We hear a lot about how cryptos will change the world. But what are they supposed to be changing specifically?
What is the big impact blockchain and other crypto tech is actually supposed to have, and on what areas of our lives?
Well, in today's issue I'm going to list the top two predictions I've seen for what this technology will do in the coming years.
And we’re not talking over ... ››› more
The world's richest and most powerful are buying crypto.
No I'm not talking about…
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg
Legendary investor Warren Buffett
Microsoft’s CEO, Bill Gates
Not even the world’s richest person, Amazon owner, Jeff Bezos.
I’m talking about people whose wealth spans hundreds of billions.
Don’t know who I’m talk... ››› more
Did you know that every decade since the 1970's, the world has been defined by a core technological breakthrough?
And people who recognised these breakthroughs, turned into multi-millionaires, even billionaires.
You see, in the 1970's, mainframe computers emerged, which saw the rise of IBM.
In the 1980's, personal computers went mainstream, which saw Apple, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packar... ››› more
Whether you're running a business or starting a profitable career, you need to be able to track your success.
You need to know how well the venture is doing, when the bad months are and how it's operating on average.
The same applies for when you run local or international trading account.
Only this way you'll see if your trading is on the way to consistent profits or on a one-way street ... ››› more
Right now, we are living through a revolution in money - the cryptocurrency revolution.
I'm sure by now, you already know the potential of cryptocurrencies and how they're minting new millionaires every day.
The more mainstream cryptos have become, the more people have started to take interest in it. In fact, over the past year or so, plenty of South African's have invested in cryptos and ... ››› more
Okay. So you've got in, bought some cryptos, hopefully seen your profits increase and now cashed out for a sizeable gain.
The only thing left to do, before you go spending all that money, is pay your taxes.
I know this is not the most exciting part of the guide, but it's potentially the most important.
You don't want SARS to come knocking at your door, because you didn't pay any tax.
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You've decided you want to invest in cryptocurrencies.
You've opened an account with a cryptocurrency exchange.
You've deposited your money and bought some Bitcoin, Ethereum or another cryptocurrency.
Now how do you make sure your cryptos are secure and stored safely?
Well, before I tell you, you need to know that storing cryptos isn't like storing cash. There are no intermediaries... ››› more
Did you know that in 2017 alone, Bitcoin returned over 1,300% and Ethereum returned over 9,000%?
Amazing isn't it?
But these returns were child's play when you compare them to other cryptos like…
• Ripple, which returned over 36,000%
• NEM, which returned over 29,800%
• Stellar, which returned over 14,400%
You could've made an absolute fortune if you bought any of these cr... ››› more
In the earlier parts of my beginner's guide to investing in cryptos, I covered some general rules for investing in cryptos and the different types of cryptos.
Today, we get to the fun part.
In part three of my beginners guide to investing in cyptos, I'll briefly explain how to structure your crypto portfolio.
But more importantly, I’ll take you through all the steps to buying crypto... ››› more
Just a few years ago, trading offshore was an absolute nightmare.
Not only did you have to physically take your money out of the country, you also had to endure these five tedious experiences:
~ $2,500 minimum deposit
~ Endless paper work to fill in and sign
~ Limited access to instruments and control of the portfolio
~ Over a week to withdraw and deposit funds
~ Costs through the roof
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Welcome to the second part of my “Beginner's guide to investing in crypto”.
Last week, in part one, I covered…
The number one rule for crypto investing
One type of crypto
The best ways to research cryptos.
If you haven’t caught up on part one yet, you can read it here.
Today, we’ll cover more about the different types of cryptos and why you w... ››› more
Did you know that the story of money is older than civilisation itself?
That's right. Money is an “innovation” that's older than the wheel and, as old as fire.
Originally when humans wanted to trade outside their tribe or villages, they needed something that everyone agreed had value. Something that was accessible.
Enter “commodity money”.
There were many kinds of commodity... ››› more
Immigration is one of the most divisive topics in global politics.
It's split political parties, as well as nations. One side wants to lock down borders and stop the influx of immigrants into the country.
While others are happy to welcome almost anyone through our borders. At least, that's the story you're likely to read and hear about.
In reality it's a far more complex issue, one tha... ››› more
The cryptocurrency I want to tell you about today was founded in 2014 under the development of a team of Japanese developers.
This year, this cryptocurrency has seen incredible growth.
My colleague and cryptocurrencies guru, Sam Volkering explains why…
“The reason is that the Japanese crypto market continues to see money flow out of the “traditional” banking and finance system,... ››› more
• Who owns and controls Bitcoins and are they like shares?
• How can I buy Bitcoin?
• How can my Bitcoins get lost and can I retrieve them back?
Q. Who owns and controls Bitcoins and are they like shares?
Answer by Timon Rossolimos:
Let’s think of a share first. A share is a part of a public listed company on the Stock Exchange. A share is owned by its sh... ››› more
It's interesting to see how interest in Bitcoin has increased. Searches on Google for the “Bitcoin price” have increased sharply since 2016.
Below is a chart of the Bitcoin price in US Dollars and the volume of searches in Google.
Source: Prodigy Asset Management, Google Trends and Coin Desk
As you will see, the higher the volume of ... ››› more
On 1 January 2017, this cryptocurrency's price stood at around $8.24.
At that time, its market cap was around $720 million.
Fast-forward to today, its market cap has grown past $30 billion. But even better, its price has soared to around $322 - which is a 3,807% return compared to Bitcoin's 453% return this year.
In other words, a R120 investment into this cryptocurrency on 1 January 2... ››› more
A decade ago, Zimbabwe experienced one of, if not, the worst inflation crises.
Hyperinflation wiped out Zimbabweans' personal savings.
It left shops empty.
And it became almost impossible for people to buy a tank of petrol or daily groceries.
There's no accurate number that shows how much Zimbabwe's inflation actually rose, but some estimated as high as 500 billion percent!
To ... ››› more
“The state has grown used to treating its taxpayers as a farmer treats his cows, keeping them in a field to be milked. Soon, the cows will have wings.”
- The Sovereign Individual, James Dale Davidson & Lord William Rees-Mogg
The Sovereign Individual was written in the mid-90s, and predicted a future where computers and the internet would ultimately kill nation states, ushering in a new... ››› more
Today I'm going to prove how a simple computer virus gives investors - who know where to look - a great opportunity to make money.
It sounds unbelievable, doesn't it?
But it's true.
In just a few moments…
I'll explain exactly how a cyber-computer virus could drive one investment's prices to new highs, and make savvy investors a fortune.
Let me explain…
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