NFL star Saquon Barkley will settle for all future endorsement cash in bitcoin

Saquon Barkley relies on Bitcoin all
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The returning star of the New York Giants claimed on “The best business show“That he accepts all future marketing and advertising contracts he signs in Bitcoin.

“You see inflation and you see how high it is right now, and you learn that you cannot save your fortune,” Barkley said. “That’s why I’m going to take my marketing money in Bitcoin.”

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Barkley, 24, says he will use the Strike crypto app for future bitcoin payments, adding that like well-known athletic investors, he wants to build “generational wealth” outside of the field Kevin Durant and Tom Brady.

Barkley has an impressive advertising portfolio with companies like Dunkin ‘Donuts, Nike. built up
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and Hulu – and he admitted during his interview that his annual advertising income is over $ 10 million.

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Barkley currently has one 4-year contract for $ 31.2 million with the Giants, which ends after the 2022 season.

And the running back isn’t the only athlete interested in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. In 2020, Carolina Panther’s offensive tackle Russell Okung announced that he would convert half of his $ 13 million salary into bitcoin NFL draft pick Trevor Lawrence signed a contract with the crypto portfolio app Blockfolio and was paid for in a mix of Bitcoin, Ethereum
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and Solana. Even Super Bowl champion and MVP Patrick Mahomes seems to be interested in cryptocurrencies.

Free agent NFL tight-end Sean Culkin told MarketWatch earlier this year that he will convert his entire NFL salary into bitcoin in 2021 because he was worried about falling and going broke like some other professional athletes.

“Everyone was broke not long ago,” Culkin told MarketWatch on the way home from off-season training sessions. “I see this new world starting to grow with crypto. I see it as gold
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digital gold, but better. “