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How to Invest in a Decentralized Economy?

Posted on May 22nd, 2017.

Australian-born Michael Dunworth, CEO of Silicon Valley-based blockchain Wyre, has said that financial advisors should invest in Bitcoin to understand the currency better in the decentralized economy. In a report from the Financial Standard, Dunworth said: “You don’t have to break the bank. You could invest $10, $100 or...

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Analysis: Bitcoin Energy Point is Today (+ Litecoin, Ethereum, Augur, Monero, Zcash & Ripple)

Posted on May 20th, 2017.

Bitcoin Bitcoin has been rallying for what seems like forever, but there is a fairly significant set of resistances in the chart that will likely be reached today or tomorrow.  A long-term 5th arc (black) and shorter-term arcs (the green 2nd arc will likely yield, but the next two will likely have a lot of stopping power, especially the...

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ICO Analysis: Storj’s Move to Ethereum – Time to Buy In?

Posted on May 15th, 2017.

Storj is a decentralized cloud solution which has been in the works for quite a long time. They have gone through multiple iterations, funding rounds, and the like, and made it to market over the last couple years with a usable solution, Storj itself, semi-separated from the Storj (SJCX) token, which is used to secure the network. The...

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ICO Analysis: BitCAD

Posted on May 15th, 2017.

As it matures, Ethereum becomes increasingly interesting from both a financial and a cryptocurrency/cryptographic perspective. The platform is truly what you would call “Blockchain 2.0” because, as intended by creator Vitalik Buterin, the global community of Ethereans continue to expand and develop new technologies on top of it,...

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Analysis: Money is Still Pouring In – Bitcoin, Litecoin, Stellar Lumens, Augur, Dash and Ethereum

Posted on May 14th, 2017.

As you all must know by now, I am a trader at heart, not an investor.  It’s always been difficult for me to buy-and-hold, because I feel like I can see where corrections will take place, so why not sell if you know its coming? But these last few days I am having a slight change of heart.  There is so much money pouring into the...

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Analysis of Stellar Lumens, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero, Litecoin and Ripple

Posted on May 11th, 2017.

Cryptocurrencies ready for a third wave? This is not the time and place for an in-depth lesson on Elliot Wave Theory.  There are numerous websites that offer these lessons freely, and often times the teacher is more astute than I in this art.  If you are a trader, you owe it to yourself to learn this craft, as it is a great tool that is...

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ICO Analysis: Aragon

Posted on May 10th, 2017.

Blockchain has been a buzz word amongst the mere mortals of the business world for quite some time, especially in the financial sector. Everyone wants to bet on blockchain, everyone wants to integrate it. For a long time, the prospect of Bitcoin, due to a number of factors, among them regulatory and legal issues, was not very attractive,...

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Bitcoin & Ethereum: Trading the News Versus Trading the Charts

Posted on May 10th, 2017.

The past few days have been tumultuous to say the least.  As you may have guessed, I have been receiving lots of emails and commentary.  There is a recurrent theme I would like to address.  We won’t hope to solve the debate here, but there has been an on-going debate for a very long time between trading by the news or by the charts. ...

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Analysis: Monday Morning Massacre for Ethereum

Posted on May 8th, 2017.

Bitcoin Bitcoin finally succumbed to the selling pressure we have been forecasting for the past few days.  All things considered, the selling has been muted and reasonable, far more so than I expected.   This sentiment may be premature of course.  There could be another shoe waiting to drop.  But I note that a 5th arc on a 15 minute...

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ICO Analysis: Voise

Posted on May 6th, 2017.

The current generation is the passionate generation, the creator generation, the founder generation. Where our parents saw things like finding a job as paramount to life, millennials, empowered by technology, seek to create, create, create. The problem has always been: how do you make a living doing this? Most platforms don’t pay for...

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Why do Markets Like Bitcoin & Ethereum Violently Correct?

Posted on May 6th, 2017.

I was asked a question recently about what causes markets to correct so violently. While the answer to this question is obvious to all seasoned traders, I thought I’d spend a few minutes answering it for those who are relatively new to this arena. There are several reasons, but there are a few that stand out as the most compelling.  The...

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Ethereum fell, though not quite as expected

Posted on May 2nd, 2017.

Ethereum Regular readers will recall that I suggested yesterday morning (China time) that it was time to pull the stops in very tight on ETH.  Those following me on twitter received a pic of a rising wedge chart pattern before and after it broke, with the implicit suggestion that the market was showing signs of an impending breakdown....

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Silkroad-Like Drug Market AlphaBay Starts Accepting Ethereum

Posted on May 1st, 2017.

AlphaBay, one of the more popular silkroad-like drug market operating on the darknet has begun processing eth deposits and withdrawals for purchases. An AlphaBay representative publicly stated: “We are happy to announce that Ethereum transactions are now live on Alphabay! You can now purchase your drugs using Ethereum. The minimum...

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Ethereum, ETCUSD and ZECUSD looking tired

Posted on April 30th, 2017.

In my last column I suggested that ethusd would be going higher.  If you take a look at the picture I sent in with that column, you can see that at that time, pricetime was at the high point indicated by the red arrow in the picture below. Price was above the 2nd of the 4th arc pair.  This is an excellent indication of the way markets...

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Weekly Analysis: Ethereum, Litecoin, Monero, Bitcoin, Augur & Ripple

Posted on April 29th, 2017.

This week was outstanding for cryptocurrencies. And, I expect next week will be even more so. I will give a brief rundown of many of the more actively traded coins, ending with my favorite of the day. ETCUSD This sleeper has rallied hard all week. She got past the $4 mark, but is staring at a 5th arc at ~ $5.70.  This was a great catch...

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Ethereum’s run is not over yet

Posted on April 28th, 2017.

Ethereum Ethereum has been on a tear for several days now.  As regular readers know, I had a target of $60-62.  That target was reached a few days earlier than I expected, and I fully intended to focus my attention elsewhere after exiting at $60.  But the advance has not stopped yet. Pricetime is giving every indication that it will push...

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Ethereum, Bitcoin, Litecoin & DASH Analysis

Posted on April 24th, 2017.

Ethereum Regular readers will know that we have been waiting several days for ETH to pass through an arc pair. As shown in the picture below, that has happened, and the asset broke upwards as soon as it was able to. This is a rather bullish development. The next arc pair is in the area of $62, and will likely be heading there. Bitcoin As...

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Weekly Analysis of Cryptocurrencies

Posted on April 22nd, 2017.

Bitcoin In yesterday’s column I pointed out that on a longer-term setup on the daily chart, we had a buy signal. But I neglected to point out that on a shorter-term setup on the daily chart, it was not yet given. On the shorter-term setup, we are just below a 2nd arc of a 3rd pair. Trade accordingly… Ethereum Ethereum has not...

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Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Analysis

Posted on April 19th, 2017.

Sometimes it seems like reading charts is like tracking the weather. It seems much easier to track the course of a hurricane than it is to predict when one will start, when it’s quiet outside. Likewise, sideways movement is challenging not just because it’s so easy to lose money trading it, but because it’s hard to know...

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Analysis of Ethereum and Litecoin

Posted on April 17th, 2017.

Ethereum ETH has been bumping along under the weight of a 3rd arc pair on a longer-term chart for the past few days. There is an energy point approaching. Which way will it likely break? Up or down? The first thing I notice is that pricetime is still below the 3rd arc, so that would be a red flag urging caution. On the other hand, price...