On Friday (May 15), when a slightly drunk J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series of fantasy novels, asked (on Twitter) for an explanation of Bitcoin, she probably did not expect the huge number of replies she got bombarded with.
It all started when Rowling asked Coindesk reporter Leigh Cuen to explain Bitcoin to her:
I don’t understand bitcoin. Please explain it to me.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 15, 2020
The Explanations of Bitcoin
Bitcoin is digital money that both Muggles and Wizards can use. It’s not minted by Gringotts or HM Treasury, but secured by digital guardians across the world.
Instead of Galleons, Sickles, and Knuts, the units are bitcoin and satoshi. One bitcoin represents 100m satoshi.
— Jason Lau (@jasonklau) May 15, 2020
Old Fashioned is one of my favorite all time drinks…wish I had a proper masher at home.
Btw #Bitcoinis like fire insurance you’d buy for your home but instead of your home on fire it’s …