Why did Spicer tweet a bitcoin transaction code?

Today, Louise Mensch broke an important story.

In January, Sean Spicer made some weird tweets that appeared to just be jumbles of numbers. Most of us, including politico assumed that Spicer ignorantly made a silly mistake and twice tweeted his twitter password.

But Louise Mensch and guest poster Laurelei Bailey broke today that I t was in fact, a bitcoin password.
From Patribotics blog
Text: n9y25ah7

Timestamp: 2017-01-26 21:57:19

This is part of a bitcoin transaction. From bitcoin address 19FkmhHEzgCXKfALXhahuCTDVcRnxT41MK to bitcoin address 1MNDjuPfXt3B66cWPaC17qFLkwd3usufT5 in the amount of 1.13 USD

The money came to the sending account 3 days before, for the exact sum of 1.14 USD at the time of this writing, .01 USD was used for the transaction itself. (I use USD value here for the sake of clarity, but technically bitcoin is counted in BTC and the fractions of bitcoin this represents is too unwieldy to bother with.).

Bitcoin is defined as “a type of digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank.”

This brings up a lot of questions. Why is Spicer using an obsure digital currency? Why is he posting transaction ID’s on twitter?  Was he talking to the Russians?


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