Canadian hip-hop star Drake took to Instagram on Friday to share a picture of his iced-out Ledger hardware wallet. The multi-platinum rapper has been a Bitcoin (BTC) ambassador since 2021, when he wagered over $1 billion worth of cryptocurrency on the Super Bowl and cashed in a couple of massive UFC bets, later forming a partnership with Stake. Besides, Drake and fellow music mogul Snoop Dogg invested several million dollars into MoonPay earlier this year.
However, this time a sponsorship deal is not the case. Ledger officially stated that they don’t have a partnership deal with Aubrey Graham, popularly known as Drake. Ariel Wengroff, the Vice President of Ledger’s communications department, weighed in:
“Ledger doesn't have a partnership with Drake and didn't give him that Ledger, but we're not surprised Drake gets the power of self-custody and protecting his assets”.
Currently, the rapper’s net worth is $260 million and it’s unknown how many More Ms is he keeping in the shiny, diamond-encrusted Ledger.
Cold Wallets Offer Comfort After The FTX Scare
The Crypto Halloween went full swing when the second largest crypto platform, FTX, and its native token FTX (FTT), were shredded to pieces within a week. This has sent the Crypto Fear & Greed Index to lately unseen levels of Extreme Fear, as investors ran to crypto platforms to cash out.
As self-sovereignty is becoming a top priority for crypto enthusiasts and heavy investors, cold storage wallets provide an opportunity to stay extra safe. The self-custodied wallets feature the CC EAL5+ Certified Secure Chip, meaning it would be extremely difficult to snatch it away, even for the most creative crypto fraudsters.
Ultimately, the hip-hop world seems to make great use of the Ledger wallet, as the Ledger Nano device is seen in Doja Cat and Saweetie’s music videos, while Gunna rocked the iced-out chain with a Diamond Ledger pendant at the Met Gala. This comes at a time when centralized exchanges are distrusted by the public, hence why it may set a new security standard for crypto enthusiasts.
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“Closer” with singer Doja Cat, featuring an iced-out hardware wallet.
In "Ledger becomes part of pop culture" news, rapper @Saweetie seen using her @Ledger Nano in her latest music video. 🎵
Check out the video right here: https://t.co/LTWqsQp2uT pic.twitter.com/uWpEdrQKY5
On the Flipside
- Despite rising crypto adoption, Bitcoin (BTC) couldn’t hold on to its crucial $17K support line.
- The top cryptocurrency trades at $16,116.56, with 2.6% in the red for the last 24 hours.
Why You Should Care
Celebrities showing off their cold storage wallets can increase crypto adoption as well as raise awareness about some of the most susceptible security issues revolving around crypto.
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