Showing how buying $15 of bitcoin every month for a year adds up.

FAQ

I bought $15 USD of bitcoin (BTC) every month for a year, from May 2021 - April 2022, as a long-term investment, similar to how I used to put money into my 401k and IRA. I don't care about volatility because I'm hodling (not selling) for the next 4-8 years (2026, 2030) with the belief bitcoin will gain 10x (estimated) value after every 4 year cycle, due to bitcoin's inherent scarcity.

I believe purchasing bitcoin is the best investment to create an emergency medical fund / retirement plan / home downpayment / college fund / Disneyworld vacation / whatever-you-want-a-pile-of-money-for if you have at least a 4 year (or even better 8+ year) timeline. See FAQ #3 for reasons.

This is not financial advice. I'm an artist and an author. This is a personal website documenting how I spent $15 a month, for 12 months, and the long-term results of those actions.

I update the following table at the beginning of the month to show how my initial $180 investment is gaining value. Historical data for each monthly purchase regarding the amount of sats bought and the price of bitcoin at that time is further down in this table.

Compare the first column (TOTAL USD INVESTED) with the last colum (INVESTMENT VALUE) to see how those small, 12 monthly purchases (with some bonus sats via reward programs*) add up over the years.

* July 2021 - April 2022 reward sats were via Cash app. Starting May 2022, I shop and get daily sats using lolli, and play the THNDR Bay phone game for reward sats, which are not included in the table, as they are outside the initial 12 months of my $15 purchases.

TOTAL USD
INVESTED
SATs OWNED
1 bitcoin = 100 million satoshis (sats)
INVESTMENT VALUE
Next Update: mid-June 2022 $180 558,994 TBD
May 2022 $180 558,994 $166



This table shows the historical data of my $15/month purchases from May 2021 to April 2022.

TOTAL USD
INVESTED
SATs OWNED
1 bitcoin = 100 million satoshis (sats)
BTC PRICE
(at time of purchase)
INVESTMENT VALUE
(at time of purchase, rounded to nearest USD)
April 2022 $180 558,994
(includes 6,738 sats earned via Cash app boosts)
$46,336 $259
March 2022 $165 520,618
$39,000 $204
February 2022 $150 483,028
(Cash app bitcoin boosts not available)
$42,942 $204
January 2022 $135 448,889
(includes 24,903 sats earned via Cash app boosts)
$42,000 $191
December 2021 $120 389,081
(includes 35,060 sats earned via Cash app boosts)
$48,855 $190
November 2021 $105 324,021
(includes 10,317 sats earned via Cash app boosts)
$59,751 $192
October 2021 $90 299,486
(includes 38,026 sats earned via Cash app boosts)
$60,222 $180
September 2021 $75 237,338
(includes 28,273 sats earned via Cash app boosts)
$46,609 $110
August 2021 $60 177,612
(includes 18,659 sats earned via Cash app boosts)
$46,802 $83
July, 2021 $45 124,121
(includes 5,087 sats earned via Cash app boosts)
$32,980 $41
June, 2021 $30 74,584 $39,961 $30
May 2021 $15 37,783 $38,834 $15


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