Owned by Bitmain mining pool AntPool became team sponsor of the National basketball Association “Houston rockets” from the capital of Texas.

As reported by SportsPro Media, the agreement for the upcoming NBA season, was signed immediately after one of the world’s largest mining pools of bitcoin have announced the opening of an office in Houston.

Under the agreement AntPool in January, will open the exhibition in the home arena rockets — Toyota Center.

“The rockets always aim to be the first in the development of technologies, both on-site and outside it, and AntPool with their skills in crypto-currencies is a great partnership”, commented deal Vice-President of the basketball club John Crawley (John Croley).

Manager foreign operations AntPool Hai Jiao Lee (Haijiao Li) said that the cooperation with the most popular in China, the NBA is the best way to further American expansion of the company. For the “Houston rockets” played the most famous Chinese basketball player Yao Ming (Yao Ming). 229-cm center was a player rockets for nine seasons from 2002 to 2011.

“While the cryptocurrency industry worldwide continues to evolve and improve for companies like AntPool, it is very important to communicate with consumers, pushing them towards acceptance and understanding of digital currencies,” added Hai Jiao Lee.

As well as traditional business, cryptocurrency companies to promote increasingly using sponsorship agreement with popular athletes and teams. Earlier, the British crypto currency exchange CoinDeal became the sponsor of football club “Wolverhampton Wanderers” from the English Premier League. Following online investment platform eToro has signed an agreement with seven teams in the Premier League, and sponsor teams will be made in bitcoin.