US basketball players from the Golden States Warriors, Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala, are the latest athletes to be partially paid in cryptocurrency. The NBA stars announced their paycheck plans on Twitter, revealing that they will be receiving part of their salaries in Bitcoin.
The NBA players advertised CashApp for Bitcoin transactions, and spoke of a $1M giveaway to fans. To participate in the draw, users simple need to write #PaidInBitcoin in the comments and follow CashApp’s Twitter account.
I’m BACK and changing it up: excited to take part of my paycheck in bitcoin thanks to Cash App! I’m with bitcoin because I believe it’s the future of money 🌚 Plus I’m giving out $1M in btc with @andre right NOW. Just follow @CashApp + drop your $cashtag below w/ #PaidInBitcoin pic.twitter.com/bUYC6SxkMj— klay thompson (@KlayThompson) January 10, 2022
I’m excited to announce I’m taking part of my salary in BITCOIN w. Cash App! Bitcoin is the future, @klaythompson and I are both believers. To make bitcoin more accessible, we're giving out $1M in bitcoin back to fans today. Drop your $cashtag w. #PaidInBitcoin & follow @CashApp— andre (@andre) January 10, 2022
On the Flipside
- In November 2021, NFL player Aaron Rodgers stated that he wanted to receive salary payments partially in Bitcoin; NFL player Odell Beckham Jr recently went a step further by revealing that he would prefer to receive his entire salary in Bitcoin. Some government officials, such as Miami’s Mayor and New York’s next mayor have also made clear their intentions to be paid in crypto.