Celebrities who support cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology!
The growth in the popularity of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology has been noticed by not only the largest investors, but also the stars of cinema, music, sports, and in general, representatives of the celebrity sphere. In this article, we introduce bright celebrities who have supported these new technologies.
The Winklevoss Brothers
In December 2017, Americans Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss were the first public Bitcoin billionaires. Back in 2013, they purchased “crypts” for $11 million. The exact number of BTC at their disposal is not known, but the press suggests it may be more than 100 million pieces.
Crypts are by no means the only business asset for the Winklevoss brothers. For example, back in the early 2000’s, they developed the ConnectU network a short time before Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook. As a result, the Winklevoss brothers sued Zuckerberg and received $65 million as a result of a settlement agreement.
American actor Ashton Kutcher (“Rescuer”, “Butterfly Effect”) opened A-Grade Investments in 2010 with Guy Osiri (manager of U2 and Madonna) to invest in startups in Silicon Valley. In 2013, they wrote a check to the processing service BitPay and, apparently, now do not regret it at all. Long before the presidential battle between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Kutcher said the best way to hedge his bet against politicians like Trump was to acquire a cryptocurrency.
British actor Hugh Laurie presumably put together a decent fortune playing in the television series “Doctor House”, for which he received $.4 million per episode. In 2015, on the advice of a friend, he bought $5,000 in bitcoins. Can you calculate how much the amount has grown since then?
Let us add that even before Ashton Kutcher and Hugh Laurie invested in bitcoins, American comedian Drew Carey had joined the game in 2012.
Lionel Messi, striker for the Barcelona and the Argentina national team, was the ambassador of the startup Sirin Labs, sponsored by the Kazakhstan millionaire Kenes Rakishev. Products Sirin Labs produces include smartphones and PC Finney, with an unprecedented level of protection thanks to blockchain technology. Finney’s Crypto Smartphone will be shipped with the built-in mobile Ethereum-Status client. Sirin Labs expects that Finney will make operations with the “crypt” simple and affordable for ordinary consumers.
American boxer Floyd Mayweather has repeatedly been seen advertising for ICOs in social networks. In particular, he supported Stox.com (allows making joint forecasts for events in the areas of sports, finance and politics) and Hubii Network (a content marketplace).
If he is not the first athlete to support a token, then certainly, he is the most active. It is interesting that Stox.com, following Mayweather’s support, was mentioned on Twitter by Luis Suarez, the footballer for Barcelona and the Uruguayan national team.
Snoop Dogg is a frequent face in the media, and not only because of his musical performances. He also often advertises video games and as of 2013, the rap artist reported on Twitter that he intends to distribute his next CD for BTC. Snoop Dogg did the same with the album Bush in 2015, when it could be purchased upon release in some online stores for “crypt.”
Mel Bee, a former member of the Spice Girls, acted in a similar way, and in June 2017, Olga Polyakova, a Ukrainian singer, told her Instagram followers that she had been paid a fee to BTC for one of her performances.
The notorious Basta also announced in December 2017 his own Ticket Coin, following in the footsteps of Ghostface Killa from the Wu-Tang Clan team with his Cream Capital company. Finally, not so long ago, AltoCar (the Kazan”personal taxi” service) conducted anICO supported by musician Igor Sarukhanov.
American actress Gwyneth Paltrow (“Seven”, “Shakespeare in Love”) became an adviser to the bitcoin payment startup Abraduring the reality show Planet of the Apps, where a representative of Abra chose Paltrow among all members of the jury.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak once mentioned in an interview that he often contacted bitcoin. “In particular, I wanted to acquire the “crypt” even before the general insanity, but I could not do it because of undeveloped services, and when I finally succeeded (after years, on the second attempt), the BTC rate went down sharply.”
However, Wozniak is only attracted to the mathematical structure, and not the prospect of investment.
As you can see, the list turned out to be impressive, and it is constantly growing, so do not be surprised if we have forgotten someone!