As seen in the 1940s classic, “It’s A Wonderful Life”, George Bailey is seen to be guiding a small-town bank and in the process, he ends up making sacrifices which derived him from fulfilling his own dreams because he was busy with making the community a better place to live in. However, he faces financial complications and starts to contemplate whether his sacrifices was any beneficial for him. It was at that moment his friends start to come to him bearing donations as gifts for him just to remind him that he has affected the society in every aspect with positiveness. It is then he realised that he was a rich man after all.
Andreas Antonopoulos, who is a bitcoin evangelist has found himself in a similar situation as people came to express their gratitude to him. The man, who is a public speaker and author, has been travelling around the globe to educate people about Bitcoins for the past five years. However, he has never been able to improvise his financial situations in the process.
With the recent boost in the price of Bitcoins into a range starting from $16000, a community who is grateful for his service has decided to put together funds to donate to the selfless, Andreas Antonopoulos and assist his finance to experience an augmentation in quantity as a gesture to express the fact they are thankful for the hard work that the man had put into the procedure of educating the general mass concerning the subjects, pros and cons of trading and accumulating bitcoins. They have been successful to create a rapidly increasing donation spree, which has been promoted further and made more convincing by the social media and the project is being developed in the meantime. Hence, approximately 100 BTC which has an estimated value of $1.7 million was transferred into his address associated with Bitcoin. The most surprising occurrence was when an individual donated a massively expensive fund which contained 37 BTC alone, having an estimated value of $500000. Later, the same person was reported to donate around 42 BTC in addition to his previous donation, which made a total of 79 BTC with an estimated value which was obviously more than $1,000,000 in terms of USD. People have been sending him tweets with the hashtag “ThankYouAndreas” while also reminding him of the fact that they have been affected positively by taking Andreas’s pieces of advice.