3 Crypto YouTubers to Follow to Multiply Your Portfolio

Trading crypto currencies may be the best way to become either filthy rich or completely broke.

 And the "experts" you listen to make all the difference.

For example, in the 2017-18 crypto bullrun I was fortunate enough to listen to the right people, and as a result I made pretty decent money. That's why in this blog post I analyzed 3 crypto YouTubers to see how worthwhile it was to listen to them in hindsight.

Here's what I did:

First, I went through all their videos from 2020 to figure out which crypto currencies they seemed to be bullish on. Then, I noted:

  • the price of these coins at the time they uploaded the video 
  • the peak price of those coins since uploading the videos
  • and the current price of the coins. 

Finally, I calculated a potential ROI for each coin and summarized the results by answering the question: 

"In a hypothetical scenario where a person would invest a total of $1,000, equally distributed among all coins, how much would that $1,000 be worth now?"

Initially, I wanted to perform this analysis only for myself to find the best crypto channels to subscribe to, but I realized it may be helpful to others as well, so here you go.

But before we start, a few important disclaimers:

  1. Nothing in this post is financial advice! I'm merely conducting a thought experiment based on the videos of each YouTuber. This content serves only entertainment purposes!
  2. I only considered videos uploaded in 2020, nothing before or after that. Watching all videos from a single year was already an enormous effort, so I had to set boundaries.
  3. In my assumed theoretical scenario the $1,000 would be equally distributed among all coins, which was never recommended by any of the YouTubers! Obviously they were more bullish on certain coins than others and would have never kept an equally distributed portfolio, so take this into account when looking at the results.
  4. I'm using CoinGecko's public free API to pull the data in real-time. The accuracy of the data displayed is absolutely not guaranteed in any way, shape or form. As CoinGecko.com says "All our data is provided for free, and as-is without any warranty."
  5. Finally: I deliberately focused only on altcoins and ignored Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) from my analysis, regardless what each YouTuber said about either BTC or ETH in their videos. I did this because these two are the most popular and "mainstream" cryptocurrencies in the world, so I thought there wouldn't be too much use in including them in an analysis like this.

With these disclaimers out of the way, let's get to the meat of the post!

Find out EXACTLY how much $1,000 would be worth today if invested into these 3 crypto YouTubers' portfolios!@QuintenFrancois @dirkcryptodiggy @planetmindbody via @ebizcasestudies

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#1, Dirk Crypto Diggy

You can find Diggy's Intelligent Cryptocurrency YouTube channel here. He's been making videos since 2017 about all things crypto, and currently has about 9.5k subscribers (hugely underrated in my opinion).

I'm gonna be honest: I'm pretty biased when it comes to Dirk, because I've learned a ton from him about making money online and I've started a lot of profitable online projects based on his guidance. 

To this day, I have Dirk to thank for all my lowest-effort/highest-reward ventures. Nothing demonstrates this better than his video from 2018 - where he talked about a coin named EthLEND (now AAVE) - which convinced me to invest a bit in the project (#notfinancialadvice)... only to see my investment 150x in value during the years. Yes, 150x, that is a 15,000% gain, you can check it on this chart. And this wasn't the only coin pick that proved to be profitable to me, so I shall be forever grateful for him. 

If you start watching his videos and realize you can't get enough, he even offers a newsletter and a private members' area where he shares even more insights, including his top 3 coin picks for 2021 and his personal portfolio (affiliate link).

With that said, here are the statistics for his videos from 2020:

COIN & Video

Video upload Date

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peak $/coin since video upload

Current $/coin

2020.02.12.

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2020.07.11.

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2020.08.15.

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2020.08.17.

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2020.08.26.

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2020.10.23.

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2020.10.23.

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2020.10.23.

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(Actually this was Teeka Tiwari's top crypto pick.)

2020.11.12.

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2020.12.24.

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2020.12.24.

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Now let's calculate the average percentage gains across all coins:

TOTAL AVERAGE gain FROM START TO Peak Prices

TOTAL AVERAGE gain FROM START TO CURRENT prices

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Finally, let's calculate what a $1,000 initial investment, equally distributed among all coins (where each coin was bought at the price of video upload) would be worth. (For those less skilled at math, we'll assume a $1,000/16 = $62.5 initital investment in each coin, since the above table cointains 16 different coins.)

$1,000 INITIAL portfolio At peak prices

$1,000 INITIAL portfolio at current prices

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Wow, as you can see, following Dirk on YouTube can be a very profitable way to pass time. 😉 

And again, in addition to his YouTube channel you can also subscribe to his crypto newsletter or check out his Intelligent Cryptocurrency membership, where he shares even more insights, including his top 3 coin picks for 2021, and his personal portfolio and trades (this is an affiliate link).

#2: Young and Investing

Our next YouTuber is Quinten from the Young and Investing channel (87k subscribers), where he does cryptocurrency reviews, market updates, tutorials and even discusses his own cryptocurrency portfolio.

Honestly, I haven't known him before 2021, but after finding his channel recently, he's become one of my top go-to crypto persons. He seems super knowledgeable and passionate about cryptocurrecies, and he just looks super sympathetic and likable as a person to me, too, which is a real breath of fresh air in the crypto space stuffed with a lot of shady characters.

I wanted to figure out what I should expect by watching his videos... well, the numbers below speak for themselves.

COIN & Video

Video upload Date

$/coin at video upload

peak $/coin since video upload

Current $/coin

2020.01.09.

(Although he did mention that it may be advisable to wait for a price drop before buying, it turned out to be a good call either way.)

2020.02.12.

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2020.03.10.

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2020.04.27.

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2020.05.04.

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2020.06.17.

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2020.06.17.

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(He mentioned that it was a riskier coin due to small market cap, not recommended for all.)

2020.08.04.

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(He mentioned that it was a riskier coin due to small market cap, not recommended for all.)

2020.08.04.

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(He mentioned that it was a riskier coin due to small market cap, not recommended for all.)

2020.08.04.

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2020.08.06.

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(He mentioned that it was a sponsored coin.)

2020.08.13.

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2020.09.09.

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(He mentioned that it was a sponsored coin.)

2020.10.26.

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2020.11.03.

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(He mentioned that he got these coins for farming with ChainLink, but decided to keep them.)

2020.11.05.

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2020.12.30.

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Again, let's calculate the average gains regarding both peak and current prices (assuming an equally distributed portfolio as per the disclaimer at the top of this page).

TOTAL AVERAGE INCREASE FROM START TO Peak Prices

TOTAL AVERAGE INCREASE FROM START TO CURRENT prices

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And finally, let's see what an initial $1,000 investment (again, equally distributed among all coins at the time of each video upload) would be worth. (For those less skilled at math, we'll assume a $1,000/27 = $37.037 initital investment in each coin, since the above table cointains 27 different coins.)

$1,000 INITIAL portfolio At peak prices

$1,000 INITIAL portfolio at current prices

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As I said, I think the numbers speak for themselves. 🙂

#3, Crazy 4 Cryptos

The third crypto YouTuber I analyzed is Digital Dave from Crazy 4 Cryptos (43k subscribers). 

His videos are very different from other crypto channels, because instead of sitting in front of a computer and talking about charts and whatnot, he walks around the beautiful beaches of Thailand and spreads his crypto wisdom. (Legend says some people only watch his videos for the world's biggest green screen beautiful scenery. 😉 )

And you're wondering just how wise is he really when it comes to cryptocurrencies? Let the numbers below answer that question for you:

COIN & Video

Video upload Date

$/coin at video upload

peak $/coin since video upload

Current $/coin

2020.01.01.

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2020.02.02.

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2020.03.24.

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2020.04.25.

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2020.04.25.

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(He mentioned that it was a sponsored coin.)

2020.05.23.

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2020.06.28.

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2020.08.22.

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2020.12.03.

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Calculating the average gains as explained above:

TOTAL AVERAGE INCREASE FROM START TO Peak Prices

TOTAL AVERAGE INCREASE FROM START TO CURRENT prices

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Finally, calculating what a $1,000 initial portfolio consisting of equally distributed coins (bought at the time of video uploads) would be worth. (For those less skilled at math, we'll assume a $1,000/13 = $76.92 initital investment in each coin, since the above table cointains 13 different coins.)

$1,000 INITIAL portfolio At peak prices

$1,000 INITIAL portfolio at current prices

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I don't think I have to add any comments to Dave's numbers other than... I think you should go and subscribe to his channel!

While you're at it, you might also be interested in his Patreon page, where he shares even more insights.

And The Winner Is...

... just joking!

As I keep repeating, this analysis is not enough to compare these crypto YouTubers against each other, because it assumes a portfolio where each coin is distributed evenly (meaning that in USD value you invest the same amount in Coin A, Coin B, Coin C and so on...), which was obviously never suggested by any of the YouTubers.

As I said, this post serves only entertainment purposes, and hopefully it gives you a general idea about whether you should subscribe to a YouTuber or not. 😉

Find out EXACTLY how much $1,000 would be worth today if invested into these 3 crypto YouTubers' portfolios!@QuintenFrancois @dirkcryptodiggy @planetmindbody via @ebizcasestudies

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My Personal Case Study

How I 10x-ed My Portfolio Trading Crypto Currencies

I'm not just watching crypto YouTubers for the fun of it, I also bought a few coins both back in 2017/2018 and now in 2021.

I won't go into details about exactly which coins I bought and when. The past is the past anyway, and if you've read this post so far then I think you already know how to identify potentially promising coins for the future.

Instead, let me share the key steps I took:

Step #1, I Found The Right Experts

First, I found experts and authorities in the crypto space that I could trust. This is THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP, because if you follow the wrong people and invest in shitcoins, you'll end up losing big time.

Where to find experts you can trust? Well, I hope I've given you a great place to start with this blog post.

IMPORTANT: No matter how much you trust someone, don't take anyone's word for anything. All crypto YouTubers mentioned on this page emphasize in all their videos that they are NOT giving financial advice. You should always do your own research and decide everything for yourself.

Step #2, I Purchased Bitcoin for Fiat Money

Once you identified which coins you'd like to purchase, you then have to convert your fiat money into cryptocurrency.

Most of the time, you'll probably have to do what I did, which is to first buy Bitcoin or Ethereum (because smaller, lesser known coins - also known as altcoins - aren't usually available to buy directly for fiat), and then exchange that for the coin of your choosing.

I bought my very first cryptocurrencies on CoinBase.com, which is one of the world's largest digital currency exchanges, and a popular entry point for newbies thanks to its super user friendly interface. Recently, they've added a lot more crypto currencies that you can buy on their platform, so I think this is the perfect place to get your feet wet.

Please use my referral link when you sign up so we both get a $10 BONUS! 🙂

No, really, go ahead and sign up now... That $10 BONUS is nothing to scoff at, just look at this FB comment:


Step #3, I Exchanged Bitcoin For My Chosen Altcoins

Once you've got some Bitcoin (or Ethereum or any other type of crypto you can buy for fiat), it's time to exchange it for the coins you've got your eyes on.

To do this, you'll have to register on so called crypto currency exchanges, which are basically platforms where people can trade various crypto currencies. I signed up to multiple exchanges, and I recommend you do, too, for the following reasons:

  • Not all crypto exchanges offer all crypto currencies, so the more exchanges you're registered with, the more options you have. For example if you want to buy a type of coin that you believe has 100x potential, you may not find it listed on the biggest exchanges. In that case, the more exchanges you have an account with, the better.
  • Sometimes it can happen that there are glitches with crypto exchanges, especially when they have to handle record high traffic (usually in bull market euphoria phases). If you want to sell some of your coins because they are at record high prices, it can be extremely infuriating to be unable to do so because the one exchange you're registered with is currently unavailable. In this cases, having accounts on multiple exchanges can save the day.

Personally, I've used the following platforms and haven't had issues with any of them (the following are all referral/affiliate links):

  1. Binance: the world's largest exchange, 'nuff said.
  2. Bittrex: I use this for trading most of the time, I just really like this platform for some reason.
  3. Huobi: the world's second largest exchange according to CoinMarketCap.
  4. HotBit: I use this to find hidden "gems" that I believe have 30-50-100x potential and that aren't listed on any of the bigger exchanges (when I had issues with them they replied to my emails literally within minutes, which was a very pleasant surprise).
  5. ChangeNow: a platform that provides simple and fast cryptocurrency swaps at great rates, I highly recommend you check it out (you don't even need to create an account to use it).

Step #4, I Took Profits

The last and best step is of course to take profits by selling your cryptocurrencies and exchanging them back for fiat money.

I can only iterate the well known phrase: buy low, sell high. 😉

I know this is far easier said than done, but hopefully this post will help you get slightly closer to achieving it.

One key thing I'd like to mention: never invest anything you can't afford to lose, and then you won't be forced to sell your crypto at low prices. I speak from personal experience, because I bought many coins at near all-time-high levels back in 2018, and many of them crashed as much as 95% or more.

Had I been in a situation where I desperately needed all the money I could use, I would have had to realize the 95% loss and take out my coins. However, since I didn't urgently need the money (or what was left of it anyway), I patiently waited... only to find out in 2021 that for example my AAVE holdings increased 150x in value. 🙂

Of course there are never any guarantees that the price of a "fallen" coin will climb back to the level where you once purchased, but if you're not forced to sell at lower than that level, it's a huge advantage.

So as closing words, I'd like to iterate the golden rules of investing:

  • Don't invest anything you can't afford to lose!
  • Don't invest in anything you don’t understand!
  • Don't invest in anything just because someone tells you to (either online or offline). 
  • Do your own research ALWAYS!

Got any questions?

If you have any questions, remarks or if you'd like me to perform the same analysis of another crypto YouTuber then please let me know in the comments below!

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Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 7 comments
dirk - February 13, 2021

Thanks for this writeup! Appreciate the kind words!

Dirk

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    steveonline - February 13, 2021

    Hi Dirk, WE appreciate you and your Crystal Ball! 😀 Go ICX!

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Stefano - February 13, 2021

Congratulations !! Excellent research work …. of these three I followed two …. but one out of all where I am a subscriber is the third. I’m also proud of it for the earnings generated by following him on Patreon 😉

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    steveonline - February 13, 2021

    Hi Stefano, glad that you liked the post, it took quite the time and effort to put together. Yes, Dave is a legend. I guess Crypto Diggy was the one you didn’t follow already? I think his channel is hugely underrated, he was the one who gave the 150x coin (EthLEND/AAVE) suggestion (well, 150x for me, just because I quit holding it after that, but since then AAVE has done almost 300x 😀 )

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SandyP - February 13, 2021

Wow, this is a labor of love and search for knowledge. Thank you for sharing this with us all. We love DD!

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    steveonline - February 13, 2021

    Hi Sandy, thanks for the kind words! Yep, we all love DD! 😀

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Joe - April 5, 2021

This will obviously not interest everyone. But, as a Christian, I must point out something about Digital Dave that needs saying. Part of his ‘secret sauce’ is relying upon a psychic- Michelle Whitedove- for some if not all of his picks. I became a Patreon member of his last year but now I’m very uncomfortable with this new discovery. That being said, I really like him as a person. I was touched that he donates to an orphanage and has sponsored a girl there; however, his involvement with a psychic is another matter. For Christians and Jews, psychics, mediums, and the occult are highly forbidden. And there’s a reason for that. For the truth seekers out there go and look up Acts 16:16-18. BTW, I once myself believed in psychics and was fascinated by the occult, but my eyes were opened. I’m sad for Dave and I hope he too one day has the blinders taken from his eyes.

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