Widespread YouTuber Ali Spagnola was delighted after making $ 39,000 from a $ 50 present in Bitcoin
Popular YouTuber Ali Spagnola was delighted after making $ 39,000 from a $ 50 gift in Bitcoin
Yesterday, well-known musician and YouTuber, Ali Spagnola, shared a video explaining how she “accidentally got rich in Bitcoin”. Spagnola was thrilled that a $ 50 gift she received in 2013 was now worth more than $ 39,000. In some cases, their initial $ 50 has increased by 78,000%.
Here’s How I Accidentally Got Bitcoin Rich … Who Wants Which? pic.twitter.com/dxncxbIbNp
– Ali Spagnola (@alispagnola) January 13, 2021
The background story says that in 2008 Spagnola started a project “Free Paintings”. She is taking free email requests to create a 12 “by 12” acrylic painting for her audience. The work of art will then be sent to the recipient by post free of charge.
On June 25, 2013, one of her followers managed to convince her to create an art from Bitcoin. In return, he would send her the relatively new virtual currency worth $ 50. Spagnola hesitated, but still created a 12 × 12 inch bitcoin painting for him. A section of the original email she received reads:
I want to pay you $ 50 (in bitcoins) for your interpretation of a bitcoin – a new virtual currency that makes it very easy to send / receive money over the internet. This was all YouTuber needed to get $ 39,000 richer. Eight years later, Spagnola decided to check her website for the Free Paintings project and found she had $ 11,000. A few months later, the single bitcoin it received in 2013 was now worth $ 39,000.
So far, Spagnola has created around 2,700 paintings for people and has received several donations over the years. To this day she paints for free with a long waiting list.
As for their original bitcoin samurai, Spagnola recently linked up with him and presented him with a larger and more sophisticated bitcoin painting as a thank you.
Ironically, while Spagnola is thrilled with her recent Bitcoin fortune, that can’t be said of James Howells or Stefan Thomas. Both individuals have lost access to billions in Bitcoin wallets.
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