Kim Kardashian Earns Her First Bitcoin


Social media mogul Kim Kardashian has joined the ranks of Bitcoin investors.

She was handed a Bitcoin for hosting a table at the inaugural If Only Texas Hold ‘Em Charity Poker Tournament run by Matthew Roszak, one of the founders of Bloq.

Bloq is an open source blockchain technology platform.

The event was billed as an episode of TV’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians and was filmed for showing later in the year.

Held at Madison Square Gardens, New York, the night was to raise money for cancer research with the City of Hope Hospital.

Playing poker

Kim Kardashian played poker at a table alongside sisters Khloe Kardashian and Kendall Jenner.

Wearing a low cut black dress and sunglasses so not to give any flicker of recognition about her hand away, fans set Twitter and other social networks on fire with praise for her new slimline figure.

She also sported a new bob hairstyle.

In a video, Kim Kardashian boasted she now weighs 119 pounds – minus her hair extensions and shows off a ‘shockingly tiny waist’ in a video talking about weight with her sisters

Kim was paid a physical Bitcoin for hosting her table at the charity night. A Bitcoin has a current value of $7,593.55.

She posted an image of here Bitcoin online for her 114 million followers to see.

Private tokens

Roszak added that the time was coming for celebrities and brands like the Kardashians to launch their own private tokens.

“Every brand, every artist, every tribe, can tokenize their economy,” he said.

“The tokens are used to incentivize early adopters and they represent participation rights to new protocols, new layers of the Internet. That’s a big change for investors, for participants and developers that want to reimagine certain layers of the Internet.

“Bitcoin is one of the greatest inventions of our time. The blockchain provides the rails and the tokens are the boxcars that run on the rails.”