MrBeast, a YouTuber with over 50 million followers – and an apparently stupid plan to send BTC 30 ($ 1,023,240) of the world’s most popular digital currency to the surface of the moon.
Famous for his audacious stunts, including buying all the content from five stores, giving people $ 1 million, but just a minute to spend and building the world’s largest Lego tower, the 22-year-old American, whose real name Jimmy Donaldson, said: in a recent live broadcast, by Rocket Rundown:
A company called Astrobotics and NASA are placing a landing module on the Moon later this year and we got space on the landing module to place a hard drive. And I thought it would be fun to let you put whatever you want on that hard drive on the Moon.
He said that, for a price of $ 10, he would allow all participants to send him a photo that he would save to his hard drive, which would be loaded on board a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vulcan rocket set to take to the skies. in June, creating what he called “the first digital time capsule in the universe”.
But it looks like the photos alone won’t provide enough brightness for this project, and MrBeast wants to increase the intensity by sending about 30 bitcoins into the stratosphere and beyond, landing them on the moon.
In the live broadcast, he said that assuming he “sells enough” in $ 10 photo slots, he will buy the BTC stock and save it to the hard drive.
A viewer watching the stream responded with a photo of a rabid-looking dog, which led one of MrBeast’s members in the stream to joke: “This dog wants to do dogecoin (DOGE) on the Moon!”
On Reddit, many bitcoiners were not amused, with one complaining:
“I hate that. It is nothing incredible. The world is in crisis, people are facing poverty now more than ever, so you get stupid stunts like this. Out of shame. ”
But another said it could provide a boost for long-term HODLers, saying it would be “huge” if MrBeast “made a video about it, gaining more attention for bitcoin and also reducing the amount of bitcoin in circulation, increasing the price even more. ! “
However, another stated that, at current prices, the 30 BTC being withdrawn from circulation would not even “harm” the supply “.
At the time of writing, BTC was trading at $ 34,108, reducing its weekly losses to less than 10%. The price still rises 34% in a month and 295% in a year.