Just a few years ago, many thought that bitcoin and cryptocurrencies were only used for money laundering and wild speculation.
But that's not the case anymore.
We've seen investment institutions, banks, and even technology companies open up their businesses to cryptocurrencies.
This is a huge sign that crypto adoption is gaining steam.
And is definitely not going to slow down any... ››› more
Have you ever played a mobile game?
With some of them, the more you play, the more “rewards” or “in-game currency” you can get. Usually, you can use them to unlock a level or something along those lines.
You can also use your credit/debit card to buy a level or get special features etc. And if you'd rather not spend actual cash, you can earn in-game currency by watching a few ads ... ››› more
They've been one of the major catalysts that's catapulted Bitcoin into the mainstream financial media and its price over the past year and half.
And it makes sense…
The more “Big Money” get involved in digital currencies, the further it legitimises them as an asset class.
Consequently, more investors jump on board pushing up prices.
We've seen t... ››› more
Q. "I've started trading crypto-currencies and am a bit lost.
My portfolio is R100,000 and I want to buy Ethereum.
Could you give me a quick step by step calculation on how to work out how many CFDs I must buy and not risk more than 2% of my portfolio in the trade?
I thank you in advance."
Our Top 3 Recommendations for New Cryp... ››› more
Last week the crypto-currency market topped over $2 trillion for the first time in history.
It was driven by the Ethereum rally that breached over $2,000 per Ether.
If you don't know by now, Ethereum is the second largest digital coin on the market with a market cap of over $240 billion alone.
While Bitcoin is still the leading crypto-currency with over $1.1 trillion market value, it has... ››› more
Right now, all of the popular DeFi projects are built on top of Ethereum.
In fact, if you look at the top 100 cryptos by market cap, most of them are built on top of Ethereum.
But as you may know, Ethereum doesn't deal well with massive network demand just yet. (That's part of the reason Ethereum 2.0 is so hotly anticipated.)
And so, transaction fees have gone through the roof. It curr... ››› more
One of my favourite crypto projects is booming in 2020.
Its market cap has soared from around $444 million to over R815 million.
At the same time, its price has rallied +90%.
And recently it reached an important milestone in its development, which could see some more very big gains in store for investors.
Let me explain…
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This is the MOST exciting technology I've ever come across.
I'm talking about Blockchain.
It's one that is truly going to rule the world when it comes to business, making transactions and with trading the financial markets.
If you missed Wednesday's brief explanation on what Blockchain is and how it works - it's actually ok!
Just don't miss this one.
Today I'm going to expand on... ››› more
While many investors have been focusing on gold hitting new highs, the crypto market has boomed behind the scenes…
For instance, the entire crypto market has added $100billion in the last month….
Bitcoin recently shot past $11,000 for the first time this year…
And Ethereum has soared over 54% in the past 2 weeks taking its total gain for 2020, to over 181%.
So, what's going o... ››› more
Ethereum (2nd largest crypto by market cap) has been one of the best performing crypto-currencies this year.
Last year, I mentioned that the crypto-currency was about to undergo a major upgrade in 2020.
With the upgrade launching in July, it's about to make Ethereum much faster, more secure and better for DApps (Decentralized apps).
Ethereum 2.0 also contains the promise of an entirel... ››› more
‘Decentralisation' is a word you constantly hear throughout the crypto world. And there's a good reason for this…
It forms the foundation of everything in crypto.
The idea you don't need to rely on a central authority to make things work - be they financial transactions, contracts, proof of ownership, proof of identity… anything - is what crypto is all about.
In traditional finan... ››› more
The crypto I want to introduce to you today doesn't get much media attention.
However, it could be just as revolutionary as bitcoin or ethereum…even more so!
And it's thanks to its ground-break technology, which has interested major companies.
In fact, this crypto has already formed partnerships with Microsoft, Volkswagen, Bosch, Fujitsu, Audi, Jaguar Land Rover and much more.
It's... ››› more
2020 is set to be a big year for cryptos.
Not only will we experience the upcoming third Bitcoin “halving” - notoriously known for sparking a bitcoin bull run…
But the second largest crypto by market cap, Ethereum will launch “Ethereum 2.0”.
If you’re not familiar with what this entails, you can read about it here.
For today, however, I want to share one... ››› more
In what was one of the largest 24-hour market sell-offs this year, over $30 billion was dumped from crypto assets.
At one stage, the largest crypto, bitcoin, was down around 20% as its price crashed to a three-month low of just over $7,800.
While, many predicted a huge drop to around $8,000, it was still quite a shock to see it happen.
So what caused the crash and what should crypto in... ››› more
In the growing world of online, data privacy is of the utmost importance.
Even more so if you're a company that stores people personal data.
In this day and age, if you fail to protect personal data, you will suffer major backlash.
Just take the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal - where Cambridge Analytica harvested the personal data of millions of people's Facebook profiles... ››› more
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
Q. “Timon you mentioned in your Monday article that the Ethereum updates will improve and protect social media. Could you give an example of a decentralised social media app and how does it differ from Facebook?”
A. Yes, in fact they plan to launch next week.
in June 2019 a start-up called Block.One managed to raise a record breaking $4.2 billion in the Initial Coin Offeri... ››› more
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
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 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
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