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Q&A Interview with Vanessa Sierra

QUESTION – Thank you for taking the time to participate in the Q & A session. Would you like to share with everyone who you are, your background (current and previous career, education, etc). 


I grew up in Vanuatu for the first 12 years of my life. I have a Bachelor of Finance and Economics, and I also started a Masters in Computer Science before quitting when I was introduced to crypto.

I compete in international level show jumping and currently own 2 horses. 

QUESTION – How long have you been trading (stocks, crypto, NFT’s). And are you more of a day trader, swing trader or longer term investor? What have been your biggest challenges to date?


I was first introduced to crypto back in 2012 around the time when Silk Road was getting a lot of attention.

I did not delve in the dark web myself, but naturally I found it intriguing and wanted to dig deeper. How does the website work? There is a token that you can use for untraceable payment? How is this possible? All questions I asked myself. 

I researched Tor, the anonymous browser. Which then brought me to Bitcoin. BTC was $70 back then. I bought 1, that was a lot of money for me back then and I sold it a couple weeks later. I never considered it an investment, rather a really cool piece of tech (I was a teenager at the time). 

I read the Satoshi white paper about 10 times to try wrap my head around how the blockchain and nodes work. This really fascinated me. This period for me was a time of heavy research, no large amount of money or trading was involved just a lot of reading. 

My first investment into crypto was during the 2017 bull run. I had finished my Finance and Economics degree at university, and it seemed like a no brainer to long the tokens I had spent so many years researching. Thanks to this I made enough to quit my 9-5 permanently. 

I no longer leverage trade. I now try to find small market cap gems or do simple spot trades. I also trade NFTs. 

QUESTION–  What personal or professional failure/setback have you experienced in trading AND your life that has set you up for later success?


I lost $500 in about 10 seconds leverage trading. It doesn’t seem like much but it made me the realise the risk behind margin loans. 

I rarely talk about this but I also got scammed for $200,000 about 2 years ago trusting a registered company in the UK to manage my funds.

It was an awful experience, I felt humiliated and kept wondering how I could be so stupid.

The guy is in jail now but my money gone forever. It was very difficult to recover from. 

Now I have realised almost every single person has been scammed at some point. These two experiences have made me realise that taking risk and trusting others especially when it comes to crypto is almost never worth it. 

QUESTION : This is becoming a favorite question for many – plus readers get some good gift ideas from it. What purchase of less than $100 have you made in the past year that you simply could not live without now?


My ledger wallet for sure. 

QUESTION – If you could choose three dinner guests dead or alive, who would they be and why?


Elon Musk. I don’t care too much for famous people but I’d love to pick his brain about AI, and the future of humanity. He’s such a remarkable person.

My grandma and my brother. They are the best.

QUESTION – What are your goals for the future. Both personally and professionally. 


I want to do well enough both financially and continue to grow my knowledge to (positively) impact other people’s lives, and to make sure my family never have to work again. 

QUESTION – What advice would you give to your younger self and to someone just coming out of school (college or high school)


I’d ask why I didn’t put all my savings into bitcoin lol. But really.. Comparing yourself, or worrying about what others think will get you nowhere. Focus on your goals and stick to them 

QUESTION – If you could have a big billboard with your favorite saying or message on it, what would it be?  And where can our readers find you on social media?  Thank you for taking the time with this interview, is there anything else you like to share with our audience?


“Buy the dip”

Twitter: @vanessasierra00 

Snapchat @vanessa00sierra

TikTok @vanessauncensored

Instagram @vanessa5ierra 

Crypto telegram channel:


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