Bitcoin at the Indy 500: “the currency of hope”
Bitcoin at the Indy 500: “the currency of hope”

Bitcoin at the Indy 500: “the currency of hope”

By Eleonora Spagnolo - 31 May 2021

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Bitcoin raced in the Indianapolis 500 yesterday. The Indy 500 is one of the most popular automobile races in the United States. In the competition held yesterday, Ed Carpenter Racing raced a car fully branded with Bitcoin.

The race went very well, as driver Rinus Veekay finished in eighth place.

The race and the Bitcoin-branded car were celebrated with a Twitter post from Ed Carpenter:

“Today, we make history. Today, ECR Indy is proud to race for human freedom, financial inclusivity, savings technology, and Bitcoin open-source development.

Bitcoin is the hardest money mankind has ever conceived.

There is nothing more I’d rather suit up for”.

In the message, Ed Carpenter continues:

“For the first time in my career, one of my cars isn’t funded by a corporation, but rather by the people. By you.

This race is bigger than racing.

For the first time, the Indy 500 is about a community of individuals and all we’re trying to accomplish in building #Bitcoin.

In a world of skepticism, #Bitcoin is something we can trust and rely on.

In an uneasy time, #Bitcoin has become a uniting guiding light to us all.

In unprecedented financial times, #Bitcoin is safety.

In a world of uncertainty, #Bitcoin is hope.

At the end of the day, I’m another node on the network.

I’m proud to donate car #21 to #Bitcoin and push the world forward in an ever-so-small way.

I’m proud to be a part of this community and play my part in the best thing we have going for us.

Fix the money, fix the world”.

The tweet thread closes with a thank you to the team and the developers, to all those who are fighting for a better world.

Bitcoin at the Indy 500

Ed Carpenter is a proud supporter of Bitcoin, so much so that his Twitter profile picture shows laser eyes, an unmistakable message confirming his belief that sooner or later Bitcoin will reach $100,000.

The decision to have Rinus Veekay race in the Second 500-Mile Race in a Bitcoin-branded car confirms the link between sport and the world of cryptocurrencies, which is most evident in the United States, for example in the NFL.

But more importantly, it was a sign that Bitcoin’s popularity is growing and reaching the masses.


Eleonora Spagnolo

Journalist passionate about the web and the digital world. She graduated with honours in Multimedia Publishing at the University La Sapienza in Rome and completed a master's degree in Web and Social Media Marketing.

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