I run a smart contract audit and security firm that’s used by many projects. I charge insane prices and outsource the work to a guy in Indonesia.

money usnt everything

Lost it all recently. I started saying stuff like "money isn't everything" and "some people are so poor, all they have is money" but in reality, it's cope and bitterness. I wish I had even 10% of what I had at the top. Life has been miserable since then and I hate it.

Bug bounty

I once withdrew over $300,000 worth of rewards tokens from a DeFi yield farming protocol due to a bug. I immediately dumped it on the open market. The team never reported it to the community and brushed it under the rug.

shouldve sold

I am 43 years old and have lost over 150k trading spot/futures. I used to own a reputable travel business, and now I deliver Amazon packages and food orders. Feels good to be away from the charts.

Feels good

I cashed out seven figures in crypto this year. Connected with a homeless guy who doesn’t deserve to be. I’ve given him at least $25k in cash, hotel rooms, etc. I’m not gonna stop until he’s back on his feet. Feels damn good.

Big Crypto Secrets

I work for one of the largest crypto exchanges. Since the bear market started, there are constant layoffs and cutting down expenses on every level. Activity has really dried up and I barely do anything nowadays. I'm redundant and expect to be fired any day now. I'm fine with it.

Airdrops save lives

I told my family and friends I work for a crypto firm but I really just got a big airdrop and now live off of it.

Glad I didnt quit

Crypto twitter nearly had me convinced to quit my job and go full time with it, glad I never did.


I put 50k in a cursed altcoin and never took profit. Since then I tried to make it back lev trading and lost it all. Feel like there is no way out but to stick around. I know if I leave CT I will miss out on generational wealth. So I just keep buying every month. This is the way.

Sacrified everything for crypto

I thought sacrificing everything would get me somewhere but it didn't.

Spent my rent money

I invested all my money including my rent money. I made 10k out of it and I was so happy. I kept thinking that would never stop going up but it did. It went down, really down and I was left only with my rent money. No food or anything else left. So stressful and disappointing.

NFTs been good to me

Started trading NFTs in February 2022 and turned $300 into $20,000 doing the bare minimum. I just turned 17 and my entire perception of money is destroyed. I have no idea how I will be working for just $25/hour when I am older.


I paperhanded dozens of high-value NFTs such as Bored Apes, Fidenzas, Pudgy Penguins and a whole lot more.

Its all gone

A friend of mine remembered he had purchased 15 Ethereum in 2016 and recently remembered in January 2022. I recommended he put them into Celsius to earn some yield. Now it's all gone and I feel awful. I can't help but feel responsible and I'm going to try and pay him back.

Missed my opportunity

Investing in crypto since early 2017, and only made 5x with a starting capital of 1000 USD. My GF who knows nothing about the space and started in 2022 with my advice has already made more than me. I've missed the biggest opportunity of my life.

No Self Worth

I'm 17, and watching people in crypto that are even younger than me become incredibly successful has completely destroyed my sense of self-worth and confidence since I basically had the same opportunity. I feel pretty lost but I am not gonna give up trying.

I regret crypto

I have been building software and buying crypto since 2016. My net worth is -50k. I have made over 500k from my software business and have put it all along with 50k from family and lost it all. If I hadn’t touched crypto I’d be halfway to being a millionaire.

Back to Doordash

$400 in DoorDash delivery money turned into 150k in one year. Quit DoorDash, didn’t take profits at the top, and bills ate what I had left over. Now at $4,000 and back at DoorDash.

Is this wrong?

I've made over 10ETH exploiting the same dev mistake on multiple NFT projects. I feel slightly bad about it, but not enough to stop me from doing it again if I get the opportunity.

Bagholder confessions

I have a steady job and can live without that money but holy shit I hate it here.

Got too cocky

I am a pretty decent trader, multiple times I have turned $2000-$3000 into $30,000+, only to lose it all because I got cocky and tried to swing for the fences.

Has this happened to you?

Invested £500 in early 2021 and got up to £70k. Didn't cash out and watched it fall all the way back to under £300. Hate myself every day for not taking profit and changing my life. I'm still struggling to pay the bills.

Retirement Money Gone

In 2021 I cashed out my life savings of 20 years (401k and house equity) and put it into leverage trading and ultra low cap coins. I was wiped out. It destroyed my marriage and delayed my retirement by at least 10 years.

Feels like fake money

Bought 1 eth in 2020 for $400. Didn't discover on-chain until Sep 21. Traded up to $125k in around 2 months (Nov 21 top). It felt like fake money. Been trading this whole bear market and I have slowly lost most of it and am now down back to $9k. Still feels like fake money to me.

How would you feel?

I'm always ahead of everyone when it comes to technology, but I'm always behind everyone else at the finish line.

Got too greedy

That 160k was about 12 years worth of paychecks for me.

I even changed my Instagram name and put "trader" in front of my name.

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In 2021, I owned 20BTC ($1.1M), I borrowed 15 BTC against it, when it crashed in May I got liquidated all the way down to 2 BTC. I think about it every day.

Influencer secrets

I’m a pretty big crypto influencer. I run promos for projects looking to grow. Sometimes, they will pay me thousands of dollars in advanced to post and then I never hear from them again… so I never make the post. I keep the money.