If you were hesitant about all this Bitcoin business, let 50 Cent's success story convince you otherwise. The "Candy Shop" rapper hilariously and forgetfully made $8 million in Bitcoin without even dropping a verse.
It was a great day for 50 Cent as he woke up and realized the ghost of Bitcoin's past has come back not to haunt him, but to shower him with an unexpected and overwhelming amount of money.
This was clearly not his most successful album and he has not created one since. 50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Tryin' attitude did not get him very far because a year after his album released, he filed for bankruptcy.
By 2017, everyone, and we mean everyone, on Twitter and in the stock markets started paying attention to, and poking fun of the cryptocurrency, whether they understood it or not. But in 2014, Bitcoin felt like a far off reality and a skeptical investment for many.
this man has 9 lives https://t.co/XU5fGkBbOt— worldstar occupied government (@worldstar occupied government)1516769375.0
Flash forward to 2018; new year, new Fiddy. He is currently cashing in about $8 million from Bitcoin and can't help but laugh out loud at his own unexpected financial success and, while he's ahead, use this opportunity for a little self-promotion for his new movie Den of Thieves, that was released mid January.
Wow, if I had invested $1,000 in Bitcoin last week, today I would have... still no idea how Bitcoin works.— Stephen Colbert (@Stephen Colbert)1512794820.0