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Jun 12 2021

An Open Letter To The Nigerian Government: Pursue A Bitcoin Standard

NFL star and Nigerian descendant Russell Okung asks the Nigerian government to adopt a Bitcoin standard or risk falling behind.Greetings President Muhammadu Buhari, The hope of Nigeria lies within this generation. I am proudly a Nigerian descendant living in America and am a proponent of Bitcoin. I write to urge the Nigerian government to pursue economic independence and financial sovereignty by pursuing...

Jun 07 2021

Bitcoin 2021: Pay Me In Bitcoin

Jack Mallers, Ghazi, Money Man, Sean Culkin and Russell Okung discuss the payment of wages in bitcoin and more at Bitcoin 2021.This conference session took place on day two of the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami on June 4 and 5. Experience the...

Apr 25 2021

Why Are Athletes Demanding To Be Paid In Bitcoin?

Apr 25 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  culture football nba nfl russell okung

What's factoring into the growing trend among professional athletes and sports teams to use bitcoin as a means of exchange?The Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA) recently made headlines when their owner Vivek Ranadive announced that in the near...

Jan 07 2021

NFL Player Russell Okung To Receive Payment in Bitcoin

Russell Okung of the Carolina Panthers has become the first player of the National Football League (NFL) to be paid in Bitcoin. This news comes as a dream come true for Russell Okung. The athlete first demanded this circumstance back in May 2019 when he tweeted, "Pay me in Bitcoin." Pay me in Bitcoin. -- russ...

Dec 29 2020

NFL Star Russell Okung to Receive Paycheck in Bitcoin

Dec 29 2020 Published at Crypto Briefing under tags  bitcoin business nfl russell okung

Russell Okung, who plays offensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers, is set to be paid in Bitcoin. It's the first time any player has received their wages in cryptocurrency in NFL history. "Paid in Bitcoin" Okung will receive 50% of his $13 million salary in BTC, and the Bitcoin payments startup Strike will facilitate the...

Okung’s “Pay me in Bitcoin” Becomes a Reality with Strike

On Tuesday, NFL Tackle Russel Okung and Strike announced a partnership that will pay a sizable portion of Okung’s $13MM NFL in bitcoin. Last May, Okung lobbied his former and current NFL teams to pay him in bitcoin. After reaching out to Strike founder Jack Mallers and working with the...

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