Norwegian Bitcoin Millionaire Proves Why You Shouldn’t Brag About Your Crypto Riches

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Mon, 09/09/2019 - 07:08
Alex Dovbnya
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A Bitcoin multi-millionaire from Norway jumped off his balcony to escape from a home invader who threatened him with a shotgun, a local media outlet reports.

The 40-year-old man, whose name hasn’t been disclosed, is a successful cryptocurrency businessman who has around $11 mln worth of Bitcoin. Despite being very public about his crypto riches, he didn’t hire any private security.

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On top of that, he was clueless enough to open the door to a complete stranger who pointed at him with a shotgun. The robber was reportedly yelling "Lie down, or I'll shoot!"

The victim didn’t waste any time and decided to jump from the second floor of his apartment, thus ending up on the street. While it’s not clear whether he remained safe and sound, his Bitcoin stack most definitely did.

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The intruder’s lawyer states that his client refused to plead guilty, but he won’t provide any further details until a court hearing takes place on Oct. 17.

As reported by U.Today, a crypto trader was stabbed to death in Norway in 2018. Back in July, the wife of Norwegian billionaire Tom Hagen was kidnapped, and criminals demanded to be paid a cool $10 mln worth of Monero.

About the author

Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with an extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets.