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Blockchain Bitcoin
Creation Date November 5, 2014
Fungibility Fungible
Developer(s) Lite₿it
Artist(s) M0d3D3b0
Explorer(s) XChain
Marketplace(s) XChain OpenSea
Chat(s) Discord
Website(s) Official Site

UMBRELLA is a token minted on the Counterparty protocol on Bitcoin on November 5, 2014. It is an early example of a “Phygital” token, that planned to be redeemable for a physical orange umbrella with the iconic Bitcoin Logo “₿” printed on it.[1] UMBRELLA has a supply of 300. The image of the umbrella was attached to the token in later in 2021.

Early history

The developer Lite₿it first published his idea of creating 600 Bitcoin Umbrellas on the forum Bitcoin Talk.[2] It was was also promoted on[3] with a price of $24.99 each. At that point in time Counterparty didn't have a dispensing mechanism. Lite₿it set up a vending machine through that accepted Bitcoin in exchange for an unlimited number of the token. Despite the concept of minting a non-fungible token being very novel, no one initially bought a token.

Recent events

With the increased attention on NFTs in 2021, historical NFTs on many chains gained attention. Since the token had no accompanying image at that point of time, Lite₿it reached out to crypto artist M0d3D3b0 to create a decent artwork for the token. On October 8, 2021 the artwork was added to the tokens. It displays the symbolic character of a shiny orange umbrella representing Bitcoin, that is standing out in a crowd of ordinary gray umbrellas.

In late 2021 Lite₿it set up new dispensers on Counterparty and the tokens were quickly minted out by historical NFT collects. On December 22, 2021 a supply of 300 UMBRELLA.ORIGINS tokens was minted and given out as a dividend to hodlers. This NFT displays the fictitious backside of the UMBRELLA "card" and gives a brief description of the history of the original token written by Lite₿it. UMBRELLA.ORIGINS was issued as part of the PEPEVERSO project.


Supply and rarity

UMBRELLA was originally minted with a supply of 600 tokens. 300 UMBRELLAS were burned at Block #708708 on November 8th 2021. The physical Umbrellas are still yet to be claimed and produced, so currently all UMBRELLA tokens carry the value "unclaimed".


  1. Twitter. Published 2022. Accessed December 1, 2022.
  2. Bitcoin Umbrellas - Stand out from the crowd! [SURVEY] Pre-sale coming soon! Published 2022. Accessed December 5, 2022.
  3. Do your holiday shopping with Bitcoin this year. Published 2013. Accessed December 12, 2022.