Crypto enthusiasts are always deemed a bit nutty by the public. Bitcoin, specifically to them, is an abstract concept that often represents little-to-zero intrinsic value, and altcoins aren’t much better. And unfortunately, the public’s negative conjectures towards the cryptosphere were confirmed on Saturday, as a Hong Kong Bitcoin millionaire dispensed millions of the local currency onto the public in an apparent publicity scheme.
On Saturday evening, reports arose that a hooded man was spotted around Fuk Wa Street and Sham Shui Po, one of Hong Kong’s most underprivileged neighborhoods. The man, who was revealed to be serial cryptocurrency entrepreneur Wong Ching-kit, purportedly began to throw millions of Hong Kong dollars (HKD) onto the crowd below. Although police reportedly advised the public not to pick up the cash, the allure of no strings attached money overcame the authorities’ cries, as members of the public scrambled to obtain the seemingly endless stream of fiat.