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

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. The fan, who identified himself on Reddit as BItcoinPitcher2, said he expected maybe a few people would scan the code and send money and wasn’t even sure the code would work. Instead, a check of the address shows about 22.4 bitcoins in the wallet, or around…

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