3 questions to avoid asking in the online community (and what you can ask instead)
So you’ve finally taken the leap and invested in Bitcoin. Congrats! I’m sure you’re excited to jump into the incredibly engaging community surrounding cryptocurrency. Whether you’re a rookie or a veteran at trading, the online space surrounding Bitcoin can feel a bit like the jungle. There are some questions that come up constantly which can make even the best of us cringe. Here are our top 3 questions that should be avoided in the online Bitcoin community, and 3 things you can say instead to easily fit in (like, totally!)
1. How much Bitcoin do you have?
If you’ve been around the community long enough this one should be a no brainer, right? However this question is still commonly asked in forums and on various social media platforms. How much Bitcoin someone has is just as private as other pieces of information dealing with personal finance. For those who have asked this question before and don’t see the problem, it would be like asking how much money a person has in their bank account right now, or if they keep jewelry at home. Sounds shady now, doesn’t it?
Instead, feel free to ask: When did you start your Bitcoin journey?
This makes it less about numbers and can help highlight the decisions people made that got them to where they are today.
2. So what do you think Bitcoin will become in (x amount) years?
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck? Just like any other investment, it’s impossible to know exactly how things will go. Everyone is going to have their own take and every year people take on new ideas about what they think Bitcoin is and will be. Trust your gut and don’t invest any more than you can afford to lose in order to avoid any anxiety.
Instead, ask: How do you stay prepared for any changes that may happen with Bitcoin over time?
This allows others to share their ideas of how things might change without being definitive, as well as provide insight into decisions that might be helpful to you. Take what resonates and leave the rest.
3. When are we going to know who created bitcoin?
I can answer this one right away, we’ll probably never really know the real person/people behind the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. However, it sure is fun to see the conspiracies behind who they could be. This one isn’t as bad a question as it is asked all over the place, a quick google search should clear that question right up.
Instead, ask: Nothing, simply devote a minute of silence every day in respect to the legend that is Satoshi.
Now that you’re fully caught up on the dos and don’ts, you’ll certainly be amongst the community’s coolest in no time, or at least won’t earn as many eye rolls.