Guy Invests $20 In Obscure Cryptocurrency, Wakes Up To Discover He’d Become A ‘Trillionaire’

  • Christopher Williamson invested $20 in a little known cryptocurrency. One day he woke up and his account said he is a trillionaire.
  • On June 16, its said he was worth more than $1.4 trillion. On Monday, it was up to $167 trillion.
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If you haven’t gotten in on investing in cryptocurrency yet, you’re definitely missing out. Where else can you invest around $20 and get a return of $167 TRILLION?

At least that’s what happened to one cryptocurrency investor Christopher Williamson of Georgia who invested in a cryptocurrency called Rocket Bunny this month and became a trillionaire… sort of.

“I woke up, it’s like 9 a.m. and I always check my phone to check how my crypto, to see how it’s doing and I like looked at it, I’m waking up, and I’m just like, ‘Naw, I’m sleeping,'” Williamson told Fox 5 Atlanta.

“I look at it again and I’m like … at that point I fall out of my bed literally, and I run to my desk and I’m logging into the Coinbase app and stuff and I’m talking to my friends, got him on the phone and I’m like, ‘Dude, you need to help me figure out how to sell this now!’ He’s like, ‘Chris, something wrong.'”

When he contacted Coinbase they replied with a short answer saying they would be looking into the issue. He tried getting in touch with Rocket Bunny, but initially didn’t hear back.

“You know when you look at it, it’s like you know there’s no way I’m ever going to get this amount of money,” said Williamson.

He was right.

New crypto trillionaire Williamson was told by Coinbase that he would not be allowed to withdraw the money from his account because it was an error of some kind.

Since then, he’s been chronicling this whole bizarre financial situation on social media. At one point in the past week, after trying to put more money into Rocket Bunny to see if it would fix the issue, Williamson’s $20 investment shot up to a worth of over $183 TRILLION.

On Monday, Newsweek finally got through to someone with Coinbase and asked what the heck was going on with Williamson’s account.

Coinbase confirmed to Newsweek Williamson’s trillions were not reflective of the actual amount of cryptocurrency he had. The company said his “trillionaire status” was in fact was due to a “display error,” and that its staff in California were working to resolve the issue.

However, Williamson has accused Coinbase has given him “the cold shoulder” and says it has been a painful process seeing his balance soar up to 16 figures — while at the same time being prohibited from withdrawing any of his money.

A spokeswoman from Coinbase told Newsweek that Williamson has been prohibited from withdrawing his funds as it wasn’t the actual amount.

He says Rocket Bunny eventually got in touch with him and has been speaking to him regularly.

“Coinbase has completely given me the cold shoulder and will not respond to emails or tweets, they have not updated me on the situation and my account is still fluctuating in price but up to $167 trillion showing in my wallet,” he said. “This isn’t a Rocket Bunny issue, it is strictly on Coinbase in my opinion.”

Coinbase Support did tweet him a support penguin, as he requested, and said the amount listed on his account is a “display error.”

“It’s very frustrating and gut-wrenching to have to look at something like that every day honestly,” Williamson told Newsweek. “When I first saw it all I could think about was all the good I could try to do in this world with just a fraction of it.

“It’s hard to look at, but I’m just trying my best to keep a sense of humor about it and hold my head up. This has been a challenging situation but the media attention has brought very humble, loving, people with words of encouragement into my life and I’m blessed beyond measure for that.”

At this point, he says he really doesn’t know what to do.

“As far as moving the coin out I was able to move ETH but every time I try to move the rocket bunny coin it malfunctions and refuses to let me,” he told Newsweek. “Again no help from Coinbase. It’s like I’ve been blacklisted.”

So, at least for now, Williamson is not only a trillionaire, he is also the richest man on planet Earth.

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