David Schwartz, Ripple’s Chief Expertise Officer, has revealed he misplaced greater than $300,000 investing in altcoins.
In response to a Nov. 2 put up on Quora asking readers if that they had misplaced any cash buying and selling Bitcoin (BTC) and different cryptocurrencies, Schwartz said that he had made a couple of crypto investments that he “finally needed to write off as nugatory.”
“I’ve purchased fairly a couple of cryptocurrencies that turned out to be disasters,” said the Ripple CTO who’s a really frequent Quora contributor.
“My whole losses, simply on tokens that grew to become utterly nugatory, is simply over $300,000.”
Schwartz listed 11 tokens particularly that turned out to be unhealthy investments for him, together with Blocktix (TIX), DICE, Flash (FLASH), Vezt (VEZT), Amp (AMP), Sign Token (SIG), Bee (BEE), Variety Adverts Token (KIND), Pryze (PRYZ), KudosCoin (KUDOS), and Neuron (NRN). Most of the altcoins went to zero in 2017 and 2018.
Total it appears fairly fortunate that Schwartz isn’t Ripple’s Chief Funding Officer given his historical past of unhealthy funding choices. The CTO additionally revealed in October that he offered 40,000 Ether (ETH) in 2012, when the value was below $1. With ETH presently priced at $454, Schwartz’s crypto stash would have been value greater than $18 million right this moment. He additionally mentioned that he offered an unspecified variety of Bitcoin (BTC) for $750 and XRP at $0.10.
Many outstanding traders’ maintain altcoins in addition to BTC. Billionaire Tim Draper mentioned in September that he owned Bitcoin Money (BCH), XRP, Tezos (XTZ), and Aragon (ANT) along with greater than 30,000 BTC.