Chasten Hamilton, 24, is a physical therapy graduate student from Indianapolis who got into crypto during the 2017 bear market. He was 20 then and held $300 worth of crypto. This year there was a run-up in meme stocks like GameStop Corp. and AMC.
Chasten understood there is a chance to make money if all worked together so he bought AMC. He saw everyone talk about NFTs on the Reddit boards. He had the $300 in crypto since 2017 so he bought things from it which felt like a mistake then but he soon realized that all of it is serious and the money he got from all his brave attempts led him to purchase a Bored Ape from another seller.
His life changed after this decision as he kept buying the stuff and selling as he got the opportunity. At one point he had spent more than $4,500 for monkey internet pictures. He bought 0.3 Ether, traded it for a different Ape, and then sold it for 55 Ether. This turned an $800 to $1,000 investment into about $170,000 to $180,000.
With the money earned Chasten can now pay off his college, position himself financially and graduate without loans. Now he aims at buying a house with him investment deals by next year.