It all started in 2017 when I heard about Bitcoin for the first time. I was looking for “How to make money online” methods and I came across some videos on Youtube about Bitcoin. But, at first, I did not research the technology in-depth, I went straight to the faucets.
I spent a few weeks actively making faucets every day, but then I realized that it was boring and I was enslaving myself to earn a few cents. I got to make almost 10 dollars, but that was after a few months. Nowadays, I have a very different view of faucets, I appreciate it, and I even understand who likes to collect coins from them, but I don’t do it as often as I used to.
I created my VirtuGrana nickname at the end of 2017 for 2018. The name is the combination of Grana = slang to talk about money that we use in Brazil and the word Virtual. Grana Virtual (Virtual Money)> VirtuGrana. I know, it’s not a good name. To be honest, I’m kind of bad at creating nicknames, but I kept that name from the beginning, maybe I’ll change it but let’s see…
In 2018, I decided to create a server on the cryptocurrency discord called Crypto Tribuzz. The name is something inspired by indigenous tribes, joining the word “tribe” with the “buzz”. I started promoting the server. And in the beginning, I divulged in DM of each person that I thought I might be interested in the project. Over time, the server grew on its own, as I organized invite bounties and tried to increase community interaction and engagement. The largest number of members I have ever had was over 1500 members as far as I can remember.
In the beginning, the bounties that I organized didn’t pay very well. Or they even paid, but where did the money come from? Marketing and Bounties that I did! Yes, I was thinking about becoming a crypto influencer or something. And I posted other currencies on my discord. It makes good money if you manage your community well. What I managed to do in the beginning.
The beginning of doom
It was then that I got to know the world of crypto gambling. In the past, I didn’t really like those casinos and gambling things. I don’t know if I thank or get very angry with whoever called me into this world (Probably angry). But, in the beginning, I bet madly and won a lot. Somewhere around 100k or 200k doge in one day. And what did I do? Rains, sweepstakes, and tips for people in my community.
I was very insane in my play. Yes, and always the same game: Classic Dice / HashDice / Dice. I didn’t like other games very much. What I was doing was something like: losing, doubling, winning, doubling … Something very random and crazy, with no strategy. To be honest, I don’t believe in gambling strategies, you never know when there might be several reds in a row. And then, after a while, I realized that I was addicted to gambling.
I’ve lost count of how many cryptocurrency online casinos I’ve visited. From the most popular to the most unknown. Maybe it wasn’t that many, but it’s just 20 sites I’ve visited. Anyway, a few months later, I realized that I had already lost more than I won.
My work as a marketing person, promoting new currencies was not yielding much more than in the past. I bet a large part of what I earned for this job and made a good profit, but I was no longer able to profit, I only saw red on my screen. I even started to borrow. That was my worst mistake. I accumulated debts and more debts. Both virtual and banks and credit cards.
In those almost 3 years, I lost about 0.8 BTC, which at the time of this article is about $ 9000, which is a lot. That counting in a casino only, I don’t bet there anymore because it closed. But, the amount that time betting has transformed me has made me feel nothing more about the value of cryptocurrencies. I was anesthetized mentally, how to explain … I did not see value in the money I bet. I didn’t even care how much I had missed. However, after a while, I started to think about bad things that I don’t want to talk about here.
Currently, I keep betting, but very little, not like before. I recently recovered almost half of what I lost at another casino. Again, I donated a lot of airdrops, giveaways, and rains on several Discord servers out there. I paid almost all of my debts. I am trying to improve in self-control so as not to let greed consume me more, however difficult it may be.
I managed to help a lot of people, I met a lot of cool friends in that time. And I also met the worst people I have ever met in my life. But, also some of the best people who practically saved me.
Yes, I have gambling issues, I accepted that. I received a lot of tips from several people who have had casinos or played a lot and I would like to share some things that I learned and am following (or almost):
Note: Following what is on that list does not mean that you are sure to win. I am not responsible for your losses, I will only give you some advice.
- Do not be greedy. Okay, this one is more obvious, but it’s really important to control your greed in these types of games of chance.
- Just lose what you can lose. I have seen people who say they wagered their entire wages and lost everything. This is very wrong. The probability that you will lose everything is very high. The ideal would be to bet what is left after paying your house bills and priorities in this life.
- Profit control. Control your profits. Have two wallets, one for hold and one for betting. Take what you have profited, send it to your holding wallet, and start again at the base amount or switch casinos. And stay a long time without betting.
- If you gamble, gamble responsibly. Losing is right and winning is uncertain but possible. Know that from the moment you click to “bet” you take responsibility for your losses.
- Don’t bet. I regret having entered this world of gambling. I don’t know if I would thank the person who put me in it, I may have managed to recover a good part of what I lost, but even so, it is something very very risky, I would not recommend it.
Well, that’s it … I hope you understand a little of my story. I feel like I still had a lot to tell. Many people do not like to share their defeats, only their victories. Maybe I’ll do a better article on more of my history here in the crypto world.
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