NFL football player Saquon Barkley has said he will receive 100% of his sponsorship in Bitcoin (BTC).
Joe Pompliano, brother of Anthony Pompliano, shared the news on Twitter.
BREAKING: Saquon Barkley has announced on The Best Business Show that he is taking 100% of his endorsement in Bitcoin going forward.
That’s more than $10 million annually.
What a legend. pic.twitter.com/6gpQBewgMv
— Joe Pompliano (@JoePompliano) July 14, 2021
“BREAKING: Saquon Barkley announced on The Best Business Show that he is receiving 100% of his Bitcoin sponsorship fees. That’s over 10 million dollars a year. What a legend. “
The Best Business Show is Anthony Pompliano’s daily live YouTube show, where Saquon Barkley and Strike CEO and founder Jack Mallers appeared in the latest episode to talk about this news.
In fact, this new collaboration between the player and the payment company aims to convert all of the Barkley sponsorship money into BTC.
Of course, the partnership could serve other purposes as well, as Barkley is also an investor in Strike. But, of course, this news of the player gaining substantial numbers from names like Nike, Visa and Pepsi, does not go unnoticed.
In this regard, Mallers also added that this new fiat to BTC conversion solution for clearing will be a service that will also be offered to the general public in the next 30-60 days.
Specifically, it would be a Strike fintech product that would allow the average consumer to take selected portions of their salary/compensation and dedicate them to allocation in cryptocurrencies.
The Strike product will allow the average consumer to take any selected portion of their salary and turn it into crypto.
Saquon Barkley, another NFL player paid in bitcoins
In fact, this news from Barkley shows a very favorable view of Bitcoin and the world of crypto in general.
In late April 2021, another NFL star, Sean Culkin of the Kansas City Chiefs, announced that he wanted to choose bitcoin as his method of payment through his Twitter profile.
And even before that, in late 2020, Russell Okung, who was the first NFL player to get paid in bitcoin, thought about it. And even here, the hand to make it all happen was precisely that of Strike, which started its first collaboration to convert 50% of Okung’s salary (almost 6.5 million dollars) into BTC.
The NFL, and specifically Barkley’s New York Giants team, became partners with Grayscale Investment in early May 2021, increasingly welcoming the crypto world.