How a Mysterious Twitter User Donated Bitcoin Cash Worth $10k to Random People in 2 Days
How would you feel if you were to wake up on an average morning only to realize that a mysterious and generous person has gifted you with $50 or $100?
Well, that’s exactly what several people and NGOs have been waking up to over the past two days. A mystery Twitter handle known as @Bitcoininfo has been tipping dozens of random people and non-profit organizations with free BCH.
The account which was created in 2011, and currently boasting 107k followers, randomly dished out different amounts of Bitcoin Cash, with the help of @Tippr, a popular tipping bot. And by April 26, it had successfully given away BCH totaling $10,000!
Beneficiaries were randomly selected
Giving away $10k in BCH out of the blue is no joke, yet the tipping bot did it meticulously well, giving away amounts ranging from $50 and $500. Within 48 hours, the benevolent Twitter user had entirely given them away, pouring the last 0.2515 BCH to @Eatbch, a charitable organization.
There was no particular pattern followed when giving away the free coins and people and organizations of all calibers got a share. Some of them were Bitcoin ABC, Find Bitcoin Cash, Libre Office, Flowee the Hub, Bitcoin Unlimited and Openbazaar.
Famous personalities in the crypto space like Jeff Garzik and Gavin Andresen also got their share. Interestingly, one of those who benefited included @Libertydoll, a famous libertarian blogger whose PayPal account had been banned.
For each amount of BTC issued, @Bitcoininfo would occasionally accompany it with a cheeky message. For some, it was “Spend it,” and for others, it was “Save it.” There were some “Pay it forward” as well and some of those who received the free BCH actually tipped others.
Between $50 and $500 per donation
Amounts ranged from as little as $50 worth of BCH to as much as $500, although a majority of those who were lucky to get this higher amount were nonprofits. NGOs tipped included the Water Project, Bitcoin Cash Association, Coindance, Pathways Canada, Tor Project, Ethiopia Aid, Gnome Foundation, the Internet Archive as well as the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
It didn’t take it long before the world noticed @Bitcoininfo’s generosity. Reddit users on the thread r/bch immediately started summing up the funds given away and arrived at $6,600.
This generous Twitter user, however, ended the free giveaway drive by saying its Tippr bot wallet had been emptied; all $10,000 worth of BCH given away!
A Gesture like no other!
Meanwhile, in Reddit, the vibrant BCH community was hotly tackling the motive behind @Bitcoininfo’s generosity. Considering that this Twitter user had been on the platform since 2011, one user couldn’t help wondering whether other early adopters would chip in and support in the development of the ecosystem.
But of course, the massive Bitcoin Cash community was excited seeing this legendary cryptocurrency advocate donate to them. By giving away such an enormous amount in two days, the “Real OG bitcoiner” had undoubtedly helped spread the good gospel of Bitcoin Cash.
“The best way to increase the value of BCH is to spend it”
From one of its Tweets, @Bitcoininfo seemingly believes that the best way to make BCH more valuable is by making it an essential medium of exchange. Holding it for speculative purposes actually does no good to its value, and this assertion is what many supporters wholeheartedly agree as well.
However, even as the mega BCH giveaway spree is over, the benevolent BCH tipper is still spreading the gospel of BCH and its benefits. It continues to engage individuals and organizations participating in charity. It has even asked the founder of Bitgive, Connie Gallippi, if they accept Bitcoin Cash.