Jan 14, 2022Liked by Max Read

I dug a little into "chipgirl" and "chipguy" to figure out where they got enough money to have a mansion with a dedicated gift-wrapping room and "summer closet." The guy is Mike Caldwell-Waller, the creator of Casascius Coins, a physical metal coin with an embedded piece of paper with Bitcoin credentials inside, which the Treasury Department shut down in 2013. https://en.bitcoinwiki.org/wiki/Casascius_physical_bitcoins

And "chipgirl" is Burgundy Caldwell-Waller, the daughter of tabletop tycoon Al Waller, who published Apples to Apples (among dozens of other games) and sold the rights to Mattel. Good drama in the comments of her TikTok here where she (falsely) claims her dad invented it, which gets called out by the niece of the game designer. https://www.tiktok.com/@chipgirlhere/video/6962676278210219270

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