Category Archives: Cryptocurrency

How to invest in Bitcoin on the stock market.

Greyscale Bitcoin Trust is a way you can get exposure to Bitcoin on the stock market. Greyscale also offers other cryptocurrencies you can invest in. Basically you buy the stock and the fund uses the money to buy bitcoin or other cryptos. Greyscale buys the crypto through Coinbase. The security is handled by Coinbase Custody Trust Company, LLC.

One of the big drawbacks to me is you don’t get 24/7 access in buying and selling your crypto. Since crypto never sleeps, your stuck waiting until the stock market opens to sell your shares. Plus you have to pay annual fees.

Now if you don’t want to worry about your keys, hard wallets, security and etc…. This makes an interesting concept of getting exposure in the cryptocurrency world.

Many investors feel they might be missing the boat on the cryptocurrency revolution. Greyscale offers investors a traditional stock market approach.

Personally I feel you should learn how blockchain technology works before just diving into crypto just to make money or lose money. I’m not one of those true believers that think Bitcoin will be worth 300,000.00 dollars in years ahead. But I might be wrong?

This is not investment advice!

https://grayscale.co/

Could cryptocurrency save Lebanon?

Should the citizens of the country Lebanon give the government the middle finger and adopt cryptocurrency? If so, what cryptocurrency would be easy to adopt? Would it really be feasible?

Watching documentaries on the internet of the plight of Lebanon, one thing is certain. The politicians are a bunch of corrupt rats that are robbing the citizens of hope and security. The young are fleeing the country in droves. The Lebanese pound is becoming worthless.

My choice for a cryptocurrency would be Dash. Why Dash? Because Dash has had some real world working success in Columbia and Venezuela. The Dash app really works good and is simple to understand. I’ve tried the Dash app out on Android and found it robust and fast.

Things I like about the Dash app is it only does Dash. It’s developed by Dash.

For the adoption of Dash to work you would need street education and some disposable Dash to seed to those interested. I’m talking about seeding Dash to the people at the bottom. Street vendors, markets stalls and people broke. Being able to barter for the basic necessities of life with crypto.

Under the radar grass roots movement. Get the word out on the street.

Imagine you need to buy rice, beans and soap. Pay the rent. Buy some better rags than the ones you are wearing.

The black market exchanges cash for Dash.

Basically you have a Dash crypto black market. Eventually other cryptos comes into play, but the foundation is built up using Dash.

Desperate times call for different was of thinking to survive.

A solid foundation is needed in Lebanon and cryptocurrency could be the brick and mortar to build that foundation.

Justin Sun (Tron TRX) is helping the crypto community and the world.

Justin Sun (Tron) does have a soul. I was ready to sell my Tron coins (Trx), because I never read anything positive about Justin Sun.

Well Justin Sun decided to help Tron token holders on the frozen Okex exchange cash out their coins.

Then I read that Justin Sun pledged $1 million to Greta Thunberg’s initiative.

I’ve always felt that the biggest problem with Tron was Justin Sun’s image problem. After reading good news like this, I bought more Tron TRX.

The more I look at the Tron ecosystem. The more I like what I see. The Tron ecosystem is solid and built for rapid expansion.

Local bank informs me they don’t understand Cryptocurrency.

My bank just sent me a letter that told me that Cryptocurrency is here to stay. The letter listed their fee for, “Wire Transfers internationally.”

  • Wire transfer international (outgoing) cost $100.00 USD per transfer.

Wow, talk about stuck in the past. That made me laugh out loud. Plus they informed me how they sell my data.

In my opinion this is a sure sign that my bank is still clinging to old school monetary methods. Either the banking systems adapt to newer technology to stay relevant or maybe they will try to regulate cryptocurrency to hold onto their monopoly.

The cryptocurrency world is moving fast. Can it be stopped?

Time shall tell.

Beware of 21 day freeze of your coins when undelegating Cosmos (Atom)

If you delegate Cosmos (Atom) and then undelegate Cosmos (Atom) you will have to wait for 21 days before you are free to move your coins. Say what? I was delegating with Binance and discovered this fetid rule when I decided I wanted to move my coins off my hard wallet to an exchange. Supposedly this is designed to ward off attacks on the Cosmos network. So is pays to read the fine print.

Lately I’ve become frustrated with certain Cryptocurrencies. The high gas fees on the Ethereum network are outrageous. Go and use Uniswap and question yourself on why it is even worth swapping ERC-20 tokens?

I’ve been doing some selling and re-balancing my portfolio.

Will Bitcoin ever drop below 5000 dollars again?

Of course it will (in my opinion)! History has a funny way of repeating itself. Plus greed never fails. Eventually a big fat whale will want to take a big profit and voila! The price of Bitcoin takes a drastic drop, causing panic in the market place.

Usually the price drop is quick and swift. Then rising up several thousand dollars and making it’s way back up to the magical psychological number of 10,000.00 dollars over time.

How do we catch this drop and ride the big gain back up? Well if you have money just sitting around. You could put a limit buy order in and hope you get lucky. But that could be months or years to happen. So I guess we just hope that we are looking at the computer at the right time and pounce on the correction.

In the wild world of cryptocurrency we really don’t know what the future holds. Could China take control of Bitcoin with a 51% attack? Well, since the miners in China control 66% of the Bitcoin hashrate it is surely possible.

Even though Bitcoin has been around close to 12 years. The technology is still in the early stages of growth. Buyer beware!

That’s why diversification matters in investing. Never have all your eggs in one basket.

The huge advantage of trading cryptocurrency vs stocks.

Imagine the stock market not offering pre-market and post-market trading, but open 24/7 and 365 days per week. Everybody was treated equal. Unfortunately brokers have an unfair advantage over the regular trader in the stock market.

Not so in the cryptocurrency market. There is one market worldwide that never closes. Log into your crypto brokerage account at any hour and you will see the real time prices of cryptocurrency. Anywhere in the world.

Make a crypto trade and have second thoughts about it? Well no problem worrying about when the market is closing or opening. Just adjust your trade when you want at any time of the day or night.

The cryptocurrency market never closes!

That’s the advantage in the cryptocurrency market.

Tron cryptocurrency has a road map and it’s called domination.

Some thoughts on Tron cryptocurrency. Besides Justin Sun being in love with himself, which is not a bad trait to have. Justin Sun is an excellent (in the making) CEO and has a road map of where he wants Tron to go. Check out Tron’s website.

If you didn’t know, Justin Sun placed the record breaking bid to have lunch with Warren Buffett and it only cost him 4.5 million dollars. Justin Sun is thinking big and Tron is doing big things in blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Think about this. You can create the greatest blockchain and cryptocurrency in the world, but if it is to complicated to use, then what’s it really worth?

Apps in my opinion are going to win the cryptocurrency race to wide spread use. Why do you think Facebook wants a cryptocurrency?

Trons has apps or Dapps (decentralized applications) in the top blockchain rankings on Dappradar https://dappradar.com/rankings. Check it out.

When I think of Tron, I think of the old arcade game Tron or the movie Tron. Tron has a younger generation following. Tron is strong in gaming and gambling. Tron is an excellent branding name.

Justin Sun has an image problem. He’s brazen, cocky, handsome and rich. What’s not to hate. He’s out to win! Think of Jeff Bezos, but young. The Steemit and Hive fiasco definitely hurt Justin Sun’s image. Justin Sun needs an image makeover.

I stake Tron through Binance on the Ledger Nano S. I get paid every 24 hrs. Something to look into. I buy Tron on the Kraken crypto exchange.

Why you will probably lose money trading cryptocurrency

1 Lack of discipline to properly do the research on the past prices of cryptocurrency.

2 Possibly you get into a rush and buy high, then panic and sell low.

3 Failure to fully learn how to place orders on exchanges.

4 Going all in and not having a cash cushion to “buy the dip.” Thus paying to much and missing an opportunity to dollar cost average.

5 Sending your cryptocurrency to a wrong address.

6 Failure to learn how to read charts.

7 Getting greedy and not taking a profit or loss.

8 Not following your gut instinct.

9 Trading with money you can’t afford to lose.

If you really want to make money trading cryptocurrency, then you will need to use all the tools at your disposal. Start slow and work your way up to bigger trades. Maybe you decide your not into day trading and just want to hold for the long term.

Above all, have Fun!

Cryptocurrency or stocks for investing?

Sure we hear all the stories about crypto billionaires and people making fortunes buying crypto. But for the average investor, quality stocks are the less risk investment. Buying top quality USA based companies for your future nest egg is a proven winner. Cryptocurrency is still in the early stages of development and more a gamble. Bitcoin has been around for about 12 years, but go to your local supermarket and try paying for your groceries with bitcoin.

You either believe or you don’t in cryptocurrency. Not saying that you can’t make money playing the cryptocurrency market. But what would you rather be holding, Amazon stock or Bitcoin for your retirement nest egg?

Diversification is probably the smartest play. Make sure you have a solid stock portfolio and set aside some money to put into cryptocurrency if you believe in it.

Now I guess if we bought Bitcoin or Amazon when they first began, we could all pat ourselves on the back for our investing insight.

One way to invest in blockchain technology is by buying stock in companies like IBM, Walmart and other big companies that are using the blockchain technology for future business growth. IBM is developing blockchain technology for business. Walmart is already using blockchain technology for inventory control.

Bottom line is don’t make some crazy bet on the stock or cryptocurrency market expecting to get rich overnight. Do your research and make wise decisions.