Two NBA All-Stars to accept salary in bitcoin in partnership with Jack Dorsey's Cash App
Golden State Warriors' stars Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala have agreed to receive part of their basketball salary in bitcoin as part of a new collaboration with Jack Dorsey's Cash App.
Thompson — — took to Twitter to announce his crypto support and plans to donate $1 million in bitcoin to fans. "I'm with bitcoin because I believe it's the future of money," Thompson wrote.
Iguodala did the same: "I'm taking part of my salary in BITCOIN w. Cash App! Bitcoin is the future, Klay Thompson and I are both believers."
The two All-Stars will use Cash App, which is owned by crypto-bull Dorsey's financial services company Block, to facilitate the conversion of their salaries as well as the bitcoin giveaways.
Thompson and Iguodala, who together won multiple championships with the Golden State Warriors, are the two latest examples amid a slew of professional athletes receiving compensation in cryptocurrency.
Star NFL quarterback promoted his own bitcoin salary after also teaming up with Cash App, and wide receiver Last April, the Sacramento Kings owner said
In March 2021, Cash App enabled its users to , and announced a similar $1 million bitcoin giveaway. More recently, allowing customers to send fractional shares of stock and bitcoin directly to other users.
Bitcoin surged in 2021 to a $3 trillion market cap, but the recent Since peaking at about $69,000 in November, the most popular cryptocurrency in the world has .Source