Tomorrow night time’s battle between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor in Las Vegas is poised to break pay-per-view information. And whereas nobody is aware of who will win this bout for the ages, it’s clear that one of many rivals has a back-up plan in place.
You see, Mayweather isn’t only a world well-known boxer. He’s additionally a bitcoin aficionaodo.
Prior to now few weeks, Mayweather’s social media feeds have alternated between posts hyping the battle and valentines to cryptocurrency. He even advised his Twitter and Instagram followers to name him “Floyd Crypto Mayweather.”
It began within the final week of July, when Mayweather posted about Stox, an open supply platform the place customers can predict the result of finance, politics and sporting occasions (presumably its algorithm favors Mayweather on this weekend’s battle).
Stox is powered by the STX digital token, which opened its preliminary coin providing (ICO, the bitcoin model of an preliminary public providing) on August 2.
ICOs aren’t federally regulated but, however that didn’t cease Mayweather from bragging to his followers about his latest funding. Per week earlier than the ICO he posted two “Champion Predictions” on Instagram: “I’m gonna make a shit ton of cash on August 26. I’m gonna make a shit ton of cash on August 2 on the Stox.com ICO.”
He was proper—the ICO raised $33 million on its first day.
So now Mayweather’s at it once more. Within the midst of battle prep on Wednesday, he promoted Hubii, a blockchain-based media tech firm that opened its ICO yesterday. Mayweather expressed his hope, by way of an Instagram submit, that Hubii’s digital forex could possibly be used for “good contracts for sports activities.”
Hubii goals to boost $50 million throughout this ICO, although it’s not open to American traders. So since Mayweather’s Instagram plug for Hubii used the hashtag #advert, some shops are speculating that the corporate paid him for the promotion.
Mayweather definitely isn’t missing for money—he stands to make $25 million in merchandising alone from the McGregor battle. However win or lose, it appears like he’ll have a profitable second profession as a bitcoin pitchman.