Oddly, “Wen Lambo” is one of the most important shirts we’ve ever made.
Wen Lambo is a crypto and stonks term more-or-less just meaning, “When am I going to get rich off these holdings?” The term has transcended meme status to display grit, determination or even a “Here we go!” proclamation when things are looking good. At Official, we think the term can be applied to anything and decided to produce a graphic that proclaims optimism and the idea of breaking free from financial stresses and into the orbit of what you aspire to. It doesn’t literally have to be a Lamborghini, it’s financial freedom, it’s time, it’s being able to afford the lifestyle you are working towards. We want all of our community to “Lambo” and made the shirt to get us there.
Here’s some “Wen Lambo” history:
In a positive perspective of the cryptocurrency community, many crypto holders saw the digital asset as a means of breaking out of their current financial struggles. They saw it as a new way to live a luxurious life and they were determined to make it happen.
In 2013, a user on online forum 4chan posted his purchase after he bought a brand new Lamborghini with Bitcoin. The buyer spent about 216 BTC ($209,000) at that time on a 2014 Lamborghini Gallardo.
The story went viral. And since then, car dealerships in the United States have found themselves having many new customers who want to exchange Bitcoin for a Lamborghini, as a trend of the new rich spending their crypto wealth on the Italian supercar.
Peter Saddington, CTO of VinWiki, who also runs The Bitcoin Pub forum, documented his Lamborghini purchase on his YouTube channel in 2017. First invested in Bitcoin in late 2011, Saddington cashed in 45 BTC to drive away with a $200,000 Lamborghini Huracan. Thanks to an early interest in cryptocurrencies, buying those 45 BTC cost Saddington less than $115.