Bitcoin Roller Coaster Guy

History of the Bitcoin Roller Coaster Guy

My name is Marcus, and I created the Bitcoin Roller Coaster animated gif in early 2013. The inspiration came from all the talk of the price being a roller coaster ride. I posted it publicly in a few places: on my comic site, on the bitcointalk forums, and on reddit. He has since become widely popular in the Bitcoin community but the initial response was not great. On reddit it was downvoted to 0 and that’s where it remains!
first reddit post of bitcoin roller coaster guy

People Began Sharing

Not too long after I created and shared the original other people began sharing it. In November of 2013 he made an appearance on bitcoinity as seen below.

bitcoinity with roller coaster

Fans Modified

In 2014 fans of the gif began modifying it to suit the current price trend. 2014 into the beginning of 2015 was a major downturn in price as marked by these fan modified versions below.

Looking Up

In mid-2015 things started looking up. The gifs were turned around.

r/Bitcoin Coaster Madness

On January 6, 2017 the front page of r/Bitcoin went mad with the roller coaster. It was a really fun day full of ups and downs.

reddit madness
The following day RT tweeted the original gif promoting a story about Bitcoin.

3D printed bitcoin coaster

Coaster in 3D

On September 8, 2017 user, rgremill, posted his 3D printed Bitcoin Roller Coaster to reddit. I thought this was so awesome I contacted him, and he was gracious enough to print one and mail it to me!


Coaster Painting

In March 2018 artist 1Dq did a painting of the Bitcoin Roller Coaster Guy as seen here.

Bitcoin Roller Coaster Gal cosplay

Cosplay Coaster Gal

At Dragon Con 2019 this super smart lady did cosplay as the Bitcoin Roller Coaster meme! This costume is superb! Look at how cleverly she achieved this greatness. More info can be found on Stinger Universe.

There’s No Stopping BTC

This energizing video is a mash up of memes and pictures posted by Michael Goldstein in March 2020. It features Queen’s song Don’t Stop Me Now. Of course it also features a few versions of your favorite coaster guy.

2020 Return To Drawing the Bitcoin Guy

The 2020 Halving

In May 2020 I drew and animated a new Bitcoin Guy for the first time in a long time. This new animation was to celebrate the 2020 Bitcoin Halving. I originally posted on Twitter and Brainless Tales, but he also lives on this website as well.

first sold art

First Original Bitcoin Art I’ve Sold

In November 2020 I sold my first original Bitcoin art to my friend Mandrik. He has since placed it on his Bitcoin art wall which is quite impressive.

After that sale I began posting new Roller Coaster Guy art on Twitter.

New Website for Roller Coaster Guy

In late 2020 I launched the first version of this site on a different URL. Then in early 2021 I upgraded the site to the current URL. I moved and expanded this history page from the old Brainless Tales Bitcoin page.

Thanks for coming to visit. Hodl on and enjoy the ride my friend!

Interviews and Podcasts

Learn more about what makes Marcus tick by listening to or watching appearances on podcasts.

Interviews and Podcasts