Bitcoin [BTC] worth $70,000 donated to a Twitch gamer playing Runescape


A Twitch streamer called “Sick_Nerd” received a donation of 20 BTC during a live stream on January 11, 2019 while playing a Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game [MMORPG].

Sick_Nerd is a verified Twitch streamer who has been playing Runescape and streaming on Twitch for more than five years with a total of 109, 546 followers.

The donation was made by a user “lightpuma” on January 11, 2019. It came in denominations of 4 BTC and the total donations amounted to 20BTC worth a whopping €61,687.42 or $70,780.20.

Sick_Nerd, overwhelmed by the donations, took to his twitter to express his gratitude. He tweeted:

“If that money is genuinely real I’m not going to be a retard with it. That’s a down payment on a house or something like that, no versace flip flops or anything I swear.”

In a subsequent tweet he said:

“Thank you to my mysteriously benefactor whoever you are, genuinely a life changing amount of money that I or nobody deserves but look what happened. Crazy”

The news of the donation reached Reddit eventually and a thread was created by u/araldor1. People on the thread were glad that the donation was in Bitcoin, and not fiat money which can be censored.

Source: Twitter | @WhalePanda

The creator of the thread commented:

“Usually when I donation like this happens on Paypal it’s a fake donation and the fee is refunded. Obviously with Bitcoin this isn’t an issue. Pretty cool either way. I wish someone would send me 20 BTC.”

WhalePanda, a popular Twitter user tweeted:

“Someone donated 20 btc ($74k) to a twitch streamer to keep streaming. I would run them a few times through wasabi wallet before using them or sending them to an exchange…”

Later, people were concerned about the donation and the origin of the coins.


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