Queues for Aspley chippy where fish and chips given out for free thanks to cryptocurrency millionaire

There was free fish and chips all round at a Nottingham chippy thanks to two men who have made millions through cryptocurrency. Tyrelle Anderson-Brown, 25, who has made millions, and his mentor the Martini Guy paid for 100 free portions for locals.

Tyrelle, who grew up in Broxtowe and went to Christ the King School, said: "Whenever I came to see my grandma this was my local chippy."

The 25-year-old, who splits his time between Thailand and Dubai, said: "I used to do dropshipping while I was at university and college and selling different products online and around 2019 I found out about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency and started to put all the profits from my businesses into crypto and had a great time.

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‘I just wanted to do something for the community because I’ve had a lot of success in crypto and made millions. Every single day we make money. The wealth divide now is not fair so I wanted to create something where we can give back to people."

No one in the queue knew anything about crypto. One woman, who didn’t want to be named, said: "I don’t know anything about it or that it was free fish and chips today. I’m a regular. I come here all the time."

The giveaway at Arthur and Elizabeth’s Fish Bar in Aspley Lane, Aspley, was to promote a new community project called Chippy on the Solana network. The Martini Guy paid for 100 free portions.

Chip shop owner Eri Carciu said: "It is very generous of him and I’m glad he is doing well. Hopefully he will do even better.

"I’m not really into crypto but when I came across the guy I was very impressed. Anyone who invests will get a free chippy tea every Friday."

Influencer Web3Spud aka Ross Trimming said: "Today anyone can get free fish and chips. It is to promote a community project where you hold a small amount and you’ll get free fish and chips every Friday. At the moment it’s 10,000 tokens which is about £80 to £90.

"This isn’t so much about the value. The free fish and chips is a nice idea to give back as a lot of these projects keep the money for themselves. Our motto is feed the community. It’s good fun. We are looking to do more events like this to give back to the community."