-shirt on his Instagram. In 2015 MMA fighter Jon Fitch became the first fighter to get paid in BTC.
Dapper labs- UFC Partnership
Notably Dapper labs have recently announced on Feb 25th a licensing partnership with MMA league UFC that boasts of over 5 million fans according to viewing ratings. The partnership would bring new digital collectibles to fans on Blockchain. It would allow UFC fans globally to trade and own UFC branded digital collectibles on their Dapper labs flow Blockchain platform. Dapper labs are the company behind the Blockchain game CryptoKitties.