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Author Topic: [2017-07-17] Bitcoin Sign Guy Nets over 6 BTC  (Read 3413 times)
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July 18, 2017, 02:46:17 AM

The bitcoin community is abuzz with a new viral video in which a mysterious man photobombed U.S. Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen with a legal pad that read “Buy Bitcoin”. At the time, Janet Yellen was testifying in Congress and the mysterious man, now known as “Bitcoin Sign Guy” was merely a few feet away from her. He hijacked a central banker’s spotlight to promote the people’s money, and that turned him into a hero.

The video quickly went viral, and it wasn’t just enjoyed by bitcoin enthusiasts. Soon after Bitcoin Sign Guy’s video went viral, it was revealed that a cryptocurrency trader dubbed “CryptoEthan” on Twitter knows him. In a new photo with the sign, the mysterious man shared his bitcoin address and, soon enough, donations started pouring in. At press time, Bitcoin Sign Guy raised 6.87948688 BTC (about $14,000) in bitcoin donations, according to data from

Nevertheless, he still has potential to make a lot more money. On Twitter, various bitcoiners decided to put his pad up for auction, and so far the highest bid is of 2.6 BTC, should Bitcoin Sign Guy decide to sell his legal pad. Some users even offered to buy his tie.

Bitcoin Sign Guy, later on, visited the non-profit advocacy group CoinCenter, and took a picture with his notepad – which could be worth over $5,000, should he decide to sell – with a note saying “donate to CoinCenter.” Users who would like to remember the event and keep a souvenir can even buy a “Buy Bitcoin” shirt.

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In a week mired in so many Bitcoin negative and full-of-fear news, this guy is making things lighter. As it turned out to be a blessing for him as Bitcoin donations poured as a reward for what he did. Now, how I wish I could have an opportunity to raise a signboard too on national TV haha.

Now this man will always have a place in the Bitcoin history just for that very simple act of promoting Bitcoin and defying a part of the government as represented by Ms. Janet Yellen. The man just stole the show and he is getting famous for this...and there are already some suggestions of monetizing further more. Heck, the cardboard is now worth  2 BTC...who can beat that?

Anyway, thank you man for injecting some needed humor into Bitcoin.
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