One of the biggest teams in both Brazilian and world football, São Paulo FC made history as the first Brazilian team to accept Bitcoin and altcoins for match tickets.

As reported, the club announced that it will begin the program late last month, after signing a deal with the Brazilian arm of Mexican crypto exchange Bitso. Bitso became one of the club's sponsors in January when the two sides signed a three-year deal, but in late May they decided to take their relationship to the next level.

This deal allows fans to purchase tickets for matches played at the Marumbi Stadium in BTC and other coins using an interface provided by Bitso. Besides bitcoin (BTC), proponents support five US dollar-backed coins including dogecoin (DOGE), shiba inu (SHIB), bitcoin cash (BCH), ethereum (ETH), wrapped bitcoin (WBTC), litecoin (LTC) and DAI. can pay with stablecoin.

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The club has announced on its members-only Twitter account that the crypto program is currently only available to official fan club members, but various media outlets have reported that others will soon be able to use Bitso's payment option.

Fábio Gloeden Brum was the first fan to buy tickets using cryptocurrencies in Brazil. The fan in question bought tickets using Bitcoin, and Marca reported that Gloeden Brum was rewarded with the São Paulo FC NFT as a commemorative.

Bitso said that "making sure fans buy tickets using cryptocurrencies has been their main goal since the start of their partnership", while São Paulo FC said this move is proof that the team is "a pioneer of innovation" in Brazil's football community.

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Poll: More than 70% of Salvadorans dissatisfied with Bitcoin Law

A survey conducted by the University Public Opinion Institute of the José Simeón Cañas University of Central America revealed that most Salvadorans believe that the legalization of Bitcoin with the approval of the Bitcoin Law last year did not improve their economic situation.

The inclusion of Bitcoin as a legal tender in their country and all the changes brought about by the Bitcoin Law are still not considered beneficial by most of the people of El Salvador. Of the 1,272 citizens surveyed on the Bitcoin law, 71.1% said it didn't do them any good. 12.8% believe this measure has brought little benefit to their economic situation, while 8.9% are confident that the Bitcoin Law has brought at least some benefit to their personal finances. 6.1% of the respondents said that Bitcoin provides them with many benefits.