A physical bitcoin, a Casascius brass token that was created in 2011, is selling on eBay for $99,000, a listing on July 1 shows.
The seller says they made the purchase back in 2012 and have kept it in their safe since then, adding: “Only a few hundred remains in the ENTIRE world.”
According to the Ebay listing, the coin is loaded with one BTC that has not been redeemed, and all of the seals remain intact.
Payment can be made in crypto or cash, and the seller says they will also consider trading it for real estate. However, the listing adds that “Cars and boats = no.”
Casascius bitcoins were invested by a crypto enthusiast in the early 2010s as a collectible that contained real cryptocurrency. The man behind the concept stopped selling them in November 2013.