• Dolapo Ojelabi

Top celebrities involved in cryptocurrency

Updated: Nov 6, 2019

As much as you’ve always wondered if some of your favourite celebrities are involved in the Bitcoin industry, I have too. In this article, you will see the involvement of your VIPs and what they are doing with Bitcoin and Blockchain.

1. Lionel Messi

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The football superstar with a lot of fans around the globe is the face of the first blockchain smartphone named FINNEY which was created by Sirin Labs. Finney has a physical wallet that allows for the collection of cryptocurrency. After the announcement of Messi on social media about his involvement, people's’ interest in blockchain and cryptocurrencies astronomically was on the rise.

2. Mike Tyson

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In an interview with CoinDesk, Mike said “people don’t really understand a currency based on numerical equations. I personally still don’t…. but I’m grateful to be part of the revolution and hoping that my participation in this space will lead to more conversations and help increase knowledge and awareness.”

The well-known boxing star founded MIKE TYSON BITCOIN. He is known for investing in bitcoin, he even opened a bitcoin wallet has a computer wallpaper with the tattoo he has on his face.

3. Snoop Dogg

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Snoop Dogg is one of the few musicians who allows people to buy his albums with bitcoins, that is since 2013. Furthermore, in 2017, the superstar received 1500 Sparklecoin cryptocurrency as a donation to the Snoop Youth Football League which is an organisation that supports the promotion of football among young youths. Snoop Dogg appeared in the XRP Community Night Crypto event.

4. 50 Cent

“All online transactions involving my brand were handled by an independently owned and operated third part, Central Nervous LLC… the limited bitcoin transactions that occurred online were processed and converted to U.S Dollars contemporaneously, based upon the then existing exchange rate” he said.

In 2014, the musician made it possible to buy his album “Animal Ambition”. Over 200,000 pieces were sold in bitcoins. it was reported that he earned as much as 8 million dollars on them.

5. Bill Gates

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Bill Gates said “Bitcoin is better than currency in that you don’t have to be physically in the same place and, of course, for large transactions, currency can get pretty inconvenient. The multi billionaire had a birthday gift in which someone bought him bitcoins for his birthday.

6. Johnny Depp

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The popular actor known mainly for his role in “Pirates of the Caribbean” is another superstar involved in cryptocurrency. He is a partner in the TaTaTu Blockchain startup. A platform that rewards users with tokens for interacting with movies and games.

7. Nikita Kucherov

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Nikita is a Russian professional ice hockey player. He is an ambassador for Token stars, it is a celebrity management platform on the blockchain.

8. Mel B (Melanie Brown)

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“I love how new technology makes our lives easier and to me that’s exciting. Bitcoin unites my fans around the world using one currency. They can just pay using bitcoins” she said.

Mel B is another popular artist who sells her music specifically a Christmas album from 2014 in bitcoins. She is the first British singer who enabled this form of payment.

9. Luis Suarez

The FC Barcelona and Uruguayan national football team star encouraged millions of his followers on Instagram to join him of signing a contract with the Ethereum, Stox forecasting platform and presenting their forecast for the US open.

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