Who is Erik Finman dating? Bitcoin millionaire challenges Big Tech with Freedom Phone
Eric Finman, 22, launched Freedom Phone to counter Big Tech's censorship of 'free speech and privacy first' communication; he keeps his love life private too
Erik Finman, the self-proclaimed "Bitcoin Millionaire," is making news once again with the debut of the Freedom Phone. He says that the gadget is totally unfiltered, emphasizing the need for "free speech and privacy first."
Cryptocurrency has become increasingly popular as a means for youngsters to get fast money digitally. Tesla CEO Elon Musk was recently warned by hacktivist group Anonymous for controlling cryptocurrency, as the billionaire's tweets have governed the rise and fall of cryptocurrencies like the Dogecoin and Rapidly Reusable Rockets.
Erik Finman's phone seeks to “create a world where Big Tech does not prohibit unfettered communication,” according to the company. Finman became a millionaire before he turned eighteen. Here's what we know about who he is dating.
Today I'm announcing the Freedom Phone.— ERIK FINMAN (@erikfinman) July 14, 2021
This is the first major pushback on the Big Tech companies that attacked us - for just thinking different.
Complete with it's own Uncensorable App Store & Privacy Features.
We're finally taking back control. https://t.co/tOSnuxncfd pic.twitter.com/Hykp08ITCQ
Who is Erik Finman dating?
Little is known about ErikFinman's personal life as he prefers to keep his personal and love life private. However, at present, it appears that the Bitcoin millionaire is single, according to Dating Celebs. The 22-year-old has been in at least one relationship before, the website states quoting Celebs Couples.
Entertainment website MD Daily Record reports that Finman "does not have time to date." According to the Times, Finman has dated one Catherine Moolenschot, but details about her are unavailable. There is no further information available about Finman's personal life or dating preferences.
Finman's money-minting story is a unique one. In May 2011, when Finman was only 12, his parents made a bet with him, stating that if he turned into a millionaire before he turned 18, he would not need to go to college. To prove himself right Finman took 1000 euros from his grandmother that was kept for his education and invested it in bitcoin at 10 euros each.
Finman became a millionaire and won the bet with his parents before he was 18 years old. He made news in 2014, when he was only 16 years old. Since then Finman has been trading bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. "I really didn't like high school. People didn't really get what I was trying to do, get what I was searching for or what I was dreaming of. I had one teacher tell me, yeah, drop out, work at McDonald’s since I’ll never amount to anything more in life," he said in an interview with Business of Business.
He told the news outlet that he is now "tired of crypto". "I’m sick of being the bitcoin person, it’s really like if I hear the word “bitcoin” one more time, I’m going to smash my head against a wall," he said. "I care about building something much more than I care about just trading numbers on a screen," he added.