How much bitcoin do you have? What percentage of our wealth should be in bitcoins? A percentage that reflects your understanding of how the technology works and your ability to absorb the risk that it entails. However it also depends on what country you’re in, because the volatility and risk in bitcoin may be better than your national currency. This is not a recommendation to invest; I have dedicated to career and my passion, I could lose all of it and still have everything else. Invest in education instead of speculation.

Note: Yes, I know – this video is now out of date. The advice about risk tolerance and focusing on education still stands.

This is part of a talk which took place on December 3rd 2016 at the Coinscrum {MiniCon}, hosted by Imperial College in London, England:

Watch the full talk here:

Investing in education instead of speculation –
Why I earn bitcoins instead of buying them –
Initial coin offerings (ICOs) –
Where are the exchange-traded funds (ETFs)? –
Alternatives to centralised exchanges –
Will Bitcoin save us from a global currency crisis? –

Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin.

Follow on Twitter: @aantonop

He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters.



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