Professional Athletes Paid in Crypto

  • When we last covered Athletes and Crypto in July 2022, cryptocurrency earnings for Klay Thompson, Cade Cunningham, Odell Beckham Jr., and Shohei Ohtani were negative. The chart below illustrates five athletes who are receiving cryptocurrency as salary payments in 2024 and their respective returns. 
  • Russell Okung had the largest compensation return on Cryptocurrency at 149.87% on 3/04/2024, followed by Klay Thompson at 61.05% on 3/04/2024

  • We utilize Google Search Trends to provide insight on Cryptocurrencies. The most searched term in 2024 has been Solana, XRP, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cardano and Avalanche. The terms Binance Coin, Dogecoin, and Shiba Inu have been on the decline in 2024. 

  • The following three charts include the Top Three Cryptocurrencies by Market Cap: Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Binance Coin. Each chart outlines the Price and Search Interest for the respective cryptocurrency.  
  • The price of Bitcoin at 3/03/2024 was $62,855.02, after peaking at $64,336.55 on 11/14/2021. 

  • The price of Ethereum at 3/03/2024 was $3,478.75, after peaking at $4,629.07 on 11/07/2021. 

  • The price of Binance Coin at 3/03/2024 was $409.17, after peaking at $662.42 on 05/09/2021.

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