Earlier in 2021, National Football League (NFL) player Odell Beckham Jr. joined the lineup of celebrities venturing into cryptocurrency.
The Los Angeles Rams wide receiver entered the non-fungible token (NFT) space after purchasing a CryptoPunk 3365, AfroTech previously reported. Now, he is one of the latest to want to be paid in digital currency.
In a partnership deal with Cash App, Odell Beckham Jr. announced that he would receive his $4.25 million salary for the 2021-2022 NFL season in Bitcoin, Decrypt reports, joining other players like Russell Okung, the first player in the NFL to receive his payout via Bitcoin.
As Beckham Jr. is entering into the season with a new NFL team and a Bitcoin salary, he’s showing gratitude to his fans for riding along with him. While we’re in the season of giving thanks, Beckham Jr. will be giving away $1 million in Bitcoin to his fans on Twitter.
“It’s a NEW ERA and to kick that off I’m hyped to announce that I’m taking my new salary in Bitcoin thanks to Cash App,” Beckham Jr. tweeted. “To ALL MY FANS out there, no matter where you are, THANK YOU! I’m giving back a total of $1M in BTC right now too. Drop your $cashtag with #OBJBTC and follow Cash App NOW.”
It's a NEW ERA & to kick that off I'm hyped to announce that I'm taking my new salary in bitcoin thanks to @CashApp. To ALL MY FANS out there, no matter where u r: THANK YOU! I’m giving back a total of $1M in BTC rn too. Drop your $cashtag w. #OBJBTC & follow @CashApp NOW pic.twitter.com/ds1IgZ1zup
— Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) November 22, 2021
The fan giveaway will last until either the funds are gone or by Friday, Dec. 10.
Celebrities teaming up with Cash App seems to have become a trend in the crypto space. Artists such as Snoop Dogg, Cardi B and Lil Nas X have shown love to their fans with money through Bitcoin via the mobile payment service.
Megan Thee Stallion has been one of Cash App’s ongoing partners with her educational video series, “Investing For Hotties,” which debuted in June 2021. Along with the series, AfroTech previously shared that the Houston rapper announced that she was giving away $1 million worth of stock to fans.