Business Insider Lists 13 Crypto-Friendly Celebs Who May Own Millions in Bitcoin

Business Insider recently listed 13 celebrities who support cryptocurrencies and may hold some coins themselves.

Cryptocurrency is designed to be the future of money, and it appears many celebrities strongly back this notion or revolutionary technology behind it.

Business Insider recently listed 13 celebrities who have shown support cryptocurrencies publicly and may be holders of digital currencies themselves.

The list contains celebs from a range of different backgrounds including sports stars, actors, business people and musicians.

Business Insider state that some of the celebrities “could be in possession of millions of dollars worth of Bitcoin.”

Singers/Entertainers:

#1 Snoop Dogg: When hardly anyone else saw the potential of Bitcoin, Snoop Dogg was selling his album for 0.3 BTC online in 2013. It is unknown how many of these albums he sold, but by today’s BTC valuation, he could have earned more than $1,000 per sale. The hip hop guru also appeared at the XRP Community Night crypto party.

#2 Pitbull: He aimed to launch a new cryptocurrency called Smackathon along with eMerge Americas, which was designed for sending payments in the music industry. Pitbull publicly announced this in April 2018 as reported by CNBC.

#3 Mel B: The former Spice Girl partnered with CloudHashing in 2014, a company offering Bitcoin-mining contracts, and started accepting BTC as payment for her Christmas Single in 2014.

#4 Madonna: The Queen of Pop teamed up with Ripple and Facebook to raise money for her Raising Malawi Foundation. The online fundraising event included Ripple matching every dollar donated to the campaign.

Business People:

#5 Bill Gates: The Microsoft founder who is known for his philanthropic efforts is a well-known BTC invested public figures. Though at one point he did say he would short Bitcoin if he could, he has also previously spoken about its usefulness in processing payments and that Bitcoin’s low costs make it exciting.

Socialites:

#6 Paris Hilton: The hotel heiress and media personality publicly announced in September 2017 that she is looking forward to the ICO of LydianCoin.

Sports Personalities:

#7 Mike Tyson: The celebrated boxer has produced Bitcoin ATMs and Wallets (with Bitcoin Direct) that used branding which replicates his face tattoo. He is a well-known Bitcoin investor.

#8 Lionel Messi: One of the most celebrated footballers of this generation, Messi became the face of the first crypto smartphone in the world, produced by Israeli firm Sirin Labs.

#9 Floyd Mayweather, Jr.:

Mayweather has promoted several ICOs including Hubii Network, Stox, and the controversial Centra. His involvement in the ICO scene also led to the SEC filing charges against him.

Actors:

#10 Gwyneth Paltrow: Gwyneth Paltrow is involved in several business ventures, and crypto is one of her interests. The MCU actress became the face of Abra, a Bitcoin wallet and has served as an advisor to the project since 2017. In November 2018, she also shared an article on Twitter, talking about the fundamentals of crypto and Bitcoin and how to invest in digital assets.

#11 Ashton Kutcher: Actor-turned-investor Ashton Kutcher isn’t shy about his crypto investments. He and his Shark Tank colleague Mark Cuban have invested together in UnikoinGold- a currency for online gaming in popular games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2 and League of Legends. He also invested in BitPay.

#12 Hugh Laurie: More popularly known as Dr. House, Laurie invested in Bitcoin in 2015. Not much is known about his current holdings.

#13 Johnny Depp: Depp’s extravagant lifestyle has raised many eyebrows over the years, but he has shown interest in cryptos as well. He became a partner at TaTaTu, a blockchain startup last year.

The full original version of Business Insider’s article can be found here.


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Paris Hilton’s Father to Sell $38 Million Mansion for Crypto!!

PARIS HILTON’S realtor dad is bringing the past hurtling into the present after listing an 11-bedroom 16th Century Roman mansion that he plans on selling via an online cyrptocurrency site.


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The unique method of sale will make history as the world’s first property to be auctioned on June 28.

Richard “Rick” Hilton, chairman of Hilton & Hyland and father of American socialite Paris Hilton, is selling the $38 million Palazzetto mansion through a cryptocurrency auction. The 16th century mansion is located in Rome and has eleven bedrooms and fifteen bathrooms.

$38 Million Mansion for Sale: Bitcoin Accepted
One lucky winner will get to live in the property that consists of three kitchens, along with a movie theatre, a spa and a gym. The building is also connected to the Palazzo Grande and is collectively known as the Palazzo Albertoni Spinola. Owners of the mansion sought Hilton & Hyland’s help in finding someone who would be interested in living in the mansion.
Hilton partnered with international real-estate crypto platform Propy to host the event. The auction will take place on June 28 (3 PM ET), with registration open until June 27. People are allowed to bid in US dollars or cryptocurrency after creating an account on Propy.
“The auction shows real estate’s growing trust in blockchain and provides cryptocurrency investors an opportunity to diversify and solidify their portfolio with a trophy asset,” said Hilton.

For the uninitiated, Blockchain is a worldwide software platform for digital assets and apparently it doesn’t matter what the age, or value of the “asset” is. This ancient palazzo is reportedly worth in excess of $US35 million ($AUS45.8 million).


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Hosted by the reality star and Hollywood socialite’s father, Rick Hilton, who is the chairman of Hilton & Hyland, the sale is an online collaboration with Propy.com, a global property store and decentralised title registry.

“The auction shows real estate’s growing trust in blockchain and provides crypto investors an opportunity to diversify and solidify their portfolio with a trophy asset,” Hilton says in his online marketing material.

Last year 20 homes were reportedly sold with cryptocurrency worldwide and even more are set to sell this year.

To date, the most expensive home ever to be sold using cryptocurrencies was a seven-bedroom Miami estate purchased with 455 bitcoins, an equivalent value of $US6 million.
And while the online auction method is an amazing first for the international property market, the listing itself is also pretty fabulous.

The Palazzetto is a landmark home in the Italian capital built and designed by Giacomo Della Porta who was influenced by and collaborated with Michelangelo. Della Porta is also known for putting the finishing touches on the city’s famous St Peter’s Dome.
Made up of two independent, but connected luxury units, the Palazzetto can be accessed via several entrances.



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