Cryptocurrencies have already occupied a decent niche in the global economy. Today, many people own cryptocurrency assets, as well as crypto-trading on the stock exchanges. At the same time, the history of the development of cryptocurrency has both heroes and jesters. In this article we will talk about the most ridiculous and hilarious situations that have occurred in the world of cryptocurrency since the beginning of its existence until today.
2 pizzas for Bitcoins
For the first time 2 pizzas were purchased for Bitcoins. This programmer made Laszlo back in 2010. Laszlo paid 10,000 bitcoins for two pizzas. With today's increasing rate, around $ 126,330,000, he could feed the whole country with pizza. This episode has become historical, and the day when Laszlo bought pizza is now celebrated in the cryptocurrency community, called the pizza day.
Bitcoins for 20 billion dollars have been lost forever
According to Fortrader agency research, only a third of existing Bitcoins is in circulation. The rest of the coins are held by conservative investors or are lost. In addition, the Chainalysis financial project from the United States in the framework of the study of Bitcoin wallets concluded that access to Bitcoins in the amount of $20 billion was lost forever.
At the same time, statistics show that while the complexity of mining was low, and a large number of coins were mined – the cost of Bitcoin fluctuated at the level of one US dollar. This made it less valuable, hence all the cases where the owners of cryptocurrency threw away coins or were not very worried when they lost. Then, when Bitcoin began to grow again in price, many owners began to frantically recall the keys to their wallets ...
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Cryptocurrency hypnotist Jason Miller
After the course of the first cryptocurrency began to grow rapidly, and people could not remember the passwords to the once forgotten Bitcoin wallets, hypnosis came to the rescue. American Jason Miller almost became a cryptocurrency billionaire, making a business on the help of opening wallets. Thanks to his ability to introduce people into a trance, Miller helped them remember forgotten passwords from cryptocurrency vaults. Interestingly, Miller’s business is flourishing now. At the same time, the cost of its services is constantly growing. According to the "price list" of the hypnotist, he takes 0.5 BTC for his services and 5% of the content of the crypto-wallet in case of a successful recovery.
Threw out the hard drive and lost $85 million
In 2013, James Howells from Wales, after a quarrel with a girl, lost 7,500 Bitcoins. The girl complained about the constant noise of the equipment, a quarrel arose and as a result she broke the Dell laptop. Then the offended guy threw away the laptop and completely forgot that a cryptocurrency wallet with 7,500 Bitcoins in the account was installed on its hard drive.
Cryptocurrency was mined at the beginning of Bitcoin and did not represent financial value. But after a few years, the course began to grow ... If Howells had not thrown away his laptop, today he could become a dollar millionaire.
Fish-predictor of the Bitcoin rate for 20 000 rubles
Catfish Krzysztof was named a crypto-soothsayer. The fish owner claims that when the cryptocurrency rate grows, the catfish will rise to the surface of the water. "Predictor" was sold on Avito website for 20,000 rubles. At the same time, the owner himself claims that thanks to the fish he was able to earn more than $ 100,000. He sold catfish because its "brother"-fish also had "mystical abilities".
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Editor: Yulia Krasnaya