Cryptocurrencies are still gaining their popularity and Bitcoin and various altcoins rose to amazing highs. This resulted in a real media craze and various outstanding famous people from around the globe further increased interest in crypto. These include performing artists, pop stars and rappers, media people and sports leading figures.
Some celebrities are profoundly included into the projects, while other stars might only subscribe their name under some projects or ICO. In any case, with a huge number of fans over the world and an equivalent number of supporters over different Internet communities, these superstars can have a major impact over the impression of numerous individuals.
Being involved in various foundations and spheres in which they work, the superstars additionally have the ability to acquaint cryptographic forms of money with a wide range of people, who generally might not have any idea about the innovation.
Here’re some stars that have influenced the opinion of public, and the individuals who are simply riding their wave for own particular advantage.
Snoop Dogg is a standout amongst the most prominent people in the music business. His interest in the digital money space started in April 2018, when he collaborated with Ripple as an entertainer for a VIP encounter they had in May in New York City.
Nonetheless, he’s been tuned in to the business since the dispatch of his 2013 collection X, which fans could evidently purchase with Bitcoin. He posted a Tweet ‘My next record available in Bitcoin n delivered in a drone“. Soon followed the reaction of BitPay and Coinbase promising to make Snoop’s guarantee a reality.
Snoop additionally put out a joking reTweet of a Robinhood commercial advancing the trade, with the essential slogan, ‘putting tha Crip in Crypto’ thereby again reheating interest in the cryptocurrency world.
Katy Perry who has more than 70 million devotees on Instagram, and 107 million on Twitter, is an example to underline the importance to the term ‘star control.’ That implies that countless fans have seen as well as responded to two or three crypto-related posts on her profiles.
Katy even posted a photo on Instagram of her nails done up with various distinctive cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Monero, Litecoin and Ethereum. Perry also posted another photo on Instagram, sitting alongside American investor Warren Buffett in an interview-style and interested in his thoughts on cryptocurrencies.
American rapper 50 Cent started his relationship with digital money in 2014 by enabling fans to purchase his collection Animal Ambition using Bitcoin. Sources suppose that 50 Cent made around 700 Bitcoin from his collection deals — which is worth around $4.3 million at the current Bitcoin cost.
Remember Redfoo as a rapper, DJ and a part of the LMFAO? Now he is a coder working on an Ethereum project. He is involved in blockchain and even donated several personal items for TokenStars Crypto Christmas Charity Auction.
Barcelona and Argentina football superstar Lionel Messi has become a global brand ambassador for Sirin Labs, the developer of the blockchain-based secure smartphone and all-in-one PC. He is not only one of the greatest players of all time — he’s also one the most famous people in the world. After he wrote on Facebook and Instagram that he was excited about blockchain, the number of people aware of the technology increased dramatically (yes, we are talking about almost 90M people on Facebook and Instagram).
One of the best strikers in the world who plays for FC Barcelona and Uruguay’s national football team, apparently thinks that being paid for scoring goals is not enough. Luis Suarez now also wants to make money by predicting who wins a match. Uruguayan football star invited 25M of his followers on Instagram to join him in signing up to the Ethereum-based prediction market platform Stox and making their predictions for the US Open.
Boxing legend Mike Tyson partnered with Bitcoin Direct to introduce Bitcoin ATM which makes transactions “in less time than Tyson did a knock out“ and a digital wallet for iOS and Android. When launching the ATM line, he said he was grateful to be part of the Bitcoin revolution. That was in 2015, when Bitcoin was dirt cheap compared to the current price. Let`s hope millions of Mike’s followers on social media took the hint and bought a few coins each.
Martina Hingis is a legend on the tennis field. The winner of Australian Open, US Open, and Wimbledon, member of the Tennis Hall of Fame participated in TokenStars Crypto Christmas Charity Auction by giving a tank with her personal signature. German professional tennis player and ex-world’s №2 in men’s tennis rankings Tommy Haas is a recent addition to the TokenStars team. Tommy is a friend to Roger Federer who has recently become a Tennis Ambassador for TokenStars.
Interest in the world of cryptocurrencies and the sphere of blockchain in general, has not bypassed the pleiad of leading world actors.
The American performer Ashton Kutcher known for his part in That 70s Show, has gone ahead in reaching success in Hollywood throughout the years. Kutcher talked about this decentralized technology years ago which made Bitcoin possible. He said that the same technology used to build Bitcoin could be used in ensuring your anonymity, thus enhancing security. He also tweeted about Ethereum yet in 2014.
Kutcher is also known for investing in Ripple through the tech investment fund Sound Ventures, which has also funded cloud-based business software company Zenefits, and Ashton also backed Airbnb and Uber from the start. Recently he suprised the community with a donation of $4 million to the talk show host’s Wildlife Fund in the form of Ripple’s XRP coin, the third most-valuable cryptocurrency after Bitcoin and Ethereum.
With a push of a button on his phone, Ashton Kutcher and his business partner Guy Oseary were able to transfer the full amount into the bank account of The Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund instantly on the NBC show. Ashton, as the tech investor explained that he wanted to get people acquainted with the possibility to transfer money from bank account to bank account, person to person, really securely, really simply, really quickly.
There are a few celebrities who started talking about blockchain years ago, but more are joining the revolution now. One of them is the Oscar-winning Jamie Foxx who used Twitter to endorse the ICO of Cobinhood, a ‘zero trading fee cryptocurrency exchange’.
The Bitcoin-based wallet startup Abra was able to impress the famous actress and entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow with the pitch during an episode of Planet of the Apps. The A-list actress joined the team as an advisor.
It was not always so simple for some of the famous people and their efforts in the sphere of cryptocurrencies and blockchain. A few of them were even behind specific undertakings that negatively affected their own brands, reputation and public disappointments in those cryptographic forms of money.
Eminent boxer Floyd Mayweather is yet known as ‘Cash Mayweather.’ While he’s undefeated in every one of the 51 of his expert boxing sessions, Mayweather and his group have been similarly as forceful in their business abuses. With a total assets of over $700 million, Mayweather absolutely knows how to profit.
In September 2017, Mayweather was imagined advancing Centra, a digital money venture that raised over $32 million amid its ICO. Less than six months later, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission indicted the three co-founders of the project for securities and wire fraud.
Earlier in 2017, Mayweather had posted pictures on Instagram supporting two different projects. One, Stox.com, is a Bitcoin price prediction platform, while the other is a decentralized marketplace Hubii network.
World famous TV character Paris Hilton was likewise part of the ICO craze in 2017. In one of now-erased Twitter posts, Hilton communicated her enthusiasm for the ICO of LydianCoin. After several months, the VIP separated herself from the undertaking, after the CEO of LydianCoin’s parent organization wound up engaged with genuine fights in court.
American performing artist Steven Seagal has been associated with one of the oddest cryptographic money ICOs of 2018. Generally it was proved to be a ‘fraudulent business model’ or MLM organization. Bitcoiin2Gen was promoted in January, with Seagal named as a brand diplomat.
It was not really astonishing that Seagal and the task’s organizers declared that he was going separate ways with Bitcoiin2Gen after the finish of the ICO in March 2017. This was days after the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Securities Division issued a notice to shoppers about the idea of the venture — which was considered to offer unregistered securities.
As the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies is now in an active stage of its development, the number of real crypto-enthusiasts among celebrities will definitely continue growing. The stars have an influence on a multimillion audience — both offline and online. They have a potential to spread the knowledge about crypto world and actively engage personalities who haven’t been involved in blockchain yet.
Spreading a word via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram celebrities also bring an irreplaceable expertise in talent management. This won`t be the work of investor to involve people into cooperation as things will be done by celebrities having a powerful impact on their audience.
Celebrities continue giving Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies their confidence that truly helps to shift the world’s skepticism about crypto. And as cryptocurrencies become more popular and their adoption to everyday routine continues, it’s likely that we’ll see many more celebrity faces on blockchain products in the future.
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