An unidentified man held up a sign saying “buy bitcoin” during Fed Chair Janet Yellen‘s testimony Wednesday before the House Financial Services Committee.
Bitcoin subsequently climbed toward session highs and traded 3.5 percent higher, at $2,415, as of 1:03 p.m. ET, according to CoinDesk.
Yellen was speaking during the first round of the Fed’s semi-annual monetary policy report to Congress and the state of the economy.
Fundstrat’s Tom Lee said in a note Friday that central banks may one day buy digital currencies like bitcoin. Lee was the first major Wall Street strategist to issue a report on the cryptocurrency.
Yellen did not comment on cryptocurrency during her testimony.
The unidentified bitcoin proponent, whose stunt was visible on television, was removed from the hearing room.
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Someone held up a 'buy bitcoin' sign during Yellen's testimony to Congress