Meet the first Bitcoin billionaire

Bitcoin, the encrypted virtual currency that began in 2009 and reached $1 billion in total value last week, continues to attract headlines as a social media user who goes by the handle of  “The Bitcoin Billionaire” has been giving away over $13,000 worth of the cyber money to complete strangers.

Business Insider reports the person has been tipping Reddit users in the last few hours with extremely generous amounts of Bitcoins:

But —just like in real life— most good things come to an end. As of 5 hours ago the Reddit user ended his donation spree with a quote from US American physician, author, and former politician Ron Paul:

Read more about it here.

Hat Tip Joseph Weisenthal @TheStalwart