Celebrities. When it comes to setting trends, there's nobody better equipped for taking things mainstream. They wear some outrageous outfit or sport some new, cutting-edge 'do and suddenly, two days later, everyone's following in their footsteps.
But removing the context of fashion and cosmetics could mean that many celebrities are just forward-thinkers. Visionaries.
They're not afraid to delve into what piques their curiosity (especially since most have the means to do so).
That being said, here are five more stars who saw the potential of cryptocurrency—and dived right in!
Maisie Williams is proof that you're never too young to get into cryptocurrency. In November 2020, the Game of Thrones star apparently tweeted a poll out to her millions of followers, asking: "should I go long on bitcoin?"
Despite the odds stacked against the affirmative (53.4% of the votes went to no), Williams went ahead and invested in the cryptocurrency. Her follow-up tweet read, "thank you for the advice. I bought some anyway."
This proved to be a good move on her part, as the value of BitCoin has significantly increased since!
Bonus: Elon Musk also replied to her original tweet, telling her to "Toss a bitcoin to ur Witcher." Impossible to say whether that helped her decision some, but it was definitely noteworthy.
Famous former boxer (and now social media celebrity) Mike Tyson has backed BitCoin as early as 2015—way before cryptocurrency really blew up! He stated that he was "grateful" to be a part of this revolution.
That same year, he partnered with Bitcoin ATM manufacturers, giving birth to branded BTC ATMs that bore his iconic face tattoo. But the star didn't stop there. In 2016, Tyson collaborated with BitCoin direct to launch a mobile Bitcoin wallet.
In March 2021, American singer Nick Carter declared his support for a lesser-known—but no less powerful—cryptocurrency, Cardano (ADA).
Carter apparently tweeted out about the benefits of Cardano, saying that the currency was "cleaner and better for the world when it comes to producing." He further declared that ADA was in preparation to surpass Bitcoin in the coming days.
Cardano CEO Charles Hoskinson has, in response, tweeted his support for Carter's decision:
"Someone said bye bye bye to bitcoin … come on how often do I get to say that?"
British actor Hugh Laurie admitted to not having a "particular interest" in cryptocurrency when it first launched.
However, following the advice of a friend, Laurie decided to invest in Bitcoin around 2015—the year when the cryptocurrency's value started to rise.
The actor, well known for his role as Gregory House, M.D, apparently bought BTC for $5,000. even at today's relatively low prices compared to highs, it wasn't a bad investment!
Who'd have thought one of the most iconic rappers on earth would get into cryptocurrency? In fact, he didn't just "get into" cryptocurrency. According to reports, Snoop Dogg was ahead of the curve!
When he released his first reggae album back in 2013, BitCoin was one of the accepted payment methods to purchase it! Fans could buy Reincarnated (the album) for 0.3 BTC. And some did!
There has been no further news or album sales reports following Snoop Dogg's exploits (if any) into cryptocurrency, but the public figure has been fairly vocal about his support for the crypto space. And just like Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Snoop Dogg apparently shares a fondness for Dogecoin.
Do you know of anymore celebrity crypto enthusiasts?
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