With the recent downtrend in crypto markets, it’s a helpful exercise to step back and observe things other than price. How is value in crypto created? Where does it originate? We can learn a lot about crypto from going straight to the source: the developers that create these systems and networks. The developer activity in… Continue reading What do Crypto Developers Know that We Don’t?
Regulation is one of the biggest question marks facing cryptocurrency. Complex, opaque, and oftentimes non-existent, regulation is frustrating for consumers, crypto entrepreneurs, and even lawmakers themselves. Globally, we see regulatory landscapes differ dramatically. In general, the European Union has extremely favorable tax laws for both crypto businesses and crypto trading, making it a paradise for… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Crypto Regulation
What is a Whale Wallet? To invest successfully in crypto, you must understand whale wallets. These mysterious and anonymous market participants affect decentralized economies in massive ways. Quietly floating through crypto markets, they are infrequently observed, but have a massive impact on these digital ecosystems. Whales are loosely defined as anyone with a ‘large’ amount… Continue reading Following Smart Money with Whale Wallets
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. While some smaller cryptos are firing on all cylinders (especially the Fantom ecosystem, Crypto Pragmatist Pro subscribers caught it first), we have to continue to think about where we sit on a larger time frame. The following chart displays the state of the market pretty… Continue reading Crypto Bulls vs. Crypto Bears
Remember that Reddit user who made $50 million dollars on a Gamestop trade? Check out some of his content (here’s his Youtube channel) and you’ll begin to see that there’s a legitimate and replicable framework for the consistent value extraction behind his market-defying performance. Even better news? The style of investing that brought him ludicrous success… Continue reading Defying Crypto Markets, Gamestop Style: Understanding Deep Value Investing
In an asset class that has been historically perceived as very-high-risk/very-high-reward, altcoins are a step above. We often hear of 1000x returns for some smaller-cap altcoins, others return 100x in a month, it feels like nearly every cryptobro has a story of a 5x return. And while the volatility can get pretty nasty, the truth… Continue reading Why Do Altcoins Outperform Everything?
Take a look at the top 200 cryptocurrencies from late 2017 and it’s a completely different landscape from today. While the top ten are all still alive and kicking (even though some have taken unceremonious drops in price), many of the biggest cryptos of 2017 have now fallen into relative obscurity. Of the top 200… Continue reading What We Can Learn from Failed Cryptocurrencies
Technical analysis (abbreviated as TA) is the strategy of interpreting an asset’s past price movement to guess where price will be in the future. It is a way of distilling market information to make a better decision on purchasing or selling an asset. In its purest form, it involves looking at a chart, identifying price… Continue reading Altcoin Technical Analysis: How to Make Money Analyzing Crypto Charts
$500 million in free money? Sounds too good to be true. If you’ve followed altcoin news closely over the last week, you may have seen some buzz around a new token called $ENS. The high-level version: Ethereum, early in its existence, created a service called ENS (Ethereum Name Service) and finally launched a token representing… Continue reading Airdrops 101: Your Guide to Free Crypto (No, Really)
(This is a five-minute read) Without data you’re just another person with an opinion.” – W. Edwards Deming I write about investing in altcoins for a living, and as I see more and more new investors come to the space, I see more and more misconceptions about how altcoins work, grow, and behave. To help… Continue reading Five Underrated Metrics for Finding Explosive Altcoins