Strictly Come Dancing star Neil Jones has revealed to the Monetary Mail on Sunday how he took a raffle on a Bitcoin funding shortly after sleeping tough in a warehouse within the freezing chilly Finland winter.
‘I’d adopted my dancing coach to Finland so I may stick with it my coaching. I labored part-time in catering and on constructing websites taking any job I may get to make ends meet. I used to be sleeping on pals’ sofas and at some point I ended up homeless. I had nowhere to go, so I slept tough for per week in a sleeping bag.’
‘It was winter, however I wasn’t too chilly as a result of the studio the place I educated was inside an outdated warehouse. I managed to get inside and sleep in there. I acquired meals from a shelter in the course of the week. I used to be too embarrassed to inform my mum’.
Aged 18 on the time, shortly after that the now well-known superstar determined to get severe about saving cash and investing. Fairly than placing his revenue right into a pension scheme, he determined to purchase Bitcoin and different altcoins.
‘I made a decision as a substitute to spend money on cryptocurrencies. I’ve put a five-figure sum into three currencies: Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dogecoin. I’m additionally trying to spend money on others. I simply really feel that’s the best way we’re heading. Lots of people are actually utilizing far much less money. General, my investments in cryptocurrencies have risen in worth by a good 4 per cent over the previous 12 months.’
A Secure Wager
His instinct that the cryptocurrency markets would see extra institutional adoption and retail investor curiosity has confirmed to be appropriate because the Bitcoin value just lately hit a brand new all-time excessive of over $67,000 in October 2021.
Ethereum has additionally hit a brand new all-time excessive of $4,387 final week on some exchanges.
Curiosity within the expertise and use of crypto websites has skyrocketed in Finland, throughout Scandinavia and worldwide. Whether or not its seen as a hedge in opposition to inflation, a retailer of worth – it’s been in comparison with ‘digital Gold’ – or a medium of trade, buyers are more and more trying to purchase.
Crypto is now extensively accepted by retailers and fee platforms – some even use it to guess on-line resulting from its anonymity. Safe betting sites in Finland are reviewed and listed on native web sites resembling Uudetvedonlyontisivut.com.
Within the UK the place Neil Jones hails from, Paypal customers can now use the platform to purchase, promote and maintain cryptocurrency.
Within the US, the primary Bitcoin ETF has been permitted and launched on the NYSE, lastly signalling the legitimacy of Bitcoin within the eyes of the monetary world.
Neil Jones now holds 45 dance championships, and has represented Finland, the Netherlands and the UK by his aggressive profession, typically performing along with his Russian dance accomplice and spouse Katya Jones.