Football all-star and non-fungible token (NFT) entrepreneur Tom Brady has accepted a surprise invitation to speak at the closing night of Consensus 2021 with crypto tycoon Sam Bankman-Fried.
Bankman-Fried, CEO of the popular crypto exchange FTX and liquidity provider Alameda, tweeted the invitation at Brady Wednesday morning – nodding to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback’s recent switch to a “laser eyes” profile picture.
Brady responded with a handshake emoji. He will join Bankman-Fried’s mainstage session Thursday at 8 p.m. ET, in the event’s closing keynote block.
Brady is among a recent wave of celebrity-athletes to have endorsed open-source networks as a way to build and store wealth.
The trend began with NBA star Spencer Dinwiddie attempting to sell tokenized shares of his contract and offensive tackle Russell Okung’s crusade to get paid in bitcoin. It has since spread across leagues, sports and countries as dozens of athletes convert their salaries to BTC (+3.56%) and embrace NFTs and social tokens.
Source : CoinDesk