Dogecoin: Should You HODL Or Fold? Dev Sounds The Alarm

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The world of cryptocurrency can be as alluring as it is intimidating, especially for newcomers. With memecoins like Dogecoin experiencing surges in popularity, many are eager to jump on the bandwagon. However, a Dogecoin developer, Mishaboar, is urging caution, reminding everyone that crypto investments are a calculated leap, not a blind jump into a vat of digital gold.

Dogecoin Analyst: Know The Risks

Mishaboar, a well-respected figure in the Dogecoin community, recently issued a stern warning via social media. Highlighting the inherent volatility of cryptocurrencies, he emphasized the importance of risk assessment:

“Crypto is highly volatile and risky,” he stated. Do not gamble with more than you can afford to lose.”

This may seem like elementary financial advice, but according to Mishaboar, it’s a crucial point often forgotten by enthusiastic investors who end up getting burned.

Dear Dogecoin, and especially those of you new to crypto:

Crypto is extremely volatile and risky. Do not gamble with more than you can afford to lose.

This is a simple message, often repeated, and like many simple messages, easily forgotten.

If the amount of crypto you are…

— Mishaboar (@mishaboar) June 16, 2024

Educated Gamblers Vs Uninformed Enthusiasts

Mishaboar doesn’t shy away from calling crypto investment a form of “educated gambling.” He acknowledges the thrill of the chase and the potential for significant returns. However, he underscores the need for education.

“It’s okay to gamble,” he reassured his followers, but do it responsibly after understanding the risk or reward ratio. This sentiment echoes a recent statement by Justin Bons, founder of Cyber Capital, who likened memecoin investments specifically to gambling. Bons argued that memecoin traders shouldn’t even be called investors due to the speculative nature of their actions.

Total crypto market cap currently at $2.3 trillion. Chart: TradingView

Mishaboar’s primary concern lies with protecting newcomers from the pitfalls of the crypto landscape. Newbies who are considering plunging their funds into digital assets often buy and trade coins and tokens without fully understanding the risk/reward ratio, he explained.

This lack of knowledge can leave them vulnerable to manipulation by unscrupulous actors in the industry. Mishaboar takes aim at these “grifters, criminals, and peddlers” who exploit uninformed investors. His aim is to equip newcomers with the knowledge to navigate the crypto space safely.

DOGE price down in the last 24 hours. Source: Coingecko

Transparency And A Call For Responsible Innovation

While promoting responsible participation, Mishaboar also criticizes the lack of transparency within the crypto industry itself. He points out that some crypto projects fail to adequately disclose the inherent risks involved. This lack of upfront information makes it difficult for potential investors to make informed decisions.

Mishaboar’s call for transparency extends beyond just risk disclosure. He seems to advocate for a more responsible approach to crypto development, ensuring that new projects prioritize safety and education alongside innovation.

Featured image from Getty Images, chart from TradingView

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Christian Encila

Christian Encila

Christian, a journalist and editor with leadership roles in Philippine and Canadian media, is fueled by his love for writing and cryptocurrency. Off-screen, he’s a cook and cinephile who’s constantly intrigued by the size of the universe.

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