Auction for the First Bitcoin Car
Auction for the First Bitcoin Car
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The First Bitcoin Car: Get Behind the Wheel of History
This is not just a car.
It's a story. It's a piece of history. It's a LEGEND.
And this is your chance to become part of the Bitcoin Car legend.
So what makes this car so legendary?
In 2013, Bitcoin developer Rassah sold 1,000 Bitcoin to buy this Prius, which at the time was equivalent to about $22,000. This and the Bitcoin Pizza were the first notable purchases involving Bitcoin and shortly after this, Bitcoin exploded on the scene as a legitimate and accepted store of value.
The car became a symbol of the turning point in Bitcoin history.
And although the infamous Bitcoin Pizza box is long gone, the "$48M Prius" still remains... and you could be its next owner.
This car has been on quite the journey. Since 2013, it's been to over 30 Bitcoin events and has transported hundreds of thousands of dollars of cash from early Bitcoin ATMS. In 2021, it sustained some damage in an accident but has since risen from the ashes to resume its place in crypto history.
A Multi-Sig Event:
Bitcoin OGs from all across the country have descended on Miami to tag the car, turning the historic Prius into a museum-worthy mobile masterpiece.
Who will end up holding the keys?
Will a group of Bitcoin enthusiasts go in on a DAO to own the car?
Will it be preserved in a museum?
Will a prominent crypto exchange claim it as their own?
Will it sit in the garage of a Bitcoin king or queen?
You tell us…
Original News Articles:
The First Car Purchased With Bitcoin Is Now the World's Most Expensive Prius -- Coindesk
The $48 Million Toyota Prius, and Other Cars Bought in Bitcoin Worth a Fortune Today -- The Drive
Man Who Bought First Ever Car With 1,000 Bitcoin (BTC) Gives Update on Toyota Prius Purchase -- BitcoinExchangeGuide
The $48 Million Toyota Prius, and Other Cars Bought in Bitcoin Worth a Fortune Today -- CarsRadars
The $48 Million Toyota Prius -- AutoRacing
1000 Bitcoin Used To Buy This $23k Toyota Prius In 2013 Is Now Equivalent To $48.6m Today -- AutoJosh
You may remember this car up for auction last year on Scarce.City. At the time, the car had been totaled in an accident, yet it was still able secure a top bid. We were however unable to complete the sale because the DMV is run by the government and there were several delays in getting the title ready for sale.
This however is great news for you, because the car has now only been fully restored and the title is all squared away. This year, we've also been asking Bitcoin legends in the space to autograph the car representing the core value of Vires in Numeris. This historic piece of Bitcoin history is finally ready to find its new owner.
In a tribute to the Bitcoin movement and its champions advocating for a decentralized future, the $48M Prius is being signed by esteemed Bitcoin OGs worldwide. This act further solidifies the car's status as a living legend and a symbol of Bitcoin's remarkable
At Bitcoin2023 we witnessed a remarkable moment as David Bailey, CEO of BTC Inc. and Bitcoin Magazine, added his signature to the infamous $48M Prius, joining the ranks of Bitcoin legends such as Tone Vays, Andreas Antonopolous, David Ripley, Rassah, Samson Mow, Lyn Ulbricht, Johnny Dollar, Pepnardo, Eryka Gemma, Scott Talon, Bruce Fenton, Daniel Polotsky, Joseph Shine, Paul Stortz, and more.
You can find videos of many of the signatures on our Twitter.
The winning bidder of the auction will receive a commemorative 1 of 1 NFT, along with the honor of adding their signature to this significant piece of Bitcoin history.
All bidders will also receive an exclusive auction NFT after placing a bid, to be distributed post-auction.
These NFTs will be minted via counterparty on the Bitcoin blockchain.
- The purpose of this auction is to find a safe forever home for this historically significant car where it will be diligently preserved for future generations. Any bids that are placed with the intention of obtaining the car for nefarious or destructive purposes will be rendered null and void.
- This auction is strictly for the physical car. Current owners reserve all rights to the likeness, name, image, licensing, and any other intellectual property that is related to the First Bitcoin Car. The auction winner will receive a license to use the car and likeness exclusively for their own personal promotional purposes without any restrictions or additional costs if they desire. Any other entities wanting to use the likeness, name, or image of the car for commercial or promotional purposes would need to obtain a license to do so from the current sellers, not the auction winner.
This Lot Includes:
2011 Toyota Prius
- Color: White
- Mileage: 168,000 miles
- Shipping: Car can be shipped at the bidder's expense
- Accident History: Involved in an accident in 2021 - Restored in 2022
- Title Type: Salvage
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