Paid in Bitcoin. https://t.co/Ey6oOcmLjA
— russ (@RussellOkung) December 29, 2020
Okung is contracted to make $13 million in the 2020 season. The Panthers partnered with the Bitcoin platform Zap in order to split Okung’s 2020 salary. Russell will get $6.5 million of his salary in bitcoins. This will make him the first player from any major U.S. sports league to receive a salary via Bitcoin.
Based on the current value of Bitcoin, $6.5 million is about 241 bitcoins.