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Popular actor and comedian Kevin Hart mentioned Bitcoin and cryptocurrency during this weekend’s all-star charity event to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). He told viewers of the event that cryptocurrency is a legitimate investment after being corrected when he called it “voodoo money.”
Hart exclaimed that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are legitimate investments during the online fundraiser he hosted for the benefit of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA.). The MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon, aired on Saturday, now turning heads in the cryptocurrency space.
The event was approximately two hours with participants including various celebrities, including — Leslie Mann, Josh Gad, Don Cheadle, DJ Khaled, Jack Black, Cindy Crawford, David Beckham, Usain Bolt, Robin Thicke, Adam Devine, Kelly Rowland, Michael B. Jordan, and others.
Actor Jay Ellis who helped take phone calls during the telethon supposedly got a call from someone asking about whether donations can be made in cryptocurrency. Ellis asked Hart: “Hey Kev, I’ve got someone who wants to know if we do bitcoin, ethereum, or any cryptocurrencies.”
Hart responded in his comedic fashion: “I don’t take that voodoo money, we don’t take the voodoo, okay, so if you’re out there trying to give us the voodoo money…” While ranting on about Bitcoin being voodoo money, he was interrupted by someone in his earpiece who corrected him. Hart then expressed surprisingly, “What? We do take the voodoo?” adding:
I’ve been told that we actually do take cryptocurrency. I’m being told that it’s a legitimate investment that’s worth almost $250 billion.
Bitcoin.com reports, that currently, eight cryptocurrencies are accepted by the MDA through the Giving Block. They are Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Zcash (ZEC), Gemini dollar (GUSD), basic attention token (BAT), and chainlink (LINK). Donors can also request additional cryptocurrencies. The telethon raised $10,548,454 during the evening but donations continued to roll in after the show. The organization has not disclosed how much cryptocurrency was donated.
You can watch the clip of Kevin Hart in the video below provided by The Giving Block.
Bitcoin is currently being traded at [FIAT: $13,634.87] UP +6.4% in the last 24 hours according to Coingecko at the time of this report.