Hello everyone, I started by journey in trading crypto around 6-8~ months ago. I started with 20k and got into Bitcoin at a price of 15k - quite close to the peak of the bubble. Obviously I did not know what I was doing initially but using mean reversion trading, somehow I was able to not lose much of my account - I'm at 18k right now. For the past 3 months I have been educating myself about trading by reading book after book and have learnt about trend following / risk management / record keeping. However, through watching the Youtube channels of other crypto traders I got knowledge that I could not have learnt even if I read each and every book on trading. This is knowledge that I would have no idea even existed (stat arb, correlation trading, sentiment analysis etc) if I wasn't informed of it by these Youtube channels. Similarly, I am sure that that even for equities and options trading there will be knowledge that I do not even know exists. So the question is, to be a good retail trader who intends to stay in the game and make money consistently, is it necessary to work for a professional prop trading firm so that you can learn about this stuff or can you be a professional trader just learning online? Cheers and thanks for the replies!