375: FTX, Fraud, and the Case for Cryptocurrency in 2023
Cryptocurrency is dead in the mind of most investors. What started as an awe-inspiring investment reaching massive multiples in just months, quickly became a subject of contention within the investing community. Some moretraditional investors called cryptocurrency an outright fraud, while others claimed it was the final puzzle piece in the battle for a stable fiat currency. Now, with many crypto prices down, is there any reason to invest?
For long-time listeners of the BiggerPockets Money Podcast, you’ll know that hosts Scott and Mindy don’t have a terribly favorable view of cryptocurrency. Not because they think it’s illegitimate, but because of its massive volatility that has borderline bankrupted many inexperienced investors. We wanted a deeper insight into why cryptocurrency could be worth investing in, so we brought Laura Shin onto the show.
Laura is host of the Unchained podcast, where she updates the crypto community on the latest news stories, price action, and more. Laura is an agnostic crypto investor with a level-headed view of the benefits and risks of investing in this volatile asset. She gives us a masterclass on the current state of cryptocurrency, the history of Bitcoin, why assets like Ethereum may be more valuable, and why exchanges like FTX are not to be trusted.
In This Episode We Cover
The history of cryptocurrency and how Bitcoin started a worldwide craze
Ethereum vs. Bitcoin and why “ultra-sound” money could beat the rest
The “crypto winter” and whether or not now is a buying opportunity for investors
Money crypto vs. tech crypto and why there may be more than one coin left standing
FTX, fraud, and how crypto exchanges can lose your coins, and the best way to protect yourself
And So Much More!
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