I know many will dislike the video just for the title alone, but I hope you stick around as the analysis took me a while to put together.
Those of you who watch this channel know that I am a Bitcoin enthusiast and love analyzing it as an investment. Today we’re going to visit the other side. In this video, we don’t laugh when people call Bitcoin a bubble, a fraud, a tulip, a magic bean cult. We attempt to find the largest risks to Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in the long-term. I posit that these three catalysts are the three biggest threats
1) The possibility of Bitfinex and Tether being a fraud. I’ve discussed this some in a previous video, but am going into more detail on Bitfinex here.
2) A crackdown on ICOs that leads to a slowdown in funding, leading to Ethereum and other ICO-centric platforms going for a dive and taking the other cryptocurrencies with them. We look at the stances of governments on ICOs worldwide and attempt to find the direction we are headed in.
3) The shutdown of fiat gateways, locking crypto off from the real world on an international basis. While there is obvious fear related to this right now due to China, I discuss why perhaps this is not as likely as bears think. Still, we discuss how you can keep up with this and what’s important.
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My Recommended Hardware Wallets:
If you want to store your cryptocurrencies safely, the best way is through a hardware wallet. Seriously – look it up and you’ll find plenty of information supporting this claim. There are alternatives such as paper wallets, but these are convenient and my choice for cold storage (offline):
Ledger Nano S:
Ledger Blue (expensive):
I personally prefer the Ledger Nano S, but the Trezor is such a close second that it really doesn’t matter which one you go with. Ledger Blue is premium and convenient, but not necessary.
My Favorite Book for Investing in Crypto:
This book is, bar none, my favorite book for investing in cryptocurrencies. It doesn’t bog you down with technical jargon, but instead focuses on all the elements you should understand before you invest.
It’s a comprehensive book for both beginners and experts. Beginners will find information about major cryptocurrencies (not just Bitcoin) as well as details on historical market events (that you can draw on for future) and events to watch for moving into the future. Experts will find the chapters on valuation particularly useful. For those of you involved in traditional investing, this book is even more of a godsend as finance info is explored (correlations with other asset classes, ETFs, etc).
My Recommended Exchanges: Coinbase / GDAX / Bittrex
If you sign up to Coinbase using link above, you and I will both receive $10 each after you buy your first $100 of Bitcoin using Coinbase. Coinbase is much less intimidating for beginners. Once ready, move up to GDAX for cheaper or zero fees. For altcoins, I recommend Bittrex.
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