It’s been almost exactly a year to the day since I first made the decision to invest all of my savings into a combination of Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Thought it would be fun to reflect on that and some of the lessons I’ve learned from doing so in today’s video.

DISCLAIMER: This is NOT financial advice. I am just offering my opinions. I am not responsible for any investment decisions that you choose to make.


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Clara Jacobs · February 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm

Are you a financial advisor? Is this financial advice?

Mark Hellaby · February 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm

Hi Louis, have you done a video on taxes in the UK before? If not, it would be great if you could 🙂

bellyom · February 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm

Good thing you reminded me. Bought some socks for £2 and sold them for £3. Need to contact my accountant to find out how much capital gains tax I need to pay.

R C · February 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm

Hey Louis…great video! I understand you get taxed on any trade you do right?…would this be paid on the profit? Eg. If I put in $1000 into eth. The price goes up to $1200 and I trade it for neo. Do I pay tax on the $200? Or what if it’s the other way. I put in $1000, I see the price drops to $800 and I trade it for neo… many questions, and no answers.

andrew pender · February 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm

Wish people like yourself would STOP adding the caveat "this is not financial advice" – you & others like you are way, way, way above the regulators. What really do the UK Regulators know about Crypto? Did they help the general public in Royal Bank of Scotland PLC prior to the credit crunch? No. You have been immensely skilful & successful in doing what you have done. Your talent & ability should praised & rewarded by the Regulators in the sense your TEACHING them. Just like the US regulator a couple of weeks ago that was part of Committee assessing / passing judgement upon CRYPTOS – he acknowledged his views were probably limited & thus assessed what his children were doing re-Cryptos. YOU SHOULD BE PART OF THE UK FINANCIAL CONDUCT AUTHORITY. How can you be sanctioned for getting it RIGHT? Wrong for being right . Can't get my head round that one!!! Your ability should be taken further within the Financial /Investment industry. WELL WELL DONE. PS. Would be interesting to see 1) if this accountant your seeing has any Crypto himself instead of shares ( again you'll be teaching him ) & 2) offer to pay his fee in ETHEREUM.

kokolorenz · February 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm

Lost most on Chaincoin last summer and Raiblocks/Bitgrail few weeks ago. Crypto doesn't neccessarily go well for you, if you don't have luck…. :-/

Jethro Peters · February 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm

Man, the only thing i can think of is: why the hell did i not get in to this sooner than januar 2018! But perhaps my investments will still be succesfull, like yours. Time will tell!

Robert S · February 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm

How bout an ETH price prediction?

Robert Clarke - DOR · February 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm

I am very happy for you success I enjoy you videos.  I also enjoy Crypto Bobby you two are my favorites.

Bitcoin Cash · February 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm

Wow, great video! Your doing great bro.

Sarf · February 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm

I would be very interested in your findings with the accountant too mate.

Kamrul Mazid · February 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm

Louis, really enjoy your videos. Respect to you on your honesty and down to earth opinions. I would like to ask if you could make a video on ICO’s investments, what is your opinion? Would you invest and what would you look out for or what would attract you to investing in them… thanks

Christopher Huber · February 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm

Hey Louise, How about a video on your long term goals and ideas with investing and crypto's. If you really hit it big, as in could retire right now big. What would you do with your investments and money, your personal time, and would you continue all in on Crypto?

Zaza Zu · February 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm

Now it's even a better time than March 2017 to buy. In March 2017 we were already growing into the bubble and everybody was starting to buy. Now we are on a bearish-stable pattern, so this seems the best time to buy, to me, i.e. when everybody's selling.

Mark Bonder · February 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm

Hi Louis,

price predictions for etc,ltc,btc sounds really good still remember the ones from last year!
as I'm from the UK I don't know much about the taxation
atm I know how we have to pay 20% cgt after initial 11.5k but not sure about whether we have to pay income tax on gains as well :/
probably do lol

Ian B · February 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm

Love your honesty! Now, maybe I'm just overly paranoid… but do you ever worry about these so-called crypto-muggings where you're forced to hand over your private keys? Do you think there's any solution?

Rait Kivimägi · February 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm

My top 5 cryptos. What do you think of them?
1. ICX
2. NEO
3. BNB
4. WTC
5. OMG

BTC anyway! 😉

Christopher Huber · February 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm

Louise, you are amazingly level headed and you are so incredibly aware of yourself. It's refreshing. I very much liked your comparison of risk, and my favorite quote of anyone in Blockchain investing right now: I'm investing in who I believe are the brightest and best humanity has to offer, and I feel like it's a better bet than on myself. That is open emotional truth my friend, and I dig that. Absolutely no shame.

k14pc · February 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm

i thought you were gonna say that a lot of people put their entire life savings into a house. ofc you're also right on the business point, but imo it's also really crazy that people put their entire life savings into a house thinking it's gonna be a "safe" investment. it generally is but it's stupid to go all in unless you know what you're doing. a lot of ppl did that before 2008 including my mom and they got really burned

Crypto Ninja · February 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm

Stop pretending you are a goody goody and paying taxes Louis, we all know you are blagging it and don't pay your taxes, hahahaha.

jay pal · February 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm

desMEGA · February 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm

Do you only pay capital gains tax when you pull fiat money out? Or does that exactly work?

OrangeHulk · February 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm

Hi Louis, love the videos. What ways are there to cash out in the UK. The ones I know of are ATMs (expensive), thru GDAX Euro conversion (convoluted), or else local exchanges Bittylicious etc (inconvenient). Do you have a preference?

Dex4Sure · February 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm

Yeah people who talk about having to have very widely diversified portfolios are more hobby investors and aren't in to make serious money… Widely diversified portfolios will work just fine if you have a lot of money but if you start with little and want to make any serious money you have to risk it, there is no way around it.

Batuhan Barin · February 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm

you gotta change that outro bro .. its horrible 😂😂

gary price · February 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm

I like daily videos where you discuss where BTC is at ie from 6pm to 10pm the next day, I know that may not be the popular choice but while still learning and studying the graphs any extra insight is welcome

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