In the last few years, the adoption of cryptocurrency has shot up significantly and big brands are also endorsing this emerging technology. The number of crypto coins and wallets supporting these has also gone up. Despite the volatile nature of the industry, more investors are choosing crypto over traditional options like gold, stock or land. While many are not aware of this, a number of celebrities and public icons are also embracing Bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrencies. While some of them made headlines after stepping into this sector for the wrong reasons, there are some celebs who have been using and endorsing crypto currencies in legitimate ways, successfully.
Listed below are a few public icons and celebrities who are active in crypto currency sector and have tasted success too:
- Ashton Kutcher
The ‘No strings attached’ actor with a hunky body is one of the active Celebs who deal with crypto currencies. In last few years, he made headlines by investing in crypto-startups like Bitpay and ripple. The former enables you to make payments online using crypto currencies while the latter is now a popular type of crypto coin. Few are aware that Ashton is quite tech savvy and he previously invested in technology based brands like Uber, Spotify, Skype, and Airbnb.
- Mel B
The pretty spice girl singer Mel B is also active in the crypto sector. It was in 2014 that she got involved in it and from that time she started accepting Bitcoin based payments for her work. She also tied up with Cloud Hashing- a top Bitcoin mining company. She once said she likes how bitcoin helps her fans avail her music from any place in the earth.
- Donald Glover
Donald Glover is a rapper and actor recently made news by launching the album titled ‘Because the Internet’. While giving an interview on it, he openly promoted the nascent but fast growing cryptocurrencies. He said more people should start using bitcoin for online transactions.
- Richard Sherman
Richard Sherman is a noted NFL star and he has been vocal about cryptocurrencies. He even began accepting cryptocurrencies on his site for selling his stuffs. He is a major proponent of bitcoin and has investments in Ethereum, Bitcoin, Litecoin.
- Mike Tyson
The controversies regarding his personal life notwithstanding, Mike Tyson remains one of the most vocal supporters of cryptocurrencies. He invested in Bitcoin much ahead of others. Not only that- Tyson also produced Bitcoin ATMs. He also introduced a Bitcoin Wallet.
- Jamie Fox
Award winning music artist and actor Jamie Fox is an avid cryptocurrency supporter. Two years back, he Tweeted about endorsing Cobinhood. That is actually a cryptocurrency exchange platform that operates at zero cost. It is relatively new but the prospect seems good.
Do not follow the celebs blindly!
It may be tempting to see some of your favorite celebs are investing in various cryptocurrencies and endorsing new ones. However, it is not just prudent to invest in such cryptocurrencies just because some celebrity is endorsing these! There are examples of such icons getting into the sector without experience and ending up in legal mess. The instance of boxer Floyd Mayweather is something you should not forget. So, you should do adequate homework and analyze your investment needs before zeroing in on any form of crypto currency.