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Russell Okung becomes first NFL player to be paid in Bitcoin

Famous rugby player, Russell Okung, will be the first player from one of the major sports leagues to publicly use a wage-to-bitcoin conversion service.

Accordingly, half of Okung’s salary, about $ 6.5 million, will be paid through the Strike product of crypto-payment startup Zap, directly turning it into Bitcoin. This announcement comes more than a year after Okung tweeted that he wanted to be paid in Bitcoin.

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