Keanu Reeves said that he own some cryptocurrency
Keanu Reeves discussed HODLing crypto, NFTs, and the metaverse in a recent interview to promote The Matrix Resurrections.
When asked whether he was “personally into cryptocurrencies” in a recent interview with The Verge, the actor said that “a buddy purchased some for me sometime ago” and that he hasn’t done anything with it since “I haven’t had to.”
“That is referred to as HODLing, or not touching your cryptocurrency,” interviewer Alex Heath explained to Reeves. “Yeah, I have a little HODL,” Reeves said.
However, it is unknown which cryptocurrency he was awarded. Reeves and co-star Carrie-Anne Moss were interviewed for “The Matrix Resurrections,” the newest instalment in the “Matrix” franchise. Along with analysing the film, the team received questions on cryptocurrencies, the metaverse, a “Matrix” video game and non-volatile memories, and even the future of virtual reality pornography.
Warner Bros. Pictures, the company behind the picture, has been active in the crypto arena, creating a series of 100,000 non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to promote the film’s November release. The NFTs featured several Matrix-themed avatars and were sold for $50 each. Each NFT gave holders the option of taking a red or blue tablet, emulating one of the film’s most pivotal scenes.
During the conversation, Reeves voiced doubt regarding NFTs. When questioned about his thoughts on “digital scarcity” and “things that cannot be replicated,” the actor said, “that are readily reproduced,” with a giggle.
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Regarding the excitement around all things metaverse, Reeves said, “Can we just avoid having Facebook create metaverse?” “The notion of the metaverse predates that,” he said. “I’m just thinking, ‘c’mon, dude.'”