An out-of-town customer who claimed to be involved in cryptocurrency left Mariana Lambert, a server in Pennsylvania, USA, a gratuity of about 3,000 dollars on a restaurant order for USD 13.25. Eric Smith visited Alfredo’s Cafe, and manager Zachary Jacobson was there when he did. According to Jacobson, Smith was “simply trying to give back to the community” because he is “originally from the area.” The enormous tip, which Jacobson claims “truly helped out” Lambert, who has been working at the Scranton eatery for around two years, has brought tears of pleasure to the waitress. Similar to their counterparts in many other nations, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe negative influence on the US restaurant industry, costing many of them their employment and considerable amounts of income. Even if the tip was given in fiat money, cryptocurrency investors use tips given in bitcoin (BTC) and other coins to spread awareness of crypto worldwide and encourage others who have not yet begun using and investing in cryptoassets. After a video of a cryptocurrency fan tipping an Argentinian waitress in bitcoin went viral in March, he gained notoriety. The customer carefully explained to the perplexed waitress how she could receive a bitcoin tip of USD 20, or approximately BTC 0.00524 at the time, in a matter of seconds. What should I do with this now? It was her. The clearly hodler friend of the customer responds with some financial guidance, “You hold it for 20 years.”
Sam Bankman-Fried, the CEO of FTX, has changed his mind about his plan to spend up to or even more than $1 billion on political donations before the 2024 US presidential election. Back in May, the 30-year-old billionaire said he planned to give “north of $100 million” in the next presidential election and had a “soft ceiling” of $1 billion to fund the US Democratic Party’s 2024 presidential election campaign. But in a surprising turn of events, Bankman-Fried called his statement a “dumb quote” and said he was careless. This week, Bankman-Fried said on Politico’s Morning Money podcast, “That was a dumb quote.” “I think some of my messages were sloppy and didn’t make sense.” This year, Bankman-Fried has already spent almost $40 million on political action committees and campaigns, with most of that money going to the Democratic party and its candidates. He was one of the people who gave the most money to help Joe Biden run for president in 2020. “Once you’ve told voters what you want to say, there’s not much else you can do” Bankman-Fried said. “You can spend more time, money, messages, or anything else on it, but you won’t get anything more done.” Bankman-Fried had previously said that if Donald Trump ran for president again, he would spend up to $1 billion to stop him from getting back into the White House. He did not say if he would donate again in the run-up to the 2024 election. After a recent rush of investments, Bankman-Fried Backdrops During the recent crypto meltdown, which began with the crash of the Terra ecosystem, Bankman-Fried became known as the king of bailouts. In the past few months, the CEO has spent a lot of money to keep the digital asset industry going strong. He has saved more than one crypto company to stop a wider spread of the problem. Among other things, he bought a 7.6% stake in the top stock trading app Robinhood and bought Canadian crypto trading platform Bitvo and Embed Financial Technologies. His exchange, FTX, just said that it would buy the assets of crypto lender Voyager Digital for $1.4 billion. Voyager Digital filed for bankruptcy in July.
Parliamentary documents have shown that former UK prime minister Boris Johnson got a £1 million gift from a cryptocurrency investor in Thailand. Boris Johnson Ltd., the firm Johnson heads, received the donation from Christopher Harborne, according to the register of interests issued on Friday, January 13. It also revealed that Johnson made the aforementioned sum for a speech delivered at Singaporean blockchain firm ParallelChain Lab. As reported by Protos, Digifinex investor and Brexit funder Chakrit Sakunkrit hides behind the alias Christopher Harborne. Sakunkrit reportedly contributed fifteen million pounds to the Leave campaign. A person close to Johnson has suggested that the funds will be used to help him in his role as a former prime minister, rather than for any future political endeavors. The administration was likewise careful to distinguish between donations to the former prime minister and donations to the office. They said that Johnson did not personally benefit from the £1 million donation, but rather that it went to his office. Since leaving office in July 2022, Boris Johnson is said to have earned approximately £1 million from speeches, while the CEO of machinery giant JCB reportedly gave more than £20,000 to help pay for his wedding.