Believe it or not but it’s true, a couple in Bengaluru urged guest to give them only Bitcoins as their wedding gift!
Startup entrepreneurs Niti Shree and Prashant Sharma from Bengaluru have decided to accept bitcoins as their wedding gifts and have also determined to use the cryptocurrency for the education and upliftment of underprivileged kids and other corporate social responsibility activities. Of the over 200 guests attending the wedding, only 15 came in chose to gift the couple with “traditional” items, as a result couple received Bitcoins of worth Rs 1,00,000.
Prashant and Niti said, “We thought of merging technology with gifting for the future. We explained it our parents and they were very receptive.”
The unique wedding occurred on the 9th of December, just after a week the Reserve Bank of India issued its most recent warning to prospective investors against the risks associated with cryptocurrencies.
Prashant said that he and his wife were curious about the performance of Bitcoin for a very long time, he stated, “If you buy something to sell it later then you are creating a bubble. We bought Bitcoin because we wanted to see how this technology moves forward.”
He added further, “The disruptive potential of blockchain technology is so huge that it just cannot be banned.”
Couple has decided to donate the amount of money they received as gift.
The unusual gifting idea grabbed international headlines and people on Twitter are amused to the core.
*heard at a wedding*
“Joote le lo, bitcoin de do…joote le lo…”
— Harpreet Singh (@Harry_Jerry) December 17, 2017
— Vaibhav Kumar 📈📉📊 (@iamvaibhavkr) December 20, 2017
— Jon Mitchell (@TW_Insolvency) December 20, 2017
Will give you the wedding gift in a bit https://t.co/LiR59bF9b7
— Aravind (@Rwind_PL) December 22, 2017
They’re calling them “The Bitcoin Couple”
— 🐲 Minto Tsai (@mintotsai) December 20, 2017
in 2018 I’m planning on giving Bitcoin as wedding gifts.
— telf ⓥ (@its_Telf) December 19, 2017