One crypto bet took two nearly jobless brothers to multi-millionaires

A simple investment into a particular cryptocurrency took two out-of-work brothers from nearly being broke to being millionaires.

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Two brothers who have remained annoymous have told CNN that they became millionaires almost overnight with one simple investment.

One crypto bet took two nearly jobless brothers to multi-millionaires 01

The two brothers named Tommy and James who are 38 and 42 years-old, respectively, invested into Shiba inu coin, which is a parody coin of the now extremely popular cryptocurrency Dogecoin. Any cryptocurrency is a gamble as the market is extremely volatile. But while volatility is risky there is also the chance of making high levels of profit. James and Tommy each purchased $200 worth of Shiba coin back in February.

Tommy said, "My mother and sister were skeptical but they each put in $100, too. After a few weeks, when it was up about 300% they put another $100 in each, and then it kept going up." In total, the group put $7,300 into the cryptocurrency. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the brother's main source of income - wedding videography - basically came to a halt. In April the brothers' investment reached $100,000, and continued to climb higher. "We woke up the next morning and it doubled. We were like, 'Oh my god,' Then it went up to $700,000 and I told my brother it's going to hit a million. I kept refreshing my phone."

The very next day, the investment reached $1 million, "The day it hit a million - my mom and sister, they didn't think it was real." In total, the family's $7,900 investment is now worth nearly $9 million.

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