A Bitcoin (BTC) evangelist based in Lebanon takes their love for Bitcoin to the next level. Nassar, an international business engineer, themed his wedding day around Satoshi Nakamoto’s invention Bitcoin.
Each and every wedding guest received satoshis (the smallest denomination of bitcoin) as a wedding gift for attending the Nassar family’s special day, and the theme of the wedding was a volcano–El Salvador Bitcoin Bonds, commonly known as Volcano Bonds. .
Nassar told Cointelegraph that he put a fireworks display at the wedding and “distributed gifts through a lightning network.” In fact, there was an instruction to download a Bitcoin Lightning Network wallet to receive 4,000 satoshis under each cut of the after party. It’s now around $0.80 – thanks to lower price action – the gift was $1.60 at the time of the wedding.
The link takes the wedding guest to a YouTube video showing how to make a wallet and why people should buy Bitcoin. Of the 250 wedding satoshi gifts he gave them, 75 people downloaded wallets and asked Nassar to send over 4,000 satoshis — the first time these people had received Bitcoin.
With a 30% success rate, global adoption of Bitcoin may only reach 10% by 2030, so the means to promote Bitcoin adoption is high. [the wedding guests] They saw it and thought about it.”
Nassar is an insatiable bitcoin advocate. So naturally, the day of the wedding will be the perfect time to teach the “orange pill” or more people about the importance of Bitcoin. He’s the brains behind Lebanon’s first Bitcoin-themed escape room and jokes that he has a half-hour limit to talk about non-Bitcoin aspects when making acquaintances:
“I spend more than 30 minutes trying to explain monetary policies and what fiat money is to everyone I meet.”
Interestingly, Twitter user Stackmore sees marriage as a good time to both start a family and start dating. Stockmore has sent satoshis as wedding gifts for the past five years.
Mine #bitcoin Wedding gifts have improved
July 2017 – 2019 Simple paper bags
2019 – Better paper bags https://t.co/GkH7kV7JrD
2020 – https://t.co/1v0opOxLEj Pipe 😀 Thanks @BootstrapBandit
2021 – Open Dim Gifts https://t.co/42t1rCzBQM pic.twitter.com/SMk1IBksrC
– Stackmore.hodl.Sacre ⚡️ (@1971 Bubble) December 6, 2021
In Nasser’s home country of Lebanon, inflation has exceeded 200% this year. Bitcoin, by comparison, has a fixed supply of 21 million coins, and the currency benefits from a programmed withdrawal rate.
Related: Couples get married on the Ethereum blockchain with a transaction fee of $587
Despite calls from senior executives to refrain from buying bitcoin in Lebanon, groups such as Al Jazeera have reported that bitcoin adoption is growing in the country. For Nassar, starting with family and friends is key because “Hyperbitcoinzation starts at home.” He has already introduced the latest and greatest to Bitcoin:
“All my close friends and family have bought bitcoins and my mom is a full coin.”
What about you, Anon? Do you love Bitcoin enough to tell your special days around the coin?