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Erik Finman Botangle After 100k bitcoin score, 15-year-old creates startup

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IamA High School drop out that had a million dollar bet with his parents that if I made a million before I'm 18. I did not have to go to college! I won! AMA!

Hello Reddit!
You may have seen me at the top of /technology the other day and I got a lot of messages telling me to do an IAMA about this article on CNBC so here I am!
So I made a bet with my parents that if I turned 18 and was a millionaire, my parents wouldn't force me to go to college. I’m proud to say I won that bet! Thanks to some clever investments, making money from projects, and as is the case with everyone who has any kind of success (or even failure) a little bit of luck.
Here’s the story of how it happened:
When I was 12 years old in May 2011, my older brother showed me this technology that I fell in love with and found fascinating. The technology was called Bitcoin.
At that stage in life I had a $1000 saved up, solely a gift from my Grandma to use for my scholarship fund. It did not go to my scholarship fund. I asked my brother to help me put it into Bitcoin at $12 because I knew it would be huge in someway. At that point I had about a 100 bitcoins.
I continued to do ‘day trading’ buying low and selling high over the coming years as well and reinvesting the money.
Fast forward to when I was 14 in high school I was not enjoying school. I was in a small town in Idaho living on a llama farm. So the quality of the school system, was let’s say, not the highest grade. I found the classes to be boring, valuable to some people, but at least for me boring and teaching me in a way that didn’t make sense to me. Lessons that did not seem applicable in my life.
My teachers would constantly criticize people in the classroom. Especially me.
One teacher told me to drop out and work at McDonald's because that was all I would amount to for the rest of my life.
Another would force us to read other student’s grades out to the rest of the class to shame them for failing.
Another roasted me (me in particular) for the full hour of class. No teaching. It was literally the “Roast of Erik Finman”. Which now seems kind of funny actually but still very bad to do.
I went to a summer program to prepare me for the next year and found the best teacher ever in my life that changed my life who was from the UK. I got an A+ in advanced physics when I got a C- in basic physics the previous year.
With that knowledge. Since I didn’t have access to good teachers in my small town in Idaho. I wanted to fix it. So I learned how to code and created an educational website that would allow you to connect with Tutors/Teachers/Mentors online over video chat to teach you any subject you wanted to learn. You could search for Spanish. And find someone to teach you from Ecuador. You could type in programming and you’d find a CS college student that is trying to pay tuition by doing this on the side. Or a retired expert who is a veteran in his field that just wants to impart his knowledge onto others.
It became very popular in the local community! I told my teachers about it, but they did not like it because it felt like competition. Maybe they thought they might have to do better?
At this point I was 15 and this got some initial traction and I was using it to teach myself.
I asked my parents to let me drop out of High School to focus on this because I was miserable in school.
They agreed and were supportive, but they made a bet with me that I can drop out of High School, but I have to go to college if I don’t make a million dollars by the age 18.
I agreed and I dropped out of High School to work on this. A little bit after I dropped out of High School, and I had traction with my project. Bitcoin was shooting up! It was going big! $800! $900! $1000!!!!
So I sold a lot of my Bitcoins which resulted in me gaining a $100,000.
I used that money to put into my business so I could hire more professional programmers and I moved to Silicon Valley.
I even caught the attention of Alexis Ohanian of Reddit because his book at the time Without Their Permission is what got me started. He helped me in many ways!
Fast forward to early 2015. Eventually I found a buyer for the companies code & technology in January 2015. The investor offered either $100,000 or 300 bitcoin, which had dropped in value at that time to a little more than $200 a coin. I took the lower cash value bitcoin deal because I believed it was the next big thing and an official buyout would’ve been very difficult for someone under 18 and it was good tax planning to use Bitcoin. Also continuing to do day trading on a daily basis.
I used some of that money in the coming years to travel the world. Going to London, Dubai, Australia, and more!
I used that to start a VR company using crowdfunding and that did well. I shipped all those out. It was incredible!
Now I’m doing a satellite as part of a NASA award which is launching in November out of New Zealand! I'll probably do another post about this soon because it's so cool.
Elon Musk has always been hero of mine. He's such a talented guy changing the world with Tesla and SpaceX. I'm a great admirer of his and respect him immensely. He's the closest we have yet to a real life Iron Man. But who knows maybe I'll beat him one day haha ;-) After all we stand on the shoulders of giants right? haha that's a big goal though and I say it as such.
It’s been a fantastic few years! I’ve used that money to learn how to do a business, invest, and learn about the world! I didn’t do investing all the time and I used that money to build things that I thought were important! I haven’t done everything perfectly, no one has! I’ve made some humbling mistakes, but had lots of exciting successes! I’ve really launched my career in exciting ways and have met mentors that help me and advise me along the whole way! Which I’m so thankful for!
I’ve learned so much outside the education system and have been so much happier. Although I’m unique, I’ve met many many people that weren’t satisfied and unhappy — ranging from students with the lowest and highest GPAs. My GPA was a 2.1 in school!
And I’m happy I’m not going to College! College wasn’t for me but it was the ‘life path’ you are supposed to go on and I did not want to go nor felt it would’ve helped me too much in life — especially the $250,000 in debt! Or $249,000 with my scholarship fund if I had not used it on Bitcoin and my projects ;-)
I really believe the education system needs to be reformed and I think technology is the way to do that. I think it’s wonderful how society allows you to be a ‘student’ so that you can learn for many years and that’s your full time job. The infrastructure would just ideally be much better so you could do that without being in sometimes a bad environment and crippling debt.
I can say today that I own 403 bitcoins which is currently valued at $1,092,678.08 with the price per Bitcoin being at $2,711.36 plus some other money invested in other things. Can’t have all your eggs in one basket! So I won the bet!
If you have any questions let me know! And if you want any advice on cryptocurrency or your own educational route, or anything else let me know!
Also on reddit! People have made Pepe memes of me! I feel like I've finally made it: http://imgur.com/gallery/06dWK
If you want to keep updated with everything I’m doing! Follow me on twitter!
Proof:
Proof of the bet: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/erik-finman-botangle-after-100k-bitcoin-score-15-year-old-creates-startup/
Travel proof: http://imgur.com/a/kvlzR
Proof: I went through rigorous proof verification and fact checking with CNBC as you can see with this article. I keep my Bitcoin is super secure places spread out across multiple wallets across multiple machines. I'm so paranoid after all this media attention someone is going to steal it all! haha
Proof of growing up on the llama farm: http://imgur.com/gallery/6scF5 ---- ASK me about the time the llama came into my house!
Proof of the 100k initially made: http://mashable.com/2014/06/10/botangle/
Proof it's really me: http://imgur.com/a/zc3eu
Edit: Wow! Thanks for the gold guys!
Edit: Was on for the first few hours of the AMA and had a meeting to go to and I just came back now to see all these great questions! Questions I all have answers to! I will respond to them tomorrow as it's midnight here now.
Edit: That's it for me! A lot of great questions and a lot of great feedback.
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Reading This Make Me Cry, I Knew Bitcoin In 2009 But Didn't Buy It, And This Boy Bought Some Bitcoin And Now Has $4.5mil

Reading This Make Me Cry, I Knew Bitcoin In 2009 But Didn't Buy It, And This Boy Bought Some Bitcoin And Now Has $4.5mil
I was a university student at that time, I was trying to mine some Bitcoin but it was very complicated at that time, and I was not very good in Eng at that age so I didn't make it, but this boy not. I gotta say I'm kind of jealous of him, but he actually put a lot of work so he deserves it.
"While fleeing from the police, Finman saw a man in a shirt with a Bitcoin logo and he asked him What is Bitcoin. That prompted Finman to do his own research on cryptocurrencies and bought 100 BTC" => Teenager,s be curious and you can be rich as this kid!
Buying $ 1,000 Bitcoin at age 12, now the 20-year-old has a net worth of $ 4.5 million
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Finman grew up in Post Falls, a small town outside Coeur Keyboardlene, Idaho, USA. His parents met when he was a PhD student at Stanford University and Erik was the youngest of their three sons.
Finman first learned about Bitcoin from a "hippie" (a term used to refer to the eccentric young people against the conventions of society) in a demonstration and he thought it sounded promising.
In an interview with Cheddar, Finman shared the original story of how he discovered Bitcoin. Specifically, Finman's brother took him to a demonstration after the 2008 financial crisis. While fleeing from the police, Finman saw a man in a shirt with a Bitcoin logo and he asked him What is Bitcoin.
"I thought it would end Wall Street, all corruption and bad things," Finman recalls the sentence of the stranger.

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That prompted Finman to do his own research on cryptocurrencies, and he decided, along with his brother, to do something important. Finman used $ 1,000, the money his grandmother intended to save for later studies, to buy about 100 Bitcoin. At that time, each of these cryptocurrencies was worth only about 10 to 12 USD.
"Every day after that, I spend time trading to earn more," Finman said. "For three years, I simply made Bitcoin transactions and went to school."

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At the age of 15, Finman sold Bitcoin worth more than $ 100,000 to raise money to start an education startup and drop out of high school.
Part of the reason Finman sold Bitcoin was to participate in a $ 8,500 lottery to meet his idol, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. As a result, Finman won and met Ohanian.

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Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, who inspired Finman.
Finman was inspired by his own negative experiences with the school to create his educational startup, called Botangle. Sharing this, Finman said he hates school. He said a teacher told him to quit school and get a job at McDonald's.

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In June 2016, Finman posted feedback on Instagram with an email screenshot sent to his former mentor with the subject line "Look at me now!".
The caption of the photo read: "I have to send this email to the high school teacher who told me to drop out and go to work at McDonald's."
And so Finman created Botangle – a company that pairs students with online teachers – and he dropped out to work on it himself.

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And Finman raised the bet in a bet with his parents: If he became a millionaire at the age of 18, he wouldn't have to go to college.

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After applying for an internship at a startup selling Sprayable Energy, Finman moved to Silicon Valley. Sprayable Energy is a product, described by him as "Red Bull to your skin". It's like a "topical caffeine spray," and the manufacturer recommends that users spray it on their necks to boost their energy slowly.

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About two years after starting Botangle, Finman sold his company for 300 Bitcoin at age 17. However, in a recent share, the young man said he bought the brand because "liked the name so much".

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In June 2017, at the age of 18, Finman became a millionaire when the value of Bitcoin surpassed $ 2,700. It means he won the bet with his parents.
Finman's first car was an Audi R8, now he keeps it in a garage in Los Angeles. This 2020 R8 Coupe costs $ 170,000.

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However, the young man also began to cultivate what he called a quirky personality on social networking Instagram – "half … my own satire" – to draw attention to upcoming projects. mine.
And his Twitter profile is "The appeal of new money".

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"I turned Instagram into a crazy tool, to look like an eccentric young Bitcoin millionaire. You know, kind of a pattern fit," Finman said.
In an interview titled "Bitcoin Millionaires Are Preparing to Go," Finman said: "I woke up from a blanket made of hundreds of dollars. I stood up, they fell off my face and then I put on my Yeezys shoes as soon as I got out of bed, then brushed my teeth with a high-class brush. It was just a normal day in life.

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In May 2018, Finman led a team of engineers to create an Octopus Octopus Dr. suit in real life.
In December 2018, Finman led Project da Vinci, in which a group of teenagers will launch satellites into space.

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In May 2019 Finman launched CoinBits, a Bitcoin investment tool.
In August 2019, the Metal Pay project launched with Finman as an investor and he called it "Facebook's Libra killer." Yahoo Finance called Metal Pay a "peer-to-peer payment startup".
"If necessary, I am ready to put all of my bitcoins here," Finman said in his project announcement video. "I am willing to bet everything".
"I don't usually look like an investor guy, but I just want to be part of the team and then just do something together, push it forward," Finman said.

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Finman currently holds 446 Bitcoin, about $ 4.5 million, at the current exchange rate of over $ 10,000.
This guy also has an apartment in San Francisco and New York City, and he also spends considerable time in Los Angeles. Finman will turn 21 in October.

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Share on his next project, Finman said that he is preparing to do something in the field of education and will publish it soon to everyone."
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INVEST OR NOT INVEST?

Should I? Am I too late? When to invest? Which ones to invest?
“There are top politicians and wall street’s people saying Bitcoin won’t work out and that it is used for bad things, but that’s because politicians and wall street people are very afraid of what Bicton will do to them and their industry.” – Erik Finman an early investor.
We at Winco, sincerely believe in the future of cryptocurrencies, and I know we are biased to say that since we own a cryptocurrency company, but that should also serve as an assurance to you. We are not just here speaking of something we have no intention in being a part of, oh no, we are completely invested in it ourselves.
Our team works hard to bring you the best content in the cryptocurrency market, but it is only our point of view and not legal advice, and may be divergent from other opinions, so please do not make any decisions without concluding studies of your own to understand the profit possibilities and uncertainties involved at your own risk.
“Cryptocurrency represents the largest transfer of wealth our generation has ever seen. Never before have young people been able to change economic classes so quickly. This is bigger than Bitcoin.” – @erikfinman via twitter
Who is Erik Finman you might ask?
Erik Finman: made his first million in cryptos by the age of 18.
Erik Finman, a high school drop-out, discouraged by a teacher to drop out of school and go work for McDonald’s (his words). Sadly, he did. He started investing in cryptos when he was only 12 years old through one of his brothers, they were buying bitcoins for 12 bucks at the time, imagine that? For his birthday grandma gave him 1,000$ to put away for his scholarship funds, he took the money and invested in bitcoins. By the age of 18 he made his first million dollars bought a Lamborghini and created an Educational company, an online school tool called Botangle take a look: https://botangle.com . Today he owns 403 bitcoins at current price 6, 827$ USD, you do the math.
Can bitcoin make everybody rich? That’s like asking can money make everybody rich? What would you say? Lol.
If you have enough of it, it will make anyone rich, yes, and if you don’t then no. But just like with fiduciary money (paper money) it’s not as simple as owning money, it has to be the right ones, same applies to cryptos. LOL I’m not sure how to answer this. 📷
Am I too late to invest? FOMO.
Many people ask this when they first hear about cryptocurrency. But NO, you’re not too late.
Even though bitcoins seem to have a long journey, it is still in crawling stage, due to volatility, it is still relatively “small”, representing only a small percentage of the world’s money. But the more people get to know it, invest in it, the more stable it will become.
People end up investing because they are fearful of missing out, which is understandable due to the hype, but not good enough reason to invest. Which takes us to our next topic.
Basic Rules to invest in Cryptocurrency.

1 Rule: Invest consciously! Not with your emotions.

2 Rule: Only invest what you can afford to lose.

3 Rule: Learn when to buy, sell and trade.

4 Rule: Invest in knowledge & Legitimacy (Become obsessed with learning)

5 Rule: Choose an investment strategy “am I holding them, am I trading them?”

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
Which coins should I invest in?
Only you can choose, but here is how:
It is very important you educate yourself about the coins of your choice, as well as the industry. There are many fraud cases that you must be aware of, and make sure you only invest in legitimate coins that you can find enough information about. ICO’s are a great way of investing, this post might help you understand how they work and how to protect yourself: https://blog.winco.io/what-is-an-ico/
You can also find a list of coins & tokens at: https://www.worldcoinindex.com
To find Winco at WorldCoinIndex go to search and type WCO.
Learn as much as possible about the coins and tokens, the creators, the team behind it, read their white paper , the coins purpose, reviews, etc. Choosing coins from listings like WCI gives you some security because listings that make to their platform must go through a “screening” of legitimacy in order to be listed.
There is almost 2.000 cryptos at the moment, I wouldn’t trust them all (just saying) do your research, but here is another list for you to check it out: https://www.investing.com/crypto/currencies
So, when to invest?
The answer is simple, experts say: whenever there’s a dip.
They drop you buy. Many people get scared, but remember rule number one, do not invest with your emotions. Experienced investors and traders will tell you, to stay cool, and buy when they are low. Sell when they are peaking high.
Might sound obvious, but when time comes you just might use your emotions that will tell you “by logic” that if its dipping you will soon lose all your money you better trade now, when its actually buy time.
But should not invest every time there is a little dip. So, when is it deep enough? Well it is absolutely normal to see small dips weekly but stay close to the movement of the market for significant drops.
Here is a LIVE CRYPTOCURRENCY CHART to help you keep track:https://www.investing.com/charts/cryptocurrency-charts
Picking an exchange and a wallet known for its security is important.
When seeking for an exchange to buy, sell or trade you must ask:
  1. How is their security?
  2. Reliability?
  3. Reviews or user’s experiences, what are most people saying?
  4. Speed?
  5. Which coins are available or alt coin variety?
In this industry your safety is entirely YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
We have done the hard work for you, take a look at the exchanges we have partnered with after doing our homework, here is our selection for you, study them, do your own researches and let us know; https://blog.winco.io/category/exchange/
Study strategies, you cannot do anything in this industry without studying deeply, from traditional ways to modern ways of buying selling trading, allow yourself to be creative and find out your own ways of investing consciously.
“Society limits you, most people think they have to go through things the traditional way, but that’s not the case, ask how I can completely do this my way? And start from scratch.” -Erik Finman
As you can see, the answers are not that simple, nor defined for you, only you can choose to invest or not invest. As emphasized through this post, educate yourself, learn advantages and disadvantages. Acquire knowledge, according to your circumstances, the details of your needs and capabilities, and invest or not invest accordingly. And never follow others blindly.
We wish you a healthy journey.
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IamA High School drop out that had a million dollar bet with his parents that if I made a million before I'm 18. I did not have to go to college! I won! AMA!

+erikfinman:
Hello Reddit!
You may have seen me at the top of /technology the other day and I got a lot of messages telling me to do an IAMA about this article on CNBC so here I am!
So I made a bet with my parents that if I turned 18 and was a millionaire, my parents wouldn't force me to go to college. I’m proud to say I won that bet! Thanks to some clever investments, making money from projects, and as is the case with everyone who has any kind of success (or even failure) a little bit of luck.
Here’s the story of how it happened:
When I was 12 years old in May 2011, my older brother showed me this technology that I fell in love with and found fascinating. The technology was called Bitcoin.
At that stage in life I had a $1000 saved up, solely a gift from my Grandma to use for my scholarship fund. It did not go to my scholarship fund. I asked my brother to help me put it into Bitcoin at $12 because I knew it would be huge in someway. At that point I had about a 100 bitcoins.
I continued to do ‘day trading’ buying low and selling high over the coming years as well and reinvesting the money.
Fast forward to when I was 14 in high school I was not enjoying school. I was in a small town in Idaho living on a llama farm. So the quality of the school system, was let’s say, not the highest grade. I found the classes to be boring, valuable to some people, but at least for me boring and teaching me in a way that didn’t make sense to me. Lessons that did not seem applicable in my life.
My teachers would constantly criticize people in the classroom. Especially me.
One teacher told me to drop out and work at McDonald's because that was all I would amount to for the rest of my life.
Another would force us to read other student’s grades out to the rest of the class to shame them for failing.
Another roasted me (me in particular) for the full hour of class. No teaching. It was literally the “Roast of Erik Finman”. Which now seems kind of funny actually but still very bad to do.
I went to a summer program to prepare me for the next year and found the best teacher ever in my life that changed my life who was from the UK. I got an A+ in advanced physics when I got a C- in basic physics the previous year.
With that knowledge. Since I didn’t have access to good teachers in my small town in Idaho. I wanted to fix it. So I learned how to code and created an educational website that would allow you to connect with Tutors/Teachers/Mentors online over video chat to teach you any subject you wanted to learn. You could search for Spanish. And find someone to teach you from Ecuador. You could type in programming and you’d find a CS college student that is trying to pay tuition by doing this on the side. Or a retired expert who is a veteran in his field that just wants to impart his knowledge onto others.
It became very popular in the local community! I told my teachers about it, but they did not like it because it felt like competition. Maybe they thought they might have to do better?
At this point I was 15 and this got some initial traction and I was using it to teach myself.
I asked my parents to let me drop out of High School to focus on this because I was miserable in school.
They agreed and were supportive, but they made a bet with me that I can drop out of High School, but I have to go to college if I don’t make a million dollars by the age 18.
I agreed and I dropped out of High School to work on this. A little bit after I dropped out of High School, and I had traction with my project. Bitcoin was shooting up! It was going big! $800! $900! $1000!!!!
So I sold a lot of my Bitcoins which resulted in me gaining a $100,000.
I used that money to put into my business so I could hire more professional programmers and I moved to Silicon Valley.
I even caught the attention of Alexis Ohanian of Reddit because his book at the time Without Their Permission is what got me started. He helped me in many ways!
Fast forward to early 2015. Eventually I found a buyer for the companies code & technology in January 2015. The investor offered either $100,000 or 300 bitcoin, which had dropped in value at that time to a little more than $200 a coin. I took the lower cash value bitcoin deal because I believed it was the next big thing and an official buyout would’ve been very difficult for someone under 18 and it was good tax planning to use Bitcoin. Also continuing to do day trading on a daily basis.
I used some of that money in the coming years to travel the world. Going to London, Dubai, Australia, and more!
I used that to start a VR company using crowdfunding and that did well. I shipped all those out. It was incredible!
Now I’m doing a satellite as part of a NASA award which is launching in November out of New Zealand! I'll probably do another post about this soon because it's so cool.
Elon Musk has always been hero of mine. He's such a talented guy changing the world with Tesla and SpaceX. I'm a great admirer of his and respect him immensely. He's the closest we have yet to a real life Iron Man. But who knows maybe I'll beat him one day haha ;-) After all we stand on the shoulders of giants right? haha that's a big goal though and I say it as such.
It’s been a fantastic few years! I’ve used that money to learn how to do a business, invest, and learn about the world! I didn’t do investing all the time and I used that money to build things that I thought were important! I haven’t done everything perfectly, no one has! I’ve made some humbling mistakes, but had lots of exciting successes! I’ve really launched my career in exciting ways and have met mentors that help me and advise me along the whole way! Which I’m so thankful for!
I’ve learned so much outside the education system and have been so much happier. Although I’m unique, I’ve met many many people that weren’t satisfied and unhappy — ranging from students with the lowest and highest GPAs. My GPA was a 2.1 in school!
And I’m happy I’m not going to College! College wasn’t for me but it was the ‘life path’ you are supposed to go on and I did not want to go nor felt it would’ve helped me too much in life — especially the $250,000 in debt! Or $249,000 with my scholarship fund if I had not used it on Bitcoin and my projects ;-)
I really believe the education system needs to be reformed and I think technology is the way to do that. I think it’s wonderful how society allows you to be a ‘student’ so that you can learn for many years and that’s your full time job. The infrastructure would just ideally be much better so you could do that without being in sometimes a bad environment and crippling debt.
I can say today that I own 403 bitcoins which is currently valued at $1,092,678.08 with the price per Bitcoin being at $2,711.36 plus some other money invested in other things. Can’t have all your eggs in one basket! So I won the bet!
If you have any questions let me know! And if you want any advice on cryptocurrency or your own educational route, or anything else let me know!
Also on reddit! People have made Pepe memes of me! I feel like I've finally made it: http://imgur.com/gallery/06dWK
If you want to keep updated with everything I’m doing! Follow me on twitter!
Proof:
Proof of the bet: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/erik-finman-botangle-after-100k-bitcoin-score-15-year-old-creates-startup/
Travel proof: http://imgur.com/a/kvlzR
Proof: I went through rigorous proof verification and fact checking with CNBC as you can see with this article. I keep my Bitcoin is super secure places spread out across multiple wallets across multiple machines. I'm so paranoid after all this media attention someone is going to steal it all! haha
Proof of growing up on the llama farm: http://imgur.com/gallery/6scF5 ---- ASK me about the time the llama came into my house!
Proof of the 100k initially made: http://mashable.com/2014/06/10/botangle/
Proof it's really me: http://imgur.com/a/zc3eu
Edit: Wow! Thanks for the gold guys!
Edit: Was on for the first few hours of the AMA and had a meeting to go to and I just came back now to see all these great questions! Questions I all have answers to! I will respond to them tomorrow as it's midnight here now.
Edit: That's it for me! A lot of great questions and a lot of great feedback.
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