What Is A Crypto Portfolio? – Do You Want One?

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Many little cryptophrases surround us these days, and portfolio is one of them. What is a crypt0 portfolio? Do all investors have one? Is it something special?

Broadly speaking, a crypto portfolio is a collection of cryptocurrencies. Therefore, investors have a crypto portfolio, trading platforms have a crypto portfolio, and so do miners.

Investor Portfolios

There are many different types of investors. Most want to invest in more than one cryptocurrency. Some want to try a bit of everything. Everyone has a favorite or two, even when it proves disastrous.

All of the investors I know have more invested than I do. So, here is my portfolio. Try not to be jealous.

  • XRP = $62.48 = 24.704562 XRP

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  • Etherium = $2.77 = 0.01587319 ETH
  • USD Coin = $3.92 = 3.925528 USDC
  • Litecoin = $143.72 = 2.60917268 LTC
  • SAI Stablecoin v1.0 =  = 20.820079051
  • Basic Attention Token = $6.68 = 4.03 BAT

XRP was my most recent investment. SonOfABitcoin, my AWOL assistant, convinced me to trade out all my Chainlink for it. That’s another article, but basically the value of XRP went down thereafter.

Some experts are saying that XRP is supposed to jump early 2020, so we’ve decided to just keep it and see what happens.

Why, you are wondering, do I have less than three dollars in Etherium? Long story. I didn’t even buy it, but people who were lucky enough to listen to me when I suggested using Coinbase to make free crypto will take note that I also earned my DAI (now SAI) that way.

Perhaps that is why no USD amount is listed in my wallet for the SAI. Nonetheless, it does have a monetary value of roughly $20.

USD Coin is what’s left of my little experiment. I put $5 into USDC and with the fee of buying crypto with Coinbase and a little bit of tax for our Uncle who doesn’t like crypto, and the minuscule miners’ fee, that’s what I have.

Litecoin, my baby, *sniffle* has had some bad days since I first invested.

My Basic Attention Token was free. Believe me now when I say opening a Coinbase account is a good idea? Ironically, I eventually transferred my BAT from Coinbase to Uphold.

Platform Portfolios

These are extremely important. If it’s your dream to get rich investing in Tether, Coinbase won’t help you; it doesn’t currently support Tether. Well, there’s that and the fact that Tether is a stablecoin.  Image result for coinbase + royalty free

Since I’m so fond of Coinbase, here is its portfolio.

  • United States Dollar (I know it isn’t crypto, but fiat is the price for crypto)
  • USD Coin (USDC)
  • XRP
  • Bitcoin (BTC)
  • Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
  • Etherium (ETH)
  • Etherium Classic (ETC)
  • Litecoin (LTC)
  • Ox (ZRX)
  • Basic Attention Token (BAT)
  • Zcash (ZEC)
  • Dai (DAI)
  • Chainlink (LINK)
  • Augur (REP)
  • Stellar Lumens (XLM)
  • EOS (EOS)
  • Tezos (XTZ)
  • Dash (DASH)

Of course, this is far cry from the full spectrum of available cryptocurrencies, but it’s more than enough for most beginners.

Portfolio Trackers  Image result for platform portfolio + royalty free

Although I tend to be forgetful, I think that between Coinbase and Uphold I have no need for a tracker. People who use trackers are far more sophisticated than I am. Of course, if you are that profuse in you investments I’ll offer you a guest spot on our wonderful website, free of pay.

Wait! I do, indeed, have a tracker! Coinbase doesn’t give itself such a vainglorious name, but if your crypto is in Coinbase, you click the little Portfolio button at the bottom of the screen. Yes, that’s my tracker. Okay, now let’s get sophisticated.

Suppose Joe has 71 BTC, 800 LTC, 4194 ETH, 5000 XRP, and all these are on different platforms in different wallets. Joe is smart, but he knows he could get hit by a truck and develop amnesia at any time.

Joe needs a full-blown software program or app to handle his tracking needs. Unless Joe is one of those weirdos, like I used to be, who uses only his smartphone to go online, he’ll want a program he can use on any of his computers or his phone.

Well, some of these fancy trackers cost loads of money, others are free. With his 71 BTC, you’d think Joe might buy a pricy one, such as the paid version of CoinTracking. It offers help with taxes!

However, Joe is actually quite frugal and has decided to use Blockfolio, an extremely popular free portfolio tracker.

Well, this article has been short and sweet. It was just to answer a “what is” question. In the future, I shall cover some of the tracker options up close.

So, do you have a little portfolio? No portfolio? Would you like to recommend a particular tracker for me to cover in the future? Where is SonOfABitcoin? Let me know if you see him!

Give us your questions, answers, and ideas in the comments below!

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10 Thoughts to “What Is A Crypto Portfolio? – Do You Want One?”

  1. Nice info, I have been very much in the intention to get my self a mining set at home, but it will not happen. keep up the good work, and setting value to your audience is the best advice I can give you, here is easy to navigate and look at the info, very solid and one go understanding the meaning.

    I wish you the best.


    1. Thank you for stopping by, Aref. Best wishes!

  2. Kay

    I am currently using an app called Long Game Savings and they have crypto inside the app that you are granted based on how much money you have saved into the app. I have tried to do some research on how to understand exactly what is going on it, but I remain confused.

    Your post was very helpful in getting me a step further in understanding.

    1. Thank you for the comment, Kay. I briefly read about Long Game Savings. I’m glad you found the article useful. 🙂

  3. Jasmere

    That’s really cool. You know looking back, I never would have thought that we’d one day have digital currency, that sounds so futuristic. Do you ever think we’ll predominantly switch over to digital entirely though?

    1. That’s an interesting question, Jasmere. We’ll have to keep a close eye on China. Part of crypto’s success was based on it being free from government involvement. Governments don’t like being left out of anything that can be taxed, plus, they don’t want their own currencies to lose value. Now enter the Chinese and whoever likes to follow in their footsteps; the Chinese government wants to start its own cryptocurrency. It makes me want to smack somebody, but I’m not sure who.

  4. Wow, this s really helpful information for a newbie such as myself. I can already see the utility I can get from a tracker to manage my Crypto portfolio.

    Which features do you think are ones which will be most useful in picking a tracker. If it costs money but it does so many things, maybe there are some reasonably priced options which give a lot of bang for the buck too?

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Randy. I was thinking of starting with a free tracker. See what it can do and whether or not it’s useful to me. After a while, I should know what other features, if any, would enhance my tracking abilities in a beneficial way. Perhaps then I’d better know what to look for. Do you agree?

  5. Kat

    I’m glad I came across this post. I thought I didn’t know anything about cryptocurrencies, but as I read your post, I realized I’ve actually got some invested. I can’t remember which one I use so this is a good reminder for me to get my old phone out to find out lol! It’s not much money invested and I’ve been guessing the whole time I was into it, which I think was 2 years ago. When I checked back earlier this year, I had lost so much of my portfolio, I think about 50% so I’ve lost hope with any of it being of value. It could be because I don’t know enough about each one that I invested in. They were only about $20 here and there a few so I’m not concerned. Maybe one day they will increase and I will have a good investment. I’ll have to keep coming back to your site to get my head around it all again. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Thank you for the comment, Kat! I appreciate you stopping by. I hope you find that old portfolio and get some use out of it!

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