NASCAR driver is latest to demand, “Pay me in crypto!”
Cryptocurrencies are seeping into all strata of society and more and more professionals are beginning to use them. This is the case of the racing driver Landon Cassill, who recently closed a deal with a sponsor that involves payment in crypto.
A 19-race contract with Voyager
On Twitter, the young driver revealed that he is arguably the first in his profession to fully trust cryptocurrency: “There are a handful of pilots who like crypto, but I am probably one of the ones who has been around long enough and I am quite comfortable with how it works.”
Cassill is a professional racing driver in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. He has entered into a contract with the broker Voyager to receive his salary in Bitcoin (BTC) and Litecoin (LTC). According to reports, the deal is expected to last 19 races, and will take effect starting this weekend, during the NASCAR race at the Nashville Superspeedaway.
This NASCAR driver is not shy when it comes to his passion for cryptocurrencies; in fact, he has always shown an unwavering commitment to them. Just check out his Twitter, he has activated his laser eyes on his profile picture and tweets about crypto non-stop. Calling him ‘pro-cryptocurrency’ is a bit of an understatement!
Drivers shifting to cryptocurrencies
A multitude of reasons can be put forward to explain Cassill’s decision. But, well aware that he would be asked questions about it, he hastened to provide an answer before the question left anyone’s lips: “I can trade it [cryptocurrency] right away before the market changes or hold on to it while the market goes up or down, take out a little, pay my bills with it and keep the rest.”
Landon Cassill is not the only driver to be on good terms with cryptocurrencies. There are many other professionals who have built relationships with cryptocurrency companies. Jack Dorsey’s NASCAR Cash App car, driven by Darrell Wallace, springs to mind.
The driver Ed Carpenter also drove a ‘Bitcoin car’ during the Indy 500 in May 2021. The orange-spotted Bitcoin flagship was sponsored by Jack Mallers, the CEO of Zap, and was cheered on by the Bitcoin community.
Professional driver Landon Cassil has partnered with the broker Voyager to receive cryptocurrency payments. Even if he is not the first sportsman to openly display his affection for digital currencies, he remains one of the first to have gone this far. Who will be next on the list?
Have been a professional trader since 2016, hence why i love technical analysis and numbers! The shift to crypto was inevitable.