EVEN THOUGH cryptocurrencies started as something reserved for specialists and connoisseurs of the subject, in recent years they have experienced extreme popularity which has caused several celebrities to become part of the “crypto” world. Despite the current bear market in this sector, personalities like Connor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather or Maria Sharapova do not want to get off this boat.
Leaving aside the current situation of cryptocurrencies, which is not living its best moment in terms of numbers, many celebrities have engaged in one way or another in investments of this style.
The popular boxer’s entry into the world of “crypto” couldn’t have been more forgettable. In 2018, he promoted a project called Centra Tech, which was later revealed to be a scam. Along with DJ Khaled, they had to pay hefty fines of $600,000 and $150,000, respectively.
However, “the money” did not throw in the towel and in March 2022 launched a new NFT project Mayweverse, which consists of a collection of 5,000 NFTs.
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The tennis player remained No. 1 in the ATP rankings for 21 days, had the luxury of winning all four Grand Slam tournaments and after finishing her sports career, she devoted herself entirely to the world of investments.
One of them is Moonpay, a platform that Goals to “increase the adoption of cryptocurrencies”. The company itself recently revealed that more than 60 public figures came together to invest $87 million in Series A funding beginning in November 2021.
The American football legend announced in June 2021 that he was forming a partnership with a cryptocurrency exchange and to raise awareness, he appeared in an ad that read, “I’m getting into crypto with FTX. Are you joining?
He was later joined by other top athletes such as Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry and tennis player Naomi Osaka.
The UFC superstar has teamed up with Tiger.Trade, a cryptocurrency trading app. As part of the deal, the quirky athlete will also be part of an in-house game, where users can compete to win exclusive prizes.
The winner of fifteen Grammy Awards bought Bored Ape’s NFT ‘EminApe’ for $460,000. It depicts a gold chain necklace and a khaki military cap, elements that the artist wears in real life.
The rapper’s relationship with cryptocurrencies began in 2018, when he specifically mentioned bitcoin on his album Kamikaze.
Editor’s Note: The quotes featured in this article were originally published in Spanish, then translated into English and edited for publication.
Joaquín Núñez is a holder of the Racing Club of Avellaneda and has a degree in periodic communication from the Universidad Católica Argentina. Specializes in international script and North American politics // Joaquín Núñez is a fan of Racing Club de Avellaneda and graduated in Journalistic Communication from Universidad Católica Argentina. He specializes in the international scene and American politics.