Despite the recent status of the crypto space, Tom Brady, a seven-time Super Bowl champion, said he’s a “strong believer” in cryptocurrencies and confirmed that he’s bought them. The star quarterback, formerly of the New England Patriots, stated in a recent interview that he was looking at bitcoin and that he would be a long-term investment. He admitted that cryptocurrencies was a bit of a “marathon,” but he was captivated by what bitcoin has to offer.
Brady garnered attention not long ago when he altered his Twitter profile picture to one with laser eyes, something that many crypto enthusiasts and traders have done in recent months. Because the image of laser eyes implies that the person who created it believes bitcoin would someday reach a six-figure price of at least $100,000, many crypto proponents flocked to social media to speculate that a new BTC believer has emerged in the sports world.
“I don’t think it’s going anywhere,” Brady said at a Consensus 2021 forum last week. “I’m still learning so much. It’s definitely something I’m going to be in for a long time.”
“How we pay for things now is very different from how we paid for things when I was a kid,” Brady said. “At the end of the day it’s transactions and how they’re happening between people in the space of 3 to 4 feet … it’s not exchanging dollar bills anymore, it’s passing along technology.”
“The world is changing, we all just have to understand it’s constant change and you can either be ahead of the curve or behind it and I’m choosing to be ahead of it,” he said. “As someone who wants to be on the forefront of things, I’m going to help create the trend and adopt it and recognize this is where the world is heading.”
He did not share any specific details about which crypto assets he’s invested in.
Source: Bitcoinist, CNBC