A wedding couple demanded Bitcoins as gifts
A couple enjoyed Bitcoin gifts & theme on their wedding
A couple in Bengaluru decided to have the Bitcoin theme based wedding. They demanded gifts from their friends, family and relatives as Bitcoins. They believed that they had made the things easy for their relatives and friends by demanding the Bitcoins as gifts from them. One has to decide what one should gift to someone and it is usually a time-taking decision. In doing so, they have reduced their friends & Relative pain to decide the gifts.
They also arranged the Bitcoin theme based wedding. In which, everything from the printing of cards to the venue was well decorated with the Bitcoin-based theme. For the theme, they used quirky posters written with Cryptocurrency taglines. They also kept the itinerary and functions based on Bitcoin. Even drinks in the functions named after some cryptocurrencies namely Ripple, Ethereum, Dash etc. Also, the invitation card was a soft copy instead of a hard copy with a QR code enabled on it which was powered by Zebpay, in the corner of every page there was a Zebpay logo.
As tech entrepreneurs, they wanted something different that is based on technology, secure and can be used in a long run in future. That is why they decided to go with the Bitcoin gifts and theme based marriage. They had an account with Coinbase, a cryptocurrency exchange in San Francisco. To make the process of gifting easy, they associated it with Zebpay, in the end, their family and friends who were from Jamshedpur and Patna became enthusiastic to know more about new technology and gifting Bitcoins. This way they have taught people how they could invest in cryptocurrency.
Their unique idea became successful when around 190 people gifted them Bitcoins among 200 sent invitations. Thus, the success rate was about 90%. At the time of gifting, Bitcoin value was around $15,000. Now, they have decided to hold it back for some time and when the price will go up they would cash out and use the money to alleviate the social cause. They decided to use the money for educating children and making them capable of earning.
Niti and Prashant, the wedding couple knew that Reserve Bank of India cannot ban the cryptocurrency at one go. It will take time to make policies regarding it and by the time any such thing comes up they would find out some solution to it.