Scott Cunningham

Sep 6, 2021

5 min read

The Many Errors Made By Crypto Users

One of the biggest issues in the crypto space is a lack of education for new users. I’ll share several errors I’ve made in the past and cover the many user-submitted responses as a FAQ breakdown for new crypto users to give them an idea of the pitfalls they should avoid.

I’m going to cover several things that I thought were important as well as briefly go through the many user responses I got from all of you across many different platforms. Some of these are using the wrong network or wrong address, not owning your keys, no recovery help, thinking you’re using something private, thinking a cryptocurrency is anonymous, not understanding withdrawal or gas fees, amongst so many other things.

User Responses:

· Panicking and selling on dips making the whales exorbitantly rich. — @FrankStarr on Flote

· Leaving it on exchanges — @Sjacobs926 on Flote

· Not buying any at all — @HaleksMTL on Flote

· Not owning their keys — @JoshFuhs on Minds

· Not having a basic cyber security education and rushing into things. — @GastonTrussi on Twitter

· Buy something before understanding it first. — @Forkyishere on Twitter

· Don’t hold it when it dips — they panic and take a loss — @Hilaryengland on Minds

· The two biggest mistakes that I’ve seen are: First, investing hastily in trend coins without doing any research; Second, panicking during bear markets. — @dci1456 on Minds

· Buying the top, selling the bottom — @GerardBechard on Minds

· 1. Keeping all their coin in a custodial account and not having their private keys. 2. Following new coins or trendy advice, without spending the time to do their own independent research. 3. Trying to run a ‘get rich quick’ scheme through frequent trading. — @Nemestrinus on Minds

· Basically, not understanding the need. What are cryptocurrencies for? If they can’t explain the basics to you, they’re not going to make it. — @Raftus on Minds

· Invest in promises. Trust and not verifying — @Cryptopath on Minds

· I would expect the first issue is that user do not expect the volatility of some crypto currencies. — @Marcuse1 on Mastodon

· They invest in currency that has no immediate use. — @Jag on Pocketnet

· Telling friends, family, and coworkers all about it all day long until they hate crypto. — @Thedirtfarmer on Pocketnet

· I think one big one is that they get into it not having any idea how to invest. — @Porwest on Noise.Cash

· Confusing trading with investment. — @Thegreatestdoc on Twitter

· Jumping into a project without DYOR and forgot the risk of investing. — @LadyApple77 on Twitter

· Going with what their friends say and failing to DYOR. — @Cryptocrew__ on Twitter

· Can’t forget panic selling when the value of their holdings falls, when they should be buying more — @ethereumbae on Twitter

· Allocating too much on “potential” — @Chibi_dinos on Twitter

· Panic sale, losing their keys, leave their coins in the exchanges buy high selling low — @Gus217nyc on Twitter

· Listening to the twitter bloggers — @KennieKing on Noise.Cash

· My mistake was to jump in too many projects at the time… You must choose a base — @Szbarnaus on Noise.Cash

· Choosing an exchange with high fees. — @LucyStephanieSeller on Noise.Cash

· Lack of patience — @Hedayat on

· Expect a positive market with good profit — @Makimak on

· Not doing research and buying sh*tcoins. — @SubatomicAsh on Twitter

· They ‘start with cryptocurrency’ instead of bitcoin. — @Sunny_bitcoin on Twitter

· Not paying attention to fees when transferring and trading — @Divinegrackle on Twitter

· Approaching it with the mindset of traditional stocks. — @Drixxmadison on Twitter

· Get FOMO after the ah ha moment and going all in. — @KregEverett on Twitter

· They transfer tokens to a Validator’s address instead of staking (delegating) or the most common, they fall prey to scammers on Telegram — @Kryptoschain on Twitter

· They think crypto is a get rich quick thing — @roselinks on Torum

· Thinking it can be used to ‘Get rich quick’ — @TeeGee on Torum

· They fall for scams — @Mima_Kiora on Pocketnet

· Getting scammed — @Spiritglove on Pocketnet

· Getting involved with scams like rise coin or many others that appear out of thin air get pumped & dumped and noobies end up holding an empty bag, it’s so wrong — @Timothy_mcduff on Twitter

· My mistake in 2017 was buying cryptocurrencies that were hyped and pumped — @Pantera99 on Noise.Cash

· They follow the seasoned crowd and ape into coins because everyone is doing it. — @Belemo_ on Twitter

· Not buying when it was low — @Mwaff on Flote

· Buying high selling low — @Moonie on

· Buy high and sell low — @Saduone on Twitter

· Buy HIGH Sell LOW — @pourlafranc on Twitter

· Getting involved in scam airdrops of investment schemes — @Evandaescobar on Twitter

· Go broke. — @Illmeister80 on Twitter

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Do you agree with what I’ve covered? Am I missing anything? Share a story about an error you’ve made to help out new users below. Let me know what you think about this in the comments below and don’t forget to subscribe!

*Disclaimer: This is not financial advice and is purely for entertainment purposes. What you see, hear, or read is my personal opinion, and any statements made are based on my views and should not be misconstrued as fact. My crypto portfolio may or may not be simulated*

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