On Friday (May 15), J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series, asked Coindesk reporter Leigh Cuen to explain Bitcoin to her.

It all started when Cuen took to Twitter to say that the “most bullish signal” she had seen all week was that a female “mainstream novelist” had asked her about Bitcoin:

Marvin Ammori, a consultant for HBO show “Silicon Valeey” then replied to Cuen to say that his favorite author was Rowling.

Cuen then replied to Ammori joking telling him that she would “die” from happiness if she got pinged by Rowling:

This promoted Rowling to reply to both Cuen and Ammori to say that she wanted to learn about Bitcoin:

Naturally, this tweet by Rowling brought a huge amount of joy to the crypto community (with over 4,400 likes for Rowling’s tweet, as of 20:00 UTC on May 15), several prominent members of which took the time to reply to Rowling to explain Bitcoin to her.

One of the most detailed explanations was by Vitalik Buterin, who is the co-creator of Ethereum:

This was Cuen’s own explanation: