Tom Brady, the American athlete widely regarded as the "greatest" quarterback in NFL history, is the latest celebrity to show interest in the world's most popular cryptocurrency, Bitcoin.
Brady, who has a huge Twitter following of 1,9 million followers, left his fans and the cryptocurrency community speechless the moment he changed his Twitter profile picture to one in which he wore a sweatshirt. hooded, laser-eyed, a Bitcoin trend that advocates have adopted as a way to show support for the asset. This is a sign that everyone hopes is another step towards the infamous $ 100 by the end of the year.
Tom Brady may be a Bitcoin lover, after all
The task of influencing the American football star to adopt the trend was in part what the Bitcoin community took on when they noticed rumors about the millionaire athlete he was going to buy Bitcoins they were shooting online.
Bitcoiner Jason Yanowitz clamored for the community to join and allow Brady to see the laser eye image. Shortly after Jason's tweet, Brady found the picture and asked him if he should actually adopt the new profile picture. As usual, the Bitcoiners unanimously encouraged him and, almost instantly, the athlete changed his profile photo in support of the movement.
Interestingly, Brady, despite causing a stir on Crypto Twitter after the post, did not mention the rumors circulating about him and whether he was buying Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. However, his adoption of the laser eye trend says a lot about what he thinks of the asset. As many have interpreted, Brady is in support of Bitcoin, although it's unclear where he is in the industry right now and if he's also interested in altcoins.
Brady is also a huge NFT fan, that's for sure
Unsurprisingly, Brady shows interest in Bitcoin, as he was previously a key partner of Grayscale Investment, which previously worked with the NFL on its first major collaboration. Brady went on to reveal his interest in NFTs when he revealed some time ago that he would be launching his NFT platform dubbed "autograph".
Fans would be able to purchase digital art from celebrities who would be granted access to the platform to create their own NFTs. Brady isn't the only high-profile athlete to enter the cryptocurrency industry. A while ago, NFL player Russell Okung, who has been a longtime Bitcoin advocate, tried to convert $ 6,5 million from his pocket money into $ 13 million in Bitcoin.
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