Panthers’ Russell Okung Becomes First NFL Player to Be Paid in Bitcoin
Okung’s $13 million salary is being split 50-50 between bitcoin and fiat by way of Zap’s Strike product.
An emotional Jack Mallers announced the news at the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami.
The tight end's tenure in Kansas City ended before it even began.
“Your move, Brian Armstrong, come play basketball in my court,” says Strike’s CEO.
The fifth-year player will use Zap’s Strike to take his entire base salary of $920,000 in what Culkin said was “the hardest form of currency.”
Visa partner Strike is adding support for multiple fiat currency pairs plus stablecoins as part of its journey to become a “Bitcoin neo-bank.”