Bitcoin has drawn attention from prominent investors, celebrities, and mainstream media following its bullish price action. The leading cryptocurrency has done extremely well over the past few months. Among the pop culture figures to take a note of Bitcoin is a major YouTuber, MrBeast. He recently tweeted about Bitcoin garnering a discussion on the digital currency.
YouTuber MrBeast Draws Attention to Bitcoin
In Jan. 2021, Bitcoin reached its all-time highs above $40,000. The cryptocurrency is now trading at $32,500 after some consolidation following a strong rally. The cryptocurrency’s price action has even drawn attention from prominent investors and celebrities.
For instance, popular YouTuber MrBeast with over 50 million subscribers on Youtube tweeted about Bitcoin to his almost Twitter 10 million followers. He asked if his followers whether they hold any cryptocurrencies other than BTC.
Do you hold any Bitcoin or other crypto? Retweet so we can get a larger sample size! I’m curious
— MrBeast (@MrBeastYT) January 30, 2021
The question was asked in a Twitter poll. Out of the 640,000 that participated, more than half or nearly 60% of respondents said that they don’t hold cryptocurrencies aside from Bitcoin.
The poll caused quite a stir within the crypto community. Some even commented under the post trying to get him to engage in the crypto industry.
The YouTube star is not entirely new to cryptocurrencies. He has previously made considerable amounts of money through cryptocurrency investments. He has even hosted videos discussing cryptocurrencies before his channel was popular. Reportedly, he even purchased a $100,000 car through his crypto profits. However, his YouTube account was later purged of all content relating to cryptocurrencies.
Both Retail and Institutional Investors Eyeing Bitcoin
Recently, MrBeast became a verified Brave browser publisher. This will allow his viewers to tip his channel through Brave browser’s native BAT tokens.
The recent attention from retail and mainstream attention towards Bitcoin doesn’t signify its only confirmed bullishness. For instance, Wall Street capital is too taking an interest in Bitcoin. In fact, Billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones even commented late last year about the potential of the cryptocurrency in the coming times ahead:
“I like bitcoin even more now than I did then. I think we are in the first inning of bitcoin and it’s got a long way to go.”