Popular YouTuber Ali Spagnola rejoiced after winning $ 39k with a $ 50 gift in Bitcoin
Yesterday popular musician and YouTuber Ali Spagnola shared a video explaining how he became “accidentally rich in bitcoins.” Spagnola was delighted that a $ 50 gift she received in 2013 was now worth more than $ 39,000. For some context, your starting $ 50 has increased by 78,000%. This is how I accidentally got rich in Bitcoin … Who wants something? pic.twitter.com/dxncxbIbNp – Ali Spagnola (@alispagnola) Jan 13, 2021 Backstory says Spagnola started a “Free Paints” project in 2008. She accepts free email requests to create an acrylic painting of 12 x 12 “for her audience.. The artwork is mailed to the recipient for free. On June 25, 2013, one of her followers managed to convince her to create a Bitcoin art. In return, he would send her 50 dollars in the relatively new virtual currency. Spagnola was reluctant, but went ahead to create a 12 × 12 ”bitcoin painting for him. A section of the original email he received reads: I would like 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. YouTuber needed to get $ 39,000 richer. Eight years later, Spagnola decided to check the website of his Free Paintings project and found he had $ 11k. Fast forward a few months later and the only Bitcoin I had received in 2013 was now worth $ 39k. So far, Spagnola has created around 2,700 paintings for people and has received various donations over the years. Still paints free to date with a long waiting list. As for his original Bitcoin samurai, Spagnola recently hooked up with him and gave him a larger, more refined painting of bitcoin as a thank you gift. Ironically, while Spagnola is excited about her recent Bitcoin fortune, the same cannot be said for James Howells or Stefan Thomas. Both individuals have lost access to wallets containing millions of dollars in Bitcoin.