| submitted by /u/CryptoUsername
If you have your coins on an exchange take note that hacks and employee theft have lost users millions. MT Gox customers still haven’t received anything lost after 5 years now and most of the time you will never see your money again if stolen.
You can avoid this by putting your coins into a wallet that is under your control versus an exchanges control: https://bitcoin.org/en/choose-your-wallet
For more than $ 500 worth of bitcoin it is highly recommend you look into buying a hardware wallet.
You’ve been warned don’t cry and cry on here if you ignore this advice repeated time and time again.