People keep saying bitcoin isn’t well-known, and that it’s a risky investment. How many of your normie friends have told you that buying bitcoin is like gambling? (And how mad did you get? :P) But if it’s so risky, like penny stocks or binary options, then why do so many rich, famous, and intelligent people hodl BTC?
I decided to look up some top industry idols who’ve invested in bitcoin. Here’s what I found:
1. Ron Paul
Ron Paul was a doctor and made it significantly far into a U.S. presidential election. He was also in Bruno :P. I’m sure most of you would agree that he should’ve become president because he’s stated in interviews that he takes a strong stance that the U.S. government shouldn’t butt into crypto. That could mean that he’d be against regulation of crypto if he were where Trump is now.
He’s been very pro bitcoin investing – announcing that people should trust a significant portion of their retirement savings with BTC. Ron Paul’s son even accepted bitcoin for campaign donations.
Presidential candidates with advanced scientific degrees usually don’t fall for “get rich quick scams” (yes, someone actually told me that’s what crypto is). I’m not saying his word is law, but it does carry significant weight.
2. Bill Gates
We all know who Bill Gates is – a descendant of the Gates family who know the secret whereabouts of the national treasure that the Knights Templar left hidden in the U.S.. JK LOL. He’s the genius who invented the first GUI OS Windows. He founded Microsoft then stepped down after Windows took off and the company became a wealthy publicly traded entity to enjoy a passive role that netted him you-know-how-much per year.
He’s been quoted as stating that bitcoin can be better than fiat. He said it’s great for transferring funds between two people in different countries where bank transfers and money wire services can be a headache. But, he’s taken a reserved stance that there’s still a long road ahead before bitcoin sees mainstream adoption.
Bill Gates spoke at the 2014 Sibos conference and seemed more pro crypto. He said crypto could get millions of people out of poverty (powerful statement) and give banks many opportunities.
3. Al Gore
Al Gore was another presidential candidate. But he actually became vice president. He’s also a top environmentalist who won the Nobel Peace Prize. And he also believes in bitcoin.
Gore says that bitcoin’s algorithm replaces the functions of the government within the economic system of the blockchain. But he also says banks will easily regulate it in the future.
I dunno about you, but I’m comfy believing that bitcoin isn’t a scammy investment if a Nobel Peace Prize winner who also served as second-in-command of the United States says so :P.
4. Steve Wozniak
Steve Wozniak is the co-founder of Apple. He also invested in bitcoin when it was at $700. He says he’s been interested in buying bitcoin since it was only $70 (don’t we all?) but he says you needed to have a special bank account at a special bank, so he had quit trying.
He also says blockchain tech is the future. He says it’s very secure and has good accounting built-in.
5. Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow is a really famous actress who everyone’s heard of. But when I looked up the movies she was in, I’m wondering why she’s so well-known, lol. I mean, I haven’t really watched most of these, nor have I even heard of them. But, of the ones I think I watched, she was in Seven, A Perfect Murder, Hook, Shakespeare in Love, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Royal Tenenbaums, Shallow Hal, Iron Man… Oookay, so maybe I really have seen her a lot in the movies!
Well, so, Gwyneth Paltrow actually co-founded a bitcoin wallet startup called “Abra.” (That means “open” in Spanish. I’m not really sure that’s the best name for a wallet.) So you can infer from that she believes so much in bitcoin that she actively helped in advancing wallet tech.
6. Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton is famous for a lot of things that aren’t G-rated. I think at one time she even sang and produced a song. Let’s just leave it at her being the heiress of Hilton hotels.
I’m not really sure if she believes in bitcoin and crypto or not. I think someone just paid her to advertise LydianCoin on twitter. But let’s just say she believes in it because it only makes BTC look good =).
7. Rappers – 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Nas
50 Cent opted to get paid for his album in bitcoins. Rumors are he made over 5 million dollars selling it in 2017.
In 2013, Snoop Dogg announced he wanted people to be able to buy his songs and albums using bitcoin.
In 2014, Nas said bitcoin would be bigger than the internet.
8. Boxers – Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Mike Tyson actually partnered with Bitcoin Direct to release a custom bitcoin wallet that had a logo of his tattoo.
Mayweather seems like he’s a paid shill, but it’s still good for bitcoin :). He’s promoting ICOs and tweeting about how he’s living it up “spending bitcoins, ethereum, and other types of cryptocurrency in Beverly Hill.” Because we all know that Beverly Hills is 100 percent crypto-adapted.
9. Ashton Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher is pretty famous, or at least to me because I’m a fan of lots of his movies (Butterfly Effect). He’s also pretty smart – before he got recruited for modeling in college, he was about to enter a Masters program in biochemical engineering.
I’m not saying that most science majors and engineers are nerds, but I’m sure this dude knew his way around a computer before he went on TV acting like a pretty face without a brain. That said, he’s been advocating for bitcoin pretty hard and went in on UnikonGold (is that even on rex? Have not heard of this.)
Well, this list is pretty long enough. But there’s also Jamie Foxx, Drew Carey, Mel B, famous soccer and football players, and the billionaire Mark Cuban who all believe in bitcoin.
Even if I had doubts about bitcoin and crypto in general… after doing the research for this list, I kind of feel more comfy with my bags <3. From a statistical perspective, these many politicians, entrepreneurs, famous artists, and whatever… they can’t all be wrong about one thing. And bitcoin is more mainstream than people say – it’s not just something that only computer-savvy people know about. There are celebs who don’t know what a SIM card is but probably have the private keys to a wallet.