KEY POINTS

  • Aaron Rodgers, the quarterback for Green Bay Packers has partnered with Cash App
  • He also announced a giveaway of $1 million in Bitcoin (BTC) for his fans
  • The professional athlete intends to make BTC more accessible to his followers

Celebrities continue to adopt and support Bitcoin, and the Green Bay Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, is the latest to jump aboard the cryptocurrency bandwagon. The professional athlete has partnered with Cash App on its latest venture.

In his latest post on Twitter, Rodgers said that he will be taking a portion of his salary in Bitcoin (BTC) salary using Cash App. Furthermore, the player also announced to his 4.4 million followers that he will be giving away a million dollars in BTC. “To make Bitcoin more accessible to my fans, I’m giving out a total of $1M in BTC now too,” Rogers tweeted

The 37-year-old went on to add that the future of Bitcoin is quite bright, and this is the reason behind his new partnership.

Rodgers will be dishing out $1 million in Bitcoin to all those Twitter users who will drop their “$cashtag w/ #PaidInBitcoin & follow @CashApp.”

Aaron Rodgers isn’t the only one

In his tweet, Rodgers uploaded a video, captions “Bitcoin to the moon.” He said that Bitcoin is a relatively new concept, and it could be intimidating for people new to the world of cryptocurrency. Therefore, to make BTC more accessible to his fans who lack the understanding of it, Rodgers is stepping into this venture with Cash App. 

Rodgers addressed his fans in a John Wick Halloween costume, asking them to join him on the moon. With this announcement, the footballer joins the likes of Russell Okung and Trevor Lawrence, who are also paid a part of their salary in Bitcoin. However, he didn’t clarify how much of his actual salary would be paid in BTC.

It seems that athletes and celebrities are joining the crypto and NFT industries rapidly, striking deals and creating partnerships. Big Shaq, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Floyd Mayweather, Lothar Matthaus, Mike Tyson, and Gianluca Zambrotta have supported cryptocurrencies and blockchain, striking various deals and partnerships. But it seems that this is still just a start, and we have a long way to go.

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