Women in Crypto

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Women in the Cryptocurrency Movement: 3 Female Celebrities Who Love Bitcoin!

The contributions women have made in terms of helping the cryptocurrency movement flourish cannot be understated.

Top female minds like Coin Center’s Andrea Castilo and Robin Weisman have been considered two of the most influential women in regards to helping develop and refine bitcoin policy.

Moreover, there have been several big name female celebrities who have helped introduce the bitcoin revolution to their millions of fans across the globe. By coming out endorsing bitcoin as a viable alternative to government issued currency, these stars have helped create awareness and a pop culture buzz for the cryptocurrency craze.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at 3 famous ladies who decided to hop aboard the bitcoin bandwagon.

Mel B

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Apparently, this former Spice Girl “really really wants” some bitcoins.

The pop icon made headlines back in 2013 when she announced that her official site would be accepting the cryptocurrency as payment.  

The British vocalist and girl power advocate had this to say regarding the decision; ““I love how new technology makes our lives easier, and to me that’s exciting. Bitcoin unites my fans around the world using one currency. They can just pay using bitcoins!”

Her single “For Once in My Life” became the first mainstream song available for purchase by using the revolutionary currency.  

Mel B will go down in cryptocurrency history as the first major artist to accept bitcoin for her work.

Melanie Brown’s progressive attitude toward this new form of payment, no doubt helped expose thousands of people to Bitcoin for the very first time.

Roseanne Barr

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Roseanne Barr is a standup comedian and actress best known for starring in the appropriately named sitcom, Roseanne.

Barr is also a political activist who even ran for president in 2012 as a member of the Peace and Freedom Party. In fact, she received 48,797 votes during the general election that year, which is impressive considering the PFP isn’t exactly a major political powerhouse in the United States.

The former presidential candidate hasn’t been shy about sharing her thoughts on cryptocurrency (specifically bitcoin) with her social media fan base.

In 2013 she took to Twitter and suggested “first post-apocalyptic law: slavery in all forms is now illegal-including debt slavery. #BITCOIN.”

In a January 2014 tweet, Barr suggested that the use of bitcoin; “might be better than removing the Federal Reserve, and faster way 2 end satanic ritual rule.”

She currently has over 350,000 twitter followers, so there’s a fairly good chance that her humorous tweets reached thousands of her fans and supporters worldwide, thus doing her part to help preach the bitcoin gospel.

Roseanne Barr certainly deserves credit for helping to create awareness for the cryptocurrency movement.

Lily Allen

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British singer Lily Allen is known for creating chart topping hits like “Smile” and “The Fear.”

Apparently, back in 2009, Allen was offered hundreds of thousands of bitcoins to perform an on-line concert for Second Life, the San Francisco-based online virtual world. The singer turned down the offer by replying “as if.” By 2014 the amount of bitcoin’s she was offered exceeded the singer’s net worth nearly 20 times over. Allen admitted the error and even used the hashtag #idiot (referring to herself) on Twitter while mentioning the incident.

Since that time the singer has gone on to become quite the bitcoin fan. In fact, in 2016 she even tweeted that that bitcoin was “more stable than the pound.”

It’s unfortunate, for Allen at least, that she didn’t hop on the cryptocurrency bandwagon a bit sooner.