AC Milan and BitMEX, one of the world’s leading crypto derivatives platforms, are pleased to announce a multi-year partnership that will see BitMEX become the first-ever Official Sleeve Partner and the Official Cryptocurrency Trading Partner of the Rossoneri.
The BitMEX brand will feature on the sleeve of both the men's and women’s team playing kit in all competitions, including the UEFA Champions League, and on the sleeve of the Rossoneri's eSports team, AQM - marking another first for the Club.
The partnership with AC Milan is BitMEX's first venture into the world of football and eSports. BitMEX is an iconic brand in the cryptocurrency sector best known for inventing the most traded cryptocurrency derivatives product in history, the Perpetual Swap. BitMEX has ambitious plans to expand beyond derivatives and offer a broad range of crypto products and services.
Whilst AC Milan prides itself in being an iconic football club with a strong heritage and the ability to reinterpret itself for a more modern and international audience, BitMEX is aiming to reshape the modern digital financial system into one that is more inclusive and empowering. AC Milan and BitMEX will focus on innovation, progress, and inclusion as central pillars in the activation of this partnership.
Casper Stylsvig, Chief Revenue Officer of AC Milan, said: “We are delighted to welcome BitMEX to the Rossoneri family as a Principal Partner and our first-ever sleeve sponsor of both the men’s and women’s teams as well as of our eSports team AQM. Our red and black shirt is not just something our players wear on the pitch, it represents who we are, and it embodies the passion of the over 500 million AC Milan fans across the world. This is truly an exciting partnership and the beginning of a great journey for both brands and our fans.”
Alexander Höptner, CEO of BitMEX, said: “Our partnership with AC Milan is the start of a hugely exciting new chapter for BitMEX as we look to ramp up brand awareness and increase understanding of crypto. AC Milan is one of the world’s most progressive football clubs, and combined with its rich footballing heritage boasts extraordinary reach and engagement with fans globally. We felt we’d come home when we started talking to the Club, and we can’t wait to start interacting with the global Rossoneri family.”
This collaboration will offer the international Rossoneri fanbase access to the increasingly popular cryptocurrency world - including planned exclusive offers for eligible registered AC Milan fans - through a trusted industry name, whilst also allowing BitMEX to promote digital financial literacy. BitMEX users and business partners will also get exclusive access to the iconic AC Milan brand through unique experiences.
The BitMEX logo will be making its debut on the Club's jersey on August 23, when AC Milan will be taking on Sampdoria in Genoa in the first Serie A game of the 2021/22 season. The logo will then make its San Siro debut in front of the Rossoneri home fans in the second Serie A matchday against Cagliari.