NASCAR Driver Becomes the Latest Athlete to Accept Payment in Cryptocurrency In Voyager Sponsorship
NASCAR driver set to fully be paid in cryptocurrency. The sports world is heavily embracing digital assets.
In yet another case of an athlete being linked with cryptocurrencies, NASCAR driver, Landon Cassill accepted to be fully paid in cryptocurrencies, becoming the latest athlete to join the bandwagon. The driver entered into a 19-race sponsorship deal with Voyager Digital and will see the majority of his sponsorship paid in Litecoin (LTC) and Voyager Digital native token, VGX.
The statement also confirms a part of the sponsorship will be paid in Bitcoin (BTC). The sponsored car is fielded by JD Motorsports and will participate in the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series. Steve Ehrlich, CEO of Voyager said,
“Through innovation, Voyager continues to demonstrate crypto's multiple use cases, from being a valuable and efficient form of payment to an investment asset class fuelling a new technology revolution.”
Landon joins an illustrious list of athletes accepting cryptocurrency as payment. In a statement to CoinTelegraph, he welcomed the idea of being paid in crypto – having used them in the past.
“Crypto is changing the game for so many people, and is the reason I've accepted this sponsorship 100% in cryptocurrencies and will be representing Voyager this season.”
“There are a handful of pilots who like crypto, but I am probably one of the ones who has been around long enough and I am quite comfortable with how it works.”