A French graffiti artist has received 1.2 BTC donations (equivalence of $12,500 at present rates) after painting his bitcoin wallet QR codes on five streets of Paris. He took to Reddit to appreciate the crypto enthusiasts who donated to his wallet, also revealing his intention to further paint more murals within which he usually embeds the codes.
Boyart Receives 1.2BTC Passive Income In 2 Years
On Monday 16th, French graffiti artist, Pascal Boyart took to Reddit to announce how much BTC has accrued in his bitcoin wallet from painting his Bitcoin corresponding QR codes alongside his mural paintings at 5 different locations in Paris. While thanking the community in the process, he also promised to paint more murals containing the QR codes. According to the artist, these QR codes have been generating passive income for him for about two years and the same income is now worth about $12,500.
1.20 btc (~$12 500) received with #Bitcoin QR codes on the 5 street art frescoes I painted till 2 years! ? Big thx to the community for your precious help, without you it wouldn’t be possible. Lot of new murals are coming very soon ? (to see the 5 murals, check my website: www.pboy-art.com) from Bitcoinadvertisement
Boyart Gave Out 0.28BTC In January
In January, Boyart organized a treasure hunt street art by hiding $1,000 in a project he had intended to use to promote mass adoption of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. At that time, Boyart revealed the public key of a bitcoin wallet which contained 0.28BTC, worth $1,000 at the time and shared that anyone could gain access to the wallet by finding out the private key to that wallet. He organised this event to celebrate the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the first block of the Bitcoin blockchain. Pascal Boyart painted this fresco at 156 rue d’Aubervilliers in the 19th arrondissement of Paris. According to the report, the private key had been determined by an unidentified person after one week.
Pascal Boyart is one of the handful of graffiti artists that are now painting QR codes on walls in order to either get donations for their artworks or simply promote cryptocurrencies. The endeavor has now become popular in artistic locations of which Paris. In late 2018, according to a report “the world’s least expensive artwork” was sold for Bitcoin using the Lightning Network.