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This is the true story about a man who invested $3,000 in Bitcoin in October 2010 and now travels the world on his profits. He paid just over $0.15 per Bitcoin, giving him slightly under 20,000. He did not expect much of a return, it was a very long shot.

By 2013 he couldn’t believe how quickly his investment was appreciating; “It started rising by 10% or more every day”. When the price hit $350, he sold 2,000 of his early stock; when the price hit $800, he sold 2,000 more. The following week he quit his job and left on a round-the-world trip.

You can read more about this fascinating story on Forbes.com. This man (who remains without a name) has apparently accrued $25 million in profits so far and has been travelling the world ever since.

According to Forbes, he still has a balance of 1,000.00 BTC, worth over $4 million as of 19th August 2017 and which is now worth over $8 million as Bitcoin has doubled in the last 6 months.

Is Mr Bitcoin selling? “When the price reaches $150,000… I really do think it will get there…”

Should Everyone Buy Bitcoin?

If the Bitcoin man is right, and a $8,000 investment today will eventually grow to $150,000, then you do the math.

Seeing as Bitcoin seems to be on a roll, with a current price of around $8000 and predictions of Bitcoin being worth $100,000 – $2 million over the next 5-10 years, it might be just the time to jump on this bandwagon. It is worth noting that investing in cryptocurrencies remains a gamble but you can start small and if you simply invest coffee money ($10-$20), you have little to lose. One the most educated articles I have read trying to make sense of Bitcoin can be found on Moneyweek.

If you do decide to buy Bitcoin, make sure you set it up using a coinbase referral link like mine. Once you buy or sell $100 USD (£76) of digital currency or more, you will get $10 USD (£7) of free Bitcoin (as will your referrer, which on the link above would be me). I have also found Bitcoin to be a great way of boosting my airline miles. To the moon…

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