With February drawing to a close, it’s been another fascinating week in the world of crypto, with some thought-provoking developments that are sure to whet the appetite of crypto lovers across the globe. Melbourne Storm announces crypto partnership; UK law firm starts accepting crypto payments; Manchester City to build Etihad stadium in the Metaverse; and Crypto-themed restaurant opens in Dubai.

Melbourne Storm announces crypto partnership

Australian rugby team, Melbourne Storm, has announced an exciting new three-year partnership with one of the country’s leading crypto exchanges, Cointree. CEO of the rugby franchise – Justin Rodski – revealed that this multi-million dollar partnership would see Cointree feature on the sternum of the players’ training shirts for the rest of 2022 as well as the 2023 and 2024 seasons.

Rodski beamed with delight as he said, “Cointree has a genuine commitment to supporting education and learning as part of their platform, and we are really excited to be partnering with the Cointree team as we begin this exciting journey together. It is very important we found a cryptocurrency partner who aligned with our values and the future direction of our club.”

In celebration of this fantastic news, all Melbourne Storm fans will have the opportunity to win $1500 in crypto favoured by players Chris Lewis, Jahrome Hughes, and Ryan Papenhuyzen. Not only is this a lucrative deal for Storm, but it will also go a long way in educating the broader audience about cryptocurrencies, investing and finance.

Chief Operating Officer of Cointree – Jess Renden – appeared to be in high spirits by saying, “We are excited to not only see the Cointree logo running out on the field over the next three seasons, but to work with the entire Melbourne Storm community, increasing their knowledge and education on the digital asset fast becoming a popular mainstream investment.”

Fantastic news indeed, and Wisly will keep you in the loop with the very latest on this.

UK law firm starts accepting crypto payments

Hybrid UK law firm – Gunnercooke – has revealed that it will now start accepting crypto payments for its services. In order to deliver the scheme effectively, Gunnercooke has partnered with crypto asset firm – Coinpass – and will allow all clients at the law firm to pay for legal and professional services using cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether.

Gunnercooke’s client base has a large contingent of cryptocurrency developers, platforms, and exchanges, making this move popular amongst many of its clients. In fact, the law firm has already received its first crypto payment from crypto staking specialist firm – Attestant – who paid for legal consultancy services with Ether.

Finance director of Gunnercooke – Naseer Patel – was proud to be at the forefront of such innovation within the legal industry in the UK, highlighting the fact that only a few US law firms currently allow for crypto payments while none of the law firms in the UK have considered this option – until now, that is.

Patel beamed with delight as he said, We will now be able to work with a wider variety of clients across different jurisdictions, plus offer our partners the flexibility to be paid securely in the way they choose.”

As always, Wisly will keep you posted on the latest developments with this story. 

Manchester City to build Etihad stadium in the Metaverse

British football giant and current champions of England, Manchester City FC, has revealed its intentions to build their very own stadium – the Etihad Stadium – in the Metaverse. The celebrated football behemoths are keen to remain at the forefront of the football world – both on and off the field – with the initial stages of building its iconic home stadium well underway.

Once its foundations are securely planted in the Metaverse, City fans can be part of live and recorded matches across the globe – simply amazing! Manchester City recently signed a three-year agreement with technology giant – SONY – who are now tasked with building a virtual replica of the Etihad stadium.

SONY will provide the football club with virtual reality experts to use image analysis and skeletal-tracking technology from a subsidiary firm, Hawk-Eye, and help to create the team’s central hub in the Metaverse. The football club hopes that its fans will enjoy all the benefits that come with having its very own virtual stadium.

Chief marketing officer of City Football Group – Nuria Tarre – was understandably ecstatic as he said, “The whole point we could imagine of having a Metaverse is you can recreate a game, you could watch the game live, you’re part of the action in a different way through different angles and you can fill the stadium as much as you want because it’s unlimited, it’s completely virtual.”

Wisly will keep you informed of the very latest news on this.

Crypto-themed restaurant opens in Dubai

A fast-food restaurant in Dubai with a unique crypto theme has now opened its doors in Dubai – giving its customers the ultimate crypto experience. The “Doge Burger” will offer a superb variety of Doge-inspired burgers to customers who can use their crypto to tuck into their favourite meals.

The restaurant will accept a variety of popular cryptocurrencies, including Dogecoin, and offers a convenient delivery service for customers who want to indulge from the comfort of their homes or offices. Doge Burger’s Instagram page was a flurry of activity last Thursday as they went live and started to accept orders.

Customers are spoilt for choice with many burgers and fries options on the menu, which is sure to satisfy the cravings of crypto enthusiasts in the country. In addition, the restaurant has paid great attention to detail with its Dogecoin-based packaging featuring a rocketship that reads “To the Moon” on top of its burger container. At the same time, the bottom proudly says, “I love cryptocurrency” – perfect for the month of love!

As always, Wisly will tug on your heartstrings with the latest developments on this.