Aaron Rodgers, the American football quarterback of the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL), said on Twitter today that he is firmly optimistic about the future of bitcoin and will accept bitcoin as part of his salary.
At the same time, he also stated that to get closer to the fans and make them more intuitively understand cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, a total of 1 million U.S. dollars in bitcoin will be issued.
The National Football League, where Aaron Rodgers serve, reported that on July 29, from March 2021, Rogers will receive a roster bonus of $6.8 million, a signing bonus of $14,464,706, and a base salary of $1.1 million, totalling $22,364,706.
In 2022, he will receive a salary of $26,470,588 with an exercise bonus of $500,000. The total annual salary is up to $26,970,688.
According to Coinmarketcap, bitcoin has risen by 1.43% in the past 24 hours. At the time of writing, bitcoin was trading at $61,486.26. In accordance with the current bitcoin price, Rogers’s total salary in 2021 is about 363.73 BTC and about 438.64 BTC next year.
Aaron Rodgers is not the first sports star to start accepting cryptocurrency as a portion of their salary.
As early as mid-August this year, Argentinian football superstar Lionel Messi accepted cryptocurrency PSG tokens as part of the payment after signing a new contract with the Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) team.
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