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Celebrities riding the crypto wave in 2021

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Here are the complete list of celebrities who were a part of crypto this year.


The crypto ecosystem overshadowed its fame in previous years and managed to stay in the spotlight throughout 2021. Key catalysts included the mass adoption of Bitcoin (BTC), the frenzy with meme coins from Shiba Inu (SHIB) and Dogecoin (DOGE), and the proactive participation of well-known personalities. and influential.

2021 sees a greater influx of influential people and celebrities into space than ever before. From big tech entrepreneurs and presidents to rappers and reality TV stars, celebrities have joined crypto in their own way. While some have opted to create their own versions of crypto ecosystems and tokens, others have helped raise awareness about various projects.

In honor of everyone who has shown their participation in our cryptocurrency world, let's take a look at some of the most influential celebrities who left their mark on the crypto ecosystem in no particular order.

Snoop Dogg

Legendary rapper Snoop Dogg has always been an early advocate and promoter of technology and lifestyle products. Although a little late, the musician entered the crypto space through an NFT collaboration called “Decentralized Dog”.

Snoop's widespread popularity has also prompted many token makers to launch the cryptocurrency Snoop Dogg in recent years, but musicians warn investors not to get involved in such projects.

Nayib Bukele

As President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele was the torchbearer for the mass adoption of Bitcoin as a legal tender. Apart from playing a key role in legalizing Bitcoin and building the right infrastructure to support the Bitcoin economy, Bukele remains active on Twitter announcing various Bitcoin-based initiatives from his government.

Although initially vehemently opposed to using Bitcoin, Bukele will now acquire Bitcoin when its market value drops. In addition to this move, the government of El Salvador is reinvesting the unrealized profits of Bitcoin to accelerate the development of the Central American country.

Elon Musk

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, made his mark on cryptocurrencies when he started publicly approving Dogecoin (DOGE) in 2020.

With Musk's backing, the market price of the DOGE token has increased many times over, despite being created to mock the crypto ecosystem. The popularity of DOGE has also led to dog-based meme tokens, with SHIB INU (SHIB) being one of the most well-known.

Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka, a top professional tennis player from Japan, announced her entry into the crypto space after diversifying her cryptocurrency portfolio and noticing the noise surrounding Dogecoin.

Osaka's introduction to crypto was driven by the crypto community on Twitter. The athlete has also launched and sponsored various NFT initiatives, setting a record as the most expensive NFT sold by a professional tennis player.

Lionel Messi

International soccer legend Lionel Messi is one of the most famous players associated with the crypto ecosystem in 2021. When Messi signed a deal to join the Paris Saint-Germain soccer club, part of the salary package was the payment of the club's fan tokens.

Fan tokens are part of a growing sub-ecosystem that aims to increase fan engagement by enabling them to consider specific club decisions. Other popular football clubs that have introduced fan tokens include Manchester City and Milan.

Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg's entry into cryptocurrencies has been long overdue since Facebook published a white paper on the cryptocurrency Libra in 2019. Despite federal pressure to end cryptocurrency experiments, Zuckerberg renamed his social media company Facebook to Meta on October 28, positioning himself as an early bird of prey.

Meta envisions the development of a centralized meta universe that can serve as a source of revenue for online content creators. Following in Zuckerberg's footsteps, major tech giants including Microsoft, Epic Games, and Alibaba are following in exploring business opportunities within the ecosystem of the Metaverse universe.

Kim Kardashian

The noise about cryptocurrencies has also reached Kim Kardashian this year. The reality TV superstar marked his entry into cryptocurrency by promoting Ethereum Max (EMAX), an untested cryptocurrency token, on his official Instagram account.

Although switching to the cryptocurrency market (or rather, Shill) has become a common practice for influential people across the population, Kardashian's involvement in promoting EMAX turned out to be the opposite, as the UK Financial Conduct Authority accused her of being a follower of misleading them by promoting speculative tokens. The FCA also found that scammers pay influential people to sponsor get-rich-quick programs and usually run away with investors' money.

Kim Kardashian previously used her Instagram account to promote physical bitcoin chips at charity poker nights.

Soulja boy

American rapper Soulja Boy is one of the most high-profile celebrities on Crypto Twitter in 2021. From endorsing cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin via Twitter to selling CFC That NFT, Soulja Boy makes sure his presence can be felt in the crypto community.

The hip-hop star has publicly announced that he owns Binance Coin (BNB), Tron (TRX) and Altcoin. In 2018 Soulja Boy released a song called "Bitcoin" and even featured the lyrics: "I made a hundred bitcoin racks".

While the rapper's entry was welcomed by the community, it immediately sparked controversy after allegedly revealing that he had been paid to promote an as-yet-unidentified crypto project.

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton joins the NFT wave in 2021. Despite their seemingly late entry, Hilton claims to have invested in Bitcoin and Ether (ETH) even when BTC was priced under $1,000. The American also took to Twitter to introduce his two new pets, Crypto Hilton and Ether Reum.

Magnus Carlsen

Chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen is one of the young celebrities leading the process of introducing cryptocurrency through various chess events and initiatives. In partnership with Chess Champs, NFT collector market, Carlsen and other professional chess players compete for NFT trophies and cash prizes in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

The initiative to introduce the chess community into cryptocurrency was largely driven by FTX, the cryptocurrency exchange founded by Sam Bankman-Freud. This Norwegian chess player is also the world's first bitcoin chess master and won over 0.6 BTC in addition to cash prizes in tournaments hosted by FTX.

Special mention

Unlike previous years when entrepreneurs and crypto enthusiasts did most of the hard work, mass celebrities are taking on the responsibility of promoting cryptocurrencies by mining and selling NFTs – by attending Metaverse events, promoting token offerings, or simply showing support from buying Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

With that in mind, let's remember some other popular cryptocurrency numbers. Special mentions are:

Randy Zuckerberg

If you think the name sounds familiar, that's because it is. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg's sister Randy stepped into cryptocurrency in November by joining cryptocurrency exchange Okcoin on the brand's advisory board.

Randy also has a YouTube video titled "What Are Meme Coins and Tokens in Crypto?" posted.

Indian film actor

For India, 2021 is a great year for mass cryptocurrency exposure as mass participants participate in various advertising campaigns and initiatives promoting cryptocurrencies.

The push to increase crypto market penetration to over 1.3 billion people is driven by local crypto exchanges including CoinDCX, WazirX and ZebPay. The company has partnered with influential celebrities such as Amitabh Bachchan to promote cryptocurrency trading and shopping.

On the other hand, members of the Indian government have proposed legislation against crypto that would ban all private cryptocurrencies without clarifying the meaning of the word "private". India still maintains a gray area when it comes to the legality of cryptocurrencies.

Formula One

The crypto community's participation in the Formula 1 World Championship in 2021 has increased as companies such as, FuturoCoin,, and Tezos have sponsored teams and supported their environmental initiatives and welfare.

 Previously, the crypto community successfully organized a series of group funding events to help NASCAR racers get back on the road and compete in professional competitions.

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