Is it best to invest in multiple cryptocurrencies or just one?

Lesson 10
Play Video

Welcome to our eighth topic of the series of Blocktrade Academy Courses! Our courses are designed to provide you with the knowledge and set of skills you need to navigate in the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. In previous topics, we have covered everything from the basics of blockchain (check out Is crypto good for beginners?) to more complicated topics surrounding cryptocurrencies like What makes cryptocurrency go up and down. This time, we will examine a topic that is on the minds of many cryptocurrency investors: Is it best to invest in multiple cryptocurrencies or just one?

As with many investment strategies, there are advantages and disadvantages attributed to both approaches, and the best approach will depend on a number of factors, including your personal preferences and your risk tolerance. So, let’s explore the options and find out which strategy might be right for you.

What are the options for investing in crypto?

  • Diversification

One school of thought is to diversify investments to avoid putting “all eggs in one basket”. In the crypto world, this means investing in multiple cryptocurrencies. Diversifying investments can lower the risks since it ensures that investors are not solely relying on the performance and gains of one single asset. For example, if the value of one cryptocurrency drops, the investor’s portfolio will not be affected significantly because they have also invested in other assets. This approach is especially beneficial for investors with a more conservative investment mindset. However, investing in multiple cryptocurrencies can also limit potential gains. This is because some cryptocurrencies may outperform others in a time period, and investing in multiple assets may dilute the impact of such gains. For instance, Bitcoin may be less volatile than other smaller coins, but it may also make less profit when the market is bullish. Therefore, diversification may result in missing out on significant gains in the short term.

If you believe in a team and their project even though they might be small and unknown today, then it is not a bad idea to invest some unwanted money there. Oftentimes when a small project suddenly gets mass adoption, the profits it generates are disproportionately huge. The risk vs. reward ratio then makes sense. If you Invest 100 euros, that is all you might lose if the project fails completely. The upside however is essentially unlimited.

  • Concentration

On the other hand, investing in one cryptocurrency can lead to significant profits, especially if the investor is confident about the potential of that particular asset. This approach is recommended for investors with a higher risk tolerance and a more aggressive investment strategy. Such investors believe that by investing solely in one asset, they can reap the maximum benefits and are not afraid to take on more risks.

Billionaire tech investor Michael Saylor is an example of someone who advocates for investing in a single asset, in his case, Bitcoin. Saylor has publicly stated that Bitcoin is the best crypto asset period and that there is no second best. He has also publicly advised everyone to buy as much Bitcoin as possible, going as far as to suggest taking out loans or mortgaging houses to buy more Bitcoin. While this approach may seem extreme, it is a testament to some billionaires’ conviction in Bitcoin’s potential.

However, investing in a single asset comes with risks, such as the potential for significant losses if the asset’s value falls. Therefore, investors who decide to invest in a single cryptocurrency must be aware of the risks involved and conduct thorough research before making such investments.


What to consider when choosing a preferred investment method?

One factor to consider when deciding whether to invest in multiple cryptocurrencies or just one is an investor’s level of research. Investing in cryptocurrencies requires extensive research to identify assets with potential growth and evaluate the risks involved. Investors who lack the time or resources to conduct such research may find it challenging to invest in multiple assets effectively. Therefore, such investors may opt to invest in a single asset that they are familiar with and have conducted extensive research on.

Another factor would be your personal preferences, which can include your beliefs about the technology behind a particular cryptocurrency, the team behind the project, and your investment goals. For example, if you’re more interested in short-term profits, you may choose to invest in cryptocurrencies that are currently experiencing a surge in popularity or hype.

Your risk profile is another important consideration. Some investors are comfortable with higher levels of risk and volatility, while others prefer more stable investments with lower potential for big gains or losses. Investing in multiple cryptocurrencies can help spread out risk, but it’s important to keep in mind that it may also limit potential gains. On the other hand, investing in a single cryptocurrency may be riskier but could potentially lead to greater profits if the currency performs well.



Whether it is best to invest in multiple cryptocurrencies or just one comes down to personal preference, risk tolerance, and the level of research an investor is willing to conduct. Diversifying investments can reduce risks, while investing in a single asset can lead to significant profits. However, both approaches come with their fair share of possibilities, which is why we recommend investors to conduct thorough research before investing. It is also essential to have a clear investment strategy and long-term goals to ensure that the investment aligns with your financial objectives. Ultimately, the key to successful cryptocurrency investment lies in finding the right balance between diversification and concentration. To learn more, check out Which cryptocurrencies should I keep my eye on then? And its second part: What is Ethereum?


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.

Editorial team

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.