The NFL jumps on the Bitcoin train

It all started with a Russel Okung tweet:

Then news broke that Matt Barkley tried to get both the San Francisco 49'ers and Cincinnati Bengals to pay him in Bitcoin. Upon hearing this, Trezor offered to hook Barkley and his team up with free hardware wallets, to which Barkley replied he was “all about @Ledger”.

What really caught people's eye was Barkley reply to the suggestion that he get some ‘skin in the game’ ... suggesting he start mining bitcoin. “Already am mining,” he revealed.

It didn't stop there. Okung tweeted, “A couple of players are hitting me up about Bitcoin. Yes, I’m serious!”

This is important because Okung is a Vice President of the NFL Players Association, a body which “assures proper recognition and representation of players’ interests.”

Could we see our first contract that pays in Bitcoin this year?!

This article is not intended to be financial advice. As always, do your due diligence before investing, and never invest more than you can afford to lose.

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