It's been about one year now since I entered the cryptocurrency market seriously and, based on this year, I entered at an excellent time. One fascinating thing I have found is that a lot of money can be made by simply sitting on your hands and doing what you would normally do. By sitting on my hands I was able to obtain 1000 Tron from two exchange accounts. When I noticed I had it, I considered selling it into a currency that I knew more about, but it was worth so little that I decided not to. What is amazing is that I started mining Monero at a similar time with an old desktop for fun. Mining with this old desktop constantly for the same amount of time produced a similar amount as simply not selling Tron. Being in the right place at the right time can reward you as much as actually mining a currency and this is with Monero going up 20x since I started.
Even more excitingly, Steem has risen to historic levels. I have been a Reddit user for many years and naturally saw Steemit as a community that solves the centralization problems of Reddit. I haven't devoted an extraordinary amount of time to Steemit, but shifted some of my Reddit time into Steemit time. This price increase now means that I have been rewarded a couple hundred dollars for doing so.
I see this as a microcosm of future events. When all you need is a laptop and an obsession to become a part of a movement like this and be rewarded so handsomely, there is no doubt in my mind that Steemit and other crytocurrency based platforms will become an even more dominant force on the internet.