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Bitcoin Bearwhale Backlit Edition

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by Sky

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This artwork was created by Matt Habel to commemorate the event in bitcoin history which came to be known as "The Slaying of the Bearwhale." On October 6, 2014, an unnamed investor, the so-called “bitcoin bearwhale”, dumped approximately 30,000 bitcoins onto the open market. Over the course of six hours, the price of BTC stalled at $300 until all of the coins were sold off and the bearwhale was vanquished.

This Special Edition backlit film print was made for the six year anniversary of said event.

This is an authentic print of his original digital artwork. It comes mounted in a black aluminum LED light box frame with a dimmer control.

Materials: Laser-exposed and chemically developed on duratrans backlit film. Aluminum Frame. LED backlighting.

Dimensions: 16 x 20 inches

Weight: 9 lbs

Check out our livestream with Matt as we go behind the art.

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Bidder NameAmount (in sats)Time & Date
Sky8,000,000 March 12, 2021 7:09:46 PM UTC
Bearwhale Slayer7,500,000 March 12, 2021 7:07:20 PM UTC
Sky6,500,000 March 12, 2021 6:53:16 PM UTC
Bearwhale Slayer6,000,000 March 12, 2021 6:51:40 PM UTC
Sky5,000,000 March 12, 2021 6:50:33 PM UTC
Bearwhale Slayer3,500,000 March 12, 2021 6:48:45 PM UTC
Sky3,200,000 March 12, 2021 6:41:17 PM UTC
Bearwhale Slayer3,000,000 March 12, 2021 4:19:13 PM UTC
Dustin D. TrammellVerified2,600,000 March 12, 2021 3:51:15 PM UTC
Sky2,500,000 March 12, 2021 1:11:50 PM UTC
nathanw10142,400,000 March 12, 2021 11:37:15 AM UTC
bradmillscan2,200,000 March 12, 2021 4:11:58 AM UTC
nathanw10142,100,000 March 12, 2021 4:10:13 AM UTC
Dustin D. TrammellVerified1,300,000 March 12, 2021 2:29:26 AM UTC
Rare Scrilla the Auction KillaVerified1,200,000 March 12, 2021 1:06:59 AM UTC
coinableS1,000,000 March 11, 2021 9:53:57 PM UTC
Lord Chase700,000 March 11, 2021 8:22:24 PM UTC
Rare Scrilla the Auction KillaVerified600,000 March 11, 2021 7:59:12 PM UTC
cryptograffitiVerified500,000 March 11, 2021 7:48:38 PM UTC
ctramountVerified300,000 March 11, 2021 7:47:01 PM UTC

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