Justin Zheng was a high school freshman when he first invested in bitcoin. “My friends were like, ‘Oh look, bitcoin’s going up. Let’s buy a bunch of it,’” says the now 18-year-old. Unfortunately, they sold early. “We were like, ‘Oh, nice. We can buy video games now,'” says Zheng with a laugh. “We made $30.”
Even if the experience didn’t make him rich, it got him interested in the technology that underlies crypto. Zheng’s been obsessed with blockchain ever since.