A post about bitcoin (BTC) on social media from a famous TikTok star who claims to have “around 25 million followers” has launched a podcast series with Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano, a notable crypto advocate and broadcaster – in a move that critics consider will have “12-year-olds” spending their “lunch money” on Bitcoin or any Altcoins.
Bryce Hall, 21, who built his fame on the TikTok platform, is also active on YouTube platforms, where he has almost 3 million subscribers.
In his tweet, he mentioned that he was “thinking of buying a bitcoin” – tagging American crypto intellectuals such as the Gemini exchange co-founder Tyler Winklevoss and Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong.
Multitudes of fans retweeted his post. And the crypto population was also out in full force, as were crypto naysayers – with all-too-familiar calls for Hall to rise onboard crypto projects of alternating legitimacy, as well as predictions of approaching crypto-induced end.
One Redditor commented, somewhat strangely enough,
“He makes [TikTok content], that is about it. Though he does have 12 million followers on TikTok, so that’s a lot of 12-year-olds spending their lunch money on BTC.”
Hall and Pompliano guaranteed that their new finance-related podcast, named Capital University, will undoubtedly involve a pooling of knowledge. The latter discover how social media stars accrue their wealth and how the TikTok star knows how to make smart investments.
And it appears that the crypto community is ready to welcome Hall with open arms – as Winklevoss agreed to appear as a guest on the new show, prompting Hall to remark that “sh*t” was “about to get lit.”
Pompliano responded with enthusiasm, and Hall suggested that the BBC would likely come tapping soon. More outspoken guests like Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball franchise, might even “break the internet,” joked Pompliano.
Data from TikTok seems to show that crypto still needs to make quite a bit of headway if it is to capture the interest of social media superstars that currently rule the platform.