We’ve entered December, and that can only mean one thing—the countdown to Christmas has officially started.
If you’re trying to find the perfect gift for the crypto geek in your life, you’ve come to the right place. Here are several awesome Christmas gift ideas for the cryptocurrency fanatic in your life.
The number of people we speak to who don’t store their cryptocurrency in the correct way is truly shocking.
You should never leave your assets in exchanges—look no further than the long list of cryptocurrency hacks for evidence. Hot wallets (i.e. crypto wallets that are accessible on the web) such as those on smartphones and desktop PCs are only marginally better.
The safest way to store your crypto is in a hardware wallet. One of the industry’s leading devices is the Ledger Nano S. It supports 25 cryptocurrencies, it’s easy to use, and it’s tamper-proof.
We’ve also realized that far too many people invest in cryptocurrencies without having a clue about the underlying blockchain technology that’s powering the coins. Such a lack of knowledge is a guaranteed way to lose your money.
If someone in your life pretends to know everything about the blockchain sector but is actually somewhat clueless, you can’t go wrong with the Blockchain For Dummies book. It’s available in paperback and Kindle format.
Okay. Let’s talk about some hard truths. Most people are never going to get crazy rich thanks to crypto. Ergo, those Lamborghinis that we all want to buy will probably never come to fruition.
Aside from the potentially devasting impact on the car manufacturer’s share price (!), we also all need to find another way to realize our Lambo dreams.
And what better way to do so that to buy your favorite failed crypto trader a scale model of a Lamborghini Diablo. At just $25, it’s notably cheaper than the real thing.
If your friend or family member is into cryptocurrency mining, perhaps you should help their cause by buying them a new graphics card. The Nvidia GTX 1060 and Nvidia GTX 1070 have been favorites of the community for a long time.
The 1070 model has 1920 CUDA cores, an 8000 MHz memory clock, 0.24ns memory speed, a real base clock of 1594 MHz, a 1784 MHz boost clock, and 8192 MB GDDR5 memory detail.
(Of course, this is also a great present if your loved one is a hardcore gamer!)
Satoshi Nakamoto is the most legendary name in crypto. The inventor of Bitcoin has never publicly revealed him or herself, despite creating a technology that’s in the process of changing the world.
So, if no one else going to take the credit, you might as well give your friend or family member a shot at the glory. After all, there’s a one-in-seven-billion chance you might be right.
(By our calculations, that’s about the same as the odds for Dogecoin to dethrone Nakamoto’s creation as the largest cryptocurrency in the world by Christmas!)
And hey, if you’re lucky, someone might even provide you with access to Nakamoto’s 980,000 Bitcoins. At today’s rate, that’s a cool $4.1 billion USD, so definitely worth a shot.
Time for something a little more serious. If the crypto fanatic in your life has got a keen eye for style, they might appreciate this Bitcoin canvas. It comes in five different sizes, starting at 18 x 12 inches and going up to 48 x 36 inches.
The art itself features the Bitcoin logo superimposed over a set of lips, along with multiple translucent Bitcoin logos in the background.
7. The Next Coin to Go to the Moon
Why not buy your favorite Bitcoin geek a new cryptocurrency? There are roughly 4,000 altcoins in existence, so there’s plenty of choice out there. You can create a paper wallet for the coins and put it in a frame for them to unwrap on Christmas morning.
If you’re not sure which coin is going to the moon next, check out Twitter and Reddit. There’s are thousands of people who claim to know exactly which asset will be the next one to take off.
Warning: Seriously, you shouldn’t really listen to those people. It’s a terrible idea. Check out our list of the best crypto communities on the web for better advice.
Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a suitably repulsive and itchy woolly jumper to wear.
This nauseating product has a massive Bitcoin logo in the center, Nakamoto’s name at the bottom, and the word “HODL” down each side. Throw in a few snowflakes and Christmas trees, and you’ve got something that Santa himself would be proud of.
The jumper is unisex and comes in six different sizes (small to XXX-large). The jumper is made of 50 percent cotton and 50 percent polyester.
We’ll leave you with this Bitcoin mug. There are plenty of crypto-themed mugs on Amazon to choose from, but we were left trying to decide between a “Keep Calm and HODL” version and this warning one.
We found it funny—after all, everyone knows someone who just won’t shut up about crypto, right?!
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