- Russell Okung is an entrepreneur and businessman but you might best know him as a Super Bowl champion.
- Okung is a big-time bitcoin commentator and fan.
- Okung has spoken on the industry and why cryptocurrency is important to athletes like himself.
Russell Okung is an entrepreneur and businessman but you might best know him as a Super Bowl champion. Okung is a big-time bitcoin commentator and fan. It doesn’t just stop there though as he is a big enthusiast of blockchain technology and is also the founder of BitcoinIs_.
Speaking on the use case for Bitcoin, the footballer said:
“Bitcoin is one of the few financial assets that offers sanctuary from a global recession, when it arrives. Financial advisor isn’t recommending bitcoin because they don’t make money by selling it to clients. The mainstream talking heads don’t mention it because it threatens their cushy industry. But we are on the precipice of something truly unique with the invention and success of bitcoin. I’m playing my role in raising awareness, shamelessly encouraging professional athletes to embrace bitcoin, and evangelizing to a mainstream audience about the opportunity we have to capture undeniable economic power.”
Okung later went into the digital gold aspect of bitcoin, a comparison to actual gold made by many commentators on the industry. He adds that bitcoin offers athletes like himself a way to protect their earnings.
“Professional athletes committed themselves to becoming elite workers in their industry, investing significant human capital to earn their place in society. Bitcoin offers a way to protect that hard earned capital from the whims of central bankers who keep printing more money to bail out their friends on Wall Street. It is time for us to embrace our economic sovereignty by allocating at least 5% of our wealth into bitcoin. I’m personally much more invested in the asset, but my goal here is to simply get you off of zero. Of course, I want to see the price go up, but I gain nothing else by trying to make you a believer.”
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