Australian entrepreneur Fred Shipista told that he would give $5 worth of bitcoin to locals who got the coronavirus vaccine and those who will get it in the future.
Given the population of Australia, he would have to distribute about 104 million Australian dollars (about 75 million US dollars) if everyone took advantage of the offer.
Getting a Corona Vaccine with a Bitcoin Reward:
Fred Shipista, co-founder of the financial comparison site Finder, has revealed his plans to hand over $5 of bitcoin to Australians who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus since February.
The owner of the project added that those who are about to receive a vaccine will also benefit from its offer, as he stated:
I had this crazy idea now, I never talked about it.
We will give every vaccinated person in Australia $5 of Bitcoin.
The 40-year-old blogger explained that each person can only apply once for this offer, to claim the amount of bitcoin, people will have to download the “Finder” app and provide proof of vaccination.
Once this is done, the digital currency will appear in their wallets.
Just under 50% of the Australian population over the age of 16 has had at least one injection of coronavirus, while those with a full vaccination cycle numbered around 27%.
Doing the math means that Fred has to split nearly half of his $155 million fortune to make good on his promise.
While some experts view bitcoin as a volatile and risky asset, millionaire “Fred” recently predicted that the bitcoin price would reach $255,000 by 2025.
If this prediction comes true, traders will increase their exposure to cryptocurrencies by about six times.
A different story in Italy:
While Fred Shipista urged Australians to get a coronavirus vaccine by giving them bitcoin, scammers in Italy offered thousands of people fake coronavirus permits and passports in exchange for cryptocurrency.
As we mentioned in Bitcoin Arabs recently, Italian police stopped several groups working on the online messaging app Telegram, where local residents bypass the law and buy fake certificates and permits related to the vaccine.
Sellers preferred to get their money in the form of cryptocurrencies.
The criminals did not have a fixed price for the illegal service, but it could be purchased for 500 euros or 588 dollars.