The Hoff claims to have invented Bitcoin in 12th anniversary video

Nine celebrities with profiles on the sponsored video-sharing platform Cameo have published messages wishing Bitcoin (BTC) a happy birthday ahead of the twelfth anniversary of the publication of its whitepaper on Oct. 31.

The videos were paid for by crypto security firm Halborn, and feature Hollywood notables, musicians, and comedians including David Hasselhoff, Charlie Sheen, Carole Baskin, Charlamagne Tha God, Gilbert Gottfried, Doug Benson, Hassan Johnson, Soulja Boy, and RZA.

Most of the celebrities were reading off talking points and showcased varying levels of crypto-literacy. Charlamagne Tha God questioned whether the pictures that he found upon Googling ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ actually depicted Satoshi.

Dorian Nakamoto, as featured in the top Google search results for ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’

Charlie Sheen offered praise to Satoshi Nakamoto and expressed excitement at the chance to invest in BTC — once he finds a job of course. He admitted he has little knowledge of cryptocurrency.

The Hoff made the bold pool-side claim that he invented Bitcoin:

“I’d like to tell the world […] Bitcoin was not invented by Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin started with ‘The Hoff.’ I, David Hasselhoff, invented Bitcoin, and I’m going to keep what I know about Bitcoin a secret.”

Tiger King star Carole Baskin emphasized the virtues of contact-less payments amid the coronavirus pandemic, predicting the virtual currency will be “the future.”

RZA wondered if “maybe soon there will be a Wu-Tang Bitcoin.”

While Oct. 31 commemorates the publication of the Bitcoin whitepaper, the network’s genesis block was not mined until Jan. 3, 2009.

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