Artwork inspired by bitcoin's 'BearWhale'

Enter the BearWhale

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After someone placed a $9 million sell limit order for 30,000 bitcoins on Sunday, the cryptocurrency community has begun to mythologize the incident. Calling the mysterious seller the "BearWhale," bitcoin enthusiasts and traders took to the Internet to commemorate the perceived battle against a big show of bearishness. Here are some of the works of art that sprung up in the days after the order was filled.

—By CNBC's Everett Rosenfeld
Posted 9 Oct. 2014

The Bitcoin 'BearWhale.'
Billy Mabrey

This image depicts the bitcoin community slaying the "BearWhale" trader.

Credit: Billy Mabrey

Billy Mabrey

The composition was based on the bitcoin price chart from the Bitstamp exchange where the "battle" against the so-called BearWhale took place.

Credit: Billy Mabrey

pilaf | Reddit

Different versions of the so-called BearWhale have emerged within the bitcoin community.

Credit: Reddit user pilaf

kriegkopf | Reddit

This is one artist's rendering of the early Monday bitcoin trades.

Credit: Reddit user kriegkopf

soundofthesun | Reddit

A former political cartoonist even tried his hand at depicting the Oct. 6 bitcoin trades involving the so-called BearWhale.

Credit: Reddit user soundofthesun