The First Annual “If Only” Texas Hold ‘Em Charity Poker Tournament was held on Sunday at the Forum in Inglewood, California, one of the largest indoor performance venues in the country. The charity event was presented by the Forum and City of Hope’s Future Hope Committee to raise funds for the nonprofit clinical research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
Celebrities helped put a bright light on a good cause. The event was attended by Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian West, Khloé Kardashian and Kendall Jenner who hosted their own table.
Kim Kardashian posted the event to her 114 million followers on her Instagram Stories with a shout-out to BTC: “We moved onto bitcoin.” The post has been shared across social media with fans calling out their favorite coins to raise awareness of cryptocurrencies.
Kim Kardashian goes Bitcoin kimkardashian #kialara #coldwallet #kardashian #investing #investment #crypto #cryptocurrency #exchange #airdrop #cointelegraph #bitcoin #ethereum #eth #btc #cryptorich #cryptomeme #cryptomining #cryptotrading #carspotting #ripple #neo #xrp
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The celebrity also posed with a pretend “physical” Bitcoin along with Matthew Roszak of Bloq Inc, a company that builds blockchain-based enterprise solutions, apps and decentralized protocols.
Big fun at the First Annual @cityofhope Charity Poker Tournament — also gave @KimKardashian her very first #bitcoin — KardashianCoin, YeezyCoin? — check out #tokenizationofthings: https://t.co/hvWphu6Wxm pic.twitter.com/fOdxDe4jO7
— Matthew Roszak (@MatthewRoszak) July 30, 2018
The Kardashians and Jenners are long-time supporters of the City of Hope.
Currently the non-profit organization accepts donations via credit card – Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. With Kardashian’s influence, hodlers are hoping the City of Hope will start accepting donations in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
Several other charitable organizations currently accept crypto through BitGive, including Save the Children, the Water Project and Medic Mobile.