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NFL Superstars Like to Talk About Bitcoin Just Like the Rest of Us

NFL Superstars Like to Talk About Bitcoin Just Like the Rest of Us

With the Super Bowl now well behind us, NFL players can today focus on what they really care about, bitcoin. You might have thought that locker room talk only cover sports and women, but an insider reveals that professional players actually like to discuss the ups and down of the cryptocurrency market between themselves.

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Bitcoin in the Locker Room

NFL Superstars Like to Talk About Bitcoin Just Like the Rest of Us
Richard Sherman, at Super Bowl XLVIII postgame press conference

The athletes of the American National Football League (NFL) are educating themselves about bitcoin investments according to Richard Sherman, the injured cornerback of the Seattle Seahawks.

“Especially the way bitcoin boomed from nothing to … $19,000 at one point, that really caught the eye of a lot of people,” Sherman explained to CNBC. “Ever since then it has been common conversation for a lot of us.”

“There are a ton of different coins,” and players are “trying to figure out which one is the one they should get,” he said. “You read up, you hear great things about some, you hear terrible things about others, they fluctuate throughout the day. It is such an unpredictable market.”

Sports Stars and Crypto

NFL Superstars Like to Talk About Bitcoin Just Like the Rest of Us Sports stars need to learn about financial innovation like bitcoin because they make a lot of money, but footballers do not necessarily have the financial skills to keep it long term. “A lot of them have just been trying their best to become more educated on not only cryptocurrencies, but just stocks and trading in general. Because a lot of them have been taken advantage of by financial advisers. So people in my sport, in my field, are definitely becoming more educated and trying to be more intelligent with how they play for the money and understanding where their money is going,” the cornerback explained.

While investing in bitcoin long term, plain mining or trading the cryptocurrency markets has been proven profitable for common people, sports stars also have new avenues open only to them. Athletes in all types of sports have become promoters or brand ambassadors for ICO projects, like soccer legend Leo Messi or Sherman himself.

NFL Superstars Like to Talk About Bitcoin Just Like the Rest of Us

As for giving other players bitcoin trading advise, Sherman said: “It is difficult to try to advise anyone, but we definitely have a ton of conversations about it.”

What sports stars would you expect to be the best cryptocurrency investors? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.


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Avi Mizrahi

Avi Mizrahi is an economist and entrepreneur who has been covering Bitcoin as a journalist since 2013. He has spoken about the promise of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology at numerous financial conferences around the world, from London to Hong-Kong.