Craig Jones, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter based mostly in Australia, has revealed he was one of many poor souls who missed out on the Bitcoin all-time excessive in 2017 after misplacing his cash.
Based on a July 16 publish on the CoinJar weblog, the 29-year-old former Worldwide Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation World No-Gi Champion and two-time Abu Dhabi Fight Membership Trials champion bought Bitcoin (BTC) in 2015 when the worth was roughly $200-400. Nonetheless, he couldn’t money in when the worth topped $20Ok in December 2017. Jones mentioned:
“Me and a few mates purchased some bitcoin for s—-s and giggles after which forgot about it virtually instantly. Then when issues went loopy a few years later we have been all frantically attempting to work out who had the password however no person may bear in mind the best way to get our account again.”
Jones, who is thought for using leg locks to take down his opponents, has additionally been paid prize cash in crypto property. The fighter was awarded $1,000 in Bitcoin Money (BCH) as a part of a prize for profitable a match within the UK. Melbourne-based crypto change CoinJar additionally introduced that they’d be sponsoring Jones with crypto through his change account.
Crypto no stranger to fighters
Many outstanding names in combating organizations worldwide have been turned onto cryptocurrency and digital funds. Final Preventing Championship (UFC) fighter Jon Fitch turned one of many first in MMA to be paid in BTC again in 2015. Cointelegraph additionally reported in April that UFC fighter Ben Askren used his Twitter account to advertise the Bitcoin rewards halving on Could 11.