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So, what is a blockchain? Not sure? You’ve come to the right place.

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.

 

025 Bitcoin Cash

Does a market react to news or does news react to a market?

Is Bitcoin a store of value or a digital currency suitable for everyday use? How do you choose between Bitcoin original with SEGWIT and bolt-on performance boosters or Bitcoin Cash?

Which version is going to be successful, and, in a factoid filled world, how can you make sense of the madness — especially if you’re just starting out?

A recursive dive deep into the technical abyss, or take a step back and ask two simple questions.


026 Emotional Rescue

Free yourself from the emotional rollercoaster of trying to predict a market.

As Bitcoin goes under the hammer, is a major change in the cryptocurrency markets taking place?

Is Bitcoin a store of value or a digital currency suitable for everyday use? How do you choose between Bitcoin original with SEGWIT and bolt-on performance boosters or Bitcoin Cash?

Which version is going to be successful, and, in a factoid filled world, how can you make sense of the madness — especially if you’re just starting out?

A recursive dive deep into the technical abyss, or take a step back and ask two simple questions.

027 Powerball

For cryptocurrencies to replace cash does anything have to change?

How do you measure your performance? In terms of what?

Throughout history, gold has been used as both a store of value and currency of exchange. Today, society has placed its trust in centralised authorities. We measure our wealth, or net worth, in dollars, euro, pounds, yen, or other local fiat currency.

Investors and speculators don’t measure their net worth in Satoshi’s or Ether, ADA, or Stellar, the biggest change will come when this is no longer true, but for now, net worth is measured in fiat currency. The question is — How can you protect fiat currency inside the cryptocurrency ecosphere?


028 Vital Signs

Is Bitcoin dead or just waiting for a catalyst?

As Bitcoin matches the prior percentage drops from three previous price bubbles, the underlying Bitcoin network is showing an increase in wallet users, matched with an increase in the number of transactions, and the computing power of the Bitcoin network is over 150% above the levels at the beginning of the year.

With Bitcoin's price action juxtaposed to its underlying fundamentals, the 5%, the most consistent speculators and investors, don’t search the internet in search of opinions in alignment with their own. They grab a stethoscope and observe Bitcoin’s vital signs.

029 Code Yellow

Crowd behaviour at highs and lows and what the 5% do instead.

Sentiment, in late 2018, is at the opposite end of the scale from the euphoria surrounding Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies a year ago. In December 2017, the only way was up, and valuations for Bitcoin was (on the cautious side) $25,000, and on the less cautious side, half a million plus.

Then, as the cold light of 2018 dawned, things began to change.

030 Crowd Control

What advertising and market bubbles have in common.

Social proof is used with many other sneaky tactics to elicit some kind of response from the person, reading, watching, or listening.

Some people make investing and speculating in cryptocurrencies more complicated by thinking they will gain an edge if they learn how blockchains work. An increasing number of professional money management businesses now use investor psychology quantitatively as a tool to evaluate probability.


031 Steampunk

A Comparison of Industries: Automobile vs Cryptocurrency

In 2007, when Apple released the first iPhone, Symbian was powering an estimated 125 million mobile phones. Nokia used Symbian to power its smartphones until 2011 when it changed over to the Microsoft Windows phone OS — another potential market-leading product that did not live up to early expectations.

The first generation of mobile computing products, Apple’s Newton and Psion’s Psion 3, both failed.

It’s not easy, without the benefit of history, to figure out the new technologies that will succeed and the ones that are destined to fail.

032 Spiral

Indicator settings don’t influence trend direction.

The cryptocurrency markets may be in a downtrend, but the internet is abuzz with articles promoting news or comments from the industries leading lights. But most of the articles are just regurgitated comment and quotes pieces with little nutritional value for readers wanting to build up their knowledge of the crypto space.

The majority of crypto buyers get caught up in the hype and are influenced to take a position, not with their own analysis, but by the opinion of others. The problem is, what happens when a position doesn’t behave the way you expect?

033 Long Tail

Are cryptocurrencies immune from the Power Law?

In any risk-based endeavour, the majority of participants waste enormous amounts of time, not to mention mental energy, searching for something that does not exist - the risk-free trade.

Currently, at coinmarketcap.com, when you view all coins, you’ll see a list of over 2,000 coins and tokens to choose from. Outside of the obvious industry leaders, like Bitcoin and Ethereum, how do you decide which coin or token to take a position in?


034 Top Ticked

The majority look in the wrong place. They get in late, and out early.

Instead of spending time on social media, reading articles, on what may, might, or could happen, instead of dropping thousands of dollars on trading systems and indicators, are there any lessons out there, hidden in plain sight, in the last place you’d ever look?

035 CHOKE POINT

Forget Past Indicators and Signals… Study the Trend Lifecycle Instead.

The inconvenient truth: Most people new to the world of speculation and trading start defining trends with indicators and signals from the past. They don’t take the time to learn why trends begin, how trends move through time, and how they end.

Technical analysis is often used to show how easy it is to be successful in hindsight; however, the reality, for most, is different when they attempt to use a TA system in real time.

036 Dark Pool

The internet, comment and quote brigade have noticed Litecoin!

The 5% understand controlling the order flow is a complete waste of energy and effort, and it’s mentally draining too. The 95%, in contrast, have not yet figured out that anything can happen at any time and that controlling the process is impossible, like trying to hold back the tide.


 
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