2014 Til Now - A Trader's Survival Story - My First Steemit Post #introduceyourself

in introduceyourself •  last year

Hello,

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My name is Carlos Wallauer, I also go by my nickname, Kadu, but most people know me as Sherlock (@crazy_crypto) on Twitter. I'm from Brazil and here's my story (it might be a little long, but I swear it's interesting, or not, you decide):

I first entered the crypto world in March 2014. What brought me here? Well, I encountered a Doge mining (clicker) game on my Facebook (which was quite addictive) and at the bottom of the website you could credit the author if you had real dogecoins that apparently were worth some money! So I thought, that's COOL, how do I get these!?... which ended with me buying some on Mercado Livre, a platform similar to eBay in Brazil. I got a dogecoin address on an exchange and the seller sent those coins to me.

I had no idea what I was getting into.

I quickly discovered there were other cryptocurrencies. I researched a little, saw the crazy volatility of these coins on sites like coinmarketcap, read some bitcointalk topics for a week and spotted some hype for the first time on the MZC (Mazacoin) thread; they had just announced the coin was going to be the sovereign currency of a native American tribe, and I thought "this coin is going to go up in value". And it did, a LOT, over 1000% if I remember well! In a day!

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1000% in a fucking day!

At this point I knew I HAD to buy some Bitcoin to start trading these alts since apparently I could spot some good ones and possibly make a shitload of money.

I bought 0.25 btc. 1 BTC was worth around $600 USD I think. That was almost my entire bank balance at the time. Yeah I was poor as fuck and it was irresponsible to invest so much of what I had, but I kinda could afford losing it. I had a stable family that could back me up if needed so back then it's what I did, it seemed like an opportunity I couldn't miss. Keep in mind, I saw many people doing similarly, investing almost all of their savings and going broke. Despair is not a nice thing to watch, so don't invest more than you can afford to lose.

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Baby steps

First two days were slow. I had some small wins and losses, pretty much sideways. Actually putting my money in the game was scarier than just watching. But then it happened. I doubled my money at the end of the first week. It was unreal. I could do it. I was doing it. I wanted to research everything and find those gems. I created my twitter, started following people that seemed to know what they were talking about. Analyzed their trades for a while before entering, then started copying these guys when they seemed to do well most of the time. Started posting my own trades digging more and more into bitcointalk threads, getting some followers and getting to know more people around the community.

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Zetacoin

Perhaps the first scam I got sucked into. I was doing well, I think I had 2 BTC or something after a month or two. Ah, I almost forgot, after my first week I had already taken some profit out to fiat. I decided this was a smart thing to do so I could never lose what I had initially invested in. Ok, so, Zetacoin. I was still new and naive. They came with big promises. They were going to change the world, take cryptocurrencies to Africa, Kenya, empower the unbanked, stuff like that. I met some people that believed in them and seemed to know for sure they were legit so I started believing in them myself. Word was they had a big deal with a company there, but due to an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) they couldn't say anything yet. An announcement was promised to come soon™.

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If something seems too good to be true...

Zetacoin had its hype, some traders made money on it, even I did at one point, but things were about to get nasty. Past deadline, their announcement never came. But another was about to come. Me and some others started doing some digging. I even got Konen's (@cmshindi, the dev behind it) IP address. Hence why I got the name "Sherlock", a user suggested it because I was doing some detective work. :P Turns out it was from Kenya, and if he was there this would be a strong indicator that their game was real, but this IP was blacklisted in a few places, and after some more research from me and others it became more clear it could just be a VPN, a fake IP. The GEOtag used on his tweet was also pointed out as possibly fake. But the scam wasn't a certainty yet, rumor was they had a deal with the Safaricom company and I was still holding a LOT of zetacoin when this happened:

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Dear reader, things got ugly quickly. In the next few minutes/hours I think I was down 1+ BTC and sold in panic. Even worse, the market recovered a little bit after I sold (briefly, but enough to make me hate my sell and myself). Might not mean much to you, but that was a lot to me, and I had never lost that much money in my life before, or at least not that fast. All I could think of was "FUCK! FUCK! FUCK!" and that voice lasted for a few days in my head. I couldn't even sleep.

But that opened up my mind!

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You see, today I consider that a small price I paid to learn a few valuable lessons (zetacoin wasn't the only scam I saw, but it was the hardest for me):

  • Don't believe everything around here.
  • There are many scammers out to get your money any way they can.
  • Markets can be manipulated (and often are).
  • Don't go too big in a position.
  • Try to diversify a little bit.
  • NOTHING is a certainty.
  • Have a plan when trading for your entries and exits, don't just panic buy or sell.

I got lucky. I learned pretty fast how to avoid some scams and how to not go broke with them. If you don't have a plan, you already lost, it's a matter of time. Unless you create one. MANY coins died since 2014. That's why I don't like the "JUST HODL strategy" that some people preach around here. Even when something looks really good it can become a complete failure or scam. Even if it's not a scam, it could still go down a lot in price. And it's not because it went up to insane highs before that it's going to do the same again. This is not a safe place, there are huge risks on every corner. Holding most of these alts long term shouldn't be treated as a SURE THING for the future even if it worked for some til now.

3 years later: VRC, BLK and many others are still recovering from the ALT bull market we had in 2014 (BTC itself was in a downtrend til 2015), some never will. This is a fact. Some devs are long gone even (hello Paycoin and Josh Garza). Plus, we had a big bear market for both alts and btc in 2015 ~ 2016. If you don't want to watch your money take a big hit, I'd recommend you pay attention. Other facts:

  • It's not a profit until you're out of the casino.
  • You can't go broke if you play it safe and take some profit out at times.

Ok, I'll try to not waste much more of your time.

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Some more advice: if you see some red flags, like stuff not smelling well on a coin/project or an exchange, get out. Before anyone else. Reassess later. Even hearing the word "hack" made me withdraw all my money from Mintpal (old exchange, gone). A bad support and ongoing problems with the website made me withdraw my money from Cryptsy (gone too). By doing that, I dodged these bullets. Many people did not. Hence why I have concerns with Poloniex these days and why I'm only keeping a small amount of money there. Hence why I don't use Yobit anymore (non-existent support and anonymous team). If Yobit decided to close doors today and you had some money in there, it's bye bye. You would never see it again.

In fact, if you have a lot of btc you should keep most of it on your own wallet. When your btc is in an exchange, it's not really yours, you do not control it, you just basically give your btc as collateral so they allow you to trade other stuff at their will, and that stuff you buy with it is also not yours until you withdraw it. You should only keep enough on exchanges for what you're actively trading.

So, how did it end?

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Well, it didn't, I'm still trading. But here's the rundown:

I was able to make 40+ BTC out of 0.25 btc in 2014, within 7 months. It was a very nice %. Maybe not so much money back then for some of you, but considering I'm from Brazil and the USD is worth 3 times more than my currency (BRL), that was quite cool to me. It was a very great year, but some bad things happened later. First, I had the illusion that the bull market would last longer, that the amount I was making all the time was sustainable. Eventually, I got myself spending more than I could make, expensive phone, tv, clothes, food, parties, even tried to open a design company with a business partner. I won't go into a lot of detail here but my partner screwed me even more. He owned me some money I had put into the company and he did not pay me. To top it off, I got fucking robbed in my own house at the end of the year. Thieves stole my new tv, my new phone, my guitars, some money and other stuff from me and my parents. THANKFULLY nothing happened to us besides the money, but yeah, my life turned into a financial mess.

So, I ran out of Bitcoin.

I stopped trading early 2015. Got a nice job in October that year and started building my life up again. Considering the bear market, I didn't come back to trade til January this year. I started small again, but I'm proud to say that after these months I'm already WAY over my results from 2014, 200x+ USD-wise (over 20000%!). I'm not a millionaire yet, but I believe I can reach that point in a near future and my life has changed considerably already. I also didn't do it alone, I thank the community, many people helped me get where I am today due to their insights. Make meaningful connections, they will get you through it. It's next to impossible for you alone to stay informed about all these coins all the time.

Last but not least, here's some more of what I learned from these experiences, they might sound basic, but sometimes we can easily forget them:

  • Try to save money while you're making it, don't go full retard thinking you're set for life
  • Do take profit at times, it's healthy, but never sell ALL your Bitcoin.
  • Or at least, remember to buy it back later if you're flipping it around.

Of course you can HODL some altcoins you believe for the long run after some good research, but if you decide to do it, make sure it's an amount of money you can afford to lose just in case things go wrong. We are currently making history, it's somewhat unprecedented, but so far we had seasonal markets, so it could get ugly before it gets better. Also, there's a chance this technology won't even be around in a few years. I think it will, I think we'll see 10k USD per Bitcoin in a few years, but it's NEVER A CERTAINTY. So I can't stress this enough: if you want to be around in the future, play it safe. It only takes 1 poor choice for things to go bad.

That would be all. I could go on about many things that happened but this should be enough for now. I probably already took too much of your time. I don't know everything. I'm always learning, always trying to improve my game, but I sincerely hope my story added some value to you as a crypto trader/investor.

Thank you all for being a part of this. Over and out!

Cat

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Great post and welcome to steemit! Wow, you started in crypto early too, I started back in 2013, and those times were not pumping like they are now lol. Followed

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Thanks man! :)

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No problem :) 👍

Amazing first post. Welcome to Steem! You got into crypto much earlier than I did. Thank you for describing how that felt. I'm as you, not a millionaire yet but it's not out of the realm of possibility. Do you have any predictions about Steem's market cap?

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I think after we blew his mind on this first post he might be more bullish than he was last night :p

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Very true! Lmao.

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Hahah. Soooo, I think Steem is holding pretty well and could do even better. It also grew a lot in the last few months so a correction wouldn't be unlikely either. But, overall, I think Steem is one of the few alts with an actual working use case, and a very good one, so that could give it more value over time to maybe rank in the top 5 coins. :)

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Hello alben! I have upvoted you- also added to my follow list. I'm still learning about the crypto's, I look forward to any postings you have on the subject. Thank you

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Welcome to steemit. I am providing daily ICO news.
Follow me and i will do the same @egmn

Welcome my friend! Glad to see you make the transition from Twitter!

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Thanks man! :)

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Hey I just joined on Wednesday and it's already wild on here. Amazing ppl! I'm on twitter too -- so many wasted efforts. Well awesome story. Come find me @onntastic | See ya on Steemit!

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Thanks!

Hope you will enjoy your stay here!

Welcome to steemit :) thank you for sharing your story!

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Np, thank you for taking the time to read and comment it!

Cool story ang good writing!😀

Welcome to steemit and hope you have fun in here. Since you're not new to cryptos, it would be an easy transition for you. Just stick around and read guides regarding the platform and you're set to go😁

Keep those trading stories coming and hey, you could start a crypto trading guide here in steemit

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Thanks! Will consider that, heh :)

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))...умора,..какое отношение трейдер(по сути торгашь) имеет отношение к криптографии???...руководство по торговле- это да..согласен

Welcome to the community man! And appreciate that you have written a lot to let us know so much detail of your background. That really need a lot of effort! And I think the photo in the heading should be you, I suggest you make one showing the steemit logo, it will become a more completed self-introduction XD

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Thanks man! Will take a look at the picture thing, heh

Great post Sherlock. Crypto is a wild ride for sure. I have a similar story so I can relate. I think the next couple of years are going to make a lot more crypto millionaires. Hope you're one of them.

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Thanks man, hope you get to be one of them too :)

Ha nice to see you on here mate! (I'm Soul Eater on twitter BTW).

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Thanks! Nice to see you around here too man!

Hey Kadu!

Really enjoyed your post and some very solid investment tips in there - very much appreciated!

While I agree holding small alt coins long-term is probably not a good strategy, I do think long-term investment does make sense for some of the bigger ones.

For me I am long-term on Bitcoin, Ether and Steem and happy to take any of the dips along the way. It's a kinda 'Retirement Fund' that I don't want to touch for 20 years as I am convinced that way I can leave the value to keep multiplying!

Anyway thanks for your valuable contribution and really well written, just followed you and look forward to seeing more of your posts!

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I completely understand it. What I mean is more like it's never a sure thing and that it shouldn't be money you couldn't afford to lose. If all of crypto crashed today, even though extremely unlikely, would you be fine? If yes, then by all means, a long term strategy can also be very profitable. :)

Thanks for your comment!

Probably the best intro post I've seen on Steemit, so far! xD

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I was very impressed too lol

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Thanks man!

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You're welcome, @Kaduwall!

Welcome, Carlos!

I made a custom animated follow button for you if you want to use it for future posts. Good luck! :)

Just right click and save it as an image.

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Thanks hahah!

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Can you make me one too?

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Thank you!

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Mate, that looks very dope. Could you make me one too? :/ ^^

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Hello clunky! I just found your post. Is it possible to make me one of those animated posts as above? I upvoted you here, and will continue to pay you! You should turn this into a little business! Thank you

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Sure thing, here you go :)

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Thank you so much clunky! ( reply back so that I can upvote you again and pay you).

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Alright, thank you :)

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A writer, who knows how to write well. I love it. Welcome. I'm following you... you're going to be a big name here soon I can tell. Going to follow you.

Welcome to Steemit :) followed you!

Welcome to Steemit @kaduwall

I love the details of how you shared your crypto trading life... and that everything is going back on track now. Congrats and enjoy steemit. I enjoyed the read, it is not boring at all... Followed you to see more of your posts.

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Thanks a lot!

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you're welcome...

cool post, nice story.

Welcome to Steemit! :)

Welcome to the community, your English is amazing! I find your writing to be very interesting can't wait to see/read more!

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Thanks! That means a lot!

Really quality intro post! Welcome to steemit!

Welcome to steemit
you will be a great steem super star

Hi and welcome, great text and good information & yes i found> it interesting :D

Welcome and congrats to your first post. That one went higher than some of the crypto-charts i've seen during the last weeks. Followed. Would love to read other posts about the crypto-market from someone with your experience :)
Con affetto
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Wow, thank you!

Congratulations @kaduwall!
Your post was mentioned in my hit parade in the following categories:

  • Upvotes - Ranked 2 with 248 upvotes
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Hello! I love your post kaduwall! Good information for someone like me- new learner about crypto's. I have added you to my follow list. I look forward to additional posting from you. Again, Welcome to steem.

followed :) stay in touch and
STEEM ON

Really good post!!
Would appreciate if you can share some tips/resource links/blogs/articles which would help a newbie learn

how to research and what to trade

when to buy/ when to sell

etc..

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Will see if I can come up with a post about that later or something like that. Thanks man :)

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Would appreciate that !!

Hey .. @kaduwall

I would Like to apprecite the effort your doing ... Your showing us valuable content and also to the community . I really love the way your doing effort..

You made really great post for the community and I am very much intrested in your post and I hope that You will share valuable content in future too . Your Love and effort really apprecited by me @sophiaolive

I suggest you to please visit my blog . I published an into article you can check that article for my introduction ...

Here is the Link Of Intro

Regards Sophia Olive

I am in Love with Your Work ♡♡♡♡

Well done Sherlock, this should help people that are new to crypto, as well as others that have been into it for a while. Looking forward to more posts from you soon.

Great first post, @kaduwall!

I'm still very new to the whole cryptocurrency thing, but getting up to speed quickly. Your words of caution are helpful. I'll definitely take them into consideration, as I also have friends who preach the 'just hold strategy' you mentioned.

Looking forward to more of your post. Look, I found a totally irrelevant welcome gif(t), just for you:

I'm also new to Steemit. Been checking out all the cool content that's here over the last week. So much! If you haven't already, I recommend you do the same. Looking forward to interacting and posting a lot of cool, valuable stuff here.

I will be posting my 'IntroduceYourself' post shortly. Just waiting for my vid from bad ass biker Big Mike…(really excited!).

Hope you’ll have a lot of fun here!

Boa, Kadu! Realmente inspirador. Finalmente criei minha conta aqui rs

$10k bitcoin by next year. Hold me for it. If it doesn't turn out that way, I'll buy all your bitcoins at market price.

LOL You makes me so happy to read this. I lost a lot of money in Ponzy Scheme before, cause there were no one to tell me to invest in Cryptocurrency. When I start invest in Crypto it was Swiscoin and I lose again a lot of money. Now they transfert to another name Master Swiscoin MSCN. BIG LIE. I trading from the price of BTC was 560 $ . Better late than never....
I start with small amount, but I didnt get that good success.....

Classic story. Movies will be made about the crypto OGs.

Welcome to Steemit! I hope you have a great time using this platform. Be sure to check out Steemit.chat - it's the official chat for Steemit and you can create a new free account to use it.

 Welcome to this incredible platform, hope everything will work out for you. Being here it’s not easy but not difficult neither only an extra effort will go a long way, engagement is the key good luck I’m @tinashe Start by Following ,Upvoting &Resteeming people and they will do the same. 

 Welcome to this incredible platform, hope everything will work out for you. Being here it’s not easy but not difficult neither only an extra effort will go a long way, engagement is the key good luck I’m @tinashe Start by Following ,Upvoting &Resteeming people and they will do the same. 

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This is very inspiring! Any advice for someone new to cryptocurrency, trying to get a firm base set up?

Thank you for your posting! I say you on twitter first time. Please keep it posted.

Welcome to steemit! Looking forward to your future posts!

A hell of an intro post

Welcome to Steemit @kaduwall!
I'm a bot-helper, and I'm created to help. Congratulations on the registration on Steem - you really like it here! If you like me, make an upvote of my comment and follow me. Your upvote will allow you to give more money to new users, such as you. Let's make Steem better together!
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Steem on!

Wow, that is some real story of hard and smart work. I am new to this world I am yet to enter trading on the exchanges.

So this is a introduceyourself post. great story, keep up the good post

it's a nice story you've nailed it so well.
If this is the way to start writing really so cool then it's worth to read for users

Specially this writing has no outdated stuff so far as I read it through.
worth to UPVote and Resteemit

Long story short -
1.be grateful to what you have
2.life is never a certainity

Investment and trading can change or suck your life , or do both
AM I RIGHT @kaduwall

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You are! That's why we have to play safe. Never go all in, never invest more than you can afford to lose. And learn all you can. :)

Welcome to Steemit. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do! :-)

Very plenent to read your story.

The mask is revealed! Great to see you outside of Twitter, my good man.

Keep on keeping on. Obrigado!

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Thanks a lot man! :)

Nice and inspirational story... ;) I am in crypto only couple months now and so far in profit, gotta be careful... ;)

Hi! And thanks for advice. I'm not that much into crypto but it's always great to hear from someone more experienced.

Great post! I follow you on twitter long time great posts too!

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Appreciate it a lot! Thanks!

Hi Carlos,
Welcome to steemIT

Follow me @manann
and
see my recent post https://steemit.com/photography/@manann/wow-most-famous-colorful-dress-sharee

Great post

Amazing story .. See how u find mine if you like :) :)

You could have quadrupled your post value going with what i suggested on twitter. On a serious note, posting your open positions then a followup blog entry with losses and gains i think would be very popular especially if you are successful. Not ever had an issue with Poloneix but it is worrying hearing other people issues. Cheers

Hi, I have just joined Steem and was looking for some inspiration on how to introduce myself and wow! Your post was the 1st I read and i really appreciate the advice. Great post. I can't wait to get in to Steem and share my story too.

Welcome to Steemit! I hope you like it here as much as I do. I'm always learning from others, so feel free to connect with me @lulita 😀

awesome post man ! keep it up. Are you helping other people with trading ?

Nice story, Carlos! When I was first starting in the crypto world, I was caught in the hashdollar scheme, do you remember that? It was a small amount, but sufficient for me to learn my lesson. All the best!

Nice to read your first post. Mesmerizing how crypto sucks you in.. everyone in transition from twtr

Wow that was a very well put together indroduction, glad it's been a success to you, I find the whole virtual currency hard to understand fully, but then again all money is virtual I suppose so - why it's so hard to grasp I do not know lol - been a while now though so think i've got the gist of it at long last. :) followed you, please feel free to follow me @thehumblebee - Thanks.

Welcome to Steemit @kaduwall :)

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You were quite lucky to find about the coins and invest, but as well waste. Its quite a shame such inventions reaches us in Africa; in particular Kenya late after the rest of have had most from them. I am begining to enjoy steemit though.

Hello Carlos, welcome to the community. I believe you have a good head start in the platform. You experience and skills has a value in the community.

Nice first post and welcome to steem. Get the feeling you will bring good experience here.

Welcome @kaduwall
Incredibly good post, looking forward to your postings in the future
Followed, upvoted and resteemed.

Oh wow! that's a great learning curve, you've experienced it all! I am planing to get alt coins with my steem..but not right now.
Following those who are in the know about cryptos at least we learn what's the purpose of these alt coins,very hard to understand when we do our own "research"..

Great post mate, welcome to steemit, I am new to steemit as well, but first post palled in comparison to yours, respect!

Great post. Welcome to Steemit! Wish you all the best.

Adventures of a trader. Yeah, selling some on any kind of parabolic run is always good trading and like you said, if something doesn't smell right then "get out of dodge" as I like to say. Welcome to steemit!

A very nice first post! thank you for sharing your story. Goodluck to you and god bless you 🙂

Cool history, I enyoied

wow, kaduwall! Such a trader's survival story for a cryptopreneur. HODL strategy won't work all the times BC some crypto does go down...A LOT. So you really gotta invest in those doing the tech with those crypto.

Thank you for sharing. I am new to the blockchain technology and crypto currencies and your post was very enlightening for me. I am also playing with the idea of getting into trading why I will follow you. You have a great way to explain, make complicated things easily understandable and boring subjects such as money sound interesting.
Good luck for the future, may the fork be with you,
cheers and greetings from Germany!

Wow! How awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Welcome to Steem @kaduwall I have sent you a tip

Hello there any good to see another steamit user. What a good first post. I am also new to steamit and crypto currency's relatively. And love to hear about other people's experience when getting started with crypto currencies. You made the right choice, coming two steamit. I'm still a bit new but I can tell the steamit community is very professional and also very caring two other steamit users. This is not facebook or twitter where half the community is nothing but trolls, paid shills or scam artists. So again good post and welcome to the community.

Great post. I, myself, have just started trading cryptocurrency (May 2017) and hope to have the same success you are having. I will certainly take your advice and suggestions.

Could you please go in further detail as to why you are skeptical of Poloniex? I currently use them as my exchange. I would hate to lose all my BTC if they were to go under.

What sites do you use to keep updated on cryptocurrency news?

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Thanks! Well, they were having a lot of server issues which was a 1st red flag for me, but what really bothers me is that they are showing a complete lack of support. Many ppl can't even withdraw all their money from their exchange because of their limits. Also, they haven't been answering tickets to verify them and increase their limits. I'd recommend Bittrex instead.

As for cryptocurrency news I basically just read bitcointalk, twitter, coindesk and talk to friends. There are other sites at times but these are my main sources. I'll surely keep an eye on steemit now too, heh.

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Don't lie bro you rely 100% on twitter for trade signals... XD

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Hahah xD

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Thanks for the pointers. Looking forward to the challenges of trading. Hasn't been a positive start but hopefully I can afford the tuition to learn.

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No problem. Do more research, improve your game. Not entering a trade when you are not seeing a good setup sometimes is the best thing to do. Have patience, persist and you'll have success. Best of luck to you!

That's a great story @kaduwall. Thank you for taking the time to share it with us :)

Nice introduction post!! Welcome here! 🙋🏽

Welcome and a positive message before you start your week Kaduwall.

"Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation" - Robert H. Schuller

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Solid advice. You said, "Of course you can HODL some altcoins you believe for the long run after some good research, but if you decide to do it, make sure it's an amount of money you can afford to lose just in case things go wrong." This is one of the biggest things people should consider. How much can you actually AFFORD to lose? If you have a chunk of change that you can invest, and it's not keeping you from feeding your family (or your dog/cat), and you CAN lose it, then after studying up, invest in the dip. Thanks for sharing your story!

Hi, Carlos%)) I liked your post%) Although for me ( I am very new to crypto) some of it sounds like Chineese%)) The same time thank you for the style - it was pleasure to read and the animations are awsome%)) I also ask you to post some informative posts about crypto market and how to play there for beginners like me %)) Are ready to consider you as a cripto guru%))
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Well, that's what we call an inspired introduction ! Welcome to you and keep up the great work :)

When are you going to drag some of the other old guard crypto trader twitter guys on here with you? Its nice to see some of the legends like your self arrive :D

Ahhh so good to hear that you are Brazilian and understand a lot about bitcoin and cryptocurrency. I am Brazilian too :-) i am a journalist and writer... living in London ... my posts are doing good for a newbie and I am happy sharing my photos, travels and stories. Have a look on it.. if you ike it follow me. I am following you... looking forward to learning with a master ! Bem vindo Kadu!

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Nice! Thanks! I'll certainly have a look at your posts and photos :)

Welcome to steemit :D You are welcome to look at my post.

Welcome!!! This is the kind of post I am looking for!!! thank you very much for sharing your experiences and knowledge!!! Upvoted, reesteemit and following you! (hope you do the same for me anytime!)

Amazing history! Thanks for sharing ;)

Welcome to this incredible platform,
Hope you enjoy this place as much as I do. It's not difficult to get started. A little effort will truly go a long way, engagement is key.
A great way to start is by Following ,Upvoting & Resteeming people and they will do the same for you. Good luck !

You can follow my blog @wannerbet - I'm doing a 100K trading challenge starting very soon !
You can check it out here: https://steemit.com/introduceyourself/@wannerbet/hello-eur100-000-steem-powered-trading-challenge

I'm also doing a ''Trading For Beginners'' series which you can check out here : https://steemit.com/steem/@wannerbet/crypto-currency-trading-beginners-guide-not-technical

Dude Your history is awesome! I began on April and I am already up 4x from my original investment ! I have taking it slow and avoiding the obvious pumps and dumps . Any other tips for a newbie starting in 2017?

Welcome to steemit. I am interested in following cryptocurrency traders for their perspective on the topic. Following.

Been following you for a long time on the twitter verse, seems like we both started crypto around the same time. Glad to see that things have worked out relatively well for you :)

interesting story man. 40+ BTC out of .25 thats insane. Good luck on steemit.

Great story and the gif images are awesome! keep it up.

It's great to hear from someone that has been trading for a long time (considering how new this market is). Great first post! Thank you sir.

Nice post. I started with 60 BTC when they were $3 each, multiplied them to hundreds, then got Goxed xD happy times...

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Damn, that's a hard one. Sorry to hear it man, hope you made at least some back.