Crimean Baby named “Bitcoin”

bitcoin logoA baby boy born in Crimea last December — while Bitcoin prices were soaring — was named “Bitcoin” after the digital currency.

The boy’s father, 31-year-old Oleg from Simferopol, told reporters that “he and his wife owe their financial wellbeing to the spike in bitcoin’s value, and wanted to show their gratitude.”

Speaking of babies and bitcoin…the first baby “bought” by bitcoin (that is, the first baby born thanks to a fertility treatment cycle paid for in bitcoins) arrived in 2013 in California. I’m not sure what he/she was named, though.

Sources: Baby Bitcoin Born in Russia’s Crimea (found via Nancy Friedman – thank you!), Meet the world’s first Bitcoin baby


One thought on “Crimean Baby named “Bitcoin”

  1. Too bad they couldn’t “show their gratitude” in a way that didn’t saddle their kid with such an unfortunate moniker. I wonder how much bitcoin it will cost Bitcoin to change his name when he’s old enough?

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