It looks like Peter Gabriel, former Genesis frontman and solo artist, has blockchain in his eyes! The legendary singer is backing the blockchain food transport company Provenance.
How do you know your produce, fish or other good was created and transported in a moral, ecologically healthy way? At present, beyond the occasional sticker, you don’t. Provenance is looking to change that. They intend to track products from creation to their arrival on store shelves using the blockchain. They’ll then share that information with customers and businesses.
“We need to be able to trust the source and distribution chain, particularly when it comes to guaranteeing that things are produced ethically and in an ecologically sound way.” – Peter Gabriel
It’s gonna be hard not patting myself on the back too much in this post!
Turns out my previous predictions on crypto were right. Bitcoin dipped to $5,800 or so, then shot back up to around $6,800. Fortunately I put my money where my mouth was, so I ended up making some coin from that prediction.
With good timing, it was easily possible to make a 10 or 15% return within a week. That’s excellent. Try to get that from a bank or CD in a year, trust me it won’t be easy.
If you get good at cryptocurrency trading, 10% gains in a period of a few days to a week become a regular thing. It’s an extremely effective tool to build wealth. Even if you only have a few hundred dollars there are methods to start building wealth in the crypto sector today. I might end up writing a guide on that topic if there’s sufficient interest.
Onto the next pertinent question: Where do I think bitcoin is heading?
For now, we are definitely still in a bearish market. While bitcoin did rebound from the $5,800 support point, it only went to $6,800. It then reversed yet again down to its present price of $6,379. It didn’t break through the key resistance point at $6,800 or $7,300. Breaking through the $7,300 point would have indicated a possible trend reversal to the bullish side.
The $5,800-$6,000 will likely get tested again. If bitcoin breaks below $5,700 watch out. Bitcoin could fall to lows not seen since 2017 in the $3,000-$4,000 range. If bitcoin breaks below $5,700 I’m definitely doing research on the best way to short it, haha.
Ultimately though numerous other investors and I are bullish on the price of bitcoin, believing it will hit around $20,000 by the end of 2018.
Given that, one strategy that’s definitely viable is layering in buys, gradually accumulating bitcoin with the hopes that it’ll hit $20k within the next 6 months to a year.
Additionally, when locking in profits from bitcoin trading, you can opt to keep a certain percentage of the profit as bitcoin. For an easy example, when bitcoin hit $6,800 after I bought it at $6,000, you could sell $6,400 worth, taking $400 profit in cash, and keeping $400 in bitcoin.
If bitcoin falls again to $6,000, which is likely in our current bear market, you can re-purchase it. You’ll now have about 1.05 bitcoin instead of 1. Over time, you can build up a lot of bitcoin doing this if you’re an active trader. Alternatively you could wait if you strongly believe bitcoin will hit $3 or $4k, then buy 2 bitcoins with the same money.
Something to consider is that the current bearish trend has been going on for over 6 months, so it’s safe to assume it won’t reverse tomorrow.
Given that, it may be logically smarter to wait for $3 or $4k bitcoin rather than re-buy at $6k and risk it dropping to $3k. Making such decisions requires experience and analysis of bitcoin’s chart at the time you’re debating a purchase decision.
My advice for now is as follows:
Don’t make any trades and wait. Bitcoin is likely going to test the $5,800 support point sometime soon.
When it does, the question becomes whether to invest there or wait for the potential break below it. That’s where technical analysis comes in, that question can’t be answered until the chart’s available at that point.
So far I’m 1 for 1 on my predictions for bitcoin on blockchaindecrypted.com. A 100% track record, not too shabby haha. Keep dodging those bears, crypto traders!
Take out the test tubes, Blockchain Decrypted readers, because it’s time for some science!
Stanford University has launched the Center for Blockchain Research, partially supported by the Ethereum Foundation. Its goal is to examine how the blockchain can transform business interactions.
The Center for Blockchain Research has also received contributions from the Interchain Foundation, Protocol Labs, cryptocurrency exchange OmiseGO, PolyChain Capital and DFINITY Stiftung.Continue reading
With my first ever blog post on Blockchain Decrypted… we’re starting with some big news.
The South Korean cryptocurrency exchange, Coinrail was hacked on Sunday, June 10th 2018. They lost approximately $40 million in cryptocurrency. Some believe this news, coupled with the announcement Friday that four exchanges are being investigated for price manipulation, is what has caused bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to drop over 10%.
Among the sites that take this position are NBC News, stating “The heist at Coinrail, a relatively small South Korean cryptocurrency exchange, sent the price of bitcoin tumbling to two-month lows as it once again highlighted the security risks and the weak regulation of global cryptocurrency markets.” Implying that a partial hack of a small cryptocurrency exchange with weak security made an entire market worth hundreds of billions of dollars drop by 10%.
Is that the whole story, though? I don’t believe so. And what does all of this mean, anyway? Is there an opportunity here to potentially make some money? This blog post will address these questions.