Shooter Jennings is the latest musician to utilize digital currency openly. He announced earlier this week on Twitter that he would be using the ChangeTip application to send out Bitcoin tips during ESPN’s Bitcoin Bowl in St. Petersburg, sponsored by BitPay. Jennings is a country music star specializing in an off-shoot genre called outlaw country. He’s quite prolific, having released ten studio albums since 2005.
During the college football bowl game between North Carolina State University and the University of Central Florida, Jennings is offering people money to tweet to at him using the Bitcoin Bowl hashtag (#BitcoinBowl).
Shooter probably doesn’t have an agreement with ESPN, but there are unconfirmed rumors floating around that ESPN may be tipping as well during the match. Currently, ESPN holds 14 million followers, making the potential exposure from utilizing ChangeTip enormous.
If Jennings and ESPN utilize the practice of Bitcoin tipping during the game, the potential for a social tipping campaign could flourish. The bitcoin community always wants to promote the ease-of-use aspect with bitcoin, and plenty of eyes will be on the Bitcoin Bowl. Using ChangeTip to show how simple it is to send funds using Bitcoin could prove a worthy endeavor.
Whether or not a social tipping campaign occurs during the Bitcoin Bowl, the game is sure to be a good match with great exposure for the digital currency. Whether or not the markets will reflect any new users inquiring about or obtaining bitcoin is still unknown, but speculators believe there might be a slight increase.
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