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  • How do you decide which crypto currency to buy?
  • Premier Icon finbar
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    Doesn’t bitcoin basically behave like a 4X leveraged Nasdaq now?

    Premier Icon BruceWee
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    Doesn’t bitcoin basically behave like a 4X leveraged Nasdaq now?

    It did but it looks like it’s decoupled now. Just not in a good way.

    Premier Icon finbar
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    😀

    Premier Icon 5lab
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    hows everyone feeling? still buying in?

    Premier Icon doris5000
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    Someone I know has BTC buy orders set for 19K, 14K and 8K. She has also removed all funds from Nexo, Crypto.com and any other DeFi platforms for the time being.

    The next week or two is gonna be pretty interesting though! Looks like Celsius is done, 3AC might be next, and who knows after that?

    Premier Icon davros
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    Free money bonanza for all! Buy now and triple your money GUARANTEED.

    Premier Icon jambourgie
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    I’m hearing a lot of people shouting buy now! Never going to be cheaper! etc etc… but then, if you hold BTC you would say that wouldn’t you? To big it back up.

    Premier Icon davros
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    Musk will pump it up again 🤣

    Premier Icon andrewh
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    I’ve changed all my altcoins to ETH and BTC, seem (slightly) less likely to go to nothing.
    I’ll keep putting beer money in and see what happens in five years time. I’m fully aware that just buying beer may be a better use for it.
    I’m also spread over Coinbase, Binance and Blockfi just in case one of them goes tits up.

    Premier Icon sirromj
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    Anyone enjoyed the EVMOS airdrop? Currently my biggest bag and keeping me from going further than 50% down. Buying small amounts of mostly ATOM sometimes ADA monthly mostly timed with dips, bringing the average price of my bags down. Staking & compounding. Still just beer money amounts.

    Premier Icon doris5000
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    Andrewh – BlockFi might be looking a bit wobbly. They have suddenly laid off 20% of their staff, and may well be exposed to 3AC and Celsius. Have a read of this thread:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/SteveWoodUS/status/1536816756978864129

    AIUI, as they are exchanges your dosh should be safer in the other two. But it would be safer again in your own wallet.

    Premier Icon doris5000
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    Here’s another thread musing about exchanges and the risks of them crashing, for anyone who is interested:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/davidgerard/status/1537122155347038214

    Premier Icon andrewh
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    Thanks for the heads up Doris, might be worth getting a proper wallet.
    I’ve only got half an ETH and about 0.02BTC with them but even so

    Premier Icon pk13
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    Move it a wallet

    Premier Icon doris5000
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    Not to labour the point but I think I would definitely move my stuff out of BlockFi! Seeing more and more stuff like this now:

    Premier Icon andrewh
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    I’ve ordered a hardware wallet, should be here next week.
    In the meantime I’ve requested a withdrawal from Blockfi to Coinbase. Will move everything from CB to the wallet when it arrives, put it in a drawer and forget about it for a few years and then either buy some donuts or clear my mortgage, depending on which way it goes.
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    The Blockfi withdrawal said sent for review, which I assume is quite normal…? I am aware that by doing that I’m just adding to whatever problems they may be having

    Premier Icon andrewh
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    Quick update for anyone else thinking of withdrawing from Blockfi.
    Requested withdrawal yesterday lunchtime,converted everything to ETH so only one withdrawal to reduce fees.
    Email at lunchtime today wanting me to send a picture of photo ID and to smile at the camera.
    Received in my Coinbase account this evening, so about 30hrs all in.
    I suspect I am dealing with considerably smaller sums than that chap on the twitter up there ^ though.
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    Hardware wallet has arrived, just need to figure out how to work it. Got one for £25, which at the current rate will be worth more than the contents by this time next week🤣🙈

    Premier Icon CountZero
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    I don’t.

    Premier Icon frankconway
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    I’ve always thought cryptos were to be avoided; every day convinces me more that I’m right.

    Premier Icon sirromj
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    YNGMI!

    Premier Icon BruceWee
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    I’ve always thought cryptos were to be avoided; every day convinces me more that I’m right.

    I can see that when it dumps you would think that. However, everyday it pumps do you sit there thinking, ‘I’m wrong!’

    Do you have a Trading View account set up with alerts at various price points so that you can monitor the days when you’re right and the days when you’re wrong?

    Are you like the some people who have posted on this thread whose happiness is literally inversely correlated to the BTC price so the more it dumps the happier they get (they never confirmed this but presumably the more it pumps the sadder they get)?

    I mean, I’ve got some money in crypto but even I don’t let the price affect my mood or use it as some sort of gauge about how correct I am.

    Anyway, thanks for the insightful contribution!

    Premier Icon the-muffin-man
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    I looked at hardware wallets – I think there’s more chance of me losing all my money trying to transfer to one of those than Kraken going down! 🤣🤣

    And even if I did transfer OK it I’d then lose the wallet!

    Premier Icon butcher
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    Worth noting that a hardware wallet doesn’t store the crypto itself. It just stores the keys to access it. You don’t need a hardware wallet to move your crypto out of an exchange. You just need to store the keys somewhere. It can be on a piece of paper…

    Premier Icon rockhopper70
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    I can’t see that it has been mentioned, but would PayPal be a safe place to have a dabble with Bitcoin/Etherium? Not talking large sums, just something to dabble with?

    Premier Icon rone
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    I can’t see that it has been mentioned, but would PayPal be a safe place to have a dabble with Bitcoin/Etherium? Not talking large sums, just something to dabble with?

    As long as you dabble with what you can afford to lose PayPal, Revolut or BingX would be okay.

    Always have this approach.

    Premier Icon i_scoff_cake
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    It can be on a piece of paper…

    Maybe stored under your bed? Is this seriously the future of money? 😀

    Premier Icon i_scoff_cake
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    put it in a drawer and forget about it for a few years

    And then your wife chucks it out thinking it’s junk 😀

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    Remember also that hardware doesn’t keep data for ever.   Hard drives were good for about 10years so if you were using them for long term storage you would have to refresh them.  SSDs (or devices based on the same technology) are good for about half of that although the minimum spec for a consumer device is 1 year.  Most devices from a good manufacturer will last wayyyyy longer that than though.  There is a good chance you won’t have any issue but not a chance would I trust my cash to a single device.  At a minimum have two copies

    I would print the keys (twice)

    Premier Icon gingerbllr
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    Are you like the some people who have posted on this thread whose happiness is literally inversely correlated to the BTC price so the more it dumps the happier they get (they never confirmed this but presumably the more it pumps the sadder they get)?

    This is me! Cryptocurrency preys on the financially illiterate and the desperate. It is literally a negative sum game. The sooner this shit burns to the ground the better.

    GTFO while you can 🙂

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    Premier Icon thisisnotaspoon
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    Are you like the some people who have posted on this thread whose happiness is literally inversely correlated to the BTC price so the more it dumps the happier they get (they never confirmed this but presumably the more it pumps the sadder they get)?

    You say this like we’re supposed to feel ashamed or insulted?

    Yes it makes me happy that the price crash is cutting bitcoin mining’s carbon footprint by the size of whole countries each week at the moment.

    **** the rich, save the planet.

    Premier Icon lamp
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    Made a substantial amount and cashed out a few months ago, but watching the current situation with interest. It’s bloody and plenty have lost their shirts so it seems. I still have a spread of a few coins, but not looking at putting more money in just yet…

    Premier Icon Rockape63
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    I have never had any trust in putting money in crypto, so put it in stocks and shares instead.

    Sadly these have gone through the floor too!

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