Key Takeaways

  • Crypto Twitter celebrated recent Bitcoin benchmarks with a unique meme trend.
  • Bitcoin enthusiasts are “shooting for $100,000 BTC” by adding laser eyes to their profile pictures.
  • U.S. politicians and figures like Elon Musk and Micheal Saylor have joined the movement.

Share this article

Bitcoin supporters including CEOs and politicians have changed their Twitter profile pictures to display laser eyes as a way to celebrate BTC growth.

Celebrating Bitcoin Benchmarks like Mutants

The Chairforce and GreZaj Twitter accounts first started the trend on Feb. 16 when Bitcoin crossed $50,000 for the first time. The associated hashtag for the laser eye graphics is #LaserRayUntil100K.

At the time, Bitcoin came close to $1 trillion in market capitalization, falling short of $3,700 or 7% at $50,000. BTC breached $53,700 on Friday.

Prominent crypto figures like Samson Mow, Meltem Demirors, Nic Carter, Gabor Gurbacs, Max Keizer, the Winklevoss twins, and many others have since jumped on the bandwagon.

Another Twitter account alias RD BTC posted the flash eye image on late Hal Finey’s twitter display picture. The tweet was received well within the community. Finey was the first person to receive Bitcoin from its anonymous creator and developed the code in the starting years.

Corporate Executives and Politicians

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, and Micheal Saylor, the MicroStrategy CEO, were prominent individuals outside the cryptocurrency community to adopt the laser eyes trend.

Source: Twitter

Both executives have voiced strong support for Bitcoin, with Saylor in particular paving the way for corporate adoption and higher price valuations by leading his company to convert its cash balance to BTC.

MicroStrategy has been investing in Bitcoin since September of last year and plans to add another $690 million worth of BTC to the balance sheets in future. Tesla purchased $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin in January 2021, adding further hype to the bull run.

Interestingly enough, two U.S. Congress members have also joined the laser eyes movement in support of Bitcoin.

Warren Davidson, Ohio’s 8th Congressional District representative, a long-standing supporter of Bitcoin, quickly adopted the trend. 

Sen. Cynthia Lummins, from the crypto-friendly U.S. state of Wyoming, also endorsed the flash eyes for a day following Elon Musk. She ended her one-day promotion with a note saying, “but my support for sound money continues.”

Disclosure: The author held Bitcoin at the time of press.  

Share this article