What do you think of crypto?
Have you invested in cryptocurrencies. If no what's holding you back.
Yes, its the future. About environmental impact: isnt important at all - we are in "alpha" state, so its not efficient nor has it to be. Think of it like that: the more energy flows into a system the more potential it has (aka more secure in our sense) - thats 101 cybernetics. btc as the first layer should not be environmentally friendly, no it must be secure ;) thats all his purpose. Every other layer is less secure and therefore more environmentally friendly. And as you can see i am not talking about some coins or currency, i am talking about systematic / fundamental way of thinking...the way we secure values in the future. In that manner I hope btc (or every other first layer) stays lean (= secure) as it is. A guy in germany describes it (in german) in a more profound way ;): https://youtu.be/3ImodVvgEhk
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@robinkunz @anett_schulte I have been investing since 2017, passed through some difficult stages (bear market, 40% drops in a day etc), but it helped me to build psychological strength in this space. It is very hard to succeed long term if i) you don't understand what you are investing, ii) you don't believe in it, iii) you are in it for short term gains. I started investing small in more user friendly platforms in the major cryptocurrencies, and now i have a more structured investment thesis, very diversified, make my own research, read the audits of the project, look to metrics etc. Another thing about crypto is that in the past, the government didn't really cared about if you invested or not in crypto, but now there are tax rules defined (different from country to country). And you should also understand the tax rules, because it can have an impact on you returns, and you should be really aware of how much you will have to pay in taxes. If your holdings start to get so big that you feel you are wasting money in taxes, you should think of restructure or relocate to a crypto tax friendly country. I am a bit suspect talking about this because i have been researching the crypto tax regimes worldwide and will sum it up in a database that makes it simple to compare between each country, be it to relocate or simply to understand the rules in your own country. Soon it will be available here https://CoinTaxList.com :)
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It is the future, that is right, but it also has it's own drawbacks. Which also all forms of investment have. But as we know, more risk is more returns. So crypto is like knowing a lot about it to understand when to invest and when to withdraw. I can see it becoming as mainstream as stock market trading.
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Everyone says it's the future but I am a bit skeptical. I only see people using cryptocurrencies for investing, and investing is not the same as everyday use. I mean, many people buy gold for investing, but no one pays a coffee with gold. Can someone elaborate, please?
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The products of many blockchain startups are tied to the value of cryptocurrencies. Ergo, the rise of bitcoin, ether and other coins can directly improve the outlook for those startups. Stocks with exposure to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have got a boost this year. Traditional investors have limited options for buying cryptocurrency in their portfolios. Some are trying to gain exposure through the handful of stocks that have embraced the technology.
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@benoit_chambon I signed up on Binomo and chose the cryptocurrency option. Paid some money in, made some stop point choices, the money multiplied in minutes and then I committed the sin of wanting more but didn't get the right stop point opportunities in the trade to make any profit, only losses. Though the trading loss is not attributed to crypto currency but the way this currency rate flows up and down is the most fearful thing I've ever seen so I avoid it.
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It's a good idea in theory - the most commonly cited innovative/useful use case I've seen is around enabling transparency in countries with high levels of corruption, but those countries also generally have poor internet infrastructure which would make payment a real pain. Since its popularity in developed countries has grown however, the focus has been been more on issues that are at the forefront of developed countries i.e. making money and saving the environment - it will be interesting to see how it develops in terms of legitimate use cases in the coming years. I'm personally invested in some cryptos and can't wait to drive in my lambo when they moon.