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“What You Said” (Mar. 30), a Weekly Round-Up of Sentiments From the Community

It’s been a minute, CoinMarketCap-ers! Glad to see you back here again for another week’s edition of “What You Said“! Time to check out some interesting responses we received over the week from our polls! ๐Ÿ‘€

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Today’s Poll

What You Said in Last Week’s Polls

Here are some interesting responses from last week’s polls ๐Ÿ‘€:

How much do you agree with this statement: “I am against the idea of Congress issuing the digital dollar”

– CoinMarketCap Daily Newsletter, 3/24/2020

The average response to the above question was 5.2.
39.4% of you voted ‘1’, and 42.4% of you voted ’10’.
Here are some ‘whys’ and ‘why nots’:

  • ever since i learned about crypto, any centralized institution offering crypto, to me is keeping the old system in power and that got to change…#blockchain everything #Blockchain Pantsula…”Support the revolution! Pay more with crypto when you get the chance. ๐Ÿ‘
  • As long as the fed and the US Gov’t tracks them via wallets, i can not and will not support this. Now if we can move the digital currency to other wallets not followed by the Gov’t and FED then I could be more encouraged. Devil is always in the details and need to see the details before support”Yeah, the digital dollar would greatly reduce freedom if it is eventually made the only acceptable medium. Everything will be tracked, and it’ll give governments the control to essentially ‘delete’ a person. ๐Ÿค”
  • A free-market requires competitive currencies or money that are not controlled by government or any other entity. Free people should be able to decide what they want to accept in trade for their labor, assets, or productivity.”ย – Yeah! It’s all about having options and the flexibility to choose! ๐Ÿ‘
  • The sooner they do, they sooner and more likely the US cryptosphere will attain regulatory clarity. Certainty and clarity will go a long way to improve the current securities and taxation issues we are currently enduring.” We definitely do need clarity around regulation in the space. ๐Ÿค”

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How much do you agree with this statement: “I am also looking to add more gold to my portfolio”

– CoinMarketCap Daily Newsletter, 3/26/2020

The average response to the above question was 4.8.
32.4% of you voted ‘1’, and 14.7% of you voted ’10’.
Here are some interesting responses:

  • Not a chance, now’s the time for wise crypto investments.”ย Well, I agree. But I think it’s also important not to put all your eggs in one basket. You can have both in your portfolio and simply have a higher % allocated to crypto. That’s what I would do (not financial advice) but I think having both and diversifying is important.ย โš–๏ธ
  • I answered with a “9” but I would have answered with a “10” if you had asked about my wanting to add SILVER to my portfolio. Silver is much more undervalued than gold; and is a much better investment (insurance policy).ย – Looking at the historical price graph and considering Silver’s performance post 2008 (2008-2011), I’d have to agree with you there.ย ๐Ÿ˜„
  • Bitcoin is better”ย – Yeah one can argue that Bitcoin is a better gold than gold itself for a multitude of reasons. ๐Ÿ’ช
  • One can never have too much however I will choose to add to my crypto investments!”ย – Hahaha keep growing that bag! ๐Ÿ’ฐ

On a scale of 1-10 (10 being most interested), how interested are you in owning a crypto debit/ credit card

– CoinMarketCap Daily Newsletter, 3/27/2020

The average response to the above question was 7.7.
13.5% of you voted ‘1’, and 56.7% of you voted ’10’.
Here are some ‘whys’ and ‘why nots’:

  • Might be all we haveย leftย if they destroy the economy and the dollar.”ย Lmao BRRRRR ๐Ÿ˜‚
  • Today, a crypto card is not very clear and not very necessary, tomorrow is a real need and demand.” – I would argue we need it now. The more we spend with crypto, the more we drive up the demand for merchants to accept crypto, and for payment processors to offer cheaper rates due to competition.
  • “I believe in a matter of 5-7 yrs. Cyrpto exchangeโ€™s will by pass conventional currency exchanges.”ย – Woah that is a bold statement to make. I doubt it, but I do hope it happens. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
  • I am never going to spend my investments. I also see no reason to buy bitcoin to buy a coffee while I have already have fiat. Unless if I het a discount.”ย – Think about it big picture. You hold BTC. You want mainstream adoption so BTC will appreciate in price. You can spend a little, do your part to help drive adoption, and see your investments appreciate. When you spend, you contribute to the demand for merchants to accept crypto, and for payment providers to offer services and eventually compete to drive down fees.ย ๐Ÿ˜‰

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2 comments on ““What You Said” (Mar. 30), a Weekly Round-Up of Sentiments From the Community

  1. Issac Lee Vaughn

    -1 I am totally all in for making cryptocurrencies all the money!.Maybe a man can truly get what his work is worth! The U.S. Government pays too many people more than what they can earn at minimum wage.
    That is why our society has gotten fat and lazy. I hope this will turn the tables for the better good of all mankind and get human beings WANTING to be productive again because this will keep greedy hands from printing whatever and whenever they want and put value back in the trading that we all must do.

  2. I think the USD will keep to be used as a central currency even if cryptocurrencies will take over the traditional fiat currencies. It is because in cryptos there is the USDT which acts as a stabiliser to BTC. This means if there is USDT, definitely there is the USD for fiat. That is to say, the fiat USD will not go away and also the cryptocurrencies are not well regulated.
    Secondly, in cryptocurrencies there are pros as well as the cons. The pros are definitely more but the cons should not be neglected too unless the cryptosphere is look after by a decentralised regulated body. This way then only I will be more than confident to make cryptocurrencies as one of my investment instrument.

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