Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala to Receive Salaries in Bitcoin
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Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson, two of the biggest stars of the Golden State Warriors, have hopped on the BTC bandwagon by indicating that they will receive their salaries in the asset through a partnership with CashApp.Iguodala took it to Twitter earlier to announce his collaboration with CashApp, which will enable him to receive part of his salary in bitcoin.Shortly after, Thompson confirmed that he will join the initiative as well through a video of him and Iguadola on social media.The Golden State Warriors’ duo described themselves as BTC believers, which aim to “make bitcoin more accessible.”
With the entrance of Iguodala and Thompson, the relationship between the National Basketball Association and the crypto industry continues to strengthen.Last summer, another star – Detroit Pistons’ Cade Cunningham partnered with BlockFi, and his bonus was paid in BTC.Another California-based team – the Sacramento Kings – was at the forefront of BTC adoption as the club allowed its fans to pay in the cryptocurrency for tickets years ago. In April 2021, the Kings’ owner said the players could receive their salaries in bitcoin as well.Mark Cuban’s Dallas Mavericks, on the other hand, went a step further last year as they added Dogecoin next to BTC for merchandise payments.
I’m excited to announce I’m taking part of my salary in BITCOIN w. Cash App! Bitcoin is the future, @klaythompson and I are both believers. To make bitcoin more accessible, we’re giving out $1M in bitcoin back to fans today. Drop your $cashtag w. #PaidInBitcoin & follow @CashApp— andre (@andre) January 10, 2022
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