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2018 Summary & 2019, onwards!

2018: One of the biggest consolidations of Bitcoin in history. We dropped from approximately $20,000 per Bitcoin to as low as $2,800 (depending on which exchange you are looking at).

Guess what: 2019 might not be friendly, either. Sorry guys, but Bitcoin could fall as low as $800 USD per coin in 2019. If that happens, LOAD UP and set your positions. We have strong supports but once we break the $2,800 limit, we fall to $2,000 and then if that level breaks, the next support is $1,200. If that breaks, $800 will arrive shortly.

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This is not a bad thing. It is true capitulation.

Right now we have a relief rally and we are on track to hitting $4,500.00 USD per Bitcoin in this relief rally.

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2019 will be all about picking the RIGHT projects and the BEST projects to make bigger profits, come the next bull-run. Be sure you know exactly what you are doing. Our PremiumProgram members have made an average profit of 9% per week throughout all of 2018 (from February 2018). Compound that by 48 weeks, that means (on average) our users are 432% up since 1 Feb 2018. Not bad, considering the majority of 2018 has been a bearish market.

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Amazon, Walmart - Accepting of Crypto!

  • AWS CEO Andy Jassy unveiled two new blockchain products at the re:Invent conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

  • The company will offer Amazon Quantum Ledger Database and Amazon Managed Blockchain for developers using its cloud-computing services.

  • Amazon is introducing the services despite an almost 70 percent plunge this year in the price of bitcoin.

Amazon's new product will support two popular existing blockchain platforms — Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric. Ethereum is a popular open-source building platform for developers, linked to the cryptocurrency ether, while corporate giants including IBM are currently building projects on Hyperledger.

In addition to the managed blockchain product, AWS announced Amazon Quantum Ledger Database, or QLDB, where customers can replicate a copy of their blockchain network activity.

Amazon already leverages Ethereum on its cloud network, and in May announced a partnership with start-up Kaleido to make it easier for customers to put their services on blockchain. Microsoft offers customers "blockchain as a service" on its Azure cloud.

On the other side of the fence, Walmart is also fully invested in Blockchain. Walmart recently became one of the first retailers to explain how it will be using the technology. The company said it would require lettuce suppliers to upload data about their foods to blockchain within a year.

Our Premium Members are kept up to date with market updates and key news coming out. Join our PremiumProgram to keep up with everything Crypto related.

Buffett Backflips: ALL IN CRYPTO!

Warren buffett has for years talked down on Crypto, especially #Bitcoin.

However, Buffett's investment conglomerate - Berkshire Hathaway - has invested $600 million across two large Fintech firms ($300m each). On of the investments is in Indian firm, Paytm (the largest mobile-payments service in India).

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The other investment was made in Brazillian StoneCo, Brazil's largest brokerage firm. Interestingly, the firm recently announced that it will launch Bitcoin and Ethereum exchanges in Brazil.

Both firms invested in are heavily involved in Blockchain technology and R&D. Both have investments in Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies. Both go against everything Warren Buffett once claimed about Crypto.

It is obvious that he has had a change of heart. However, many speculators suggest it was a game the entire time; play bearish on Crypto and Bitcoin whilst accumulate and build partnerships in the background.

Bullish news. Be happy.

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Poloniex Launches Institutional Trading Services + Market Update

Crypto exchange Poloniex has announced the opening of trading services for institutional clients.

The company, which was acquired by payments firm Circle earlier this year, said Tuesday that it will begin offering institutional accounts, with support for different crypto trading pairs and API interfaces. The exchange will also provide no-fee transactions for all bitcoin/USD Coin trades in December.

As part of its new accounts, Circle is offering over-the-counter trading through Circle Trade, services through Poloniex and trading pairs with the USDC stablecoin, according to a registration page. Firms looking to participate in OTC trading must issue a minimum order size of $250,000.

In its announcement, Circle explained that it would offer institutional clients higher withdrawal limits, as well as “professional customer support.”

“Our highly trained team will guide each institutional customer through the onboarding process, coordinate issue resolution across multiple teams and support ongoing trading activities,” the firm explained

Circle and Poloniex join industry exchanges like Coinbase in offering services specifically for institutional traders. The latter exchange, which also offers USDC trading pairs, began rolling out custody services for its institutional clients in May.

More recently, Coinbase has also begun trialing an OTC trading desk, though the platform will not go live until early next year.

MARKET UPDATE - A Summary

Mainstream Media Says Bitcoin Is Dead: Is It The Time To Buy? The media have incorrectly described Bitcoin’s recent plunge as a “dead” end for the cryptocurrency. However, it is not what it seems, and this may just be the best opportunity to buy low.

G20: Crypto Taxation System to Be Developed Soon. G20 member nations plan to release a system that makes it easier for cryptocurrencies to be aligned with the global tax system.

$257 Million Worth of BTC Were Sent From an Inactive Address: One of the top twenty wealthiest Bitcoin address moved 66,233 BTC ($257 million) for a transaction fee of less than $50 after being inactive since 2014. Who owns the wallet?

Asus crypto mining partnership: Gamers who live with their parents can now make money by mining cryptocurrency with their idle graphics card. They only have to install an application that was developed to run in the PC’s background.

Morgan Creek CEO Says Bitcoin’s Value Could Be 20x Current Value In The Next 10 Years: In an interview on CNBC’s Fast Money, Mark Yusko said the current state of the market makes Bitcoin a good investment choice for both the long-term and short-term. A 20x increase in the next ten years is attainable, according to him.

Nasdaq confirms it will list Bitcoin Futures (again): Previously, it was a rumor, but Vice president of Nasdaq’s media team, Joseph Christinat has confirmed that Bitcoin Futures will launch on the world’s second largest exchange in the first half of 2019.

TRADE WAR: Hodl

US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have agreed to halt new trade tariffs for 90 days to allow for talks, the US says. Essentially, the massive macro-economic Trade War between the USA and China is currently in HODL phase.

At a post-G20 summit meeting in Buenos Aires, Mr Trump agreed not to boost tariffs on $200bn (£157bn) of Chinese goods from 10% to 25% on 1 January. China will buy a "very substantial" amount of agricultural, industrial and energy products, the US says. Meanwhile, Beijing says the two sides agreed to open up their markets.

BUT….How does this relate to Cryptocurrency?

Without going into boring economic detail, it means that the tension and stress in the wider economic market (between two superpowers - USA and China) are on the back-burner. So, the wider financial markets (traders, speculators, institutional investors) now:

  • Have the GREEN LIGHT to invest, trade and carry on as per normal

  • No current macro-economic risk of two world superpowers fighting with interest rates/inter-country trading and debt

  • Potential bearish scenarios which would play out due to a trade war are not front of mind, as both countries agreed to play this out safely

Essentially, Cryptocurrency Markets and wider traditional stock markets (ASX, Dow Jones, S&P Index, NASDAQ, etc.) are all free to trade without the fear of an inter-country Trade War ruining their day.

We’ve been calling it for months - a very BULLISH return to Crypto is on the near horizon and we will see a bullish return by the end of December 2018; Q1 2019 will be extremely Bullish.

Our PremiumProgram members have already been updated with WHAT trades to make and are in line to profit from the latest technical and fundamental analysis, performed on the current market.


As always, trade safe and ensure to keep your options open.

BAKKT: Manipulation & Delay

BAKKT today will reveal that they will delay their launch from December 2018 to January 24 2019. Surprise surprise…not.

BAKKT need to accumulate actual BTC, as do their major institutional clients. The market is in a dip right now. What better way to accumulate at today’s prices? Well, accumulate at tonight’s lower prices, of course!

By delaying their highly-anticipated launch, it puts further pressure on the market, pushing BTC and the wider market downwards. By informing their Clients ahead of time, their Clients have the chance to exit markets before further price drops. Once the market reaches a bottom (possibly $3k BTC), they can all accumulate at bargain prices.

That is the market, folks. We are controlled by massive money - just like any modern market. Massive players, massive money. Rich need to get richer. This is the perfect avenue and circumstance to allow this.

The takeaway: Stay calm. This is all part of the plan. Smile.

Strong Institutional Investment for Bitcoin

In 2017, financial services company, Morgan Stanley, had a bearish outlook on Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin as a whole. However, for their 2018 market analysis, they are bullish for the 2018 year, going into 2019, and beyond.

Why the complete change of pace? It could be that Morgan Stanley have privately invested over $400million into Bitcoin and wider Alt-Coin projects, or the fact that they are planning on releasing a derivatives project directly to their Client base. Or both.

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It’s important to note that the bank is not actually planning to trade Bitcoin or cryptocurrencies directly but rather to offer Bitcoin swap trading tied to futures contracts. Earlier this year, CEO James Gorman said that a trading desk specializing in derivatives tied to digital assets could be a potential service offered to clients.

Futures are contracts in which the buyer has agreed to purchase an asset at an agreed time and price in the future. The same arrangement stands for the party selling the asset as well. These contracts note both the quality and quantity of the assets that are being traded, standardized, and either require physical delivery of the asset being traded or are settled in cash.

According to Bloomberg, the bank already has the measures in place to offer Bitcoin swap trading, however, it will not officially launch any initiative without first ascertaining the level of institutional client demand and completing a thorough internal approval process.

The takeaway here is that there is very strong Institutional interest in the Crypto space and that is growing at rapid rates, daily. A bullish return is on the horizon.

Alt coins: In our bag

Alt coins are gaining huge traction already in the 2018 year by going mainstream, more than ever.

This lines up with our October and November 2017 predictions that 2018 will see huge influx of outsider cash into alt coins. For all our Clients and Followers who kept up with our updates and subscribed to our programs, congratulations on your DASH, Ethereum, Moneo and Ripple holdings – you would have all profited nicely.

This is something we are now pumping through to our PremiumProgram members for 2018 and onwards. Happy Trading!

Happy 2018! Ripple, BTC and more!

Happy 2018 ladies and gentlemen! This is the year of Crypto, so watch this space.

Our Ripple predictions from early February 2017 have come true - we have Ripple taking the place as the second largest coin by market cap and reaching above US $2.00. Congratulations to all of our Clients and Followers!

Tomorrow will be January 3rd, nine years ago, the first block of Bitcoin network was mined by Satoshi Nakamoto! Exciting times. Food for thought: The network fees have dropped a bit recently, too, which is nice.

Happy New Year!

 

Litecoin Found - As we predicted + Insider Program 2018

Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin, announced that he had sold all his Litecoins. He said that the main reason for this was a conflict of interests, since his tweets have an acute effect on the price of the Litecoin.

We broke an inkling of this news to our Clients and readers a few months ago. We love to say it - we told you so!

Premium Program: 2018!

Good news for all those Clients and followers looking to join our PremiumProgram - from January 2018, we will be opening up our exclusive PremiumProgram to the public.

By subscribing to our PremiumProgram, you will join an exclusive trading club, receiving the same bespoke trading strategy we use at the current point in time to grow our high net worth Client accounts, to grow our liquidity and business operations.

Yes, it is finally here. We have listened to all of your requests and we have acted accordingly. Get ready to trade like we do, in real time, with full access to every piece of information we have.
 

What we will be doing:

As the corrections move into the Crypto markets due to the massive rises (also predicted!), Litecoin we will sell off 40% of our Litecoin holdings. Additionally, getting our Insider Program to all of you ASAP! Bring on 2018!

Vitalik Buterin WILL LEAVE ETHEREUM - 2018

For 2018, we are closely watching Ether and are keeping both ears to the floor for news on Vitalik Buterin. We would not be surprised, and our sources are confirming this, that Vitalik Buterin will leave Ethereum in 2018.

Unfortunately, we keep hearing conflict within the Ether project and the way in which Vitalik Buterin is reacting towards the outer crypto population: he is not impressed.

It would be wise to keep a close watch on Ethereum. We predict that it will lose its second place market cap to Ripple shortly, possibly regain its second place right after, but from now on be neck-and-neck with Ripple on spot #2. Stellar will creep up on the top 5 shortly, too.

We predicted Charlie Lee leaving Litecoin months before it happened, and we are close to making that prediction again with Ethereum. In fact, we are 90% certain of it.

What we will be doing:

Keeping a close eye on Ether; values are at ATH right now, and should increase in the short term, but if Vitalik Buterin does in deed leave, we would short sell 60% of our holdings in Ether. Right now, we have cashed out 15%.

Bitcoin: ATH + Futures

As we predicted back in December 2016, Bitcoin is now breaking into $18,000.00 USD territory. To all our Clients with us since we broke the prediction, congratulations!

Be on the lookout for BTC Futures on Wall Street - the other side are trying to get into the Crypto game.

BTC will settle around $15,000.00 USD early January 2018 before continuing on rising throughout the middle and later part of 2018.

What we will be doing:

Watching BTC break $18,000.00 USD, just like we predicted over a year ago. November and December 2017 will be fantastic!

Stellar Lumens - XLM / STR

Stellar Lumens is going to join the majority of Alt coins from late November 2017 into early January 2018 with new ATH's. Word on the grapevine: buy Stellar now at any price before the end of October and HOLD.

What we will be doing:

Buying Stellar Lumens and holding. This rocket will launch.

Ripple: Watch it break $2.70 USD - ATH

Ripple is about to prove it's worth, seriously. We have been predicting a giant Bitcoin and Alt Coin run beginning late November 2017 and well into December 2017 for a long time now - but keep an eye on Ripple.

The price is fairly stable, although it is pointing downwards, but we can see in the graph (below) the stabilisation around the 4600 Satoshi level. That's great, now is the time to BUY BUY BUY. Ripple has a great network and partnerships, so watch it fly within the next few months.

What we will be doing:

Buying Ripple and tripling our current Ripple portfolio. We will sell when it peaks over $2.50 USD towards the very end of December 2017 and very early January 2018. 

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OMG: Let's GO

OMG is a great project out of Asia, and we have recommended that our Clients look into this coin.

The coin is being traded around 0.0027BTC level. The resistance line that broke out at 0.002BTC have become support, and the strong support nearer lies on the 0.0025BTC areas. Serious resistance lies at 0.003BTC.

Poloniex exchange has added OMG in recent days, along with CVC and GAS. Poloniex does not add a lot of new coins frequently.

What we will be doing:

Quadrupling our holding in OMG, then selling 45% of our holding during the massive run that we predict in December 2017.

Litecoin: FOUNDER on ROCKS - BUY? SELL? HOLD?

After a long and steady rise since the beginning of 2017 following the adoption of Segwit, Litecoin recently suffered from a correction.

According to the graph (below), we see that we have reached a strong support around the 0.1 BTC area. As reported in our last update to our Clients about the expectation from Litecoin to serve as a hedge of Bitcoin. In the Litecoin – USD graph, the story is completely different. The value maintains stability around $ 40, with slight volatility.

BUT WAIT - THERE IS MORE!

Word on the grapevine is that the founder of Litecoin and upper management are considering two alternatives.

  1. An announcement of a new leadership team, from scratch.

  2. Litecoin founder will retain a back-seat position and liquidate the majority, or all, of his holdings (coins).

We strongly believe that the first option will do more damage to Litecoin, so will very unlikely happen. With that said, we do fully expect the founder of Litecoin to make some sort of announcement toward the end of 2017 (November?). A short period of rise, in line with the huge Bitcoin run we still expect toward the end of November 2017 and December 2017, will pump the Litecoin price up - this is when we will sell.

What will we be doing:

Doubling our Litecoin postion. By the end of 2017, Litecoin values will take off despite major shake-ups with the founder and leadership, the coin will prevail through the end of 2017 and in 2018. We will sell 60% of our Litecoin once it peaks late 2017, after the expected announcement by the founder.

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ICO - EOS and TEZOS

Let us focus on two ICO's - EOS and TEZOS.

EOS: Following our previous market update, the EOS unique ICO had begun its daily funding and there seems to be an extensive hype around it. Every new day offers a limited cap of coins at ICO, and the ICO is expected to take a year long. The project’s market value is over $ 1 billion.

TEZOS: This platform is for smart contracts that competes with Ethereum, which started raising funds on the 1st of July. The ICO has no limited cap and it is still underway, open for investments. This is a completely new blockchain, which offers solutions and innovations in the field of smart contracts.

A tip for beginners: When investigating a crypto, check the coin’s graph, for example, on CoinMarketCap, the default rate displayed is usually USD. It’s always important to compare to the BTC rate, since bitcoin is the base asset for the altcoins.

What we will be doing:

Taking a calculated risk here and investing 5% of our total portfolio net worth into each of these ICO's.

Market Update: The State

Bitcoin corrects its uptrend sharply trading against FIAT. In contrast to the recent significant correction from the end of May, this time the Altcoins do not lose too much of their BTC value. Last week began with a new BTC all-time high close to $3000, following the uptrend from our previous weekly update. But during last days we are experiencing a deep correction that reached its low at $2118, almost loosing third in two days. Support around 2000$ seems to hold and we see stabilisation between $2300-2500 area. The correction was expected after a long way rally. Corrections are signs for a healthy rising market.

The trigger this time is continues discussions over the expected events in Bitcoin in early August. Please note that if there will be fork, all Bitcoins must be transferred from exchanges to a secure wallet. Further estimates and possible impacts – too be updated soon.

Crypto mining is at its peak: designated graphic cards are selling on Amazon at a record price high of 2-3 times their recent price ($600). The world’s inventory is currently sold out, which teaches us about the ongoing hype in the mining market.

What we will be doing:

Stocking up on all of our alt coins today, in most cases doubling our current holdings - especially across coins like Ripple, Waves and Bitcoin.

Bitcoin: Japan about to Recognise BITCOIN

We can expect Japan to formally recognise BITCOIN as a LEGITIMATE payment method for the first time within the next 72 hours.

You heard it here first: This huge news will break. I know some Clients want to sell Bitcoin now, but HOLD / HODL! Now is not the time to sell any Bitcoin.

In the United States, word on the grapevine is that Bitcoin is in discussions to have approval for ETF. This is still in the pipeline and regulators are keeping a lid on things tightly, but as soon as our sources can leak something, we will share it here.

The BTC value is breaking records and is currently trading at around $ 1,500.00 USD, new all-time high. Again, we are on track for our predictions made last year - Bitcoin will hit $18,000.00 USD before the end of 2017.

What will we be doing:

As mentioned previously, we are continuously purchasing more Bitcoin for our portfolios - increasing our hold by 50% per month until further notice.

ICN Iconomi - CONGRATULATIONS, AGAIN, TO OUR CLIENTS!

To our Clients who currently use our Packaged Portfolio Service, congratulations on doubling your investment in ICN today!

ICN Iconomi: Iconomi is an investment platform on the Etherium blockchain. The ICO was held in the summer of 2016, and ended up in $ 10 million value invested. Recently, the value has crossed the 0.0006 bitcoin level - which is when we suggested a SELL order is to be placed.

The rise of the bitcoin returned ICN values down to 0.0003-0.0004, a stable area that could be a good entrance price. If you did not sell on time, no problem, ICN is still looking to rise back up and break a new ATH, however we could be waiting until towards the end of 2017 for this.

Fundamentally, Iconomi team had lately announced about a Buybacks program – a revenue sharing program for the fund’s investors. Iconomi’s investment platform is in the beta stage, and we expect positive announcements in the short term regarding it. This is good news for the platform.

What we will be doing:

Holding our remaining stake in ICN until the end of 2017, around December 2017, when we will then sell 50% of our remaining stake.