The 31-year-old Thompson, informing his 1.6 million followers, wrote in a tweet that Bitcoin is the future of money.
The NBA player also revealed that he has partnered with Iguodala, Jack Dorsey’s CashApp, to convert his salary into Bitcoin, which he can then donate to them.
I’m BACK and changing it up: excited to take part of my paycheck in bitcoin thanks to Cash App! I’m with bitcoin because I believe it’s the future of money ???? Plus I’m giving out $1M in btc with @second right NOW. Just follow @CashApp + drop your $cashtag below w/ #PaidInBitcoin pic.twitter.com/bUYC6SxkMj
— klay thompson (@KlayThompson) January 10, 2022
Iguodala has also posted information about this bitcoin donation on his Twitter handle.
However, this is not the first time that NBA players and other athletes have demanded salaries in cryptocurrencies.
The Dallas Mavericks, the team of billionaire investor Mark Cuban, has also been accepting payments using digital assets through BitPay since 2019.
In May 2019, Russell Okung of the National Football League (NFL) became the first player to receive payment in bitcoin. His demand was fulfilled a year later in 2020.<!–