Once Bitcoin, Twice Shy: To All the Boys Who Mocked Me for Not Buying Cryptocurrency

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Once Bitcoin, Twice Shy: To All the Boys Who Mocked Me for Not Buying Cryptocurrency

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

W

e all bookmark our lives using landmark events. Where were you during 9/11? Or when Sachin made his 100th 100? Or when Mithun Da first busted a move? It’s fun to reminisce, and useful in case some old murder case gets reopened and they ask you for an alibi.

I remember December 2017. It may not be the most consequential month to most, but let’s not forget that this was when Bitcoin was at its peak. Maybe even more popular than Mithun at his peak. I was sitting in a room being ridiculed by a group of people. They had just asked me where I had put my savings and I, naïve as an hour-old rabbit, confidently stated, “Shares… and gold.”

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