Over the weekend, Bitcoin got a shout out from two celebrities. The first one came from Kanye West, who appeared on Joe Rogan’s popular podcast for a three-hour-long episode.
The famous rapper and designer who is also running for president said bitcoin proponents are the ones that have the idea about the “true liberation of America and humanity.”
He said before the coronavirus pandemic hit, Bitcoin proponent Jack Dorsey, whose company Square bought $50 millions of BTC, decentralized Twitter “because he was talking to the Bitcoin guys” who has the perspective on what liberation and humanity will be.
He further added that “specifically these guys, but a lot of the tech guys,” have been able to use these new information highways to create a “new frontier of our existence.”
This isn't the first time that West has discussed Bitcoin. In 2018, in an interview with Charlamagne, he said he sees the leading digital currency as a place to put money in as the style of $20 reminds him of slavery.
This time, while it was all he had to say about Bitcoin, he said the political system and banking system are racist. Also, he plans to sell his extremely expensive shoes for just 20 bucks because “money isn't real, so that means that the world should be eventually free.”
Another shout out came from comedian Kevin Hart, who called Bitcoin and Ethereum “voodoo money” while hosting a charity fundraiser. But only to add that he would accept them.
During the live-streamed Muscular Dystrophy Association’s telethon that Hart has been hosting, actor Jay Ellis asked him if the charity accepted donations in “Bitcoin, Ethereum, or any other cryptocurrencies.”
“I don’t take voodoo money. We don’t take the voodoo,” replied Hart but then corrected, “I’ve been told we do actually take cryptocurrency. I’ve been told it’s a legitimate investment.”
Amidst this advertisement, Bitcoin's price remained strong, currently trading above $13,000, since hitting this level last week for the first time in 13 months.