The celebrity was commissioned to record a promotional video for cryptocurrency, in which she forecast new all-time price highs for Bitcoin and Ether.
The crypto bull season — and the accompanying hype — is undoubtedly upon us. Recalling some of the celebrities who got in on crypto during the historic winter 2017 market, the actress Lindsey Lohan has now recorded a paid, promotional video for Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH).
Lohan's video was commissioned by a crypto news outlet via a platform called Cameo — an online service that allows people or businesses to hire celebrities to record personalized video messages at an agreed price. According to the site, as of press time, a user can make a video request from Lohan for roughly $350.
In the 12-second-long video, the actress — appearing in a selfie frame in front of a nondescript, bleached window view — told viewers:
“I'm just here to say that Ethereum is going to $10,000 and Bitcoin is going to $100,000. Enjoy a prosperous 2021 and I hope you all get to drive your lambos to the moon.”
Cointelegraph readers will remember the likes of Stevan Seagal, Paris Hilton and Floyd Mayweather getting wrapped up in the initial coin offering, or ICO, fever of 2017 — stories which ended in lawsuits and tears, or in the case of Hilton, at least some shrewd distance after her chosen ICO fell into disrepute.
Unlike these earlier involvements, Lohan's video predictions are not tied to emerging, smaller altcoins, and as such, remain restricted to a vaguer endorsement of the industry's most veteran and largest market-cap coins. Her reference to "Ethereum" — as opposed to the accurate, strictly speaking, asset name "Ether" — suggests the actress has not immersed herself to any significant extent in crypto markets and online culture.
As of press time, Bitcoin is circling the $34,220 mark, down just over 2% on the day, but up 77% on the month. Ether is retaining its foothold above the $1,000 mark, at close to $1,060, and is similarly up close to 80% on the month.