- Crypto entrepreneur Bobby Lee has gifted Bruce Willis some bitcoin in Ballet wallets.
- The digital coins were handed to him as Christmas gifts for his daughters.
- Crypto investors and celebrities invested in digital currencies are increasing awareness efforts.
Action movie star Bruce Willis has received a surprise gift after bumping into bitcoin crusader, Bobby Lee. Lee is the CEO and co-founder of BTC China. His company, BTCC, was founded in 2011 and is credited as the first bitcoin exchange in the country. Most recently Lee launched the Ballet cryptocurrency wallet.
Narrating the encounter on Twitter, Lee said that he was lucky to have sat next to the veteran actor while on a plane to China. He seized the moment to introduce bitcoin and his company’s Ballet crypto wallets to the 64-year-old Hollywood star. The investor also transferred 0.01 BTC to two gold-plated wallets via Wi-Fi, which he handed to Willis as Christmas gifts for his two daughters.
In another post, Bobby Lee additionally revealed that he had gifted Dr. Ron Paul, a former Texas Congressman, some BTC loaded on a gold-plated Ballet crypto wallet bearing a serial number matching his birthday.
Bruce Willis and Ron Paul join a growing list of celebrities who own bitcoin. Another notable name of a star who is seemingly deeply invested in cryptocurrencies includes Ashton Kutcher. He is a co-founder at A-Grade Investments, a firm that also backs BitPay. Bitpay allows merchants to accept payments in bitcoin.
In May last year, Kutcher surprised show-host Ellen DeGeneres with a $4 million donation to her charity in XRP. The donation was made on behalf of Ripple, the company behind the XRP cryptocurrency.
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