It is not surprising that Cryptocurrency is gradually taking over from the typical denominations we have been accustomed to. With the sporting world and transportation world already accepting crypto as a form of payment.
Even the betting industries haven’t been left behind, with Top Casinos in Canada receiving payment via different ranges of cryptocurrencies.
A lot of people have bought into the idea due to the fact that this particular form of transaction isn’t controlled by the government. It is clear that as time goes, so will the increase of world population that will buy into the idea of owning a cryptocurrency. And the odds are only getting better with some famous sport stars announcing they will be receiving some part of their salary or endorsement with Cryptocurrency.
Here is the list of players that announced they will be receiving some part of the salary and endorsement in Bitcoin.
- Lionel Messi PSG (France Ligue 1)
The Argentine Superstar was signed by PSG August 2021 and the Paris club announced that the contract arrangement includes a welcome package which will see 7 time Ballon d’Or winner get partly paid with $PSG fan’s tokens.
- Tom Brady Tampa Bay (NFL)
The 44-year-old & 7time Super Bowl winner expressed some time ago that he would like to have some part of his salary to be paid in crypto.
The Buccaneers quarter-back has recently acquired an equity stake with crypto firm FTX.
- Russell Okung (Free agent)
The former Offensive tackle for Carolina Panthers received half of his $13 million contract in Bitcoin. At the time, he was the first major sport player to receive some part of his salary in Crypto.
- Odell Beckham Jr LA Rams. (NFL)
The NFL star announced after signing a one-year deal with the LA club that he will be receiving all of his contract along with other incentives and bonuses which could be around $3 million all in Bitcoin. He announced this decision on his social media account on Instagram.
- Cade Cunningham. Detroit Pistons (NBA)
The 2021 Number 1 overall draft pick signed a sponsorship deal with BlockfFi. A deal that allows is bonuses and some portion of his 4-year $45 million plus salary be converted to Bitcoin