That guy is the saddest bastard I've had the misfortune of interacting with. He doesn't have a clue about markets, investing,...or pretty much anything. Yeah VeChain is the king of partnerships, and their main chain is going to come online soon (you get dividends paid out a la NEO/GAS). It's a long term winner for sure. Only thing is, it's a blue chip, so the market cap is already pretty bloated. In terms of risk/reward though, it provides a base for my portfolio, so currently I've got about 15% allocated to VEN/VET.