Bitcoin Payments and payouts with Perth Heat2 min read

November 18, 2021 2 min read


Bitcoin Payments and payouts with Perth Heat2 min read

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Perth Heat is an Australian Baseball League club based at Empire Ballpark in Thornlie, Western Australia. We are proud to share that OpenNode is partnering with Perth Heat to help the team accept Bitcoin payments and send instant Bitcoin payouts powered by the Lightning Network. Through this partnership, Perth Heat will be paying players and staff in Bitcoin, accepting Bitcoin payments for sponsorships, merchandise, and ballpark concessions, as well as holding Bitcoin on their balance sheet.

The Heat have had successful partnerships with MLB clubs like the Tampa Bay Rays, resulting in those clubs sending a number of talented young prospects to Australia each season. As well as winning championships, the Perth Heat also has a celebrated and decorated history of developing elite talents and producing players who have gone on to play in Major League Baseball.

Image of Perth Heat baseball team after winning championship
The Heat’s name in Australian baseball history has been synonymous with success having won a record 15 Claxton Shields, including 6 as the ABL champions.

“We firmly believe that the mindset that Bitcoin imparts on network participants will be felt by our players, coaches, staff, and our loyal fan base and we look forward to setting the bar for how much value a sports organization can bring to a community in the Bitcoin age. By embracing the underlying values of the Bitcoin protocol we believe that the organization can reach new levels of success both on and off the field and remind the world of the true value of sports. We know the community looks to the Perth Heat as a model of success and we hope our adoption of a Bitcoin Standard will inspire others to embrace a monetary system that demands value creation to thrive. The players and organizational staff have fully embraced the opportunities that being paid in Bitcoin can provide.”

Steven Nelkovski, Perth Heat CEO

We are thrilled to partner with an organization that shares the same passion for Bitcoin adoption and look forward to providing them with instant, low-cost Bitcoin payment and payout solutions on the Lightning Network. With support from the Perth Heat organization, we’re excited to be expanding Bitcoin adoption in the local communities surrounding Perth and throughout all of Australia.

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