Bitcoin in the Headlines is a weekly analysis of bitcoin media coverage and its impact.
With celebrities playing an increasingly important role in modern culture, it is easy to see why their endorsement might add credibility to a new technology.
From serial entrepreneur and billionaire Richard Branson through to revelations that Hollywood A-lister Lucy Liu was in favour of distributed ledger technology, both digital currency and the blockchain have had their fair share of glitzy supporters.
This kind of attention though, as evidenced earlier this week, has not always been positive for bitcoin, with the media scrutinising its reputation yet again.
Bitcoin in the ring
Mike Tyson, the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, surprised his 4.9 million Twitter followers with his decision to lend his image to a…