U.S. football Star Odell Beckham Jr. is taking his new salary in bitcoin and is giving away $1 million in the cryptocurrency in partnership with Square’s Cash App. “To all my fans out there … I’m giving back a total of $1M in BTC right now,” he wrote.
Odell Beckham Jr. will take his new salary in Bitcoin, and is offering $1 million to the Cryptocurrency
Odell Beckham Jr. is also known by OBJ. announced via Twitter Monday that he is taking his new salary in bitcoin via Square’s Cash App. Additionally, he informed his 4,1 million Twitter followers that $1 million will be given away in bitcoin.
OBJ is an American football wide receiver for the American National Football League (NFL)’s Los Angeles Rams. After being fired by the Cleveland Browns in October, OBJ agreed to a one year deal with the Rams. Reports state that his base salary is $750,000, and that he receives a $500,000 signing incentive, along with $3 million to be earned through team-based rewards.
Some Twitter users have taken screenshots showing them getting bitcoin from Odell Bettham Jr. People received approximately $20 in BTC.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers announced last month that he would be taking part in Bitcoin. He also donated $1 million worth of BTC to his fans through Cash App.
Cash App partnered with Megan Thee Stallion, an American hip-hop artist and rapper. They gave away $1,000,000 in bitcoins on Twitter last December.
Many professional athletes, such as Russell Okung, Tom Brady and Saquon Barkley are now asking to receive bitcoin payment.
Perth Heat, an Australian baseball team, has announced it is moving to a bitcoin-based standard. The team said: “Perth Heat will pay players in bitcoin, pay staff in bitcoin, accept bitcoin payments for sponsorships, merchandise, and ballpark concessions, [and] hodl bitcoin on the club’s balance sheet.”
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