Eddy Zillan was only 15 years old when opened a Coinbase account and an account on a trading platform referred to as Kraken. He used his $100 to buy the digital currency ethereum. That was 2015, a time when there were little information available about cryptocurrencies. After his initial investment, he discovered he earned $10 after a mere hours. After one week, he placed $1,000 more. After another week, he added $5,000. He also added $6,000 more after a week has passed. The total amount Zillan invested in was $12,000. His money came from the tennis lessons he gave. He also pooled all the Bar Mitzvah gifts he received. Now that he is 18, he will be launching his very own coinalert.ly – a consumer-focused app that offers potential cryptocurrency investors with resources, trading tips, and guides.
Currently, 18-year old Zillan has more than a million dollars in his portfolio. He is also now offering his advise to those who want to know more about digital currencies. He is charging $250 per hour for his know-how.His own company, Cryptocurrency Financial, provides new investors with business advice. Those who are keen to know more about cryptocurrencies have depended on Reddit for information. According to Zillan, his aim is to “..make the crypto community bigger.” He added, “I want to see cryptocurrencies as the future.”
Zillan declares, “I’m not some guy off of Wall Street.” He explained, “There’s no motive or reason for me to try to trick people.” However, commenters have seen the disparity between Zillan’s claims and his online image. His Instagram page highlights the “get rich quick” vibe commonly seen within the cryptocurrency community. He is also a self-described “Crypto Millionaire”. Pictures on his page show him beside a sports car – he has three luxury vehicles. Zillan offers a response to criticisms that he is all flash and no substance: “Sure, it’s very flashy. Wolf of Wall Street was shitty penny stocks, but what we do is completely different,” he said. “I just use that for marketing. What’s going to catch your eye? Some words, or a picture of that?” He highlighted his expertise and experience – features that set him apart from other digital currency advisors in the market. He also claims that his goal is to help people learn.