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  • Bitcoin: “A bet on the future; a shelter for the present"
  • The quote above is what Jehan Chu, managing partner at blockchain investment and advisory firm Kenetic Capital in Hong Kong, recently said about Bitcoin. What made him say this? Well, last week Donald Trump continued his ‘tariff tantrum' by adding 10% tariffs on another $300 billion in Chinese imports, starting 1 September. China retaliated by asking state buyers to halt American ag... ››› more
  • [12 August 2019]
  • Why this ‘Mountain-Hill pattern' is showing huge upside for the South African rand
  • Early on Tuesday last week, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced that Eskom will be receiving an additional R59 billion over the next two years, to help Eskom service its debt. There are mixed reviews about the bill and how it will help South Africa. Some people say this could be the light at the end of the tunnel and others say it's just another wait for an oncoming train… As ... ››› more
  • [29 July 2019]
  • Why Tether's major supply shift is good news for Ethereum investors
  • Tether is a name that comes up again and again in crypto. It's been called negative things like a ‘scam' and ‘fraudulent'.   On the other hand, as a stablecoin, it’s also been called ‘the most useful cryptocurrency in existence’, since its price is pegged to the dollar.    But today I’m not here to join in on this debate.     Instead, I’m going to sh... ››› more
  • [22 July 2019]
  • What impact will the G20 have on the rand and why the rich are leaving South Africa
  • The G20 summit in Osaka, Japan has just finished. Who would have thought this two-day conference could have such an impact on our stocks, economy and even our currency. And even the bullish sentiment towards the world markets and the US dollar, has left South Africa in a troubled state for the rand for rest of 2019. Today I'm going to discuss two reasons why I expect the rand to we... ››› more
  • [08 July 2019]
  • Ethereum 2.0 - The next world computer
  • Last week we discussed how I'm expecting a huge price rally with the crypto-currency - Bitcoin.   If you missed the article, catch up here...   Today I'm going to follow up and show you why Ethereum, the second most popular crypto-currency, is nearly ready to become the next world computer, why I expect a rally and how you can profit from the price rally.    Recomm... ››› more
  • [03 June 2019]
  • Will the SEC approve or reject the Bitcoin ETF? Either way it's going up!
  • It's been a big month for Bitcoin. You see, investors and traders from all over the world have been waiting eagerly for the SEC to either accept or reject the Bitcoin ETF (VanEck SolidX bitcoin-exchange-traded-fund) proposal. However, on 22 May 2019 Wednesday, last week the decision was once again delayed to 19 August 2019 for the final deadline. This gives us the perfect opportunity ... ››› more
  • [27 May 2019]
  • South Africa vs the World
  • If you have a JSE portfolio, you know the markets have been bad for the last few years. From the start of January 2015 until the end of February 2019, the JSE top 40 is up less than 15%, which is less than 5% per year. This is much less than the “normal” return of about 15% per year. The recent underperformance of the JSE is a key reason many retirees are now experiencing a shortfall i... ››› more
  • [14 March 2019]
  • With the US Government Shutdown and Brexit - The Euro is bound to fly in 2019
  • Dear reader,     So far we've already made two big predictions on Gold and the South African rand and where your money should be.     Today I'm going to let you in on my 3rd prediction for the year – The Euro (EUR/USD).   It seems like Europe is out of the limelight when it comes to the debt crisis with the PIGS (Portugal, Italy, Greece an... ››› more
  • [31 January 2019]
  • Do you think ONLY criminals use cryptos
  • 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
  • [16 October 2018]
  • Beware: Not all stable coins are created equal - Part two
  • 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
  • [01 October 2018]
  • Beware: Not all stable coins are created equal
  • 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
  • [26 September 2018]
  • "Stablecoins”: The future currency
  • 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
  • [17 September 2018]
  • The next six months will define the rise or fall of Bitcoin
  • 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
  • [20 August 2018]
  • This crypto soared 32,377% in 2017 - But here's why you should avoid it in 2018
  • 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. The crypto? 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. Special: I’ve Reserved a Copy of... ››› more
  • [16 August 2018]
  • The beginning of the bitcoin price surge
  • 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
  • [24 July 2018]
  • Is there any growth left in these two cryptocurrencies?
  • 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
  • [16 July 2018]
  • The worst kind of crypto you can own
  • 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
  • [18 June 2018]
  • Beginner's guide to investing in crypto: Part Six
  • 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. ... ››› more
  • [26 March 2018]
  • Beginner's guide to investing in crypto: Part five
  • 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
  • [20 March 2018]
  • Beginner's guide to investing in crypto: Part four
  • 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
  • [12 March 2018]
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