Rolls Royce, the British luxury car company, has announced a line of cars hosting blockchain puzzles, shortly after Lamborghini revealed a yacht, as crypto and blockchain experts now have something new to save up for, a line of techie-style Rolls Royce cars, each complete with a cryptographic puzzle.
As crypto prices pop off, participants may begin asking “When Rolls?” instead of the popular phrase, “When Lambo?“
It has been reported that Rolls Royce’s website now shows limited details of its new 50 car lineup, leaving a fair bit of detail to the imagination.
However, the car line’s label, Wraith Kryptos, comes from Greek origin relating to something hidden, while the cars themselves give a number of shoutouts to cryptology, a term synonymous with cryptography.
Rolls said on its website:
“Hidden in plain sight on each Wraith Kryptos is a coded message, denoted by ciphers developed in absolute secrecy at Goodwood, the Home of Rolls-Royce.”
The website detailed that the cryptic website details name an upcoming “cryptographic challenge,” with entrance into the vehicle necessary for solving the puzzle, as Rolls designed many aspects of the car around digital and cryptographic themes.
Rolls Royce unveiled a #blockchain $crypto car line after Lamborghini announced a pricy yacht, which @officalmcafee said is not a superyacht, @benjaminpirus reports. https://t.co/AeDN8RxHut — Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) July 7, 2020
The phrase “When Lambo?” often uttered in the crypto space referring to participants essentially asking when asset prices will fly, making holders millions. However, the phrase might now take on new meaning, as the prestigious sports car company recently revealed a yacht.
Known as Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63, according to Lamborghini’s website, Lamborghini’s new yacht was built in collaboration with The Italian Sea Group while giving a nod to the Italian car brand’s 1963 foundation.
Similarly, according to details from Car and Driver, priced at more than $3 million, the yacht totals 63 feet in length, with 2,000 horsepower.
On the other hand, John McAfee is not impressed with the product.
“A 63 foot boat cannot possibly be called a “superyacht. It is a tiny boat and would be cramped with even four people.”
“Superyachts start at about 140 feet, with crew quarters for eight to 15 crew members, full dining rooms, salons that can seat 20 or more, small movie theaters, exercise rooms, 8 or more spacious staterooms, hot tubs, restaurant sized kitchens (gallies), massage rooms, 3 or more decks, and frequently carry smaller boats for sporting around – some of which are as big as the Lamborghini boat.”
Thus, McAfee called the effort “utterly ridiculous” by noting that the market holds better bang for customer dollars elsewhere.