Craig Jones, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter based in Australia, has shown that she was one of the poor souls who missed the Bitcoin high of all time in 2017 after losing their coins.
According to a CoinJar blog post on July 16, the 29-year-old former world champion of the Brazilian international jiu-jitsu federation and two-time champion of the Abu Dhabi Combat Club events bought Bitcoin (BTC) in 2015 when the price was between USD 200 and USD 400. However, he could not pick up when the price was exceeded USD 20,000 in December 2017. Jones said:
“A couple of my buddies and I bought and laughed Bitcoin for s —- s and then forgot about it almost immediately. Then when it went crazy a few years later, we all tried desperately to find out who had the password, but no one could remember how we could restore our account. “
Joneswho is known for using leg locks to knock down his opponents, It has also received an award for crypto assets. The fighter received USD 1,000 in Bitcoin Cash (BCH) as part of an award for winning a game in the UK. Melbourne-based company CoinJar also announced it would sponsor Jones through its cryptocurrency bill of exchange account.
Cryptocurrencies are not unknown to fighters
Many prominent names of battle organizations around the world have entered the world of cryptocurrencies and digital payments. The fighter of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Jon Fitch was one of the first in MMA to be paid in BTC in 2015. Cointelegraph also reported in April that the UFC fighter Ben Askren used his Twitter account to promote Halving Bitcoin on May 11th.