Paris Hilton on Buying the Dip in Crypto and ‘First NFT Giveaway in Television History’

In an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s “The Tonight Show“, American celebrity Paris Hilton, talked about her most recent experience with non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

According to her bio, “since starring in “The Simple Life,” Hilton has built a global empire as a businesswoman, influencer, activist, DJ, designer, investor, recording artist, philanthropist, host, actress, chef, model and author.” Here is what her bio says about her involvement with NFTs:

Hilton has also solidified herself as an NFT leader as was recently seen by her being named #7 on Forbes’ NFT 50 most influential people in NFTs and through being awarded ‘Winner of Best Charity NFT’ at the 2020 NFT Awards. In staying true to her goal of fostering empowerment and in collaboration with Sevens Foundation, Paris curated and launched ‘Empowered By Paris: Empowered Women Empower Women Exhibition’, which is an NFT exhibit dedicated to showcasing and equipping female artists with a platform to succeed.

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According to a report (published on January 26) by CNBC’s “Make It”, the 40-year-old hotel heiress, who has been involved with the crypto space for six years, told them that she is bullish on cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and the metaverse:

I just really believe in them.

According to the CNBC report, Hilton “told The Guardian in November that she first started investing in crypto after becoming ‘friends’ with the founders of ethereum, the decentralized computing platform that produces ether, the currency in which a majority of NFTs are traded.”

She also told CNBC that despite the recent sell-off in the crypto market, she remains bullish in crypto:

I see digital currencies definitely rising [again]… Right now, what I did, which is what people say, is buy the dip.

The CNBC report also talked about Hilton’s experience with NFTs:

As for NFTs, Hilton created her first one in 2019, and sold it in March 2020 for charity, winning ‘Best Charity NFT’ at that year’s NFT awards ceremony. In April 2021, she launched her own NFT collection, selling one called the ‘Iconic Crypto Queen’ for $1.1 million in ether. She buys them, too: Hilton told The Guardian that she owned more than 150 NFTs.

Most recently, the socialite joined NFT platform Origin Protocol as an investor and strategic advisor to help people mint their own NFTS and sell them on the site’s platform.

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Hilton told CNBC that she sees NFTs as “the future of art” and loves that they give “power back to the creators.”

As for the metaverse, she told CNBC that she was working on her own metaverse — “Paris World”, which is powered by the Roblox platform and launched last October — as early as 2017. Last month, she used her metaverse to host a New Year’s Eve party.

As for her appearance last Monday (January 24) on CNBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”, Hilton and Fallon started by talking about their common interest in the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) NFT collection, which they have both invested in.

Hilton then mentioned that she would be launching her first NFT collection with the help of Superplastic (“a global entertainment brand” famous for its “limited-edition designer toys and apparel” based on celebrities) and Origin Protocol (which wants to “bring blockchain-enabled commerce and finance to the masses”).

She also talked about a new NFT called “My Forever Fairytale” (a collage based on memories with her husband Carter Reum) that had taken her six months to design.

After Fallon told her that he thinks “people are gonna love this”, Hilton replied:

You love it so much I actually want to give you the first one. And I want to give one to everyone in the audience.

Fallon then added:

Everyone gets an NFT tonight. I think that’s the first NFT giveaway in television history.


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