“A diamond is forever, a marriage is forever, but when was the last time anyone looked at their wedding vows?”
Entrepreneur David Mondrus posed that question to the New York Times in explaining why he and his wife, Joyce Bayo, have added their wedding vows to the Bitcoin blockchain — the secure public ledger where all bitcoin transactions are recorded.
The couple met in the Philippines. Bayo “stole his heart when she fed him pineapple on a boat,” according to the press release the couple put out to explain their blockchain vows.
The couple recorded their vows using a bitcoin ATM at Disney World last fall during the the Kingdom Bitcoin Conference. According to the release:
Blockchain marriages are ideal for couples who want to record their commitment to each other in a secure and permanent place, but whose relationship may not fit the current governmental system, or any governmental system at all. Some examples might be gay couples or polyamorous groups whose idea of marriage may not so easily conform to the current rules set by governments. Officiating this first Bitmarriage will be Jeffrey Tucker; author/publisher, and the founder of Liberty.me.
Media was invited to the wedding in the press release.
Business Insider is bummed to have missed it.