Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the latest professional athlete to join the cryptocurrency rage.
And he’s giving a chunk of the digital loot away to his fans.
In a Twitter post Monday afternoon, Rodgers announced he had teamed with Cash App to take a portion of his NFL salary in bitcoin.
“Bitcoin to the moon,” Rodgers exclaimed.
Dressed in a John Wick Halloween costume (which was apparently why Rodgers grew out his hair), Rodgers added that he’s giving out $1 million in bitcoin away in conjunction with Cash App.
“Bitcoin is a new concept. It can be intimidating. To make it more accessible to my fans, I’m giving away $1 million worth of bitcoin right now.”
I believe in Bitcoin & the future is bright. That's why I’m teaming up with Cash App to take a portion of my salary in bitcoin today.— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) November 1, 2021
To make Bitcoin more accessible to my fans I’m giving out a total of $1M in btc now too. Drop your $cashtag w/ #PaidInBitcoin & follow @CashApp pic.twitter.com/mstV7eal04
Rodgers joins other NFL players such as Russell Okung and Trevor Lawrence who have a portion of their salary paid in bitcoin.
Rodgers did not reveal how much of his $33.5 million salary would be paid in bitcoin.
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