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Summary of offers (total £100+) that require no deposit or spend (great for new members!)

I've noticed among the new members joining, people sometimes ask which offers they should do first, or which ones they could do when they don't have the £/€100 it takes to do many of the offers here. So I hope this little summary of no-spend offers will be helpful to you!
You can make ~£107 with the offers below without spending anything (up to £216 if you do the extra tasks). Notice I included some cryptocurrency offers - don't be afraid of these; they carry pretty much zero risk as you don't need to deposit anything (=buy crypto) - you only need to convert the cryptocurrency bonus back into £/€. If you need help with this, feel free to message me.
I also mention Revolut below, which is a popular online "bank" account. My app is currently not showing any promotions for new users, but perhaps someone else has a referral link for you that will make you some cash!

Swissborg: ~$65
A Swiss fintech focusing on crypto wealth management. You earn CHSB (their token) by collecting badges for doing simple tasks in the app. You can get 600 CHSB (~$65) without much effort, and if you can invite 20 people, you can get up to 1750 CHSB ($190). Please check the current CHSB exchange rate as the token's value may fluctuate.
  1. Download the app.
  2. Register for an account (use my referral code ETTVC6Q and we both get 3,000 points). Tip: the code will get you started with 3,000 points - make your first forecast with 1,000 points and you'll get your first badge :) [don't use a code for no bonus]
  3. Collect badges and earn!
  4. In order to redeem the prizes, you'll need to download their Wealth app and verify ID. The rewards should be redeemable in Q3 2020, once the competition ends (by September).
Detailed post about Swissborg (the token value might have changed since)

Bitwala: €15
A German bank account with integrated crypto services.
  1. Sign up with my link (non-ref-link, no bonus) and verify your identity. (Prepare your passport and a printed proof of address (e.g. bank statement). If no-one picks up for more than a few mins, hang up & try again)
  2. Create a bitcoin wallet in your account.
  3. €15 will be credited to your account within 15 business days. You can withdraw it right after you receive it.
Detailed post about Bitwala

Morpher: ~$15
An upcoming Austrian platform for trading stocks, crypto, and forex.
  1. Sign up via my referral link (non-ref link - no bonus)
  2. Verify your identity.
  3. Get 500 Morpher tokens (estimated value $15) when you get invited to the app and withdrawals are enabled (this should be soon)
Detailed post about Morpher

Quidco: £10
A popular UK cashback site.
  1. Sign up with my referral link (non-ref link - no bonus)
  2. Your bonus will be credited once you reach £5 in confirmed cashback - browse the Free Cashback section for no-spend offers!

Topcashback: £5
Another UK cashback site.
  1. Sign up with my referral link (non-ref link - no bonus)
  2. Your bonus will be credited once you reach £10 in confirmed cashback. Again, you could browse the no-spend offers, or buy something from a store where you'd shop anyways!

Curve: £5
A debit card to which you add your existing cards, and then you only have to carry the Curve card and choose which underlying card to pay with in the app.
  1. Download the app using this link (use code D8XMLG5E when signing up. No code, no bonus.)
  2. Order a free card (=Curve Blue).
  3. When it arrives, link a card you already own to your new Curve card.
  4. Make a first transaction with the Curve card (this can either be a regular in-store/online purchase, but people have successfully gotten the bonus just by linking the Curve card to their Paypal account or by connecting it to Google Pay/Apple Pay - so you don't have to spend anything. There's also no minimum spend requirement.) Note: you must make your first transaction within 7 days from signing up!
  5. £5 will be added to your Curve Cash card. You can spend it immediately. You can also send it to your Revolut - set up a payment link in Revolut, and pay it using the Curve card, with Curve Cash set as the underlying card.
Detailed post about Curve

Bitpanda: €5+
A reputable Austrian cryptocurrency exchange.
  1. Sign up using my link (non-ref link - no bonus)
  2. Verify your identity.
  3. Complete the beginner quiz and receive €5 in BEST (the Bitpanda token).
  4. Bonus: you can get an extra €10 if you're willing to deposit €25 and complete your first crypto trade of at least €25. The bonus will be credited instantly. Tip: buy BEST for €25, and then sell all BEST including the €5 bonus.
Note: you can withdraw the bonuses right after you receive them, but the minimum withdrawal and deposit amount is €/£25, so you can either deposit €/£25, get the extra €10, and withdraw everything back, or - if you don't want to deposit anything - you can transfer the BEST bonus to another crypto exchange or wallet. Up to you :)
Detailed post about Bitpanda

Zelf: €5
An upcoming service where you can do banking in your favorite messenger app (Messenger, Whatsapp, etc).
  1. Sign up using my link and finish the registration in your favorite messaging platform. (non-ref-link, no bonus)
  2. Get €5 when they launch. Everybody in France and Spain should get their cards by the end of June and the rest of Europe by September.
Detailed post about Zelf
Let me know if you need help with any of these!
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This Week In Crypto

This Week In Crypto

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- Tether hits $5B mcap — link
- As traders get liquidated, BitMEX scores 2,612 BTC — link
- CMC claims $275B volume — link
- Crypto market cap gets demolished — link
- $4M in uncollateralized DAI — link
- Bitcoin shows high correlation with the stock market — link
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This Week In Crypto - by DAO Maker

This Week In Crypto - by DAO Maker
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This Week In Crypto - by DAO Maker
₿ Tether hits $5B mcap — link
₿ As traders get liquidated, BitMEX scores 2,612 BTC — link
₿ CMC claims $275B volume — link
₿ Crypto market cap gets demolished — link
₿ $4M in uncollateralized DAI — link
₿ Bitcoin shows high correlation with the stock market — link
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This Week In Crypto

This Week In Crypto

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- Tether hits $5B mcap — link
- As traders get liquidated, BitMEX scores 2,612 BTC — link
- CMC claims $275B volume — link
- Crypto market cap gets demolished — link
- $4M in uncollateralized DAI — link
- Bitcoin shows high correlation with the stock market — link
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This Week In Crypto


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- Tether hits $5B mcap — link
- As traders get liquidated, BitMEX scores 2,612 BTC — link
- CMC claims $275B volume — link
- Crypto market cap gets demolished — link
- $4M in uncollateralized DAI — link
- Bitcoin shows high correlation with the stock market — link
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This Week In Crypto


https://preview.redd.it/wo4gb6zq30n41.jpg?width=1068&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=a2ed8908dd6e99c0bdb13dbee8ad882a631e15f1
- Tether hits $5B mcap — link
- As traders get liquidated, BitMEX scores 2,612 BTC — link
- CMC claims $275B volume — link
- Crypto market cap gets demolished — link
- $4M in uncollateralized DAI — link
- Bitcoin shows high correlation with the stock market — link
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This Week In Crypto

This Week In Crypto

https://preview.redd.it/0y70hlao30n41.jpg?width=1068&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=a600b74aa08f568588fa5dd94899125d9db891ed
- Tether hits $5B mcap — link
- As traders get liquidated, BitMEX scores 2,612 BTC — link
- CMC claims $275B volume — link
- Crypto market cap gets demolished — link
- $4M in uncollateralized DAI — link
- Bitcoin shows high correlation with the stock market — link
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Bitcoin vs Argentine Peso: +220% in the last 1 year, further triggered by peso sell-off

Bitcoin vs Argentine Peso: +220% in the last 1 year, further triggered by peso sell-off

https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/bitcoin/ars - Bitcoin vs Argentine Peso 24-hours chart (CoinGecko)
Few hours ago, the news broke that Argentine stock markets and its currency, the Peso, both plunged after conservative Argentine President Mauricio Macri suffered a shock defeat in primary elections on Sunday.
Argentine Peso took a dive, in which you would see a jump in BTC/ARS conversion rate in the last 24 hours

https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/bitcoin/usd - Bitcoin vs US Dollars 1 year chart (CoinGecko)
While bitcoin price has been on a bumpy ride earlier this year, Late Q1, and Q2 onwards saw a significant surge in price, increasing +80% against US Dollar in the 1 year period.
https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/bitcoin/ars - Bitcoin vs Argentine Peso 1 year chart (CoinGecko)
Bitcoin performs even better against the Argentine Pesos with a +220% gainer in the 1 year period. While bitcoin is volatile, it has some firmness over the long term against volatile fiat currencies.
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25 Tools and Resources for Crypto Investors: Guide to how to create a winning strategy

Lots of people have PM'd me asking me the same questions on where to find information and how to put together their portfolio so I decided to put a guide for crypto investors, especially those who have only been in a few months and are still confused.
This is going to be Part 1 and will deal with research resources, risk and returns. In Part 2 I'll post a systematic approach to valuation and picking individual assets with derived price targets.

Getting started: Tools and resources

You don't have to be a programmer or techie to invest in crypto, but you should first learn the basics of how it functions. I find that this video by 3Blue1Brown is the best introduction to what a blockchain actually is and how it functions, because it explains it clearly and simply with visuals while not dumbing it down too much. If you want a more ELI5 version with cute cartoons, then Upfolio has a nice beginner's intro to the blockchain concept and quick descriptions of top 100 cryptocurrencies. I also recommend simply going to Wikipedia and reading the blockchain and cryptocurrency page and clicking onto a few links in, read about POS vs POW...etc. Later on you'll need this information to understand why a specific use case may or may not benefit from a blockchain structure. Here is a quick summary of the common terms you should know.
Next you should arm yourself with some informational resources. I compiled a convenient list of useful tools and sites that I've used and find to be worthy of bookmarking:
Market information
Analysis tools
Portfolio Tracking
Youtube
I generally don't follow much on Youtube because it's dominated by idiocy like Trevon James and CryptoNick, but there are some that I think are worthy of following:

Constructing a Investment Strategy

I can't stress enough how important it is to construct an actual investment strategy. Organize what your goals are, what your risk tolerance is and how you plan to construct a portfolio to achieve those goals rather than just chasing the flavor of the week.
Why? Because it will force you to slow down and make decisions based on rational thinking rather than emotion, and will also inevitably lead you to think long term.

Setting ROI targets

Bluntly put, a lot of young investors who are in crypto have really unrealistic expectations about returns and risk.
A lot of them have never invested in any other type of financial asset, and hence many seem to consider a 10% ROI in a month to be unexciting, even though that is roughly what they should be aiming for.
I see a ton of people now on this sub and on other sites making their decisions with the expectation to double their money every month. This has lead a worrying amount of newbies putting in way too much money way too quickly into anything on the front page of CoinMarketCap with a low dollar value per coin hoping that crypto get them out of their debt or a life of drudgery in a cubicle. And all in the next year or two!
But its important to temper your hype about returns and realize why we had this exponential growth in the last year. Its not because we are seeing any mass increase in adoption, if anything adoption among eCommerce sites is decreasing. The only reason we saw so much upward price action is because of fiat monetary base expansion from people FOMO-ing in due to media coverage of previous price action. People are hoping to ride the bubble and sell to a greater fool in a few months, it is classic Greater Fool Theory. That's it. We passed the $1,000 psychological marker again for Bitcoin which we hadn't seen since right before the Mt.Gox disaster, and it just snowballed the positivity as headline after headline came out about the price growth. However those unexciting returns of 10% a month are not only the norm, but much more healthy for an alternative investment class. Here are the annual returns for Bitcoin for the last few years:
Year BTC Return
2017 1,300%
2016 120%
2015 35%
2014 -60%
2013 5300%
2012 150 %
Keep in mind that a 10% monthly increase when compounded equals a 313% annual return, or over 3x your money. That may not sound exciting to those who entered recently and saw their money go 20x in a month on something like Tron before it crashed back down, but that 3X annual return is better than Bitcoin's return every year except the year right before the last market meltdown and 2017. I have been saying for a while now that we are due for a major correction and every investor now should be planning for that possibility through proper allocation and setting return expectations that are reasonable.

Risk Management

Quanitifying risk in crypto is surprisingly difficult because the historical returns aren't normally distributed, meaning that tools like Sharpe Ratio and other risk metrics can't really be used as intended. Instead you'll have to think of your own risk tolerance and qualitatively evaluate how risky each crypto is based on the team, the use case prospects, the amount of competition and the general market risk.
You can think of each crypto having a risk factor that is the summation of the general crypto market risk (Rm) as ultimately everything is tied to how Bitcoin does, but also its own inherent risk specific to its own goals (Ri).
Rt = Rm +Ri
The market risk is something you cannot avoid, if some China FUD comes out about regulations on Bitcoin then your investment in solid altcoin picks will go down too along with Bitcoin. This (Rm) return is essentially what risk you undertake to have a market ROI of 385% I talked about above. What you can minimize though is the Ri, the aset specific risks with the team, the likelihood they will actually deliver, the likelihood that their solution will be adopted. Unfortunately there is no one way to do this, you simply have to take the time to research and form your own opinion on how risky it really is before allocating a certain percentage to it. Consider the individual risk of each crypto and start looking for red flags:
  • guaranteed promises of large returns (protip: that's a Ponzi)
  • float allocations that give way too much to the founder
  • vague whitepapers
  • vague timelines
  • no clear use case
  • Github with no useful code and sparse activity
  • a team that is difficult to find information on or even worse anonymous
While all cryptocurrencies are a risky investments but generally you can break down cryptos into "low" risk core, medium risk speculative and high risk speculative
  • Low Risk Core - This is the exchange pairing cryptos and those that are well established. These are almost sure to be around in 5 years, and will recover after any bear market. Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum are in this class of risk, and I would also argue Monero.
  • Medium Risk Speculative - These would be cryptos which generally have at least some product and are reasonably established, but higher risk than Core. Things like ZCash, Ripple, NEO..etc.
  • High Risk Speculative - This is anything created within the last few months, low caps, shillcoins, ICOs...etc. Most cryptos are in this category, most of them will be essentially worthless in 5 years.
How much risk should you take on? That depends on your own life situation but also it should be proportional to how much expertise you have in both financial analysis and technology. If you're a newbie who doesn't understand the tech and has no idea how to value assets, your risk tolerance should be lower than a programmer who understand the tech or a financial analyst who is experienced in valuation metrics.
Right now the trio of BTC-ETH-LTC account for 55% of the market cap, so between 50-70% of your portfolio in low Risk Core for newbies is a great starting point. Then you can go down to 25-30% as you gain confidence and experience. But always try to keep about 1/3rd in safe core positions. Don't go all in on speculative picks.
Core principles to minimize risk
  • Have the majority of your holdings in things you feel good holding for at least 2 years. Don't use the majority of your investment for day trading or short term investing.
  • Consider using dollar cost averaging to enter a position. This generally means investing a X amount over several periods, instead of at once. You can also use downward biased dollar cost averaging to mitigate against downward risk. For example instead of investing $1000 at once in a position at market price, you can buy $500 at the market price today then set several limit orders at slightly lower intervals (for example $250 at 5% lower than market price, $250 at 10% lower than market price). This way your average cost of acquisition will be lower if the crypto happens to decline over the short term.
  • Never chase a pump. Its simply too risky as its such an inefficient and unregulated market. If you continue to do it, most of your money losing decisions will be because you emotionally FOMO-ed into gambling on a symbol.
  • Invest what you can afford to lose. Don't have more than 5-10% of your net worth in crypto.
  • Consider what level of loss you can't accept in a position with a high risk factor, and use stop-limit orders to hedge against sudden crashes. Set you stop price at about 5-10% above your lowest limit. Stop-limit orders aren't perfect but they're better than having no hedging strategy for a risky microcap in case of some meltdown. Only you can determine what bags you are unwilling to hold.
  • Diversify across sectors and rebalance your allocations periodically. Keep about 1/3rd in low risk core holdings.
  • Have some fiat in reserve at a FDIC-insured exchange (ex. Gemini), and be ready to add to your winning positions on a pullback.
  • Remember you didn't actually make any money until you take some profits, so take do some profits when everyone else is at peak FOMO-ing bubble mode. You will also sleep much more comfortably once you take out the equivalent of your principal.

Portfolio Allocation

Along with thinking about your portfolio in terms of risk categories described above, I really find it helpful to think about the segments you are in. OnChainFX has some segment categorization to think about:
  • Currency
  • General Purpose Platform
  • Advertising
  • Crowdfunding Platform
  • Lending Platform
  • Privacy
  • Distributed Computing/Storage
  • Prediction Markets
  • IOT (Internet of Things)
  • Asset Management
  • Content Creation
  • Exchange Platform
I generally like to simplify these down to these 7 segments:
  • Core holdings - essentially the Low Risk Core segment
  • Platform segment
  • Privacy segment
  • Finance/Bank settlement segment
  • Enterprise Blockchain solutions segment
  • Promising/Innovative Tech segment
This is merely what I use, but I'm sure you can think of your own. The key point I have is to try to invest your medium and high risk picks in a segment you understand well, and in which you can relatively accurately judge risk. If you don't understand anything about how banking works or SWIFT or international settlement layers, don't invest in Stellar. If you have no idea how a supply chain functions, avoid investing in VeChain (even if it's being shilled to death on Reddit at the moment just like XRB was last month). Buffet calls this "circle of competence", he invests in sectors he understands and avoids those he doesn't like tech. I think doing the same thing in crypto is a wise move.
What's interesting is that often we see like-coin movement, for example when a coin from one segment pumps we will frequently see another similar coin in the same segment go up (think Stellar following after Ripple).
Consider the historic correlations between your holdings. Generally when Bitcoin pumps, altcoins dump but at what rate depends on the coin. When Bitcoin goes sideways we tend to see pumping in altcoins, while when Bitcoin goes down, everything goes down.
You should set price targets for each of your holdings, which is a whole separate discussion I'll go in Part 2 of the guide.

Summing it up

This was meant to get you think about what return targets you should set for your portfolio and how much risk you are willing to take and what strategies you can follow to mitigate that risk.
Returns around 385% (average crypto market CAGR over the last 3 years) would be a good target to aim for while remaining realistic, you can tweak it a bit based on your own risk tolerance. What category of risk your individual crypto picks should be will be determined by how much more greed you have for above average market return. A portfolio of 50% core holdings, 30% medium risk in a sector you understand well and 20% in high risk speculative is probably what the average portfolio should look like, with newbies going more towards 70% core and only 5% high risk speculative.
Just by thinking about these things you'll likely do better than most crypto investors, because most don't think about this stuff, to their own detriment.
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Newdex Creates A One-Stop Service For Users

Originally posted by ankarlie :
https://steemit.com/eos/@ankarlie/newdex-creates-a-one-stop-service-for-users-fa5ab781031d5est
Newdex is a new kind of Decentralized Exchange that is able to provide unprecedented user experience of decentralized trading, which is only possible with highly scalable blockchain technology. The previous generation decentralized exchanges are not able to do this due to blockchain technological limitations their DEX are based on. The Newdex team chose to build on top of one of the most scalable blockchains known in the industry, EOS and has been continuously improving its DEX adding features after features to bring more value into its ecosystem.
On-chain Execution
It has become the world’s leading decentralized exchange that features on-chain matching and settlement) through the utilization of smart contracts. In simple words, all trading activities done on the exchange are triggered and recorded in the EOS high-performance blockchain achieving a whole new level of trust without the wait and associated cost seen in previous blockchain generations. This makes fast and high-frequency trading not only possible but feasible due to the EOS’ unique transactionless design and resource allocations. More importantly, data in the DEX are transparent and immutable.
Non-Custodial Trading
It also features non-custodial trading where users never lose custody of their digital assets, not until the moment the conditions of their trades are met and thereby executed. By doing so the exchange does not attract unwanted attention from hackers looking for their next crypto honeypot to exploit. Since wallets used in Newdex are non-custodial wallets there will never be a point where users can be restricted from access of their own digital assets. Unlike centralized exchanges, Newdex does not ask for the custodianship of tokens. While there are some feature in Newdex that requires locking up of some assets, unlocking them are within the power of users and does not require access to Newdex website.
Zero Deposit and Withdrawal Fees
Additionally, deposits and withdrawals in Newdex are instant and users will never be charged with fees. This allows frictionless trading within its platform and presents a quick way of having access to all available digital assets in the non-custodial wallet that has been linked. Once wallets are linked all cryptocurrencies contained in the wallet will immediately be detected by Newdex for immediate trading. This is a more efficient and cost-effective way of having access to digital assets. CEX requires users to send each of the assets one by one which is not only cumbersome but also costly as users have to spent transfer fees or resources to send them.
Private Keys not required
As an additional layer of security, Newdex decentralized bourse will never ask for the private keys of its users. Instead, users can log in using the widest range of wallets available for EOS, EOS sidechains, and TRON. This is one of the most striking features of Newdex as it essentially supports almost all types of login options for all supported platforms. Desktop wallets, Chrome extension wallets, and mobile wallets can be used to login to its DEX without having to ask the users to reveal their private keys. This highlights Newdex’s emphasis on security, privacy, and ease of use.
Pervasive
Newdex has become the quintessential DEX in EOS space becoming the go-to listing partner of many EOS-based projects and has been supported by virtually every wallet service provider that supports EOS. This demonstrates the market penetration of Newdex and the reputation it has gained throughout its existence. Its presence and market influence is the direct result of providing the first truly global decentralized exchange based on EOS and continuously building on its brand by providing high quality, relevant and timely products, and services.
Newdex Platform Ecological Token (NDX)
Newdex issued its own utility token dubbed as the Newdex platform Ecological Token (NDX). Its primary purpose is to serve as the platform’s primary currency for services its offers. These include VIP membership Fee, repurchase and destruction, staking concessions, Token airdrops, advertising bidding, independent listing and more. It is currently listed in Newdex with pairs of NDX/EOS and NDX/USDT. Recently it has been used to rewards those who opted to undergo identity verification for OTC services of the Newdex Platform.
Newdex Free CPU trades for VIP members
Newdex has been built on top of one of the most scalable and feature-filled blockchains in the entire cryptocurrency ecosystem. To elevate the trading experience of its users further, Newdex is giving its users limited Free CPU placing order in trades depending on their VIP levels. The CPU-free placing order time as shown below:
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This would allow its traders to execute trades without having to worry on having enough CPU-time EOS resources.
Multilingual
Newdex is designed to be a frictionless and borderless decentralized exchange, as such, it offers multilingual support to cover all the most active crypto trading jurisdiction in the world. Currently, it supports English, Korean, Chinese and Chinese tranditional. It is expected that more languages will be supported in the future as Newdex expands to new markets.
Simple yet Power User Interface (UI)
One of the first things users will notice about Newdex is its simple yet powerful user interface (UI) that enables them to gain access to all important features easily and conveniently. Its design is clean and purposeful without excess information clottering the screen enabling users to concentrate on what they are doing. The additional features of the DEX are carefully tucked away but easily accessible through the many non-intrusive menus buttons smartly positioned for optimal use. Hidden behind this elegant UI is a new breed of decentralized exchange that truly raises the bar of excellence in Decentralized Finance (DEFI) particularly the DEX sector.
Multi-Chain Trading
The recent support for TRON reveals its openness and intent of supporting other high-performance public blockchains to achieve multi-chain trading. This opens up unlimited opportunities for growth for Newdex not only in terms of partnerships with other blockchain projects but also in terms of user base as each of these projects typically has its own supporters and believers. The willingness of the Newdex Team to work in both EOS and TRON platform demonstrates their flexibility and agility to react to current market conditions in a meaningful and timely fashion.
Excellent Tech support
To give the very best tech support to its users, Newdex has hired the services of Zendesk, a software company that is headquartered in San Francisco and listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The support page is very well organized and response times are top-notch. Nothing less is be expected from a professional tech support team. The same company is also used by many well-established blockchain-based companies who want professional-level services for its tech support.
Highly ranked among dApps Trading Platforms
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It comes to no surprise that Newdex has consistently ranked on top of dApps data services providers, such as the Dappradar, in terms of the trading volume. This makes them the top EOS-based DEX in the space. This is just a confirmation of what we already knew about Newdex and about its team who tirelessly seek out new innovative products and services with the purpose of bringing to the crypto trading community the very best of what DEX trading has to offer. But wait there is more! Its newest innovation is explained in the next section where it tries to marry traditional and blockchain-based fintech together.
How to Join the Newdex OTC marketplace?
Regulatory compliance requires the Newdex team to ask its users to accomplish KYC and AML procedures before they can avail of the OTC services. Prospective users are required to declare their identity, contact information and to submit proof to validate the information submitted. Once this information has been approved users can start using the OTC market.
While the Newdex team values the privacy of its customers they also acknowledge the need for such procedures for the safety of its users since the service entails interaction with government-issued assets (fiat) as well as to be able to resolve disputes when the need arises. Currently, the platform only offers Renminbi or the Chinese Yuan CNY for fiat purchases and has expressed the intention to expand to other fiat options in the near future.
NDX Rewards For OTC Participants
As a way to celebrate the launch of their OTC services and to rewards participants who undergo KYC procedures the Newdex Team have initiated the Newdex OTC NDX Rewards Program. Users who will participate in Identity Verification Procedures will receive NDX. The program started November 25, 2019, and will end at 9:00 am Decemver 16, 2019 (UTC).
There are two activities where users can join and they are allowed to join both so long as they qualify. Rewards are limited and will be distributed based on a first come first serve basis. Since the rewards program is sponsored by Newdex, their final interpretation of the results of the rewards program are final and cannot be reconsidered.
The first activity (Activity 1) is the real name verification. The total rewards for this activity is 2,500 NDX
Activity Rules: During the activity, users who log in to Newdex and complete the real name verification on the OTC fiat trading page can claim NDX reward:
Reward 500 NDX via completing the primary verification (3,000 openings).
Reward 2,000 NDX via completing the intermediate verification (3,000 openings).
The second activity (Activity 2) is the fiat trading which has a total reward of 2,200 NDX
Activity Rules: During the activity, users who log in to Newdex and complete EOS or USDT trading on the OTC fiat trading page can claim NDX reward:
One time reward of 200 NDX for a single order ≥ 50 EOS/150 USDT
One time reward of 2,000 NDX for a single order ≥ 500 EOS/1500 USDT
Newdex’s One-Stop Service
Newdex has proven once again why it is the leading high-performance decentralized exchange in the space as follows:
Providing scalable decentralized exchange trading
Instant and Secure
Non-custodial
On-Chain matching and Settlement
Transparent and Immutable
No Deposits and Withdrawals Fees
Top-rated trading dApps
Highest trading volumes
Most supported DEX by top wallet service providers
Offering the widest range of EOS-based tokens including EOS Native Tokens and EOS Sidechains
Multichain Trading
Added Support to Tron-based Tokens
Plans to support other high-performance blockchains
Providing innovative opportunities for its users
Newpool multichain staking pool
Widest range of EOS-based Stablecoins offering
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Crypto Investing Guide: Useful resources and tools, and how to create an investment strategy

Lots of people have PM'd me asking me the same questions on where to find information and how to put together their portfolio so I decided to put a guide for crypto investors, especially those who have only been in a few months and are still confused.
Many people entered recently at a time when the market was rewarding the very worst type of investment behavior. Unfortunately there aren't many guides and a lot of people end up looking at things like Twitter or the trending Youtube crypto videos, which is dominated by "How to make $1,00,000 by daytrading crypto" and influencers like CryptoNick.
So I'll try to put together a guide from what I've learned and some tips, on how to invest in this asset class. This is going to be Part 1, in another post later I'll post a systematic approach to valuation and picking individual assets.

Getting started: Tools and resources

You don't have to be a programmer or techie to invest in crypto, but you should first learn the basics of how it functions. I find that this video by 3Blue1Brown is the best introduction to what a blockchain actually is and how it functions, because it explains it clearly and simply with visuals while not dumbing it down too much. If you want a more ELI5 version with cute cartoons, then Upfolio has a nice beginner's intro to the blockchain concept and quick descriptions of top 100 cryptocurrencies. I also recommend simply going to Wikipedia and reading the blockchain and cryptocurrency page and clicking onto a few links in, read about POS vs POW...etc. Later on you'll need this information to understand why a specific use case may or may not benefit from a blockchain structure. Here is a quick summary of the common terms you should know.
Next you should arm yourself with some informational resources. I compiled a convenient list of useful tools and sites that I've used and find to be worthy of bookmarking:
Market information
Analysis tools
Portfolio Tracking
Youtube
I generally don't follow much on Youtube because it's dominated by idiocy like Trevon James and CryptoNick, but there are some that I think are worthy of following:

Constructing a Investment Strategy

I can't stress enough how important it is to construct an actual investment strategy. Organize what your goals are, what your risk tolerance is and how you plan to construct a portfolio to achieve those goals rather than just chasing the flavor of the week.
Why? Because it will force you to slow down and make decisions based on rational thinking rather than emotion, and will also inevitably lead you to think long term.

Setting ROI targets

Bluntly put, a lot of young investors who are in crypto have really unrealistic expectations about returns and risk.
A lot of them have never invested in any other type of financial asset, and hence many seem to consider a 10% ROI in a month to be unexciting, even though that is roughly what they should be aiming for.
I see a ton of people now on this sub and on other sites making their decisions with the expectation to double their money every month. This has lead a worrying amount of newbies putting in way too much money way too quickly into anything on the front page of CoinMarketCap with a low dollar value per coin hoping that crypto get them out of their debt or a life of drudgery in a cubicle. And all in the next year or two!
But its important to temper your hype about returns and realize why we had this exponential growth in the last year. The only reason we saw so much upward price action is because of fiat monetary base expansion from people FOMO-ing in due to media coverage. People are hoping to ride the bubble and sell to a greater fool in a few months, it is classic Greater Fool Theory. That's it. Its not because we are seeing any mass increase in adoption or actual widespread utility with cryptocurrency. We passed the $1,000 psychological marker again for Bitcoin which we hadn't seen since right before the Mt.Gox disaster, and it just snowballed the positivity as headline after headline came out about the price growth. However those unexciting returns of 10% a month are not only the norm, but much more healthy for an alternative investment class. Here are the annual returns for Bitcoin for the last few years:
Year BTC Return
2017 1,300%
2016 120%
2015 35%
2014 -60%
2013 5300%
2012 150 %
Keep in mind that a 10% monthly increase when compounded equals a 313% annual return, or over 3x your money. That may not sound exciting to those who entered recently and saw their money go 20x in a month on something like Tron before it crashed back down, but that 3X annual return is better than Bitcoin's return every year except the year right before the last market meltdown and 2017. I have been saying for a while now that we are due for a major correction and every investor now should be planning for that possibility through proper allocation and setting return expectations that are reasonable.
How to set a realistic ROI target
How do I set my own personal return target?
Basically I aim to achieve a portfolio return of roughly 385% annually (3.85X increase per year) or about 11.89% monthly return when compounded. How did I come up with that target? I base it on the average compounded annual growth return (CAGR) over the last 3 years on the entire market:
Year Total Crypto Market Cap
Jan 1, 2014: $10.73 billion
Jan 1, 2017: $615 billion
Compounded annual growth return (CAGR): (615/10.73)1/3 = 385%
My personal strategy is to sell my portfolio every December then buy back into the market at around the beginning of February and I intend to hold on average for 3 years, so this works for me but you may choose to do it a different way for your own reasons. I think this is a good average to aim for as a general guideline because it includes both the good years (2017) and the bad (2014). Once you have a target you can construct your risk profile (low risk vs. high risk category coins) in your portfolio. If you want to try for a higher CAGR than about 385% then you will likely need to go into more highly speculative picks. I can't tell you what return target you should set for yourself, but just make sure its not depended on you needing to achieve continual near vertical parabolic price action in small cap shillcoins because that isn't sustainable.
As the recent January dip showed while the core cryptos like Bitcoin and Ethereum would dip an X percentage, the altcoins would often drop double or triple that amount. Its a very fragile market, and the type of dumb behavior that people were engaging in that was profitable in a bull market (chasing pumps, going all in on a microcap shillcoin, having an attention span of a squirrel...etc) will lead to consequences. Just like they jumped on the crypto bandwagon without thinking about risk adjusted returns, they will just as quickly jump on whatever bandwagon will be used to blame for the deflation of the bubble, whether the blame is assigned to Wall Steet and Bitcoin futures or Asians or some government.
Nobody who pumped money into garbage without any use case or utility will accept that they themselves and their own unreasonable expectations for returns were the reason for the gross mispricing of most cryptocurrencies.

Risk Management

Quanitifying risk in crypto is surprisingly difficult because the historical returns aren't normally distributed, meaning that tools like Sharpe Ratio and other risk metrics can't really be used as intended. Instead you'll have to think of your own risk tolerance and qualitatively evaluate how risky each crypto is based on the team, the use case prospects, the amount of competition and the general market risk.
You can think of each crypto having a risk factor that is the summation of the general crypto market risk (Rm) as ultimately everything is tied to how Bitcoin does, but also its own inherent risk specific to its own goals (Ri).
Rt = Rm +Ri
The market risk is something you cannot avoid, if some China FUD comes out about regulations on Bitcoin then your investment in solid altcoin picks will go down too along with Bitcoin. This (Rm) return is essentially what risk you undertake to have a market ROI of 385% I talked about above. What you can minimize though is the Ri, the aset specific risks with the team, the likelihood they will actually deliver, the likelihood that their solution will be adopted. Unfortunately there is no one way to do this, you simply have to take the time to research and form your own opinion on how risky it really is before allocating a certain percentage to it. Consider the individual risk of each crypto and start looking for red flags:
  • guaranteed promises of large returns (protip: that's a Ponzi)
  • float allocations that give way too much to the founder
  • vague whitepapers
  • vague timelines
  • no clear use case
  • Github with no useful code and sparse activity
  • a team that is difficult to find information on or even worse anonymous
While all cryptocurrencies are a risky investments but generally you can break down cryptos into "low" risk core, medium risk speculative and high risk speculative
  • Low Risk Core - This is the exchange pairing cryptos and those that are well established. These are almost sure to be around in 5 years, and will recover after any bear market. Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum are in this class of risk, and I would also argue Monero.
  • Medium Risk Speculative - These would be cryptos which generally have at least some product and are reasonably established, but higher risk than Core. Things like ZCash, Ripple, NEO..etc.
  • High Risk Speculative - This is anything created within the last few months, low caps, shillcoins, ICOs...etc. Most cryptos are in this category, most of them will be essentially worthless in 5 years.
How much risk should you take on? That depends on your own life situation but also it should be proportional to how much expertise you have in both financial analysis and technology. If you're a newbie who doesn't understand the tech and has no idea how to value assets, your risk tolerance should be lower than a programmer who understand the tech or a financial analyst who is experienced in valuation metrics.
Right now the trio of BTC-ETH-LTC account for 55% of the market cap, so between 50-70% of your portfolio in low Risk Core for newbies is a great starting point. Then you can go down to 25-30% as you gain confidence and experience. But always try to keep about 1/3rd in safe core positions. Don't go all in on speculative picks.
Core principles to minimize risk
  • Have the majority of your holdings in things you feel good holding for at least 2 years. Don't use the majority of your investment for day trading or short term investing.
  • Consider using dollar cost averaging to enter a position. This generally means investing a X amount over several periods, instead of at once. You can also use downward biased dollar cost averaging to mitigate against downward risk. For example instead of investing $1000 at once in a position at market price, you can buy $500 at the market price today then set several limit orders at slightly lower intervals (for example $250 at 5% lower than market price, $250 at 10% lower than market price). This way your average cost of acquisition will be lower if the crypto happens to decline over the short term.
  • Never chase a pump. Its simply too risky as its such an inefficient and unregulated market. If you continue to do it, most of your money losing decisions will be because you emotionally FOMO-ed into gambling on a symbol.
  • Invest what you can afford to lose. Don't have more than 5-10% of your net worth in crypto.
  • Consider what level of loss you can't accept in a position with a high risk factor, and use stop-limit orders to hedge against sudden crashes. Set you stop price at about 5-10% above your lowest limit. Stop-limit orders aren't perfect but they're better than having no hedging strategy for a risky microcap in case of some meltdown. Only you can determine what bags you are unwilling to hold.
  • Diversify across sectors and rebalance your allocations periodically. Keep about 1/3rd in low risk core holdings.
  • Have some fiat in reserve at a FDIC-insured exchange (ex. Gemini), and be ready to add to your winning positions on a pullback.
  • Remember you didn't actually make any money until you take some profits, so take do some profits when everyone else is at peak FOMO-ing bubble mode. You will also sleep much more comfortably once you take out the equivalent of your principal.

Portfolio Allocation

Along with thinking about your portfolio in terms of risk categories described above, I really find it helpful to think about the segments you are in. OnChainFX has some segment categorization but I generally like to bring it down to:
  • Core holdings - essentially the Low Risk Core segment
  • Platform segment
  • Privacy segment
  • Finance/Bank settlement segment
  • Enterprise Blockchain solutions segment
  • Promising/Innovative Tech segment
This is merely what I use, but I'm sure you can think of your own. The key point I have is to try to invest your medium and high risk picks in a segment you understand well, and in which you can relatively accurately judge risk. If you don't understand anything about how banking works or SWIFT or international settlement layers, don't invest in Stellar. If you have no idea how a supply chain functions, avoid investing in VeChain (even if it's being shilled to death on Reddit at the moment just like XRB was last month).
What's interesting is that often we see like-coin movement, for example when a coin from one segment pumps we will frequently see another similar coin in the same segment go up (think Stellar following after Ripple).
Consider the historic correlations between your holdings. Generally when Bitcoin pumps, altcoins dump but at what rate depends on the coin. When Bitcoin goes sideways we tend to see pumping in altcoins, while when Bitcoin goes down, everything goes down.
You should set price targets for each of your holdings, which is a whole separate discussion I'll go in Part 2 of the guide.

Summing it up

This was meant to get you think about what return targets you should set for your portfolio and how much risk you are willing to take and what strategies you can follow to mitigate that risk.
Returns around 385% (average crypto market CAGR over the last 3 years) would be a good target to aim for while remaining realistic, you can tweak it a bit based on your own risk tolerance. What category of risk your individual crypto picks should be will be determined by how much more greed you have for above average market return. A portfolio of 50% core holdings, 30% medium risk in a sector you understand well and 20% in high risk speculative is probably what the average portfolio should look like, with newbies going more towards 70% core and only 5% high risk speculative.
Just by thinking about these things you'll likely do better than most crypto investors, because most don't think about this stuff, to their own detriment.
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TokenTuber and Hotbit AMA Recap

TokenTuber and Hotbit AMA Recap

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On September 28, we had an AMA in Hotbit’s telegram community to celebrate our successful IEO on Hotbit and subsequent listing. The IEO was oversold by over 25X! Here are the questions and answers we have recorded to share with you.
1) Can you briefly explain TokenTuber to us?
TokenTuber is a curated video content platform combined with a token economy that initially targets blockchain novices and crypto traders globally. TokenTuber combines concepts from platforms like YouTube and Steemit with lessons from building cryptocurrencies and their communities. All contributors of the TokenTuber platform can expect to be rewarded fairly for their contributions.
2) Why did you guys start TokenTuber?
We are trying to lower the barriers to entry for novices and create mass adoption for blockchain and cryptocurrency, hoping one day that everyone who has heard about blockchain or bitcoin will have and use cryptocurrency.
3) How does TokenTuber work?
Anyone can upload a blockchain/crypto related video by submitting a Youtube URL on TokenTuber, and anyone can invite the video producers to claim their videos. Each video will have certain value (TUBER) associated with it depending on how many upvotes the video gets, each user can upvote 5 videos a day for the videos they like. The more viral the video is, the more TUBER the video producer will get, and so will those users who upvoted that video.
TokenTuber will collaborate with YouTube instead of competing, and will redirect all these video links back to YouTube. TokenTuber’s token is called TUBER, and will be used to pay out all the platform’s rewards.
4) What can users gain from TokenTuber?
TokenTuber will reward all platform contributors, whether its content creation, content discovery (upvote + investment game to top videos), or content curation (report of inappropriate videos).
Also, users will have access to curated content specifically designed to educate users on all topics in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space.
5) What’s TUBER’s tokenomics and what is the utility of TUBER?
Besides the behavior mining mentioned above that rewards all contributors, we designed a feature called “The Investment Game” where users will need to use TUBER. Users can invest in videos using TUBER to pin the video they like in the TOP category for 24 hours, thus increasing video’s exposure. Users who invest will have a chance to earn TUBER if there are follow-up investors in the same video. This innovative feature is first of its kind and will be released before end of this year.
6) Does TokenTuber have any partnerships that you would like to share?
We currently have 3 strategic partnerships and have announced two of them. One with SoPay, a crypto payments service platform and one with Quarkchain, a blockchain based on sharding technology. You can read about these partnerships and our other announcements here: https://www.tokentuber.com/announcement/
I will also explain a bit later how we partner with exchanges to form an exchange alliance. Stay tuned as we announce further partnerships!
7) Can you share more about your marketing plans going forward?
Our first big campaign will be the Crypto Beginner Quiz, similar to the concept of a driver’s license test. Those who fail the quiz are discouraged from holding crypto assets and we encourage them to learn more on TokenTuber first. We want to challenge users to see if they have what it takes to be an ‘Accredited Crypto Holder’. To make this quiz viral, we have set a 10K USD prize pool for the top 100 people who share the quiz. You can learn more here: https://www.tokentuber.com/quiz. What’s exciting is that we started this exchange alliance concept so the questionnaires can be designed with the top exchanges together. We hope that the traders will have the necessary knowledge before they begin trading.
We will be partnering with major Crypto Youtube KOLs as well, also big media is coming. Stay tuned.
8) Can you tell us more about TokenTuber’s roadmap?
You can see the image below of our upcoming roadmap and major milestones.

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9) Have you planned to hold a meeting in Russia recently?
Currently we are busy working with online KOL’s and haven’t yet done anything offline yet, but we do welcome anyone who has offline resources to join our global ambassador partnership program.
10) How many users do you currently have? Did the community know you a lot?
We currently just started the marketing effort this month because our beta product was launched earlier this month, but we believe the user base will ramp up quite quickly due to our first viral marketing campaign of crypto beginner quiz.
11) As I know Contentos is also a content reward platform and listed on Binance already. So, do you think they will be a big competitor of TokenTuber? How is your project out standing compared to it or other projects which has same functions like this?
It appears to me that Contentos is competing with Steemit, not us, because our mission and vision are different. We are purely focused on delivering blockchain and crypto content to lower the barriers to entry for novices, see my AMA response for Question 2 regarding mission and vision and why we started TokenTuber.
12) What are the biggest challenges you expect to face and how do you plan to overcome these challenges?
Biggest challenge is fake accounts and bots that come and claim our giveaways/tokens, and we are designing over 10 ways to block them.
13) Your tagline is “TokenTuber — Your gateway to the crypto world.” Will this prevent you from focusing solely on Crypto — a market with too few people interested in stocks or forex?
Currently, the crypto market has very limited users, around 50 million crypto holders globally, what we are trying to accomplish is to tap into the mass market of 5 billion+ potential crypto holders whom have already heard about the blockchain/bitcoin buzz word, yet they are finding themselves with high barriers to entry or many doubts. So the educational component is a must to help these potential users to join into the crypto world, and we hope to be the first portal to help them accomplish this step.
14) With YouTube being so popular nowadays, can you develop it according to your own roadmap or merge?
Yes, Youtube is currently the most popular video education portal for the crypto world, but it’s not optimized for the crypto audience. Let’s say you search for EOS, and you will get results of a Canon eos camera. I think TokenTuber and Youtube can co-exist but we will have more curated videos with a better tag system for the crypto world, where Youtube will be a complete database of all videos, so users shall find our platform to be more efficient and effective to learn about crypto
15) Why did you choose Hotbit for IEO?
We chose Hotbit for a reason, I am also an investor myself, when I put on my investment hat and spoke with different exchange’s founders and management teams, I found that Hotbit is the next potential dark horse. They are very low profile yet their trading volume stats are already in top 20 on Coingecko after removing all the wash trading volumes. Also many of my friends in the crypto space recommended Hotbit and I personally met with the CEO of Hotbit and we enjoyed our chats. There are multiple reasons and we ended up picking Hotbit as our first exchange to partner with out of 5 exchanges that I am personally well connected with.
Follow us on our social media accounts:
Telegram: https://t.me/tokentuber
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tokentuber
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/tokentuber
Discord: https://discord.gg/ragC5Qx
Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/Tokentuber
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tokentube
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Running List of All AirFox/AirToken Related Media Coverage and Resources

Resources and Articles for AirFox/AirToken
Medium Accounts from AirFox and team accounts (There are A LOT of articles in the Medium accounts. Take the time to read them, as they contain troves of valuable data about the AirToken Platform):
https://medium.com/@AirFox/latest
https://medium.com/@victordsantos/latest (AirFox CEO, Victor Santos)
https://medium.com/@james_3093/latest (AirFox CTO, James Seibel)
dApp Release
https://medium.com/@AirFox/airtoken-dapp-now-publicly-available-ac5cb524fa5b
AirFox Intros:
https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2017/08/08/this-techstars-boston-alum-is-planning-to-raise.html
https://www.americaninno.com/boston/this-techstars-alum-plans-to-use-cryptocurrency-to-make-the-internet-more-affordable/
https://www.trustnodes.com/2017/08/09/ex-googlers-using-ethereum-increase-mobile-internet-affordability-digitize-credit-scoring-airfox
https://blog.icoalert.com/ico-alert-report-airtoken-d8d5ee2175f5
https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/banking-unbanked-airfox-ico/
ICO Rankings:
https://www.icocountdown.com/
https://www.coingecko.com/ico/airtoken?locale=en
https://www.icoalert.com/
https://www.ico-list.com/Index/detail/id/248.html
https://www.coinhills.com/ico/view/airtoken/
https://icotracker.net/project/airtoken
https://icobench.com/ico/airtoken
https://icobazaar.com/airtoken
https://www.smithandcrown.com/icos/
http://icoindex.com/profile/airtoken-air
https://icodrops.com/airtoken/
https://cyber.fund/system/AirTokenhttps://99bitcoins.com/complete-ico-list-upcoming-live/
http://icorating.com/project/117/AirToken
https://www.icobounty.co/single-post/2017/09/06/AirToken-Mobile-Access-for-Everyone-ICO-Bounty-Campaign
https://coincentral.com/upcoming-icos/airtoken-ico-token-sale-summary/
Publications:
https://www.mobiletime.com.bartigos/22/08/2018/empresas-de-blockchain-precisam-preencher-a-lacuna-entre-propaganda-e-utilidade/
https://www.efma.com/article/detail/29925
https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexandrawilson1/2018/06/06/chain-gang-the-boldest-blockchain-companies-from-the-forbes-30-under-30/#56c9054b3544
https://cointelegraph.com/news/banks-and-cryptocurrencies-global-evaluation-americas
https://thestartu.com/airfox-bringing-financial-services-and-the-blockchain-to-the-emerging-market/
https://venturefizz.com/blog/airfox-profile
https://dailyhodl.com/2018/05/17/best-us-cities-for-blockchain-jobs/
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-top-10-cities-where-you-can-find-a-blockchain-job/
https://benzingafintechawards.com/finalists-2018/ (AirFox App Bezinga Finalist!)
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/airfox-closes-6-5-million-130000258.html
https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/26/airfox-mobile-wallet/
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/airfox-apos-mobile-wallet-aims-154400121.html
https://cointelegraph.com/press-releases/airfox-launches-mobile-app-in-brazil
https://www.wired.it/mobile/app/2018/02/28/app-mobile-world-congress-2018/
https://benzingafintechawards.com/vote-2018/airfox/
https://www.ccn.com/airfox-closes-6-5-million-airtoken-pre-sale-weeks-ahead-sche dule/ https://www.icoinfo.net/single-post/2017/09/04/AirToken---mobile-internet-with-benefits-for-you
http://www.mintel.com/blog/technology-market-news/mwca-emphasizes-connectivitys-power-for-good
https://hacked.com/airtoken-air-extremely-undervalued-long-term-investment/ (paywall)
https://coincodex.com/article/1090/5-coins-below-ico-price-with-potential/
http://www.bankingtech.com/2018/02/airfox-targets-brazils-unbanked-with-android-app-launch/
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pareteums-partner-airfox-launches-mobile-app-in-brazil-300604667.html
https://versusmedia.mx/airfox-busca-reemplazar-a-los-bancos-en-paises-emergentes/
https://www.chipin.com/airfox-launches-mobile-app-brazil/
https://www.lykke.com/company/news/airfox
Town Hall Youtube Coverage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3aelpA79_4 (Pablo Bello Head of Product 4-6-18)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMPdp0Xg7l8 (James Seibel CTO 3-30-18)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vopDXR5UzNE (Katie Sedat Head of Marketing 4-13-18)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN1BAUbENaQ (Christine To VP Biz Ops 4-20-18)
Brazilian Coverage:
https://brasilamericaeconomia.com.banalise-e-opiniao/air-tokens-bitcoins-e-crypto-currencies-coisa-de-nerd-ou-tecnologias-que-estao
http://jornalfolk.com.bsite/ler?id=1470
http://www.infomoney.com.bminhas-financas/planeje-suas-financas/noticia/7343693/app-que-usa-blockchain-libera-emprestimo-para-pessoas-sem-conta
https://ecommercenews.com.bnoticias/lancamentos/compras-online-sem-banco-agora-e-possivel/
http://www.jornaldamanha.com.b2018/03/06/concorrente-para-o-nubank-airfox-chega-ao-brasil-oferecendo-servicos-bancarios-por-meio-de-app/
https://loocalizei.com.bairfox-app-banco-inclusivo/
https://www.tudocelular.com/android/noticias/n121339/Aplicativo-Airfox-banco-chega-ao-Brasil-concorrenc.html
http://www.tibahia.com/tecnologia_informacao/conteudo_unico.aspx?c=SERVICOS&fb=B_FULL&hb=B_CENTRA&bl=LAT1&r=SERVICOS&nid=49310
http://diariodocomercio.com.bnoticia.php?tit=Americana%20Airfox%20investe%20US$11,5%20mi%20na%20expans%C3%A3o%20para%20o%20Pa%C3%ADs&id=191600
http://www.nyc.hlsa.org/article.html?aid=161
https://www.reddit.com/AirToken/comments/875a0d/airfox_ceo_cofounder_victor_santos_was_recently/
Partnerships:
https://medium.com/@billyryan_38597/airtoken-brazil-and-boleto-eb6c94a24a38
https://medium.com/@AirFox/airfox-announces-expanded-technology-partnership-with-pareteum-394a0986e60
http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/pareteum-issues-chairman-update-letter-1015510862
https://www.reddit.com/AirToken/comments/84a303/fitbank_airfox/
https://www.reddit.com/AirToken/comments/81710p/the_airfox_app_accepts_cash_payments_via_boleto/
Victor Santos: Forbes 30 under 30:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexandrawilson1/2018/06/06/chain-gang-the-boldest-blockchain-companies-from-the-forbes-30-under-30/#56c9054b3544
https://www.forbes.com/30-under-30/2018/social-entrepreneurs/#29c0104129e5
https://www.forbes.com/pictures/5a0494a74bbe6f37dda214bd/victor-santos-26/#6d0fa4e87899
https://www.forbes.com/profile/victor-santos/
https://twitter.com/Nasdaq/status/935620863977775105
Bitcointalk Threads:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2078932.0
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2101398.msg21001662#msg21001662
YouTube Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT9pdpbDnoU&feature=youtu.be (Victor Santos)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ3FdIJ4Oao (AirFox app release)
https://youtu.be/CdB-2k1DxH4 (AirFox Intro)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3aelpA79_4 (Pablo Bello Head of Product 4-6-18)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMPdp0Xg7l8 (James Seibel CTO 3-30-18)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vopDXR5UzNE (Katie Sedat Head of Marketing 4-13-18)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN1BAUbENaQ (Christine To VP Biz Ops 4-20-18)
https://youtu.be/_sQyZ13oTW8 (Ledger Wallet Tutorial)
Wallet info:
https://medium.com/@billyryan_38597/airtoken-cold-storage-instructions-for-ledger-nano-s-420435b7494a
https://getcrypto.info/airtoken/
Social Media Accounts:
https://discord.gg/JXNyapc - Discord
https://open.kakao.com/o/gaGgvaC - Kakao
https://twitter.com/AirToken - Twitter AirToken
https://twitter.com/_AirFox – Twitter AirFox
https://www.reddit.com/AirToken/ - Reddit
https://t.me/airtoken_official - Official Telegram Broadcast
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2078932 - BitcoinTalk
https://www.facebook.com/AirToken/ - Facebook
[email protected] – E-Mail
Exchanges (Stay Tuned)
https://hitbtc.com/exchange/AIR-to-BTC - HitBTC
https://hitbtc.com/exchange/AIR-to-ETH
https://app.radarrelay.com/AIWETH - Radar Relay
https://www.lykke.com/ - Lykke
https://forkdelta.github.io/#!/trade/AIR-ETH - ForkDelta
Whitepapers (updated W/Ps coming soon):
https://airtoken.com/uploads/AirFoxICO_WhitePaper_v3.0-min.pdf (New ver. Coming soon)
https://airtoken.com/uploads/Spotting_Whitepaper.pdf (Aka Microloans)
http://www.airtoken.com/papeAirFoxICO_WhitePaper_Dutch.pdf (Dutch)
http://www.airtoken.com/papeAirFoxICO_WhitePaper_Russian.pdf (Russian)
http://www.airtoken.com/papeAirFoxICO_WhitePaper_Chinese.pdf (Chinese)
Mobile App Download (Google Play):
https://m.airfox.io/2GKAush/
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BiteBTC exchange has robbed me 370 000 ReddCoins

BiteBTC exchange has robbed me 370 000 ReddCoins
I found old hard drives that were in the cell and accidentally discovered that I had a wallet with ReddCoins - the cryptocurrency of the Reddit community. Due to my inattention, I lost over 90% of its contents. That's why I decided to warn everyone who would like to register on BiteBTC.com. This exchange market is just plain crooks, and the number of victims can be counted in at least hundreds of people.

https://preview.redd.it/v2wd841x3mz21.png?width=851&format=png&auto=webp&s=6bd6c3542791dbb3743a7a91f807ad7fb7a08d81

Swapping ReddCoin with Ether

2019-05-02 Thursday

I was looking for an exchange market to send there ReddCoins I mined and swap them for Ether.

In the years 2014-16 I mined many altcoins like DogeCoin, LiteCoin, LeafCoin, SolarCoin, QuarkCoin and other unusual. I used various exchange markets and never got cheated. I always checked before sending my coins to anyone. This time I checked too few sources.

I found information about BiteBTC.com that there I can exchange pairs RDD/ETH on both website: CoinMarketCap.com and CoinpaPrika.com.

At this time on coinmarketcap.com was information about fire building in company in Singapure. It's been over a year since the event, the stock exchange is still functioning and is still on CoinMarketCap.com and CoinpaPrika.com, I decided it was not SCAM.

I registered with the Full KYC procedure, i.e. I sent a personal ID scan and a regular letter on which my address is displayed.

Confirmation that the account is fully active I received after minutes.
https://preview.redd.it/rpdfrdvz5mz21.png?width=1185&format=png&auto=webp&s=0352ceed383021842e81baf153ca7498c4f15987

Sending ReddCoins to BiteBTC

2019-05-03 Friday

I send 120k RDD on BiteBTC.com wallet.

After exchanging them for about 1 ETH, I made the procedure for withdrawing funds to my wallet and sent a request to the support team how long I’ll be waiting for approval of the withdrawal.

I received an answer after minutes.
https://preview.redd.it/fo0klfe87mz21.png?width=1150&format=png&auto=webp&s=69a885aceacb9dd07f54c243bd5b7d75de619d70
This answer convinced me and I decided to send more, it was 350k RDD.

Total I send 470 000 ReddCoins.

Link to my wallet
https://live.reddcoin.com/address/Rji1uJMMKR5VN8qcLMPPYsJzRjTgBuNwDW

Link to BiteBTC wallet
https://live.reddcoin.com/address/RgW2989nJvnenzZR6oti2zjajo2T4c4vmL

Then I exchanged the major part for Eteher and I made the next withdrawal procedures. In total, I setted withdrawal around 4.5 ETH (I have no confirmation in any form).

Account temporarily blocked

2019-05-04 Saturday

I received an email from the support team that my account was temporarily blocked and to unlock I’ve to send additional information about the funds I sent to BiteBTC.com.
https://preview.redd.it/bbubp7kh7mz21.png?width=1149&format=png&auto=webp&s=270651440c805e3097305e5f13c5fcf77ebc6764
From now, contact has stopped.

The support does not respond to any e-mail sent from me, and I sent them lots of e-mails.

My account in part is active, but I don’t have access to Ethereum, which I wanted to send.

Subpages like Verification, Balances, Orders history, Trades history, Transactions history, API keys, Settings czy Coin Redistribution are blocked and only you can see Profile page.

https://preview.redd.it/ftv8we9l7mz21.png?width=1366&format=png&auto=webp&s=606b894c65c7872407750d95059351b3b708e309

On the subpage where you can exchange the cryptocurrency, I can see the rest that was after setting the withdrawal procedure.

https://preview.redd.it/l2d5zd5n7mz21.png?width=1366&format=png&auto=webp&s=9b8bb96a8b2aa0a9f6d1e943f3a5d67e62d98bef
There are 0.14102608 ETH and 93260.01418987 RDD. However, I can not exchange, the message pops up that the account is not fully activated.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwWCcoX4L90

I started looking for more information about this exchange and found other victims on Telegram groups.

Scammed by Bitebtc 102 signed
https://t.me/scammedbyBitebtc

Bitebtc claim group 281 signed
https://t.me/joinchat/Gr0BQBGeMkcvGRa9ejAsUw

If you have been blocked, cheated or robbed by BiteBTC.com, join them.

As of today, the stock exchange is doing well

2019-05-09 Thursday

Following pages they have no information about the BiteBTC.com:
https://openmarketcap.com/
https://www.cryptocompare.com/
https://www.livecoinwatch.com/
https://coincap.io/

But just look at CoinMarketCap.com, CoinPaprika.com, CoinRanking.com, or CoinGecko.com:
https://preview.redd.it/ofempk4w9mz21.png?width=918&format=png&auto=webp&s=01f171c6cdf728b465517b67787d1019d2961ab2

Print screens are from 2019-05-11, below.

https://coinmarketcap.com/
https://preview.redd.it/8bhkqqjr7mz21.png?width=1366&format=png&auto=webp&s=73a822d8f42a40638fe5fe6875114f04f30706ad

https://coinpaprika.com/
https://preview.redd.it/ra8urm6u7mz21.png?width=1366&format=png&auto=webp&s=d8de9b5b26cf8fbe6080fdfa5af459974fc77263

https://coinranking.com/
https://preview.redd.it/l8rprm4w7mz21.png?width=1366&format=png&auto=webp&s=89a6e040c5699311578374f95bb830ebe621b662

https://www.coingecko.com/
https://preview.redd.it/678oyatx7mz21.png?width=1366&format=png&auto=webp&s=fc067abf3bcb099bc41058125ed3d368426bb48b

Petition removing BiteBTC from CoinMarketCap.com
I invite to fill but not only the victims!
Mark-Anthony Johnson 112 signed
https://www.change.org/p/coin-market-cap-removing-bitebtc-from-coin-market-cap

About the owners of BiteBTC.com, which not exist

2019-05-10 Friday
I have collected more information about BiteBTC.com.
The company's name is First Finance LLC located on Seychelles.
I did not find a new company address.

Earlier, the company was called FinanceFirst Pte. Ltd and was located in Singapore.

Owners of FinanceFirst Pte. Ltd, which is an investment company from Singapore and manages blog called Investmentstab.blogspot.com, denies that it was the owner of the BiteBTC.com website.

*Investment Stab is Singapore-based financial blog that aims to educate people on personal finance, investments, retirement and their Central Provident Fund (CPF) matters.*
https://investmentstab.blogspot.com/2019/03/bitebtc-scam.html

Domain BiteBTC.com

This domain was registered for URL Solutions Inc (Panama).
https://pananames.com/
https://preview.redd.it/w49s9v618mz21.png?width=1083&format=png&auto=webp&s=2c5149bcb224f10304d7c5ecdd9f98192e14955c

SSL Certificate Checker

The hostname (bitebtc.com) is correctly listed in the certificate.
Server Type: cloudflare
https://preview.redd.it/o3zjn6vr8mz21.png?width=752&format=png&auto=webp&s=2622273970a521d4789ccd5d980af3d39f58ccc5

DNS records

NS, A and AAAA records which are responsible for displaying the content of the website are directed to servers from Cloudflare Inc (US).
https://dnslytics.com/domain/bitebtc.com

E-mail support

MX records responsible for sending e-mails from support are directed to servers from Host Europe GmbH (DE).

The headers sent from the e-mail address [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) contain information about the server from which the message came. From domain malta2103.dedicatedpanel.com with IP 85.25.185.74.

https://dnslytics.com/domain/dedicatedpanel.com
https://dnslytics.com/ip/85.25.185.74

More about BiteBTC.com

Other articles about scam exchange.

  • BiteBTC Responds to Accusations of Faking Trading Volume (13.09.2018)
https://nulltx.com/bitebtc-responds-faking-trading-volume/

  • BiteBTC Crypto Exchange Claims Data Center Caught On ‘Fire’: A Proof Of Keys Ignited Exit Scam? (7.01.2019)
https://bitcoinexchangeguide.com/bitebtc-crypto-exchange-claims-data-center-caught-on-fire-a-proof-of-keys-ignited-exit-scam/

  • Is BiteBTC a scam exchange? (9.01.2019)
https://bestcoininvestments.com/is-bitebtc-a-scam-exchange/

  • BiteBTC – When Scammers Run A Crypto Exchange! (8.02.2019)
https://www.cryptoinfowatch.com/bitebtc-when-scammers-run-a-crypto-exchange/

  • SHOCKING: BiteBTC is still Scamming ICOs And Users! UPDATE! (13.03.2019)
https://bestcoininvestments.com/scam-bitebtc-blocked-us-on-twitte

  • Falsely accused owners of BiteBTC.com shares a message (8.04.2019)
https://bestcoininvestments.com/falsely-accused-owners-of-bitebtc-com-shares-a-message/

  • BiteBTC Cryptocurrency Exchange Again Inaccessible, The nightmare continues Despite BTC Rise (10.04.2019)
https://www.thecoinrepublic.com/bitebtc-cryptocurrency-exchange-again-inaccessible-the-nightmare-continues-despite-btc-rise/

  • Bitcoin Exchange Suffers Trader Backlash Months After Suspicious ‘Fire’ (25.04.2019)
https://www.americancryptoassociation.com/2019/04/25/bitcoin-exchange-suffers-trader-backlash-months-after-suspicious-fire/

Looking forward

2019-05-20 Monday
I reported to the police that I was deceived by the BiteBTC.com exchange (Article 286 PKK).



Sources
EN: The BiteBTC exchange has robbed me of a cryptocurrency
https://steemit.com/bitebtc/@zooqlabs/the-bitebtc-exchange-has-robbed-me-of-a-cryptocurrency
PL: Giełda BiteBTC okradła mnie z kryptowaluty
https://steemit.com/bitebtc/@zooqlabs/gielda-bitebtc-okradla-mnie-z-kryptowaluty
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
https://preview.redd.it/e0muc8fp4t721.png?width=658&format=png&auto=webp&s=cccfd287d5b528ca1418889a01dcda4102a3363e
2019, a bright and hopeful new year, has begun.
The Team FARGOCASH would like to thank you in advance for your ongoing support and faith in the new year.
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2019 is a year of Golden Pig. It is known to be a year of prosperity and good fortune!
Happy New Year!
STEPS 4 - 1FRGS= 0.10$ 01.01.2019
STEPS 4 END 31.01.2019
https://ico.fargocash.io/
FARGOPAY decentralized exchange stock is free from such disadvantages. Main advantages: 1.High level of security. 2.Transparency of all operations. All transactions are publicly monitored through the blockchain. A large number of idle transactions in favor of the platform will not go unnoticed and will seriously damage its reputation. 3.Anonymity of users, which is provided only when exchanging one crypto currency for another. 4.The FARGOPAY account cannot be blocked. Even the stock exchange itself cannot do this. 5.Preservation of assets. If a traditional exchange closes, then authorities can confiscate its servers and assets, including blocking user accounts. This cannot be done to a decentralized exchange since its server is an extensive network of computers dispersed all over the world. 6.Simple and intuitive interface. 7.High working speed and scalability. 8.Customer funds are not held on the exchange. 9.Users control personal accounts themselves, managing important functions of the blockchain.#FRGS #fargocash #iphone #ico #fargocash #bitcoin #cryptocurrency #crypto #ethereum #coingecko #cryptocurrencies #decentralized #btc @fargocash.io
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[USA-NY][H]BNIB i5-6500s, G1840, RX480s, Wife Aggro [W]PayPal/BTC/ETH, To sleep in my own bed again

I recently ordered a bunch of parts for a couple of projects that I ended up having to cancel because of wife aggro. I returned what I could, but I'm left holding onto several pieces that have an "Exchange-Only" return policy. Everything is BNIB and factory sealed just as it was when I received the shipments. I will share invoices if you like to verify original prices and that they aren't hot.
Timestamp
The case in the picture (Fractal Define R5 Black) is also available if anyone's interested. I used it for about a year before upgrading to an SMA8 in the spring. I have all the hardware and will ship it in the original box.
I realize the GPU prices are basically retail (a little more in the case of the reference card), but they're in very high demand right now thanks to Ethereum miners stocking up their farms, and since they're all BNIB I think it's a fair price.
I prefer PayPal (I'll invoice you), but will also accept Bitcoin and Ethereum at standard exchange rates.
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[uncensored-r/CryptoCurrency] 20 Tools and Resources for Crypto Investors: Guide to how to form a winning strategy

The following post by arsonbunny is being replicated because the post has been silently removed and some comments within it have been openly removed.
The original post can be found(in censored form) at this link:
np.reddit.com/ CryptoCurrency/comments/7sw98b
The open modlog reason it was removed as reported by /CryptoCurrency was: Section 13 - Blacklisted Domains. Domain detected: cointracking.info.
The original post's content was as follows:
Lots of people have PM'd me asking me the same questions on where to find information and how to put together their portfolio so I decided to put a guide for crypto investors, especially those who have only been in a few months and are still confused.
Many people entered recently at a time when the market was rewarding the very worst type of investment behavior. Unfortunately there aren't many guides and a lot of people end up looking at things like Twitter or the trending Youtube crypto videos, which is dominated by "How to make $1,00,000 by daytrading crypto" and influencers like CryptoNick.
So I'll try to put together a guide from what I've learned and some tips, on how to invest in this asset class. This is going to be Part 1, in another post later I'll post a systematic approach to valuation and picking individual assets.

Getting started: Tools and resources

You don't have to be a programmer or techie to invest in crypto, but you should first learn the basics of how it functions. I find that this video by 3Blue1Brown is the best introduction to what a blockchain actually is and how it functions, because it explains it clearly and simply with visuals while not dumbing it down too much. If you want a more ELI5 version with cute cartoons, then Upfolio has a nice beginner's intro to the blockchain concept and quick descriptions of top 100 cryptocurrencies. I also recommend simply going to Wikipedia and reading the blockchain and cryptocurrency page and clicking onto a few links in, read about POS vs POW...etc. Later on you'll need this information to understand why a specific use case may or may not benefit from a blockchain structure. Here is a quick summary of the common terms you should know.
Next you should arm yourself with some informational resources. I compiled a convenient list of useful tools and sites that I've used and find to be worthy of bookmarking:
Market information
  • http://coinmarketcal.com - Keeping tabs of everything going on in crypto is tough, wouldn't it be great if there was some sort of calendar? Well this is a calendar of upcoming crypto events, whether its conferences, product releases, burns, exchange listings...etc. You can also filter by types of events, coins and month.
  • http://coin.fyi - Great for following the news related to a specific cryptocurrencies
  • http://cryptopanic.com - An aggregator of various crypto sites and news, filterable.
  • http://coinspectator.com - Another aggregator from over a 100 different sources of crypto news.
  • https://www.ccowl.com/news - News from major sites (CoinDesk, Cointelegram, Bloomberg...etc) on one page
  • http://cci30.com - Kind of like the S&P500 for crypto, its an index of the 30 biggest cryptocurrencies
  • http://eveningstar.io - this is basicall trying to be the Morning Star for cryptos
  • http://icotracker.net - I like this site for looking at what ICO are coming up
  • http://www.icoalert.com - Another good site for upcoming ICO tracking
  • http://icodrops.com - More ICO listings and they have a "hype" rating
  • http://bitcointalk.org - Probably the biggest crypto community, lots of Bitcoin old timers who have seen it all
  • Both Medium and Steemit have plenty of blogs to follow depending on what interests you within crypto
  • Telegram is the preferred chat platform, just stay away from PnD groups (same for Discord PnD groups)
Analysis tools
  • http://cryptowat.ch - Great charting tool owned by Kraken that gives you a pretty wide look at various cryptos across most major exchanges.
  • http://coinmonsta.io/metrics - Want to see what the most shilled coins are on Twitter? This ranking multiplies the number of tweets vs. sentiment estimate to arrive at a score.
  • http://onchainfx.com - A better version of coin market cap, has all sort of columns and you can add flags. Also I like their market segmentation filters.
  • http://www.sifrdata.com/ - Great visualizations of various metrics. I find their correlations to be very useful.
  • http://www.coingecko.com - includes useful information about crypto like the breakdown volume by fiat currency, social media stats, code repository stats..etc
  • http://www.tradingview.com/chart/ - the best charting site that I use for stocks, however it has plenty of major cryptos
  • http://www.iconomi.net/dashboard - basically forms different ETFs out of cryptos. Not a bad place to get ideas for your portfolio.
  • http://cointrading.ninja/correlation - See a matrix of price movement correlatiosn between various cryptocurrencies over various periods.
  • http://coinmarketcap.com - Useful for scanning the market, and finding the blockchain explorer and official website for each individual crypto. Their API is also quite useful for Excel based analysis.
  • http://icobench.com - Another ICO tracker which does nice summaries, shows teams, milestones, financials and gives a rating for each IC
  • http://cryptomaps.org - Visualization of price across different segments, primarily hashing functions and ICO release dates
  • http://solume.io - compares the number of Twitter mention increase decrease to price
  • http://www.badbitcoin.org - a list of all the known scam sites. Check this list before joining something.
Portfolio Tracking
  • Delta and Blockfolio are the major mobile apps, I personally recommend Delta.
  • For desktop I prefer to use a CoinMarketCap API Excel tracker that automatically draws live data from CoinMarketCap. Customize it to your own liking. There are also plenty of online tracking sites like AltPocket but I've never used them so can't recommend one.
Youtube
I generally don't follow much on Youtube because it's dominated by idiocy like Trevon James and CryptoNick, but there are some that I think are worthy of following:
  • Crypto Investor - A background in finance gives Crypto Investor a much more nuanced approach, and he is very insightful in terms of investor behavioral psychology. Listening to his negativity and criticism of parabolic price action in a sea of lambo chasing is refreshing.
  • CoinMastery - Carter Thomas takes on a rational mid-term to long term approach to investing in crypto, and has been a voice of reason many times.
  • DataDash - He's more focused on trading, but I still like him for his news summaries and overall decent content.
  • IvanOnTech - Brings a programmers perspective, goes through the Github and explains many programming issues with blockchains.

Constructing a Investment Strategy

I can't stress enough how important it is to construct an actual investment strategy. Organize what your goals are, what your risk tolerance is and how you plan to construct a portfolio to achieve those goals rather than just chasing the flavor of the week.
Why? Because it will force you to slow down and make decisions based on rational thinking rather than emotion, and will also inevitably lead you to think long term.

Setting ROI targets

Bluntly put, a lot of young investors who are in crypto have really unrealistic expectations about returns and risk.
A lot of them have never invested in any other type of financial asset, and hence many seem to consider a 10% ROI in a month to be unexciting, even though that is roughly what they should be aiming for.
I see a ton of people now on this sub and on other sites making their decisions with the expectation to double their money every month. This has lead a worrying amount of newbies putting in way too much money way too quickly into anything on the front page of CoinMarketCap with a low dollar value per coin hoping that crypto get them out of their debt or a life of drudgery in a cubicle. And all in the next year or two!
But its important to temper your hype about returns and realize why we had this exponential growth in the last year. The only reason we saw so much upward price action is because of fiat monetary base expansion from people FOMO-ing in due to media coverage. People are hoping to ride the bubble and sell to a greater fool in a few months, it is classic Greater Fool Theory. That's it. Its not because we are seeing any mass increase in adoption or actual widespread utility with cryptocurrency. We passed the $1,000 psychological marker again for Bitcoin which we hadn't seen since right before the Mt.Gox disaster, and it just snowballed the positivity as headline after headline came out about the price growth. However those unexciting returns of 10% a month are not only the norm, but much more healthy for an alternative investment class. Here are the annual returns for Bitcoin for the last few years:
Year BTC Return
2017 1,300%
2016 120%
2015 35%
2014 -60%
2013 5300%
2012...
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ERC20 - AirToken is a new approach to the lending platform

As you know, there are about a couple thousand cryptocurrencies and tokens out there now, many of them will fail. Overall sentiment in the market is pretty low right now, but oftentimes, this provides great opportunities. I wanted to share with this subreddit one of the coins that I think is heavily overlooked by a lot of people. I've taken it upon myself to really dig in and get to know the project because I see the value in what they are doing. As you all know, a large portion of crypto right now are basically vaporware. A very large number of projects are mostly hype, and do not have a working product. I'm really impressed with AirFox (the parent company of the crypto AirToken) because in a matter of a few months, they already have a proof-of-concept and a beta application. Their platform is simple, and their approach is unique. They aim to offer micro-loans on the blockchain using 'credit-worthiness' algorithms with an android app to millions of people in Brazil (for starters). They will also allow the end user to earn mobile data by watching ads and filling out surveys. The will offer P2P loans. What makes them unique are a few things: the mobile data sharing is one, but their target market is Brazil. I didn't know this, but the interest rates in Brazil's centralized banking system are 100-400% on average, and millions of people don't have a bank account. AirFox can change this. They have the partnerships and infrastructure to make it happen. Users can use their AirTokens or borrowed funds to pay bills, buy airtime, shop or any other type of service they please at 40,000 locations across Brazil. They already have partnerships signs with large telecoms companies and payment gateways all across Brazil. The team are all brilliant minds from ivy-league schools in the US, and they have an office in Boston, MA. They are a real company with all of the necessary ingredients for success. Why they have flown under the radar is a total surprise to me. The ICO and presale sold out. I have compiled a list of all of the related material that I could find on AirFox, and I encourage you all to check it out. I am not here to be some massive shill. I do believe in the project and I just wanted to share the information. Their dApp is going to be release probably within a month. I am not telling you to buy or what-have-you, but do some digging and make the judgements for yourself. Checkout the team, read the lending whitepaper, download the app, read the articles and determine for yourself. Cheers.
Resources and Articles for AirFox/AirToken
Medium Accounts from AirFox and team accounts (There are A LOT of articles in the Medium accounts. Take the time to read them, as they contain troves of valuable data about the AirToken Platform):
https://medium.com/@AirFox/latest
https://medium.com/@victordsantos/latest (AirFox CEO, Victor Santos)
https://medium.com/@james_3093/latest (AirFox CTO, James Seibel)
AirFox Intros:
https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2017/08/08/this-techstars-boston-alum-is-planning-to-raise.html
https://www.americaninno.com/boston/this-techstars-alum-plans-to-use-cryptocurrency-to-make-the-internet-more-affordable/
https://www.trustnodes.com/2017/08/09/ex-googlers-using-ethereum-increase-mobile-internet-affordability-digitize-credit-scoring-airfox
https://blog.icoalert.com/ico-alert-report-airtoken-d8d5ee2175f5
https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/banking-unbanked-airfox-ico/
ICO Rankings:
https://www.icocountdown.com/
https://www.coingecko.com/ico/airtoken?locale=en
https://www.icoalert.com/
https://www.ico-list.com/Index/detail/id/248.html
https://www.coinhills.com/ico/view/airtoken/
https://icotracker.net/project/airtoken
https://icobench.com/ico/airtoken
https://icobazaar.com/airtoken
https://www.smithandcrown.com/icos/
http://icoindex.com/profile/airtoken-air
https://icodrops.com/airtoken/
https://cyber.fund/system/AirTokenhttps://99bitcoins.com/complete-ico-list-upcoming-live/
http://icorating.com/project/117/AirToken
https://www.icobounty.co/single-post/2017/09/06/AirToken-Mobile-Access-for-Everyone-ICO-Bounty-Campaign
https://coincentral.com/upcoming-icos/airtoken-ico-token-sale-summary/
Publications:
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/airfox-closes-6-5-million-130000258.html
https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/26/airfox-mobile-wallet/
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/airfox-apos-mobile-wallet-aims-154400121.html
https://cointelegraph.com/press-releases/airfox-launches-mobile-app-in-brazil
https://www.wired.it/mobile/app/2018/02/28/app-mobile-world-congress-2018/
https://benzingafintechawards.com/vote-2018/airfox/
https://www.ccn.com/airfox-closes-6-5-million-airtoken-pre-sale-weeks-ahead-sche dule/ https://www.icoinfo.net/single-post/2017/09/04/AirToken---mobile-internet-with-benefits-for-you
http://www.mintel.com/blog/technology-market-news/mwca-emphasizes-connectivitys-power-for-good
https://hacked.com/airtoken-air-extremely-undervalued-long-term-investment/ (paywall)
https://coincodex.com/article/1090/5-coins-below-ico-price-with-potential/
http://www.bankingtech.com/2018/02/airfox-targets-brazils-unbanked-with-android-app-launch/
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pareteums-partner-airfox-launches-mobile-app-in-brazil-300604667.html
https://versusmedia.mx/airfox-busca-reemplazar-a-los-bancos-en-paises-emergentes/
https://www.chipin.com/airfox-launches-mobile-app-brazil/
https://www.lykke.com/company/news/airfox
Brazilian Coverage:
http://www.infomoney.com.bminhas-financas/planeje-suas-financas/noticia/7343693/app-que-usa-blockchain-libera-emprestimo-para-pessoas-sem-conta
https://ecommercenews.com.bnoticias/lancamentos/compras-online-sem-banco-agora-e-possivel/
http://www.jornaldamanha.com.b2018/03/06/concorrente-para-o-nubank-airfox-chega-ao-brasil-oferecendo-servicos-bancarios-por-meio-de-app/
https://loocalizei.com.bairfox-app-banco-inclusivo/
https://www.tudocelular.com/android/noticias/n121339/Aplicativo-Airfox-banco-chega-ao-Brasil-concorrenc.html
http://www.tibahia.com/tecnologia_informacao/conteudo_unico.aspx?c=SERVICOS&fb=B_FULL&hb=B_CENTRA&bl=LAT1&r=SERVICOS&nid=49310
http://diariodocomercio.com.bnoticia.php?tit=Americana%20Airfox%20investe%20US$11,5%20mi%20na%20expans%C3%A3o%20para%20o%20Pa%C3%ADs&id=191600
http://www.nyc.hlsa.org/article.html?aid=161
https://www.reddit.com/AirToken/comments/875a0d/airfox_ceo_cofounder_victor_santos_was_recently/
Partnerships:
https://medium.com/@AirFox/airfox-announces-expanded-technology-partnership-with-pareteum-394a0986e60
http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/pareteum-issues-chairman-update-letter-1015510862
https://www.reddit.com/AirToken/comments/84a303/fitbank_airfox/
https://www.reddit.com/AirToken/comments/81710p/the_airfox_app_accepts_cash_payments_via_boleto/
Victor Santos: Forbes 30 under 30:
https://www.forbes.com/30-under-30/2018/social-entrepreneurs/#29c0104129e5
https://www.forbes.com/pictures/5a0494a74bbe6f37dda214bd/victor-santos-26/#6d0fa4e87899
https://www.forbes.com/profile/victor-santos/
https://twitter.com/Nasdaq/status/935620863977775105
YouTube Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT9pdpbDnoU&feature=youtu.be (Victor Santos)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ3FdIJ4Oao (AirFox app release)
https://youtu.be/CdB-2k1DxH4 (AirFox Intro)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMPdp0Xg7l8 (Live AMA with James Seibel, CTO)
Wallet info:
https://medium.com/@billyryan_38597/airtoken-cold-storage-instructions-for-ledger-nano-s-420435b7494a
https://getcrypto.info/airtoken/
Social Media Accounts:
https://discord.gg/JXNyapc - Discord
https://open.kakao.com/o/gaGgvaC - Kakao
https://twitter.com/AirToken - Twitter AirToken
https://twitter.com/_AirFox – Twitter AirFox
https://t.me/airtoken_official - Official Telegram Broadcast
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2078932 - BitcoinTalk
[email protected] – E-Mail
Whitepapers (updated W/Ps coming soon):
https://airtoken.com/uploads/AirFoxICO_WhitePaper_v3.0-min.pdf (New ver. Coming soon)
https://airtoken.com/uploads/Spotting_Whitepaper.pdf (Aka Microloans)
http://www.airtoken.com/papeAirFoxICO_WhitePaper_Dutch.pdf (Dutch)
http://www.airtoken.com/papeAirFoxICO_WhitePaper_Russian.pdf (Russian)
http://www.airtoken.com/papeAirFoxICO_WhitePaper_Chinese.pdf (Chinese)
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[uncensored-r/CryptoCurrency] 25 Tools and Resources for Crypto Investors: Guide to how to create a winning strategy

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Lots of people have PM'd me asking me the same questions on where to find information and how to put together their portfolio so I decided to put a guide for crypto investors, especially those who have only been in a few months and are still confused.
This is going to be Part 1 and will deal with research resources, risk and returns. In Part 2 I'll post a systematic approach to valuation and picking individual assets with derived price targets.

Getting started: Tools and resources

You don't have to be a programmer or techie to invest in crypto, but you should first learn the basics of how it functions. I find that this video by 3Blue1Brown is the best introduction to what a blockchain actually is and how it functions, because it explains it clearly and simply with visuals while not dumbing it down too much. If you want a more ELI5 version with cute cartoons, then Upfolio has a nice beginner's intro to the blockchain concept and quick descriptions of top 100 cryptocurrencies. I also recommend simply going to Wikipedia and reading the blockchain and cryptocurrency page and clicking onto a few links in, read about POS vs POW...etc. Later on you'll need this information to understand why a specific use case may or may not benefit from a blockchain structure. Here is a quick summary of the common terms you should know.
Next you should arm yourself with some informational resources. I compiled a convenient list of useful tools and sites that I've used and find to be worthy of bookmarking:
Market information
  • http://coinmarketcal.com - Keeping tabs of everything going on in crypto is tough, wouldn't it be great if there was some sort of calendar? Well this is a calendar of upcoming crypto events, whether its conferences, product releases, burns, exchange listings...etc. You can also filter by types of events, coins and month.
  • http://coin.fyi - Great for following the news related to a specific cryptocurrencies
  • http://cryptopanic.com - An aggregator of various crypto sites and news, filterable.
  • http://coinspectator.com - Another aggregator from over a 100 different sources of crypto news.
  • https://www.ccowl.com/news - News from major sites (CoinDesk, Cointelegram, Bloomberg...etc) on one page
  • http://cci30.com - Kind of like the S&P500 for crypto, its an index of the 30 biggest cryptocurrencies
  • http://eveningstar.io - this is basicall trying to be the Morning Star for cryptos
  • http://icotracker.net - I like this site for looking at what ICO are coming up
  • http://www.icoalert.com - Another good site for upcoming ICO tracking
  • http://icodrops.com - More ICO listings and they have a "hype" rating
  • http://bitcointalk.org - Probably the biggest crypto community, lots of Bitcoin old timers who have seen it all
  • Both Medium and Steemit have plenty of blogs to follow depending on what interests you within crypto
  • Telegram is the preferred chat platform, just stay away from PnD groups (same for Discord PnD groups)
Analysis tools
  • http://cryptowat.ch - Great charting tool owned by Kraken that gives you a pretty wide look at various cryptos across most major exchanges.
  • http://coinmonsta.io/metrics - Want to see what the most shilled coins are on Twitter? This ranking multiplies the number of tweets vs. sentiment estimate to arrive at a score.
  • http://onchainfx.com - A better version of coin market cap, has all sort of columns and you can add flags. Also I like their market segmentation filters.
  • http://www.sifrdata.com/ - Great visualizations of various metrics. I find their correlations to be very useful.
  • http://www.coingecko.com - includes useful information about crypto like the breakdown volume by fiat currency, social media stats, code repository stats..etc
  • http://www.tradingview.com/chart/ - the best charting site that I use for stocks, however it has plenty of major cryptos
  • http://www.iconomi.net/dashboard - basically forms different ETFs out of cryptos. Not a bad place to get ideas for your portfolio.
  • http://cointrading.ninja/correlation - See a matrix of price movement correlatiosn between various cryptocurrencies over various periods.
  • http://coinmarketcap.com - Useful for scanning the market, and finding the blockchain explorer and official website for each individual crypto. Their API is also quite useful for Excel based analysis.
  • http://icobench.com - Another ICO tracker which does nice summaries, shows teams, milestones, financials and gives a rating for each IC
  • http://cryptomaps.org - Visualization of price across different segments, primarily hashing functions and ICO release dates
  • http://solume.io - compares the number of Twitter mention increase decrease to price
  • http://www.badbitcoin.org - a list of all the known scam sites. Check this list before joining something.
Portfolio Tracking
  • Delta and Blockfolio are the major mobile apps, I personally recommend Delta.
  • For desktop I prefer to use a CoinMarketCap API Excel tracker that automatically draws live data from CoinMarketCap. Customize it to your own liking. There are also plenty of online tracking sites like AltPocket but I've never used them so can't recommend one.
Youtube
I generally don't follow much on Youtube because it's dominated by idiocy like Trevon James and CryptoNick, but there are some that I think are worthy of following:
  • Crypto Investor - A background in finance gives Crypto Investor a much more nuanced approach, and he is very insightful in terms of investor behavioral psychology. Listening to his negativity and criticism of parabolic price action in a sea of lambo chasing is refreshing.
  • CoinMastery - Carter Thomas takes on a rational mid-term to long term approach to investing in crypto, and has been a voice of reason many times.
  • IvanOnTech - Brings a programmers perspective, goes through the Github and explains many programming issues with blockchains.

Constructing a Investment Strategy

I can't stress enough how important it is to construct an actual investment strategy. Organize what your goals are, what your risk tolerance is and how you plan to construct a portfolio to achieve those goals rather than just chasing the flavor of the week.
Why? Because it will force you to slow down and make decisions based on rational thinking rather than emotion, and will also inevitably lead you to think long term.

Setting ROI targets

Bluntly put, a lot of young investors who are in crypto have really unrealistic expectations about returns and risk.
A lot of them have never invested in any other type of financial asset, and hence many seem to consider a 10% ROI in a month to be unexciting, even though that is roughly what they should be aiming for.
I see a ton of people now on this sub and on other sites making their decisions with the expectation to double their money every month. This has lead a worrying amount of newbies putting in way too much money way too quickly into anything on the front page of CoinMarketCap with a low dollar value per coin hoping that crypto get them out of their debt or a life of drudgery in a cubicle. And all in the next year or two!
But its important to temper your hype about returns and realize why we had this exponential growth in the last year. Its not because we are seeing any mass increase in adoption, if anything adoption among eCommerce sites is decreasing. The only reason we saw so much upward price action is because of fiat monetary base expansion from people FOMO-ing in due to media coverage of previous price action. People are hoping to ride the bubble and sell to a greater fool in a few months, it is classic Greater Fool Theory. That's it. We passed the $1,000 psychological marker again for Bitcoin which we hadn't seen since right before the Mt.Gox disaster, and it just snowballed the positivity as headline after headline came out about the price growth. However those unexciting returns of 10% a month are not only the norm, but much more healthy for an alternative investment class. Here are the annual returns for Bitcoin for the last few years:
Year BTC Return
2017 1,300%
2016 120%
2015 35%
2014 -60%
2013 5300%
2012 150 %
Keep in mind that a 10% monthly increase when compounded equals a 313% annual return, or over 3x your money. That may not sound exciting to those who entered recently and saw their money go 20x in a month on something like Tron before it crashed back down, but that 3X annual return is better than Bitcoin's return every year except the year right before the last market meltdown and 2017. I have been saying for a while now that we are due for a major correction and every investor now should be planning...
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Which side the ICO-trackers are buttered on?

*The majority's idea of trackers is connected with BitTorrents, where people would get warez. So, if you have the much coveted skill of finding music or movies on torrent trackers, then you know what the ICO trackers are about. *
An ICO tracker provides necessary services for both the ICO teams and the investors with spare money (according to some acquaintances of mine — money should always work). In my previous articles I have mentioned about ICO trackers. Just in case for those, who have decided to skip some steps (or just skipped Nietzsche and has no understanding of what skipping can lead to ;),
I will make a tiny divagation from our topic: In layman's terms ICO is like the public offering of regular stocks, widely known in European countries and the United States for a couple hundred years. In the XXI century the public offering of ICO tokens becomes a widely occurring event.
Tokens are basically cryptocurrency (E-money); by sale of those tokens the projects raise money for project realization. The process of money gathering happens with a faster pace than regular IPOs. ICO has shown a tremendous growth and growth potential :D
As the ICO procedure is way more liberal and less costly than IPO scores of companies darted to this field. In a similar to stock market fashion crypto community has its share of bad actors — people who raise copious amounts of money and then vanish. ICO trackers help their users to get their bearings among hundreds of ICO projects. You can find information about various tokens, information on the companies who issued them, some trackers provide analytical reviews (https://www.smithandcrown.com/) while the others provide approval ratings of the tokens (www.coingecko.com).
There are approval ratings of ICO trackers themselves. Trackers' popularity can be also measured by site attendance:
www.coingecko.com (more than 10,000,000 visitors per month)
https://tokenmarket.net (2,500,000 visitors per month)
www.coinschedule.com (1,200,000 visitors per month)
www.icocountdown.com (600,000 visitors per month)
http://icorating.com/ (600,000 visitors per month)
https://icostats.com (500,000 visitors per month)
https://www.smithandcrown.com (400,000 visitors per month)
https://www.Icobench.com (400,000 visitors per month) (Visitors numbers might fluctuate in the span of months).
Most promising ICO projects use services of aforementioned ICO trackers to promote their cause even further. A representative of one of the ICO projects told me that he had researched more than one hundred of ICO trackers and had correspondence with at least 40 of them. Each of them had its pros and cons. Showing restraint not to hurt anyone's feelings he told me that one of the most popular ICO trackers simply ignored all the attempts to contact them via all the media for many weeks, even though the service is quite a costly one.
The cost of listing starts around 0.04 BTC and reaches 1 BTC. Some ICO trackers take this payment for the entire period of listing, others ask $450 for a week.
If you only have your own tokens to spare (ye goode olde barter) then you might have to pony up 7 times more, that is 3,150 greenbacks — such payment option takes place at http://www.bitcoinx.com/. At https://www.coingecko.com get ready to cough up a handy sum of $2,000 every single week — that's the price of playing with the big boys nowadays!
The owners of ICO trackers rent out banner space, earning this way from an extra hundred bucks to the whole bitcoins. Getting ad banner space can go from a hundred dollars to as much as whole bitcoins. Rental period ranges from one week to one month.
“To pay or not to pay, that is the question”... If you are going the way of a cheapskate then you will dangle somewhere at the bottom of page 50 and the only way you would get visitors would be random hits from the face rolling crowd and cat typing crowd as there are literally swarms and swarms of ICOs.
One thing I should say about the titles of ICO trackers... I would score most of them with Fs and Ds for name creativity. The overwhelming majority of trackers contain either of: ICO, token, coin, data, rating, alt, crypto... Some of them are like two drops of water: Coinschedule and Coinscheduler, Coin-List and Coinlist...
There are some rare exceptions from the people with imagination, for example www.numizmo.com. Intrigued by an unusual title I have even contacted the tracker's team. Thanks to the insider information I obtained from the founders of the site this ICO tracker will do its best to build the first tracker with a human face (sounds pretty quaint). Numizmo will not spill all its beans but they kinda tipped me off about source code rating, domain history and that the tracker will collaborate with popular communities within Telegram and YouTube.
The other useful feature of many trackers is their scam listings — it definitely saves any investors' time and money to know if there are “grab n run” projects in general vicinity of their funds.
For example, there is a whole section of Scam ICOs on the tracker https://tokentops.com/ico/scam/; there is a great idea of rating the ICO soundness (Low Risk, Medium Risk or High Risk) on https://kibers.com/ico.html.
As the say: “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” :-D Well, the main difference between ICO trackers is their usability. Some have more text and more graphs, the others — more pics and other visual info. However, judging by my acquaintances' examples, each one's idea of perfect usability greatly differs from the next one's (the ladies' tastes stand apart from the gents') :-D. By and large you should choose your ICO tracker judging by its features, reliability and a nifty name!
Author: Dickinson-junior
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ICO for dummies

*What is an ICO? Many has asked (and, quite conveniently, answered) this question in gigabytes of articles. But even those articles had passages that required articles (or asterisks) of their own.
There are many people, who are interested in investing, however they are far from the budding cryptocurrency market if not conventional stock market.
Many potential investors still bear scars of various Ponzi schemes: Rothstein, Payne, Pearlman — these guys had made piggy bank our go-to investment center year after year. These people (investors, not schemers, duh!) need a healthy dose of information before they feel safe to invest again.
One needs to give them a bit of cryptocurrency background. I will read you a sermon on ICO ELI5.* [url=https://postimages.org/][img]https://s19.postimg.org/oz2ihtc03/ICO.svg.png[/img][/url]
This article is primarily targeted at the people who have some spare money, would like to put it somewhere, but don't want to approach banks. At the same time everybody wants to be “in”, as only squares invest in stock market. The current New Frontier is cryptocurrencies (bitcoin and altcoins), ICOs and ITOs. Last two terms are really close in their meaning and are both linked to blockchain. Of course blockchain is unthinkable without Internet, but, I guess, if you are reading this article you know how to get online!
Well, in the beginning there was blockchain. The significance of its invention analysts compare with the significance of the invention of Internet itself. Blockchain is literally a chain of blocks (crickey!). The chain basically worths ten times its weight in gold. If you put a pre SegWit Bitcoin on a floppy disk that is... I dunno why you would, but someone actually did it (one dude lost his HDD with bitcoins for real)! This information chain, or rather its blocks, is scattered across decentralized PCs all around the world. It handles transactions in cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency is electronic money. “Crypto” means that they are heavily encrypted. Therefore, it is nigh impossible to forge or otherwise corrupt it for a regular user as well as a team of master hackers.
Cryptocurrency is not issued by any state or private bank. Cryptocurrency’s story began in 2008 with Bitcoin. Actually first blockchain was described in the early 1990s and became the basis for Bitcoin as the first (and the most valuable) cryptocurrency. One could describe block chains as a digital ledger — kept by all parties — in the pristine condition. It cannot be edited, changed or redacted by anyone as it is constantly verified by all other parts of the network. This organization of data storage makes the system nigh impossible to crack (it does not protect the person with wallet from some bruisers taking a crack at him IRL though).
Apart from Bitcoin there are more than 1,000 types of cryptocurrencies, however Bitcoin takes the lion share of market followed by smaller guys like Ethereum or Ripple.
Every day the market is redistributing the market shares between well-established cryptocurrencies and the newcomers. There is a chance of some new cryptocurrencies skyrocketing to the top of the coin chain, albeit a slight one.
The main advantages of cryptocurrencies: - Anonymity of the transaction’s participants is protected — only the wallet address is known, - Transaction takes seconds or minutes to transfer (depends on the miners / participants ratio or condition of the network), - Transfer fee is approximately 0.01%. - Decentralized network works without the middlemen, i.e. supported by participants themselves, - Cryptocurrencies show significant growth over fiat currencies.
However some pillars of our society (the banking system, the stock market, the state itself) are rather jealous and frown on anonymity, decentralization and high investment attractiveness as it is a rather tempting piece of investment versus the ones, provided by the state. So, it is high time to get some tokens… Token meant "sign" in Old English. In the world of E-currency it serves as a proof of transaction of money to some project. That is, the process of issuing shares, entering exchanges, distribution of shares among investors and even investing the money into the project has been considerably sped up and improved by the blockchain technology.
Also it has decreased or eliminated the significance of middlemen like stock exchanges and brokerage firms. Basically token is the equivalent of share, but unlike shareholders token holders do not become co-owners of the company.
As the term “coin” was traditionally used in the field of cryptocurrency the launch of a new coin has been called ICO (Initial Coin Offering) — similar to IPO (Initial Public Offering). There is also a separate concept of ITO (Initial Token Offering), as the tokens can act not only as virtual money, but also have other functions like provision of access to different platforms and services. But in practice, ICO and ITO are interchangeable, and if you so desire to specify, you can use other another abbreviation — TGE (Token Generation Event) — an event for the token generation.
How can you make money with ICO?
The same way you would with old-fashioned stocks. During ICO tokens are sold at the starting price, which is way lower than what it would cost in case of successful implementation of the project. For that reason ICOs are sometimes called “token sale”. Companies, which issue tokens, typically redeem them up at a price significantly higher than the starting price. That is, you buy a thousand tokens for one dollar and a year after sell them for $5. You have just made 400% annually — not so bad, right?
Of course it is not a fairytale... If we look back at the stock market state in its early years we will find peculiar similarities:
First stock market crash happened in England in 1720 and led to passing of Bubble Act — the name speaks for itself. As you know history repeats itself, but, in my opinion, first is farce... Second is tragedy... Stock market boom that took place two hundred years later in the United States led to the collapse of the entire US economy and plunge of the country into the Great Depression....
But let's look at the brighter side — some people make billions in stocks! One of the richest people in the world — Warren Buffett — made his fortune in stocks!
In the XXI century the money lie in cryptocurrencies and tokens! Let us visualize: If you had bought bitcoins in November 2016 for $740 then you would have sold them in November 2017 for $7400 (according to https://charts.bitcoin.com/chart/price) netting 900% annually!!!
As for the tokens — there are those, which outdone Bitcoin growth, e.g. Stratis, whose ROI (Return on Investment — another lingo word you are likely to hear) was over twenty two thousand per cent! Apart from that Stratis tokens will yield dividends like proper stocks! Another additional successful ICO project — media blockchain GOLOS. If you still do not know what it is, you can peruse their site, which is a source of peculiar news from IT field: https://golos.blog Its ROI has been 398%.
Also if potential investors feel that the project is profitable, its tokens will sell like hotbitcakes! Just imagine: an innovative browser Brave sold more than 35 million dollars in 30 seconds! Apparently the investors were hooked on the idea of receiving cryptocurrency for ad views! To me it looks like a pretty legit idea....
One would think right away: "Where can you get the latest news about ICO?" Special sites cater to those needs — they are called ICO trackers. These websites provide information about issues of new tokens, their stats and information....
Here is a list of ICO trackers:
https://www.coinschedule.com
https://www.coingecko.com/en
https://www.numizmo.com
https://icobazaar.com
https://www.tokendata.io
https://www.tokentops.com
https://www.coin-list.com
https://urbancrypto.com/ongoing-icos/
http://icochecker.com/ico-coming
http://icodaily.net/
You can contact founders of projects, ask experts and gossip with other investors on a dedicated forum https://bitcointalk.org.
All decent ICO projects have their YouTube channels, accounts and groups on Facebook, Twitter, Telegram and other social media... If the project is a real deal it will allocate enough resources on PR and ad campaign.
You should always be able to find White Paper and Road Map, which will guide you through all stages of the project and useful information for the investors. There should be photos of the project team and links to their social network profiles. From these photos should look people with Prudence and Integrity in their eyes, otherwise you might be in trouble...
Pay attention to sections, where it is described how you can reimburse your funds in case the project will turn pear-shaped; will they have unsold tokens burned — in this case tokens, remaining with investors, are going to grow in price.
It also looks reassuring if the project has some material base, that is — if it is connected to real economy. For example, Global Metrology Project has a Metrology Lab that is in such high demand that it plans to develop their own network of centers around the world.
In the process of choosing of a sound project for investment it is very important not to hit a snag, i.e. give money to scammers. Some ICO trackers actually warn about dishonest or straight away shady enterprises. Actually, it is a topic of a completely different article, and I might preach a sermon on it later.
How can you detect a shady enterprise — you can check the project for all the things I have been talking about in the last paragraph: Have the founders got a White Book? Is it a back of the napkin? Are all the conditions of investment stated? Do the rates even look real? All they talk about is "blockchain", but they have no connection to real economy? Shady!
Sometimes project with high hype turn out to be HYIP (High Yield Investment Program) — a kind of Ponzi scheme. Its organizers will promise you pie-in-the-sky dividends AND will actually pay them. At first... Then everything will follow the melody of Robbing Peter to pay Paul tune. One of the brand new Ponzi schemes of the XXI century is OneCoin — it has already gathered $250 M among the growing talks about its untrustworthiness and shadiness.
Certainly there are projects, which will return investment ten- or hundredfold. They are mostly connected with blockchain technology enhancement or application: starting from crypto stock markets, crypto banks and crypto casinos and all the way to tow truck, taxies and dating agencies.
So, as experts would suggest: “Thoushalt not fear to invest — Thou shalt fear shady ICOs!” Firstly, do not sell your kidney to buy some crypto money, Secondly, most experts advice to diversify: “Do not put all of your investment in one ICO.” Lastly: You have to spend time to earn money. Information equals money, so you would have to monitor zounds of sites and channels to increase your profit!
Author: Dickinson-Junior
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CoinGecko Meetup #2 - Thoughts on the Upcoming Bitcoin Halvening

#coingecko #cardanosatking #coingyaan #chainlink References: Top 15 Popular Coins On Coingecko https://twitter.com/CryptoDiffer/status/1266395676214247424/ph... Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of FTX Exchange, will share about the exchange's latest MOVE & Options roll out & more in our first ever Youtube Webinar. 00:03:20 Introducing Sam Bankman-Fried & FTX ... BITCOIN CRYPTOCURRENCY ALTCOIN ICO CRYPTO TRADING TOP SECRETS HINDI COINGECKO WESITE LINK //// www.coingecko.com what are the top secrets of bitcoin trading.... In CoinGecko's second virtual meetup on 8 May 2020, we had the following panel discussed their "Thoughts on Upcoming Bitcoin Halvening". These were the speakers: - Alejandro De La Torre, Vice ... Visit our website: https://altcoinbuzz.io In this video, Mattie breaks down CoinGecko's Quarterly cryptocurrency report. CoinGecko Q3 Report: https://assets....

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