Mark Cuban’s Dallas Mavericks say they’ll give $100 in bitcoin to people who download the Voyager Digital app this week

Owner of the National Basketball Association's Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban is seen prior to the Boston Celtics 117-115 2 overtimes victory over the Dallas Mavericks at the TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Mark Cuban owns the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. Mark Halmas/Icon SMI/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
  • The Dallas Mavericks said they’d give $US100 ($AU133) in bitcoin to people who download the Voyager app.
  • The offer expires on Saturday at 11:59 p.m. CT, the NBA team’s digital content manager tweeted.
  • The Mavericks entered into a five-year partnership with Voyager Digital on Wednesday.
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Mark Cuban’s Dallas Mavericks said on Wednesday that they would give away bitcoin to people who download the Voyager Digital app this week.

Until October 30, Saturday, at 11:59 p.m. CT, every person who downloads the app, enters a promo code, deposits $US100 ($AU133), and makes a trade will get $US100 ($AU133) worth of bitcoin, Bobby Karalla, the NBA team’s digital content manager, tweeted.

The cryptocurrency platform on Wednesday announced a five-year partnership with the basketball team.

The deal includes the right to name the Mavs Gaming Hub, the official gaming and event venue for the Mavs’ NBA 2K League team.

The platform teamed up with the Mavs because of their leadership in the NBA and Cuban’s deep understanding of digital assets, Voyager CEO and cofounder Steve Ehrlich said in a statement.

Cuban has been outspoken about his crypto beliefs, recently touting dogecoin as a fun investment and likening the crypto boom to the dot-com bubble.

Voyager Digital, founded in 2018, allows its over 2 million verified users to trade over 60 currencies. The platform joins the growing number of crypto firms looking to tap into the sports industry.

Earlier this month, Coinbase signed a multiyear partnership with the NBA. FTX earlier this year signed a $US135 ($AU179) million deal for the naming rights to the Miami Heat’s stadium and partnered with MLB in June to become the first crypto-exchange sponsor in professional sports.