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.
— Maria Gallippi (@BitPayMom) December 26, 2014
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: