Lily Allen, English singer and songwriter, recently tweeted to more than 5.8 million Twitter followers about Bitcoin. She is one of the biggest celebrities in the world to mention the crypto-currency.
Bitcoin now more stable than the pound. Lolz
— lily (@lilyallen) July 11, 2016
In January 2014, Allen admitted her regret at denying “hundreds of thousands of bitcoin” in exchange for an online concert. She was asked to live stream a concert to the virtual world called Second Life. The unknown organizer offered her bitcoin.
She hashtagged herself an “idiot.” The pop singer tweeted: “About five years ago someone asked me to stream a gig live for hundreds of thousNds of bitcoins, “as if” I said.”
— lily (@lilyallen) January 5, 2014
Allen must have come across a headline from the British news magazine, The Independent: “Pound sterling becomes more unstable than Bitcoin following Brexit.”
The paper writes about the volatility in the aftermath of Brexit on June 23. Pound sterling volatility more than doubled. News of Brexit, and a forthcoming technical event known as a block halving in the code, led to increase interested on Bitcoin around the time of Brexit.
As David Cameron steps down Wednesday, Theresa May has been named British Prime Minister. She has delivered a message of calm in the wake of Brexit.
“I know I’m not a showy politician,” May said two weeks ago upon announcing her candidacy. “I don’t tour the television studios. I don’t gossip about people over lunch. I don’t go drinking in Parliament’s bars. I don’t often wear my heart on my sleeve. I just get on with the job in front of me.”
Allen first burst into the music industry after her songs gained popularity on MySpace. Her musical styles range from reggae to electropop. She’s also launched her own record label. She titled her third album, “Sheezus,” a play on Kanye West’s “Yeezus.”
Allen has criticized London Metropolitican Police for not acting in a case that saw Alex Gray stalk the singer for seven years. The stalker sent Allen’s mother emails saying he was going to kill a celebrity. She claims the Metropolitan Police of refusing to shower a picture of her stalker.
She also recently had a “large tax bill” which led UK press to speculate she was selling her UK mansion for 4.2 million pounds to help pay the bill. Claims which she denied.
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