Multiple Google services around the world went down today at around UTC 12pm – leaving millions of people around the planet with no access to their YouTube, Gmail, and Google Docs accounts – while users of decentralized tech like Bitcoin (BTC) carried on with business as usual.
Web users were left bewildered everywhere from Brazil to Birmingham as they were suddenly cut off from streaming services and remote workers unable to update Google-hosted worksheets.
By UTC 12:30, the issue appeared to have been resolved, but there was no shortage of crypto community members at hand on Twitter with some insightful comments.
One rushed in to make an opportune quip at the expense of prominent crypto cheerleader Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano, writing,
“Google just crashed. Just think that Google can crash and Bitcoin can’t! We are building a force that replicates most Google services, is decentralized, is more reliable and way more advanced [than] Google, [which] has a market cap of USD 1.2 trillion.”
And in case the whole internet goes down, there is a solution too:
We can trade paper Bitcoins like in the old days. pic.twitter.com/dF89b8zDA5
— The Crypto Dog (@TheCryptoDog) December 14, 2020
At pixel time (13:10 UTC), BTC trades at USD 19,120 and is down by 1% in a day and 0.6% in a week.