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.
Football Star Odell Beckham Jr. Will Take His New Salary in Bitcoin and Is Giving Away $1 Million in the Crypto
Odell Beckham Jr., also known as OBJ, announced via Twitter Monday that he is taking his new salary in bitcoin via Square’s Cash App. He also told his 4.1 million Twitter followers that he is giving away $1 million in bitcoin.
OBJ is an American football wide receiver for the American National Football League (NFL)’s Los Angeles Rams. He signed a one-year deal 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 $500,000 signing bonus, with another $3 million available to earn in the form of team-based incentives.
At the time of writing, some people on Twitter have posted screenshots of them receiving bitcoin from Odell Beckham Jr. Most people received about $20 in BTC.
Last month, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers also said that he is taking a portion of his salary in bitcoin. In addition, he also gave away $1 million in BTC to his fans in collaboration with Cash App.
Cash App also partnered with American rapper and hip hop artist Megan Thee Stallion to give away $1 million in bitcoin on Twitter in December 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 baseball team in the Australian Baseball League, announced that it will operate 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 ballpark concessions, [and] hodl bitcoin on the club’s balance sheet.”
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