A FAT man lounging in an Essex hot tub has made enough money from bitcoin in the last three weeks to retire. But what exactly is bitcoin, and why should you spend your life savings on it? Simply put Bitcoin is dream gold, extracted from a fantasy numbers mine that can somehow be exchanged for actual money. Autumn bitcoin, it’s overseen by Blockchain, the heavily-tattooed Russian gangster and former weightlifter who rules E Block like a rod of iron.
The last guy who did, oh man. Satoshi Nakamoto, a mysterious figure variously thought to be Tesla boss Elon Musk, Neighbours actor Alan Dale, late rapper Biggie Smalls but is more likely to be Gandalf the Grey or Merlin. So far, the only verifiable fact about Nakamoto is that he was a playable character in Super Smash Bros Melee on the Nintendo Gamecube. When the alternative is trusting a load of corrupt City bastards who gambled away billions of your money in 2008 and got away scot-free, why the fuck not? But how can a dream be real? The received financial wisdom is that the moment the man in the street finds out about a sure thing is the moment to get out.
So yes, as the man in the street, now is your moment to lose everything. It could already be too late! This site is intended for over 18s only. To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads. Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices. Diane Farr was born on September 7, 1969, in New York City, New York.