According to Messari research, Lionel Messi’s take-home pay would be “12,700 $BTC” annually. Cristiano Ronaldo’s would be 10,000 bitcoins. | Source: REUTERS / Albert Gea
By CCN Markets: Russell Okung, who plays for the Los Angeles Chargers in the NFL, has been pushing for the league to pay those multi-million-dollar salaries in bitcoin. You could say he’s football’s biggest bitcoin advocate, and he is quickly bringing attention to crypto across all professional sports. Okung, who is hosting a bitcoin event next month to bolster mainstream adoption, has tweeted out a piece of Messari research that spotlights just how neatly crypto and pro sports fit together.
— Russell Okung 🇳🇬 (@RussellOkung) August 23, 2019
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is known as the world’s best player and he is also the highest-paid. According to Messari research, Messi’s take-home pay would be “12,700 $BTC” annually based on the BTC price at the time of the research. Bitcoin is currently trading at roughly $10,300 per coin. Forbes reports that Messi earned $111 million last year, placing the talisman at the top of the soccer heap. 2019 earnings are looking like $127 million. If professional sports aren’t your thing, no sweat. There’s a Plan B. Messari research points out that Messi’s annual income is “about as much as bitcoin miners make in a week from block rewards.”
🇦🇷🔟🎂@Argentina‘s talisman turns 32 today 🙌
Feliz cumpleaños Leo Messi! pic.twitter.com/qs0Y7PAzkT
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 24, 2019
Cristiano Ronaldo, who plays for Juventus, isn’t too far behind on the list. According to Messari research,