Bitcoin is Famous: Top 7 Celebrities with Strong Cryptocurrency Ties
Top 7 celebrities with a serious interest in Bitcoin (BTC)
We are long past the time when only tech developers and hardcore programmers were interested in cryptocurrencies. These days, cryptos are getting so popular and exposed that even celebrities are jumping on an opportunity to become investors. Not only that, but some of them are even actively endorsing their chosen coins, and are even launching their own.
This is such an interesting development for the crypto world that we have decided to make a list of top 7 celebrities that have already invested in Bitcoin (BTC). Let's begin.
Björk is a popular singer from Iceland that has developed a strong interest in Bitcoin. In fact, she even allowed her fans to buy her 2017 Utopia album via Bitcoin. To do this, Björk partnered up with Blockpool, which is a company from London.
2. Ashton Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher is among the best-known celebrity Bitcoin enthusiasts and has even co-founded A-Grade investments. This is an investment fund that was directly responsible for financing BitPay. In short, it can process payments for Bitcoin-friendly merchants.
Kutcher has been a blockchain and crypto supporter for a long time now. He and his company got involved with numerous startups in the industry. He is very excited about the possibilities that decentralized technology brings, and has supported it for years.
3. Richard Sherman
Next on our list is Richard Sherman, the cornerback for the NFL. Originally, he warned against crypto investments. In time, however, he became a blockchain supporter, and has even invested in several cryptos himself, Bitcoin included.
Apart from BTC, Sherman also owns a few Ethereum and Litecoin tokens. However, he claims that he is still not into thousands of smaller digital currencies that have appeared in the recent years. It would seem that his change of heart regarding BTC came after his fans asked if cryptos will become a valid payment option for his merch.
He agreed and has soon converted them to dollars, which is a decision he has come to regret. He bought BTC when it was only $1,000 per coin. If he had been more patient, he could have cashed in when the coin's price surged to $20,000 per piece.
4. Mel B
At fourth spot, we have Mel B, a former Spice Girl, who started accepting BTC as a payment method for her Christmas single back in 2014. To do this, she partnered with CloudHashing, which is yet another firm based in London. This move has made her the first artist in the entire music industry to start accepting BTC.
Back then, in a press release, Mel B stated that she is more than excited regarding cryptos. She said that this technology has a potential to make the lives easier for a lot of people and that BTC has united her fans under one currency. Since then, CloudHashing has earned a place among the biggest companies around the world that offer mining contracts for BTC.
Nas is a popular rapper and hip-hop artist from the US and has invested around $25 million in Coinbase. Additionally, he decided to back over 500 startups, and invest in up to 40 startup ventures.
It would seem that he is so thrilled with crypto and blockchain world, that he openly admitted that he plans to continue getting involved in this sphere of business. In fact, he even said that Bitcoin is the future.
6. Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson is a large contributor to the crypto world and has even started ‘The Mike Tyson Bitcoin ATM' development. These are the ATMs that can exchange pretty much any traditional currency into BTC in less than 20 seconds. They first got installed at Las Vegas-based LINQ Hotel & Casino. At the time, Tyson stated that he is honored to personally join the Bitcoin revolution.
His interest in the new technology continued well after that, and he partnered up with a company called Bitcoin Direct. The goal of the partnership was to launch a mobile-friendly digital wallet for Bitcoin. The wallet uses Glidera's exchange platform for buying, selling, managing, and storing BTC. Additionally, the app's background features Tyson's own face tattoo.
7. Amitabh Bachchan
Finally, we have Amitabh Bachchan, a superstar from Bollywood, who invested an entire quarter of a million with his son. The investment came during the course of around two years, and the company that received the funds is Singapore-based Meridian Tech Pte.
Bachchan, or Big B, as his fans have taken to calling him, managed to capitalize on the craze surrounding the coin. His stocks went through the roof, hitting around 2,500%, and his investment brought him around 250,000 shares in the firm called LongFirm.