Why Bitcoin Is Called Honey Badger

If Bitcoin would be any animal, it would be the honey badger. The honey badger is notorious for its strength, resilience and toughness. A honey badger having a bad day has been known to aggressively intimidate lions and hyenas. Bee stings, snake bites and porcupine quills rarely penetrate a honey badger’s skin.

Roger Ver, an early promoter in the Bitcoin world, paid $1,500 a month to have a billboard brandishing a honey badger Bitcoin ad along Santa Clara’s Lawrence Expressway with the words “The Honey Badger of Money.”