‘Bitcoin Sign Guy’ Has Sold His Original Sign for 16 BTC

The iconic ‘Buy Bitcoin’ sign held behind Janet Yellen during her televised Congressional testimony in July 2017 has been auctioned off for 16 BTC, or just over $1 million.

Scarce.City, the auction house that facilitated the deal, said it was a record amount for the auction platform.

The auction itself was held at PubKey, a Bitcoin-themed bar in New York City.

The sign’s new owner is someone who goes by the handle of Squirrekkywrath, according to a tweet from PubKey.

Not much is known about its new owner. The head of research at Galaxy, Alex Thorn, said he’s a “bitcoin OG that no one has ever heard of.”

Source: ‘Bitcoin Sign Guy’ Has Sold His Original Sign for 16 BTC