Didi Taihuttu (born in Venlo on 26 May 1978) is a Dutch entrepreneur, traveler, author, writer and public speaker, mainly known for living entirely off Bitcoin cryptocurrency.

Taihuttu became well known for the fact that he and his family sold all their belongings in 2017, to live a fully bankless existence using solely BTC bitcoin. The Family has become known as 'the bitcoin family'.[1] He appeared in the TV shows Gert Late Night, De Wereld Draait Door , Jinek and Pauw. Documentaries about him were published by Arte, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, videoland, streamz and CNA. The family went living in Portugal because of the very positive tax rules on cryptocurrency.[2]

Biography edit

Didi Taihuttu is the son of the professional football player of VVV-Venlo John Taihuttu.[3] He studied Higher Economic Education at the Fontys Hogeschool in Venlo, after which he started his career in the Swiss Zug. After a number of short-term jobs, he chose to start his own computer training company at the age of 24 and has been working as an entrepreneur ever since.

Bibliography edit

  • 2018: Didi & The Bitcoin Family ISBN 978-90-828375-1-3
  • 2019: Die Bitcoin Familie: Wie Mut uns zum Glück führte (to ₿ or not to ₿) ISBN 978-1-7001-4554-3

Documentaries edit

References edit

  1. ^ Sander van Mersbergen, Vader bitcoin family: Dit is een emotionele achtbaan, AD, 2 februari 2018 17:53 (update 22:44). Geraadpleegd 20 mei 2018.
  2. ^ The 'Bitcoin Family' emigrates to Portugal for its 0% tax on cryptocurrencies
  3. ^ Herwin Thole, / This Limburger not only sells his house, but all his possessions for bitcoin… and now lives with his family on a campsite, Business Insider, October 5, 2017. Accessed May 20, 2018.
  4. ^ Family bets on bitcoin, CNBC, Sigalos MacKenzie, 17 oktober 2017 15:33 (EST) (update 23 oktober 2017 8:29 (EST)). Geraadpleegd 20 mei 2017.
  5. ^ Bitcoin – Blase oder digitales Gold? Der Hype um die Kryptowährung| Y-Kollektiv, Funk.net. Geraadpleegd 20 mei 2018.
  6. ^ Doku: Bitcoin – Blase oder Digitales Gold?, The Coinspondent, Friedemann Brenneis, 4 december 2017. Geraadpleegd 20 mei 2018.
  7. ^ Re: Die Bitcoin-Millionäre, Mit vollem Einsatz ins Risiko, Arte, 2018. Geraadpleegd 20 mei 2018.
  8. ^ The Bitcoin Gamble, Moving Upstream, Thomas Di Fonzo, 1 november 2018. Geraadpleegd 13 november 2018.
  9. ^ The Machine Ordered Universe, KeyPictures, Simon Hipkins, 18 december 2018. Geraadpleegd 18 december 2018.

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