American football star Odell Beckham Jr. takes his new salary in bitcoin and donates $ 1 million in cryptocurrency in partnership with Square’s Cash app. “To all my fans out there… I’m giving back a total of $ 1 million in BTC right now,” he wrote.
Football star Odell Beckham Jr. to take his new salary in Bitcoin and offer $ 1 million in crypto
Odell Beckham Jr., also known as the OBJ, announcement via Twitter on Monday that he takes his new salary in bitcoin via Square’s Cash app. He also told his 4.1 million Twitter followers that he was handing out $ 1 million in bitcoin.
OBJ is an American football wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams of the American National Football League (NFL). He signed a one-year contract with the Rams two weeks ago after the Cleveland Browns released him. According to reports, his contract comes with a base salary of $ 750,000 and a signing bonus of $ 500,000, as well as an additional $ 3 million up for grabs in the form of team incentives. .
As of this writing, some people on Twitter have posted screenshots of them receiving bitcoins from Odell Beckham Jr. Most people have received around $ 20 in BTC.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers also said last month he was taking part of his salary in bitcoin. In addition, he also offered $ 1 million in BTC to his fans in collaboration with Cash App.
Cash App also teamed up with American hip hop rapper and artist Megan Thee Stallion to donate $ 1 million in bitcoin to Twitter in December of last year.
A growing number of professional athletes are asking to be paid in bitcoin, including Russell Okung, Tom Brady, Saquon Barkley and Sean Culkin.
Last week, the Perth Heat, a major Australian League Baseball team, announced it would run on a bitcoin standard. The team said: “Perth Heat will pay players in bitcoin, pay staff in bitcoin, accept bitcoin payments for sponsorships, merchandise and stadium concessions, [and] hodl bitcoin on the club’s balance sheet.
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