Ashton Kutcher Donates $4 Million in Crypto to Wildlife Charity


During the Ellen Degeneres Show, Thursday, May 24, tech investor and actor Ashton Kutcher donated 4 million dollars in Ripple (XRP) to Ellen Degeneres’ Wildlife Fund live

His business partner and manager to Madonna, U2, Kutcher and Guy Oseary, as well as Amy Schumer among others, gave Ellen the generous donation on behalf of the Ripple Network.

Kutcher had previously been recognized for his interest in digital currencies, as he and Oseary manage A-Grade Investments, a venture fund, which has invested in Sound Ventures and BitPay, and, which has invested in the Ripple Network.

Kutcher, who shocked Ellen with the contribution, said that since XRP was a digital currency, they could bypass the “big giant check thing:”

“We can really transfer the donation into Rwandan francs right now, right here, and all we have to do is press this button, and the funds are in your account.”

Ellen Degeneres had talked about digital assets on her show in the past when she tried to describe Bitcoin (BTC) to her audience by relating it to a goat that “doesn’t exist anywhere apart from that Internet:”

“Nobody really understands how it works. Nobody. Everybody’s talking about Bitcoin, and nobody gets it. It’s just like a plot twist in a confusing movie.”

According to data from CoinMarketCap, XRP is up almost 2 percent over a 24 hour period, trading at about $0.62 to press time.

Jacob Lucas

Jacob Lucas

Jacob has been active in the cryptocurrency markets since 2010, specializing in Bitcoin. He received education as Certified public accountant, specializing in taxes and cost management. Looking for alternative sources of income due to some personal struggles Jacob discovered Bitcoin 2010, showing some commitment and first to learn and get all the basics. Jacob made his fists investment in bitcoin in 2011 and has been successful in the field. Writing in the field is part of Jacob’s commitment to share knowledge with others.