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First time Bear market? Advice from Bitcoin Bull Michael Saylor

First-time bear market? It’s additionally the primary Bitcoin (BTC) bear marketplace for Michael Saylor, one of many world’s largest Bitcoin bulls. 

Executive chairman of one of many world’s largest pro-Bitcoin firms, Saylor took a second out of his busy schedule on the Los Angeles Pacific Bitcoin convention to talk with Cointelegraph. Crucially, Saylor informed Cointelegraph that in the case of Bitcoin, “you have to take a long frame time perspective.”

“If you’re buying [Bitcoin] and you’ve got less than a four-year time horizon, you’re just speculating in it. And once you’ve got more than a four-year time horizon, then the obvious thing is you dollar-cost average.”

Dollar-cost averaging is a manner of decreasing publicity to the volatility of an funding. Saylor continued, “You buy the asset that you want to hold for a decade or longer, which is the long-term store of value.”

At 130,000 BTC, MicroStrategy owns 0.62% of the entire provide of Bitcoin, as the entire Bitcoin mined is restricted to 21 million. MicroStrategy’s entry value is roughly $30,639 per BTC, which means the expertise group’s whole funding is considerably underwater — had been they to promote for {dollars}.

Saylor (proper) with Cointelegraph reporter Joe Hall.

However, Saylor is nonplussed in regards to the loss — on paper — of billions of {dollars}, stating, “Don’t get caught up and looking the price day to day, week to week.”

Michael Saylor on stage at Pacific Bitcoin with Swan CEO Cory Klippsten (proper). Source: YouTube

The billionaire compares valuing Bitcoin to valuing a house. He joked that “if you bought a house and then every time you went to a party, you got drunk, and then at 11 pm or midnight, you walked up and said, ‘How much will you pay for my house? I want to sell you my entire house right now.’ Someone might say, ‘Well, I’m not really in the mood to buy a house. I’ll give you like half of what you paid for it,’ and then you’ll go home despondent, saying, ‘I lost all my money.’”

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Avoid that anxiousness, he suggested, and in case you actually do want the cash within the subsequent 12 months, it’s not investable capital; as an alternative, Saylor defined, “It’s working capital.”

“A logical model is if you live in Argentina, you’re holding pesos for a month or two, you’re holding dollars for a year or two. You’re holding Bitcoin for a decade or two. And when you think about it in those frequencies and time frames, it all starts to make sense.”

Finally, as Saylor and Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao urged, take custody of your Bitcoin. In gentle of one other crypto change vanishing with prospects’ funds, taking custody of Bitcoin is the one manner of making certain property that can’t be confiscated.