Although based in the North Pole, Santa spends much of his December touring the world and appears on numerous themed holidays in the run-up to Christmas Eve. As payment for these encounters, Santa has long been known to accept tips in a variety of different currencies, assets, and edible treats. This year, Santa Claus is adding Bitcoin (BTC) to its list of accepted payment methods.
A global service called HireSanta is now letting people book a Santa Claus artist in exchange for Bitcoin, according to one post from the company’s website:
“There are several ways HireSanta can accept Bitcoin as payment for Santa’s services, you can send Bitcoin directly to our Coinbase account or you can do it via Paypal depending on how you store your Bitcoin.”
Almost a year has passed since the generous man with a belly like a bowl full of jelly took out his last naughty and nice list. John McAfee topped the naughty list last year for his tactical evasion from US authorities. Craig Wright was also listed as a likely coal receiver. Wright, who stubbornly claims to be the creator of Bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto, brought several charges of libel against famous industry people, including Peter McCormack, host of the What Bitcoin Did podcast.
The nice 2019 list brought in some good guys and girls, including Keith Mali Chung, who returned about $ 80,000 in Bitcoin to the owner after an accidental transaction. The nice list also included schoolgoers in Uganda who received food funded by Binance as part of an initiative of its charity wing.
With the Christmas period in full swing, crypto broker Bitcoin Suisse recently installed two holiday-themed BTC ads at Zurich’s main train station in Zurich, Switzerland.