Cade Cunningham made himself popular with fans in Stillwater, Oklahoma, with his outstanding game Oklahoma State University. Now the The first overall selection of the Detroit Pistons from the 2021 NBA draft has enchanted a new audience: Crypto enthusiasts.
What happened: BlockFi, a crypto brokerage, announced Thursday that the company has signed an exclusive, multi-year partnership with Cunningham.
Cunningham joins Jacksonville Jaguars Trevor Lawrence in first overall draft to sign crypto platform deals, despite Lawrence having with. has signed Block folio.
“I’m excited to be working with BlockFi to really diversify my portfolio and manage my crypto assets, especially as they become increasingly important in the personal finance world,” said Cunningham. “For me, it’s not just about preparing for long-term financial success, but also educating future generations about financial well-being.”
As part of the partnership, BlockFi will provide Cunningham with a direct paid signing bonus Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC) into his BlockFi account, the announcement said.
Natural fit: BlockFi hopes Cunningham can use its platform to educate basketball fans about cryptocurrencies and financial strategies.
Zac Prince, Co-Founder and CEO of BlockFi, says Cunningham’s interest in cryptocurrencies is irresistible to the company and helped turn the deal down.
“Anyone who has seen a minute of Cade’s career knows that he is the future of basketball. What excites us is his interest in and commitment to cryptocurrencies, which we believe are the future of finance, ”said Prince.
“Cade uses his platform to educate basketball fans about the importance and potential of cryptocurrencies. That should be commended and BlockFi will support him every step of the way.”
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