A guide to Bitcoin: The amazing investment based on dream gold invented by a wizard

A FAT man lounging in an Essex hot tub has made enough money from bitcoin to retire. Now it’s your turn.

But what exactly is bitcoin, and why should you spend your life savings on it?

What is Bitcoin?

Simply put Bitcoin is dream gold, extracted from a fantasy numbers mine that can somehow be exchanged for actual money. It’s incredibly straightforward.

Is it safe?

Yes, it’s overseen by Blockchain, the heavily-tattooed Russian gangster and former weightlifter who rules E Block like a rod of iron. Nobody fucks with Blockchain. The last guy who did, oh man.

Who created it?

Satoshi Nakamoto, a mysterious figure variously thought to be Tesla boss Elon Musk, Neighbours actor Alan Dale, late rapper Biggie Smalls but is more likely to be Gandalf the Grey or Merlin. So far, the only verifiable fact about Nakamoto is that he was a playable character in Super Smash Bros Melee on the Nintendo Gamecube.

Should I trust it?

When the alternative is trusting a load of corrupt City bastards who gambled away billions of your money in 2008 and got away scot-free, why the fuck not?

But how can a dream be real? 

If you believe in yourself.

So should I invest?

The received financial wisdom is that the moment the man in the street finds out about a sure thing is the moment to get out. So yes, as the man in the street, now is your moment to lose everything. Act now! It could already be too late!