Footballer Turned Bitcoiner with Kieran Gibbs

“You quickly learn that [bitcoin] is an extremely robust system that is designed to only go up.”
— Kieran Gibbs

Location: Washington D.C.
Date: Wednesday 1st December
Project: Inter Miami
Role: Professional Footballer

Ever since Russell Okung’s famous “Pay me in Bitcoin” tweet, the trend for professional athletes taking their salary in Bitcoin has been on the rise.

Russell teamed up with Strike to take payment in Bitcoin. Earlier this year, Odell Beckham Jr revealed he would take his salary in Bitcoin thanks to Cash App, and most recently, Kieran Gibbs announced his intention to take half his salary in Bitcoin with the help of XBTO.

Kieran Gibbs is an ex-England international who built his career playing for Arsenal. He now plays in the MLS with David Beckham’s new franchise Inter Miami.

In this interview, I talk to Kieran Gibbs, and we discuss his journey down the Bitcoin rabbit hole, his decision to take his paycheque in Bitcoin, as well as his playing career and move to the MLS.

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