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1st Mistake: Mining Dogecoin in 2013--FOR ONLY TWO MONTHS.
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If you do something, stick with it for 1-5 years. Don't get distracted by the next shiny object. If I would have kept mining, the Doge would have been worth more than the proceeds of my house I just sold after 12 years of homeownership in Denver, CO!
And yes, the two months of mining dogecoin, definitely ended up paying for the computer and more when I checked in in late 2021.
Pic of dogecoin mining computer (open case) being assembled:
2nd Mistake: Taking crypto loans out and getting overleveraged with a Blockfi Loan (when trying to renovate physical real estate assets--don't worry house is sold now and it was a handsome profit).
You can see from December to February, the same dates i was using the loan to improve my property, I was also needing to add more collateral since bitcoin's price was dipping, otherwise they'd liquidate my BTC collateral at a price on the lower end! Distracting from my renovation and stressful.
Now, Blockfi doesn't even pay interest on the crypto you add. Was not worth starting a relationship with them, but cool to have that experience on a smaller amount.
3rd Mistake: Taking profit too soon. I still have no solution to this one. Some call it paper hands. But, please, don't call me that. After all, I did take profit and having too much greed, or too much fear, is what kills you in this game.
The #1 Secret: to keep your investments safe, don't FOMO into projects where you dont' personally know the team. The best way is to network, invest in long-term relationships, and become friends with the founders for the best information. What we would call "Handshaking;" it's about the long-term relationships and win-win setups. You can trust people you know personally more than internet friends.
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