Celebrities have mostly kept themselves aloof when it comes to their glam quotient or celebrity world. However, times change quickly as here we are not speaking of entertainers but also of people from other fields such as sports. Now you might be wondering as to where have these souls of extra prowess stepped in? Well, it is the time to break the monotony of life by becoming a part of a world that has been slowly creeping into daily lives of folks just like us which is none other than Cryptocurrency!
Yes, you read it correctly; Celebrities from various fields are not far behind when it comes to taking a step closer to Blockchain Technology. Indeed many popular folks across the globe have shown interest as well as invested in Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoins. The total number of celebrities in the crypto world seems to be on the rise with each passing day.
Celebrities and their Brush with Cryptocurrencies or Blockchain
A Quick Read: In the following paragraphs, you would find a short list of people who have already invested in Cryptocurrencies and are very well aware of them. Scroll down this page to know more.
1. Mike Tyson
Who does not know Mike Tyson? In case you are not aware of him, then remember that Mike Tyson has been one of the most fearful boxing legends, who check everything in detail before stepping in. And same is the case for Bitcoin Direct through which Tyson has collaborated with to come up with Bitcoin ATM. He has also brought in a Digital Wallet for both Android and IOS.
2. Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi has already set himself apart in Football while becoming Sirin Labs’ (Blockchain based secured smartphone developer) Global Brand Ambassador, Messi has essentially gone a step further with this. Moreover, the decision of his has certainly left an indelible mark on minds of scores of fans that he has.
3. Mel B
Mel B turned out to be the first Musician who had accepted Bitcoins as payment way back in 2013. Now that was indeed a well thought out move as up until then no other musician accepted or even recognized Bitcoins as payment for their music!
4. Ashton Kutcher
It was the first time in 2014 that Kutcher spoke or rather tweeted about Ethereum, and since then Ashton became a well-known celeb to invest in Cryptocurrency. In addition, he has invested in BitBay (a cryptocurrency exchange) besides Unikrn, backed by Kutcher’s own firm, Sound Ventures. So essentially, he has moved from one investment to another (in crypto world) in a short span of time.
5. Gwyneth Paltrow
Even Ms. Paltrow could not say a no to becoming a member of Bitcoins based wallet. The time Paltrow deciphered meaning and range of Bitcoins, she joined Abra, a Bitcoin-based wallet (startup) as an Advisor.
6. Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss
These Olympic rowers have been in news but of late, it was due to their biggest investment move in Bitcoins. This news also broke records on Bitcoin investment as both the rowers went on to invest $ 11 million in the year 2013! Now that is a mind-blowing amount. However, another interesting fact here is that the investment of theirs turned out to be $ 1 billion, turning them into billionaires over a short span of time!
7. Other Celebs
Well, the list does not end here, as people from different walks of life have also put in their money in Bitcoins. Some of these names include Tommy Haas, Robin Soderling, Jessica VerSteeg, Gianluca Zambrotta, Nikita Kucherov, Martina Hingis, Valery Karpin, Tarjei Boe, Roger Ver, Ghostface Killah, Redfoo among many others.
Last but not the least; even Bollywood Celebs could not have left an opportunity to become a part of the most trending cryptos today. This list as per various sources has names like Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Raj Kundra, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Huma Qureshi and Neha Dhupia. Some of the other celebs include Vir Das and Prachi Desai, while this list seems to be an endless one indeed!
With such a craze around Cryptocurrency and Bitcoins, you can just imagine why and how are people being involved in the world called “Cryptocurrency”.