Bitcoin prices have been hovering around $9,000 for quite a few days making it a lucrative investment opportunity. The biggest challenge with the Bitcoin industry across the globe is regulation. There is still a long way for Bitcoin to become part of the common man’s general investment portfolio.
Ashish Agarwal, Founder at Bitbuddy (a Bitcoin marketplace startup) said, ” The governments themself have a lot of complexity in regulating Bitcoin but they can regulate the exchanges and other crypto service providers. As far as Bitcoin scams are concerned, one should always stay away from any type of lucrative schemes. Before giving any money to a website/mobile app, know the company and founders before. ready about them, check their recognition.”
Mr Agarwal further added, “Never fall for mining schemes, there is no such real business exists. There are more than 5000 identified crypto assets around the globe. 99% of them are scams. People have the common mindset “Bitcoin is very expensive, let’s invest in some cheap price coins.” Please don’t consider just price, look at the maximum supply, circulated supply, market cap, last 24 hours transaction volume, and the most important concept and the team behind the coin. Always be careful, to whom, and what you are investing the money for.
If you are looking to invest in Bitcoin these are the ecessary precautions one should keep in mind
Fake crypto investment platforms
Fake bitcoin exchanges are a real threat! Back in 2017, a South Korean fake exchange was operating under the name of BitKRK. While it looked legit and presented itself as a part of the crypto trading community, it swindled investors and buyers out of millions of dollars before it was intercepted by the South Korean financial authorities.
You must avoid all fake cryptocurrency exchanges. Stick to the reputed and recognized bitcoin exchanges only. Check Bitcoin forums and subscribe to authentic RSS feeds or notifications so you receive the news of fake exchanges on time. or, stick to trustworthy Bitcoin platforms for genuine investment opportunities.
Others less credible cryptocurrencies
After the success and skyrocketing demand of Bitcoin, several new cryptocurrencies have been mushrooming across the globe. It is indeed difficult to keep an eye on the authenticity and performance of each one.
New altcoins can be cheaper, which makes them more of a lucrative investment opportunity to most new investors. The selling idea behind these new currencies is that it’s already too late to invest in bitcoin and one must seize the opportunity to invest in one of the new and upcoming ones to make more money!
Well, that’s not at all true. Always remember that My Big Coin was taken down after it sold fake alt currencies for $6 million to customers.
However, it is important to take a look at the basics of any altcoin including its maximum supply and circulation. For example,Bitcoin maximum supply is 21 million exactly…