Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Ready to be more than a Rookie Bitcoiner


The growth of Bitcoin into the mainstream arena has been a topic of conversation for a few years now as the growth of the coin has hit new peaks and points of interest across different parts of society. 

Already well established in the so-called Wall Street setting, and with blockchain being big in enterprises and major corporations, the celebrity interest in Bitcoin is also well known. However, not all celebrities are showing their interest in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies in order to cash an endorsement check.

Christie Pearce Rampone the 3x Olympic Gold Medalist, 2x FIFA World Cup Champion, and longest serving Captain of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, has expressed her understanding of Bitcoin and desire to learn more.

A professional rookie

This professional athlete has an interesting take on Bitcoin as she admits to still be a rookie, but is looking at its longer term implications as she prepares to educate her daughters on this new and emerging financial space. 

“As we say in sports, I’m a rookie right now in Bitcoin. But what I do know is that it is a digital currency that is most popular and the most valuable, which we like to hear, and that there’s a limited supply. So you kind of want to get in early and obviously like sports, you do want to educate yourself,” she told Binance.US

“I think as an athlete, you’re always in this growth mindset. You’re learning and you’re trying to educate yourself. And so I feel right now about this with the new technology and the new advancements and being able to go online and be in control of your own investments. I’m excited. So I do feel like I’m safe. I’m in good hands. It’s secure. And it’s a growth process. And just like sports now, it’s a process. And I’m excited to go from rookie to hopefully better one day.”

One for the future

While Rampone is admittedly a rookie in an ever changing and emerging space, she says she is excited to sit down with her two daughters, 10 and 14, and explain the importance of finance and money, especially in the future where Bitocin could well play a role. 

“Well, I haven’t discussed the whole crypto method yet with them. And obviously I’m learning to use it. I’m excited to explore that and talk to them about that. But right now, I have a 14 year old daughter, Riley, and a 10 year old daughter. So we talk about money a lot.

I’ve recently gone through divorce [while] I was the breadwinner in the house. And, you know, as a female, you know, I don’t need to explain to them, like the whole process of losing money and dealing with money and trying to reinvest and kind of take that deep breath to say, like, OK, I can do this,” she added/

Darryn Pollock
Darryn has been interested in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space since he heard about Bitcoin in 2015. He then decided to use his journalism degree to report on this fascinating fintech space in 2016, and has not looked back since.

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