Russell Okung Dives Fully Into Bitcoin; Hosts LA Event on Mainstream Adoption

Russell Okung, the offensive tackle who plays for American Football club, Los Angeles Chargers has a new passion — Bitcoin.

Earlier in the year, he made headlines after he and fellow NFL player Matt Barkley requested their salaries be paid in Bitcoin, although both requests were denied by their clubs.

Okung, however, will not stop at that in his quest to let the world see what he believes is an invention “for the masses.”

Earlier this week, the footballer unveiled a new meetup dubbed, BitcoinIs, an educational event that will cover the fundamentals of Bitcoin for rookies to the cryptocurrency.

The meetup will take place in Los Angeles on September 1 (1:00 pm – 10:00 pm), and will also be the first of many with the event’s website confirming that the team is also planning for the SuperBowl Event Feb 2020.

Meanwhile, for the maiden edition estimated to have 350 attendees, Bitcoin enthusiasts such as Alex Gladstein, Jeremy Welch, Anthony Pompliano, and Jill Carlson will speak at the landmark event.

There is no doubt that if Bitcoin will ever become as widely adopted as the industry envisages, then educational events such as the one being planned by Russell Okung would be pivotal.

As he noted, many people who expressed interest in Bitcoin, often quickly give up after getting lost down technical rabbit trails or widespread misinformation

Such a situation apparently is the most costly kind of false start, creating the need for earnest efforts to educate the public on what Bitcoin Is. 

Remarkably, Russell’s involvement with Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies takes a different part when compared to Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled who were recently indicted by the SEC for promoting false ICOs. 

We are set to see the right form of celebrity endorsement for Bitcoin and one that should go down well, beginning with the September event in LA.

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