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How a Bitcoin Evangelist Made Himself Vanish, in 15 (Not So Easy) Steps

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  1. [5]
    ThatFanficGuy Link
    I like how on-point the article is: just the steps, with a bit of information to each. The only issue I have is the final cost of the whole affair. $30k? He bought a house (and a second...

    I like how on-point the article is: just the steps, with a bit of information to each.

    The only issue I have is the final cost of the whole affair. $30k? He bought a house (and a second "crappiest, cheapest" one) and a car (and a bike? Can't tell if he replaced the bike), and it's just $30k? Is my estimation of the value of the USD that much off? I researched housing in the US once. Nothing thorough. The figure I got around was $40 for the house alone (can't remember where).

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    1. [4]
      WinterCharm Link Parent
      I think that was the "net" cost. He sold a lotus and a motorcycle, both probably netted a decent amount of money. Assuming he went with a modest house in a somewhat rural area, it makes sense.

      I think that was the "net" cost. He sold a lotus and a motorcycle, both probably netted a decent amount of money.

      Assuming he went with a modest house in a somewhat rural area, it makes sense.

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      1. [3]
        aphoenix Link Parent
        Additionally, did he not also sell the house he was in? I think that's implied here:

        Additionally, did he not also sell the house he was in? I think that's implied here:

        Mr. Lopp’s old house was inextricably tied to him, so he and his dog needed a new one.

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        1. [2]
          WinterCharm Link Parent
          Yup, he certainly did.

          Yup, he certainly did.

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          1. aphoenix Link Parent
            I "love" when articles describe the cost of things like this. "It only costs $30K." But they mean, "It only costs $30K and a house and several expensive vehicles, and generally already being rich."

            I "love" when articles describe the cost of things like this.

            "It only costs $30K."

            But they mean,

            "It only costs $30K and a house and several expensive vehicles, and generally already being rich."

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