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Technology can exist for a while before a mass consumer use is found for it.

 

Do you remember when you purchased your first home computer— and if so what do you use it for? Geeks and accountants drove the early sales, but in 1993— BOOM!  This happened… It was called Mosaic — the first web browser. And you know what happened next. The world tilted on its axis. Did You See It Coming? The killer app, and the catalyst, for the mass adoption and use of home computers, was the Mosaic web browser. We’ll look back in history for clues that could set up, like the Mosaic browser for home computing, the “Killer Apps” for blockchains, the Apps that will bring awareness of blockchains to the public.

Each week we’ll be discussing potential triggers for the mass adoption of blockchain technology. What if the catalyst for the mass adoption and rollout of blockchains has not happened yet?

 

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Week 39

Trading cryptocurrencies can look easy, but tripwires are hidden in plain site.

Most retail traders programming algorithms are attempting to mimic how our human brain processes data. It’s easy for you to see the peaks and troughs. Not so easy to program though.

One solution could create a peak and trough computer algorithm using percentage moves off a high and off a low, and most traders thinking like this would backtest to see which percentage works best. Unfortunately for them, if they backtest to find out, they may have just opened Pandora’s box.

Week 41

Week 40

Holding cryptocurrency losses isn’t easy, but to earn rewards tomorrow you need vision today.

Cryptocurrency went parabolic in late 2017 as people wanted in at any price. Now the animal instincts have subsided, and prices, for the most part, have returned to their pre-bubble levels, the only question most people want to know is when will cryptocurrencies go back up — not just a 30-60% recovery, but back to all-time highs and higher.

When the cryptocurrency market recovers, will the same group of coins lead the market back up?

Are most cryptocurrency traders streetwise and immune from manipulation?

Most people think they’re streetwise and immune from manipulation, but you don’t have to look too far to realise this might not be true. Are the price moves of some alt-coins signalling a new bull market, or is it just a head fake, drawing in the unprepared?

Week 42

With public interest in cryptocurrencies waning, are big players quietly manoeuvring behind the scenes?

A recent article on CNBC reported that 95% of Bitcoin’s volume is faked by unregulated exchanges. According to CoinMarketCap.com, around $8.9 billion of Bitcoin volume took place over the last twenty-four hours, and, if the report carried out by Bitwise is accurate, only $445 million of the volume took place with real trades.

With negative news and weak price action why are corporations and financial institutions still interested in cryptocurrency?

Week 43

Is picking tomorrow’s cryptocurrency winners luck or are there tools that can help?

Imagine walking into a casino. The electronic melody of the machines and busy carpets working together providing perfect conditions for gambling. Maximum confusion — combined with a little excitement. The floor, the same size as a football pitch, is covered in lane after lane of slot machines. If you had to choose a machine to play, how would you choose?

Week 44

As cryptocurrencies move up, is a long term catalyst needed to drive prices higher?

Is understanding how a blockchain works secondary to understanding the implications of the changes the technology will make to society, and will future wealth in cryptocurrencies will be made by those who understand the implications of the technology, even if they have no technical knowledge of how blockchains actually work?

Week 45

Could the next driver of blockchain adoption be central bank backed digital cash?

In December 2018, cryptocurrencies made a low after Bitcoin and the leading Alt-coins lost between 80-95% of their value. Is the bear market in cryptocurrencies finally over? And, if you think it is, how did you arrive at this conclusion?

Week 46

Can cryptocurrencies be used as proxies for the strength of the underlying trend?

As bullish speculation in cryptocurrencies gathers pace, if the majority of traders and speculators use technical charts to trigger trade entries and exits over the short term, how useful are these tools in answering the only question that matters - being on the right side of the trend, and how long is the trend likely to last?

Week 47

Can you dramatically reduce overwhelm in the cryptocurrency markets?

Overwhelm. Most computer programmers talk in tech-speak, and the problem is, for anyone outside of the tech realm, their language and assumptions make trying to understand how the pieces of the puzzle fit together extremely difficult - especially so in our time-starved world.

 

Week 48

With Bitcoin 33% higher, did technical analysis cause the move or are background forces at work?

As global stock markets get hit hard, in line with their seasonal tendencies, and with Bitcoin going vertical, adding 67% to its market price, are financial market aphorisms applicable to cryptocurrencies, and can saying the wrong thing at the wrong time give clues to the future direction of a market?

 
 
 
 
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