Didi Taihuttu, the father and husband of the Bitcoin Family, offers life advice on happiness, generosity, and Bitcoin nomadism.
Didi Taihuttu is well known among crypto aficionados for going all-in on Bitcoin (BTC) in 2016. He sold all of his and his family’s belongings. While he waited for Bitcoin to reach the moon, he camped out in the Netherlands.
Taihuttu recounts how it felt to own absolutely nothing but Bitcoin six years ago in:
“I don’t own any automobiles, motorcycles, or other vehicles.” And I’m more content than I’ve ever been. She [Taihuttu’s wife] concurs! We decided to break the chain and set an example for the kids at that point.”
He recounts how he came to the idea that life is about collecting happiness rather than wealth. As a result, the Bitcoin Family was formed. The three daughters “just have Bitcoin, not bank accounts,” and their parents have never reflected on their previous life.
The group has spent the last five years roaming the globe, eventually settling in Southern Portugal as their mobile home base. They’ll have plenty of company promoting the Bitcoiner lifestyle down in Portugal, which is rapidly becoming a centre for the seminal cryptocurrency.
Taihuttu admits that travelling the world on a Bitcoin basis is difficult, especially when caring for three adolescent girls.
It hasn’t stopped other families of explorers from following in their footsteps, either. According to Taihuttu, “six families” have sold all of their belongings to live the Bitcoin lifestyle, a la Bitcoin Family.
Taihuttu orange-pilled his brother and sister closer to home, even encouraging them to join him in the wandering lifestyle. “The decentralised digital nomad lifestyle is the future,” he says.
Taihuttu is a philanthropist who donates over 40% of his fortune to charity. Profits from online trade, affiliate links, book sales, merchandise sales, and other “digital nomad” activities go to charity.
They have created a school for impoverished children in Mexico as well as an orphanage in Venezuela, for example. But, of course, there’s a Bitcoin twist.
It’s a three-step approach to orange pill and start a charity, as seen in the video with a Mario illustration.
- Bitcoin should be taught.
- Find out how to exchange it.
- Adoption should increase.
While the initiatives aren’t Bitcoin-only from the start, they aren’t centralised either:
“A BMW will be driven by the CEO of a centralised organisation [charity].” We don’t want that; we operate on a peer-to-peer basis.”
Taihuttu’s goal is to interact with other orange-pilled folks everywhere they go. They then sit down and discuss the areas of concern, focusing on the concerns that will have the greatest positive impact.
“Everyone with a heartbeat and a telephone should be able to transact value all over the world,” says one of Taihuttu’s numerous slogans. Bitcoin is that solution, and it will surely become ingrained in charitable endeavours.
Overall, the Bitcoin Family will continue to travel across the world, but their concentration is now firmly on Europe. Of course, El Salvador and the next country to adopt Bitcoin as legal cash are appealing tourist destinations, but Taihuttu is devoted to his continent’s Bitcoin adoption.
Disclaimer: These are the writer’s opinions and should not be considered investment advice. Readers should do their own research.