American football team Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady said he would love to accept some payment in cryptocurrencies. Seven-time Super Bowl winner and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady said he would be interested in getting some of his salary in cryptocurrency…
Tom Brady prefers Bitcoin and these 2 altcoins:
Brady said earlier this week that he can receive payments in cryptocurrencies. “I would love to ask to pay that in some crypto and, you know, some Bitcoin or Ethereum or Solana token,” the Tampa Bay quarterback said on the SiriusXM podcast. Brady also expressed his enthusiasm for digitization:
I think there are some amazing things happening as the world becomes more digital. And with cryptocurrencies, if you see how the world is going, with all these different digital media and how they are affecting currencies, there are many cryptocurrencies as well.
Tom Brady is not the first to step into the cryptocurrency market
In June, Brady and his wife, Gisele Bündchen, bought stock in FTX, a crypto exchange managed by Sam Bankman-Fried. Brady’s statements for Bankman-Fried and his team were as follows:
It’s an incredibly exciting time in the crypto world, and Sam and the revolutionary FTX team continue to open my eyes to endless possibilities.
Sam Bankman-Fried supports Solana Blockchain
The relationship between exchanges and Solana is well known in the crypto market. In January of this year, Bankman-Fried offered to a trader who was in decline in Solana to buy all their Solana (SOL) at a price of $3 per unit. However, the trader did not accept Bankman-Fried’s offer. Bankman-Fried’s support and interest in Solana is well known. The young crypto millionaire had this to say about Solana Blockchain in August:
Think of me basically as a fanboy. Perhaps the only one, or at least one of the few blockchains currently in existence, is being built this way. It has a really reasonable chance of finally being able to host huge applications.
NFL world’s embrace of Bitcoin
Brady isn’t the only NFL player to be involved in crypto in recent months. In December of last year, Carolina Panthers offensive player Russell Okung began converting half of his NFL salary to Bitcoin (BTC). Following his lead, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Sean Culkin announced in April of this year that he will be trading his NFL earnings for Bitcoin. NFL franchises are also taking action. In May, New York Football Giants announced a partnership with crypto asset management firm Grayscale.