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Carolina Panthers’ Russell Okung receives half of his wage in BTC

Carolina Panthers’ Russell Okung receives half of his wage in BTC

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  • Russell Okung has just recently received half of his $13 million wages in the leading cryptocurrency after many years of asking. 
  • The offensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers in the NFL is well known for his confidence in the leading cryptocurrency. 

Russell Okung has just recently received half of his $13 million wages in the leading cryptocurrency after many years of asking. The offensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers in the NFL is well known for his confidence in the leading cryptocurrency. Over the past few years, he has been a big enthusiast and advocates for the asset and it seems that now, his dream has come true! 

Due to his commitment and dedication to boost adoption of digital assets, he has been consistently asking to receive his wage in crypto since May 2019.

The football star took to Twitter to announce the news that he was finally being “paid in bitcoin“. As a result, he is the first athlete in American football to receive his wage in bitcoin.

How this works is that the Carolina Panthers will pay half of his wage through the Zap fuelled app known as strike. This is an application that has been developed to make the conversion of paychecks payment into bitcoin possible.

This means that the football team did not directly pay the footballer in bitcoin but paid it through a third party. This means it was possible for Russell to receive his money in the leading digital coin.

It has been the goal of Okung to free himself from the holds of fiat. This appears as a step to achieve his aim. In delight, the pro athlete confidently commented on his big move, thus stating the necessity of being paid in Bitcoin.

Speaking on Fiat currency, he has said:

“Money is more than currency; it’s power. The way money is handled from creation to dissemination is part of that power. Getting paid in bitcoin is the first step of opting out of the corrupt, manipulated economy we all inhabit.”

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