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Steph Curry, the Golden State Warriors’ great basketball player, came to Twitter to seek help as a cryptocurrency rookie.
Steph Curry, the Golden State Warriors’ star point guard, tweeted earlier today that he is “just getting started” with cryptocurrency and is looking for assistance.
Following his tweet, several high-profile names in the crypto industry came to Curry’s aid.
Crypto enthusiasts offer Curry advice
Michael Saylor, the founder and CEO of software business Microstrategy, was one of the most prominent people to respond to Curry.
“Steph, I thought about it for over a thousand hours and decided on Bitcoin. So far, I have spent more than $3 billion on Bitcoin because I believe it is the future of digital property,” Saylor said on Twitter.
Curry was free to message the Microstrategy CEO for additional assistance, according to the CEO.
Saylor is one of the most well-known Bitcoin advocates in crypto. Under his watch, Microstrategy amassed just under $5 billion worth of Bitcoin by February of this year, and it didn’t stop there.
In April, the company announced that its board of directors was being paid in Bitcoin. In July, the company also announced it would sell $400 million in corporate bonds to buy even more Bitcoin.
Other big crypto names that came to Curry’s aid included Crypto Cobain—another popular crypto commentator on social media—and Alex Gladstein, chief strategy officer at the Human Rights Foundation and outspoken Bitcoin booster.
Frances Coppola, a finance columnist and staunch crypto critic, replied to the NBA star’s request with just one word: “Don’t.”
Golden State Warriors and crypto
Curry’s team, the Golden State Warriors, is already interested in cryptocurrency.
This spring, the NBA franchise released officially licenced digital artefacts commemorating the team’s NBA championships and most memorable memories.
“The buzz surrounding digital collectibles is tangible. “We envision NFTs and digitisation of our business as a cornerstone in engaging our fans all across the world,” said Warriors chief revenue officer Brandon Schneider.
The collection comprised 25 issues of the franchise’s first NBA championship in 1947, as well as 50 editions of the team’s 2018 title.
The auction was held on OpenSea and concluded on Saturday, May 1. A portion of the auction earnings were donated to the Warriors Community Foundation, a non-profit that has given over $20 million to educational projects in the Bay Area over the last nine years.