NFL’s Aaron Rodgers Embraces Bitcoin With Personal Investment and Cash App Giveaway
The football star has thrown himself fully into the support of cryptocurrency with his recent announcement and fan giveaway
Another superstar athlete has publicly entered the cryptocurrency space with a big splash. This time it’s quarterback Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, who has not only decided to take a portion of his future salary in Bitcoin moving forward, he is also working on a promotion with Cash App to give away $1 million in the crypto to some lucky fans.
Rodgers, a three-time MVP in his 17 seasons and counting with Green Bay, has had a truly storied career. About to turn 38, he has passed for 53,139 yards and 429 touchdowns while winning a Super Bowl. He has made more than $200 million in playing salary thus far, giving him the luxury of exploring investments more aggressively.
Although a specific amount has not been made public, it was revealed that Rodgers will be taking some portion of his football salary in Bitcoin.
This announcement coincided with the news of his project working with CashApp to give away $1 million in Bitcoin. Running through November 8th, the Square-backed mobile payment platform will be choosing random winners who will receive up to $100 each in Bitcoin.
This will not only entice more customers and familiarize themselves with the increasingly popular crypto, but also help Cash App, which at the moment only supports Bitcoin and could benefit from more of their users utilizing and understanding the currency.
Earlier in the day on November 1st, Rodgers, dressed in his Halloween costume of John Wick, tweeted more details in a video about the giveaway and his belief that Bitcoin has a bright future:
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