Until now, the Internet discussed intensely the possibility of some people predicting Bitcoin in the past. The latest theory, discovered by a Reddit user, is that Japanese role-playing game, Final Fantasy III, might have referred to a universal currency, back in 1990.
According to Coin Telegraph, the user spotted a Bitcoin symbol pictured on an object in the game, which looks exactly like the one used by the world’s most popular cryptocurrency.
A conspiracy taken to a new level
The user also suggests that the developers put the symbol on the bed on purpose, predicting the future major cryptocurrency’s emergence. He took things even further, suggesting that this can also be considered a very early hint to invest in the coin, as he titled his original Reddit post “When your favorite game hinted that you should have bought Bitcoin before it even existed in 1994.”
One user joined the theory and made a parallel between Gil, the currency used in Final Fantasy, also translated to Gold, and Bitcoin. Basically, what he was trying to say is that Bitcoin is the same as Gil, being a “universal currency, accepted anywhere in the Universe, through time and space.” Except the part about time and space, the parallel obviously makes sense, in some way or another.
It’s not the first time when such a parallel in made
Neal Stephenson’s “Cryptonomicon”, published back in 2002, as well as “Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom”, written by Cory Doctorow in 2003 and describing a currency like Bitcoin, are just two of the works where similarities can be found.
Finally, in 199, Milton Friedman, economist and Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences, suggested that a way of payment, through which you can buy on the Internet and transfer funds from A to B, without A knowing B or B knowing A.
On January 3, 2009, the first Bitcoin block was mined, developed under the alias of Satoshi Nakamoto, believed to be the creator of the coin. It’s the first peer-to-peer digital decentralized cryptocurrency, powered and controlled by its users.