A few days in the past, somebody posted we would have liked extra positivity within the sub, so I figured I might shared my story. That is going to be kinda lengthy, so I will embrace a TL;DR on the finish.
I am from Argentina, a quite poor nation in South America. We have been having over 40% yearly inflation for 4 or 5 years now, and though it is not as unhealthy as Venezuela for instance, it is nonetheless fairly unhealthy.
Nobody with a reasonable schooling in Argentina trusts within the authorities or some other establishments for that matter. We all know they’re corrupt as hell, that they take our cash (Argentina has the very best taxes within the area, and one of many highest on the planet) to finance their way of life and that there is nothing we will do. What’s extra, they’re fully inept. I imply, each politician steals, however a few of them nonetheless do their jobs. They nonetheless win elections, although, as they provide away free cash by way of help plans. In a rustic with over 50% poverty, 70% youngster poverty, and the place most individuals are uneducated, that wins a ton of votes.
Over the past yr, Argentina has seen their politicians:
These are solely —just a few— examples, however you get the thought. Argentina is a joke, and many voters —myself included— consider it is a failed nation. That there is no turning again.
I found bitcoin on the very begin of the pandemic, Q1 2020. The federal government in Argentina does not let folks purchase overseas forex, so we’re caught with the nugatory peso. However crypto is free to accumulate, so I might mentioned what the hell. I purchased in at $9k. The timing could not be higher.
I educated myself, discovered about HODL, concerning the fundamentals. I keep in mind considering that Satoshi will need to have lived in Argentina as a result of it solves actually each drawback we’ve got. Inflation, corruption, transparency, negligence. The whole lot.
I mechanically fell in love with the idea of Bitcoin and the crypto trade. I saved shopping for each time I might (I by no means traded., Do not understand how. I simply purchase and maintain, and by no means offered even a single sat). I additionally began writing in blogs and boards. I loved it a lot that I made a decision I wished to make a residing out of it. I wished to assist Bitcoin win. I do know first-hand what Bitcoin can do for folks, for my fellow Argentines, and I wished to assist make that occur. And I used to be fortunate sufficient I discovered an organization that trusted in me to do this.
Now, I’ve a full-time job writing about Bitcoin and mining. It is laborious, I am not gonna lie. Typically I get closely overwhelmed by imposter syndrome (English is my third language), however I maintain attempting anyway, and they’re nice and really affected person with me. I publish my articles right here typically, and also you’re at all times my important supply of site visitors (thanks loads for that!).
I make 9x what I did working 45 hours every week in Argentina. I receives a commission in crypto. F*cking hell, I am even considering of shopping for a home, one thing I could not even think about lower than 2 years in the past.
I’ve plans to depart Argentina for Europe subsequent yr. I am at present in Italy getting my citizenship, then I’ve to show again to get my stuff, after which I will return to Italy, gone for good. Bitcoin additionally helped me do this, as I’ve entry to all my cash in just some clicks.
So to all of you guys on the market, know that you do not want Bitcoin to do 1000x for it to vary your life. What I put in Bitcoin is just not a fortune, and even when I acquired in very yearly, I did not make life-changing cash. Nonetheless, by entering into Bitcoin, I did make a life-changing choice.
I used to be caught in a dead-end, low-paying job in a failed nation. Purchased bitcoin and, even when did not make tons of cash off my funding, I took nice curiosity and located a job within the trade. Now I make 9x my former wage and I am shifting to Europe due to Bitcoin.