Based on the world record nomination from Europe Records Institute (EURI) and Decision No. WK/USA.INDIA/1058/2023/No.514, World Records Union (WorldKings) officially declared Bedford FC as the world's first Bitcoin-funded football team on September 19th, 2023.
Bedford FC is a semi-professional club that competes in the Southern League Premier Division South, the seventh tier of the English football league system. The club has a long history dating back to 1886, but it has never played in the professional leagues.
McCormack has said that he has ambitious plans for Bedford FC. He wants to use Bitcoin to help the club grow and develop. He has also said that he wants to make Bedford FC a model for other clubs that are looking to adopt Bitcoin. The club was acquired by local businessman and Bitcoin evangelist Peter McCormack in December 2021 and became the world's first Bitcoin-funded football club.
Bedford FC has already started to accept bitcoin for tickets, merchandise, and sponsorships. The club has also partnered with a number of bitcoin companies, such as Iris Energy, Galaxy, and Gemini.
In the 2023-24 season, Bedford Town FC have reached the second qualifying round of the FA Cup, where they face Bowers & Pitsea FC on September 24, 2023.
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