Kim Kardashian West Raises Stakes With Bitcoin in Charity Poker Night Out

Kim Kardashian West, the reality television starlet with 114 million followers on Instagram, staked what appeared to be physical Bitcoin (BTC) chips on a charity poker night out in LA yesterday, July 29.

Kardashian West, sisters Khloé Kardashian and Kendall Jenner, and mom Kris Jenner hosted a table at yesterday’s inaugural “If Only” Texas Hold’em Charity Poker in Los Angeles to raise funds for City of Hope, a nonprofit clinical research and treatment center for cancer.

Amidst her Instagram Stories’ videos of betting with poker chips, the star posted a picture in which she bet with what appeared to be physical Bitcoin chips, accompanied by the jubilant byline “We moved onto bitcoin!”

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The idea of representing Bitcoin with a physical commodity has been around for several years — whether by minting gold coins or bespoke printed banknotes. One of the physical cryptos on Kim’s Instagram appears to closely resemble a Kialara-designed Bitcoin, which crypto entrepreneur Matt Roszak claims to have given her at the tournament earlier that day:

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“Big fun at the First Annual @cityofhope Charity Poker Tournament — also gave @KimKardashian her very first #bitcoin — KardashianCoin, YeezyCoin?”

This May, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star and beauty brand entrepreneur wonthe annual CFDA Fashion Awards first Influencer Award, with CFDA board member and designer Tommy Hilfiger saying at the time that:

“Kim is the most important and powerful influencer in the world. Her reach extends far beyond her own brands. Every time she wears, posts or talks about a fashion brand, there is an immediate and significant increase in both awareness and sales.”

As of July 2018, Forbes has estimated Kardashian West’s net worth to be $350 million

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