Part of the American NBA basketball team the Sacramento kings announced the launch of a charitable program MiningForGood in which the home arena of the team Golden1Center will set the miners for the extraction of ether.
According to the authors of the project, the partnership, the company MiningStore.com will open on Golden1Center data center of the fourth level, and the Sacramento kings will become first professional club in the world, which produces cryptocurrency.
MiningForGood – part multi-year programme to support the African American community of Sacramento. As soon as the popularity of cryptocurrencies will continue to grow, the program MiningForGood can serve as a draft for large organizations and enterprises spreading to new platforms as an engine for social change.
«Opportunities open up when technology allows the world to find innovative solutions to complex problems,» – said the club owner Vivek Ranadive.
«Sacramento kings — pioneers in the study of the potential of cryptocurrencies. We are pleased to partner with an organization that is looking for ways to positive change through technology and sport», – said the founder MiningStore John Paul Barik.
According to the organizers of the charity program, a partnership with the Sacramento kings – an example of how technology can inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and to support workforce development in Sacramento that will revive the regional economy.
The Sacramento kings were also the first NBA team, which in 2014 has started to accept payment in bitcoin for tickets and related products.