A nursing student from Georgia invested $20 into the cryptocurrency Rocket Bunny, not expecting his investment would make him a “trillionaire” overnight.
Dabbling in cryptocurrencies for around eight months now, Chris Williamson put some of his money to the digital asset last Monday and the following day, its value soared to more than $1.4 trillion.
“I woke up, it’s like 9 a.m. and I always check my phone to check on my crypto, to see how it’s doing and I looked at it, I’m waking up, and I’m just like, ‘Naw, I’m sleeping,” recalled Willamson when he shared his story to Fox 5 Atlanta.
Couldn’t believe what happened
Barely believing what he was seeing, the nursing student from Manchester, Georgia immediately opened his Coinbase cryptocurrency trading app to take proper actions.
But Williamson said when he tried to move the currency into another wallet to withdraw, it wasn’t showing the same price prompting him to contact Coinbase regarding the matter. The crypto exchange company only gave a short answer, saying they will look into the issue.
At that time, the student said to himself, “Okay, I’m just going to have fun with it at this point.” He then used Twitter to post about the incident.
“You know when you look at it, it’s like you know there’s no way I’m going to get this amount of money,” he added.
What’s next for the ‘trillionaire?’
Following the development, Williamson determined that he had bought into the correct online coin and that it wasn’t a scam.
Becoming doubtful, the nursing student expected the large sum of money will quickly disappear from his account. To his surprise, it didn’t and it grew even more.
Running out of options, he even sent messages to billionaire and Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk, who frequently posts to social media about cryptocurrencies, to try and seek advice for his new found fortune.
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