Bitcoin isn’t a subject meant for only crypto enthusiasts anymore. The flagship crypto is gathering so much attention, to the point that celebrities and socialites are talking about it. It’s becoming a topic for discussion among billionaires and some of the biggest celebrities in the world. This, obviously, will have an effect on the way the currency is perceived.
The mainstream media now reports on bitcoin more often. Popular investors such as Mark Cuban and Chamath Palihapitiya have been discussing Bitcoin, making it a subject that no one can really turn a blind eye to. Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, has also shared his own experience with bitcoin. Wozniak, who says he did not invest in Bitcoin, says he bought it when it was at $700, just to play around. Although he knew about it when it was $70 he, however, could not get his hands on it.
Celebrities have a lot of influential power over millions of audiences around the world. They could actually be a great medium to educate and influence interest in bitcoin and other technologies that could be of great benefit to the world. Although what happens when celebrities talk about bitcoin cannot be statistically proven, but with the amount of influence they wield, something definitely happens when they talk about it. It might not get people to immediately invest in the currency, but the mind is tilted towards trusting Bitcoin, which could probably lead to making a decision to invest.
Arya Stark buys bitcoin.
Game of Thrones star, Maisie Williams, who played Arya Stark in one of the biggest series on television has taken to Twitter, seeking opinions on whether she should go into bitcoin or not. The tweet got the attention of Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, who gave Maisie his own opinion in the comments.
Bitcoin has been attracting the attention of many with its recent price surges. The 23-year-old who is worth about $6million started a poll on Twitter asking if she should go it to bitcoin. The tweet, which had the time of writing this, had 15.6k likes and 1.7k rẹ tweets, has about 902,304 votes with 53.4 saying no and 46.6 saying yes.
Elon Musk added the comment “Toss a bitcoin to your witcher”. Although the comment clearly means she should consider going into the bitcoin, The Witcher is however a series that didn’t star Maisie Williams and fans of the 23-year-old had a lot to say to the Tesla boss.
Although the polls encouraged Maisie to avoid going into Bitcoin, the GoT star tweeted the next day, that she already bought bitcoins.
Kevin Hart says bitcoin is voodoo money.
Actor and comedian Kevin Hart has said that bitcoin is voodoo money. He said this during a live stream event for a crypto-based non-profit organization. When asked if the organization accepted cryptocurrencies, Kevin said, “We don’t take the voodoo. So if you’re out here trying to give us the voodoo money, we don’t…” The actor then immediately corrected himself by saying “what? We do take the voodoo. Oh wait, hold up — I’ve been told that we do take cryptocurrency. I’m being told that it’s a legit investment worth almost $250 billion. Okay yeah, we do take it. Ok, so we do take it.”
It is apparent that what Kevin meant by voodoo money is how much ROI bitcoin investors have gotten from investing in the digital asset. The ease at which one can buy, store, and transfer the currency is too easy it could be termed as voodoo.
Davido crashes BitSika servers.
Davido’s run in with bitcoin has been through a partnership with BitSika, an African crypto payment app. Davido, who is one of the continents biggest celebrities, created so much traffic that crashed 10 BitSika servers.
Davido encouraged his fans on Twitter and Instagram to use the app and get acquainted with cryptocurrencies.
Kanye believes bitcoin will liberate us.
Business mogul and rapper, Kanye West, said in a popular podcast, that the geniuses behind cryptocurrencies have a perspective on the true liberation of America and humanity.
According to Kanye “These guys really have a perspective on what the true liberation of America and humanity will be,”
Kanye adds further that a lot of tech guys, specifically the “bitcoin guys”, have created “new information highways, and the next frontier of our existence”.
The creation of bitcoin came a year after a financial crisis that rocked the world. This financial crisis was caused by the amount of power wielded by financial institutions. Bitcoin brings financial freedom, which truly can be equated to all kinds of freedom. The asset might seem like a topic for excited investors but like Kanye says, it might as well be the next frontier of our existence.
Bobby Bitcoin aka Logic
American rapper logic has changed his Twitter name to Bobby Bitcoin after he bought $6 million worth of bitcoins. The rapper posted a video on his Instagram story announcing he bought $6 million of bitcoins.
In the vid Logic muttered “YOLO” (you only live once). Insinuating it was a risk worth taking, Logic tugged on his hoddy like he’s done something awesome.
At the rate bitcoin is growing, buying $6 million does look like good investment. According to an analysis, if by last month Logic meant October 31 then his $6 million would have gotten him about 433 BTC. Which today would be worth roughly $7,926,500 which equates to a whopping $2 million profit in less than a month.
Don Jazzy the Bitcoin trader
It was 7:01 am, 21st June 2020 when the Mavins boss, Don Jazzy, posted a picture of his trading chart on Twitter.
The popular music producer had earlier shared his tutorials on candle sticks and other charts.
Although Nigeria has the second largest peer-to-peer trading volumes globally, not a lot of its celebrities are known to be traders or enthusiasts.
With a lot of bitcoin news pouring into the mainstream media, there’s a likely chance that more bitcoin will get the attention of more Nigerian celebrities.