College GameDay signs and Bitcoins have only risen in popularity and one fan truly used this to his advantage this past Saturday during the Iron Bowl pre-game celebration. What happened? One smart student featured a Bitcoin QR code upon his sign, which provided viewers around the country the ability donate directly into his account. In the end, the kid surely didn’t need good old mom for extra beer money, while his ingenious idea racked him up over $24,000! Up until now, I personally have been in limbo in regards to acquiring BitCoins, however after this I’m sold.
Here is the bitcoin sign: pic.twitter.com/6nwM13k6cn
— buffaloholdem (@buffaloholdem) December 1, 2013
According to Business Insider:
A QR code is a visual representation of any kind of information (frequently a URL for a website). In this case, the code represented a Bitcoin wallet. On Reddit, Bitcoin fans managed to enhance the QR code from the screen in order to identify his wallet, so that people could donate money to him.