Anthony Hopkins adopts the Ethereum name and asks Snoop Dogg which NFT to buy

In short

  • Anthony Hopkins has publicly asked Jimmy Fallon, Snoop Dogg and Reese Witherspoon for buying advice.
  • The actor was an early adopter of Web3, launching “Zero Contact” last year through the NFT film platform Vuele.

Actor Anthony Hopkins was one of the first major Hollywood stars to enter the NFT movie space. The legendary comedian now seems ready to dive deeper into the NFT world, sharing its Ethereum name service (ENS) name and ask other celebrities for art picks.

Today, the ‘Silence of the Lambs’ Oscar-winning comedian changed his Twitter display name to AHopkins.eth, an ENS name that points to a crypto wallet. It’s a common move for people in the NFT and crypto world, adopted by others public figures present in the space as an actor and television host jimmy fallon.

In addition to his updated Twitter profile, Hopkins tweeted to Fallon and companion Web3– savvy celebrities – rapper Snoop Dogg and actress Reese Witherspoon—for their recommendations on which NFT artworks to purchase.

“I am amazed by all the great NFT artists. I’m starting to buy my first piece, any recommendations? he tweeted, tagging the three entertainment industry colleagues.

fall on answered first, writing, “Love your meditative photo. The [are] a bunch of great artists there and it’s a fun community in general. But, as the great Aaron Neville once said “I don’t know much – but I know I love you”. And that might be all you need to know. DM me.

Hopkins’ tweet generated thousands more engagements. Reactions from Twitter users include enthusiastic NFT enthusiasts seeing another high-profile artist explore space, as well as crypto critics mocking or attacking the actor for showing interest in space.

An NFT functions as proof of ownership of an item and often represents digital assets such as artwork, collectibles, and video game items. The film and music industries are increasingly adopting NFT technology, with both established artists and emerging creators in every space.

Hopkins’ film project “Zero Contact” was released last year via Vuele, a platform that streams film projects as NFTs. Vuele bundles films with additional behind-the-scenes content, plus exclusive interactive opportunities like Q&A sessions.

Famous filmmakers such as Kevin Smith and Quentin Tarantino also made moves in the NFT space.

The ENS name AHopkins.eth was apparently purchased in May, but the portfolio associated with the name of the ENS has not purchased any additional NFTs yet. However, since Hopkins announced the wallet address via his Twitter name, he has been sent a few NFT images of random users – one Frequent occurrence with celebrity and brand portfolios.

Snoop Dogg is a notable NFT collector who owns footage of the Bored Ape Yacht Club and other projects. He has also published NFTs himself, notably in partnership with The Sandbox and the creator of the Nyan Cat meme. Snoop Dogg has also claimed to be Cozomo de’ Medicia pseudonymous NFT collector with a very valuable collection.

Fallon owns NFT in valuable and prestigious collections like the Bored Ape Yacht Club and Lunar birds. Witherspoon advocated for Web3 technology and his studio Hello Sunshine is developing television and film projects based on the World of Women NFT collection.

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