a Bitcoin-themed wedding in Lebanon

A bitcoin ( BTC ) evangelist in Lebanon took his love for Bitcoin to the next level. Said Nassar, an international business engineer, th...


A bitcoin (BTC) evangelist in Lebanon took his love for Bitcoin to the next level. Said Nassar, an international business engineer, themed his wedding day around Satoshi Nakamoto’s innovation, Bitcoin.

Each wedding guest received Satoshis (the smallest denomination of a Bitcoin) as a wedding gift to attend the special Nassar family day, while the wedding theme was volcanoes – a nod to Salvadoran Bitcoin Bondscommonly referred to as volcanic bonds.

The Bitcoin Volcano followed the wedding party. Source: Nasar

Nassar told Cointelegraph he set up a volcano stand at the wedding and “handed out freebies through the Lightning Network.” Indeed, under each set of cutlery for the post-ceremony banquet were instructions to download a Lightning Network Bitcoin wallet in order to receive 4,000 Satoshis. Worth around $0.80 now–due to bearish price action– at the time of the wedding, the gift was worth $1.60.

The Wedding Thank You Gift. Source: Nasar

The link took the wedding guest to a full Youtube video that shows how to set up a wallet and why people should buy Bitcoin. Of the 250 satoshi wedding gifts he distributed, 75 people downloaded wallets and asked Nassar to send the 4,000 Satoshis – the first time these people received Bitcoin.

With a 30% success rate, his method of promoting Bitcoin adoption is high given that worldwide Bitcoin adoption may only reach 10% by 2030. Moreover, Nassar clarifies: “All [the wedding guests] I saw it and thought about it.

QR code thank you gifts are in the red circles. Source: Nasar

Nassar is an insatiable bitcoin advocate. So naturally, her wedding day would be the perfect time to “orange pill” or educate more people about the importance of Bitcoin. He is the brain behind the first Bitcoin-themed escape room in Lebanon and jokes that he has a half-hour limit on talking about non-Bitcoin topics when getting to know each other:

“I try to explain monetary policies and what fiat currency is to every person I meet for over 30 minutes.”

Interestingly, Twitter user Stackmore also sees weddings as the perfect time to start a family and start stacking the sats. Stackmore has sent Satoshis as wedding gifts for the past five years:

In Lebanon, Nassar’s home country, the inflation rate exceeded 200% in January this year. Bitcoin, by comparison, has a fixed supply of 21 million coins and benefits from a scheduled issuance rate that makes the currency deflationary.

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Despite calls from above execs to avoid buying Bitcoin in Lebanongroups like Al Jazeera report that Bitcoin adoption is booming in the country. For Nassar, it is essential to start with family and friends, because “hyperbitcoinzation begins at home”. He has already introduced his relatives to Bitcoin:

“All of my close friends and family members have bought bitcoin, and my mom is a coin-operator in her own right.”

And you, anon? Do you love Bitcoin enough to theme your special days around the coin?