The Real Investment Is Your Time

in LeoFinance3 months ago

Back in 2017 I invested in crypto and it was a bumpy ride. After a few stupid decisions – like trading BTC for several alt-coins that dropped in value – I was so disenchanted that I decided to take a break from it altogether.

Last summer I spent a lot of time in discussions with one of my trusted friends that was in crypto long before me and actually got me into it. He's been quite successful in his crypto endeavors, mostly because he spends a lot of time researching, reading, educating himself about everything that’s going on, not only with the coins in real time but with the general “big picture” global economy, the public sentiment towards cryptocurrencies, the activities of regulatory bodies, the moves of the investment funds, etc.

I see all this research as his part time job. Yes, he invested money but his equally or more important investment was his time. Time is a commitment that people who would like to be successful but are not progressing aren’t willing to make.

Of course, sometimes you can be lucky – but the chances of doing a wrong move are much higher when you’re taking these decisions based on the gut feel. Success rarely comes without consistent dedication and without putting in the time.


Towards the end of 2020 I felt ready to get back and bought some ETH on 18th Dec. Other than trading a small amount of it for Nexo I play it safe. Partially because I’m neither in the mood nor in the position to be losing again. Partially because any trading would be nothing but a guess. Partially because Ethereum seems like a relatively stable option that's been gaining some momentum. I bought it at $664 and 17 days later it's hovering around $1K. I now also spend up to an hour every day to read the crypto news, mainly on CoinGecko feed. There are so many things I don’t understand but as long as I’m learning something new every day I feel good about it.


It's never too late in crypto.

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I read signs of a bull market in here :)
Just don't trade, is what I would say right now...
Hodling for few more months, I guess no more than ten, will make you much more money than trading does. 100%.

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The signs of a bull market are everywhere :) thanks for the advice, I guess hodling really is the best option.

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I agree with you that the time you invest in cryptocurrency is as important as the money, possibly more valuable. I have spent money first, time second and like you I invested in several Altcoins before I did enough reading. I greatly regret those loss4s. It would have been better to just buy Bitcoin and hold it, while I learned. Even if I held just half I would be better off. But experience is a hard teacher. Now I read, write and hodl. I learn a lot by reading and writing about it, no one really knows it all, crypto is changing to fast. We all just try to stay involved and aware.


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You're right, it's changing all the time. I like your approach, sometimes you learn the most by trying to explain it to others.

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Time and patience. Good luck ;)

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Good luck! Very good point - taking the time to research and understand what you're buying should pay off in a space that has so many unknowns.

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