Did you know that more professional athletes, including NFL players, purchase NFTs?
More NFL players are embracing the idea with the introduction of cryptocurrency and the consequent emphasis on NFTs.
Regarding new digital developments, arguably, none is more intriguing than NFTs. The one-of-a-kind digital ‘artworks are one of the most recent investments sought after by professional athletes. NFL players, both past and current, are no exception. Indeed, numerous participants have “aped into” the investment, acquiring NFT from the Bored Ape Yacht Club. Some additional people have also chosen to investigate and invest in the NFTs of other popular projects.
One famous name linked with NFL that recently dived into the NFT world is the former NFL player; Lewis Neal.
Neal’s Journey of Exploring and Investing in NFTs:
- Neal shared at the Blockchain Economy Dubai Summit 2022 how he moved from playing professional football to investigating the world of business, which eventually led him to Bitcoin and crypto wallets. He stated:
“I thought I was going to get a lot of playing time. But during that year, I was a backup. […] So, I had to develop another skill that can be life-changing for my family and myself. That’s what drove me to get into the financial industry.”
- Neal noted that he had tremendous aspirations when he first started playing football. Like many ambitious professional athletes, he imagined himself as the show’s star.
- Before discovering cryptocurrency, the former football player traded currencies, futures, and commodities. “As you trade, you become exposed to several asset classes.” “And that’s exactly how I became acquainted with Bitcoin and other asset classes in the crypto realm,” he explained. He eventually became the CEO of Kryptic, a cryptocurrency wallet startup.
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