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Tennis Superstar Naomi Osaka Says Dogecoin Prompted Her Interest in Crypto Investing

Nicholas Otieno   Sep 01, 2021 09:15 2 Min Read


   

Naomi Osaka, a top tennis professional tennis player from Japan, is almost getting into cryptocurrencies.

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Osaka, the four-time Grand Slam tennis singles champion, revealed that she is considering investing in cryptocurrency, saying that Dogecoin triggered her interest.

Osaka has already dominated the world of tennis sports, winning four Grand Slam singles titles over the last three years and achieving the top women’s tennis players globally. She is now potentially looking for success in another industry that is investing in cryptocurrency, thanks to the trading performance of the Dogecoin meme cryptocurrency.

The top-notch tennis player said that although her agent pitched her the idea of crypto investing, she had already noticed some trending information over the social media buzz around Dogecoin.

“I was actually just talking with my agent about cryptocurrencies; I know that online, everything is getting bigger. I remember reading about Dogecoin … there’s going to be something new and interesting that’s going to pop up,”

Osaka already has stepped one foot in the crypto sector through NFT collectables. In April, Osaka released a six-piece collection of one-of-one NFTs through collaboration with her sister, Mari Osaka, a retired tennis pro.

Osaka released the newly signed collectables on Tom Brady’s Autograph platform and collectively sold for almost $600,000. One NFT was sold at $200,200, the high purchase amount, which recently stands at the most expensive sold by a professional tennis player. 

Why Investing in Doge?

Stimulated by Elon Musk and Reddit, the price of Dogecoin is up 5,700% at 27 cents per coin this year but is still 60% lower from a peak of about 70 cents hit in May, according to data from CoinDesk. On major cryptocurrency exchanges, trading volumes of Dogecoin soared to nearly $1 billion in a day in the second quarter, according to data from Coinbase Global.

It is hard to ignore such returns, and many investors are scrambling to enter into the crypto bandwagon to get more riches. Some investors can make money with dogecoin, especially those who have extra cash and are willing to invest in the meme crypto token.

Inspired by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, many investors have become millionaires after investing in Dogecoin.


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