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How Much Money Would You Have If You’d Invested $100 into Bitcoin?

Have you ever wondered just how much money you’d have now if you’d invested in bitcoin?

Look no further!

As you can see, bitcoin is one of the best investments you could have made over the past 10 years. Of course, if you bought at the wrong time this isn’t the case. For example, bitcoin’s all time high.

But in general bitcoin has been an extremely strong asset. Even if you bought it a few months ago you’d nearly have tripled your investment.

Despite what some people say, I do view bitcoin as an investment, not as speculation.

I intend to steadily put money into bitcoin and hold it for the long term, not just for a year out. That alone puts it into the investment category, according to Investopedia.

The discussion of whether bitcoin is speculation or investment will be saved for a future post however.

A couple things I gleaned doing the research for this infographic:

  • On average, the earlier you invested into bitcoin, the better you did.
  • There’s a new category of tech savvy “secret millionaires” out there thanks to bitcoin.
  • In spite of mainstream media’s talk of bursting bubbles and tulips, bitcoin has outperformed most traditional assets over the past 10 years.

It must be fascinating to be one of bitcoin’s early investors that kept it quiet, one of the “secret millionaires”. I found myself daydreaming about what I’d do with that kind of money.

Typically secret bitcoin millionaires retire, travel the world and pursue their entrepreneurial or occupational dreams. Many found new businesses and online ventures. For example, Barry Silbert took his entire company into the crypto space, to great success.

Similarly, early bitcoin miners made a ton of money too. Mining isn’t super profitable now, but you could easily have become a millionaire if you were in on it at the start.

I’d always realized that I’d make a lot of money if I’d invested in bitcoin early, but I didn’t appreciate the scale of it until I formatted this infographic.

Will history repeat itself over the next 10 years? Will we see exponential growth in bitcoin yet again? Time will tell.

Ethereum: Past, Present & Future

Hey all, today we’ll be doing a deep dive into the past, present and future of the second biggest crypto.

Will Ethereum seize its potential or fall by the wayside?

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Blockchain Browser Brave Implements Rewards System for Watching Ads

Decentralized browser Brave has implemented Brave Ads, a system that pays its users for watching ads.

Basically, whenever you watch an ad using Brave you get 70% of the ad revenue.

But is this program all it’s cracked up to be?

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Bitcoin: Past, Present & Future

Satoshi Nakamoto’s vision for modern day bitcoin has failed. In his whitepaper, Satoshi envisioned bitcoin as a form of electronic cash, a payment system designed to replace banks.

That has not happened at this moment in time. Instead, bitcoin is largely treated as an investment and store of value. Bitcoin has a fundamental issue: It has two competing visions.

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Market Update April 8th 2019: To the Moon?!

The cryptocurrency market cap just broke above $185 billion, according to CoinDesk. Whales and large institutions are discretely moving vast amounts of bitcoin and other cryptocurrency off exchanges. They’re likely planning to hodl them for the upcoming price surge.

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Bitcoin Skyrockets Above $5000, Return of Bull Market?

Bitcoin skyrocketed above $5,000 yesterday. Is this the return of the bull market?

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Blockchain Decrypted Is Doing Its First Survey with a Prize!

Exciting news guys! Blockchain Decrypted is doing a survey with a $100 Amazon gift card raffle!

I’m looking for people with at least a basic understanding of cryptocurrency to answer some questions about a potential course I’ll be making.

If that sounds like you, feel free to sign up!

Look at it this way, if only 10 people sign up for my survey, you have a 10% chance to get a $100 Amazon gift card, free.

Seems pretty good to me!

This also means the survey application deadline is Sunday, April 7th at 11:30 AM EST. If you don’t sign up by then, unfortunately you won’t be a part of the raffle!

The winner will be shared (anonymously or with a first/first & last name, whichever they prefer) here on Blockchain Decrypted and our Facebook page.

The winner will be contacted via e-mail on Sunday at around 3:00 PM EST depending on the number of applicants.

Anyone with an understanding of crypto and an interest in online courses will really be helping me out by taking the survey. They’ll be earning a prize too.

Please note that it’s critical you put a real e-mail address into the survey if you want to participate in the raffle. You will be told if you’re the winner via e-mail.

Your e-mail will not be shared with anyone, and we will not send you a single e-mail unless you want us to.

Here’s hoping I get some participants! Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you participating in Blockchain Decrypted’s first raffle!

***UPDATE***Unfortunately, due to lack of entrants the raffle has been postponed. Only 5 people signed up, minimum participation was 15 people. Better luck next time!

Coinbase Adds New Trading Fee Structure, Hurts Most Users

Coinbase has increased the amount low volume traders pay while decreasing the amount high volume traders pay. Additionally, they’ve made the highly questionable move of removing stop orders from their trading service.

Why?

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Ethereum’s Constantinople Hard Fork: What It Is and Why It Matters

Here’s a brief fact sheet on Ethereum’s Constantinople hard fork:

Released on February 28th, 2019, Ethereum’s Constantinople upgrade introduced a number of key features. These features include delaying the “difficulty bomb” to ensure continuance of the blockchain before PoS (Proof of Stake) is released. Additionally, excessive gas prices are being reduced, resulting in cheaper gas prices for various actions on the Ethereum blockchain.

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Cryptocurrency Markets Gain $10 Billion – Beginning of Recovery?

The cryptocurrency market shot up over $10 billion in the past 24 hours on strong volume.

Is this the beginning of a recovery?

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