These days, the expanding crypto harbor is filled with every type of inflatable swappable floatable imaginable. All these “boats” are rising on the $2T crypto tide.

BTC dominance is down, but that’s not a function of BTC. Imagine the vol and price movements this week if all of that mcap was piling into BTC and ETH only (deriv and ETF products aside). Liquid supply is all-time low; people be hodling BTC, not trading wildly. But why not also piling into BTC?

I was investigating WTAF XRP was moving again as it has been. Then I was reminded at the long…

1. Fees/cashflow

Ethereum generates a lot of fees itself, as a platform, and supports a variety of decentralized yield/fee-generating products in its ecosystem.

These products are mostly for trading tokens, called decentralized exchanges (DEXs). These are daily fees that are remitted/awarded directly to participants.

Yes, crypto has cashflow now.

I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.

— Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)


Who is good? Who is evil?

Who is right? Who is wrong?

Let me share what I found interesting throughout all this, maybe clear up some misconceptions, and maybe you’ll leave this letter more informed, conflicted, or entertained.

So let’s talk about the events of the last week or so of this $GME (GameStop) saga.

Here’s some of the TL;DR breakdown of some of that things that have caused many “interesting” things to happen as…

U.S. Department of the Treasury (Office of Foreign Asset Control) is adding two crypto addresses to its sanctions list. (Source)

These addresses belong(ed) to two Iranian men who have launched ransomware attacks for the last 5 years.

First of all…imagine that…being in bitcoin since 2013 and still reusing addresses.

Folks, please don’t reuse addresses, especially the same two for 5+ years.

So what is this list?

This list means that…

And from a legal perspective this means…

This last of Marco’s analysis is interesting.

As Marty points out, chain analysis companies have tracking techniques that are…

Since we’re still talking about hash wars, I don’t want to comment on the whole BCHABCDEFG shenanigans but I do want to point you in the right direction.

There’s a common misconception that miners control Bitcoin.

Yes, just like it died in 2011.

January 2011 — January 2012

And in 2012.

September 2012 — September 2013

In a tough market, people seek solace in anyone that can offer a semi-coherent theory on when things will turn. Yet bulls calling for imminent rallies to new heights are met with the repeated disappointment experienced by doomsday cults waking up to another uneventful Armageddon. While cult members usually stick around for the revised calendar entry for “the end of the world,” crypto bulls chasing each failed breakout are likely to have their conviction dampened by deeper financial losses.

As this piece goes to press, Bitcoin prices sliced below lows that have been maintained for most part of the year…

I think there is a lot to like about the project on the surface. A lot of thinking has gone into the project in terms of technical design, roadmap, etc.

There is intellectual horsepower behind the project and it’s certainly a lot more legit than a ton of projects. Just the fact that they are basing their Smart Contract language on Haskell was enough to get my inner geek excited.

HOWEVER, if there is one thing that 10 years in the technology industry has taught me, it is that better tech doesn’t win. Go google “worse is better” for why.

Haskell the language is a great example — perhaps the best programming language there is in terms of design — yet most of you have never heard of it. I bet there are few you that haven’t heard of Javascript…

Disclaimer: I am not a financial advisor. Please do your own due diligence when it comes to crypto-investing. Never put in money that you cannot afford to lose. Cryptocurrency markets are extremely volatile. Invest at your own risk.

“In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” ~Warren Buffett~

I’ve figured this indicator is an easy way to indicate where to sell or buy.

What is TD sequential indicator?

Number indicator used to identify a price point where an uptrend or a downtrend exhausts itself and reverses. It gives you a recommendation where to buy and where to sell.

What are we looking at?

  • A series of nine candles where each…

Alireza Seifi

Payment Engineer, Entrepreneur, #cryptoholic, NOT_A_FINANCIAL_ADVISOR

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