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The Indian wedding that bet on Bitcoin..OMG

At the point when Prashant Sharma and Niti Shree were intending to wed, they chose to request something uncommon as a wedding present - the digital money, Bitcoin. 

The couple, who live in the south Indian city of Bangalore, are organizers of a computerized start-up and a considerable lot of their companions likewise work for innovation organizations. "So we thought of blending innovation with gifting for the future," said Mr Sharma. "We disclosed it to our folks and they were extremely open." 

The wedding occurred on 9 December, only four days after India's national bank issued its third cautioning alerted financial specialists against purchasing Bitcoins. 

In any case, that didn't appear to demoralize their loved ones.

Prashant Sharma and Niti Shree received Bitcoin as a wedding gift from nearly all their guests    Source- KASIF MASOOD

What is Bitcoin? 

There are two key qualities of Bitcoin: it is computerized and it is viewed as an elective money. 

Not at all like the notes or coins in your pocket, it generally exists on the web. 

Also, Bitcoin isn't printed by governments or conventional banks. 

A little yet developing the number of organizations, including Expedia and Microsoft, acknowledge Bitcoins - which work like virtual tokens. 

In any case, by far most of the clients now purchase and offer them as a budgetary speculation.

Only 15 of the nearly 200 wedding guests gave the happy couple "traditional gifts". Mr Sharma estimates they received Bitcoin worth 100,000 rupees ($1,559; £1,169).
"The concept is good," said one relative who gifted them Bitcoin but did not wish to reveal his name. "I am sure its acceptance will improve though many governments may not like it now."
"Prashant and Niti did not decide on Bitcoin as a gift in the last couple of weeks," said Ravi Shankar, another guest. "It was planned a couple of months ago."
The recent surge in the price of Bitcoin has led many to wonder if it is a bubble.
Mr Sharma said this did not worry him much.

Bitcoin is a form of digital currency that exists online     Source -GETTY IMAGES
"On the off chance that you purchase a remark it later when you are making an air pocket. We purchased Bitcoin in light of the fact that we needed to perceive how this innovation pushes ahead," he said. 
"Bitcoin isn't the main thing that has potential. Blockchain innovation is the genuine article," he included. 
Blockchain, the innovation supporting Bitcoin, is a technique for recording information - an advanced record of exchanges, understandings, and contracts. Many banks have said it could change the eventual fate of money related exchanges. 
                                       What is blockchain and how does it work?
"The problematic capability of blockchain innovation is huge to the point that it just can't be restricted," Mr. Sharma said. 
Specialists say they can comprehend why controllers are concerned. 
"Controllers find that there isn't sufficient straightforwardness in the possession and administration of digital money," said Pranjal Sharma, a monetary expert. 
"It isn't that they are stiff necked or standard. Governments simply need to be cautious." 
Mr. Sharma said he and his better half will offer the Bitcoins they have gotten to subsidize activities that instruct underprivileged kids.

Source -BBC