The bitcoin price may have expanded more than 100% year-to-date, but the crypto community is bummed about today’s declines. There’s no need to fear, however. That mainstream adoption that everybody has been waiting for, it’s about to get real. Bitcoin is being featured on a CBS 60 Minutes segment this weekend, and it’s a bigger spotlight than the industry has thus far seen.
Anderson Cooper interviews Laszlo Hanyecz, who is also known as the “bitcoin pizza guy.” When mainstream America hears about how one early BTC investor blew (depending on how you look at it) a total of 100,000 bitcoins on mostly pizza, an amount that would be worth $800 million at today’s price, they’re either going to jump in head first or run for their lives. The pizza guy is also a hero for proving that everyday transactions using bitcoin could be successful at such an early and critical stage.