Celebrities In Cryptocurrency: Sport Stars, Rappers & Billionaire’s

Cryptocurrency is currently in vogue, there’s no doubt about it.

The fact that there’s huge sums of money been pumped into this fledgling new industry has attracted celebrities and some familiar faces to the scene, some of which may or may not know what they’re getting into.

The US SEC recently charged the two men behind the ‘Centra ICO’, a coin which Floyd Mayweather was heavily involved in promoting. We’re not convinced Floyd really had much concern for cryptocurrency beyond the allure of the marketing riches he received, but that’s quite a familiar tale (Barcelona superstars Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez have become ambassadors for similar projects).

On the other hand you have the likes of Richard Branson, legendary entrepreneur and visionary, who invested $30M into the Bitcoin startup Bitpay in 2014.

And then you’ve got the downright silly (let’s be honest), like rapper Akon, who’s created his own coin (the aptly named ‘Akoin’), in order to fuel his visionary, utopian crypto-city in Senegal.

 

Top 20 Celebrity Supporters of Cryptocurrency

 

Whilst cryptocurrency might not be everyone’s cup of tea (some economists and traditional investors labelling it a ponzi scheme), there can be no doubt that it’s here to stay, and some phenomenally famous names have become deeply involved in this booming industry.

We decided to put together a list of the top 20 Richest & most famous celebrities supporting cryptocurrency, along with their involvement, however big or small.

Without further ado…

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