Traditional investments urge us to take the long route. Invest for 5 years, 10 years, 25 years. etc. Is this a wise route to take with regards to investing in Crypto, or should we keep it as a short-term & higher risk profile?
Yes - you can buy as little as a millionth of a bitcoin and there are lots of altcoins that are affordable to allow you to enter the market. Make sure you do your research and only purchase coins you have researched and understand.
There are 2 ways to think about this question. As a trader or as an investor. As a trader there's money to be made in volatile markets, traders are mostly concerned with taking advantgae of price action (prices moving up and down). If you are a long term investor and you're looking to hodl then you should be planning on a 5-10+ years investment. This means you shouldn't really care about the short term swings in the market.