Yeah, nobody who is serious about this, from what I can tell, is getting in on Bitcoin because they want Bitcoin (it's too pricey to get one coin), they get in on it at fractional levels because it's a means of transferrence to other cryptocurrencies. Because it's accepted so many places, people use it to acquire other things, and some places only accept that or Etherium. I purchased some FTM and TEL coins and I could only do so by sending Bitcoin from Cashapp to a service called KuCoin. This was all incredibly confusing, frustrating, and just really horsefeathering annoying, but that's how the crypto world works right now. It seems like it's evolved a lot but it's really still in its infancy and is very much like the wild west still.
If I'm not mistaken, the big issue with BTC is the fact that it's costing valuable resources around the globe to mine it and it's so scarce it's becoming more valuable so people are pumping even more resources to get it. There are other coins out there that might be trying to become the next Bitcoin, but they are trying to do so using methods that Bitcoin couldn't implement that don't require those costly avenues to make it work.
Like I'm reading this and I have a basic understanding of what it all means but I'm still lost on 50% of it, so if you're not familiar with crypto at all it probably reads like a foreign language, but legit coins have legit plans for success. https://fantom.foundation/intro-to-fantom/
The good ones also offer interest staking to increase value and encourage long term holding. Hell, you can even invest in USDC, which is basically the US dollar's crypto coin which is literally the same as our currency, and some places are offering 7.5% interest if you hold for a month so they have funds at their disposal to back up any kind of insane trading levels. 7.5% return isn't bad for putting money away for a month if you can afford to be without it, depending on what you got sitting around.
I don't know, I just think if you do not know anything about it, now is the time to educate yourself, but it's REALLY horsefeathering confusing and isn't going to be a fun weekend project to learn and figure out. I got friends who have been into it for a few years and they're still not confident enough to call themselves well educated on crypto and blockchains