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Cryptocurrencies, which are digital forms of money that can be sent and received anonymously, have been described as the “Wild West” of investment. The term is apt: Since Bitcoins came onto the scene in 2009, they’ve had a wild ride.
In this article I will present an overview of how to buy them and what to look for in the best cryptocurrencies. And I’ll also explain how you can start investing in cryptocurrencies without needing a large amount of money.
If you want to be a geek millionaire, you might think you need a lot of money. But it turns out that the low-hanging fruit in cryptocurrency investing is not cash, but time.
After all, it’s hard to make money with cryptocurrency if you don’t already have the right computer and the right software. The geeks who got rich were those who invested their free time in learning how to use cryptocurrencies—and they were the ones who had the most free time.
If you have no idea what a cryptocurrency is, and you’ve been asked to write about it in an essay for your high school English class, here’s a good place to start.
Cryptocurrencies are a recent invention. But they have some striking similarities to older financial instruments that people have used for centuries: gold, or maybe more accurately, paper money.
Both are valuable because they are scarce. Gold is scarce because it doesn’t form in the earth any more easily than diamonds or copper do; paper money is scarce because it can be printed by governments and there just aren’t that many of them.
Gold was useful as money when there were fewer people on the planet and less land to farm; paper money was useful when there were fewer people on the planet and less land to farm.
Cryptocurrencies are useful now because the world has become more crowded and there’s more land than ever. The price of land has risen faster than the price of everything else, but the rate of increase in the number of people on Earth has increased faster still.
With cryptocurrencies, you can speculate that this trend will continue indefinitely into the future.
To start investing in cryptocurrencies, you’ll need to have some Bitcoin or Ethereum (or both). But buying and selling cryptocurrency is not the same thing as mining cryptocurrency. In fact, mining can be a surprisingly bad way to make money with cryptocurrencies.
Bitcoin mining is fundamentally an arms race. You need to find a combination of hardware and software that will allow your machine to score more points than other machines trying to score points. The fastest machines are able to solve the problem before anybody else, and then they get all the bitcoins. It’s a zero-sum game: for every person who mines, somebody else loses.
There are two ways to think about this. One is that bitcoin has been a financial innovation—a way for people who don’t trust each other to agree on the value of something without trusting each other. This is worth thinking about.
If you only read one post on cryptocurrencies, make it this one.
A lack of control over your assets, particularly if they are in the course of commerce, is quite scary. Most of the consequences of an investment’s success or failure are not obvious at the time you buy it. If you have invested in a penny stock and it goes to $100 a share — congratulations! — but do not know that you have done so until after it has gone up, you may be very unhappy. You may have lost money, and you may even have lost all of it.
What this means is that there is a stigma against investing in penny stocks. The difference between a poorly run business and one that simply does not get enough attention is unknown to most people; it requires them to make a decision without understanding the possible outcomes. And so many people decide not to invest at all because they cannot bear the stigma, or they choose to invest only in large companies.
The problem with these choices is that one can lose half what you put into them in a year, as happened to many people who invested in Enron on the way back from lunch.