Speculation now swirls whether Tom Brady, the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, is involved with Bitcoin.
Social media broached the topic after Brady’s Twitter profile picture was updated on Monday. He replaced his avatar with a picture that had been photoshopped to display laser rays coming out of his eyes – a signal of Bitcoin endorsement.
The star athlete’s 1.9 million Twitter followers certainly took it as a sign that Brady is involved with Bitcoin.
The profile pic change was in response to a challenge issued by digital assets company Blockworks co-founder Jason Yanowitz, suggesting that Brady had been “loading up” on the cryptocurrency.
Brady’s quasi-endorsement of Bitcoin did nothing to impact the currency’s price though, as it stood at $57,500 at the time of the avatar replacement. However, this is not Brady’s first public endorsement of cryptocurrencies or blockchain-powered assets.
In April, the Super Bowl champion said that he is backing a platform called Autograph dedicated to non-fungible tokens (NFTs). NFTs are arguably a more successful medium for sports and entertainment personalities, while Bitcoin is still mainly the interest of big investors and tech entrepreneurs, such as Elon Musk.