By CCN Markets: Russell Okung, who performs for the Los Angeles Chargers in the NFL, has been pushing for the league to pay these multi-million-dollar salaries in bitcoin. You may say he is soccer’s largest bitcoin advocate, and he’s rapidly bringing consideration to crypto throughout all skilled sports activities. Okung, who’s internet hosting a bitcoin occasion subsequent month to bolster mainstream adoption, has tweeted out a piece of Messari analysis that spotlights simply how neatly crypto and professional sports activities match collectively.
— Russell Okung 🇳🇬 (@RussellOkung) August 23, 2019
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is named the world’s greatest participant and he’s additionally the highest-paid. In response to Messari analysis, Messi’s take-home pay can be “12,700 $BTC” yearly primarily based on the BTC value on the time of the analysis. Bitcoin is at the moment buying and selling at roughly $10,300 per coin. Forbes reviews that Messi earned $111 million final yr, inserting the talisman on the high of the soccer heap. 2019 earnings are trying like $127 million. If skilled sports activities aren’t your factor, no sweat. There’s a Plan B. Messari analysis factors out that Messi’s annual revenue is “about as a lot as bitcoin miners make in a week from block rewards.”
🇦🇷🔟🎂@Argentina’s talisman turns 32 at this time 🙌
Feliz cumpleaños Leo Messi! pic.twitter.com/qs0Y7PAzkT
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 24, 2019
Cristiano Ronaldo, who performs for Juventus, is not too far behind on the checklist. In response to Messari analysis, Ronaldo would deliver house roughly 10,000 bitcoins per yr at his present eye-popping annual earnings of $109 million. Ronaldo is cited in ESPN as saying that a participant of his talent can be value €300 million in at this time’s market.
By the way, Ronaldo lately acknowledged that the rivalry between himself and Messi has solely makes them each higher:
“It’s a good rivalry that exists in soccer, however that is no exception. Michael Jordan had rivals in basketball, Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost had been nice rivals in Components 1, the one frequent level between all the large rivalries in the game is that they’re wholesome. Messi makes me a higher participant and vice versa.”
The checklist goes on to incorporate different professional athletes from Brazilian star participant Neymar Jr. to the NBA’s LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and Kevin Durant, to not point out the NFL’s Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers. Any one in all these leagues might be the primary to make the leap and pay their gamers in bitcoin, as they’ve all dabbled in crypto a method or one other, whether or not by accepting crypto for ticket funds or launching crypto digital collectibles. They could wish to make the transfer prior to later as a result of many count on that bitcoin is poised for the following leg in its bull run and Okung’s BTC seminar for crypto rookies going down in early September.
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