Tom Brady, the seven time Super Bowl champion, adds “laser eyes” to his twitter profile picture, a trendy indication of one’s support for Bitcoin. He did so after it was rumored he had been investing in Bitcoin.
Earlier this year Tom Brady announced he will be launching an NFT platform, Autograph, which will allow celebrities to create and list digital collectibles. NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are digital representations of content maintained on a blockchain or decentralized ledger. Brady’s foray into NFTs would suggested a coinciding interest in cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH), which are the native assets used for settlement on a blockchain.
Brady’s interest in the crypto space is in good company among pro footballers. NFL tackle for the Carolina Panthers, Russell Okung, announced he would be converting half of his $13 million salary to Bitcoin late last year. Okung regularly expresses his passion in Bitcoin and recently invested in Fold, a Bitcoin-based rewards app with a Visa debit card.
Just days ago, the New York Giants partnered with Grayscale Investments for NFL’s first official cryptocurrency company partnership. The deal includes optional educational sessions on cryptocurrency for the Giants.
Bitcoin, which now boasts over a $1 trillion market capitalization, has garnered support from celebrities and public figures in all walks of life. Brady’s subtle endorsement Bitcoin, will bring yet another a wave of excitement to cryptocurrency advocates and football fans alike.