There were some answers he gave that made people think maybe he didn't pay the right taxes on them, a couple questions on why he thought getting lucky once meant he was qualified to give investment advice, a couple other things I didn't read completely because I got bored. Here's the [link](https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/6iw0b6/iama_high_school_drop_out_that_had_a_million/)
I have always viewed liberal arts as the Jack of all trades, master of none approach for people who claim it as their course of study. No phycisist, engineer, or chemist has described themselves as a liberal arts major. While technically correct, liberal arts majors usually studied things like communications and business 101. These are pretty useless without a more focused curriculum.
A liberal arts education does by definition touch on all the pieces, but it seems hyperbolic to call it "useless." What use is a pure mathematics degree without the rest of human knowledge to apply it to? Engineering? Who would even teach these things without some jack of all trades to assist/make it happen? Truly it takes many types to make things happen.
Eventually he found a buyer for Botangle's technology in January 2015. The investor offered either $100,000 or 300 bitcoin, which had dropped in value at that time to a little more than $200 a coin. He took the lower cash value bitcoin deal because he believed it was "the next big thing."
"My parents asked 'Why don't you take the more cash?"' Finman explained. "But I thought of it more of an investment."
Classic blunder. If he takes the more cash, he could then have bought the 300 bitcoin and then either bought still more with the remainder, or used the rest of the cash as seed for his next project.
Seriously, my grandparents were comfortably well off (not exactly rich, but definitely set up through retirement), and the largest amount of money I got from them was 100 bucks every Christmas, and maybe 20-25 bucks on birthdays.