Get to know Dr. Shankar

Below is a Certified Luno Educator, who is trained to conduct basic cryptocurrency education classes and social events.

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Tell us about yourself

Hi! I’m Dr. Shankar. I’m from Petaling Jaya and I’m passionate about cryptocurrency.

Describe what you do as a Luno Educator in one sentence

I help to educate fellow Malaysians on cryptocurrency.

Why did you choose to become a Luno Educator?

To educate fellow Malaysians on cryptocurrency.

How would you define financial literacy?

The ability to understand and effectively use various financial skills, including personal financial management, budgeting, and investing.

Why should others care about financial literacy?

A strong foundation of financial literacy can help support various life goals, such as saving for education or retirement, using debt responsibly, and running a business.

How did you develop your own financial literacy?

Key aspects to financial literacy include knowing how to create a budget, plan for retirement, manage debt, and track personal spending. Financial literacy can be obtained through reading books, listening to podcasts, subscribing to financial content, or talking to a financial professional.

What advice do you have for people at the beginning of their crypto journey?

1. Find reputable news sources.

2. Be prepared for volatility.

3. Venture into other altcoins.

4. Learn the uses of both hot and cold wallets.

5. Be vigilant.

6. Practice DCA (Dollar Cost Averaging).

7. DYOR (Do Your Own Research) before investing.

What would you say to somebody who is not sure whether to invest into Bitcoin or not?

1. Act fast when an opportunity strikes.

2. Start with small investments using extra cash.

3. Use a safe and regulated exchange like LUNO.

4. Join my monthly webinar to learn more about cryptocurrency and how to use the LUNO app.

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