Add this to the “Florida Man” list, except this time if the news is proven true, it was a 17-year-old from Tampa. At first sight, what may have been bad publicity for bitcoin only turned out to be the opposite. Once again, centralized systems failed from one single point of attack, and bitcoin’s decentralized nature highlights why we can’t trust centralized systems.

For those who are still skeptical, Jack Dorsey the CEO of Twitter has one word in his bio, “#Bitcoin.”

Many of you know that I was one of the accounts targeted in the hack, and was without Twitter for a few days. In an even more interesting twist, the State Attorney in Hillsborough County (Tampa) who is investigating and prosecuting the case is my best friend from childhood, Andrew Warren. What were the odds of that!?