If crypto never happened; what would you be doing currently?

in Project HOPE5 months ago



Some computing technologies powering blockchain technology and cryptocurrency already existed before 2005. Not until the advent of bitcoin, blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies were foreign terms, if they even existed at all. From the crude labs of Satoshi, bitcoin blockchain grew and the cryptographic token running on it became a tool of global revolution. Bitcoin’s whitepaper released in 2008 must have sounded like a joke to every reader. Ambitious, impossible, yet auspicious.

Now fast forward to twelve years later. Over 10, 000 cryptocurrencies including native coins and smart contract tokens. Cryptocurrency market capitalization grew from nothing to over $350 billion and yet is currently one of the most prospective concepts and is expected to spike in coming years.

Having made much success in this short time span, cryptocurrency and blockchain technology have gained a huge followership from people all over the world seeking financial liberation in both positive (and negative) way. The crypto space presents numerous opportunities and talents all over have embraced these opportunities in the quest to contribute to the revolution and well, improve their financial situation..if possible.


If you tip this article or offer me a writing gig, you’ll be patronizing my freelance writing career (which I’ll appreciate so much!). Finding my way into cryptocurrency as a blogger, writing about cryptocurrency and cryptocurrency projects have been my primary engagement in cryptocurrency. Having done this for over two years and counting, blogging about cryptocurrency have been an awesome opportunity for me. Gaining a good number of amazing followers and readers, every second I spend writing is a happy one for me. This has formed the bulk of my secondary engagement and has given me the privilege to work with a number of amazing altcoin projects and improve my digital marketing career.

That was a short story and most people in the crypto space have a similar story. Personally, I haven’t done much with my software development skills as it concerns cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, but for sure, countless computer programmers have found their homes here. Graphic designer? Cybersecurity expert? Any career you could think of. Cryptocurrency have built a world where you could be anything you wish.

Having a career in cryptocurrency is just one out of the countless ways of getting involved. Investors and traders bet their capital on good looking projects with hopes of making good returns on their investment, cryptocurrency trading forms a major percentage of individual involvement in cryptocurrency. And if you’re mischievous with your hacking skills, then you’re probably busy wreaking havoc with skills. That’s still an involvement, an odd one anyway, but still…


If you’re not engaged in any of the aforementioned, then you are at least reading this article. This article wouldn’t exist if cryptocurrency never happened, so here’s a question; what would you be doing currently if cryptocurrency never existed? Probably reading a sports journal!

As a blogger and digital marketer, I’ll probably still be a science writer. Come to think of it, it’s been a while I did that! A crypto trader would probably be a forex trader currently, I’ve got an idea of how the MT4 works, but that’s a different stuff! No crypto futures, no leverage tokens…must be a boring one! A software developer would probably be building a different kind of application. Not sure what a blockchain developer would have been doing if blockchain never became a relevant thing today, but I am sure that brilliance would have been channeled elsewhere.

Over to you, if crypto and blockchain never happened; what would you be doing currently?


Sometimes I regret getting people into crypto back in 2011 and 2013.

Uhm, why?

A lot of reasons, like I'm worried it wasn't a good thing after all, and I unknowingly led a lot of people toward something that does harm.

As for STEEM/HIVE, I've lost 99% of my initial investment here, despite putting in 3 years of daily work. I wish I had just stayed in BTC for the past 3 years. I'd have way more money, and I could have written several books in that saved time. Oh well.

A sad one there, but the the crypto space has a way of rewarding patience and persistence. If you stick to those the the future could re-write the story to something better.

I have been watching crypto since it began, long before most people had ever heard of it, but I don't believe you're correct that it rewards patience. Bitcoin could be described that way, but the other cryptos have not been so consistent. Many have come and gone, for example. There's no guarantee HIVE won't fall into complete disuse at some point. People act like it has to go up at some point, but there's no proof of that claim.

That's some truth and reality too. Sad!

Chances are I'd still be blogging more or less the same amount as I was before crypto... I've been at this since the later 1990's. Other than that, I'd still be monetizing web content with Adsense and Amazon... which is a LOT more of a pain in the butt than we have here. And I'd still be selling on eBay, which I am still doing, anyway.

In other words, crypto is just a tiny little sideline for me.


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Had a short stint with Adsense, I can tell how stressful that was, most of my blogs are crypto-wise, but I'd have been sticking to my primary career and writing STEM articles and using wordpress or blogspot more. But crypto changed that a bit.

Got ya :)


No far from what I am doing now, blogging.

Would relatively be the same for me, but a different topic.

Probably investing time and money on a Cinema blog.

Lol still a wise stuff to do...for an agent😁

Greetings @joelagbo.

A great article that you share with us in this opportunity in relation to the impact that the creation of crypts has had in our lives.

In fact, without the arrival of cryptomonies the world would be something else and maybe in my case I would be teaching in the classroom, but the reality is different and we can count on the influence of cryptomonies in our personal and business economies.

Facts, it has made much difference to those who already adopted it. Still enough space for everyone and everyone will tell a similar story one day.

Hi @joelagbo thanks for sharing this solid post with us. well i like to give you answer that If crypto never happened, i would have been doing blogging on my own blog. Well i was just came to know about blockchain through steemit platform in 2017. before that i was doing event based blogging.

We got a bit of a similar slowly, I was blogging about STEM then I got into Steem and that was it! A bit of word pun,but a beautiful coincidence. 😁

Having a career in cryptocurrency is just one out of the countless ways of getting involved.

Like so many people now have career with internet, many people will have a career with Internet 2.0

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yeah, already a reality, and the future looks very bright! Thanks for taking time to read.

No animal and food coins? What a crazy world would that be?

But if we're being serious, crypto has made an impact to millions of people around the world. I guess that without crypto, we'd be one step closer to living in dystopia.

I'd be sports blogger as football is my next favorite thing to crypto.

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