By Ryan Velez
Bitcoin is hot news, not only because of its massive value increase but because of the spotlight it is shining on cryptocurrency in general. There is a little better way to learn more about the business than to learn from the younger person to make a success from it. Rolling Out recently spoke to the 26-year old bitcoin billionaire and entrepreneur, Fitz Hall.
When he first got involved with Bitcoin, Hall was at a financial low. “There’s no sleeping in, it kept me on my toes having the urgency to wake up and clear someone’s living room,” said Hall. “I gave up my condo, and I was down to zero, but I didn’t give up.”
This changed when he first learned about Bitcoin. “A friend of a friend told me about Bitcoin back in 2013. It was about $50 at the time. I sort of forgot about it, then I started noticing the price increasing and I ran into a guy who was making a nice profit through buying and selling Bitcoin. I researched a lot but didn’t have the motivation at the time to push through and find a breakthrough. When I lost all of my money and had to move back to my hometown, I decided Bitcoin was the only thing that had the potential to get me out of this mess. I also liked the idea of being able to make a name for myself in a new industry.”
The cryptocurrency industry is his main focus at the moment. “Crypto is life. There is nothing more exciting or lucrative than crypto right now. It will be very difficult to top the returns that this sector will bring. With that being said, all of my endeavors are currently centered around crypto. We have a major platform being built that will make trading and investing easier for crypto traders and investors. This is my largest project, but I am also building a mining farm, which is more passive. Starting early 2018, I’ll be releasing a course teaching people how to build their own cryptocurrency portfolio the smart way.” He has special advice to those who grew up like him, people of color in poor, urban communities:
“I think it gives people in urban communities hope and motivation to see someone from the same background get out and make a way for themselves outside of sports or rapping. I’ve definitely bumped my head a few times, but that’s all a part of the journey. The more you fail, the more you value the success. I would hope that they see a piece of themselves in me and believe that they are not limited by their circumstances.”