On Wednesday, popular musician and Youtuber, Alicia Dawn “Ali” Spagnola, made a new video and tweeted about how she “accidentally got rich in Bitcoin” after taking a request for her project called Free Paintings. After getting a bitcoin in 2013 and checking her account eight years later, Spagnola said, “I just found out that I am rich in bitcoin – this is my attempt to use it for joy.”
Ali Spagnola is a well-known artist, musician and Youtuber with over 325,000 subscribers today. In one of her most recent videos, she explained how she accidentally got “Bitcoin rich” by someone who donated $ 50 worth of Bitcoin to her in 2013. A few months ago, Spagnola realized that she Free paintings The project website accepted bitcoin donations and it tried to remember why it decided to accept bitcoin donations in 2013.
In 2008, the artist and Youtuber started her Free Paintings project, where she receives requests by email to create a 12 × 12 inch acrylic painting for her. Spagnola has always created the artwork for free and also sends it free by post. To date, Spagnola has created 2,700 paintings for people and over the years has also donated money to people for them. She continues to do the Free Paintings project whenever she has the time, as the waiting list is reportedly more than 1,300 people.
When Spagnola decided to check her email inbox, she found that a person had convinced her to accept the digital currency on June 25, 2013. The original email said, “I want to pay you $ 50 (in bitcoins) for your interpretation of a bitcoin – a new virtual currency that makes sending / receiving money over the Internet very easy.”
The person won her over, and so Spagnola painted him a 12 × 12-inch bitcoin painting. In the video, she shared the picture of her work of art that she had designed at the time. When Spagnola originally checked the exchange rate from BTC it was well over $ 11k. Months later, Spagnola checked the exchange rate again, and the single bitcoin the person donated to her was worth $ 39,000.
Also, Spagnola connected with the person who sent her the bitcoin and he sent her a recent picture of the painting she’d framed on his wall. So the artist and Youtuber decided to blow part of their Bitcoin wealth on many objects of art and started a new project. Using an expensive wooden backed canvas, Spagnola created a much larger Bitcoin painting in 2013 as a thank you for her gift.
“The original point of my Free Paintings project is that I want art to be for everyone, not just the elite. That’s why I started giving it away and then people started donating for it,” Spagnola said .
The popular Youtuber further emphasized:
The bitcoin [payment] Part adds another layer, ”added Spagnola. “Was it a $ 50 painting or was it worth thousands? Am I just giving him something worthless? Maybe Youtubers works will be in museums in the future?
Then Spagnola traveled to Las Vegas to meet the person she paid with Bitcoin in 2013 to give him the newer and much larger painting. When she met the person in a coffee shop, he told her that the original “picture was one of his most precious possessions”.
Also, being “so lucky” Spagnola decided to “pay it up” and do exactly what he did ten times. “I’m going to give ten random commentators on this video $ 50 bitcoin,” Spagnola explained on her channel. Youtuber Ali Spagnola’s recent bitcoin video follows a number of other popular Youtubers discussing the crypto-asset phenomenon on the video-sharing platform.
Pewdiepie recently told its 107 million channel subscribers that it deals with cryptocurrencies and non-fungible token (NFT) asset games. Renowned Youtuber Andrei Jikh released a video for his 978,000 subscribers in November, stating that he invested over $ 100,000 in crypto assets. Jikh also said he also plans to follow up on this investment video.
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