Who is Mr. Bitcoin and what are his demands?

Bitcoin is sponsoring a college football bowl game this year, officially dubbed the “Bitcoin Bowl.” And because sports fans love mascots, “Mr. Bitcoin” is now apparently a thing that exists. All around the game’s festivities, people are posing for photos with the rotund representation of the cryptocurrency.

But wait — as others have noticed, Mr. Bitcoin has been around for a while.

Like the Terminator, Mr. Bitcoin appeared bare and seemingly out of nowhere at the University of Texas (the site of the Texas Bitcoin Conference) about 10 months ago:


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