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One college football sign netted over $20,000 in donations for a Bitcoin enthusiast

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After significant publicity and a rapidly appreciating conversion rate, Bitcoin is a widely recognized phenomenon. But to some extent it’s also still a geeky crypto-currency held by a relatively small number of people — who, at least in a recent case, have proven themselves generous to fellow enthusiasts. Yesterday, ESPN’s College Gameday picked up footage of a fan holding a sign that said “Hi Mom send Bitcoin” (using the Bitcoin symbol), then a QR code for a Bitcoin address. 

Earlier today a Bitcoin newcomer reportedly received over 22 Bitcoin after holding up a sign with a Bitcoin QR code. In what is one of the most genius demonstrations of the cryptocurrency to date, the Bitcoin enthusiast created and displayed a sign that read “Hi Mom, send ” followed by the Bitcoin symbol. The user, who has thus far only been identified by his reddit username BitcoinPitcher2, had thought that someone might send him a bit as a gag, though the user wasn’t sure the QR code would even be scannable.

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