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The “Bitcoin Car,” a 2013 Toyota Prius purchased for 1,000 bitcoins, will be on display at the upcoming Bitcoin 2023 conference in Miami Beach. The event will take place from May 18-20, where the car will be on display. The Bitcoin Car auction, conducted through Scarce.City, a Bitcoin auction site, began on May 10 and will end on May 20. The current owners of the car, Devin Konopa and Austin Craig, will allow Bitcoin OGs from of all. over the United States flocking to Bitcoin 2023 to tag the car ahead of its appearance at the conference.
Konopa spoke about the cultural significance of the car, saying that “this Prius represents the growth of public awareness, an acceptance of digital currency, and a significant tipping point in the Bitcoin space.” He also expressed his desire to see the car displayed in a museum one day as a symbol of the rise of Bitcoin.
The Prius has been called the “$48M Prius” by the media and the Bitcoin community because of the historical significance of its peak value, a press release announced the car’s appearance. Since its purchase, the car has been to over 30 Bitcoin events according to the announcement, and brought hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash from early Bitcoin ATMs.
The auction for the First Bitcoin Car is expected to generate huge interest among Bitcoin enthusiasts and collectors at the highly anticipated event in Miami Beach. Those who want to bid on the car can do so by visiting the FirstBitcoinCar.com website, and those who want to see the car for themselves can get tickets for Bitcoin 2023 at b.tc/conference.