YouTube cut-up MrBeast has introduced cryptocurrency to his model of outlandish philanthropy by providing $10,000 in Bitcoin to one among his Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) followers.
What Occurred: MrBeast (actual identify: Jimmy Donaldson) started posting attention-getting stunt movies on Alphabet’s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) YouTube platform in 2012 when he was 13.
In the present day, the 22-year-old’s channel has almost 54 million subscribers who tune in to see the star and his posse have interaction in zany competitions starting from spending 24 hours in a jail cell to constructing a large home manufactured from Legos.
Through the years, MrBeast has taken on a extra charitable side, albeit in an off-kilter method, together with giving $200,000 to individuals who misplaced their jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic and providing a house to a homeless man. Company sponsors finance these random acts of digital video kindness.
In his newest endeavor, MrBeast took to Twitter on Feb. 20 to declare to his 9.8 million followers: “In 24 hours I’m going to provide one random person who retweets this tweet $10,000 in Bitcoin! (Yup, gonna experiment with this as an alternative of money haha) Be sure to comply with me so I can dm you for those who win :)”
What Occurred Subsequent: MrBeast’s tweet generated greater than 536,000 likes, greater than 987,000 retweets and 24,000 quoted responses starting from “I like Bitcoin” to “What the f**okay is even Bitcoin?” to “Might you ship it in $xvg #xvg #vergecurrency as an alternative?” to “That is not even 1/5 of a Bitcoin. What a rip off.”
Whether or not MrBeast awarded the prize is unsure — there was no announcement of a winner and an inquiry to the star’s Twitter channel on the outcomes of the competitors went unanswered.
Is That the Finish of the Story? Properly, sure and no. The Bitcoin sweepstakes is over, however MrBeast additionally introduced a brand new app for MrBeast Burger, a nationwide chain of delivery-only ghost kitchens created at the side of Robert Earl, the founder and CEO of Planet Hollywood and the driving power behind the Flavortown Kitchen digital chain tied to Meals Community star Man Fieri.
MrBeast in a scene from his YouTube video “I Spent 50 Hours In Solitary Confinement.”
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