Boxing legend Mike Tyson has entered the Bitcoin ring, his brand coming to a new bitcoin ATM to be launched on August 30.
Coming soon… http://t.co/Blf592VtUW… Changing the way we get change.
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) July 25, 2015
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The website promoting the ATM says, ‘Mike Tyson’s fastest knock Out in the ring was 30 seconds. The Mike Tyson Bitcoin ATM Can Turn Your Cash into Bitcoin in Under 20 Seconds.”
Tyson is ranked as one of the greatest fighters all-time. His colorful career includes comebacks after run-ins with the law, including three years in jail for rape and arrests for drug possession and other crimes. By the time he turned 13, he had reportedly been arrested 38 times.
More relevant has been his tumultuous financial history. Despite making millions per fight, including $30 million in his infamous second bout with Evander Holyfield in 1997, he still managed to file for bankruptcy in 2003.
Many have found Bitcoin to offer a refreshing new perspective on life after experiencing difficult times. In a 2005 interview with USA Today, Tyson lamented, “My whole life has been a waste – I’ve been a failure…I just want to escape. I’m really embarrassed with myself and my life. I want to be a missionary. I think I could do that while keeping my dignity without letting people know they chased me out of the country. I want to get this part of my life over as soon as possible. In this country nothing good is going to come of me. People put me so high; I wanted to tear that image down.”
The project is a joint operation between Tyson and Bitcoin Direct, which recently merged with Conexus Cattle Corp, a company stating to be engaged in beef cattle production, and which is publicly traded on the OTC markets for $0.0016 a share.