I got interested in ETC around the time of its “birthday” last year, when Bitcoin was getting ready to fork into Bitcoin Cash. I thought then, this is bad for Bitcoin and what with Mt Gox Bitcoin will not make it higher than its price then of $2700 and I dumped all my (not so many!) bitcoins for ETC.
Bad trading move.
But, at that point I was committed to trading and trying to earn my Bitcoins back, plus have some ETC. More bad trading moves followed!
I had trouble on exchanges, always worrying I’d get stopped, confiscated, locked out, something. I finally threw up my hands in total defeat as a bad trader on risky exchanges, moved all my ETC to cold storage, settled on the two “safest” exchanges I could find for interface to my bank, and waited.
I discovered Cardano during this time and picked up a few just before its big rise, because I was in love with the idea of smart contracts and Haskell is a great language, and I liked the people there too.
Fast forward to June, when I’m down in both coins from ATH but my taxes are safely done and I’m still hanging in there. BTC value of my coins decimated, but I believe in my two chosen coins of ADA and ETC to maybe earn them back if I’m patient.
I had looked at different DEX’s, hoping to find one to invest in at ICO. Found BridgeCoin, but didn’t “feel” it, plus it was way past ICO and doing well. But no exchange for ETC.
So, right when I was “making a wish”, along comes Saturn Classic ICO and luckily I ran across a tweet about it from my ETC follows.
I traded on Bitfinex, BTC-e (in earlier years), Coinbase, Changelly, and Mt Gox, and JustCoin, to name most of them. Not in that order but over 5 years since I bought the rise in Nov 2013 on Coinbase.
LOST my first coins on Mt Gox, because I immediately got the trading bug so put them on Mt Gox with no bank account and no name registration. DUMB! Could not withdraw them and LESSON LEARNED you would think.
So yeah, to cut this short, I traded Litecoins and Bitcoins but never touched ETH, accumulated slowly in small amounts, won some and lost some and walked away from Litecoin forever.
Oh yeah so back to June of 2018. Saturn Classic ICO comes out and this dumb guy finally sees his ground floor ICO buy of a true quality project. I read up on it, immediately tried the working “classic.radex.ai” and was hooked! A working product BEFORE ICO was completed! Professional, personable team that made themselves available on multiple forums and were patient and explained things. And a plan to proceed that looked golden compared to all the exchanges worries I have had. Price of ICO for Classic was ridiculously inexpensive. This team wasn’t looking to run away with funds, they would have to hold ETC and hope it goes up, just like everyone else!
Anyway, I could see the Saturn team was way beyond my knowledge level, but I felt in good hands from the first look onward.
I would like to be able to give back to this project in some way, though not sure how just yet, except learn to market make, maybe. A little bit!
Sorry for the long post. I feel lucky to be here. I know the future is bright!