Bollywood news recently reported celebrities are going bonkers for bitcoin. Famous Indian entertainers have been tweeting and commenting positively about bitcoin. They appear to find the currency fascinating, and see its potential for future growth. Some of the celebrities include, Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra, R. Madhavan, Huma Qureshi Neha Dhupia, Vir Das, Nargis Fakhri, and Prachi Desai, according to a recent Bollywood news article.
— Nargis (@NargisFakhri) July 15, 2017
Indian Bitcoin Boom Has Enticed Bollywood Big Shots
Bollywood celebs have likely gotten attracted to bitcoin because of its explosion in India. After the Indian government instigated demonetization efforts, alternative forms of currency have spread like wildfire, especially bitcoin. There are now multiple digital exchanges based out of India. The Bollywood News site explained:
There are several online portals in India where one can buy and sell Bitcoins. Some of the popular portals are, Coinsecure, Zebpay, Unocoin, BTCXIndia. According to MSN, there are approximately one million Bitcoin users or enthusiasts in India alone, from all walks of life.
Influence of Amit Bhardwaj on Bollywood
Celebrities have also likely been influenced by Indian “bitcoin hero,” Amit Bhardwaj. He is the founder of Amaze Mining & Research Ltd and the Author of “Bitcoin for Beginners.” He has been into cryptocurrency since 2012, according to Bollywood news. His work and dedication to bitcoin seems to have grown in recent years, and several Indian celebrities have tweeted about him and promoted his book. Bhardwaj’s influence seems to have specifically sparked much enthusiasm from Indian superstars.
— SHILPA SHETTY KUNDRA (@TheShilpaShetty) July 7, 2017
Government Focus on Bitcoin; Blazing Bitcoin Bonanza
This news of Bollywood chiming in on Bitcoin also comes alongside recent news the Indian government is deciding how to regulate bitcoin. Their focus on the digital currency has caused a groundswell of interest everywhere in India. Well known Bollywood names have now flocked to the scene and added fuel to the blazing bitcoin bonanza. It will be interesting to see how the digital currency craze in India grows into the future.
Do you believe bitcoin will continue growing in India? Is Bollywood’s promotion of bitcoin good news? Let us know in the comments below.
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