Celebrities Promoting Crypto & Blockchain
A couple days ago, our ICO Analyzer tool showed us that Pitbull was trending in the blockchain space. Pitbull is looking to revolutionize the music industry by launching his latest venture “Smackathon” which aims to decentralize the music industry!
There are many entertainers who are supporting blockchain startups and have been active in the crypto space. Some of these media influencers have showcased on their social media channels the tokens they have invested in and the blockchain startups they support. We’ve compiled a list of some entertainers who support the idea of blockchain and cryptocurrency.
Pitbull: Last month, Pitbull announced a blockchain competition, “Smackathon” in which blockchain hackers are to develop smart contract applicaions that may disrupt the world of music. The competition is open worldwide and finalists will travel to Miami where they will deliver the final product to Pitbull in person.
Ashton Kutcher: In May 2014, Kutcher tweeted about Ethereum and has told followers of his investments in Bitcoin. He constantly tweets about things that are trending in the crypto space and updates followers on news in the tech space as well.
The Game: An avid endorser of cannabis, the rapper “The Game” has been promoting the ICO ParagonCoin (PRG). Although, information on this ICO is limited at this stage, The Game made it evident on his Twitter page that he is “preparing a cannabis revolution with blockchain.”
Gwyneth Paltrow: Paltrow has joined Abra, a mobile bitcoin wallet app as the advisor of the blockchain startup. She was featured on an episode of Apple TV’s Planet of the Apps reality show where she spoke about her role as an advisor.
Katy Perry: Katy Perry has been using cryptocurrency to promote her personal brand. In November 2017 she posted a photo of herself having a chat with Warren Buffet. Later, she posted a photo of her nails painted with logos of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Monero.
Nas: A prominent rapper, Nas has been vocal about his investments in numerous startups including Coinbase. As the founder of the venture capital firm Queensbridge Venture Partners he has said that “Bitcoin will evolve into an industry as big, if not bigger, than the Internet.”
DJ Khaled: After endorsing an ICO from Centra Tech, DJ Khaled became a sensational advocate of cryptocurrency. However, earlier this year it was found that Centra Tech was a fraudulent ICO in which Centra offered and sold unregistered investments through a token.
Mel B: Former Spice Girl is said to have accepted bitcoin payments for her single “For Once in My Life” which released in 2013.
Jamie Foxx: In September 2017, Jamie Foxx promoted the token sale for Cobinhood which is a zero-fee cryptocurrency exchange.
Paris Hilton: After meeting with former Ethereum CCO Stephan Tual, Paris Hilton joined the crypto craze. Last year, she wrote in a tweet that she is looking forward to participating in the Lydian Coin ICO which is developing “blockchain driven technologies to reduce ad fraud and to maximize the effectiveness of ad marketing expenditures.”
Celebrity endorsements for ICOs and other crypto related project shows that celebrities are using their social media influence to create awareness of the positivity behind crypto and blockchain startups.