While many kids disguised as ghosts, goblins, and witches were disappointed last night to find an inedible piece of cardboard and a thin bag of goodies, A few have recognized the gift as a bitcoin prize.
According to a tweet from Brad Mills on Oct. 31 the cryptocurrency user full a Halloween candy box with more than just chocolates and candy; Bitcoin cards (BTC) worth $ 200 have also been added. Mills posted a video adding the two gift cards. Any value of roughly 0.007 BTC after the coin rose to $ 14,000 and the reactions of children doing trick or treating in their Canadian neighborhood were filmed.
A boy in a white costume was the first to meticulously dig into the box before telling his group of friends: “I just received a $ 100 Bitcoin gift card!”
Someone else in the group pulled the other card from the candy stack and yelled repeatedly “I have bitcoin! I have bitcoin!” Let one of the two remaining children in sloth and chicken costumes show up empty-handed before asking, “What is a Bitcoin?” Later the Mills family there were a few more BTC cards to a group of visiting girls who found out they were giving away cryptocurrencies.
“YOU ONLY HAVE BITCOIN”
It gives me hope that these Zoomer kids actually know what Bitcoin is. pic.twitter.com/KnII3mU9Lt
– Brad Mills (@bradmillscan) November 1, 2020
Although minors are not expressly prohibited from HODLing or trading in cryptocurrencies in some countries, Many exchanges have yet to be checked to make sure their users are over 18 years old. Since the kids in the Mills video are in Canada, They have access to Bitcoin ATMs but most likely cannot use locally regulated exchanges to deposit their BTC or exchange it for fiat.
Although some of the children involved did not understand the coins, The reactions from the crypto community were positive. Many Twitter users claimed this was a good lesson in scarcity.
“That feels historical”, said Cryptocurrency analyst Willy Woo. “When these kids come to power there will only be 0.002 BTC per person for everyone.”
Other Good Samaritans have apparently given away cryptocurrencies to encourage adoption. Cointelegraph reported in September that an anonymous benefactor distributed more than $ 1,000 worth of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) in the Californian city of Bakersfield in an attempt to “raise awareness” among “NoCoiners” and “Newcoiners” alike.