Tom Brady dreams part of his salary can be paid in Bitcoin, Ethereum, or Solana
Tom Brady, the legendary football player and seven-time Super Bowl Champion, has again demonstrated his support for the crypto industry as he revealed in a recent interview that would love if digital assets were part of the salary.
- In a recent interview, Tom Brady expressed his desire to receive some of his salary in crypto.
- Brady says other athletes are interested in getting paid in crypto
- Brady and his wife are investors in at least two bitcoin-related projects
On a recent episode of Brady’s “Let’s Go” podcast with Jim Gray and Larry Fitzgerald, the living legend had this to say, “I’d love to get paid in some Bitcoin or Ethereum or Solana tokens. I think it’s an amazing thing that’s happening in the world with the way the world is becoming more digital.”
“I think it’s an amazing thing that’s happening in the world with the way the world is becoming more digital. And these digital currencies, along with a lot of, if you look how the way the world is going, with all these different digital mediums and how they’re impacting currencies.”
He praised the efficiency of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in terms of speed and transparency, as well as the technology behind it. In his opinion, many athletes would soon follow suit:
“The digital age is upon us. I don’t think we’re ever going back. We’re using the technology and information to track things much better. And I definitely see a world where players are going to be paid in cryptocurrencies in the future.”
Already, professional football player Saquon Barkley has expressed an interest in having his future endorsements paid out in bitcoin. digital currencies, according to him, are the ideal alternatives to inflation hedge.
Notably, this is not Brady’s first step into crypto. Brady, who has earned well over $300 million throughout his decades in the NFL, is a vocal supporter of cryptocurrencies. Brady is an investor in at least two bitcoin-related projects. He’s not only backing but also participating in a number of projects, including non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and a collaboration with FTX.
Brady’s wife and international supermodel, Gisele Bündchen, is also a part of the partnership with FTX. In a press release, the two said they’re excited to work for the crypto exchange. Brady became a brand ambassador for the cryptocurrency exchange, while Bündchen took over management of the Environmental and Social Initiative at FTX. Both received crypto and equity stakes in FTX as part of their agreement.
In addition to the FTX agreement, Brady has also signed with Autograph.io to distribute and sell NFTs featuring his likeness. In August, Brady released his debut NFT collection, the “Preseason Access Collection,” and it sold out almost immediately.
He intended to bring together prominent figures from various sectors, such as sports, fashion, popular culture, and entertainment, in order to create individual unique digital works. Tiger Woods, Tony Hawk, and Naomi Osaka have already agreed to participate in the platform since it was announced.