Bitcoin is continuing to suffer as of late. The world’s number one digital currency by market cap has fallen into the darkest realms of the financial space and has lost about $30,000 from its previous all-time high of roughly $64,000, which it achieved in mid-April. Nevertheless, there are many people that stand by the asset, including NFL player Tom Brady.
Tom Brady Sure Likes His Crypto
In a recent interview, the star quarterback – formerly of the New England Patriots – explained that he was looking at cryptocurrency and that he was going to be a long-term investor despite the recent state of the industry. He acknowledged that cryptocurrency was a “marathon” of sorts, but that he was intrigued by all that bitcoin had to offer.
In this space of crypto, I am still learning so much. It is something I am going to be in for a long time. It is definitely a marathon.
Not long ago, Brady garnered attention for himself after he changed his Twitter profile pic to one that featured laser eyes, something that many crypto advocates and traders have been known to do in recent months. The image of laser eyes suggests that the person using the picture believes bitcoin will eventually reach a six-figure price of at least $100,000, and thus many crypto advocates later took to social media to suggest there was a new BTC believer in the sports world.
Responding to the attention he garnered, Brady responded with:
I have been following that community for a while on Twitter. Someone has called me out to change my profile picture and use the laser eyes. In my understanding, it was really a vote of confidence to really get into the conversation as I am such a big believer in crypto and where things are headed in the world. I am listening to everybody, and I am excited to continue to learn.
It’s a Heavy Topic for Everyone On the Team
Now playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Brady says that bitcoin has become a serious topic of conversation amongst his fellow players and coaches. This is what initially got him involved, and he has since grown to respect the industry greatly. He says:
One of my quarterback coaches has been on it for eight or nine months, so we talk about it basically every day. The prices of the different tokens, how the space is doing, so it is something that is on all our minds. We are very interested. We are learning more and more about these emerging markets. I am a big believer in it. I do not think it is going anywhere. I think absolutely there is going to be volatility, but at the same time, knowing when there is a lot of change and disruption in the markets, there are a lot of people that will fight that.