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Two investors at the forefront of the bitcoin revolution
It was in 2016 that the two childhood friends, already investors in company stocks, began their research on Bitcoin. As the subject is relatively little covered in the mainstream media, they draw their answers from specialized blogs of American investors. In the course of their investigations, the opportunities offered by investments in cryptocurrencies are revealed, pushing them to act despite the delay observed in the adoption of Bitcoin in France. They are immediately convinced by the technological, financial, social and banking advances introduced by cryptocurrencies, as well as by the security of instant online transactions. So they take the plunge and invest in digital currencies. A choice that marks the beginning of an entrepreneurial adventure, propelling them towards the creation of a community and several platforms, while benefiting from the substantial financial returns offered by Bitcoin at the time
Crypto Resilience: Lessons Learned from FTX's Collapse
In terms of yield, crypto prices have seen a strong recovery in 2023, bouncing back strongly a year after the collapse of the FTX exchange, the centralized marketplace founded by Sam Bankman-Fried in 2019 and declared insolvent in November 2022. According to the two experts, FTX's bankruptcy did not have a negative impact. On the contrary, it has strengthened the position of cryptocurrencies, demonstrating their resilience in the face of such shocks. This event also served as a reminder that investing in cryptoassets, like other forms of financial investments, comes with its share of risks. They need to be diversified in order to mitigate them. In this regard, despite the regulations put in place in the wake of the collapse of FTX, investors continue to opt for different investments, a trend that Thibaut and Rami say shows that the market has matured. Another clear sign of this development is the announcement of the resignation of Binance's CEO, which caused only a slight correction in prices. However, a year ago, such a statement would have largely disrupted the market, says Rami. This year, many fledgling projects are moving in this direction. The friends and founders of investisseurcrypto.fr, a platform for beginner investors in cryptocurrencies, note a willingness to learn and train in investment strategy but above all, to build a crypto-diversified and long-term portfolio. "Between 2016 and 2022, projects tended to explode into cryptocurrencies, whereas in 2023, people from the community wanted to target sustainable projects that they could trust. They want alternative investments, such as NFTs, AI, or web3," explains Thibaut.
Building a crypto-diversified portfolio: investor recommendationscrypto.fr
Diversification is indeed the keystone to creating a healthy and sustainable crypto portfolio. When asked about the ideal composition of this portfolio, the two experts answer that it depends largely on the risk appetite of each investor. They do not all share the same willingness to take risks or to maintain them over the same period of time. Some will look for high risks in the short term. "Today, the rule if you want to be profitable in crypto is diversification. If you have a single cryptocurrency with a large capital, your portfolio will be dynamic but risky. With a balanced diversification, you will bring dynamism and security," says Thibaut. Before recommending investing in the main cryptocurrencies, Ethereum and Bitcoin, which ensure the stability of the portfolio, as well as in the top 20 Altcoins, such as BNB or Solana. In order to boost the portfolio, he advises looking at the top 100 cryptocurrencies, trading and exploring stablecoins to bring better liquidity to the portfolio. Beginner investors usually invest a few tens or even a few hundred euros, with an average for a first investment of between 500 and 600 euros. To these investors, Rami reminds them of the importance of being emotionally detached from the financial investment and only investing the funds that the investor is willing to lose.
A new flagship event closes out 2023, the announcement by BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, of the potential launch of its bitcoin ETF. If this initiative is accepted, it could inject billions of dollars of institutional money into the market. For Thibaut and Rami, in addition to strengthening legitimacy and trust in cryptoassets, this approach would offer increased accessibility to the market, both for institutions and individuals. Combined with the arrival of new players, transparency and increased market security since the adoption of the MICA law, the cryptocurrency sector seems to have good prospects for the years to come.