We are Brian Miller and Crystal Davis, from Fairfax County, and we are all about cryptocurrencies. We met at Virginia Tech and forged a lasting friendship that has lasted through the years to date. Football, swimming, and cycling are some of the interests that we have in common and having added virtual currencies to our ever-expanding list; we are now inseparable.
When Bitcoin came onto the market, I was in my final year of school and Crystal had just graduated. She was working at home at that time, and one day she called me up, asking if I had heard the news regarding Bitcoin. I had not at the time and was quick to research on it before meeting her the next day when we were to look into it. I did my best to understand the intricacies so that I could outdo her in it.
(Laughing) And outdo me he did. He showed up with cutouts and lots of information on what the future held for investors in the field. I have to say that he convinced me at the meeting and though many people were skeptical about it, we went in head first and we have not looked back since. I especially enjoy the anonymity it brings and the numerous ways in which I can make use of such currencies. The world is moving towards online transactions, and these currencies provide a space in which we can conduct trades in a matter of minutes.
Mostly, we trade on the open market and get some profit from exchanging our currencies when there is a fluctuation on the market. You see, it’s just like the markets where people trade dollars for Euros and other monies on the market. It’s not all that different, only that virtual exchanges are easier to transact as there are fewer procedures involved. With the gaming industry offering options on betting with virtual money, we are having the time of our lives. Just the other day, we placed a wager using Bitcoin, and it took a matter of minutes for our wins to come through. There are other alternatives on the market too when it comes to betting, and soon enough, many companies will accept virtual currencies as a form of payment. We also invest in ICOs from time to time.
I get that people could quickly take advantage of these currencies. However, I think that the involvement of agencies should be limited. If not, then what would the difference be between traditional currencies and cryptocurrencies?
The decentralized system: what is your view?
I love that I can now transact with another person on a one-on-one basis and that I do not have to go through a company. I mean, with the charges to which transactions are subject, people end up getting a substantial amount of their cash cut. It can be very frustrating, and it’s just easier to do the job yourself. We are also avoiding the chances of getting hacked by doing this one on one. I really cannot imagine how bad it would be if all that money were to get stolen one day. It’s easier to be safe, you know?
We have lots of hope for the future, and we believe that cryptocurrencies are yet to reach their full potential. You have our word that when they do, we will be there!