Tom Brady, A Seven-Time NFL Super Bowl Champion, Dons Laser Eyes in Support of Bitcoin
The latest celebrity to show interest in Bitcoin is NFL icon Tom Brady, who recently joined in on the NFT (non-fungible token) mania by launching the platform called Autograph.
Less than 24 hours back, Jason Yanowitz, co-founder of Blockworks talked about Brady being involved in the trillion-dollar cryptocurrency.
In response to Yanowitz’s tweet “Rumor has it Tom Brady is loading up on Bitcoin. Retweet if you think the GOAT should turn on laser eyes. Let’s make it happen,” Brady asked if he should change it.
On Monday, Brady did just that. He changed his Twitter profile pic with red laser eyes showing his support for Bitcoin. With his tweet with a new profile picture, he has joined the likes of MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor, Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), SkyBridge Capital CEO Anthony Scaramucci, and many others.
“We have laser-eyed mayors, congressmen, senators, billionaires, and actors. Now we have the greatest quarterback of all time. Bitcoin has only two more levels left: the first laser-eyed central banker, and the first laser-eyed head of state,” said Balaji S. Srinivasan, former CTO of Coinbase and General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz.
Athletes are particularly taking a liking to cryptocurrencies this year.
Late last month, Kansas City Chiefs player Sean Culkin announced that he is taking his entire base salary for 2021, $920,000 in BTC. The same day, American football quarterback Trevor Lawrence signed an endorsement deal with crypto exchange FTX in which he received his first payment exclusively in crypto directly into his Blockfolio account.
American football offensive tackle Russel Okung who famously declared “pay me in bitcoin” already receives half of his salary in BTC.