Kiss' Gene Simmons Buys $300,000 Worth of Cardano

The Kiss bassist and frontman says he believes in Cardano because of its affordability compared with other cryptocurrencies.

AccessTimeIconFeb 19, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 12:14 p.m. UTC
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Rock star Gene Simmons has voiced his support for cardano (ADA) on Twitter after tweeting that he has purchased $300,000 of the cryptocurrency.

  • The Kiss bassist and frontman has stated that he believes in cardano thanks to its affordability compared with other cryptocurrencies, and has bought $300,000 worth of it.
  • Cardano's native token ADA is currently priced at $0.92 and is the sixth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization at almost $29 billion.
  • Cardano is a blockchain that aims to address the scaling problems of Bitcoin, while also creating a platform for smart contracts that is interoperable with the mainstream financial system. ADA has risen more than 400% year to date.
  • Simmons later praised Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson's goal of helping develop emerging economies in Africa.
  • The Kiss co-founder also stressed to his followers the importance of doing their own research before investing and pushed back at those who accused him of being compensated for his crypto endorsements.
  • Simmons has previously revealed that he has holdings in bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin and other virtual currencies and also has declared himself the "God of Dogecoin."

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