One of the world’s oldest aggressive “breakers,” or breakdancers, is twisting and shouting Bitcoin (BTC) on dancefloors throughout the United States. Aged 64, Ben Hart advised Cointelegraph he reckons he’s “the world’s oldest actively competing breaker.”
For context, Gary Gensler, the chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, is the similar age. But it’s unlikely Gensler might be shredding up the dancefloor sporting Bitcoin jerseys any time quickly:
Some are asking for extra footage of me, the 64-year-old break dancer who wears a #Bitcoin shirt in all his breaking battles. Me final weekend in Chicago.
Retweet when you like this! pic.twitter.com/oEVLa6Xh7k
— Ben Hart (@BenHartBitcoin) August 21, 2022
Hart took up breakdancing in 2011, amazed by the “athleticism” of the hip hop road dance. He recruited an professional to be taught the ropes and spent years honing his expertise by incorporating flips, energy strikes and freezes.
He took an identical method to Bitcoin, which he first discovered in 2014. He spent a whole lot of hours finding out the tech earlier than shopping for his first Bitcoin in 2019. Hart took Gary Gensler’s MIT Course on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies and skim the Bitcoin White Paper “at least ten times.” Plus, somewhat than going all in, Hart started by dollar-cost averaging into what he considers “the only truly decentralized cryptocurrency or asset out there.”
As a consequence, when the worth crashed at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020—and lots of offered—Hart purchased extra. His thorough training crystallized right into a resolute conviction about the forex’s future.
Furthermore, Hart explains “When the Fed launched its manic money printing in 2020 to start handing out free money to people (even way more money printing than usual), I thought this was the exact situation Bitcoin was designed for.”
“Bitcoin’s mission is to be honest money. So I started buying a lot more Bitcoin.”
Hart was hooked. So a lot in order that he started sporting Bitcoin jerseys to breakdancing competitions and evangelized Bitcoin to his entourage, whereas steering them away from buying and selling and altcoins.
More of the 64-year-old dude (me) representing #Bitcoin (new #BTC shirt) in Chicago breakdance battle.
I feel I’m the world’s oldest competing breaker.
Can’t consider a greater option to spend 8 hours on a Sunday. Retweet and comply with when you like this. pic.twitter.com/He6iWE8IMX
— Ben Hart (@BenHartBitcoin) August 24, 2022
“I basically think trading is a losers game. […] My advice to them is to take 10% of whatever they have to invest and buy Bitcoin. That’s what I tell my kids to do.”
Hart advised Cointelegraph that he tells his youthful breaker friends to cease buying and selling and “forget about the other cryptos for now.”
Hart’s been noticed on dancefloors on TV exhibits comparable to (*64*) Morning America, whereas he’s already twstepped his means into the Bitcoin neighborhood. Cory Kliippsten, CEO of Swan Bitcoin, seems to have prolonged an invite Hart’s means for Bitcoin convention Pacific Bitcoin in November this 12 months.
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Hart and his spouse have six youngsters and cut up their time between Miami and Chicago. Besides breaking, he’s now dedicating his time to Bitcoin training. He joins a rising listing of Bitcoin Boomers—HODLers born between 1946 and 1964—whereas his first Bitcoin ebook is quickly to be printed.