Carolina Panthers player Russell Okung converted half of his fee into Bitcoin
Carolina Panthers’ Pro Bowl player Russell Okung stated that he wanted to be paid in Bitcoin on Twitter in May last year.
After more than a year has passed, Okung announced that he had converted half of his salary to Bitcoin.
According to the consensus stated in the news of the crypto money and blockchain news site Coindesk, Panthers will continue to make payments to the player in dollars. Okung will convert 50 percent of its $ 13 million fee to Bitcoin using Zap’s Strike app.
League spokesperson said, “NFL players are paid in US dollars.” He stated that the player then returned to Bitcoin.
Bitcoin today set a new record, exceeding $ 28,500. The price of the popular cryptocurrency has nearly quadrupled this year.