Investing in Bitcoin for Dummies: Is it worth it?

Andy Charters
.
August 21, 2023
Tech News

Is investing in Bitcoin really worth it?

Before answering this question, it’s best to understand first what Bitcoin is and how it works.

If you’re new to the world of cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin, this is the perfect read for you.


What is Bitcoin?

Just like any other currency—albeit digital—Bitcoin can be spent, saved, invested, and stolen. Bitcoin’s rise in popularity began back in 2009. It was created by someone under the alias Satoshi Nakamoto.

To better understand Bitcoin, let’s first distinguish the difference between cryptocurrencies (digital) and fiat (government-issued) currencies:

No central authority
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies differ from fiat currencies as they aren’t under traditional banking and financial institutions. Payments can be made without being monitored by a central governing body.

How transactions are made
Unlike fiat currencies, all transactions with Bitcoin are made and handled electronically.

How Bitcoin is produced
Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin aren’t printed like fiat currencies. Instead, they are produced by nodes or computers through a process called mining.

Now that we have tackled the basics, the best way to know whether or not investing in Bitcoin is right for you is by looking into how Bitcoin investments are made.

Ways to Invest in Bitcoin

There are several ways to invest in Bitcoin, and it can get rather confusing to figure out which route is the best one to take.

HODLing Bitcoin

HODLing is essentially buying and holding bitcoin regardless of its current rate.

Fun fact: The term HODLing was created in a Bitcoin chat forum by a Bitcoin investor who was monitoring Bitcoin’s price fall attentively but decided to no longer sell. Afterwards, he wrote a post entitled, “I am HODLing”, instead of “HOLDing” in the forum.

This typo caught on with the Bitcoin community, becoming an acronym for Hold On for Dear Life.

Does HODLing work in terms of investment?

When you look at the numbers, you can clearly see the potential in HODLing Bitcoin. Bitcoin’s prices have risen up by 1338% since the first time HODLing was mentioned back in 2013, according to Forbes.

Imagine: If a person coin HODLed $10,000 worth of investment back in 2013, they would now have $143,829!

Bitcoin Hodlers must invest and handle their stocks wisely. With an asset as volatile as Bitcoin—due to its drastic fluctuating numbers—buying and holding bitcoin is a smart move.

Related Article: Meet Google's AI Translator: Translatotron


Trading Bitcoin

The average value of Bitcoin for the end of August 2019 amounted to 9,487.96 U.S. dollars, according to Statista’s online report.

Another way to invest in Bitcoin is by trading—another excellent way to put your money to work. Trading Bitcoin is essentially just like physically exchanging your cash at the money exchange counter.

A country’s physical currency is a reflection of its economic and financial status. The U.S dollar, for example, is worth more than that of Thai Baht; therefore, you can buy a lot more Bhat for just a couple of U.S. dollars.

The same analogy holds true for Bitcoin, except that its value isn’t based on the industrial economy of a country but from work performed by computers.

Bitcoin can be traded like a commodity instead, like gold or even corn.

Although it is pretty easy to get into the Bitcoin trade, there’s no guarantee of success as there is no way of telling what Bitcoin’s value is in the distant future—or even tomorrow!

The variables that affect Bitcoin’s value are too varied and turbulent. Despite this, the rise in the value of Bitcoin shows a positive trend that you can confidently take in your investments.

Related Article: Tech Trends That Are Shaping the Beauty Industry


Bitcoin Mining

Like gold, Bitcoin needs to be mined. Therefore mining is one of the most profitable ways to attain Bitcoin—but only if done on a large scale.

Out of the three ways of investing in Bitcoin, mining is the most complicated. And here’s why:

The process of Bitcoin mining involves confirming and adding transactions to the bitcoin ledger. This ledger is made up of blocks which consist of multiple transactions.

Unlike HODLing and trading, Bitcoin mining requires a bigger production. To mine, you need to acquire expensive equipment, and you need to have computers that can process the computation difficulty required for the tasks at hand.

That said, mining isn’t for everyone—only the technologically inclined.


So, is it worth investing in Bitcoin?

If you’re still struggling to understand the value of investing in Bitcoin, think of Bitcoin as gold. In many ways, Bitcoin and gold are pretty similar.

Like gold, Bitcoin can’t simply be produced; it has to be mined—digitally. Like gold, Bitcoin has a limited and finite supply—with only 21 million Bitcoins to be mined in total.

According to Statista, as of the second quarter of this year (2019), there are 17.8 million Bitcoins in the world. As the number of Bitcoins mined nears 21 million, what will happen once it’s finally tapped out?

There is a lot of debate on what’s to happen once Bitcoin reaches its cap. The widespread consensus is that once all 21 million coins are mined, the value of Bitcoin will increase substantially.

Such widespread agreement comes from the fact that Bitcoin has a finite supply. When there is nothing left to mine, people will value Bitcoin a whole lot more. Even though this prediction could come true, Cointelegraph believes that the last Bitcoin won’t be mined until the year 2140—121 years from now!

While you might not be able to see the day Bitcoin reaches its highest value, its constant rise in value might just be the right investment for you. Just like gold, its finite stock makes it a highly valuable commodity in today’s digital space.

Full Stack .NET Developer

POST DATE
July 9, 2024
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

QA Automation Engineer

We are looking for a talented Software Tester to join our expanding QA team. You will be working as part of a highly skilled team, helping build high-quality interactive web and mobile applications. You will work on implementing automation tests for our products to make sure they are kept robust.

POST DATE
July 2, 2024
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

POST DATE
June 25, 2024
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Senior Android Developer

Asan Android Developer, you will demonstrate an understanding of clean, object-oriented code, good architecture principles, and knowledge of common software design patterns. As a team, we’re committed to producing high-quality, maintainable code, so you’ll need to display a familiarity with the creation of well-tested code. Experience of interaction with XML and JSON data served via HTTP APIs is also essential. We make use of several additional technologies including many of the Android support libraries

POST DATE
June 25, 2024
WORK LOCATION
JOB TYPE
Apply

Full Stack .Net Developer

As a Full-Stack Developer, you will play a pivotal role in advancing our core product, which is market-ready and positioned for continuous improvement and innovation. You will be integral to the entire development lifecycle, enhancing existing features and deploying new functionalities. You will stay abreast of industry trends to continuously innovate and improve our product, taking ownership of projects from conception through to implementation.

POST DATE
June 25, 2024
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Senior IOS Developer

As an iOS Developer, you lead technical excellence and management within our team on a leading VOD platform. You ensure iOS projects are delivered on time and within budget while providing clear solutions to complex technical issues. Your role fosters innovation and excellence through the adoption of new technologies and best practices, supporting the team to produce top-tier work.

POST DATE
June 21, 2024
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Software QA Test Engineer (Manual)

This role will be to collaborate on the Quality Assurance of the company’s application, whilst also taking responsibility for the back-end architecture. You will assume responsibility for a wide range of activities that will include candidate support, client and integration support activities, and project-based work to improve our overall effectiveness

POST DATE
June 21, 2024
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

QA Engineer

As a QA Engineer, the ideal candidate will have a strong background in both manual and automated testing, with a focus on mobile and web applications. This role involves working closely with developers, product owners, and UX/UI designers to ensure the highest quality of our software products.

POST DATE
June 21, 2024
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Full Stack Shopify Developer

POST DATE
June 20, 2024
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Senior Video Editor

We seek a Video Editor with a strong creative eye. You'll create high-quality YouTube videos, repurpose content, and streamline workflows using Adobe Premiere, Frame.io, CapCut, and other AI tools to maximize your video editing efforts. You will create videos on a weekly basis for our company and our CEO's personal brand. The job is completely remote, but we have offices in Makati, where you might be asked to join us occasionally for team gatherings.

This is an exciting opportunity for a video editor who has a growth mindset, who takes pride in their work and enjoys working from the comfort of their home.

POST DATE
June 18, 2024
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

React Native Developer

As a React Native Mobile Developer, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining mobile applications for both iOS and Android platforms. You will collaborate closely with our product, design, and backend teams to create seamless, intuitive, and high-performance mobile experiences for our users.

POST DATE
June 18, 2024
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Senior Developer - Zuora Subscription Billing

As a Senior Developer specializing in Zuora Subscription Billing, you will be responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of Zuora Subscription Billing solutions to support our subscription-based business model. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to understand business requirements and implement solutions that align with the company's objectives.

POST DATE
June 17, 2024
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Web-Scraping Developer

Cloud Employee is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineering teams and grow their CV and skill-set. 

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement, and well-being. We provide security, career paths, individual training programs, and mentoring.

POST DATE
June 14, 2024
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

FileVine Consultant

POST DATE
June 13, 2024
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Back End Developer (Python)

Writing scalable, robust, testable, efficient, and easily maintainable code. Translating software requirements into stable, working, high performance software. Playing a key role in architectural and design decisions, building toward an efficient microservices distributed architecture.
POST DATE
June 10, 2024
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Head of Growth Marketing

Cloud Employee is building a ‘Future of Work’ AI driven talent tech platform in the remote software engineer staffing space. 

In this strategic and hands-on creative role, you'll have the opportunity to shape the narrative of remote work and impact the tech industry at a global scale. 

With team members across the US, LATAM, Europe and Asia - we’re on a mission to bridge the talent gap with our matching platform and employee experience programs.

We need your storytelling strategy skills to ‘share the journey’ and the human stories behind our business

POST DATE
May 1, 2024
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Software QA Test Engineer

Cloud Employee, is a UK owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being a supportive and cutting edge workplace continuously investing in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Senior/Team Lead Full-Stack PHP Developer

Cloud Employee is a fast-growing UK-managed offshore recruitment and staffing company in the Philippines. We tackle the growing global IT skills shortage by connecting tech companies based in Europe, the US, and Australia to our pool of expert software developers in the country.

We are now seeking a passionate Senior/Team Lead Full-Stack PHP Developer to join our team of skilled talents. This is an excellent opportunity to join a fun and dynamic work environment and to significantly advance your career.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Senior/Lead Backend Developer - Brazil

Cloud Employee is a UK-owned business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent worldwide with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines and Brazil as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being a supportive and cutting edge workplace continuously investing in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Senior/Lead Backend Developer

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Senior UI Developer with Umbraco

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Senior Software Engineer (VB6)

Cloud Employee is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineering teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement, and well-being. We provide security, career paths, individual training programs, and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Senior Python Developer

Cloud Employee, is a UK owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being a supportive and cutting edge workplace continuously investing in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Senior /Lead Fullstack Developer - Brazil

Cloud Employee is a UK-owned business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent worldwide with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines and Brazil as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being a supportive and cutting edge workplace continuously investing in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Senior Integrations Developer

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Senior Integration Backend Developer

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Senior Fullstack Python Developer with React

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Senior Fullstack PHP Laravel Developer

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Senior Fullstack Engineer

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Senior Frontend Developer (React)

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Senior NET Developer

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Senior DevOps Engineer

Cloud Employee, is a UK owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being a supportive and cutting edge workplace continuously investing in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

Our Client

A leading UK-company that specializes in providing foreign currencies solutions

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Robotics Software Engineer

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

A completely integrated innovation studio within the corporate framework, with a primary emphasis on making the future of the food industry accessible to all. Their core objective is to discover, create, and expand tailored automation remedies, utilizing a team of proficient individuals covering domains like engineering, robotics, and artificial intelligence. Our central mission revolves around constructing automation technology solutions that empower individuals to achieve greater feats.

Position Summary

In your role as a Robotics Software Engineer, your expertise in Robotic Software Engineering will be the key to your success. Collaborating with our skilled team, you'll play a pivotal role in advancing our cutting-edge product development accelerator. Your responsibilities will involve crafting, programming, and evaluating top-notch software essential for ensuring the dependable and secure operations of commercial robots.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Senior Python Developer

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Python Developer (Senior Level)

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
JOB TYPE
Apply

Python Developer

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Perl Developer

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Mid-Senior Mechanical Engineer

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

A completely integrated innovation studio within the corporate framework, with a primary emphasis on making the future of the food industry accessible to all. Their core objective is to discover, create, and expand tailored automation remedies, utilizing a team of proficient individuals covering domains like engineering, robotics, and artificial intelligence. Our central mission revolves around constructing automation technology solutions that empower individuals to achieve greater feats.

Position Summary

The position of Mechanical Engineer corresponds to a mid-level role. An ideal candidate for this position possesses robust practical expertise in various technical systems. The responsibilities encompass a combination of individual input within projects and actively leading teams towards achieving a remarkable standard of technical proficiency.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Mid-Senior Industrial Design Engineer

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

A completely integrated innovation studio within the corporate framework, with a primary emphasis on making the future of the food industry accessible to all. Their core objective is to discover, create, and expand tailored automation remedies, utilizing a team of proficient individuals covering domains like engineering, robotics, and artificial intelligence. Our central mission revolves around constructing automation technology solutions that empower individuals to achieve greater feats.

Position Summary

In the role of an Industrial Design Engineer with a focus on cobotics, you will assume a crucial position in envisioning, crafting, and honing both the tangible and operational facets of our collaborative robotic solutions. Your collaboration will extend to cross-functional groups, including mechanical engineers, software developers, and UX designers, in the pursuit of devising cobotic systems centered around users. These systems will redefine effectiveness and safety within industrial settings.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
JOB TYPE
Apply

Backend Python Developer

Cloud Employee, is a UK owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being a supportive and cutting edge workplace continuously investing in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

A top rated and state of the art cloud based video interviewing solutions company based in the UK catering to over 5000 prominent companies around the world such as Samsung, Uber, Boohoo, Coinbase, 7-Eleven and many more.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

CNC Machinist

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

CRM Data Specialist (MS Dynamics 365)

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Electrical Engineer

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

A completely integrated innovation studio within the corporate framework, with a primary emphasis on making the future of the food industry accessible to all. Their core objective is to discover, create, and expand tailored automation remedies, utilizing a team of proficient individuals covering domains like engineering, robotics, and artificial intelligence. Our central mission revolves around constructing automation technology solutions that empower individuals to achieve greater feats.

Position Overview

In the role of an Electrical Engineer, your expertise and proficiency in designing electrical-mechanical systems will be a key asset, enabling you to stand out. Collaborating with our skilled team, you will play a vital role in expediting product development processes.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Front-End Developer

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Front End React Developer

Cloud Employee is a fast-growing UK-managed offshore recruitment and staffing company in the Philippines. We tackle the growing global IT skills shortage by connecting tech companies based in Europe, the US, and Australia to our pool of expert software developers in the country.

We are now seeking a passionate Front End React Developer to join our team of skilled talents. This is an excellent opportunity to join a fun and dynamic work environment and to significantly advance your career.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Frontend Developer (NextJS and React)

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Frontend Developer (Senior)

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Seasonal
Apply

Frontend React Developer

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
JOB TYPE
Apply

Full-Stack Developer

Cloud Employee is a fast-growing UK-managed offshore recruitment and staffing company in the Philippines. We tackle the growing global IT skills shortage by connecting tech companies based in Europe, the US, and Australia to our pool of expert software developers in the country.

We are now seeking a passionate Full-Stack Developer to join our team of skilled talents. This is an excellent opportunity to join a fun and dynamic work environment and to significantly advance your career.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Full-Stack Laravel/Vue Developer (Jr to Mid)

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Full Stack .Net Developer

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineering teams and grow their CV and skill-set.We pride ourselves on being a supportive and cutting-edge workplace that continuously invests in staff development, engagement, and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Full-Stack Node/VueJS Developer (Mid - Senior)

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Full-Stack PHP Developer (Mid to Senior)

Cloud Employee is a fast-growing UK-managed offshore recruitment and staffing company in the Philippines. We tackle the growing global IT skills shortage by connecting tech companies based in Europe, the US, and Australia to our pool of expert software developers in the country.

We are now seeking passionate mid to senior-level Fullstack PHP Developer to join our team of skilled talents. This is an excellent opportunity to join a fun and dynamic work environment and to significantly advance your career.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Full-Stack PHP Developer Tech Lead

Cloud Employee is a fast-growing UK-managed offshore recruitment and staffing company in the Philippines. We tackle the growing global IT skills shortage by connecting tech companies based in Europe, the US, and Australia to our pool of expert software developers in the country.

We are now seeking passionate Lead Full-Stack PHP Developer to join our team of skilled talents. This is an excellent opportunity to join a fun and dynamic work environment and to significantly advance your career.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Full stack RoR/VueJS Developer

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Fullstack Developer

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Fullstack .NET Developer

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Lead/Senior Frontend Developer (UI/UX) - Brazil

Cloud Employee is a UK-owned business established eight years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent worldwide with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines and Brazil as part of international engineering teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being a supportive and cutting edge workplace that continuously invests in staff development, engagement, and well-being. We provide security, career paths, individual training programs, and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Marketing Specialists

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Backend Developer (Python)

Cloud Employee, is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineer teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being supportive and cutting-edge work that continuously invests in staff development, engagement and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Senior Full-Stack PHP Developer

Cloud Employee is a UK-owned Philippines business established 8 years ago. We connect high-performing software engineer talent in the Philippines with some of the world’s leading and most innovative tech companies. Developers join to work from the Philippines as part of international engineering teams and grow their CV and skill-set.

We pride ourselves on being a supportive and cutting-edge workplace that continuously invests in staff development, engagement, and well-being. We provide security, and career paths, along with individual training programs and mentoring.

POST DATE
January 2, 2024
WORK LOCATION
Remotely
JOB TYPE
Full Time
Apply

Investing in Bitcoin for Dummies: Is it worth it?

February 16, 2024

Is investing in Bitcoin really worth it?

Before answering this question, it’s best to understand first what Bitcoin is and how it works.

If you’re new to the world of cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin, this is the perfect read for you.


What is Bitcoin?

Just like any other currency—albeit digital—Bitcoin can be spent, saved, invested, and stolen. Bitcoin’s rise in popularity began back in 2009. It was created by someone under the alias Satoshi Nakamoto.

To better understand Bitcoin, let’s first distinguish the difference between cryptocurrencies (digital) and fiat (government-issued) currencies:

No central authority
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies differ from fiat currencies as they aren’t under traditional banking and financial institutions. Payments can be made without being monitored by a central governing body.

How transactions are made
Unlike fiat currencies, all transactions with Bitcoin are made and handled electronically.

How Bitcoin is produced
Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin aren’t printed like fiat currencies. Instead, they are produced by nodes or computers through a process called mining.

Now that we have tackled the basics, the best way to know whether or not investing in Bitcoin is right for you is by looking into how Bitcoin investments are made.

Ways to Invest in Bitcoin

There are several ways to invest in Bitcoin, and it can get rather confusing to figure out which route is the best one to take.

HODLing Bitcoin

HODLing is essentially buying and holding bitcoin regardless of its current rate.

Fun fact: The term HODLing was created in a Bitcoin chat forum by a Bitcoin investor who was monitoring Bitcoin’s price fall attentively but decided to no longer sell. Afterwards, he wrote a post entitled, “I am HODLing”, instead of “HOLDing” in the forum.

This typo caught on with the Bitcoin community, becoming an acronym for Hold On for Dear Life.

Does HODLing work in terms of investment?

When you look at the numbers, you can clearly see the potential in HODLing Bitcoin. Bitcoin’s prices have risen up by 1338% since the first time HODLing was mentioned back in 2013, according to Forbes.

Imagine: If a person coin HODLed $10,000 worth of investment back in 2013, they would now have $143,829!

Bitcoin Hodlers must invest and handle their stocks wisely. With an asset as volatile as Bitcoin—due to its drastic fluctuating numbers—buying and holding bitcoin is a smart move.

Related Article: Meet Google's AI Translator: Translatotron


Trading Bitcoin

The average value of Bitcoin for the end of August 2019 amounted to 9,487.96 U.S. dollars, according to Statista’s online report.

Another way to invest in Bitcoin is by trading—another excellent way to put your money to work. Trading Bitcoin is essentially just like physically exchanging your cash at the money exchange counter.

A country’s physical currency is a reflection of its economic and financial status. The U.S dollar, for example, is worth more than that of Thai Baht; therefore, you can buy a lot more Bhat for just a couple of U.S. dollars.

The same analogy holds true for Bitcoin, except that its value isn’t based on the industrial economy of a country but from work performed by computers.

Bitcoin can be traded like a commodity instead, like gold or even corn.

Although it is pretty easy to get into the Bitcoin trade, there’s no guarantee of success as there is no way of telling what Bitcoin’s value is in the distant future—or even tomorrow!

The variables that affect Bitcoin’s value are too varied and turbulent. Despite this, the rise in the value of Bitcoin shows a positive trend that you can confidently take in your investments.

Related Article: Tech Trends That Are Shaping the Beauty Industry


Bitcoin Mining

Like gold, Bitcoin needs to be mined. Therefore mining is one of the most profitable ways to attain Bitcoin—but only if done on a large scale.

Out of the three ways of investing in Bitcoin, mining is the most complicated. And here’s why:

The process of Bitcoin mining involves confirming and adding transactions to the bitcoin ledger. This ledger is made up of blocks which consist of multiple transactions.

Unlike HODLing and trading, Bitcoin mining requires a bigger production. To mine, you need to acquire expensive equipment, and you need to have computers that can process the computation difficulty required for the tasks at hand.

That said, mining isn’t for everyone—only the technologically inclined.


So, is it worth investing in Bitcoin?

If you’re still struggling to understand the value of investing in Bitcoin, think of Bitcoin as gold. In many ways, Bitcoin and gold are pretty similar.

Like gold, Bitcoin can’t simply be produced; it has to be mined—digitally. Like gold, Bitcoin has a limited and finite supply—with only 21 million Bitcoins to be mined in total.

According to Statista, as of the second quarter of this year (2019), there are 17.8 million Bitcoins in the world. As the number of Bitcoins mined nears 21 million, what will happen once it’s finally tapped out?

There is a lot of debate on what’s to happen once Bitcoin reaches its cap. The widespread consensus is that once all 21 million coins are mined, the value of Bitcoin will increase substantially.

Such widespread agreement comes from the fact that Bitcoin has a finite supply. When there is nothing left to mine, people will value Bitcoin a whole lot more. Even though this prediction could come true, Cointelegraph believes that the last Bitcoin won’t be mined until the year 2140—121 years from now!

While you might not be able to see the day Bitcoin reaches its highest value, its constant rise in value might just be the right investment for you. Just like gold, its finite stock makes it a highly valuable commodity in today’s digital space.

Webflow
Python
MySQL
Node.js
Angular
Android
React
Php
Javascript
What skillsets are you looking to hire?
Previous
Next
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.