Bitcoin service provider BTCC has introduced its new line of titanium physical bitcoins. BTCC Mint coins provide bitcoin enthusiasts, coin hobbyists, and the wider public with collectible physical forms of bitcoin. The inaugural issue of BTCC Mint coins is the 2016 One Bitcoin V Series, a titanium physical bitcoin with a private key worth one bitcoin attached to it.
Chief executive officer, Bobby Lee commented: “Launching our own physical bitcoins is a significant achievement for BTCC. The coins we issued today are unique collectibles aimed at exciting public interest in bitcoin. We chose spacecraft-grade titanium for our coins as it is the only metal with characteristics that best represent bitcoin — strong, light, and durable. V Series coins also express our aspirations for a future in which everyone uses bitcoin.”
BTCC Mint is offering physical coins with uncirculated bitcoins. These brand new bitcoins are part of the remaining 5.4 million bitcoins that will eventually be issued.
Samson Mow, BTCC’s chief operating officer, remarked: “We are the only company that provides customers with physical bitcoins that come straight from the block rewards in coinbase transactions. Our physical bitcoins contain pristine bitcoins that have no transaction history, mined directly from our mining pool.”
The obverse of the One Bitcoin coin features the bitcoin currency symbol combined with the BTCC logo. The laurels encasing the two symbols indicate BTCC’s view of the superiority of bitcoin over fiat currencies and vision of a future world in which everyone uses bitcoin. Inscriptions on the obverse are “BTCC MINT,” “ONE BITCOIN,” “V Series,” “2016,” and “Titanium.”
On the reverse of the One Bitcoin are two stars to represent the generation number of the bitcoin block reward. Currently, the coins have two stars; after the second block halving in July 2016, they will have three stars. Inscriptions on the reverse are “IN CRYPTO WE TRUST,” “1,000,000 BITS.” The reverse of each coin also includes a hologram sticker, which securely encapsulates the coin’s private key in a tamper-proof way.