Odell Beckham Jr. joins the list of athletes joining the cryptocurrency world.
The Los Angeles Rams catcher announced on social media this week that he will be receiving his new paycheck in Bitcoin in partnership with Square Inc.’s (SQ) Cash app. Beckham also wants to offer fans $ 1 million in Bitcoin.
“This is a NEW ERA and to start, I can’t wait to announce that I am taking my new salary in bitcoin,” Beckam wrote on Twitter.
The three-time Pro Bowler parted ways with the Cleveland Browns earlier this month and signed a one-year contract with the Rams worth up to $ 4.25 million with a base salary of $ 750,000 .
In October, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers also announced that he would take part of his salary in Bitcoin under a similar partnership with Cash App. Jacksonville Jaguar quarterback Trevor Lawrence joined the crypto craze in April when he partnered with investment app Blockfolio and placed his signing bonus in a cryptocurrency account .
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