50 Cent Has Revealed He Made Millions From Bitcoin Entirely By Accident
Bitcoin, the much talked about crypto-currency, is still something of a mystery to many people – me included. But no matter how big a mystery you – or I – think it is, you can’t compete with hip-hop superstar, 50 Cent.
Bitcoin is such a mystery to Mr Curtis James Jackson the Third that he completely forgot he was in possession of any.
Until he noticed that he had an extra nine and a half million dollars just lying around.
As I’ve already mentioned, I have no idea how Bitcoin works. One of my good friends had a room set up with PCs programmed to mine it a few years back, and even though he explained it to me on many occasions, I still don’t get it.
Mind you, he had like zero point zero one of a Bitcoin. Fiddy has 700. Yep, 700 of them b*tches.
That’s why I imagine Fiddy’s response when his financial people telling him he had a mint in the digital currency to be somewhat bemused. Apparently, the rapper accepted Bitcoin as payment for his 2014 album, Animal Ambition, and promptly forgot about it.
At the time he said he wanted to stay abreast of ‘the times’. A comment he posted on Instagram that’s since been deleted contrasted that. “I’m a keep it real. I forgot I did that shit,” he wrote.
Since the news broke, Jackson has been online boasting about it. Intriguingly, those posts have since been deleted. One reason why could have something to do with the fact he has previously had to explain why he’s able to post photos of cash online despite filing for bankruptcy only a few years ago.
Now, I don’t think that means he could actually get in trouble. I’m pretty sure if you make a lot of cash after filing for bankruptcy you just have to pay your debts off.
I’m reasonably certain you can have a turnaround in fortune.
With that in mind, it looks like Fiddy has certainly enjoyed one of those. God I wish I’d understood what my friend told me about Bitcoin back in the day…
Here’s how Fiddy handled his publicized bankruptcy last year: