The cryptocurrency market has been growing at an exponential rate with an influx of capital, driven by young savvy investors. This is much more than a bubble, we are witnessing the beginning of a new digital economy. Here are 5 reasons to invest and join this crypto industry.
1. Be part of the future
More than an investment, cryptocurrencies are an ongoing technology and socioeconomic experiment. As a result, the blockchain space is booming with new opportunities. With an approximate market cap of $280 billion, rest assured that this industry is here to stay. This new industry is constantly evolving, therefore the earlier you get acquainted with it, the higher your chance are of benefiting from its future development.
Most people are intimidated by cryptocurrencies but this is the very reason why you should be invested.* Taking the first step earlier than the masses will give you an edge, both in terms of potential gains and experience. I won’t try to sugarcoat it, it will be a steep learning curve but it will be worth it. Don’t wait for the heard and be a pioneer, learn and invest in digital currencies now and reap the rewards.
Tip: Get started by creating a free, online wallet such as the BTC.com wallet.
2. Return on investment
You will not be bored, as this space moves at light speed and keeps growing every day. This accumulated drive has resulted in one of the highest return on investment ever to be observed across various industries. The cryptocurrency space has boomed and has convinced even the most skeptical actors to join in.
Imagine that if you had invested just 100$ in June 2011, your current ROI would approximate 67000%! While nobody can guarantee a fixed return (Lamborghinis jokes aside), with proper due diligence cryptocurrencies can be a vital part of your investment portfolio.
3. Start small and dream big
Investing is a hot topic that many people talk about but very few do. More than saving money, you should learn to invest. I recommend to start small with investing only as much as you are comfortable with. Ease into the field step by step and get your feet wet with just 50 USD. Think of it like this: instead of buying that new watch or a new pair of shoes, challenge yourself and invest that capital in cryptocurrencies.
One golden tip I learned throughout the years, never invest more than what you are willing to lose. While many of us are lucky to have the means to experiment with 50 USD, you should never feel pressured to invest beyond your comfort zone.
Many people don’t know but it’s absolutely not necessary to buy 1 whole Bitcoin. Digital currencies such as Bitcoin as divisible into small amounts, so you can just buy a fraction. As of this article’s date, you can buy 0.0077 Bitcoin (BTC) for 50 USD.
Tip: Getting started is more simple than it sounds. Have a look at this tutorial that explain how to buy bitcoin online.
4. Have a vision
This might sound patronising but have you developed of a financial plan? Have you set a financial goal for yourself? It’s never too late to start.
Managing your personal finances is paramount to living a comfortable and balanced life. This means planning a budget and spending your resources over time while factoring in financial risks and life events. How to start? Simple. First, assess your current financial situation, set a goal, make a plan and execute. Monitor your cryptocurrency portfolio and adjust it if needed. Planning your investment strategy will allow you to sleep well at night, remain confident and endure the volatility of this market. This fast growing industry will teach you to develop solid nerves.
Tip: Do not feel intimated by price volatility. While some of us make great traders, it’s perfectly fine to just HODL or use your coins.
5. Always diversify
One last secret, consider to diversify your investment portfolio. Spread your investment across multiple assets such as piggy bank, stocks, commodities, real estate, bank deposits and so on. Remember, digital currencies are a volatile investment and it’s not recommended for most people to invest their life savings. For example, if you have 5000 USD as your total investment, you might invest a large part of it into stable assets and keep 1–10% of it into cryptocurrencies. As for your crypto portfolio, most people start with just one coins (e.g. a little bit of Bitcoin). But with more experience you might find it compelling to research and invest in other reputable cryptocurrencies as well.
*Cryptocurrencies are a volatile investment product, your capital is at risk.
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Co-editor: Nikol Daru
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