NFL football player Saquon Barkley explained that he takes 100% of his sponsorship fees entirely in Bitcoin (BTC).
Joe Pompliano , Anthony Pompliano’s brother , will share the news on Twitter .
BREAKING: Saquon Barkley has announced on The Best Business Show that he is taking 100% of his endorsement money 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 taking 100% of his fees from Bitcoin sponsorships. That’s more than $ 10 million a year. What a legend. “
The Best Business Show is Anthony Pompliano’s daily live Youtube show , in which Saquon Barkley and Strike CEO and founder Jack Mallers appeared in the most recent episode to share the news.
And indeed, this new collaboration between the player and the payments company aims to convert all of Barkley’s sponsorship money into BTC . It will therefore be Strike to commit itself to this goal.
Of course, the partnership could serve other purposes as well, since Barkley is also a Strike investor. But, for sure, this news of the player earning substantial figures from the likes of Nike, Visa and Pepsi, does not go unnoticed.
In this regard, Mallers also added that this new fiat to BTC conversion solution for compensation will be a service that will also be offered to the general public over the next 30-60 days.
Specifically, it would be a Strike fintech product that will allow the common consumer to take selected portions of their salary / compensation and dedicate them to cryptocurrency allocation.
The Strike product will allow the common consumer to take any selected portion of their salary and accelerate that portion to be allocated in crypto.
Saquon Barkley, another NFL player paid in bitcoins
In reality, this news shared by Barkley today adds to an idea of the whole team very favorable to Bitcoin and the crypto world in general.
In fact, at the end of April 2021, another NFL star, Sean Culkin of the Kansas City Chiefs, announced that he wanted to choose bitcoin as a means of getting paid , through his Twitter profile.
And even before that, at the end of 2020, Russell Okung , who was the first ever NFL player to be paid in bitcoin , thought about it . And even here, the hand to make everything concrete was precisely that of Strike who began his first collaboration to convert 50% of Okung’s salary (of almost 6.5 million dollars) into BTC.
The NFL, and specifically Barkley’s New York Giants team, became a partner of Grayscale Investment at the beginning of last May 2021, increasingly welcoming the crypto world.