Overshadowing its glory in previous years, the crypto ecosystem managed to maintain a year-long spotlight throughout 2021. Key catalysts include mainstream adoption of Bitcoin (BTC), a meme coin frenzy driven by Shiba Inu (SHIB) and Dogecoin (DOGE), and proactive participation from popular celebrities and authority figures.
The year 2021 witnessed a greater inflow of influencers and celebrities to the space than ever before. All the way from mainstream tech entrepreneurs and presidents to rappers and reality TV stars, celebrities have gotten involved in crypto in their own unique ways. While some chose to create their own versions of crypto ecosystems and tokens, others helped spread awareness of various projects.
As a tribute to all those who showed involvement in our world of crypto, let’s check out some of the most influential celebrities that left a mark on the crypto ecosystem, in no particular order.
Legendary rapper Snoop Dogg has always been an early adopter and promoter of technology and lifestyle merchandise. Although a little late, the musician entered the crypto space via an NFT collaboration named “Decentralized Dogg.”
Snoop’s mainstream popularity has also led many token creators to market Snoop Dogg-branded cryptocurrencies over the past few years, but the musician has warned investors of having no involvement in such projects.
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As the President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele has been the torchbearer for Bitcoin’s mainstream adoption as a legal tender. In addition to playing a major role in legalizing Bitcoin and building a relevant infrastructure to support the Bitcoin economy, Bukele remains active on Twitter to announce the various Bitcoin-driven initiatives of his government.
Despite strong initial opposition against Bitcoin’s…