2019 is shaping up to be a stellar year for crypto investors.
If you bought the two biggest cryptos - bitcoin and ethereum - at the beginning of 2019, you'd be sitting on gains of 63% and 29% respectively.
That's more than double the returns of the S&P500 and the JSE All Share.
But, cryptos are more than just about prices and gains.
There are bigger things happening behind the ... ››› more
Over the course of 2018 the crypto market shed around $700 billion, or about 84% of its value. But while many were focused on the crypto crash, there was a major announcement in the crypto market that went unnoticed.
In July 2018, Switzerland's stock exchange announced it was building a fully integrated trading, settlement and custody infrastructure for digital assets.
Their g... ››› more
Many people have dubbed cryptos, the currency of criminals.
People believe that each day millions of dollars' worth of cryptos are being used for hacking, money laundering or drugs.
Of course, there are people that use cryptos for illegal purposes, but if this was its main purpose, then the crypto market would be MUCH bigger.
The fact is, criminals still favour cash…and banks.
Let me... ››› more
When the global Financial Crisis hit back in 2008, investors flocked to gold.
In fact, gold achieved the highest return out of all assets.
The same thing happened when September 9/11 happened in 2001.
My point is, gold was generally the go-to “safe-haven investment when crisis hit.
But if a major crash or recession had to happen tomorrow, do you think investors would flock to gold fo... ››› more
Last week, I explained a “new” type of cryptocurrency that's making headlines - stable coins.
More specifically, I delved into the first type of stable coin currently available right now called fiat-collateralised stable coins.
These are simply coins backed by real currencies like dollars and gold to bring stability to the volatile crypto market.
Today, I'm going to share the next typ... ››› more
Last week, I introduced MoneyMorning readers to the world of stable coins - price-stable cryptocurrencies.
Their ultimate goal?
To eliminate volatility and create stability in crypto prices.
Without price stability, cryptocurrencies may struggle to achieve mass adoption, widespread circulation and, ultimately, everyday use.
So these cryptos could be a game-changer if they're able to so... ››› more
A useful currency should be a medium of exchange, a unit of account, and a store of value. But to this day, Bitcoin - which was touted as a viable alternative currency - has failed to achieve this.
You see, because bitcoin is so volatile, a consumer or an investor can significantly overpay or underpay for a product. A product that costs $7,000 can cost $8,000 or $6,000 in a few hours.
Also... ››› more
Stand aside bitcoin and Ethereum!
There's a new crypto storming the market.
And it could revolutionise the way the world transacts and more!
Things are hotting up fast already…
In three weeks, it's price surged 65% - from $0.43 in August to $0.72 in September.
Urgent Penny Stock News: September 30th - Ci... ››› more
Forget about the much-anticipated Bitcoin ETF.
Forget about the “big win for bitcoin” I mentioned last week.
You see, there's even bigger news that could be a game-changer for bitcoin and cryptos.
In short, Bitcoin could be on the verge of breaking through as a mainstream currency.
And it's all thanks to a start-up company that's soon to be launched by one of the most powerful pl... ››› more
Last week, I revealed the Bitcoin ETF “dream” unfortunately hit a roadblock.
And it was all thanks to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for delaying its decision on whether to approve a Bitcoin ETF.
This prompted a “mini-crash” in the bitcoin price (and cryptos in general), which fell around 12% overnight.
But once the markets digested this negative news, something else b... ››› more
We've seen almost every major financial institution in the world state that they either intend to start trading crypto, or that they already have.
We've seen companies like Coinbase bringing in multimillion-dollar hedge funds into this market.
We've seen regulators declare that bitcoin and Ethereum are not securities and regulations relaxed.
And yet crypto prices continue to slide.
But... ››› more
Imagine if you made a 32,377% return in one year…
It would've turned a R1,000 investment into R323,770!
Well the incredible thing is one crypto managed to achieve exactly this in 2017.
Ripple's XRP coin - the third largest crypto by market cap today.
But despite such an incredible run last year, here's why you must avoid it in 2018.
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In June, I revealed “The worst kind of crypto you can own” to my MoneyMorning readers.
Now, if thought this was a bad crypto, you haven't seen anything yet.
You see, recently, another new crypto has been making headlines, not globally, but interestingly, right here in South Africa.
It's called SAFCOIN and it just launched an initial coin offering (ICO) exclusively to South African inv... ››› more
Have you seen a bitcoin price chart lately?
Well, if you haven't, something incredible has happened over the last seven days.
Just take a look at the chart below…
The chart shows you the bitcoin price in rands. In just seven days’, the price has increased over R16,700!
In dollars, bitcoin shot up from $6,155 to $7,367 as I write this. And other cryptocurrencies have followed.
But why... ››› more
Over the past month, I've been receiving many questions from readers who are invested in Bitcoin and Ethereum.
And the one question most South African crypto investors want to know the answer to is...
“Does Bitcoin and Ether have any growth potential?”
This isn't a surprise given that both these cryptos have fallen quite substantially this year. The thing is, so has the entire crypto ... ››› more
Between 29 June and 03 July, the crypto market rose over $40 billion.
The market jumped from $233 billion to $276 billion in just 4 days.
Even the entire top 100 cryptos increased by double digits.
Now you may be thinking, “But that's the nature of crypto markets. what's so special about this?
Well, I'm sure you seen how the crypto market has been steadily bleeding for months now. E... ››› more
We all know the “Crypto Revolution” has taken the world by storm. And on many occasions, I've revealed some of the game-changing events happening in the global crypto market.
Events like, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) opening up a bitcoin exchange and Goldman Sachs moving ahead with a crypto trading desk.
And how the absurdly wealthy Rockerfeller and Rothschild families were stocki... ››› more
Have you ever heard of the hit US comedy show called Silicon Valley?
It's centred around five “geeky” guys who develop a start-up
company in the hopes of striking it big in Silicon Valley.
If you're into tech, this is a TV show you should definitely be watching.
It's not a serious show, but this last season in 2018, Silicon Valley predicted a major development in the world of crypto.... ››› more
Have you heard about a new crypto that's been making headlines in the crypto world?
It's called Hedera Hashgraph and it claims to be able to do everything blockchain technologies like bitcoin and Ethereum can do but much, much better.
Its white paper says it can process over 250,000 transactions per second (tps).
That's about five times what VISA can do. About 12,500 times what Ethereum c... ››› more
Two weeks ago, you heard that the wealthiest families, the Rockerfellers and Rothschilds, are buying cryptos.
I also explained the game-changing events happening in the crypto market right now - especially with Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Quite frankly, we're on the cusp of something major in the crypto world.
And if you're invested in crypto, then you're definitely going to like what about ... ››› more
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