It came out that popular rapper, entrepreneur, and crypto advocate, Nipsey hussle, succumbed to gunshot wounds inflicted on him as he was shot 6 times outside his clothing store in Los Angeles, Sunday March 31.
The popular rapper and entrepreneur met his death at the age of 33, which has dealt a heavy blow to his family members and fans alike. Bitcoiners everywhere as well as celebrities also took his death quite hard with a host of them taking to twitter to send out their tributes.
This doesn’t make any sense! My spirit is shaken by this! Dear God may His spirit Rest In Peace and May You grant divine comfort to all his loved ones! 💔🙏🏿
I’m so sorry this happened to you @nipseyhussle pic.twitter.com/rKZ2agxm2a— Rihanna (@rihanna) April 1, 2019
The LA rapper whose real name was Ermias Asghedom and of African American and Eritrean descent was no stranger to gun violence, famously revealing in an LA Times interview last year; that he had grown up in a gang culture. Some argue that he saw his death coming which led to him sending out a cryptic tweet moments before meeting his demise.
Having strong enemies is a blessing.— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) March 31, 2019
Famous crypto advocate
Nipsey hussle was not just an entertainer; he was an entrepreneur, and an investor. Unlike other entertainers such as Floyd Mayweather, and Rick Ross who endorsed a scam crypto just for the payment, Nipsey actually invested.
Unlike most entertainers, Nipsey was ahead of his time being an early adopter of Bitcoin as far back as 2013. He would later invest an ownership stake in Follow Coin, a Dutch company that furthered the adoption of blockchain technology through high quality information and education.
Nipsey was a big believer in crypto and believed that mass adoption was only a matter of time. He also saw financial institutions and governments as impediments to the growth and mass adoption of cryptos, since he believed they were threatened by financial decentralization. He also believed that the blockchain revolution would turn out to be just like the dot.com revolution of the late 90’s.
Nipsey was also quite keen on advising investors to carry out thorough research and educating themselves before investing. He was not only a crypto investor, but also a big investor in his own community. He owned several establishments along the LA Crenshaw area and was also reportedly invested in Real estate expert Jay Morrison’s Tulsa real estate fund.
The rapper/businessman was reportedly gunned down outside his own store on Sunday March 31, with 5 bullets reportedly hitting his chest and 1 bullet to the head. His death sent the entertainment world into a state of mourning with many celebrities sending messages of sympathy.
The death of such a talented young man is not only a loss to his community, but also a loss to the crypto world. Nipsey was not a loud mouth coin promoter doing it for a payout; he was actually an investor, a good one at that. He sadly will not get to see if crypto adoption pans out like he had predicted.
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