The crypto bug is seemingly proving to be having a big bite on the sports industry as Tom Brady joins other sports celebrities pursuing a dream in the blockchain sector.
The quarterback of the Super Bowl champs – Tampa Bay – had for weeks indicated his enthusiasm, through several tweets about crypto before declaring his intention now to be a “pioneer” in the industry.
The Super Bowl GOAT had for a few days back told the media that he’s a “big believer” in cryptocurrencies. Also, he further disclosed he had acquired some digital coins, which he declined to reveal when asked which ones specifically.
Sports Personalities Delving Into Cryptocurrency Sector
The announcement has made this sports personality the latest entrant into the crypto-world.
This development is coming a few days after a prominent and controversial former batsman from England – Kevin Petersen – affirmed that he’s “getting closer & closer to joining the #bitcoin world.”
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Similarly, one Shoaib Akhtar, an ex-Pakistani cricketer, had before then launched the world’s first cricket-centric NFT marketplace about two weeks ago.
The FTX Company
Following his latest crypto activities, Tom Brady has been appointed a brand ambassador for FTX. The FTX is a US-regulated cryptocurrency exchange built from the ground up.
It is a company bent on growing the digital currency ecosystem, offering the US and international traders a platform that inspires their loyalty, and becoming the market-leading US-regulated cryptocurrency exchange.
Tom Brady Met Sam Bankman-Fried
Today, during a Q&A on Twitter that the company mainly organized to promote his new role as their brand ambassador, the experienced quarterback talked with pomp over his latest partnership with the crypto exchange. But unfortunately, he also dismissively belittled the threat of the recent market doldrums.
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On being asked by his host Sam Bankman-Fried, about what exactly his recent exodus of tweets on Twitter were driving at, “I want to be a pioneer in this field,” Brady revealed.
Host Sam Bankman-Fried is the founder and CEO of the US-based digital currency company.
What Attracted Brady?
In the half-hour-long dialogue with the CEO, Brady assessed his current adventure into the blockchain industry. He equally revealed why he had chosen the FTX over others.
He revealed a “charitable mission” adoption, given the rapidly growing crypto exchange.
Indeed, a fact check shows the US-regulated exchange has obliged to donate 1% of all “net fees” to charity and has thus far put up $10 million from the pledge.
“I got a call from a guy I work with who has a lot of great knowledge about this space. He said, “I think this would be something you would be interested in.” Brady, talking about how he was intrigued to start digging into the company.
The results were his investment into the company and the ensuing ambassadorial reward, he said.
Brady, however, never ceased to give more significant credit on FTX’s charitable project, which he said endeared the company to him the most.
Tom Brady Excited To Partner With’ Charitable’ FTX
“I’m excited about the endless possibilities that we have to create things together,” Brady said, as he revealed how exciting it is for him to partner with FTX in giving back to the communities, the planet, and spreading the crypto knowledge.
Stoked to partner with @SBF_Alameda and @FTX_Official as we continue building the future of crypto. I hear we’re headed to the moon? pic.twitter.com/BdReBkNfxg
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) June 29, 2021
The 43-year-old super bowl’s “greatest of all time” revealed his new role at FTX is inclusive of his wife.
He explained she would be working primarily on the charitable part of the partnership. She will help determine which charities to fund with the money the FTX continues to raise, Brady revealed to Sam Bankman-Fried.
Undoubtedly, the cryptocurrency sector is appealing and it’s gaining traction at an impressive pace. As the most renowned sports personalities show interest in Bitcoin and other digital assets, the prices are expected to skyrocket in the near term.
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