The Bitcoin graph looks Interesting ! ?
New fav crypto currency....
Well hopefully that was the bottom, but read Bitcoin could go as low as 8K before bouncing back.
If you actually look at the charts for the last few years the market has had a huge dip at this very time coming up to lunar New Year in China and South Korea as they holiday for almost a month.
Could take weeks to recover though.
Optimistically although Bitcoin is way down, most of the alt prices I'm in are still similar or better than they were a few weeks ago, like POWER, ADA, OMG, GAS, NEO. but expect will bled some more if money goes back to bitcoin before it all rises.
I think it's important to remember whales control the market but they don't want to destroy the market, they make big money from all this, they sell off drive prices down people panic sell, whales buy back up, prices rise people chase the train again pushing prices back up.
For me this is just a lesson that i do need to get more serious I need to be more active and not just take a hodl approach on everything i do need get a good chunk off Coinspot and get it onto exchanges so i can set stop loses, not just for big drops but also to take profit at at the top so i can buy back in at these times.
All a learning experience.
On Bitcoin, my personal views are 2018 is not going to be anywhere as productive skeptical it will be able to push past 30K, i think more $$$ is going to go into ETH and the ALTS, I'm calling ETH to hold the number one spot in market cap by the end of the year. (but not highest price)
I think by the years end Bitcoin will only make up 10% of the overall market cap, not saying it will die, but it wont be so dominant or have as much influence on the market.
Maybe if the lighting network makes it cheap and fast to use again it might change things though.
Indo dead cat bounce, as i said before it can be replicated.
As if the global banking systems were ever going to allow govt's to NOT protect their interests......get ready for the slippery slide....
My first sell call, I believe, was at the top of the market. My advice now is still sell.
I'm not worried. It's not my money I'm playing with now so this is just all part of the roller coaster ride. And Indo I have always said BTC will not be the dominant marketcap crypto. It's useless in the real world transaction space. Another better crypto will become the dominant market capper.
Ha- see already posted
Everyone here still sounds like a winner ... what's the magic?
yea about that don,
if i can give you a small piece of advice only because i have been in the same situation on more than one occasion in the past,
it sounds good in theory (the freecarried not my money justification) but when you look back a few months after the fact and you did lose that dough that 'wasn't yours' you'll be absolutely kicking yourself. and then some. by no means am i saying cash in, just don't underestimate your emotional connection to that money that 'isn't yours'.
your not the old don from realsurf are you?
That article was already posted above.
Someone should tell him that even though napster is not around there are plenty of free music streaming service and movie streaming services both legal and illegal.
And that most news websites don't have paywalls.
Im not really a fan of Bitcoin i don't own any and i don't use it because it's too expensive and slow only time i buy it is to use it to buy other alts on an exchange, if I'm going to transfer funds i use a cheap fast crypto.
Sure Bitcoin has first market advantage and the name, but i agree it's highly likely it will be replaced, and is not going to be the first real widely used crypto by the mainstream.
But to call it a failure is silly, bitcoin has brought crypto to the attention of the world and it's created a whole marketplace all of which pushes the development of these technologies and has helped pave the way into the future, Bitcoin is part of journey but its not the destination.
@ Donweather this is a good little read
@peterb buy in to WELL RESEARCHED icos. Hold and wait as they develop their business, app, market etc. The 3 most profitable coins are the ones I have held longest. They are still way up despite the market fall.
Article on Australian crypto taxation
A good reason to hold if you are that way inclined.
Purple pills has called the dead cat bounce. If not familiar have a quick google search. There are a number of markets that have taken 20+ years to reach all time high levels after a crash. I love cryptos but keep in mind that nov and dec were massively over inflated. Why do you expect them to return to these levels. It is ludicrous that some tokens have market caps in the billions with no product beyond a token. Just think back to tech crash in 2000s. A handleful at best survived and took several years to return to highs. So maybe hanging in there is not the best advice. But as they say...I’m happy to snap up your worthless bitcoins for $1000. This is probably the beginning of a bear market. Not convinced by some commentators calling a two week dip. Hopefully but doubtful.
Why does Kodak icon have any value?? The company has had little value for the last decade. I call that market histeria.
Indo - Great reply there . Considered.
I believe you're probably correct on all counts.
bitconnect already bottomed...
what is the asset (insert crypto of choice fundamentals)?
Bitconnect is not your average crypto it's part of Bitcconnect network/scheme thing that is regarded by most people in crypto (including myself) as a ponzi scheme.
It seems the scheme has shut up shop, hence the drop in it's price, this would have most likely happened even without this correction as had legal issues in some USA states.
Personally i think its a real positive for crypto if it goes as these schemes give crypto a bad name.
Most alts are actually regaining ground quite well today.
Just a bit of perspective on yesterday’s crash. I just did the math, and my friends account that opened with $12,000, bottomed out yesterday at $41,000. That’s the low point, so far, in their little endeavour. Rapid gains again in the tens of thousands today.
Actually even in a dip like this still big opportunities to double or come close to doubling money.
Will just use coin spot prices.
Tron yesterday just under 6c today hit a high of just under 14c
Ripple low $1.20 yesterday today high $2.16
Between150 to 170 billion added back to the market cap in the last seven hours.
100% Indo. Could have doubled on the 50% drop then double again on the rise. 4X! But 20/20 of course makes it sound easier than it is, I think. Still, a sloppy go at it would still double your money..
Edit: actually the 4X bit isn’t right, but you are Indo, it is a great opportunity to make gains
Looks like wepower have decided to cap ico contributions. Good news, their whitelist was getting a bit too big. They have not announced the cap size yet but at very least should make the ico a little more orderly. I expect it to sell out quickly, probably on the first day. I wont be wasting any time
Fundrequest whitelist wont be open too much longer. It looks like a good project
I'm happy to say Cardano is my biggest holding :D
Markets moving slowly south. Dead cat bounce yesterday. Who will be buying today or...
Topsy, how is fund request different to say ETH Lend?
Anyone here have an opinion on Futureum?
@donweather Fundrequest focuses solely on funding forthe open source development community. They were ready to go with their ico a month or so ago, but postponed so that they could show investors a working product. The ico and working product will be launched at the same time. At this point they seem to me to be a good, professional team. Still need to have a scout around and see what others think. This would be a prime ico to research on reddit, given its close association with the open source community.
Cardarno sounds solid. Not that I have done a lot of research on others, but I like his ideas and direction. That has me second guessing on Futureum, which is dependant on an Eth climb.
Im invested in quite a few different platforms but i think ETH is a sure thing, i have more faith Ethereum being still a top three crypto in a few years than Bitcoin, currently so many tokens rely on Ethereum not to mention its the number one choice for ICO payments.
I don't think you can go wrong in anything that compliments ETH like QSP (know nothing of Futureum, couldn't even find anything on google)
I came across this the other day after watching a bit of that Cardano vid, it's not a recent vid but man this dude must be smart and barely takes a breath talking, very young too, he is like rainman or something, looks like he is from another planet too.
Indo it might be worth your time looking more into FUTR tokens. As you know I’m not heavily into it all, but still trying to jump on a bandwagon somewhere that could buy me a pool or pay off my mortgage. Getting in deep, and early on a fast riser is my tactic. I’m in a private chat now with guys like you guys that are researching white papers and sharing ideas. FUTR is one that popped up in conversation last night and so far the guy who’s brought it up has invested 1 Eth, but plans on more. Here’s a small copy and paste from the convo. For what it’s worth he was asking our group to research it too to see what we thought. The math FUTR are selling is possibly a bit outrageous, but it’s got my attention...
"Simulates leveraged trading returns for Ethereum without using debt. If ETH goes up 2000% this year, FUTR will rise approximately 25,000%"
Got your attention now? :)
The other one they are talking about the most though is C20
Like to know your opinion if u look
I found some info on it, but to be honest it pretty much went over my head, the video wasn't really convincing either, not saying int's no good, i have no clue.
It got a rating of 2 out 5, don't know how valid that is?
$10 USD for one token a bit expensive, but seems there is only 6.7 million, thats a very very low supply could go to a very good price if it gets any attention.
I think it's unrealistic to expect ETH to go up 2000% this year though, but a 100% to 400% increase is possible.
I'm actually interested in C20 though i like the idea of that one.
BTW. C20 is hitting exchanges...question is do we wait for people to sell and profit and for a drop, or do we buy and hope there is no drop?
Maybe hedge your bets Indo, and buy on a few different days. I think I might put a bit into C20, but my hands are tied for about a week.
I think Ethereum will be around for the long run, but I feel much more comfortable about my position because I have a good amount of Cardano and some iota too. I was feeling too heavily exposed to ether a few months ago, the majority of my holdings were erc20 tokens back then. Listening to an interview with Vitalek Buterin (ethereums main man) the other day I was surprised to hear him say that it is possible that the casper update might not even be released in 2018. If it is not it will be because sharding overtakes it as the most likely scaling solution. The other possibility is what they call 2nd layer solutions like the raiden network. So, they are still looking for the best scaling solutions and the future is somewhat unknown. I love that Cardano is designed to get faster as the network grows, like bit torrent does.
Environmental: In China, home to nearly 70% of the world’s Bitcoin mining, the government has already requested that mining operations make an ‘orderly exit’ from the industry and demonstrated the need for more decentralized support for blockchain — exactly the solution envion will provide with their MMUs
That livestars one I think will work well
@ Topsy i was going to say why have you invested so heavily in erc20 tokens, then i went and checked and I'm actually quite heavily invested in them too i didn't even realise OMG and TeNX were erc20 tokens then EOS still is, and i have others like QSP, Power, Golem, Dragonchain, Sonm etc, looking at the list erc20 tokens possibly make up half my portfolio.
Just read that filecoin plan to make some tokens available to the public in the not too distant future. I have signed up for their newsletter to keep informed.
SD, It's almost impossible for ETH to go up by 2000% in the short to medium term. Even if you assume the total crypto marketcap triples from where it is now and ETH becomes to dominant crypto with 60% of this total marketcap, ETH can only go up by about 600% to a price just under US$10,000. To get to 2000%, and assuming ETH has 60% share of the total marketcap, the total crypto marketcap would need to increase to $4.5 trillion. It's currently at $560 billion, so you're going to need 800% increase in the total marketcap. I can't see any of these sorts of numbers happening in the next year or two.
Re: C20, looking at the order book on EtherDelta, there's a huge price range of orders currently sitting in the queue. Ranging from 0.0000016 ETH (AUD$0.002) to 0.0045 ETH (AUD$6.30) so there's already a massive price swing of 315,000%!!!!
Biggest ($ value) single order is for 2500 C20 at unit price of 0.0012 ETH at a total of 3 ETH (AUD$4,200). Not massive volumes lining up at this stage but of course that could easily change once trading goes live.
EDIT: Someone's just placed an order for a total of 5.6ETH worth of C20 at an asking price of 0.0000028 ETH.
What was the value of the C20 token at ICO stage? (Either ETH or $$ is fine).
Well C20's been rather uneventful on it's first day of trading.
Untill there is faith in bitcoin again the market isn't going to do much. Need the lighting network to start on bitcoin. It is so slow and shit and takes forever to send it.
The Bitcoin graph looks Interesting ! ?...
Chase, Bitcoin will never be a true real world cryptocurrency. Some other ALTCOIN will surpass it in the real world. However BTC will be like the USD of crypto's so it still will exist and trade.
Don there is no way you know that. Atl coin are all just thoughts. With out bitcoin there is no crypto market.
What I do know is BTC transactions times are ludicrous and hence it can never be used in the real world to buy day to day items. There's much much faster and better ALTCOINS for these day to day real world purchases using cryptos.
Hahaha Joakse, ........ouch!
Lighting network. Stop trying to chase the next bitcoin.