Bitcoin crossed the document threshold of $ 30,000 initially of 2021. Some analysts imagine costs could rise additional however warn of the big dangers posed by this cryptocurrency bubble. 4 Swiss who tried their luck with bitcoin inform us about their expertise.
Yannick Le Guern (54), proprietor of a web-based 3D equipment retailer
“I invested in cryptocurrencies over ten years in the past, when a primary crypto alternate was created in Germany. I purchased bitcoins and litecoins for round 200 francs. Again then, you may nonetheless purchase a whole lot of 1000’s of bitcoins for pennies. Since then, I’ve traded cryptocurrency time and time once more, and generally even mined it. I didn’t grow to be a millionaire with it, however in whole I made between 500,000 and 600,000 francs in revenue. And I nonetheless maintain cryptocurrencies price a number of hundred thousand francs. Three years in the past, I purchased myself a Tesla with a few of my earnings. I used to be additionally capable of repay my home. Theoretically, I might retire by my passion. However I gained’t, as a result of I really like my job. ”
Younes Asadi (24 years outdated), scholar
“I used to be nonetheless at school after I began investing in cryptocurrency. On the time, I used to be questioning how finest to take a position my cash throughout my research. In the midst of 2017, a number of colleagues and I did some analysis with movies after which invested a number of hundred francs, amongst different issues in bitcoin. Within the months that adopted, I continued so as to add and diversify. I wished to earn cash rapidly. However I used to be unfortunate, I entered this market proper throughout a bubble. In a number of months, my cash have misplaced greater than half of their worth. It was the equal of roughly all of my financial savings on the time. Fortunately, I didn’t withdraw the cash on the time and kindly walked again into the inexperienced. For the reason that finish of 2019, I’ve acquired fundamental information in crypto-credit and I now focus completely on bitcoin. I wish to use it to pay for a visit around the globe after I graduate. ”
Stefan T. * (28 years outdated), pc scientist
“I had my first contact with bitcoin in 2010, throughout my coaching as a pc scientist. Seven years later, I began to actually make investments. Nevertheless, I didn’t derive solely advantages: I used to be the sufferer of an actual dependancy. Due to the therapies, I used to be capable of get again heading in the right direction. For the reason that semi-containment because of the coronavirus, I’ve been buying and selling intensively once more: I frequent worldwide networks each day and I’ve programmed instruments to assist me. Up to now, I’ve earned 350,000 francs due to this, together with 150,000 francs which have been added because the finish of the 12 months holidays! My aim is to succeed in 1,000,000, I’ll proceed till I get there. ”
“Two years in the past, I invested 4000 francs in bitcoins: since then the quantity has elevated fivefold. I just lately utilized for a mortgage of 40,000 euros to take a position. It was authorised however I didn’t dare to spend a lot cash. Now I remorse it, though I do know that cash can rapidly vanish. In March, I panicked when the inventory value fell 70% in in the future! However mainly I firmly imagine that cryptocurrencies are the long run and I’ll proceed to revenue from it. I intend to make use of this cash to appreciate my actual property dream in Switzerland in a number of years. ”