SALT LAKE CITY (March 1, 2022) – Utah Jazz and CoinZoom, a US-based cryptocurrency exchange and leading fintech company, today announced a partnership designating CoinZoom as the platform official cryptocurrency and NFT marketplace for Utah Jazz. With CoinZoom as the exclusive provider, the Jazz will list all of its NFTs on the CoinZoom NFT Marketplace.
The Utah Jazz and CoinZoom partnership will allow Jazz fans to scan a QR code on their Vivint Arena seats and get the latest Jazz NFT drops with their CoinZoom app. Jazz fans will be able to purchase the latest Jazz NFTs with a myriad of payment options, including credit cards, wire transfers, ACH, direct deposits, and over 40 other cryptocurrencies. No need for an external wallet and no “gas” fees applied to make a purchase. Each arena seat will have a QR code later this season for easy access to Jazz NFTs, the CoinZoom app, and many other innovative features.
The CoinZoom NFT Marketplace offers fans a safe and secure place to buy Jazz NFTs and a free wallet to store them. Fans can bid, buy and check out easily. No knowledge of crypto or crypto holdings is required.
In addition to being the exclusive NFT Marketplace and Cryptocurrency platform, CoinZoom will also receive prominent signage in the arena, featured on the Jazz app, social media, merchandise, trivia contests, crypto giveaways and radio spots.
“Partnering with CoinZoom gives us the perfect platform to expand our NFT offerings and connect in new ways with a larger community of jazz enthusiasts,” said Jim Olson, president of Utah Jazz. “Thanks to technology, we can bring more innovative and creative experiences to our fan base in a fun environment. With CoinZoom, we look forward to delivering our next phase of NFT collectibles to the public later this season.
“We are thrilled to partner with Jazz to bring the full NFT and crypto experience to their fan base,” said CoinZoom CEO Todd Crosland. “The innovative spirit of the franchise aligns well with our goal of driving the adoption and ease of use of crypto. We believe NFTs will play a major role in growing and engaging the base of global Jazz fans, and the CoinZoom NFT platform will provide a one-of-a-kind shopping experience as well as a safe and secure place for the international Jazz fanbase to access exclusive collectibles from the franchise. We think fans are going to really appreciate the user-friendly experience we’ve created in partnership with the Jazz.
Last September, the Jazz launched a groundbreaking JAZZXR program that combined the franchise’s first-ever digitally designed NFTs with access to a unique live experience with Jazz owner Ryan Smith in a virtual locker room. This was the first drop in a series of NFT collectibles from the Jazz, who are part of a select group of NBA teams to mint and release their own NFTs. A microsite for JAZZXR has been created at https://nba.com/jazz/nft.