Bitcoin Sign Guy

Who is Bitcoin Sign Guy?

Christian Langalis became known as “Bitcoin Sign Guy” on July 12, 2017.

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Christian Langalis (Bitcoin Sign Guy)

Langalis held up a “Buy Bitcoin” sign behind Janet Yellen at a 2017 Federal Reserve testimony hearing while she served as Chair of the Federal Reserve.

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Community Support

Langalis posted a Bitcoin address for donations and the Bitcoin community rallied behind his courageous act.

As of January 2023, Langalis has received over 7 BTC in donations from the Bitcoin community (currently worth over $150,000 USD).

Why Did Bitcoin Sign Guy Get So Much Attention?

At the time, Janet Yellen was the Chair of the Federal Reserve.

Bitcoin’s main purpose is to become money, and the US dollar is seen as its biggest competitor. Since Yellen had lot of power over the dollar at the time, having a “Buy Bitcoin” sign flashed behind her was very creative and unexpected.

Learn More

For more information, check out Bitcoin Magazine’s interview with BSG.