One enterprising college student made nearly $23,000 just for holding up a sign during ESPN’s College Football Game Day.
The sign was simple enough. It read: “Hi Mom send” and then had a QR code and a Bitcoin logo.
Now, you might have heard about Bitcoin. It's a fairly new online currency that’s used all around the world. It’s relatively anonymous and wildly lucrative. The current Bitcoin exchange rate is: 1 Bitcoin = $1,024.50.
Yes, you read that right.
The young man with the sign received 100 transactions totaling 22 Bitcoins for a total of $22,539. Of course the exchange rate fluxuates, so that number is approximate.
So, how did this happen?
Well, according to Business Insider, some folks who support Bitcoin on Reddit saw the sign and were able to enlarge the QR code that, when scanned with, say, a smartphone, led to the sign holder’s wallet. The QR code spread and the money started coming in.
So, kudos to this smart – and so far unidentified - college student who now has enough money to pay off a year’s worth of student loans, buy a car or throw the most epic kegger ever.
Thanks to Business Insider
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