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What precipitated the recent Crypto market surge?

It was almost certain that with the recent sharp uptick in the market price of Cryptos there would be a lot of eyeballs rolling as to the cause of this surge. Fair enough, but a lot of people fail to realize is that every market has a mind of its own & sometimes you don’t need any reason or rationale behind such moves. Considering the fact that Cryptos have been under relentless selling pressure for more than a year, there was bound to some meaningful correction at some point. Apart from…

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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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If You’re Supposed to Buy Low and Sell High, Why Aren’t More People Investing in Crypto?

I was having lunch with a friend a while back and the topic of investment came up. He had a full time job but was also an active investor in the stock market and had dreams of starting his own hotel business somewhere in South East Asia. The dream was to save money, make a bit in the stock market, and then buy some property. The topic of bitcoin inevitably came up. ‘Have you invested in crypto?’ A slight pause. ‘Ehh..No, it’s too risky.’ ‘Why don’t you just manage your…

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Why Some People Still Don’t Get Crypto

Cryptocurrency is literally at the intersection of a lot of contentious topics — history, politics, technology, money. Take that in for a second. In order to understand crypto, you have to throw away your beliefs about money, dive into grasping a totally new technology, and consider the implications of structuring society in a different way. People are going to get pretty heated if there’s something that could potentially shake the foundations on several fronts. Unless you’re in tech, or you’re an optimist, it’s going to be hard for you to wrap your…

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Five Things Bruce Lee Taught Me About Trading Crypto

#1. “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” The wise trader has a wide ranging toolkit to choose from. Whether you buy or build trading tools, your trading system will provide all the essentials, but don’t mistake the abundance of tools to mean that you should use all of them. Experiment at first, yes, but one cannot possibly master all of them, nor should one try. By becoming proficient at one or two strategies, you can gain…

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5 reasons to be optimistic about crypto in 2019

The price of cryptos took a beating in 2018. After hitting an all-time high in January, it’s been nothing but red ever since, with market caps shrinking to roughly 15–20% of their peaks. The masses jumped on the crypto bandwagon, and then very promptly got back off once the hype bubble burst. And now with the price down, plenty of people are saying that crypto and Bitcoin are finished, and they’re not coming back. But is that the only story we can tell about crypto in 2018? The hype has mostly…

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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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The Mosaic Method of Cryptocurrency Investing

Mosaic theory involves collecting information from different sources, public and private, to calculate the value of security. Applying the mosaic theory is as much art as it is science. An analyst gleans as many pieces of information as possible, determines if they tell a story that makes sense, and decides whether to recommend a trade. Before We Start The big thing to keep in mind when approaching the valuation topic is that nobody really has a solid understanding of this yet — it’s like trying to figure out that Apple would be worth…

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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…