•   
  •   
  •   

Technology Why Are Bitcoin Supporters Giving Themselves Laser Eyes? Wyoming Senator Joins Trend

00:10  20 february  2021
00:10  20 february  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

QAnon supporter from Arizona dressed in fur and horns joins storming of US Capitol

  QAnon supporter from Arizona dressed in fur and horns joins storming of US Capitol The man was seen in photographs from Washington, D.C., amid supporters of President Donald Trump who turned violent and stormed the U.S. Capitol.Angeli was seen in photographs from Washington, D.C., amid rioters who turned violent and stormed the building, causing both chambers to suspend their intended action of the day: certifying the results of the presidential election for former vice president Joe Biden.

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency are an exciting—albeit confusing—new territory for many investors. Bitcoin's popularity is made all the more confusing by a new trend in which people who seem to support and favor the crypto market have been placing red laser eyes over their profile pictures.

diagram: A screenshot shows Sen. Cynthia Lummis' new laser rays in her Twitter profile picture. © Screenshot/Twitter A screenshot shows Sen. Cynthia Lummis' new laser rays in her Twitter profile picture.

One of the people who appears to have caught many people's attention by adding glowing red over her eyes was Wyoming Senator Cynthia Lummis. The Republican's profile photo seems relatively normal save for the red laser eyes seemingly pasted over her own. A Daily Beast reporter tweeted that a Lummis staffer said that it was "a cryptocurrency thing," but did not expand on what exactly it meant.

In wake of Capitol riot, active-duty Army officer under investigation

  In wake of Capitol riot, active-duty Army officer under investigation The Army is investigating Capt. Emily Rainey’s presence at the Capitol and what she did there, said Maj. Dan Lessard. Sen. Duckworth has called for broader investigations.The Army is investigating Capt. Emily Rainey’s presence at the Capitol and what she did there, said Maj. Dan Lessard, spokesperson for 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. It is unclear if she violated any laws, he said.

The 66-year-old senator doesn't appear to have explained why she changed her profile photo, but has tweeted that she's been learning a lot about internet culture recently, responding to people who had "dunked on," or made fun of, (a term she implies that she'd learned recently) her by saying that they were "just helping to spread the word." She also responded to someone who noted that her lasers were crooked and offered to give her a fresh set of beams.

Lummis' office explained the decision in a statement to the Washington Examiner as a show of support for digital finance. "Sen. Lummis is a big supporter of digital assets and financial innovation, and the laser eyes are showing that support," the statement said.

According to cryptocurrency news site The Block, Lummis has been an advocate for bitcoin and is assigned to the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs committee.

The origin of the meme is unclear, but it seems like it's part of a campaign to raise bitcoin's worth to a $100,000 valuation, according to a comment in the bitcoin subreddit. Tweets with both #Bitcoin and #LaserRayUntil100k also seem to support this reasoning.

Mark Cuban wants to become US President - if Bitcoin rises to $ 1 million

 Mark Cuban wants to become US President - if Bitcoin rises to $ 1 million In a recent tweet, self-made billionaire Mark Cuban announced that he would run for the office of US President when Bitcoin which has reached $ 1 million. In the past, the investor was critical of Bitcoin. © Provided by Finanz.net Thomas Lohnes / Getty Images • Mark Cuban wants to be US president if Bitcoin hits $ 1 million • JPMorgan analysts expect Bitcoin to rise to $ 146,000 • Cuban shows Critical of BitcoinIn a tweet, self-made billionaire and owner of the professional basketball team "Dal

Among Twitter users who support bitcoin, there have been a few memes made about the laser eyes, celebrating their excitement and hope to reach $100,000, but also poking fun at the meme's odd nature.

Digital asset bank Avanti founder and CEO Caitlin Long wrote to Newsweek that she wasn't sure how the laser eyes meme started, but it "spread like wildfire among bitcoiners." She also theorized that social networking site Clubhouse may have played a role.

Lummis isn't the only political figure to embrace the laser eyes. Former White House Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci also changed his profile photo to show himself with laser eyes.

Newsweek reached out to Lummis' press secretary for comment.

Related Articles

  • Elon Musk Says Bitcoin 'Almost as BS' as Regular Money after Tesla Buys Cryptocurrency
  • How to Buy Bitcoin Now That It's Passed a $20,000 Valuation
  • Uber CEO Not Interested in Bitcoin Investment, Wants to 'Keep Our Cash Safe'

Start your unlimited Newsweek trial

Bitcoin as a means of diversification: BlackRock is probably venturing into cryptocurrencies .
Bitcoin is becoming more and more popular with companies and institutional investors. When the electric car manufacturer Tesla revealed its participation, it caused a positive surprise. Now asset manager BlackRock is also said to have turned to cryptocurrency. © Provided by Finanz.net MIKE CLARKE / AFP / Getty Images • BlackRock-CIO reports entry into crypto-verse • Diversification as an important component • People are looking for value storage The Bitcoin is growing more and more a serious in

usr: 3
This is interesting!