Kardashian West bets with bitcoin
Reality television star Kim Kardashian West used bitcoin as her payment method in a charity poker night in Los Angeles.
Together with her sisters Khloé Kardashian, Kendall Jenner Kardashian and her mother Kris Jenner, West hosted a table at the “If Only” Texas Hold’em Charity Poker night on Sunday to raise funds for City of Hope, a not-for-profit clinical research and treatment centre for cancer.
Via Instagram, through which she has 114 million followers, Kardashian West posted a picture depicting a bet with bitcoin.
Given her wide following, the endorsement of bitcoin appears to be significant, in celebrity terms at least.
With a net-worth of $350m, Kardashian West is widely seen as one of the most important celebrity influencers in the world.
Along with appearances at special events, much of her income comes from mobile apps.
Her husband, Kanye West, a leading hip hop artist, also endorsed bitcoin in May, using an interview to give positive views on the crypto.