It all started with a text message. A friend of mine sent me a message that read: “Buy as much Bitcoin as you can afford. Until you can’t afford to buy anymore.”
I had been watching cryptocurrencies for about a year, in amusement. As a finance professor I was initially skeptical. Everybody in the financial world was. I had initially heard of Bitcoin a number of years ago, while a Ph.D. student, and didn’t think much about it until early last year.