A 29-year-old high school drop out from the United Kingdom is hauling in hundreds of thousands of dollars trading risky cryptocurrency derivatives. Jay Smith believes a cryptocurrency crash is inevitable, but right now he’s the No. 1 trader of digital coins on online brokerage eToro, amassing thousands of followers who are copying his trades, according to Bloomberg’s Edward Robinson. Smith, who lives in a London suburb, makes speculative bets on the prices of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin…"A high-school dropout is making hundreds of thousands of dollars trading cryptocurrency derivatives"
When Erik Finman was 12 years old, he turned a $ 1,000 gift from his grandmother — intended for his scholarship fund — into an investment in Bitcoin. This was in 2011, when the digital currency was still only worth $ 12. In 2014, when he was 15, Finman made a proposal to his parents: He would drop out of his suburban Idaho high school, where he was miserable, and sell $ 100,000 worth of…"This teenage Bitcoin millionaire high school dropout is sending a signed Taylor Swift CD into space"