Personalities such as Vitalik Buterin and Elon Musk answered Rowling, who claimed not to understand the suggestion and how it worked Bitcoin.


The author of the Harry Potter novel series, J.K. Rowling asked her followers for information about Bitcoin through your account Twitter This resulted in a large number of responses from digital currency enthusiasts and influential ecosystem personalities who gave highly creative responses inspired by the young wizard’s universe from Hogwarts.

In a screenshot posted through your account Twitter by the founder of TechCrunch, Michael Arrington, you can see Rowling’s original message, where the author reported that she doesn’t understand what Bitcoin is made of and asked for help so someone explained it to her.

However, what struck Arrington ‘s image was the response from the founder and main developer of the Ether, Vitalik Buterin, who commented:

It is a digital currency. There are 18 million units. Nothing supports it, it’s only valuable because it’s like collectibles.

There is a network of computers (anyone can join) that maintains a decentralized global Excel spreadsheet that shows how many currencies each person has.

J.K Rowling's tweet, posted by Michael Arrington
Recorded J.K Rowling’s tweet posted to Michael Arrington’s Twitter account

Bitcoin: A complex topic for J.R. Rowling

In the same order, many enthusiasts of the Bitcoin ecosystem and followers of the famous writer tried to explain how the digital currency works and even made some analogies to the universe inspired by the Harry Potter universe:

Despite the large number of responses submitted, Rowling showed that he still didn’t fully understand what Bitcoin was made of, and commented:

People are now explaining Bitcoin to me, and frankly it’s just blah blah blah collectibles (my little pony?) Blah blah blah computer (I had one of them) blah blah blah crypto (sounds scary) blah blah blah I understand the risks ( however I do not understand).

But one of the most creative and precise answers was offered exactly by the CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, who commented:

More or less, though the massive spending of currencies by state central banks Bitcoin, internet money, makes it seem a lot more robust compared to traditional money.

Beware of wrong messages

While the questions and comments from J.K. Rowling caused a sensation on the social network and in the different communities, some people used the event to generate it fake news, or fake messages that have been repeated in many places. DailyBitcoin corrected this information after learning about the falsehood.

For example, there is the case of the account @NotLoomdart, This took advantage of this situation to clone Rowling’s profile and inform the community that the author finally decided to invest and buy USD 100 Bitcoin.

Fake profile trying to sign up as J.K. Rowling. Image taken from Twitter

To clarify doubts in this regard, Rowling posted a message in her official account this morning clarifying that it was a fake account, and wrote the following:

Good morning everyone … a fake JK Rowling account reports that she bought Bitcoin. How is your saturday going

Growing interest in Bitcoin

Just like J.K. Rowling, many other influential figures also spoke publicly to request information about Bitcoin and / or recognize the potential of the digital currency for the future of the economy.

One of the most notable cases is the former director of Manzana, Steve Wozniak, who insured that Bitcoin it becomes the world’s reserve currency. Celebrities like Richard Branson, Ashton Kutcher, Gwyneth Paltrow, Steven Seagal, Lionel Messi and Dennis Rodman are also included.

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