Agree or not, demonetisation, which was introduced in the Indian economy back in 2016 was definitely a highlight in the history of the entire Indian economy. Be at the urge of bringing back the black money or hitting the cash deposits of illegal traders, one place which was the most affected one due to the implementation of demonetisation was the cash gifts which where supposed to be given to the newly wed brides and grooms during their reception parties.
This might sound funny, but it has been seen that after that incident, numerous brides and grooms were in the favour of a wedding ceremony where the gifts would be accepted digitally, mainly by cryptocurrencies. This event led to the creation of a concept known as cryptocurrency weddings.
Niti Shree and Prashant Sharma, the First Bitcoin Couple
Practically, this sounded a bit crazy, but it was not until the wedding of Prashant Sharma and Niti Shree did everyone believe that cryptocurrency wedding is indeed a possible affair. To be honest, their wedding was, perhaps, the world’s first Bitcoin wedding where all the guests and invitees were requested to bless the newly weds with cryptocurrencies. And to smoothen down the things, they even mentioned a step-by-step guide to donate fractions of Bitcoins through various cryptocurrency wallets.
Why a Bitcoin Wedding?
When asked about this innovative idea, the newlyweds were out of laugh and mentioned that such a cryptocurrency wedding saved the guests a lot of time and hassle to find the correct gift for the ceremony. Apart from that, it also reduced in North of pollution and personal dissatisfaction and receiving some improper gifts.
If stats are to be believed, it was later revealed that approximately 95% of the invitees opted to take a healthy part in such an event and donated and gifted the newlyweds with fractions of Bitcoins.
So, what does the future hold for Cryptocurrency Weddings?
According to some popular wedding planners, this trend has spread like a jungle fire and about 50% to 60% of their clients enquire about such a wedding planning. Apart from cryptocurrencies, the newlyweds are also open for gifts through wire transfers, wallet payment or other digital platform transactions.
So, whatever be the results, such an innovative idea of cryptocurrency weddings is here to stay and we are definitely going to hear about them a lot in the coming years.