Kanye West, in a recent interview for TMZ, has proclaimed his inspiration to use Bitcoin. His reasons have a lot to do with remembrances of slavery for African Americans seen in Dollar bills.
Kanye West is an American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur and fashion designer. He is one of the most acclaimed rappers of the 21st century known for plenty best selling records.
His interview with TMZ has drawn massive criticism concerning slavery in the US due to his reference to slavery in the past being called a ‘Choice.’
What inspired Kanye West to use Bitcoin, was a strange revelation, “That was the moment that I wanted to use bitcoin when I saw Harriet Tubman on the twenty-dollar bill. It’s like when you just see like all the slave movies it’s like, why you gotta keep reminding us about slavery? Why don’t you show us…put Michael Jordan on a $20 bill.”
Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist and political activist. She was born into slavery and made thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved people, family and friends using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses.
Kanye West found the picture of Harriet Tubman that is notified to be in the $20 bill in 2020 a reminder of slavery that existed in the past, which was something he disliked remembering.
Bitcoin has no physical appearance, but a digital existence which means no remembrances of historical icons and famous people.
His interview mentioned several other exciting topics such as Mark Zuckerberg stealing his ideas, on him hoping to be one of the most prominent real estate developers of all time and even his love for Donald Trump.
On January 11, 2014, a cryptocurrency called Coinye was put on hold due to Kanye West being a mascot without his knowledge. Kanye West filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against them leading to abandoning the project.
On April 25th, 2018, a single cryptocurrency related tweet by Kanye read-
It led to cryptocurrency fans screaming with joy earning more than 20,000 likes in a matter of hours!
Kanye West has the potential of dramatizing Bitcoin or altcoins with a single tweet and thus leading to a pump. All eyes are on his twitter handle waiting for a positive message about cryptocurrency.
Wonder what will happen if his wife Kim Kardashian hops on to the cryptocurrency bandwagon? A massive pump maybe!
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