• Landon Cassill, a NASCAR driver, will be paid in cryptocurrency for the rest of the season

  • Landon Cassill, an American professional stock car racing driver, has announced a partnership with the crypto-asset platform Voyager Digital Ltd. to receive payment in bitcoin. Cassill’s declaration states that he would be paid in cryptocurrency for the rest of the NASCAR Xfinity Series season in 2021.

    JD Motorsports’ No. 4 Chevrolet will feature Voyager branding and Landon Cassill will be paid in digital currencies.

    Landon Cassill, the professional stock car racing driver who drives the JD Motorsports No. 4 Chevrolet, will be paid in cryptocurrency for the remainder of the NASCAR season, according to an announcement on nascar.com. Cassill is a staunch advocate of the cryptocurrency community and a close friend of Voyager CEO Steve Ehrlich. In Saturday’s Tennessee Lottery 250 at Nashville Superspeedway, the No. 4 Chevy will wear a “Voyager paint scheme” as part of the alliance.

    Cassill told nascar.com that he “probably checks his Voyager account 100 times a day.” Cassill stated that despite the fact that cryptocurrencies can be volatile, he is prepared to take the chance. “Well, I mean, there’s danger in owning cryptocurrencies, just like there is in holding any stock or investment,” Cassill continued. “But it’s something I’m familiar with, and I feel like I have a decent handle on what I’m prepared to risk and what I need to pay my bills.”

    Increasing Crypto Visibility Through Education Landon Cassill joins a growing number of celebrities, athletes, and public figures who are investing in digital currencies. Spencer Dinwiddie of the NBA tokenized his contract last year, and NFL offensive tackle Russell Okung is paid in bitcoin (BTC). Last July, NASCAR driver Darrell “Bubba” Wallace announced that the bitcoin logo would appear on his Cash App-sponsored Chevrolet No. 43. The relationship with Landon Cassill, according to Voyager CEO Ehrlich, gives the crypto sector more visibility.

    “It all comes down to education, and what we strive to do is educate the masses on why cryptocurrency is important, and why digital dollars are the way of the future,” Ehrlich added. “When I have customers or people who want to learn more, I often ask: When was the last time you used real greenback dollars? The majority of folks do not. Debit cards are used, and everything is done electronically. As a result, this is the next step in the evolution of electronic money.”

    Cassill, a 31-year-old Iowan, has finished in the 12th position twice, once at Darlington Raceway in May and once at Daytona Road Course in February. Cassill, on the other hand, has been racing since he was a small child. Cassill set the record for the youngest winner in ASALMS history when he won at the age of 16 in 2006. In terms of what they can do for “education and expansion of both companies,” Ehrlich concluded that they want to go “to the moon.”

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