Matthew Neville

UK rapper Knucks shares Bitcoin with fans in “first of its kind” event at KOKO London

Last night, in a first for the UK, musician Knucks shared a bitcoin with two of his fans whose wristbands changed colour under the dark lights during a surprise moment in his live show, at the iconic and newly restored Camden music venue, KOKO.

A bitcoin is currently worth £23k. Loyle Carner and Stormzy joined Knucks on stage at different points during the show. The “innovative” bitcoin fan-sharing moment took place in the middle of Knucks’ headline show celebrating his debut album ‘Alpha Place’ which debuted at number 3 in the UK album charts two weeks ago.

Fans were given a wristband on the way into the show not knowing what was going to happen. Knucks paused the show halfway through and announced the bitcoin share with two “shocked” fans who were brought onto the stage and given a third of a bitcoin plaque to commemorate the moment.

The two fans have the option of cashing in, or using a portion of the prize with Knucks to create a fund together with the artists creating a “first of its kind” connection, with which they can invest in NFTs and cryptocurrencies. Luno and Knucks will reportedly “educate and assist” the winner in investing in the crypto space.

The fans in attendance who didn’t win, were given an exclusive, one-off ‘Alpha Place’ merch tee with a QR code loaded with £10 bitcoin from Luno. The moment was made possible by KOKO and its new partner, cryptocurrency platform Luno, which is supporting the British music scene and educating the public about the “possibilities of cryptocurrency”.

Sam Kopelman, UK manager at Luno, commented: “The relationship between music and crypto is getting stronger everyday - from Akon and his Akoins to Snoop Doggs’ Death Row Records in the metaverse.

“At Luno, we want to put the power of crypto in everyone’s hands and music is a great way to showcase the potential of alternative finance.. we are so excited to see Knucks and these two lucky winners share this unique experience and discover more about cryptocurrency together.”

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