Finance experiment: Cryptocurrency and the mining business
Fiat money like those we keep in our wallets is losing its shine since QE and people are moving to equity assets, real estate and even digital currency known as the cryptocurrency. You should know that there is more than 400 "dead" cryptocurrency. But like any currency system, there is always a winner, and it seems like Bitcoin is here to stay. I believe it's the unpolished diamond because it has not reached its full value potential.
There are three ways to get bitcoin. You could buy the coin, i.e. the more trustworthy way which cost all your salary, or you could do mining by connecting server box at home with screwdrivers. The last resort (first for computers noob like me) is to buy server power from mining companies like hashflare.
There are many scammers and Ponzi game out there. It's essential that we don't fall prey. While I can't give you a 100% guarantee that hashflare is real mining, it's by far the most legit player I found. And they have consistently paid my brother for the past one year. He's a lucky one. Some people put in 100,000 USD to get like 500 USD a day - I sure hope that's not all their net worth.
The entry price for one lot is roughly 9.90 USD. Actually, the price varies based on bitcoin current value. Your earnings are based on mining rate, as long as it's still profitable. At the current rate, you get a return of about 0.05 USD for every lot a day. That's 200 days for break-even of investment.
Yes, I have opened an account with them and bought 10 units at 99USD. I do this for finance experiment purpose, NOT for retirement income or real investment. Maybe you can call it my silver lining fund - since the daily return (0.50 USD) will allow me to buy one packet of nasi lemak kosong a day. I will report the results in 6 months.