One student is $25,000 richer thanks to a simple sign and the generosity of strangers. The student was in Auburn, Alabama for the taping of ESPN's College GameDay ahead of the Auburn/Alabama instant classic that played out on Saturday night. When the camera panned over the crowd, the student held up his sign, which read, "HI MOM SEND" above a QR code and a picture of the Bitcoin symbol.
Within hours, people in the deep Internet had enhanced the QR code to figure out the guy's Bitcoin wallet address. Then the Bitcoins started pouring in.