UCLA men’s basketball guard Jaylen Clark announced on YouTube that he had created his cryptocurrency. Clark is reportedly the first college athlete in the United States to launch his coin. The cryptocurrency called $JROCK is featured on social media for thousands of Clark followers. Although not a star on the team, Clark made a massive contribution to the project by filming his life behind the scenes as a D1 college athlete. Clark would now like to use his followers to make a name for himself in the world of cryptocurrencies.
Clark told ESPN that he is an active trader and uses Robinhood to manage his cryptocurrency. He added that he looks forward to educating people about cryptocurrency, including the pros and cons of getting started.
Clark claimed he had been involved with cryptocurrencies for some time and bought Dogecoin for 1 cent and sold it for $0.70, bringing in about $10,000 in net income. He said it was crazy to make so much money “effortlessly” as a college student, but it wasn’t uncommon. After answering many questions from colleagues and teammates, the sports marketing manager came up to him and asked him if he was interested in creating his currency.
$JROCK is Available on Rally.io
Clark averaged 2.5 points per game for the Golden Bears last year. He said the coins would be available on Rally.io, and they have signed a partnership with Clark. The platform enables holders to receive unique ticket gifts and special goods exclusively for investors. Currently, the price of JROCK is $0.44. Rally vice president of partnerships said, “holding the $JROCK coin is like holding the ticket to the digital fan club for Jaylen; it’s not just like a poker chip that you’re gambling on.”
The rally platform also allows Clark to feel real fans of those who just want to win giveaways on his YouTube channel. However, he said he was more willing to provide tickets and other perks to those who support the cryptocurrency and Clark’s vision for his future.
Clark added, “I’ve seen comments everywhere talking about, I’m the Black Elon Musk. It’s just super cool to be the first to do anything. When this goes five, six seven, even 30, 40 years from now, I can look back and be like, ‘Yeah, I remember when I kicked all this off.”