In this week’s episode of In Search of Green Marbles, Jordi Visser addresses some of the most frequently asked questions from investors looking to jump into the crypto space and gives advice on how to start. The first and second most frequently asked questions are: 1) Is it too late; and 2) Is it a bubble? The short answer is no. The long answer is below.
Jordi emphasizes the importance of the learning process of any new technological disruption. It is easy for an investor or interested bystander to throw up their hands in frustration upon hitting their first roadblock. Especially since the crypto space is muddied with intentional jargon and concepts. The key, however, is to push past this frustration and spend one weekend purely learning which should put you well above 95% of people in the world.
Once an individual passes the initial hurdles, one can see the crypto-space is more than just a bubble, it is an economy. Even more, it is an ecosystem with its own currency. Jordi compares the movement into the crypto ecosystem to pioneers leaving their country, in search of new freedoms and liberty from an old world. In this case, de-centralized thinkers are searching for freedom from a centralized world. Additionally, the barriers to entry are low due to access to information which makes joining the movement easy. Jordi emphasizes that accessibility and rapid growth will make it harder for Big Tech to dominate Web 3.0 in the years to come.
So what’s the best way to get started once you’ve gotten past the so-called “learning barrier?” Jordi’s advice is simple – on the long side, invest in Bitcoin and Ethereum. The competition is too high and lifespan too low for any other crypto-based business to sustain a long-term advantage. On the short side – Jordi sees the blockchain as being extremely disruptive to many software and service-based companies. As blockchain tech will put pressure on their margins, they may significantly underperform in the coming years.