Two players of the Golden State Warriors are set to receive a portion of their salary in Bitcoin in line with a partnership with mobile payments service Cash App, BeInCrypto reported.
- In separate tweets, NBA players Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala said the Bitcoin payments will be made through an arrangement with Cash App. They also pledged to give out $1 million in Bitcoin to fans to make the token more accessible.
- Thompson believes Bitcoin is “the future of money,” adding to the list of athletes who have agreed to receive their million-dollar salaries in the form of the major cryptocurrency.
- Iguodala echoed Thompson’s sentiments, noting that Bitcoin “is the future,” which he believes like Thompson. Iguodala is a three-time champion of the league.
NFL tackle Russel Okung was the first athlete to accept his salary in Bitcoin, starting the trend in May 2019. BTC is up 1.76%.