Hey Sirus, at the moment no I don’t but I am soon going to be partnering with some close friends who have had excellent success with crypto also and we’ll be expanding the info we have available for you guys.
So is everyone chasing a golden egg laying goose and getting scammed along the way? Not really. There is great potential making some serious profit when investing with ICOs, but the lack of regulation and security is what we are worried about. Just because the system works doesn’t mean it is working the right way. Yes, in a certain alternative way ICOs are exactly what the whole cryptocurrency world is all about, but security is something that all cryptocurrencies focus on as well. We don’t see this same concept being implemented with ICOs.
Surprisingly, the SEC has some good guidance here. Even though they let Bernie Madoff get away with a massive pyramid scheme for a decade, despite someone telling them about it every year, they’re occasionally good for something! While, I’m not a big fan of the nanny-state accredited investor rules of the SEC that let’s only rich people invest as they see fit, nor of the “pattern day trader” rule that requires to you to have $25,000 minimum in order to day trade the traditional markets (which, by the way, does not apply to crypto markets…yet), there is some merit to the rules. Those numbers are arbitrary bullshit but I do agree with the sentiment that led to the creation of those laws.
“Crypto-currencies have the potential to change how money around the world works from the ground up,” he says. “It is a shift from institutions back to the people and we want to be central in creating that change.”
So how do you know if you should invest in an ICO? It’s not about science, it is important to pay attention to the level of seriousness of the project and its team. Look for the project’s website (does it look like a child has built it during computer school?), Who is the team behind the project – Are they hiding behind nicknames or proudly present themselves on their website? Pay attention to the Bitcointalk thread (does it exist at all?) and how the team members respond to technical questions. Is there a large community behind the project? Expect to see a Slack gathering its community. Watch out the amount raised: A project which had raised too little will probably will not be able to develop over time, a project which had raised huge amount – there won’t be enough investors left out there to buy coins on exchanges. And most importantly is risk management. Never put all eggs in one basket and invest too much of your portfolio in one ICO.
Ethereum hit the scene with the promise of using the blockchain for more than just currencies. You could build decentralized apps on top of Ethereum and even new currencies. In the summer of 2016 I decided to buy ETH at around $9. The day after I purchased Ethereum something called the DAO hack happened and the price dropped 50%. Unlike in 2011, I didn’t need the money I invested to cover any bills. I watched my Ethereum swing between $4 and $20 for about 8 months. I wondered if I could take advantage of those swings by buying when the price was low, selling when it was high, and buying back in when the price dipped again. Though I didn’t take any action on the thought, the idea lingered in my head.
All investments involve risk and the past performance of a security, or financial product does not guarantee future results or returns. Keep in mind that while diversification may help spread risk it does not assure a profit, or protect against loss, in a down market. There is always the potential of losing money when you invest in securities, or other financial products. Investors should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing.
However, not every altcoin is a substitute or modification of Bitcoin. That means there are some altcoins that are not derived from Bitcoin’s open-source protocol; instead, they have created their own protocol and blockchains. Some examples of such altcoins comprise Ripple, NXT, Ethereum, Omnicoin, CounterParty, and Waves. Every altcoin has its own blockchain, wallets, and miners.
Events such as these can pose issues for Bitcoin-related trusts such as GBTC, depending on how such events are handled and the degree of any proceeds distributions and administrative fees. For that reason and the pros/cons noted above, Bitcoin-related securities would not be my first choice when looking at the three ways to trade this asset.
There are many reasons why the digital currencies are gaining popularity and momentum around the world. They have a finite supply that has been identified and source codes outline the exact number that can exist. Users of this currency benefit differently from users of traditional currency. For example, governments cannot intervene and banks cannot freeze your account. Since there is a limit on the amount, cryptocurrencies in that sense, are finite commodities, more like metals than a currency, and with time their value could go up.
Do your homework on blockchain. Even if you just glance the surface of what blockchain is and what it can do, you’ll already have a major advantage over the majority of investors. This will give you a leg-up, helping you identify profitable trades and promising investments faster and more accurately.
The next bull run seems to be around the corner and there are odds that we can see it starting by mid of March. We did some research on how we will design our portfolio for this scenario and how we would spread our funds for it. This is more our long-term investment to exploit this upcoming bull run of Bitcoin. As we have seen many good coins tanking hefty within the last weeks, we stay very conservative in this approach. There are many undervalued coins and tokens out there, but look at the amount of ICOs popping up, look at the number of new projects hitting the markets – the total market cap increase is not in relation to the new coins and tokens, we can’t see enough money around to see the majority increase significantly. Actually, we expect a huge wipeout of several altcoins within the next months, so we stay on the safe road with the selected projects we invest in. We also filtered out projects where the price has been artificially pumped short-term with spread fake-news about never happening partnerships. This might be cool for some quick pump-and-dump-bucks, but we suspect it the legitimacy of the project in the long-term. Let’s go shopping!
Unfortunately for those suckers, I made a killing (and still am making a killing) by betting against everything they were saying. When you tell the truth and stand up for something, most people won’t like it. The only real way to deal with suckers is to take their money on the way down.
Simply, the OBV is a remarkable technical indicator that can show us if the real money is really buying Bitcoin or quite the contrary they are selling. What we want to see when Bitcoin is failing to break above a resistance level or a swing high and the Ethereum already broke is for the OBV to not only increase in the direction of the trend, but to also move beyond the level it was when Bitcoin was trading previously at this resistance level (see figure below).
If there isn’t a centralized exchange system or limitations and regulations fluctuate from one platform to another, then why would you choose to trade cryptocurrencies? One of the key reasons why people choose to trade Bitcoin over other currencies is due to its availability on the global scale. There is no timeframe during which Bitcoin can be traded, the market never closes and is always open to trading. Weekends don’t exist for Bitcoin, so you can trade any time of the day, during any day. Whatever is most convenient for you, wherever is most convenient for you, Bitcoin will be there for you to trade.
It is important investors realize not all exchanges and brokers that offer delivery of the underlying Bitcoin are created equal. Some firms have fallen victim to theft by hackers who have stolen Bitcoin belonging to clients whose money was held at the exchanges. Meanwhile, other Bitcoin exchanges have gone bankrupt (as in the case of Mt. Gox), as a result of fraud or mismanagement.
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Unlike forex, stocks and options etc., altcoin markets have very different dynamics. New ones are always popping up which means they don’t have a lot of market data and historical perspective for you to backtest against. Most of the altcoins have rather poor liquidity as well . How do you come up with a reasonable plan and test it given these complications?
Since cryptocurrency is such a hot opportunity at the moment and blockchain opens many doors particularly for large corporations (including the insurance industry), many companies are making moves toward blockchain or even creating their own cryptocurrencies.
An altcoin is developed with the idea of improving the Bitcoin. A valid, valuable altcoin will often transform the existing rules of Bitcoin to create something unique and productive. For instance, Ethereum, an altcoin, has the ability to execute smart contracts — a computer program that is engineered to enforce all the terms of a pre-programmed contract automatically.
Agreed. There are lots of “teachers” who have an agenda to milk students. I’m just a trader, I don’t want your money. And I don’t want to b a teacher. But I make money everyday in the markets, and why should I keep that to myself. I’m happy to share, and in my opinion, there has never been a bigger opportunity for a trader than Cryptoland!! (as I call it)
Artificial Constructs – There are non-physical structures to many things in life that the human can recognize through reasoning. the structures (the constructs) are not physically real, and yet they exist. Logic and philosophy rely on a lot of artificial constructs, ways of defining things that arise only through thought and have no real physical existence.