Author: Daniel Jeffries

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Surviving Crypto Winter — Part Three: Why Privacy Coins Will Rule the Next Bull Run

Welcome to part three of the Surviving Crypto Winter series (check out part one and two), where I profile companies and projects that have a shot at surviving the winds of crypto winter and thriving when dreams of spring comes again. This time I profile the an entire category of projects: privacy coins. In twenty years cash will be illegal. The great movement to a cashless society already started years ago. The invention of the computer made it inevitable. And governments that can’t resist peering into every aspect of our lives will make it a reality.…

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Surviving Crypto Winter — Part Two: Blockstack and the Great Pendulum of History

Welcome to part two of the Surviving Crypto Winter series (part one is here), where I profile companies and projects that have a shot at surviving the winds of crypto winter and thriving when dreams of spring comes again. This time I profile one of the biggest and best companies in the space, Blockstack. ######################## History is a pendulum. It swings back and forth, from closed to open, complex to simple, centralized to decentralized, and then back again, an endless cycle. Everything in the world exists in a never-ending state of radical transformation.…

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Surviving Crypto Winter — Part One: Mattereum and the Internet of Agreements

Welcome to part one of my new series Surviving Crypto Winter, where I profile companies and projects that have a shot at getting through the storm and thriving when spring comes again. Today I kick it off with co-author Carly E. Howard, JD, LLM as we profile Mattereum. ############################################ Crypto winter isn’t coming, it’s here. Hype outstripped reality. Lambos turned to Volvos. The moon is a harsh mistress. If you love crypto you probably thought, “This time is different. This technology really can change the world!” Well, you were right, and you were wrong.…

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What Will It Take for Crypto to Boom Again?

Let’s face it: Crypto is dead. Last year we saw a frenzied market soar to insane new heights before crashing off a cliff. ICOs that once raised $20 million in the blink of an eye now struggle to raise $1 million. Projects started failing left and right, their Github’s turning into ghost towns. Regulators are cracking down. They’re driving out little investors and jamming the current system down our throats again. KYC, AML and centralized choke points are the norm. Only accredited investors, aka already rich people, can invest and make more…

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Cryptocurrency Trading Bible Four: Secrets of the Bitmex Masters

“Do you Mex?” I heard those words whispered to me on an elite crypto trader forum one fine evening as the sun sank in the late summer twilight. It sounded like the chant of the drug dealers who used to chase me through Washington Square park when I was a kid at NYU. “Smoke? Smoke? Hey. You smoke? You Mex?” Pablo wants to know if you Mex? I stared at the screen. Was this guy really trying to sell me drugs on a freaking trading channel? “What the hell are you…

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Cryptocurrency Trading Bible Three: Winning in Sideways and Bear Markets

All trading is gambling. Some people refuse to believe it but that doesn’t change it. As a society we’ve managed to dress up the big stock exchanges with an air of refined superiority. It’s not a game of chance or a numbers racket. It’s “investing.” “Real’ investors like Warren Buffet look down their noses at more volatile derivatives markets and cryptocurrency because they’re not civilized. Surely he’s right and the New York Stock Exchange is not the same as trading Bitcoin on Poloniex or playing Poker in Vegas? The major…

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The Five Keys to Crypto Evolution

So the doomsayers were right all along. Crypto was nothing but a bubble and it finally burst. Good. Maybe you’re surprised to hear that coming from me, someone who’s dedicated more than a few words to the power of crypto to change the world. Did I suddenly have a change of heart? Did I jump on the Paul Krugman bandwagon and finally realize that Bitcoin is evil? Did I join the naysayers who laugh with glee every time the price drops and arrogantly shout that Bitcoin is going to zero? Nope.…

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The Cryptocurrency Trading Bible Two: The Seven Deadly Sins of Technical Analysis

So you read the original Cryptocurrency Trading Bible and you jumped head first into the great game? How are you doing? Be honest. Are you making money or losing it? There’s only one metric in trading. You either win or lose. It’s simple. There is right and wrong and it’s not hazy like real life. Right is making money. Wrong is losing money. If you’re losing money and you’re still telling yourself you’re good at trading you’re straight up lying to yourself. You were up 100% but gave it all back four…

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The Cryptocurrency Trading Bible

So you want to trade cryptocurrency? You’ve seen those eye-popping 3000% returns and you want in. You don’t want some measly little 10% ROI after a year in the plain old stock market. That’s for grandpas and old people. You want quit-your-job with a middle finger, fuck you money! Am I right or am I right? Maybe you dream of being Jordan Belfort, the Wolf of Wall Street, or Gordon “greed is good” Gekko? Or maybe your wanna be a baller, shot-caller? You want a gold-plated house, a yacht and rap video…

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Why Everyone Missed the Most Mind-Blowing Feature of Cryptocurrency

There’s one incredible feature of cryptocurrencies that almost everyone seems to have missed, including Satoshi himself. But it’s there, hidden away, steadily gathering power like a hurricane far out to sea that’s sweeping towards the shore. It’s a stealth feature, one that hasn’t activated yet. But when it does it will ripple across the entire world, remaking every aspect of society. To understand why, you just have to understand a little about the history of money. The Ascent of Money Money is power. Nobody knew this better than the kings of the…