How to receive ZEN coins for FREE.

I have been posting a lot about Zen – a privacy coin that came into existence back in 2017 as Zencash and in 2018 it rebranded to Horizen in tune with the expansion of the project into a all-round platform that offers a variety of layers and features which go beyond the monetary use of Zen as a coin. Horizen’s ecosystem includes a technology platform for building dApps, sidechain solutions that enables the connection of bespoke blockchains to the Horizen mainchain and ZenChat – a secure messaging service – censorship resistant, private and encrypted.

I will post my latest interview with their main developer here on my blog very soon, but this post is about their latest incentive – Giving Away ZEN (coins) for FREE to users worldwide. So, let me take you through the process which is very simple:

The ZEN faucet went live just a few days ago and you will find it here.

For those who aren’t aware what a faucet is you can find it explained in my kindle book “Crypto Jargon A-Z : Definitions of Crypto Terminology” but in simple words, it is a website that awards users free coins in order to create awareness and increase the popularity of a certain coin. These giveaways are random (small) amounts of the cryptocurrency in question and in the case of ZEN here, they occur EVERY DAY.
Every 20 hours to be more precise.Annotation 2019-11-01 170716In order to get these free rewards, follow this link :  https://getzen.cash/auth/register?ref=124527

 

You will be prompted to register but the only details they ask for are first name and email address, so there’s no elaborate KYC process or anything like that.

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The next step is to confirm your email address (bear in mind that currently they allow gmail only) and you’re all set.

Once you have completed the steps above, you can go and claim your daily ZEN for free.

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I use this service with my Coinomi wallet but you can also get the official ZEN wallet directly from their website.

You can also use an exchange wallet such as Bittrex if you are a member but in this article I will show you how to set up a Coinomi wallet which is the one I used.

First, download the Coinomi app on your mobile or desktop computer. I use the Andriod mobile app.

Once you’re in the app, you will need to add the coin to your account. Here’s how to do this:

First you’ll select “add coins” because ZEN is a coin, not a token, then you scroll down through the list of supported coins to find Horizen (ZEN is the currency of Horizen).

Once you add the ZEN wallet you will be sent into the main screen of the wallet which will be empty of course. Now you need to add some ZEN and to do this you will need to copy your wallet address and go to the Horizen faucet to claim your free zen rewards.

Follow these steps:

After you copy the wallet address you will go to the faucet website, paste the wallet address in the window and hit “CLAIM”. You will be prompted to sign-in at that point, so make sure you have already completed the registration stage and confirmed your email too. Once this is done, your ZEN rewards will be in your wallet within a few minutes.

And one more thing: if you claim these every day, you will receive a bonus : for each consecutive days (up to 5 days) you are awarded and you receive extra:

Day 2 you receive x1.2 compared to day 1
Day 3 you receive x1.4 compared to day 1
Day 4 you receive x1.6 compared to day 1
Day 5 you receive x1.8 + a Bonus Round where you can earn up to 1 ZEN
Day 6 you receive x2 compared to day 1

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It’s worth setting up a daily reminder about this so you don’t miss a day because that would reset the bonus counter if you miss a day.
Here’s my first three ZEN rewards which I received already. As you can see, each consecutive day I am getting slightly more than the previous.

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This is the whole process. Just set a reminder to go back to this website the next day and claim your next reward. This free reward is a small amount as I mentioned, but remember, this is a reward you will be able to claim EVERY DAY, so good luck and let me know in the comments if you have any questions.

To register for this free giveaway of ZEN follow my link: https://getzen.cash/auth/register?ref=124527

Also, watch out on my upcoming posts as I will be doing an interview with the main developer of ZEN in a few days.

Blockchain-based Domains : decentralized, private, censorship-resistant

This week I met with the co-founder of a brand new service that is making a lot of buzz with the crypto community right now. And for a good reason.

Imagine having your own name (or brand name) domain that is way more private and secure than the .com or whatever else we are currently using and on top of that people can send you crypto payments directly to that name instead of the long wallet addresses that we currently use.

How cool is that?

And we’re not talking about a hypothetical scenario here, it is actually a service that is already here and about to go live in June 2019.

This is why I see a new “gold rush” into these (not yet launched) domains with thousands of crypto users trying to secure their own personalized (or branded) domains and some even bidding for those trademarked domains that can later be sold for the big bucks.

But that isn’t what I think is the unique selling point of this service. I personally want to have a branded website name that my customers can use not just to access my services but also to pay me to that same website name.

The service is built via smart contacts on the Zilliqa Blockchain (scalable, smart-contracts enabled blockchain platform that allows creation of Dapps) so their first extensions are .zil and there’s already rumours of more being added later down the line.
For example, I will not need to send you my long alphanumerical wallet address anymore, I can just send you my ‘laptoplife.zil’ website (I just registered that one) or my ‘bitcoincoach.zil’ and you choose which cryptocurrency to pay me with. I also don’t have to provide “whois” information to anyone when registering these domains, neither do I have to worry that my phone number will be publicly displayed if I refuse to pay the extra bucks for privacy that GoDaddy and the rest of the DNS services are currently charging us on top of our domain fees.
The price I paid for each of my domains was $5 (paid for two years upfront, so that means $10 per domain, which is much cheaper than what I am charged by Godaddy or Netfirms for my other domains).
And this is precisely why I went on to order 7 domains already, not just one or two, I actually will migrate most of my content to these domains over the next year and will completely abandon the current centralized services I use (except for my main website which is already shared too much to cancel it).
Being a brand new service (not yet launched) I did have some questions that I needed answered, which is why I approached their co-founder Bradley Kam for this interview you can see here.
All in all, at the low cost and great privacy and use-case features, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

To order your own personalized, secure domain go here. 

 

 


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Free CRO airdrops – How to get them

CRO token soars by 460% in the last 30 days (at the time of writing) and shoots to #24 in ranking (according to marketcap). Here’s how I got them for FREE.CRO

For the past few months I have been receiving these monthly airdrops of a new token called CRO. It is courtesy of Crypto.com which is the company behind the (very popular) Monaco card and their native token MCO. I reported about the card a few months ago when I met with their CEO Kris Marszalek at a blockchain conference in Malta and now I want to shed some light on their new token which you can also get for free (if you are a hodler of the MCO token of course).

Basically, Crypto.com is a developing payments platform that aims to maximize crypto adoption through multiple payment channels including Visa cards. It aims to provide zero fees have developed a platform to purchase and trade crypto from your phone. Additionally, their crypto wallet has cash-back features and a Visa card powered by the MCO token. The development of the Crypto.com Chain also includes the creation of the Crypto.com Chain Token (CRO) — that will enable cross-asset intermediary currency settlement.

The reason I am so excited by getting their new token (CRO) is the fact that it’s being airdropped at the beginning of EVERY MONTH because I do hodl MCO and I have been a fan since 2017. I was keeping the tokens in my Bittrex trading account and in Jaxx wallet for quite some time….until I found out about the airdrops. At that point I downloaded the app on my phone and moved all my tokens there so I can take advantage of this great deal. You can find out all the details about this on their help-page but  to cut it short, you every month, 166,666,666 CRO will be awarded to Crypto.com Wallet App MCO token holders based on their MCO token ownership relative to the MCO token Total Supply.

Currently that means for every 10 MCO you hodl, you receive 52.76 CRO and with their strong community, these tokens are quickly becomming a hot property week after week.

In the past month alone, the CRO token has swelled by more than 400% (as you can see from my screenshot above) and I know that in two weeks from now I’m getting the next month’s airdrop, so my holdings increase yet again.

I have been using the Crypto.com Wallet & Card App to buy, sell, track and send crypto. It comes together with a no-annual-fee metal MCO Visa Card and some great perks like cashback and airport lounge access.

Interested? Hear this: to get you started, I am sending you a sign-up bonus of $20.00 so go ahead and download the app by using my referral link https://platinum.crypto.com/r/i596zgv11f  ( you’ll see my referral code: i596zgv11f on the signup page) and claim your bonus.

This limited offer is on a first come first serve basis, it will not be open indefinitely.

You can purchase MCO tokens from the app or from any of the exchanges on this list:

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Alternatively, like many others, you can simply just buy the CRO tokens directly, if hodling MCO is not to your taste. I personally believe in the growth of that token, so I have no problems hodling it for coming year or more. I’ve had it for the past 2 years and it’s one of a few tokens that I see as a long-term holdings, but that’s me.

Good luck and enjoy the free airdrops. They come on 5th of each month…until supply is diminished.

Oh and last thing before I finish this article, here’s a screenshot of my airdrops in case you aren’t sure if this is for real. As you can see, I was adding more MCO so my airdrops increased every time.


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Facts about Bitcoin Every Investor Should Know…

Today (3 Jan 2019) marks the 10th Anniversary of the creation of the first block on the Bitcoin Blockchain. Named the Genesis Block, it marks also the beginning of Blockchain itself, so it’s a milestone in the modern history of money and the beginning of the decentralization model we are most certainly all headed towards. So what better time to bring to the public focus some of the key facts that every investor in crypto (and Bitcoin in particular) should know.

I covered these in today’s episode of the Crypto Corner Podcast which you can see below.

Here’s just a taster of what’s in the video, I do recommend watching it though.

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Bitcoin’s beginnings:

On 18 August 2008, the domain name bitcoin.org was registered. Later that year on 31 October, a link to a paper authored by Satoshi Nakamoto titled Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System was posted to a cryptography mailing list. This paper detailed methods of using a peer-to-peer network to generate what was described as “a system for electronic transactions without relying on trust”

On 3 January 2009, the bitcoin network came into existence with Satoshi Nakamoto mining the genesis block of bitcoin (block number 0), which had a reward of 50 BTC. Embedded in the coinbase of this block was the text:

The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks.[17]

The text refers to a headline in The Times published on 3 January 2009. This note has been interpreted as both a timestamp of the genesis date and a derisive comment on the instability caused by fractional-reserve banking

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Cryptocurrencies are the Easiest Form of Money To Lose…

James Howells, an IT guy, lost 7,500 bitcoins in November 2013. While he was cleaning his desk at home, he threw away his hard disk containing the private keys of bitcoins which he had mined in 2010. This today amounts to about $30 mln (at $4000) and at the peak of Bitcoin’s price at close to $20K the amount was a whopping $150 mln

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Bitcoin is not created out of thin air.

Bitcoin is created through a process called mining. Blockchain, the technology that bitcoin is built on top of, is dependent on a network of nodes that ensures the integrity of transaction history by achieving consensus. (To understand more about blockchain, you can reference this article.) Validation is one part of the process. After validating a transaction, the nodes then need to race, using trial and error, to solve a difficult mathematical puzzle that requires heavy computing resources. The first computer in the network that solves the equation will be rewarded with bitcoins. This is known as ‘mining bitcoins’. This protocol is referred to as Proof of Work (PoW).

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Bitcoin has experienced 5 major price corrections (aka Crashes or Bubbles)

-94% June-Nov 2011 $30 drop from $32 to $2
164 days correction triggered by the infamous HACK of the biggest Bitcoin exchange at the time – the Chinese Mt Gox

-82.6% April 2013 $214 drop from $260 to $46
87 days correction – Mt Gox stops trading

-86.7% Nov’13-Aug’15 $1000 drop from $1155 – $155
420 days correction triggered by Mt Gox announcing its closure

-40% Sep 2017 $2000 drop from $5000 to $2972
15 days correction triggered by the Chinese (temporary) ban on ICOs and trading suspension

-83.3% Dec 2017 – Dec 2018 $16,500 drop from $19700 to $3100
364 days correction triggered by a bubble-like parabolic uptrend in Q4 of 2017 and South Korean Ban on anonymous trading of crypto in Jan 2018

These are just a handful of the facts I listed in my video, so watch it here and enjoy!

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CRYPTOCURRENCIES: A YEAR’S REVIEW (2018)

Happy 2019 everyone! This is one of my longer posts so if you’re not the reading kind, skip down to the end where you’ll find my video review of this content on my video podcast Crypto Corner (which is on Wednesdays on Youtube).

With that said, I can begin my crypto review of 2018.

If 2017 was the year when the world woke up to the concept of crypto (and Bitcoin in particular), 2018 will go down in history as the year of the worst Bear Market or in other words, the year of the Bitcoin Bubble Burst (if we follow the mainstream media bubble narrative).

From $17,527 to Only $3,919 in Just a Year…

Before we dive into a new year let’s take a moment and reflect on the events that shaped 2018 and the biggest Crypto Crash we’ve seen in the past five years. 2018 has been the most active year for the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency industry, as it saw significant progress in strengthening the infrastructure supporting the asset class. At the same time, 2018 goes down in history as the year when new investors saw their crypto portfolios shrink by up to 90% and many sold their assets at loss, left the market altogether and one big unknown now is how many of these investors will come back to crypto even when it starts its next bull run. Surely a great number of these investors have lost their appetite for the volatility of this new asset class and might not be drawn back in after incurring such huge losses in just one year. Those who bought at the peak of the hype in Dec 2017 (at $15K, $18K and even $19K) saw their capital melt in a matter of weeks when Bitcoin dropped rapidly from its ATH to a mere $7K by the end of January and it continued its slide down ever since.

John McAfee, Bitcoin supporter and founder of the popular McAfee antivirus software, predicted that Bitcoin price will hit $1 million by 2020 following last year’s prediction of $7000 which was well surpassed. At the beginning of 2018 this seemed a bit far-fetched to many, but not quite as bad compared to how the year ended (under $4000). Bitcoin saw a correction of 84% causing an even bigger correction to the alts and as a result the total crypto capitalization also recorded a loss of nearly 88%.  Let’s reflect back on the events that took place and shaped the year in crypto:

January

In January Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced his interest in cryptocurrencies. On his Facebook page, Zuckerberg published a message detailing his ‘personal challenge’ – similar to a resolution – for the new year, accompanied by a pledge to study technologies “like encryption and cryptocurrency.” This became viral news in a matter of hours but it did not help with Bitcoin’s price which continued its bear trend. On New Years Day 2018 the price jumped between $13,500 and $14,000 until it slowly crept up to $15,000 before eventually hitting $17,000. After this, everything seemed to move downhill. From here the price continued to crash throughout January as Bitcoin reached the low price of $9,600. Worldwide, the fundamentals kept being largely negative, the Japanese exchange Coincheck was hacked and around $500 million worth of the altcoin NEM on Jan 26th.

At the same time Visa CEO declared that “Bitcoin is not a payment system  and added that “…We at Visa won’t process transactions that are cryptocurrency-based. We will only process fiat currency-based transactions…”.
Visa stated that the crypto cards had been suspended due to “continued non-compliance with our operating rules”.

Bitcoin’s fees were another huge problem throughout December2017-January2018 where they reached a peak of up to $80 and more. On average a Bitcoin transaction fee was around $30 and many exchanges and other crypto payment processors had to up their minimum withdrawal requirements. Microsoft even went as far as removing Bitcoin as a payment option for a few months until the fees were reduced later in the year.

China was threatening mining businesses yet again and many began moving out of the region to escape legal implications.

Browser mining became a bigger threat after it started targeting mobiles and it was featured in many articles and blogs in the crypto space.

February

By the second month of the year the Bitcoin bull was wiped out by 50% already and the trend was not going away.
Throughout most of January and February, talks of digital currency regulation began to heighten across the globe. These two months, in particular, saw a lot of regulatory discussions stemming from South Korea. The country introduced a nationwide cryptocurrency account system, which banned the anonymous trading of digital assets in South Korea.

Litecoin saw the announcement of two payment processors – LitePay and LitePal – LitePal is expected to be released later this year. According to the official website, users would be able to use the service with PayPal, Western Union, Bitcoin and Litecoin, and the fees will be really low… Sadly, we did not see this come to fruition. Litepay in fact turned out to be a fluke and it was dropped altogether just two months later.

We also witnessed the last of the highly anticipated forks of Bitcoin in the face of Bitcoin Private which forked off an alt coin (Zcl) with Bitcoin combined, marking the first hybrid fork as its known today and the last of the Bitcoin forks that the public had high hopes for. It tanked badly from the very beginning and never managed to recover from the Zclassic’s pre-fork pump levels, making every investor great losses of up to 95%.
Its main developer Rhett Crouton was later removed from the project and went on to create other similar forks loosing much of his credibility in the crypto community.

Circle which used to be a crypto wallet app and later a paypal-like alternative for mobile payments, backed by Goldman Sacks, acquired one of the biggest (at the time) crypto exchanges Poloniex which added even more negative sentiment to its already diminishing popularity. Today Poloniex is one of the least respected exchanges and its trading volumes have dropped considerably, making it one of the least popular exchanges – what a year it’s been for what used to be a crypto giant.

March

In march we saw Tether, the stable coin backed by Bitfinex, making the headlines with an ever increasing threat of being investigated for fraudulent coin production (printing) and what followed was more public fear and uncertainty about its legitimacy which contributed to lower trading volumes and negative public sentiment.

Bitcoin prices in this time of the year varied in the window between $10,492.20 to $6,953.53 USD which would later become the average price of Bitcoin for the greater part of the year. Worlwide, the G20 Financial Stability Board declared the cryptocurrency market, specifically Bitcoin, as a non-threat to the global financial industry. This breakthrough led to a large acceptance of the cryptocurrency market globally and positively impacted the way the G20 nations viewed, dealt with and regulated the cryptocurrency market.

April

April started relatively steady with the price of Bitcoin jumping between $6,000 and $7,000 only to see a massive surge on 12th when the price went up nearly a thousand dollars in under an hour. Sadly, this was not enough to pull Bitcoin back over that sought after $10,000 threshold. Bitcoin prices in April varied between $6,901.96 to $9,318.46 USD. While names like George Soros, NASDAQ, Goldman Sachs and other key players from Wall Street entered the market, quite a few Asian countries announced a blanket ban on the market. China, India and Pakistan announced through their central banks that all businesses, banks and startups registered with them will be withdrawing support for the cryptocurrency market. While this announcement did not exactly ban cryptocurrencies in these countries, it made it very difficult for people to hold, trade, buy and sell. It wasn’t until 3 months later that trading and mining was given the green light again in most of the region.

May

As the cryptocurrency market slid into the middle of the year, the cryptocurrency market faced the biggest blows of 2018. The three big names in social media and search engines, ie Google, Facebook and Twitter (and later Yahoo), all announced banning ads for the cryptocurrency and ICO markets.
Mainstream media rushed into finding more negative content, such as the whopping $1.2 bln worth of Bitcoin stolen since 2017. Meanwhile, in Ukraine someone gave the green light to build a Satoshi monument in Kiev but that never became viral news and it went almost unnoticed amongst a declining crpyto appeal.

June

No big changes happened in June for the cryptocurrency market and there was an undercurrent of discontent amongst the community because of the relentless blanket bans and ad-bans that the cryptocurrency market was being faced with.
During the month more than 80% of the price the Bitcoin bull was neutralised as Bitcoin varied between $7,555.12 to $6,371.19 USD.

EOS migrated from their ERC20 token, based on Ethereum to its own native blockchain which was met with mixed feelings. It experienced a short-lived pump in the build-up to the event and since then the price has been on a steady decline.

Tron (TRX) followed suit and also migrated to their own mainnet, minus the negativity surrounding the EOS token transfer.

Ethereum,  began loosing community support and started a much deeper decline of value which continues to this day. Its inability to scale and implement the much discussed upgrades is seen as its biggest weakness and threat to its future.

July

In July those social media giants we mentioned earlier started to lift their cryptocurrencies ad-ban. This brought back a slight feeling of hope in the comunity and Bitcoin prices jumped from the mid-6K range to the $8K in a matter of days.

In the US, the SEC rejected the Winklevoss brothers proposed ETF for a second time and all eyes were on SEC for the following 5 weeks when more applications for Bitcoin ETFs were due.

August

Many financial bodies and institutions came together to make regulations and put rules in place for the cryptocurrency market. August also saw the SEC’s crackdown on the ICO sector of the cryptocurrency market.
Apart from that the cryptocurrency market also had many ETF applications being rejected.

The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) announced the Bakkt Exchange. Bitcoin in August was trading between $7,275 to $7,079 USD and many traders began calling it a “stable coin” due to its low volatility during the entire month. This of course was a joke and was very short-lived.

September

September was a highly volatile period for the cryptocurrency market. It saw coins drop close to $1,000 USD in a day and worse.

The cryptocurrency community was also expecting an answer to the VanEck ETF application but that was postponed and is yet to be reviewed.

September also market the beginning of dominance of the security “stable” coins of the market. In fact, the Winklevoss twins released their Gemini stable coin in September too.

Bitcoin in this period was valued between $7,261 to $6,624 USD.

October

In comparison to the other months, October was a relatively quiet month for the cryptocurrency market. Not much happened and Bitcoin managed to stay pretty steady.

The Intercontinental Exchange postponed the release of Bakkt which was highly anticipated as a price catalyst. In December alone, Bakkt secured a $182 million investment from major venture capital and technology conglomerates in the preparation of its launch due in January 2019 but most likely to be delayed further.

Bitcoin ended October at $6,325 USD.


November

November was the month that marked the beginning of one of the worst hash wars the market has ever seen and new lows in price point for Bitcoin and all crypto in 2018. The BCH community split down the middle into two right before their network update was due because of ideological reasons, causing a hard fork and much publicized fight for dominance on the market. What ensued after the hardfork was a long drawn out hashwar that managed to pull down the entire market, even Bitcoin. After gaining the most proof-of-work and a majority of the infrastructure support, the Bitcoin Cash ABC side of the fork was rewarded with the “BCH” ticker, and the other network’s ticker is listed as “BSV” across global exchanges. Both lost their value by at least 50% and are yet to recover from this event.

Before the 12th November, the price of Bitcoin seemed to be doing well at $6,400 but on the 12th the cryptocurrency was sent crashing down below three key resistance levels, to the low price of $3,600.

These new lows also put much strain on both independent miners and bigger pools, many of whom went out of business and closed doors. Genesis Mining, one of the most prominent cloud mining services closed thousands of contracts, many customers were left in the cold with losses or the choice of adding even more capital to sustain their unprofitable contracts.

The world’s first ETF was approved in Switzerland in November. This is was a big breakthrough for the cryptocurrency market but it failed to make world headlines since Switzerland has never been a strong player in the world crypto stage. There was zero price action driven by this news and the mainstream media was more focused on headlines that called for the demise of Bitcoin.

December

December has been very touch and go for the cryptocurrency market. The market entered December at a low and had been slipping even further. But with that being said, December also saw a little reprieve when the market recovered very briefly, bringing Bitcoin to the resistance of $4,200 USD. But following that, the market went back down again. For the most part of the month Bitcoin stayed in the mid-3K price range.

With hope for the next year, the cryptocurrency market enters 2019. And has all the makings of being a good one.

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What’s in store for 2019?

As of December 31, the Bitcoin price remains down 80 percent from its all-time high at $19,500 and is en route to ending the year in the midst of a steep sell-off and a deep bear market.

Bakkt has been working closely with the CFTC to gain regulatory approval for the newfound BTC-settled futures contracts and is due to be launched in Q1 2019 (unless it is postponed yet again). This venture has been discussed heavily in the crypto community due to its significance for bigger crypto adoption.
The partners and investors supporting Bakkt on their institutional-grade digital asset exchange include; the Boston Consulting Group, CMT Digital, Eagle Seven, Galaxy Digital, Goldfinch Partners, Alan Howard, Horizons Ventures, Intercontinental Exchange, Microsoft’s venture capital arm, M12, Pantera Capital, PayU, the fintech arm of Naspers, and Protocol Ventures.
There’s also the possibility of a bigger ETF coming into play in 2019, which will bring more mainstream and retail investors in the crypto world.

Lightning network is gaining traction and I’m hoping to see it launch properly toward the second or third quarter of 2019 and this is due to bring some positive price action once again.

A few Bitcoin ETF applications are also in the waiting for approval by the US securities commission so this could finally bring the much-needed media hype that usually comes with mainstream adoption and could potentially cause a short-term spike in the prices which would be ideal trading opportunity.

Ethereum is due a major upgrade and the much-anticipated POS switch so let’s see how this will play out, TA shows me a definite upmove must come soon but if Bitcoin experiences another down-slide to lower price levels, that will further delay the recovery phase of ETH too. In the long term though, I am bullish on ETH as well as ETC and LTC which are also at their near-bottom levels already.

The upcoming hardfork of Ether is the preparation for this transition into proof of stake. Named Constantinople, this is one of the most awaited hardforks of Ethereum. The discussion for Ethereum Nowa started back in August 2018 and the launch has been postponed multiple times since. It is now scheduled for the 16 Jan and this will cause an upmove in the short term.

As for BCH and BSV – I am really not a fan of these forks, their leadership is too centralized and often resort to scammy tactics in their marketing approach to fully trust them for the long-run.

Lastly, Ripple: XRP is all over the media and gaining more and more fanbase, even among the crypto community, which is surprising to see, given that this project has always been seen as a centralized, bank-enabler and was rather hated for the past few years. Clearly the new crypto investors are buying into the hype about XRP and I cannot blame them, after all, XRP had a phenomenal few months in this bear market, holding its price quite well compared to the rest of the top 10 coins and this is what investors like to see, so if there’s no major issues with XRP, it is bound to do well in 2019 too.

This is my latest episode of the Crypto Corner Podcast where I go through the events of 2018 and share my thoughts on the year ahead, I would love to hear from you, leave a comment below and have a very profitable 2019.

OJ

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What’s new on the Horizen? Crypto Corner 56

This is episode 56 of the Crypto Corner Podcast and my guest today was Rolf Versluis, co-founder of Horizen (formerly known as Zencash) — a very well-known privacy-orientated project.

We discussed decentralization and how the prolonged bear market is affecting the developers and miners, the latest developments with ZEN and much more.

To keep up to date with the latest crypto news check out my “Crypto Corner Daily” (ePaper) — http://bit.ly/2HaC1c7

Links from this episode:
Latest Horizen report by Rolf: https://www.slideshare.net/RolfVersluis1/horizen-cryptocurrency-overview-october-2018

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Will Bitcoin Have Another Bull Run?

I keep getting this question from friends and followers so I decided to address it in my latest episode of the Crypto Corner Podcast. Live-streamed on Wed. 12 Dec. 2018

In this episode:
-Will Bitcoin have another Bull Run
-Binance Chain and their new Decentralized Exchange Ready to Launch
-XRP could be a security

To keep up to date with the latest crypto news check out my “Crypto Corner Daily” (ePaper) – http://bit.do/CryptoCornerDaily

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Ledger Nano S - The secure hardware wallet