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Skin in the Game – Catching Exponential Price Moves

Cryptocurrency – The Emerging Asset Class Millionaires are emerging in the cryptocurrency sphere. Traditional markets are well matured and by all accounts artificially inflated through government and central bank printing of huge amounts of paper money. The chart below shows the huge growth in money supply of the US Dollar, particularly since the late 90’s.…
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May 18, 2018 0
Loom vs Ethereum

Weekly Technical Analysis – 17 May 2018

Overall Sentiment The crypto market continues to consolidate after last year’s massive run up into the end of the year. Bitcoin has retraced 70% from the all time highs around $19 500. This is completely normal if we have a look at the price action, particularly for bitcoin, since it’s inception. There is nothing noticeably…
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May 17, 2018 1
Crypto Fundamentals

You Cannot Separate Blockchain from It’s Underlying Currency

You Cannot Separate Blockchain from it’s Underlying Currency There is an annoying trend among main stream media of so-called experts trashing a cryptocurrency but praising it’s underlying technology, blockchain. Here’s one such example: Ex Goldman Sachs President Says Global Cryptocurrency Will Come But it’s not Bitcoin This shows a complete lack of understanding on how…
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May 11, 2018 0

Weekly Technical Analysis – 8 May 2018

I have been travelling through Europe and have had little time to update the site. Nevertheless the crypto markets remain interesting so let’s dive in and take a look. Overall Sentiment Since my last post, Bitcoin has broken out of the large bullish flag that was forming and has moved steadily higher. We have also…
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May 8, 2018 0

Weekly Technical Analysis – 14 April 2018

Overall Sentiment This week we saw a sharp recovery in the overall market as bitcoin rose over $1 000 to the $8 000 per bitcoin mark. In particular ethereum and alts made a comeback with the former bouncing 40% from it’s early April lows. As you can see from the market capitalisations below, bitcoin lost…
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Apr 14, 2018 0
Crypto Portfolio

The Most Important Thing to Consider When Building Your Crypto Portfolio

Building your crypto portfolio. The fundamental mistake most new investors to crypto make is measuring your investment in dollars, rands or the paper currency of your country. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t consider it but rather that the new benchmark for all of crypto and I would argue (controversially) all of finance too,…
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Apr 10, 2018 0

Weekly Technical Analysis – 6 April 2018

Overall Sentiment The overall market continues to grind lower and bitcoin dominance has recovered some losses since the beginning of the year. Bitcoin continues to hold the title of digital gold and a safe haven asset for cryptocurrencies when uncertainty, fear and selling start hitting the crypto markets. Bitcoin vs The Dollar The long term…
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Apr 6, 2018 0

What is a Cryptocurrency?

What is a currency? Before we get into the details about cryptocurrency let’s briefly define what a currency is first: Store of value Unit of account Medium of exchange Store of Value Money has value if it is scarce, in other words if it has a limited supply. Too much of something usually reduces the…
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Mar 22, 2018 1

Advertising Models Ripe for Disruption

Advertising models are ripe for disruption. There is a worrying trend in digital companies whose revenue is generated primarily through advertising, ad spamming. The culprits? You know who I’m talking about, the Facebook’s and Google’s of this world. In a recent search I did, not a single organic result appearedĀ above the fold: This kind of…
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Mar 12, 2018 0

Altcoins or Bitcoin? Trade the Cycle

Altcoins or Bitcoin The ETHBTC chart continues to show signs of strength. The majority of my portfolio was moved into Ethereum at the beginning of December. I didn’t quite catch the bottom but it’s become a lot clearer that this chart is essential in figuring out when to move into altcoins and when to be…
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Feb 13, 2018 0