If you are looking at “long term” hold, I would personally prefer ethereum over bitcoin due to its wide adoption and applications + great potential. However, I still believe that Bitcoin will have its place. A lot of the new coins are actually doing better jobs that Bitcoin in almost every aspect. You might want to research and look into some promising ones that you think hold great prospect. If you manage to identify the right ones and hold it for long term, you are going to make much more than just holding Bitcoin.
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