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Bulgaria's Oldest Soccer Club Botev Plovdiv Adds Bitcoin as a Payment Option

PFC Botev Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s oldest soccer team, recently said it now accepts bitcoin payments at fan shops and catering points during matches. Fans who make payments using the top cryptocurrency anytime in the month of November are eligible for a 10% discount.

Fans to Buy Tickets With BTC

Bulgaria’s oldest soccer team, PFC Botev Plovdiv, has said fans and the general public can now pay for merchandise with BTC at the club’s fan shops and catering points in the central stand during matches. The club said it is planning to avail this payment option for fans who wish to buy tickets.

According to a report published by Novinite.com, club fans who make purchases using cryptocurrency in the month of November will get a 10% discount. Remarking on the club’s acceptance of bitcoin as a payment option, club president Anton Zingarevich said:

We are excited about this technology, which is creating new opportunities and has the potential to become an integral part of our lives, just as it happened with the Internet.

As per the report, PFC Botev Plovdiv has selected the self-hosted, open-source cryptocurrency payment processor BTCPay Server as its partner. BTCPay Server executive Nicolas Dorier said his firm’s focus in 2023 has been on the local adoption of bitcoin. Dorier added that BTCPay Server’s goal will “continue to support such transformative endeavours.”

Launched in 1912, PFC Botev Plovdiv plays in the Bulgarian Parva Liga, the top flight of Bulgarian soccer. The club reportedly believes taking this step helps cement its profile as a leader committed to making the game modern and more popular.

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