Teen Bitcoin millionaire builds a real Dr. Octopus suit for a kid with mobility issues

June 12, 2018 Tristan Greene


When a teenage Bitcoin millionaire tells the world he intends to use a portion of his money to build a robotic exoskeleton in the vein of a famous Marvel super villain, it sounds like something we should worry about. Luckily the teen in question, Erik Finman, has chosen to use his resources for good. Finman, a man Time called one of the most influental teens of 2014, recently helped finance and develop a robotic prosthetic suit resembling the one created by the fictional Spiderman nemesis Doctor Octopus. It’s actually pretty easy to imagine this as the genesis of a plot to…

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