For those who think Star Trek legend and crypto fan William Shatner is no longer relevant, they should think again. For instance, Quentin Tarantino, who is behind “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” recently talked about how much he liked the 88-year-old, making him a candidate for a role in the director’s much talked about potential Star Trek project. Shatner reprising Kirk would undoubtedly generate a massive return to film for Bill.
William Shatner said he'd love to reprise the role of Captain Kirk for Quentin Tarantino's possible ‘Star Trek’ project pic.twitter.com/78ci7iGbnm
— Reuters (@Reuters) July 27, 2019
William Shatner, the original Star Trek captain, is well known for having an interest in crypto. Shatner recently launched a startup which seeks to digitize the value of precious items and was also involved in a solar-powered bitcoin mining operation in Illinois.
In the tiny crypto world, where even many self-proclaimed "blockchain experts" are faking it, we've been thrilled to see you engage earnestly and openly with the same cutting edge that Kirk might have displayed. You have truly made us all smile this week, sir #ShatnerHODL ❤️🚀 pic.twitter.com/fztvFLrBiY
— Chelsea Palmer (@chiselinc) November 13, 2018
Reinvigorating Shatner’s acting career would be good for his blockchain projects and the broader crypto industry. Even if there is no mention whatsoever of crypto in Tarantino’s Star Trek, there is still likely to be a discernible benefit for digital currency due to William Shatner’s rising profile in the space. A spotlight on Shatner is essentially a spotlight on cryptocurrency.
Cryptonians! My friends @VitalikButerin & @ElonMusk were trying to decide what to build on @Ethereum. I’ve been waiting & waiting 🙄 I finally decided to do something myself. Join me! 😘 Bill 👉🏻https://t.co/S8A6lAjapU #MCC2019 #blockchainweeknyc #atomicswapnyc @mattereum pic.twitter.com/NEd8MSVwHC
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) May 10, 2019
NFL’S Okung Organizes Bitcoin Adoption Event
It is not just Hollywood that is taking an interest in Bitcoin. In the world of professional sports, the NFL has a vocal advocate in the form of the San Diego Chargers offensive lineman Russell Okung. Recently diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism, the OL is taking some time out on Sept. 1 to make sure that BTC rookies get off to a good start on their cryptocurrency journey.
I will be hosting a one-day event Sunday, Sept 1st in LA for Bitcoin rookies. I’m excited to jump in more personally to help advance efforts for mainstream adoption. 🚀
— russ (@RussellOkung) July 28, 2019
Okung is a proponent of crypto mass adoption and is even exploring a bitcoin giveaway.
Crypto Interest Rising = Government Acceptance Falling
Famous people are increasingly declaring their support for cryptocurrency, and interest has been boosted further by Facebook’s Libra announcement. It is no coincidence that Donald Trump and many other politicians around the world are pushing back against bitcoin. As public adoption increases so do the risks to the financial status quo.