Danish hockey player becomes first athlete to get paid in Bitcoin

Niklas Nikolajsen, CEO at Bitcoin Suisse, signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with the club. Bitcoin Suisse is a crypto financial broker, asset manager, and service provider based in Zug, Switzerland. It disclosed the partnership with the top league ice hockey team of Denmark.

The famous player of Rungsted, Nikolaj Rosenthal (26-year-old) is agreed to receive his salary in the ever-skyrocketing cryptocurrency. Now he is also the first professional sportsmen ever where the salary is paid in terms of digital currency.

Cryptocurrency is emerging

He is indirectly inspiring the other sports teams and professional athletes around the globe to consider the global trend of factoring cryptocurrency as a mode of payment.

Rosenthal said

“Det er virkelig spennende å få lov at være pioner med dette”

However, roughly translated as

“It’s really exciting to be allowed to pioneer with this.”

Presently, he is the full-time, 4-year contract with the club. Furthermore, as per the treaty, his payment shall remain secure in fiat currency- in case the price of the Bitcoin rapidly plunges.

The agreement will proceed on December 27 and will survive for 3 years. As part of it, Saxo Bank Arena will be renamed as Bitcoin Arena and players have an opportunity to receive their salaries in Bitcoin instead of traditional currency.

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