Similar, I was ranting and raving to anyone who would listen when it was around £500 back in 2014. I also remember telling my dad to invest in Apple when I was 12, and later on Netflix, Tesla and Blackberry. It turns out I have a pretty good gut feeling about stuff, but just never fucking act on it because I don’t have the capital and my dad just apparently doesn’t listen to me.
Bitcoin is fucked now though, it’s become nothing more than a store of value, it’ll have no use as a currency.
I think Ripple is really where it’s at, and that’s where I want to put my money. Some pretty big banks like Santander, Agribank, Soft Bank etc. have been trialling it for about a year now as a way to settle international payments and they’ve asked Ripple to prolong the trial because it’s just working so well. It can settle international payments in around 4 seconds.
I don’t really know anything about Litecoin or Ethereum or BTC Gold/Cash or whatever, but I think Ripple is legit, especially since Ripple the company completely controls the flow of Ripple and it isn’t mined and doesn’t have a finite source so it won’t be as volatile as BTC.
I guess they’ll just have to pay back-taxes on their gains which I guess will be 18% or 28% CGT on any gains over £11,000 which I guess sucks but really isn’t that bad. CGT is 27% or 47% in Denmark dependent on income haha
What REALLY sucks is if they’ve spent all the money and didn’t declare any of it and now they’ve being made it to pay back those taxes hahahaha