Popular actor Kevin Hart gave bitcoin a boost this weekend at an all-star charity event to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). He told viewers that cryptocurrency is a legitimate investment after calling it “voodoo money”.
Kevin Hart screams about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency
American comedian, Hollywood actor and producer Kevin Hart shouted this weekend that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are legitimate investments during an online fundraiser he hosted for the benefit of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and its charity Help From the Hart. The inaugural MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon, which airs Saturday, is the first telethon in six years for MDA. The last guest was the famous comedian and actor Jerry Lewis, who died in 2017.
The event lasted over two hours and among the attendees were many other celebrities, such as Leslie Mann, Josh Gad, Don Cheadle, DJ Khaled, Jack Black, Cindy Crawford, David Beckham, Usain Bolt, Robin Thicke, Adam Devine, Kelly Rowland, Michael B. Jordan and Bryon Cranston. Hart himself has been in many movies and TV shows; has 88 acting credits and 36 producer credits, according to IMDB.
During the telethon, actor Jay Ellis who helped the man on the phones allegedly got a call from someone asking if donations can be made in cryptocurrency. Ellis asked Hart: “Hey Kev, I have someone who wants to know if we do bitcoin, ethereum or any cryptocurrency.”
Hart promptly replied, “I don’t take that voodoo money, we don’t take voodoo, okay, so if you’re out there trying to give us voodoo money …” While ranting that bitcoin is voodoo money, he was interrupted. from someone in his earphone who put it straight. Hart then exclaimed: “What? Shall we take voodoo? “adding:
I was told that we actually take cryptocurrency. I’m told it’s a legitimate investment worth nearly $ 250 billion.
While Hart’s bitcoin stunt was most likely staged and his voodoo commentary a joke, the crypto community considers the event very bullish and appreciates the exposure Hart brought bitcoin when he announced to a worldwide audience that the cryptocurrency. it is a legitimate investment.
Currently, eight cryptocurrencies are accepted by the MDA through the Giving Block. They are bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), litecoin (LTC), bitcoin cash (BCH), zcash (ZEC), Gemini dollar (GUSD), basic attention token (BAT) and chainlink (LINK). Donors can also request additional cryptocurrencies. The telethon raised $ 10,548,454 during the evening, but the donations continued to arrive after the show. The organization did not disclose how much cryptocurrency was donated.
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