Investing in Bitcoin (BTC) has helped a Londoner using the pseudonym “Noodle” start his own family via artificial insemination. In the current issue of Cointelegraph Crypto Stories, we tell the story of Noodle.
Since in vitro fertilization (IVF) is relatively expensive, the first crypto investor was extremely lucky to be able to use the profits from his investment in BTC to fulfill his and his partner’s unfulfilled desire to have children.
Noodle, who first heard of bitcoin in 2012, set aside some of his crypto assets to pay for artificial insemination. Over the course of several years, he saved up to $70,000 which went directly to treatment.
This was by no means planned well in advance, as Noodle had made his first contact with Bitcoin while training with a friend at the gym, but with completely different ulterior motives. His colleague had introduced him to the Darknet Silk Road platform, on which illegal products were mainly bought with BTC. Noodle was persuaded to buy 7 BTC at $57 each to buy weed.
After that, Noodle got excited about cryptocurrency and started dealing with it all the more intensely. He was also able to infect his wife, who he has been together with since 2008, with this passion and persuaded her to invest some of her wedding gifts in Bitcoin. At that time, none of them would have imagined what these investments could bring later.
Regardless of the stigma around IVF, bitcoin funds ultimately enabled the couple to have children, and Noodle told Cointelegraph he had “no regrets” selling his BTC to start a family.
For many crypto investors, it is usually difficult to decide whether to sell or hold their Bitcoin. For Noodle, however, the decision was pretty clear, because even if future profits were to be missed, he is happy and grateful that BTC has already fulfilled a lifelong dream for him and his wife.