If you’re worried about the price, don’t be.
I have been in the crypto-sphere since about 2014-ish. I originally bought my bitcoin for use on the internet.
That was what started me on the path to studying and understanding how blockchain works and why it is such a huge deal.
Blockchain’s main purpose is to securely transfer value without the need for an intermediary. This isn’t a stock or a traditional investment. In fact it’s something that’s never been seen in the history of the world. Throughout the history of money one would need SOME 3rd party (Gov., banks, etc...) to verify a transaction or to give the currency value. Blockchain, or more specifically cryptocurrency completely eliminates this aspect of currency.
That being said, there is no assets or company backing (some exceptions) any crypto on the market. There is no earnings report that estimates the value; there is no technical analysis in the world that can predict the price; there is no relationship between a stock/bond and a cryptocurrency.
These virtual assets are a utility.
Utility in economics is the amount of time and money you save by choosing a certain financial path. For day to day consumers we want to maximize our utility I.e. get the most bang for our buck. Large corporations and governments would like to minimize it to cut out whatever that is not needed to increase the bottom line on their income statement.
These currencies not only allow us to easily maximize our utility for both large entities, but for individuals as well.