Legendary Skateboard Champ Tony Hawk Will Be a Featured Speaker at Bitcoin 2020 Conference
Legendary skateboarding world champion, Tony Hawk, is set to speak at the San Francisco Bitcoin Conference to be held in November. The Bitcoin 2020 conference announced on their official page the long-time Bitcoiner and skating champion will feature as a speaker at the event to explain the mainstream adoption of the coin across the globe.
Tony Hawk Is a Long-Time Bitcoin HODLer
While this presents the first major conference for the BTC enthusiast to speak on the revolutionary token, this is not the first interaction Hawk has had with BTC, being a 5-6 year investor in the industry. In his public acceptance to the conference, Tony replied to @bitcoinconference2020, stating his long term affinity to the pioneer cryptocurrency.
Looking forward to it! I’ve been riding the Bitcoin transitions for over 5 years now. Which reminds me… should I bring my ramp? https://t.co/0rDyit2Th1
— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) October 30, 2019
As a superstar and celebrity, Tony will share his journey in the industry with an aim to increase the adoption rates of the cryptocurrency.
More Sports Figures in the Crypto Industry
A number of sports teams are integrating fan tokens into their business model to keep up with the current ever-digitizing environment we live in. Atletico Madrid, AS Roma, Watford and a number of other big clubs plying their trade in Europe are tokenizing their systems to interact easily with fans.
Notwithstanding, athletes and crypto companies are forming investment partnerships in the industry such as Serena Williams’s investment in Coinbase, Coinmarketcap sponsorship investment in Beitar Jerusalem FC and even Lionel Messi’s appearance in a blockchain smartphone ad, Finney.