Monday, February 12, 2018

Olympic cryptocurrency joins Olympic gold as motivation for athlete to profit from their spotlight at the Winter Games

For decades an Olympic medal, especially an Olympic gold, has virtually assured the futures of many athletes since it almost guarantees millions of dollar in sponsorships following their success.

But here in 2018 the Winter Games being held in South Korea are also spawning a new type of reward for at least one athlete as a Canadian skater has signed a deal which will pay him not in cash, but in cryptocurrency.

Canadian speed skater Ted-Jan Bloemen is set to become the first athlete in history to be paid in cryptocurrency for his performance at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics, as the hype surrounding digital asset transfers grows. 
Dutch-born Bloemen, who won silver in the men’s 5,000-meter event on Sunday, has penned a one-year sponsorship deal with cryptocurrency social network, which forms part of a larger deal involving virtual reality developer CEEK VR. 
“I’m very excited to be the first ever #Crypto Sponsored Athlete,” the 31-year-old tweeted. “Thanks CEEK Virtual Reality and for being at the forefront of technology and this great achievement. Looking forward to a great relationship and the exciting times ahead.”Russia Today


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