After hearing so much about Bitcoin and how I could be a millionaire right now if I had bought at the right time. I decided to get into it and run a little experiment.
I’m sure a lot of you heard about Bitcoin and how the price is skyrocketing. But for those of you who don’t know I’m going to make it simple and clear. If you had bought $5 USD in bitcoins in 2010, your stake would now be worth about 30 Million USD. Yes, you heard it right, 30 Million USD!!! Believe it or not but In 2010 with five dollars you could have bought about 2,000 Bitcoins, right now the price is sitting at 15,000.00 USD for 1 BTC, that’s insane, isn’t it?
I keep hearing a lot of people saying that now it’s too late to invest on it, that at the current price it’s impossible to get into bitcoin, but did you know that Bitcoin it’s just the mother of the cryptocurrencies? There are many cryptocurrencies similar to Bitcoin, coinmarketcap list at least 1300, many of them are as good as Bitcoin and their price it’s by far as close as bitcoin.
Digging a bit on the web It’s easy to realize that Bitcoin it’s not the only cryptocurrency that has gained this much. Ethereum has gained more than 5000,00 % in the year so far and Dash started the year on the $11.16 US Dollar mark when it’s now worth $780.63 US Dollar.
Moreover, a little chart that shows the value of a few crypto from the beginning of 2017 until December 3rd, 2017.
As you can clearly see on the list :
- Bitcoin (BTC) – went from $ 959.00 USD to $ 11,393.24 USD
- Dash (DASH) – went from $ 11.16 USD to 780.63 USD
- Ethereum (ETH) – went from $ 8.38 USD to $ 471.80 USD
- Monero – went from $ 13.56 USD to $ 203.05 USD
- Litecoin (LTC) – went from $ 4.34 USD to $101.84 USD
You can find the chart on this link and personalize it http://www.cryptocurrencychart.com/chart/BTC,DASH,ETC,ETH,LSK,LTC,OMG,STRAT,WAVES,XEM,XLM,XMR,XRP,VTC,GRS/valueGrowthCumulative/linear/2017-01-01/2017-12-04
And for who loves images to compare here two screenshots of the top 20 cryptocurrencies on coinmarketcap, the one on the left was taken on December 3rd, 2016 and one on the right December 4th, 2017
Enough with the stats, and enough thinking about what would be the right crypto to invest on, I will just buy and hold the Top 100 Crypto Currency by market cap and hold them for five years. Yes, you heard right, 5 years! I know it’s a long time, but how much was Bitcoin worth in 2010? and what about Ethereum at the beginning of 2017?Seems like the best strategy so far has been buying them and hold it for a long time, well that’s exactly what I’m going to do.
To make it happen there are a few things I need to get done :
- Buy $ 1000 USD in Bitcoin from Coinbase (It’s probably the fastest way to get some, they accept debit cards and it’s almost used worldwide) or from Localbitcoin (Best way to get it with cash or alternative methods)
- Use part of the Bitcoins to buy the other cryptocurrencies/altcoins
- I’ll use Binance ,Kucoin and Hitbtc to buy most of the cryptocurrencies
- Then all the others on Mercatox , Cryptopia
- Another part on Bittrex
- Make a list of the top 100 cryptocurrencies listed on coinmarketcap
- Buy $ 10 USD in Bitcoin of each.
- List them on Cointracking.info
If you want to run the experiment as I did, I did a tutorial in details :
I just want to add that I’m not a financial advisor and that I’m investing for fun. If I will make a profit and hopefully I do. In 5 Years I’ll close the so-called experiment and donate 10 % of the profit to a non-profit organization that you will help me to choose.
I’ll stop writing now and get things going.
Don’t forget to secure your Bitcoin and Alt Coins, use a Ledger wallet.
Buy it from here ledgerwallet.com
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This sounds really great idea, i can try some part of this…plan. Thanks a lot. Great plan
Thanks for the support
I love this idea and had thought of doing something similar myself. I suspect your $1000 will be at least 10x if not 100+x in 5 years if the current trends hold. I think we are going to see massive changes in crypto during this time due to government intervention. I hope for your sake you cut the experiment short if government neutering of crypto beings.
Do you leave all your coins on exchanges or do you keep them in a wallet?
I secure them on a few Ledger Nano S and paper wallets.
Thanks for the reply. Good luck and I wish you the best.
Very nice idea, I think I will try something similar.
How and where are you storing all those wallets however ? locally ? online ?
I subscribed to this experiment to stay updated.
I hold most of them on the Ledger Nano S, Paper Wallets. Still figuring out for the newer cryptos. Will make a post with the list of the coins and where I stored them.
Coul you potentially release a tutorial on how you set up your paper wallets?
Sure I will do that.
You should remove hitbtc from your list. Go read their reddit page and see everybody freaking out because they can’t withdraw anything from them. Word is they are doing a “exit scam”
So far I didn’t have any troubles with withdrawing from HitBTC, in case something change I will write about it.
Hey dude, this looks like a fantastic experiment that is yeilding amazing results so early on. Can I ask, did you wait for a particular time in the market to begin, or just as and when you had everything in place and you were ready to go? I guess things are quite bullish like you say at the moment; especially in altcoins. But I guess you’re kind of limiting any huge losses by spreading such a small investment across the top 100. Smart thinking! I have subscribed and I’m watching with great interest.
Hi Dj, I did not wait for a particular time, it’s something I always wanted to do, just got lucky to start at the right time. Thanks for Subscribing.
I think it’s great that you’re taking the time to share the journey with us through your updates – been looking forward to reading them each day for the last few days.
Was this your first venture into crypto or have you done a bit of trading before?
Did you just pick the first 100 coins showed on the exchange ranked by volume?
Top 100 by market cap
This idea is just short of brilliant. Take that back, it is legit brilliant. I am going to start my own experiment in/with cryptocurrency.
Feels like it would be foolish not to follow your lead here.