Premium Daily Crypto NewsletterSeptember 16, 2018
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Mav's Daily Commentary
Week In Review
Markets Hit Yearly Low But Is It “The Bottom”?
The market started the week by establishing a new yearly low, but regained steam to end the week just barely positive.
The star of this week was certainly Ethereum, which had a much more dramatic downturn and upward swing than the rest of the major coins.
These moves are likely the direct result of the general feeling of unease many ETH holders have had in recent months as the platform seems to be moving in slow motion compared to rivals. Then Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin made comments about the growth and innovation of the crypto and blockchain spaces have reached or will soon reach their plateau.
He capped it off by stating the space will not see “1,000-times growth” again.
While not meant to cause fear, it certainly did not help given the state of the market. Buterin clarified that the time of speculative value is over and the stage of the “real applications of real economic activity” has started. He does think there is still room for growth, just not 1,000 times more growth.
While much of the fear could be overblown, it certainly is significant to see Ethereum lose so much ground. ETHUSD shorts are once again testing new highs, and in the short term there could be some more negative pressure, but we will see a new Ethereum hard fork, Constantinople, activate in a testing environment next month. It will increase the platform’s efficiency, alter its economic policy, and delay the so-called “difficulty bomb,” a piece of code meant to encourage the network to alter its core consensus algorithm.
Developers said the upgrade will activate around October 9 on a cross-client testnet, but timing for the mainnet release has yet to be finalized. Likely it will follow November 2018’s DevCon 4 in Prague, Czech Republic.
In summary, Ethereum and many of the top platforms out there are making big, expensive, and slow changes that will take them from speculative value to the stage of real applications of real economic activity, as Vitalik said. It is not flashy and there’s going to be many more weeks like this one where hope seems lost, but the important thing to note is that there’s a massive amount of work being done.
While we continue to improve the technology, the applications and milestones continue to add up. This week we saw two fiat-backed stablecoins (including the Gemini dollar) get a green light from a New York regulator, Canada’s “first” and “only” regulated Bitcoin (BTC) fund obtain mutual fund trust status, Nasdaq considering adding cryptoassets to their analytics tool, and a rumor that Morgan Stanley will offer Bitcoin trade swaps.
This is in addition to the news that this Tuesday Binance is set to begin beta testing of their Singapore fiat onramp.
For the first time real users will be able to transfer fiat and purchase coins directly to their account on the Binance exchange. The move means that regulatory hurdles have been successfully overcome. The closed beta is expected to be small, but once they’re ready to roll it out, especially once the market starts to build again, we can expect Binance to set itself apart as the de facto exchange in crypto.
Also announced this week was that BitGo received approval from regulators in Montana to operate cryptocurrency custodial services. The custody will leverage BitGo’s wallet service to manage funds for institutional investors. This could be yet another service that could ease institutional access into the crypto market.
Back on the ground floor, as I visited the Litecoin Summit and Blockworld this week, I was reminded of how passionate people are in this space. It’s a passion to disrupt, to improve, and to ultimately build new systems that we’ve never seen before. It’s both humbling and exciting to be a part of.
Many of the conversations I had were with people who legitimately are building or broadcasting crypto projects. While there will always been some degree of scams and scam artists in a space that deals with money, many of those who are operating in the space right now are those that truly want to build something. I do think I’ll look back at conferences like these as humble beginnings of something that became massive and important.
Truly we’re at the start of something great.
Doc has started to do a frequent live “Trade School” video; watch for announcements and links in the “Premium Chat” room of our Discord site.
If you missed Mav’s webinar “Top Ten Ways to Create Passive Income With Crypto” then you can watch the webinar at this link.
We’ve started to produce episodes for The ReadySetCrypto Podcast; all of our episodes are posted on our blog (and on iTunes) and Episode Twelve is now available. Episode Twelve goes into the topic of “market manipulation.” Why it happens, when it happens, and how to protect yourself from it. Look for more episodes shortly as we comb the crypto space for valuable interviews, and create valuable content to keep you in the loop!
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Offense – Adding Trades
Offensive Actions for the next trading day:
- Potential swing trades showing on ETP/BTC, DOGE/BTC, and ETH/USD; please view today’s video for setup information.
- If the $100 support level holds we’ll look to add XMRUSD to our managed portfolio.
Defense – Managing Risk
Defensive Actions for the next trading day:
RSC Managed Crypto Fund
- ETH/USD 2% added 8/10/2018 @ $363.14
- ETH/USD 2% added 9/9/2018 @ $200.50 (10% more to add)
- LTC/USD 2% added 8/10/2018 @ $62.56. (6% more to add)
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Technical Analysis Research
In today’s video I discussed how to reset some of the parameters on the TradingView Scanner so that we can find more potential swing trade candidates.
In August we introduced a new “fund” project that we’ll be creating over the next few months, in piecemeal form. I will be slowly and methodically creating a “fund” with (currently) 23 assets that we will do “live” or at least very plainly indicate where we intend to enter portions of assets. As long as the market continues grinding down in a bear, we will use sentiment-based entries to hopefully secure a better entry. All that I saw were bear flags tonight; we are close to some good entries on coins showing positive divergence on the RSI. Going forward into the end of this year my plan is to do a LOT more swing trading; what would really help is a decent derivatives exchange. I am looking for big things from Digitex in this regard, which will be a commission-free futures platform however all trades must be made in DGTX as the base currency. Put yourself on the waitlist for this platform by clicking here. I have started to acquire DGTX tokens at Mercatox in anticipation of them turning up their platform, and this looks to be a good candidate for a pump prior to the production event. Here are the recent swings that we’re tracking in the portfolio below; :
- DGB/BTC – long @ .00000608 (7/23). My target exit is .000008BTC.
- WTC/BTC – Long @ .00155980BTC (4/23). My target exit is at .002BTC.
- ADA/BTC – Long @ .00003931BTC (5/1) My target exit is at .00005BTC.
- ONT/BTC – long @ .0008905 (5/20) My target is .0013BTC.
Please keep in mind that if you want to follow these trades, I am using FIXED RISK POSITION SIZING. This means that I am using a fixed amount of risk capital that is based on my account size, like 2%. I am assuming that the trade will burn to the ground and that I will lose that entire capital position! Only in this manner can one effectively manage a position the way that you have to. If you’ve every checked your blockfolio nervously every 5 minutes when you’re underwater, this will prevent that. I will track these positions in this area and not in the main portfolio section. I will use a public portfolio tool to do so, which you can access by clicking below:
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Coinigy is a great tool for determining prices on each exchange, however I may not have access to the full suite of tools on TradingView charts. I am currently not using it as a front-end GUI for my exchanges, which it supports.I also use Blockfolio and/or Delta to give me a quick snapshot of my holdings, and find that it does an excellent job to aggregate all of my holdings into one easy-to-read snapshot of my cryptocurrencies, which are typically located in many different places.
I am also trialing the Profit Trailer and CryptoHopper trading apps which are working well in this choppy market.
Fundamental Currency Research
For flipping Good.
For long-term holding Neutral.
What is it?
What is our verdict?
What we like: Supernodes are very interesting. No trading commissions for users.
What we don’t like: There are many exchanges already on the market. Transaction mining isn’t currently solvent.
- Project name: Bgogo Exchange
- Token symbol: BGG
- Website: https://bgogo.com
- White paper: https://bgogo.com/assets/white-paper/BGG-Token-Whitepaper-v1.8EN.pdf
- Hard cap: 17,000 ETH (15,000 ETH during private sale and to supernodes, 2,000 ETH during public sale) for 10% of total tokens
- Conversion rate: Private sale: 1 ETH = 66,666 BGG; public sale: 1 ETH = 69,999.3 BGG.
- Maximum market cap at ICO on a fully diluted basis: $51 million based on current ETH price of $300
- Bonus structure: Whitelisted public sale participants have a 5% bonus over the private sale price, with no lockup period.
- Private sale: The private sale has already been completed with 10,500 ETH raised from 21 supernodes and 4,500 ETH from strategic investors.
- White list: Bgogo’s public sale will be a Genesis Mining event (exact date to be confirmed) that will start 24 hours before mining is officially opened to the public. Only whitelisted users can participate. Details on the Genesis Mining event can be found here: https://bgogo.com/announcement?link=mining.
- ERC20 token: Yes (will be switched to native tokens when the mainnet is launched)
- Countries excluded: TBA
- Timeline: TBA
- Token distribution date: TBA
2017- 2018Q2 Portfolio (Discontinued)
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