Russell Okung’s bitcoin salary could trigger more pro athletes to invest

It’s often referred to as a new form of gold, and now Carolina Panthers offensive linemen Russell Okung is making a massive bet on bitcoin.

After a nearly two-year battle, Okung finally had his wish granted and will have his salary diverted to purchasing bitcoin with the assistance of mobile payment firm Strike. The National Football League and its players’ union approved the agreement that allows the Panthers to pay part of Okung’s $13 million salary to Strike so it can be converted to bitcoin.Full Loaf Hot Link

Is this a risky move for Russell Okung? Do you think more athletes will have their salaries paid out in bitcoin? Explain your reasoning.

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