i appreciate meester getoutofmycar's contributions to this forum. ( because he tells it like it is .)
i dont appreciate your ruminating on what ifs. ( so when would you have sold your 3$ bitcoin? when it hit 1,000?, 2,000? 3,000? if i wouldve only sold my house before the 2008 global financial collapse... if id only have sold my MySpace stock before the spit hit ... I could continue ad infitum. yet, now your SPECULATING that it will hit 3m$ ? So go grab a few at 5,000 and hold on, it's still a bargain.
btw, my opinion on... bitcoin is that there is way, way, wayyyy too much speculation taking place and this is whats making it UNSTABLE AS A CURRENCY (which was the intended idea).
i bought in a few months ago myself at around 1,200. Today as you report its worth around 5,000. Does this seem like something stable to use as a currency? It seems great on the way up... buying and selling of this currency has also been rather expensive for me as a layman. now just imagine someone tries to dump a load of his bitcoins (500 mil) in the market at 4,000 that he bought at 800. "what you mean youll only give me 600? i bought in at 5,000....
the only people that really got lucky were people that bought it and forgot they had it, and sold it. id argue its a sinking ship. test your luck, buy in double up and get out.
if youre gonna tell me bitcoin is more valuable than real estate in the USA, London, Tokyo,Dubai, Paris... I wont argue with you. but i remember clearly when they reduced property values by over 70%, almost over night.
excuse me for the long post, but my point is dont be mad you didnt make millions off bitcoin but be glad you didnt lose your shirt...