Yesterday, author J.K. Rowling asked that question, “I don’t understand bitcoin. Please explain it to me,” and about the entire Crypto Twitter jumped in to share their two sats.
Even founder and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk chimed in to explain while attacking banks in the process, making the perfect case for Bitcoin.
“Massive currency issuance by govt central banks is making Bitcoin Internet money look solid by comparison.”
In a separate tweet, he also stated, “I still only own 0.25 Bitcoins btw.”
Apparently, “Elon gets it” every time!
Bitcoin… blah blah blah something
According to The Tie, immediately post-halving, the most dominant bitcoin narrative on Twitter is JK Rowling and Harry Potter.
This immense support the crypto community showed in explaining bitcoin, however, might have turned out to be overwhelming for her.
We need one official person that responds when someone famous asks about bitcoin
— moon (@MoonOverlord) May 15, 2020
All that she has understood in the haze of her fourth “Old Fashioned” was,
“It’s blah blah blah collectibles (My Little Pony?) blah blah blah computers (got one of those) blah blah blah crypto (sounds creepy) blah blah blah understand the risk (I don’t, though.)”
I don’t think I trust this. https://t.co/ziZzKg1aS0
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 15, 2020
But this didn’t deter the community. Here are just a handful of the responses.
Remember how He Who Must Not Be Named placed 7 horcuxes in different objects around the world in an attempt to immortalize himself, so that no one, not even the Ministry of Magic could stop him? https://t.co/tMXOjfs4yv
— Jenny Leung (@jnnylng) May 15, 2020
Some are even anticipating Bitcoin to be a part of the Harry Potter world now.
“The fact J.K. Rowling is tweeting about bitcoin show the inevitability of it. I guess she is still a “muggle”, FOR NOW, lol. Sooner or later, we will see bitcoin in a new Harry Potter book. Inevitable,” said Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao.
JK Rowling frantically pondering which happy potter universe character she is going to retroactively make a btc holder
— loom dart (@loomdart) May 16, 2020
While some like Gabor Gurbacs, digital asset strategist at VanEck says, “Bitcoin isn’t for everyone anyway” and that over time it draws the best and brightest itself.
JK Rowling is less important for #Bitcoin than the random guy/girl who runs a full node in a small village.
— Gabor Gurbacs (@gaborgurbacs) May 15, 2020
However, she did thank everyone who came to help, and no she does not own any bitcoin, yet.
“God bless every single one of you now earnestly explaining bitcoin to me as though I’ll grasp it if you break it down properly. Things like this are white noise to me. I cannot and will not ever understand Bitcoin, but I love you for thinking that I can or will,” said Rowling.