Russell Okung, who plays for the Los Angeles Chargers in the NFL, has become a cryptocurrency lawyer. He has repeatedly argued that the League should pay players’ wages in Bitcoin.
Recently, he published on Twitter a statistic by Messari that shows the salaries of famous sportsmen is a wealth in bitcoin. For example, Messi would earn 12,700 BTC annually. Which is “the equivalent of the block rewards earned by Bitcoin miners in a week.”
Messi “has” a real wealth in Bitcoin
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is known as the best player in the world and is also the highest paid player. According to Messari research, Messi’s salary would be 12,700 BTC annually based on the current cryptocurrency price. Forbes claimed that Messi made $ 111 million last year.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who plays for Juventus, is the top pick, with a salary of 10,000 bitcoin a year. This is the equivalent of his annual earnings of $ 109 million. ESPN is of the opinion that a player with Ronaldo’s abilities would be worth 300 million euros in today’s market.
The list goes on with other professional athletes, from Brazilian star Neymar Jr., to LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and Kevin Durant, from the NBA. Also mentioned are Okung’s NFL teammates Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers. They could earn over 8,700 Bitcoin annually.
Currently, sports leagues are taking small steps in adopting cryptocurrencies, some accepting them as a payment method for tickets and promotional goods. But Russell Okung decided to become a cryptocurrency promoter. He organizes seminars on this topic for his colleagues and fans.
Adoption is also increasing among athletes, which is a plus for Bitcoin and ecosystem supporters.