A pro-football player is converting his endorsement earnings straight to Bitcoin (BTC).
New York Giants star running back Saquon Barkley made the announcement on Bitcoin bull Anthony Pompliano’s podcast.
Barkley says his concerns about fiat inflation prompted his decision to receive Bitcoin in place of cash.
“You see inflation and you see how high it is right now, and you learn that you can’t save your wealth. So that’s why I’ll be taking my marketing money in Bitcoin…
You see the KDs, the Lebrons, and the [Tom] Bradys of the world, and you want to create generational wealth… When you sit out of football for a whole year, you realize that this game could be taken away from you.”
Barkley is not the first player in the NFL to embrace crypto this year.
Trevor Lawrence of the Jackson Jaguars opted to have his $24.1 million signing bonus deposited into crypto app Blockfolio.
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