How much should beginners invest in crypto?

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Cryptocurrency is a fast-growing and exciting asset class that has gained widespread attention in recent years. As a beginner, the idea of investing in this space may seem intimidating and confusing, but with the right knowledge and guidance, anyone can start their crypto journey. In the Blocktrade Academy Course for beginners, Martin, a professional cryptocurrency trader, teaches the ins and outs of getting started with cryptocurrency. We started off by exploring crypto terminology and crypto-trading basics in our first course “Is Crypto Good for Beginners?”. Then we discussed Bitcoin and its value in part one of our second course “Which cryptocurrencies should I keep my eye on then?”. Later in part two of the second course we examined the second best cryptocurrency and Bitcoin’s rival in the topic “What is Ethereum?”. Now in this article, we will delve into the topic of “how much beginners should invest in crypto” and explore the key principles that can help mitigate risks and maximize potential gains. So, if you’re a beginner looking to invest in cryptocurrency, read on to discover how to get started on the right foot.

Where to start?

Investing in cryptocurrency can be an unnerving task for beginners, especially with the high volatility and prospect associated with this asset class. In this Blocktrade Academy Course, we will discuss how much beginners should invest in crypto to minimize their risk and maximize their potential gains.

How to Invest Strategically as a Beginner?

Rule number one for investing in any asset class is never to invest more than you can afford to lose. This applies even more so to the cryptocurrency market, where prices can fluctuate wildly in a matter of hours or days. Therefore, it is essential to invest with caution and only with money that you are willing to lose.

Investing in cryptocurrency requires a long-term approach. It is essential to calculate your investment time frame in months and years, not days. Trying to time the market can be a costly mistake. Instead, it is more important to focus on time “in” the market.

Let us take Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, as an example. The price of Ethereum has been extremely volatile over the past few years, but investors who have held onto their Ether for the last two years are up 300%. At the same time, those who have held their Ether for the last six months are down 60% – 70%. This illustrates the importance of taking a long-term approach to investing in cryptocurrency.

If you can manage to invest just 100 euros every month, that is absolutely fine. Investing small amounts over time can lead to significant gains in the long run. For instance, if you invest 100 euros for 12 months, that is a total of 1,200 euros. If you manage to achieve a 400% gain, that becomes 6,000 euros, all from putting aside just 100 euros per month.

It is important to remember that cryptocurrency is a high-risk asset class. While there are potentially thousands of percentage points to gain, there is also a very real risk of losing a significant amount of money. Therefore, it is essential to invest with caution and only with money that you are willing to lose.

How to Minimize Risk?

One way to minimize risk is to diversify your cryptocurrency portfolio. Investing in a variety of cryptocurrencies can help to spread your risk and maximize your potential gains. It is also important to do your research and only invest in cryptocurrencies that have a proven track record and a strong community behind them. We’ll explore this topic in our future course “Is it best to invest in multiple cryptocurrencies or just one?”

Another essential factor to consider is the platform or exchange where you buy your cryptocurrency. Not all platforms are created equal, and it is crucial to choose a reputable platform with a strong security track record like It is also important to keep your cryptocurrency in a secure wallet and never share your private keys with anyone.


In conclusion, the cryptocurrency market is an exciting and dynamic space that offers tremendous potential for growth and innovation. Investing in cryptocurrency can be a high-risk, high-reward venture. Beginners should invest only what they can afford to lose and take a long-term approach to investing. Small, consistent investments over time can lead to significant gains in the long run. It is also essential to diversify your portfolio, do your research, and choose a reputable platform. While investing in cryptocurrency can be a high-risk venture, it can also be a rewarding one. If you are thinking “Is it too late to jump into crypto?” Remember that with the right mindset, approach, and strategy, beginners can enter the cryptocurrency market with confidence and achieve their financial goals. So, start small, do your research, and invest with caution. The future of finance is here, and you can be a part of it.

Start investing today!


This is not financial advice. Mentioning coins and tokens is not a recommendation to buy, sell, or participate in the associated network. We would like to encourage you to do your own research and invest at your own risk.

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We are a team of crypto enthusiasts. Each of us has extensive theoretical and practical experience in trading, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain. We also like to dig deep and explore. Our goal is to help you make the right and relevant decisions.