How To Talk About Cryptocurrency At The Holiday Dinner Table

How To Talk About Cryptocurrency At The Holiday Dinner Table

By Voyager's Charlotte Siller, provided exclusively to Benzinga Cryptocurrency.

Picture this: it’s the holidays and your family is around the table. Your fork is halfway to your mouth when you hear your uncle mention DOGE (of course, pronouncing it with a hard “g”). “They’re sending a dog to the moon!” A lump rises in your throat as your cousin chimes in that you know a thing or two about crypto, so you brace yourself for the onslaught of questions. 

Suddenly, you’re on trial. Assumptions start flying. You provide answers, but the skeptics already seem set on their half-baked arguments. Your talking points fall on deaf ears despite your best intentions.

Well, not this year. This year you'll be armed with answers when Aunt Judy brings up Bitcoin and the black market. This year, you've got the crypto receipts.

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“Crypto is too complicated.”

Actually, it’s easier than ever to invest in crypto. 

So easy, you can open an account for grandpa right there at the table and buy him his first satoshi. Your family might think it’s complicated because, depending on their level of interaction in the space, it can get complicated. But it certainly doesn’t have to be. Download a crypto app, open an account, link your bank, and buy your first cryptocurrency in minutes. Done.

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“It isn’t worth investing in it now, I missed my chance.”

You didn’t miss your chance, we’re still early in the game. Where crypto is today could be like the 1997 of the Internet. 

Mainstream adoption is sparking a new wave of interest in crypto. Think of 2021 as the crypto renaissance, and now there’s way more than just Bitcoin—think of NFTs, crypto apps, and ETFs. With a new market comes new opportunities, and it’s never been easier to get started.

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“Crypto is bad for the planet.”

In some ways that’s been true, but it’s changing. 

To put it simply, some networks, like the Bitcoin network, require mining. Without getting into the technical details, mining uses a lot of electricity. Some innovators are switching to green energy to power their mining, like hydro-powered mining that was used in …

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