1. Ashton Kutcher
Kutcher has been successful as a venture capitalist on the tech space following an offer by Anderseen, with whom she has since become close, in 2099 to invest in Skype. He has also invested Spotify, Airnumb, Foursquare.
2. Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg's representatives later said in an interview that he was not serious about accepting bitcoin, but the news brought waves of attention to the digital currency by the general public.
His declaration is the latest of celebrity endorsements helping the technology and digital currency gain trust among the general public.
Last year, Coinbase raised $25 million in Series B funding led by Andreessen Horowitz thanks to whom Nas and Saleh learned how to approach and assess their potential investment opportunities. The firm's partner Ben Horowitz is close with them, according to Saleh.
5. Mel B
"I love how new technology makes our lives easier, and to me, that's exciting," she said. "Bitcoin unites my fans around the world using one currency. They can just pay using bitcoins." CouldHashing offers bitcoin-mining-as-a-service.
The company had a booth at the Austin music and technology conference SXSW this year to showcase their service to industry icons and enthusiasts still new to bitcoin.