If you thought Bitcoin was not getting enough media coverage – or was not present in the celebrity/showbiz waters – think again.
As of recently, one of the biggest ladies in showbiz and the superstar of (her very own) show “Keeping It Up With The Kardashians”, Kim Kardashian, got her first Bitcoin.
It was actually Matthew Roszak, the co-founder of Bloq and other cryptocurrency initiatives who presented the social media titan the physical bitcoin during the First Annual “If Only’ Texas Hold’Em Charity Poker Tournament” which was an event that he announced on Twitter.
Big fun at the First Annual @cityofhope Charity Poker Tournament — also gave @KimKardashian her very first #bitcoin — KardashianCoin, YeezyCoin? — check out #tokenizationofthings: https://t.co/hvWphu6Wxm pic.twitter.com/fOdxDe4jO7
— Matthew Roszak (@MatthewRoszak) July 30, 2018
Kardashian also hosted a table at the event and even took her interest about Bitcoin to her Instagram Story, posting a picture of the physical Bitcoin along with the line “We moved onto bitcoin!”
Even though many people were not thrilled by this post, there was a lot of them who said that Kim Kardashian is a true trendsetter and may actually be the catalyst that bitcoin needs for mass adoption.
Roszak, on the other hand, mentioned the Kardashians during a recent presentation at the TedX San Francisco conference and noted that there is a possibility for a KardashianCoin which will tokenize and create their own economy.
As he said at the conference:
“Every brand, every artist, every tribe, can tokenize their economy,”
Roszak ended with a confident speech towards Bitcoin, labeling it as “one of the greatest inventions of our time.”
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‘’VR and crypto go from bad to worse. AI fails to live up to the hype. 3D printing rises from the ashes. Smart cameras become a hot category.’’His assessment seems to be accurate but can the crypto market prove to be the odd one out? This can be so since many industries are really committed to the crypto sector. Companies such as Fidelity, ICE, and Nasdaq have funded at least five projects in the crypto space over the past year. Venture capitalist Jim Breyer even said:
“So many of the very best computer scientists and deep learning Ph.D. students and postdocs are working on blockchain because they have so much fundamental interest in what blockchain can mean. You don’t want to bet against the best and brightest in the world.’’
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"Bitcoin created the ability to send money around the globe cheaply and easily without having to trust a third party," Krug was confident.He also went on to discuss several revolutions in the past, from the information revolution triggered by printing press up to the telegram, telephone, radio, television and finally, the Internet. When asked about finance, Krug believes that the industry has made leaps of progress such as increases in execution speeds, online user interfaces, brokers etc. However, he stated that a financial revolution powered by the blockchain could advance us into a next era where money, value and finance will all be coordinated thanks to crypto.
"This infrastructure will be borderless, cheap, quick, and, most importantly, will let people trade on things they’ve never been able to exchange before, and if markets for those don’t exist yet, it’ll let them create it," Krug concluded.
Scottish Man Sentenced To Prison For Buying Firearms On The Dark Web With BTC
‘’You claim that you had no intention of causing harm to anyone but the fact remains that you went to considerable lengths to get hold of a potentially lethal weapon and ammunition. You must have appreciated that this was unlawful. For this conduct you must be punished.’’This case is only a number in the series of similar cases where bitcoin is used to carry out illegal activities on the dark web.
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‘’Pavas and Hospital neighborhoods in San Jose – Criminal assault and homicides have been reported in these areas. Gang activity, such as territorial disputes and narcotics trafficking, has been reported in Pavas in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy.’’There is also another case of kidnapping but in Norway where millionaire’s Tom Hagen wife was also kidnapped. The kidnappers demanded that the ransom should be paid on Monero and that the police must not be involved. However, the police did get involved and said to the public:
‘’Our goal is to find the woman alive and reunite her with her family. In serious crime cases, time is an important factor. We depend on tips that can help us come closer to finding Anne-Elisabeth.’’
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