In an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on Reddit following the album release, 50 Cent talked about accepting bitcoin as a way to "stay with the times".
Postings on Instagram and Twitter explain that Fiddy accepted bitcoin as payment for his album "Animal Ambition" in 2014, when the cyber-currency was worth about $662 each. The singer made a Bitcoin account to garner the money and he received Bitcoin worth $400,000 that year.
The online currency looks as though it's made NY rapper 50 Cent a few million pounds richer!
50 Cent had previously filed for bankruptcy in 2015 after a court ordered him to pay $5m in damages for posting someone else's sex tape online. 50 Cent whose real name is Curtis Jackson also has made inroads and success as a movie/television producer.
Sources tell TMZ that the rapper happened to make millions by getting into cryptocurrency at the right time - back in 2014. Back then, bitcoin was valued at about $662/bitcoin and fans could reportedly get a copy of the album for just a fraction of a whole bitcoin.
The If I Can't artist took to Instagram Tuesday to boast about the savvy business move, writing in a series of posts, 'A little bit coin anyone? But he kept up the recent self congratulatory theme by trolling everyone on his various social media accounts. If the bitcoins have been held for more than one year, like in Jackson's case, it will be taxed as a capital gain, which could run 20 percent.
With tickets going for thousands of dollars, Boston police said it will be likely that they'll be duplicated by online scammers. The possibility of the Vikings playing drove prices up as the team advanced through the playoffs.
The X Prize Foundation statement didn't indicate if it sought from Google another extension of the competition. After extending the deadline for the Lunar XPrize twice already, the tech giant has said it won't do it again.
Instagram's GIF library is "full of hundreds of thousands of moving stickers" and is supported by GIPHY , the platform said. Google has silently updated its Gboard app for iOS, adding its GIF making button next to the word suggestion bar.
Police told Phoenix television station ABC-TV that Arndt was being investigated after an incident at a downtown hotel in October. She alleged that after the wrestler and two friends got her under the influence of drugs, Arndt restrained her and raped her.
Oklahoma City's Westbrook was chosen by National Basketball Association head coaches along with 13 other players. But he's still close to that triple-double level this season (24.8 points, 10.1 assists and 9.7 rebounds).
" It's bittersweet when it's time to move on with everything ", he said . "Story-wise, not just for all our lives", he clarified. Maisie Williams, who has starred as Arya Stark from season one, recently admitted the show will "go out with a bang".
Gasquet , 31, isn't the only player with a miserable head-to-head record against the Swiss, winning just two of their 18 meetings. Fact: " Novak Djokovic played his first two matches during the day, one of them in the blistering summer sun".
With 40% more power than any other console, Xbox One X is where console gamers can play one of the best versions of games. A lot of Xbox One exclusives come out of Microsoft Studios , and this new plan makes playing them incredibly cheap.
In exchange, Arsenal will receive Henrikh Mkhitaryan , with the Armenian in London waiting for the deal to be finalised. But Dortmund have warned Arsenal the two deals will have no bearing on the other, reports RMC Sport .
The drone strikes, carried out by U.S. spy planes, targeted the house belonging to Afghan refugees, the report said. Pakistan northwestern tribal areas lie on the border with war stricken Afghanistan .
We're also curious to see whether this model will feature any other exterior details that will set it apart from four-door models. The brand says the new model has been created to pay homage to the original Range Rover , which was launched as a two-door only.
Party leaders first claimed Rahul was allocated fourth row seat at the event and argued it was a break from the past. Gandhi said there should be equality of opportunity, regardless of our economic status, caste, religion or gender.
There is no available evidence whether or not e-cigarette use is associated with intermediate cancer endpoints in humans. But those effects may not be known for decades, in part, because of how slowly illnesses caused by smoking emerge.
Stripe is an Irish technology company that allows both private individuals and businesses to accept payments over the Internet. And, lastly, Karlo explained that the hefty transactions fees were another reason for dropping Bitcoin.
There's an uncanny timing in Neville being named England women's boss a week after Ryan Giggs was made Wales manager. New England women's manager Phil Neville faces questions about jokes he posted on social media.
For now, Snapchat will not include ads within the Stories that people view outside of its app, according to the Snap spokesperson. That's a departure from past approaches where Snap worked to distance the key product from rival offerings.
State police said the unidentified boy was held about 15 minutes after opening fire at 08:00 local time on Tuesday. Among the patients was the 15-year-old boy who did not survive; he was shot in the head, doctors said.
A close friend of Paul's said the senator had gotten off his riding lawn mower to remove a limb when he was tackled from behind. Paul has since said he's recovering well from the attack. "Those who choose to commit such an act will be held accountable".
Should people take care venturing out at night in a world lit crimson by the bleeding moon above? The first occurred on January 2. This was due to there not being a blue moon in North America - as this is the name given to the second full moon in a month.