When cryptos fall, as they often will,
when the signs seem to point, that the battle’s uphill,
When the wallets are worthless, in dollar terms,
And you don’t even feel, like wearing your berms,
When cryptos are getting you down quite a bit,
Sigh if you must — but don’t you yet quit.
Cryptos are new and will twist and turn,
The markets are new and will take time to learn,
That it’s too early to call, the jury’s still out,
We’ve yet to discover what crypto’s about.
And many a coin may yet rebound,
if only we did our best, to stick around.
Don’t give up, though the odds seem real bad,
when the score is settled, you’ll be relieved that you had.
Often things seem clearer, when looking to the past,
but no matter how bad things are, these times just won’t last.
And when the naysayers have all but given up,
is right when things, are about to disrupt,
The assumptions made, that things will be as before,
is an assumption made based on a fleeting past score.
The market is new. The players? Still learning.
But that’s the whole point — regardless of earning.
And at the end, you may be richer or not,
but if you stay with it you’ll be richer for lot.
The friends that you’ve made, the things that you’ve learned,
are worth more than the Lambos that you could’ve earned.
Take a deep breath, have drink if you must,
but stick with the blockchain, the foundation of trust.
It may take some time, it won’t happen this instant,
and when you’re in it, the future feels distant.
But stick with the fight, even if you’ve been hit,
It’s when things are hardest that you mustn’t quit.
Patrick is an innovative entrepreneur and a lawyer passionate about cryptocurrencies and the business world. He is the CEO of Novum Global Technologies, a cryptocurrency quantitative trading firm. He understands the business concerns of founders and business people helping them to utilise the legal framework to structure their companies to take advantage of emerging technologies such as the blockchain in order to reach greater heights. His passion for travel, marketing and brand building has led him across careers and continents. He read law at the National University of Singapore and graduated with Honors in the Upper Division and joined one of Singapore’s top law firms, Allen & Gledhill where he was called to the Singapore Bar as an Advocate & Solicitor in 2005. He created Purer Skin, a skincare and inner beauty company which melds the traditional wisdom of ancient Asian ingredients such as Bird's Nest with modern technology. In 2010, his partner and himself successfully raised $589,000 from the National Research Foundation of Singapore under the Prime Minister’s Office. He has played a key role in the growth of Purer Skin from 11 retail points in Singapore to over 755 retail points in Singapore and 2 overseas in less than a year. He taught himself graphic design, coding, website design and video editing to create the Purer Skin brand and finished his training at a leading Digital Media Company.