Rapper and actor Eminem has given bitcoin's public awareness another boost, giving it a mention in a song on his just-released album, "Kamikaze."
In track dubbed "Not Alike," fellow artist Royce Da 5'9' – who guest features on the piece – raps:
In one of the most memorable mentions, chat-show host Ellen DeGeneres took a humorous look at cryptocurrency in her regular show back in February. "Everybody is talking about bitcoin," she said, but, "nobody understands it."
She went on to say about investors in bitcoin, "You'll either be a millionaire or you'll be totally broke."
The rap industry has helped raise the profile of cryptocurrency in ways other than recordings too.
And in March, Young Dirty, the son of late Wu Tan Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard, was involved in the launch of a new cryptocurrency called Dirty Coin. The token was intended to help raise funding for an upcoming Young Dirty album, as well as a means for fans to access shows and buy merchandise.
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