The recent market drawdown has caused a significant dip in the price of Bitcoin. However, it has not deterred the perspective of long-term investors who still maintain their unrelenting faith in the future of the leading cryptocurrency.
Popular American football star Saquon Barkley has proven to be one of the Bitcoin lovers that are strongly holding on to the future of Bitcoin after revealing his next bullish move during Anthony Pompliano’s Best Business Show. The conversion to Bitcoin will be handled by Strike, the bitcoin payment startup founded by Jack Mallers.
From Barkley’s words during the show, the New York Giants running back appears to be foreseeing a wealthy future in Bitcoin as he announced that he will be accepting all future endorsement deals in Bitcoin only. It is estimated that his annual endorsement deals are worth around $10 million.
Barkley made the announcement while unveiling his desire to earn a groundbreaking and remarkably wealthy status. He explained his passion to become more than a football player and has decided to adopt Bitcoin for his adventure to create generational wealth.
You see where you are able to go on the draft board and you know that you can break that curse in your family, of creating wealth in your family. You start thinking what can I do and what is the safest way. Obviously, I want to be more than a football player
He believes Bitcoin can yield him more generational wealth than sport can ever do, as he noted that sport alone cannot create wealth considering certain uncontrollable factors that push players out of the game most times.
He elaborated on this saying, “When you see the KD’s, the LeBrons and Bradys of the world and you want to create generational wealth, you can’t do that with the sport that I play and the position that I play and coming off of injuries. When you sit out of football for a whole year you realize that this game could be taken away from you.”
Barkley joins the NFL’s Russell Okung on a growing list of athletes receiving part of their earnings in Bitcoin. Okung announced his move last December and will take home half or $6.5 million of his Panther’s salary in Bitcoin.