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Listen to the weekly altcoinsidekick.com podcast, and you’ll understand the game and what the cryptocurrency business is really all about. We discuss cryptocurrency and blockchains— what they are, how they work and the players behind the technology.

 
 

013 The 4th Dimension

Why giving up control is like diving off the 10 metre board, and the tools you can use to act as your safety net.

The 4th dimension is fear, and if you could measure it, you could gauge the panic level in the market.

If you could gauge the level of fear, not in decibels, but in how much price movement Bitcoin is likely to move in the future, it would give you a way to measure the fear.

And if the level of fear is at an extreme, just like the screams and shrieks from an old-school squawk box, it means that traders are trapped — if prices reverse.

014 Heatseeker

Continued education is the mantra for success. Instead of another degree, what if flipping your mental focus away from profits and towards risk is all that’s required.

Turning up to a gunfight with a knife in your hand is not a good idea,(unless you’re Britt from the Magnificent 7) but the 95% do just this when they jump into a market with little planning, dreams of avarice in their heads.

Being aware of what you’re up against is half the battle. The other half is mastering your emotions. Begin your journey towards 5% club membership by flipping your mental focus away from profits and towards risk.

015 China Crisis

How asking the right questions help to solve complex problems by narrowing down the target like a Venn diagram.

If you ask simple questions based on the evidence of what is actually happening, you’ll be able to adjust your expectations on the likelihood of Bitcoin regaining its title as the hottest game in town or imploding and continuing its descent.

By asking the right questions and adjusting your expectations, you’ll be able to spot the windows in time where Bitcoin tips its hand.


016 Event Horizon

Pro traders know their point of reference before entering into a position.

The 95%, not being entirely clueless, have taken courses on technical analysis. The 95% are taught changes in momentum precedes changes in price. They are trained to use moving averages and moving average based indicators. Indicators based on the relationships between the open, high, low, and close of each bar or candle.

If a move backed by an indicator signal and a positive comment from a respected guru doesn’t work, the 95% attempt to force the chart to fit their beliefs.

And before long, they’re lost at sea.

017 Deus Ex

Low tech vs. High tech. Can simple techniques find an edge

The majority of traders, the 95%, place their focus and energy into trying to be right. It’s their first major mistake. This is one reason why the 95% spend so much time searching for the perfect system. It’s why they invariably give up on a trading system because they are disappointed with their results.

A lot of traders look to complex solutions, like using trading bots to make their trade decisions, because they are time-starved and they’re sold on the idea that automation will solve this problem. Often though, it’s because they want a fast solution to their real problem.

018 Close Quarter

Cheap doesn’t measure price against price; it measures price against value

If you want to buy the next Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, or Netflix for pennies on the dollar, you’re going to have to take risks.

The 95% think the value of an investment is reflected in the price. They compare the high price of $3.32 to the low price of $0.245 and consider $0.57 as cheap.

If you’re going to sit around the table with the global elites, it pays to know what they know. And they know this: it’s not about price; it’s about value.


019 Machine Gun Preacher

Speculation in financial markets is difficult because the lesson comes after the test.

After they have an inevitable string of losses, the 95% start to fiddle with the indicator settings. They back-fit the settings that produced the best results in the past, and they stack indicator after indicator onto a chart expecting to find the magic combination to unlock the success they’re so desperate to achieve.

020 Ignitus

Cryptocurrency: Imagine you know with absolute certainty what is going to happen in the future.

Transport yourself back to 1995. Imagine you’re sitting in a cafe — not a coffee shop. (This was before the trend of coffee shops replacing pubs) You’re listening to a group of young computer software engineers talk about their vision for the future of computing.

One guy stands up and starts with this…

“What if the computer of tomorrow was held in your hand? A device you took with you everywhere. What if the programs were colourful icons, like jelly beans you clicked with your finger? And what if they were everywhere. Inside the bus, even on the side of the bus, at work, at play. Everywhere.”

021 Smart Dust

In October 2018, cryptocurrencies are in the doldrums and waiting for a catalyst.

On the 11th October 2018, Bloomberg announced Coinbase’s active customers have dropped by 80%. If you look at the recent action of Bitcoin and the leading cryptocurrencies, you’ll see that the crowd has packed up and left. They’ve moved on the next big thing.

Where have the crowd gone? Are there any potential triggers that will drive the public back into Bitcoin and blockchain investment?


022 First Order

Blockchain technology: Is there a secret sauce?

The 5% Club don’t waste time trying to unravel the technobabble. Instead, they go in search of a toll bridge.

The most successful and consistent speculators and investors respect the technology but know understanding how the technology works is not going to be of much use.

It’s all about context. You may read about a particular feature of a blockchain or cryptocurrency, but unless you can understand the advantages and disadvantages the information is next to useless.

If you’ve not got a technical background, and find the technical material on blockchain technology not just overwhelming but incomprehensible — don’t panic. It’s not the disadvantage you might think it is.

023 Sugar Rush

Short term pump or real trend? — Cryptocurrency metrics that matter.

If you’re interested in investing in blockchain technology, how do you make a choice? Is it possible to take a fair guess on what the future will look like, and is it still possible if you don’t possess any technical computer science skills?

Which technology do you back? What has the greatest chance of making it? If you buy for the longer term, how do you know if the investment you make has a shot at the big time?

Is your investment idea at the start of a new trend or is it experiencing a sugar rush?

024 Attack Dog

The bottlenecks behind blockchain security.

Take a step back, and keep it simple. Ask — Is the technology in alignment with government agendas? Is it more likely that sovereign states will allow you to control the buying power of your own money, or is it more likely that government agenda (and businesses who own patents on technology) will support a blockchain designed to keep data safe, scalable, and future-proofed against the potential of a paradigm shift in computing power?


 
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