U.S. professional stock car racing driver Landon Cassill has announced that he has partnered with crypto-asset platform Voyager Digital Ltd. in order to be paid in cryptocurrency. Cassill’s announcement notes that the racer will be paid in crypto for the remainder of the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.
Landon Cassill will be paid in digital currencies, JD Motorsports’ # 4 Chevrolet brand will carry the Sport Voyager brand
According to an announcement on nascar.com, Landon Cassill, the professional stock car racing driver who drives JD Motorsports’ No.4 Chevrolet, will be paid in crypto for the remainder of the NASCAR season. Cassill is a big supporter of the crypto ecosystem and a friend of Voyager CEO Steve Ehrlich. The partnership will also see the No. 4 Chevrolet showcase a “Voyager paint scheme in Saturday’s Tennessee 250 Lottery at Nashville Superspeedway.”
Cassill told nascar.com that he checks his “Voyager account probably 100 times a day”. Even though cryptocurrencies can be volatile, Cassill stressed that he is willing to take the risk. “Well, I mean there is a risk in holding cryptocurrency as there is with any stock or any investment,” Cassill added. “But for me, it’s something that I know well, with which I am comfortable and I feel I fully understand what I’m willing to risk and what I need to pay my invoices. “
Education and improvement of crypto visibility
Landon Cassill follows the growing list of celebrities, athletes and luminaries who are branching out into digital currencies. NBA star Spencer Dinwiddie signed his contract last year and NFL offensive tackle Russell Okung is paid in bitcoin (BTC). NASCAR driver Darrell “Bubba” Wallace revealed last July that the bitcoin logo would appear on his Cash App-sponsored No. 43 Chevy. Voyager CEO Ehrlich believes the partnership with Landon Cassill brings additional visibility to the crypto ecosystem.
“It’s all about education, and what we’re trying to do is educate the masses about the importance of cryptocurrency, why digital dollars are where we’re going,” Ehrlich explained. “I always tend to ask people as customers or people who want to know more: when was the last time you used real US dollars? Most people don’t. They use debit cards, and everything is electronic anyway. So this is the next phase of electronic money.
Cassill, a 31-year-old Iowan, has twice placed 12th, once at Darlington Raceway in May and the Daytona Road Course last February. Cassill has also been running for a very long time since he was a little boy. At 16, Cassill set the record for youngest winner in ASALMS history in 2006. Ehrlich concluded by noting that this aims to go “to the moon” in terms of what they can do to ” education and growth of both brands ”.
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