If you haven’t noticed, Bitcoin has been on a bit of a tear lately. Actually, like a lot. It closed yesterday at around $16,700 with a 52-week low of around $4,100, according to prices from Yahoo Finance.
Ok, so people are piling in to bitcoin, what happened next?
Well, Coinbase is one of the biggest platforms for folks to buy and sell Bitcoin, and not unexpectedly, its website and app went down yesterday. Lots of people were hitting buy, but nothing was happening. That problem has since been fixed.
A little more unexpected was a tweet from a famous Game of Thrones’ actor and the reply from, yes, you guessed it, Elon Musk.
Maisie Williams is Arya Stark on Game of Thrones, in case you didn’t know (?). She tweeted:
should i go long on bitcoin ?— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) November 16, 2020
This sent off Twitter into a meme fest but also elicited this response from Elon Musk:
🎶 Toss a bitcoin to ur Witcher 🎶— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 16, 2020
Strap in for the ride, because we’re sure it will only get weirder and bumpier from here on out.