American professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, often referred to as ‘Birdman’, discussed bitcoin at the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami and told the crowd that the crypto economy was coming in 2012. Hawk said he heard about the crypto asset after reading about Silk. Street Market and at the time, he called bitcoin “the future of finance”.
Tony Hawk discovered bitcoin in 2012, professional skateboarder donated some in 2014
Popular skateboarder Tony Hawk spent some time with bitcoiners at the multi-day Bitcoin 2021 conference held in Miami last weekend. During Hawke’s speech at the program, he described how he was “living the dream” when he was skating for a living. He compared this passion to those associated with bitcoin, saying:
I embraced the idea that skateboarding was for misfits. I felt like a misfit as a kid. I felt like I had found my community, my tribe.
At the conference, Hawk discussed the crypto revolution with co-founder of Augur Jeremy Gardner. The skateboarder further revealed that he is auctioning 50 limited edition bitcoin skateboards for charity as well. There is also a limited edition Hawk-signed skateboard that says “And Fiat”.
Speaking to the crowd in Miami, Hawk said that he discovered bitcoin at the time the Silk Road marketplace existed back in 2012. The skateboarder said he had been reading about the state of the Silk Road and was impressed by the technology.
“I was reading about the chaos of [the] Silk Road when all this was happening and I was thrilled with the payments component they had and it was clearly bitcoin,” Hawke said during his talk. “There was an unknown side to it but it was also just the idea that it was very was fast and international and for me, it was the future of finance so I immediately researched how to buy bitcoin. i was not on [the] Silk Road,” he said. “But I bought bitcoin in 2012.” The popular skateboarder continued:
I had enough. I didn’t do much with it. I was seeing it clearly. I was holding onto my bitcoins and Charity Water was the first charity I knew to accept that bitcoin as a charity so in my infinite wisdom I gave it four back in 2012.
Exclusive meet-and-greet session with Hawke helps fund Global Skatepark
When Hawke donated money to Charity Water in 2014, and Scott Harrison, the organization’s CEO, detailed that it was sold to fund the charity, much less than B T c Worth it today.
Hawke also conducted a meet-and-greet session with several conference attendees who held a special pass. There will be some income from the special pass of the get-together charity To skatepark project Non-profit, which helps build local skateparks around the world.
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