You know those events that feel like will have more impact that you know in your life? Well, that exactly what happened to me with crypto. I just turned 17 years old and realized that the discovery of the blockchain has affected my life and caused so many butterfly’s effects that I can’t even believe it.
For context I was a fairly average argentinian boy before I discovered you guys. My family never suffered hunger but we never were (and still aren’t) rich. The fear of socialism and becoming the next Venezuela was always there, that’s why the second I was browsing trough r/popular as a 14 year old and found a top post about r/CryptoCurrency I became instantly addicted to it, when I found out that I could hold this magic internet coin that was called Bitcoin and that I could move it around freely, didn’t have to give information to anyone and that me, as a 14 year old could buy is when I fully got into it.
I started buying and experimenting, not for the hell of getting rich, but just because I loved the concept, something about permission-less money seemed magic to me. When a transaction arrived to my wallet I knew “this is mine and nobody can’t touch it”. I felt powerful as fuck. And sure, I fucked up a lot of times, ([https://www.blockchain.com/btc/address/12EiYf35g8Xn5wifnzvyj4PYgmJxuDJfa2](https://www.blockchain.com/btc/address/12EiYf35g8Xn5wifnzvyj4PYgmJxuDJfa2) was mine and all my savings at that time were on it, till I lost the private key because I was a noobie. I guess you’re are all welcome as these Bitcoins will never hit the market again) but I sure learnt from it.
I received the Uniswap drop, moons and trough hard DCA buy ins (sometimes I didn’t even eat at school just so that I could save the money) I managed to grow a portfolio from the hundreds to recently 5 figures, and I couldn’t be happier about it, but that’s not the most important aspect of all of this, the thing is that due to discovering crypto I also discovered self improvement. I became confident, I got fit and the most most important thing of all is that I discovered my passion. I found out that I loved crunching the numbers, searching for investing opportunities, calculating rates and everything else. That’s why I’m currently working as hard as possible to get a scholarship to study investment banking.
And that’s the reason I am making this post, to thank you guys. I just woke up and by getting a year older I got the chance to reflect on what I have made and achieved over the recent years and I found out that if it wasn’t for you I probably wouldn’t be anywhere close to where I am today.
Thank you, all of you, Satoshi Nakamoto for creating the most innovative technology of this century, LocalBitcoins for letting me buy crypto as an underage and most importantly thank you r/CryptoCurrency, because when I didn’t even knew what segwit was or how private keys worked you were there for me. You have truly changed my life and helped me find my road in life.
I hate to do this but sadly there are a lot of people that post fake stories to get magic internet points and recently moons so I decided to post this image:
Hopefully it adds some credibility to what I wrote above, thanks for reading!
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