75th VE Day anniversary, celebration during the Covid-19 pandemic and the Bitcoin price surge

75th VE Day anniversary, celebration during the Covid-19 pandemic and the Bitcoin price surge

By PVMihalache | Mind Puzzle | 8 May 2020

8th of May, generally known as VE Day, is the day when we celebrate the unconditional surrender of the Nazi armed force, marking the end of World War II. In 1945, after the announcement, more than one million people celebrated in the streets throughout the UK to mark the end of the European part of the war. In London, crowds gathered in Trafalgar Square and the Mall, all the way to the Buckingham Palace, where King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Winston Churchill appeared before the cheering crowds.

Today we celebrate the 75th anniversary, and even if the UK remains in lock-down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, celebration (with social distancing) and good vibes are expected. Two minute silence were kept at 11 AM and the nation will wait for the Queen speech in the evening. Many events are planed during the day but public gatherings have been cancelled.


Key events of VE Day celebrations:

  • 11:00: A national moment of remembrance and a two-minute silence
  • 14:45: In a special programme on BBC One, extracts from Churchill's victory speech to the nation announcing the end of the war in Europe will be broadcast
  • 14:55: Solo buglers, trumpeters and cornet players will be invited to play the Last Post from their homes
  • 15:00: As Churchill's speech is broadcast, people will be invited to stand up and raise a glass in a national toast, saying: "To those who gave so much, we thank you"
  • 21:00: The Queen's pre-recorded address will be broadcast on BBC One. It will be her second televised message during the Covid-19 outbreak
  • 21:30: Spotlights will light up the sky in Portsmouth to recall the experience of blackouts during the war. 

The pre-recorded message from the Queen will be broadcast on BBC One at 21:00 - the exact moment her father, King George VI, gave a radio address 75 years ago.

Also a big "Thank you!" to Captain Tom Moore for his service during WWII and the record breaking fundraising. Hope you had an amazing 100th years birthday. Kind regards and best wishes!


As people are celebrating in lock-down and respecting social distancing, maybe with a pitcher of Pimm's or in front of the BBQ, the Bitcoin's price surged over £8000 several times during the day, and $10,000 (approximately £8080).

The BTC price started VE Day at £7566, slowly gaining power in the morning and peaking at £8150 during the morning. Usual ups and downs at midday and many hours of hovering close to £8000.


Between midday and 2 PM, the price went to £7994, fluctuating from £8043, dropping at £7921, than recovering slowly. 


Bigger fluctuations for the next hour, with lows of £7622 and highs of £8150, matching to the morning peak. The price consolidated over £8000.


Up to 4 PM, the price per unit showed some stability, staying over £8000, and raising by 1%. If the price will follow the same pattern for the rest of the day, than the Bitcoin price will finish VE Day comfortably above £8000, and probably will start the weekend around the value of £8200


May the odds be ever in your favour and the Bitcoin surge price generate wealth and happiness!



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