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Congrats, you just found $1000 laying around in your house. You have heard that there is a big opportunity in the Cryptocurrency space right now, but you don’t know how to start investing. Well, you’ve come to the right place. 

First off, let’s get the legal stuff out of the way. I am not a financial advisor, and everything I mention in this article is purely speculation. You must come to the realization that anything you invest in the crypto market is very risky and you could lose everything. While the cryptos I present in this article aren’t any high risk bets (from a crypto standpoint), you should understand that any of these projects could go to $0, or you could get hacked. In summary, you should have the mindset that any money you invest into crypto is gone as soon as you invest it. Don’t put your life savings into crypto.

Okay, enough with the gloomy talk. What you will want to do first is to sign up for a cryptocurrency exchange. A cryptocurrency exchange will allow you to buy and sell crypto with your $1000. Some crypto exchanges include Coinbase, Binance, FTX,, and many, many more. One thing to note is that you may have to put a small amount of money to the side for fees such as trading fees on some exchanges and gas fees when moving your crypto around.

Now, let’s get into the investments. One last thing to note is that these are just my suggestions, not financial advice.

1st investment – Bitcoin $BTC –

In a crypto world where everyone is chasing 100x returns and other crazy and unlikely goals, Bitcoin is a relatively safe option to put your money. Bitcoin is still the most dominant cryptocurrency ever at a market cap of over 600 billion (at the time of this writing). For example, no matter what is happening in the crypto world, most of the crypto market still follows the movements of Bitcoin. When Bitcoin goes up, the crypto market goes up. If Bitcoin goes down, the market goes down. Also, you can buy Bitcoin on virtually every crypto exchange in the world, so it’s pretty easy to get your hands on some Bitcoin.

2nd investment – Cosmos $ATOM –

Cosmos is a crypto platform that allows crypto companies to use their platform to build crypto apps and services. Basically, Cosmos is building the internet of blockchains. Cosmos describes the internet of blockchains as, “decentralized network of independent yet interoperable blockchains that are able to exchange information and tokens between each other permissionlessly.” This means that each of the projects built with Cosmos can connect and communicate with each other. 

Cosmos has been used to build crypto blockchains that are much bigger than themselves. For example, some of the largest crypto coins that are built on Cosmos are Binance ($50B+ market cap), Terra ($20B+ market cap) and ($8B+ market cap). Meanwhile, Cosmos only has a market cap of just over $8B (at the time of writing). I expect that Cosmos can gain more traction in the future and reach a $10B+ market cap.

3rd investment – Terra $LUNA – 

Terra is a really interesting project. Terra is a blockchain that allows applications and services to be built on their blockchain. Terra specializes in stablecoins, which are crypto coins that aim to always be 1 USD. $LUNA is used as the backing asset to Terra’s native stablecoin $UST. The way Terra allows $UST to stabilize around $1 is to burn or mint $LUNA based on the price of $UST. If $UST dips below $1, Terra burns—or removes—some of $LUNA’s tokens. This brings the price of $UST back to a dollar because there are slightly less $LUNA tokens in existence, making the value slightly higher. Imagine it like the US government removing some of the circulating USD, this would make the remaining USD higher in value. If $UST goes above $1, Terra does the opposite. Terra will print more $LUNA to bring the price of $UST down. Again, think of the US government, if they would print more money, the current value would decrease, like inflation. 

The reason this is important is because in the case of a market dip and people sell $LUNA to $UST, Terra will burn $LUNA to keep the price of $UST stable. This will also benefit $LUNA, since more tokens will be burned, thus making the remaining ones more valuable. Basically, Terra is able to perform better during a dip in the market than most of the crypto market. Therefore, Terra is a good place to stick some of your money.

4th investment – Basic Attention Token $BAT – 

Basic Attention Token, or BAT for short, is the token that helps power the Brave browser. The Brave browser is an innovative new browser that is built on the blockchain. Brave is designed to reward users in BAT for every ad or popup they receive. Brave is also attracting advertisers with a better return on their ad campaigns. A large portion (around 70%) of the circulating BAT tokens are used to reward Brave users. This is very important, because I believe that most people who use Brave and get rewarded in BAT don’t sell the tokens they receive, instead, they let it accumulate in their balance. Therefore, most of the Brave in circulation will not be sold, allowing more potential for upside. Also, any advertisers who want to use Brave must pay all of their ad spending in BAT. This means that the more advertisers that use Brave, the more BAT is bought, the more the price raises.

I personally use the Brave browser, and I love the company. The browser has climbed to new heights, and has surpassed 50M monthly users. Brave also has some highly experienced executives as well. The CEO Brandon Eich was the founder of Mozilla and also invented JavaScript in 1995. Eich helped launch Mozilla Firefox. CTO Brian Bondy was the senior software engineer at Mozilla, software developer at Corel Corporation and software development lead at Khan Academy. It’s safe to say, the company is in good hands, and I could see BAT reach a $5B+ market cap (currently $1B) in the coming years.

In conclusion, make sure to be safe in the crypto world, and know what you are investing in. Also, there are many, many more fun and exciting crypto projects out there, so do your own research. You can comment what you would do with $1000 in crypto in the reply section below this article. 

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