Cryptocurrency draws interest from all kinds of people such as business moguls, high school students, tech developers, retired truck drivers, and of course, famous people. Celebrities have the money to invest in cryptocurrency and the established social media channels to promote it, so showing the world they believe in this hot topic is a smart move for these “non-crypto” people. Here are five interesting celebrities and their blockchain ventures:
Floyd “Money” Mayweather is arguably the most famous Boxer of all time, so in the days leading up to his heavily promoted fight against Conor McGregor, Floyd used his moniker, “Money,” to his advantage. Because of his support of cryptocurrencies such as Stox and Hubii Network, Floyd used the ravenous media attention to announce his new moniker, Floyd “Crypto” Mayweather. Genius.
Actress and entrepreneur, Gwyneth Paltrow has stolen the hearts of millions of fans all over the world. She has recently worked as a judge on the show, “Planet of the Apps,” which gives software makers the opportunity pitch their idea. The types of ideas are wide-ranging, as you can imagine, but when the Bitcoin-based wallet startup, Alba, pitched their idea, Gwyneth believed in the young crypto company so much that she joined them as an advisor.
The Game, an American rapper, who has often rapped about marijuana, eventually made the logical decision to buy a dispensary. Legalized marijuana is of course a booming industry, and the Game sees how he can use cryptocurrency to further his business. Paragon is a blockchain software company that wants to disrupt the cannabis market, so The Game signed onto their advisory board.
Mel B, famously known in the 90’s as Scary Spice of the Spice Girls, continues her career through singing, acting, and writing. She believed in the crypto currency market back in 2013 so much so that she became the first musician to accept Bitcoin as payment for her music. In doing so, she became a trendsetter who believes that cryptocurrency unites fans from all over the world.
Last but not least, Messi—perhaps the greatest soccer player of all time. Globally recognizable and adored, Messi has the privilege of influencing the masses. And apparently his interests extend beyond the soccer field because he saw so much potential in Sirin Labs and their blockchain smartphone, Finney, that he became a global brand ambassador. When he talks (or tweets or posts) people listen, so thanks to Messi, millions of people now also believe in the cryptocurrency market.