Saquon Barkley goes all-in on Bitcoin.
Throughout an look on Wednesday’s episode of “The Finest Enterprise Present” run by cryptocurrency skilled Anthony Pompilano, the Giants working again introduced he shall be accepting all advertising and marketing and endorsement funds in Bitcoin solely.
“You see inflation and also you see how excessive it’s proper now, and also you be taught that you could’t save your wealth,” Barkley mentioned. “In order that’s why I’ll be taking my advertising and marketing cash in Bitcoin.
“That was my thoughts, that was my motto earlier than coming into this league. Simply reside off my advertising and marketing cash, and now that I see about inflation and studying a lot about Bitcoin … I feel it’s only a sensible factor to do and the proper factor to do to start out taking my funding by means of Bitcoin and thru Strike.”
The Strike app permits customers to ship and obtain Bitcoin funds, although it isn’t but out there in New York. Barkley holds an array of sponsorship offers with the likes of Dunkin Donuts, Nike, Pepsi, Toyota, Visa and Hulu.
The 24-year-old Barkley’s announcement follows the Giants’ latest partnership with Grayscale Investments, a call that made them the primary NFL franchise to determine a cryptocurrency sponsorship.
Bitcoin, the world’s hottest cryptocurrency, has emerged as a sizzling matter all through the NFL. Final yr, then-Panthers sort out Russell Okung acquired half of his $13 million wage in bitcoin.
“It’s a dialog that begins with studying, and I’m nonetheless studying,” mentioned Barkley, who’s working again from an ACL damage that price him almost the entire 2020 season.
Barkley is about to make a complete of $10 million this season with the Giants and may doubtlessly turn out to be an unresricted free agent after the 2022 season.