One of my life's great regrets was not buying Bitcoin in 2011, when it was worth just 40 cents. I knew about Bitcoin early on and the idea seemed fascinating. It was the world's first crypto-currency, backed by computational power, limited supply, and an unbreakable code.
If I had made a minimal $1,000 purchase, that speculation would now be worth... $2.5 million dollars.
The problem was this: Bitcoin felt "sketchy". Still does. And the SEC seems to agree on this point, as it recently dismissed an application for the world's first Bitcoin ETF.