Posted 11 months ago | by Catoshi Nakamoto
Celebrities are getting into crypto! That’s right, some of the biggest names in Hollywood have moved right around the block from the blockchain. They’re buying and using crypto, creating NFTs, and making huge crypto gains. Today we will explore the who’s who of the celebrity crypto world and talk about — David Guetta, 50 Cent, D.J. Khaled, Ashton Kutcher, Kim Kardashian, and the celebrity Queen of crypto herself, Paris Hilton. We find out that these stars aren’t blind… to crypto.
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In this video, we talk about celebrities in cryptocurrency and how they’re using the asset to make purchases, NFTs, and massive gains.
1. David Guetta.
Guetta French DJ, Record Producer, and songwriter is best known for songs like Titanium with Sia, and collaborations with Rihanna, Justin Beiber, and Akon, to name a few. Recently Guetta put his fourteen million dollar Miami condo up for sale and is accepting Bitcoin and Ethereum as payment. The price tag? Three hundred forty-five BTC.
Guetta is also making waves in crypto by signing on with Sensorium Galaxy; an ERC20 blockchain-based VR platform that creates digital avatars that use artificial intelligence to create a more lifelike digital persona. Sensorium is also a token, SENSO, and is available on KuCoin and Bittrex in case you wanted to check it out. Sensorium bills itself as a Digital Metaverse and is bringing blockchain tech to VR not only to make VR experiences like what Guetta is interested in, but also VR gaming and social networking. Looks like David Guetta has taken a deep dive down the crypto rabbit hole, and he’s liking what he sees.
2. Fifty Cent.
Best known for early 2000s party anthems about diabetes-centric retail, had a little-known windfall happen to him in 2019; he became a crypto millionaire. In 2014 Curtis James Jackson or 50 Cent accepted Bitcoin as payment for his album Animal Ambition. The album sale pulled IN SEVEN HUNDRED BITCOIN in total; and in 2018, when the price of Bitcoin went from eight hundred to six thousand dollars, he tweeted “not bad for a kid from the south side.” Not bad indeed. Accepting crypto before crypto was cool, and making huge gains is par for the course when you hodl. We went to the club, but instead of finding 50 cent, we found… 50 Bitcoin.
3. Ashton Kutcher
In 2013, Kutcher pitched the idea of investing in Bitcoin to his wife Mila Kunitz, who told The Late Show’s Stephen Colbert that she immediately said it sounded like a horrible idea. Like any good husband, Kutcher disregarded his wife’s judgment and invested in it anyway, behind her back. Since then his two capital venture funds A-Grade Investments and Sound ventures have increased from fifty million to over two hundred fifty million over six years by being an early investor in Uber, Spotify, AIRBNB, and Bitcoin. Kutcher’s Sound Ventures also invested in Ripple Labs XRP in 2018.
4. D.J. Khaled!
That’s right, Another one. Well, another one nailed by the SEC, unfortunately. In 2018 D.J. Khaled and Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather endorsed the sale of Centra tokens. Mayweather was paid 100,000 dollars and Khaled was paid 50,000 dollars to promote the asset; which the SEC found to be an unlawful sale of a security when Centra launched its ICO. Both had to pay back the money they had been paid as well as an additional fine. The lawsuit was settled without Khaled or Mayweather admitting wrongdoing.
5. Kim Kardashian
6. Charlie D’Amelio
7. Jake Paul
Speaking of crypto-asset endorsements — Kim Kardashian, Charlie D’Amelio, and Jake Paul — were recently paid to endorse Ethereum Max on their social media platforms. On June 20th Kim Kardashian posted this question on her Instagram story: Are you into crypto? This was followed by a clip of her talking about Ethereum Max in a paid message to her followers. Ethereum Max made waves during the Logan Paul/Mayweather fight; with Group Hospitality partnering with Ethereum Max and accepting it at their biggest Miami nightclubs; LIV, and Story. Ethereum Max was also accepted as payment for online ticket sales for the Paul/Mayweather fight.
Although we don’t love the outsized influence meme coins like, Shiba Inu, EMax, and Polkadog have had on the crypto market; not to mention how they tend to lose people a LOT of money, seeing crypto being pumped and advertised on celebrity social media does bring awareness to the cryptoverse. Maybe not the kind of attention crypto deserves, if the old adage “all publicity is good publicity” works for celebrities, well then why not for crypto? Be honest, how many people will look at you weird if you mention buying a “Polygon” or a “Theta” but will smile and nod when you mention Dogecoin.
Oh well. I do wish1 Kim would get a coffee with her old friend Paris’ and get schooled on Crypto from the Queen of Crypto herself. Paris has has fully embraced crypto and I would dare say she could be a fellow degen.
Paris Hilton’s first NFT debut took place in March of 2020 when Cryptograph asked her to draw a digital doodle, and one hundred percent of the proceeds would go to charity. Cryptograph is a fantastic charity, in case you haven’t heard of them. They have partnered with a lot of organizations doing good in the world like Meals on Wheels and Heifer International. They’ve done celebrity NFTs with folks like Tom Morello, Jason Mamoa, and Kristen Wiig. Anyways back to Paris: she made her doodle on an iPad and drew her cat named Munchkin, and the rest is crypto history. That NFT called “KITTY” sold for seventeen thousand dollars But from there Paris continued to expand her empire on NiftyGateway and in April of 2020 Paris dropped a series of NFTs called Planet Paris that sold for a combined price of one million one hundred and thirteen thousand dollars. Her self-portrait NFT “Queen of Crypto” took the highest price of one point one million. This year Paris attended the 2021 Bitcoin Convention in Miami and DJ’d during the event at E11EVEN, the first nightclub in the US to accept cryptocurrency as payment. Tech bros paid up to $25,000 to sit at the VIP tables. That is 24,999 dollars than I’d pay for. Famous for her teeny tiny pets; Paris even named her teacup Pomeranians after blockchain tech. Meet the newest members of Hilton Pets: Ether, and Crypto.
One thing is certain; Crypto’s got some star power. Comment down below, which celebrity has the best crypto game? What celebrities did we miss that you know made some gains? And make sure to smash up the like button, because… that’s hot.
That’s all I got! Be Blessed, Bitboy out.