Fan holds up Bitcoin sign at College GameDay, gets handsomely rewarded

If you were watching College GameDay on Saturday at the Iron Bowl, you may have noticed the above sign. The sign asks for Bitcoins, and has a QR code that links to his Bitcoin account. Naturally, a poster on Reddit saw the sign, took a screencap, and blew up the QR code, leading to the fan's account being flooded with Bitcoins.

Through 12:45 on Monday afternoon, the fan has received nearly 23 Bitcoins over 112 transactions. At a current value of $986 per Bitcoin, the fan has received over $22,000 in Bitcoins a little over 48 hours after holding up a sign on GameDay. I'm sure that if the fan is an athlete, this will be considered some sort of NCAA violation – but it's still a pretty awesome gesture by the Bitcoin community.

[Business Insider]

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