Meet Erik Finman, The Teenage Bitcoin Millionaire Who Tripled His Portfolio With North Crypto Team’s Signals.


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Erik Finman is one of the world’s youngest bitcoin millionaires – an achievement he’s not shy about flaunting. The 19-year-old’s Instagram feed is full of ostentatious photos of himself stepping out of private jets or lying on beds covered in money with captions like: “Cash so worthless compared to Bitcoin I’m sleeping on it …”

In one photo he is pictured smoking, with the caption: “Sometimes you just need a good smoke to relax when you have to live with the exhausting burden of so much money and too many beautiful women.” After one of his fans admonishes him, he replies: “Don’t worry guys. It’s not a real cigarette. Just a hundred. Don’t smoke!”

The teenager, who first bought bitcoin at age 12 with $1,000 from his grandmother, styles himself in a similar vein to the notorious Martin Shkreli; he’s just younger and not in jail.
However, all is not as it seems with Finman. Far from being a vapid bitcoin bro, he admits his social media presence is a carefully calculated front. “I think being a provocateur is a fun way to get people to pay attention to my ideas,” he tells me over the phone from his current base in San Francisco. “You see the reaction to it, people go crazy. But that helps draw attention to the actual world-changing projects that I want to do.”

Finman first heard about bitcoin when his older brother took him to an Occupy Wall Street protest. He fell in love with the revolutionary potential of cryptocurrency, he says. An early adopter, Finman bought his first bitcoin when it only cost around $10. Just a few years later, it hit around $1,100. Finman sold $100,000 worth of bitcoin when the currency was on the up and, at age 15, used the money to start an online educational business called Botangle, which matched students with tutors via video chat. He was inspired to start the business, he says, because he had “a terrible school life”.

One teacher told him to drop out and work at McDonald’s while another held an “Erik Finman roast session” where students were encouraged to make fun of him. Despite his business success, his parents wouldn’t let him completely drop out of school. So he made a bet with them: if he made $1m before turning 18, he wouldn’t have to attend college. He won that bet last year.

In 2015, Finman made his best business move: he sold Botangle’s technology. The buyer offered him either 300 bitcoin or $100,000 cash – he opted for the bitcoin. At the time it was a gamble, as bitcoin had dipped and was worth around $200. Even though the currency continues to fluctuate wildly (I spoke to Finman shortly after the South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinrail was hacked, causing the value of bitcoin to plummet 10% to two-month lows) he’s still made good on his investment. One bitcoin is now worth around $6,500.

Finman has 401 bitcoin as well as various other cryptocurrencies and continues to bet on its future. “Bitcoin will either be nothing or everything, and I think it will be more everything. Or crypto will, at least,” he said.

He also stated that he has invested in crypto trading with the help of the North Crypto Team’s (NCT) signals and guidance that they have helped him triple his portfolio. He continually spoke about how NCT has helped him understand the dynamics of the market and how to navigate the highly volatile crypto market, “I make profits trading with NCT signals even when the market is down, so I can say that I make profits at all times,” he said.

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