Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen Take Stakes in Crypto Firm FTX
NFL star Tom Brady and his wife, model Gisele Bundchen, are taking stakes in cryptocurrency exchange firm FTX.
In a statement released Tuesday, FTX Trading Ltd. – which operates FTX.com, FTX.us and Blockfolio – said the couple will enter into a long-term partnership as ambassadors for the company and receive an unspecified amount of crypto assets. The couple will also work on FTX’s charitable efforts.
Brady, a seven-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback, said in the statement he was eager to “educate people about the power of crypto,” while Bundchen noted “the potential to apply resources to help regenerate the Earth and enable people to lead better lives, thereby generating real transformation in our society.
FTX said the couple “have already opened their Blockfolio accounts to invest and trade the cryptocurrencies of their choice.”
San Francisco-based FTX is one of the largest crypto exchanges in the world and is seeking up to $ 1 billion in a new round of funding that would value the company at around $ 20 billion. according to Bloomberg News.
Brady has been a huge crypto fan and asked on Twitter Monday if anyone had “any ideas” on what to do after the bitcoin price BTCUSD,
has sunk more than 40% since changing his profile picture in May to include “laser eyes.”