1951 NBA champion; Sacramento Kings announced yesterday that their players and employees can now receive any part of their salary in Bitcoin.
Neil Jacobs, a well-known clubhouse member and regular moderator at Cafe Bitcoin, brought the news that the Sacramento Kings are making it possible for their players and staff to receive any part of their salary they want in Bitcoin Quote the testimony of Vivek Ranadivé, the owner of Sacramento Kings:
BREAKING: Chairman of the Sacramento Kings: “I will announce in the next few days that I will offer all members of the Kings organization that they can receive as much of their salary #bitcoin
as they want, including the player. “- –
BREAKING: Chairman of the Sacramento Kings:
“I will announce in the next few days that I will offer all members of the Kings organization that they can receive as much of their salary #bitcoin as they want, including the player. “- @vivek@ SacramentoKings
– Neil Jacobs (@NeilJacobs) April 5, 2021
It should be noted that, as a franchise blog post recalled, the Sacramento Kings have been supporting crypto since 2014. Back in 2014, the franchise allowed its fans to buy Sacramento Kings goods via Bitcoin, and for this purpose they had entered into a partnership with the blockchain payment processor BitPay.
Such announcements at least increase public interest in crypto. While it might not directly affect the coin, it would certainly have some meaning as an optic.
In December last year, such news came from the football arena. When Russel Okung; Carolina Panthers’ offensive attack said he received part of his $ 13 million salary in bitcoin. The news was later corrected that he was actually not being paid directly by the franchise in Bitcoin, but that he had converted part of his salary into Bitcoin himself.
If they actually carry out the announcement, Sacramento Kings will lead the way when it comes to connecting the sports arena to the crypto marketplace.
After all, BTC is currently trading at $ 58,896, up 1 percent since yesterday.