BTC-ECHO had already reported on the Lightning Torch, a kind of Olympic flame for bitcoin enthusiasts. In particular, the difficulties of sending Satoshis from the US to Iran sparked controversy in the scene. Despite the adversities, the Torch finally reached Persian realms.
Now all political hurdles seem to have been overcome. Because after the LNTrustChain still circulated a little within Iran, she promptly sent Twitter user Sam Abbassi to Israel and sent a political message together with the Satoshis.
Now the Satoshis are in the hands of the Bitcoin Embassy in Tel Aviv. But that’s not all. The Bitcoin evangelists seem to have just begun. For under the tweet of Sam Abbassi the community immediately demanded the transmission to the West Bank, respectively Gaza.
The narrative of the limitless currency, which can act against any political calculation, seems intact again. After all, after the US government’s effective sanctions on Iran, that picture went awry.
The desire to send the Lightning Torch to Palestine did not correspond to the Bitcoin Embassy in Israel. It was decided to send the Satoshis against the demands of the community to Prague to Slush Pool.
Also published on Medium.