In 2017, Bitcoin increasingly becomes a major trending topic, so celebrities and finance moguls flocking towards the technology in great number is not out of the ordinary.
With positive statements coming from all type of celebrities it’s likely their millions of followers are hearing about bitcoin for the first time, and some of them are tempted to invest in the decentralized economy after hearing these words.
Here is the TOP 10 Celebrities involved in Bitcoin
The founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, said that Bictoin “really has the balance and right incentives and that’s why it’s starting to take off. It is probably the most important development on the internet in the last five years.”
Assange also referred to the Blockchain adding that the technology supporting digital currencies has great potential and it could change the entire world.
Rapper and songwriter Nas, along with his manager Aymen Anthony Saleh, are investors in more than 40 startup companies including the digital wallet company Coinbase as well as 500 Startups, the Silicon Valley incubator accelerating bitcoin companies. And according to them they are just getting started!
Last year, Coinbase raised $25 million in Series B funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, thanks to whom Nas and Saleh learned how to approach and assess their potential investment opportunities. The firm’s partner Ben Horowitz is close with them, according to Saleh.
He is the best example of a Hollywood celebrity who has stood out as a bitcoin enthusiastic. In January his account in the social network Twitter said: “Why do I get the feeling that the best protection against a Sanders or Trump nomination might be to buy bitcoins?” Kutcher has demonstrated his deep enthusiasm for digital currencies by joining the Bitpay company in one of the most productive rounds of investment.
Founder of Microsoft and also one the richest person in the world, Bill Gates said “I think it’s a technical tour de force but that is and area where governments are going to maintain a dominant role”
In 2014 Bill Gates said “Bitcoin is exciting because it shows how cheap it can be. Bitcoin is better than any currency in that you don’t have to be physically in the same place and, of course, for large transactions, currency can get pretty inconvenient.”
This Hip Hop and R&B singer is also a businessman. Akon spoke for the first time in favor of the digital currency at the Global Milken Conference in 2014, where he stated that this technology and currency has the potential to change the world. “There are many projects in the world with digital coins, but without a doubt the most notable one is Bitcoin. This is going to change the world of money from a transactional point of view…for the whole world”
Last Christmas former Spice Girl and X Factor judge Mel B partnered with London-based CloudHashing to become the first musical artist to accept bitcoin to purchase her music. “I love how new technology makes our lives easier, and to me, that’s exciting” she said. “Bitcoin unites my fans around the world using one currency. They can just pay using Bitcoins.”
The British investor, known by many as the pioneer of space tourism with his project Virgin Galactic, is up for anything that will help him to earn more money from his array of companies. He said during and interview that, if people wanted to go to space, it would be better for them to pay for a space ship ride with bitcoins, rather than investing in a rival to his Virgin Galactic company.
Hold a PhD in Computer Science, was CEO of Google and is now Executive Chairman. He is also ranked as the 138th-richest person in the world, with an estimated wealth of $8.3 billion. He said that “Technical answer in Bitcoin is that Bitcoin is a remarkable cryptography achievement” he added “And the ability to create something that is not duplicable in the digital world has enormous value”
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