I have been lurking for a month or so and finally decided to join as a member. Actually the main reason for that is to increase the head-count of this forum by one. It is amazing to see that when you google XRP-related discussion, it is difficult to find any other forum than this with good, legit discussion. Other than Reddit. The member-count of the forum is so small at the moment, which shows to me that we are in the very early stage. More importantly, I took a look on the amount of wallets and how they are spread - again this shows that we are in the very beginning of the journey.
When I jumped in to the crypto-world in August 2017, XRP was one of the very first coins which caught my attention. I found the crypto-anarchist point of view laughable, that banks and goverments would be replaced by a peer-to-peer system. Sorry, that will not happen in our lifetime. I held XRP from the very beginning, but I was stunned by the shear variation of the crypto-market in September and made a lot of trading-mistakes losing part of my capital. I've been a hodler since mid-December and bought more in every dip after the ATH. I went from +250% to -60% in couple of weeks and didn't feel the pain anymore, as I felt in September. Actually I felt great about it since I've been able to more than double my holdings. I've been buying every dip since and looking to increase my holdings for another 10%, then my goal is filled and I'm ready to hold long-term. Looking to cash-in the first time with 10% of my portfolio when XRP hits $20.
So thank you all for keeping the discussion at a high level, it is a pleasure starting this journey with all of you, one step at a time.