How Bitcoin helped helped a couple start a family
- December 30, 2022
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Bitcoin (BTC) gains helped Noodle, a London-based Bitcoiner, to afford in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments for his family. Noodle’s story (not his real name) comes to life in a Cointelegraph crypto story.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments can be expensive, with success rates ranging from 4% to 38%, depending on various factors. Fortunately, profits from buying and holding Bitcoin provided the necessary funds for Noodle to start a family.
Noodle, who first heard about Bitcoin in 2012, decided to sell some of his Bitcoin to pay for IVF treatment for his wife. Noodle favored selling BTC over taking out a loan–he converted over $70,000 in Bitcoin into fiat currency over a few years to pay for the treatments.
Noodle’s journey with Bitcoin began when he was at the gym. An acquaintance introduced him to the Silk Road, a now-defunct marketplace where users can buy and sell various items using Bitcoin. Noodle was convinced to buy seven Bitcoin at $57 each and ended up using them to buy cannabis online.
From that point on, Noodle fell down the rabbit holes of finance, education, and the world of Bitcoin. He even convinced his wife, whom he had been with since 2008, to invest some of their wedding money into Bitcoin. Little did they know that this investment would eventually fund IVF treatments for their children.
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Despite the initial stigma around IVF, the Noodle family was able to have two children thanks to the profits from Noodle’s Bitcoin investment. Noodle told Cointelegraph that he has “no regrets” about his decision to sell Bitcoin to start a family and emphasized the importance of being able to make informed financial decisions.
For many people, the decision between holding Bitcoin or using it for practical purposes can be a difficult one. However, for Noodle, the choice to sell Bitcoin and start a family was a clear one, and he is grateful for the opportunity that his Bitcoin investment provided.