In a surprising turn of events, a man from Essex, UK has become incredibly wealthy after being bullied into buying Bitcoin. Tom Henry, the man in question, says he was sick of his friends and family constantly telling him to "have fun staying poor."
It was his wife, Janet Henry, who finally pushed him over the edge, telling him to "stop being a stupid cuck and just buy the damn Bitcoin already." So, Tom did just that. He liquidated his retirement, his savings, and even sold his family home to purchase Bitcoin. His entry price was $16,480, and today, with the price nearly doubled, he finds himself incredibly wealthy. But there's just one problem: he doesn't understand what anyone is saying about Bitcoin.
"I thought it was just a way to get people to leave me alone," Tom said in an interview with The Bugle. "I had no idea it was going to make me rich. And now everyone won't shut up about NgU and other Bitcoin memes. They keep inviting me to Beefsteaks. What the hell is a Beefsteak?"
Tom's brother-in-law, Dale Lloyd, is a Bitcoin maxi and has been trying to explain the intricacies of the cryptocurrency to Tom. But it seems to be going over his head.
"It's like he doesn't even care about the technology behind it," Dale said. "All he cares about now is the money. It's a shame, really. I've been DCAing for the last 6 years and his stack is way fatter than mine."
Tom, on the other hand, is just happy to have temporarily shut up his friends and family. "Now they're all asking me for sats," he said with a chuckle. "But I'm not giving them any. Mostly because I have no idea how to send it."
While Tom's story may seem like a cautionary tale, it's important to note that Bitcoin has made many people incredibly wealthy over the years. And with the price continuing to rise, it's likely that more people will join the ranks of the Bitcoin elite.
But for Tom, it's a bittersweet victory. He's now sitting on a chonky stack, but he's also lost touch with the people he cares about.
"I just wish I could go back in time and tell myself to invest in something retarded, like Doge or ETH," he said. "But I guess hindsight is 20/20."
It's a lesson for all of us: don't let peer pressure dictate your financial decisions. And if you do decide to invest in something, make sure you understand it first. As for Tom, he's planning on using his newfound wealth to travel the world and live life to the fullest. "I never thought I'd be in this position," he said. "But I'm going to make the most of it. I've left the wife and I'm already meeting some nice women on Twitter and Telegram who want to meet up. I'll probably send them money for plane tickets once I figure out how to move the Bitcoin."