It’s all gone too bit for him.
Once a famous cryptocurrency YouTuber known as “BitBoy,” Ben Armstrong has since lost everything — his wealth, his prized Lamborghini, his business, and now his wife, who recently filed for divorce.
The former graphic designer and car wash owner who overcame a methamphetamine addiction skyrocketed to fame six years ago by sharing advice on digital currency and advocating for investors.
His shtick appealed to average Joe’s and those looking to get rich quickly.
But crypto has crashed in the last two years and Armstrong, 41, who has said he once had $40 million of the currency, is now being accused of extortion, theft, sexual harassment, and workplace violence, the New York Times reported.
The downfall began in August when Armstrong was booted from his company, HIT Network, according to the outlet.
He was accused in a lawsuit of abusing steroids and hurling bottles of protein shakes at the company staff, allegations Armstrong has denied.
“Ben lost track of the person he used to be,” T.J. Shedd, Armstrong’s former business partner, said in a statement to the Times. “He caused enormous damage to both his professional and personal relationships.”
Shedd filed a lawsuit against Armstrong for “unlawfully directing and diverting” as much as $50,000 a month to his mistress, Cassandra Wolfe.
Armstrong’s wife, Bethany, filed for divorce in October.
In January, the Atlanta influencer canceled his daily livestream show, telling his followers, “We’re barely making it out here, guys. We’ve got lawyers coming at me from every angle.”
He has claimed in social media posts and videos that he is the victim of a “criminal conspiracy” by “terrorists” who took over his YouTube channel and declared, “BitBoy is dead.”
In another interview, he said, “I’m going through a midlife crisis … a spiritual crisis.”