Seven-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady believes the future belongs to digital technology.
Legendary football player Tom Brady wants to receive part of his salary in Bitcoin, Ethereum and Solana.
‘The digital age is upon us’
Tom Brady – the seven-time Super Bowl champion and arguably one of football’s greatest players – is, without a doubt, a strong supporter of cryptocurrency. During a recent interview with Jim Gray on the Let’s Go Sirius XM podcast, he revealed that he wants to receive part of his NFL salary in digital assets rather than fiat currencies.
In addition to the top two cryptocurrencies by market capitalization – Bitcoin and Ethereum – Brady has also shown interest in one of the best performing blockchain projects this year – Solana :
“I would love to get paid in some Bitcoin, Ethereum or Solana tokens. I think it’s an amazing thing that’s happening in the world with the way the world is becoming more digital. ”
The quarterback praised the technology underlying digital assets as the future as it allows for fast and transparent transactions. He also predicted that more athletes would soon request cryptocurrency payments:
“The digital age is coming. I don’t think we’ll ever go back. We’re using technology and information to track things much better. And I definitely see a world where players will be paid in cryptocurrencies in the future. ”
In fact, professional footballer Saquon Barkley has already said he would get all his future endorsement in bitcoin. The 24-year-old New York Giants running back has singled out the primary cryptocurrency as the right choice for a store of value, especially when inflation starts to shake the economy.
This isn’t the first time the football player has been involved in cryptospace.
In April, Brady came in into the non-fungible token craze by launching its own NFT platform called Autograph. In launching the initiative, he planned to bring together notable names from various industries, including sports, fashion, pop culture and entertainment, who would develop unique and personal digital artworks. His idea seems to have worked, as Tiger Woods, Tony Hawk and Naomi Osaka have already joined the platform.
Shortly thereafter, the quarterback doubled his cryptocurrency efforts. since he and his wife – Gisele Bündchen – acquired an equity stake in the digital asset trading platform – FTX. As a result, the pair would serve as ambassadors for the exchange and would receive some payment in cryptocurrencies.