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THE 21C PRO SQUAD
(In alphabetical order)

INDEX
ANBESSA @anbessa100
BEASTLORION @Beastlyorion
WELCOME 02-04
BITCOIN DAD @bitcoin_dad
PARABULLIC TROLL @Crypto_God
CRYPTO CATCH-UP 05-07 BULLY @cryptobully
CRYPTO BULLDOG @cryptobulld0g
TOP PICKS 21-16 08-14 CRYPTO CHIEF @cryptochief_
IVAN S. (CRYPTOGAT) @cryptogat
A LESSON WITH THE TUTOR 15-17 CRYPTOMANIAC @happywithcrypto
LESSON 4 CRYPTORCA @cryptorca
CRYPTO RAND @crypto_rand
TOP PICKS 15-11 18-22
CRYPTOTUTOR @cryptotutor
D. DICKERSON @dickerson_des
JOE’S ICOS 23-26
FLORIAN @Marsmensch
JOE @CryptoSays
TOP PICKS 10- 6 27-31
JOE CRYPTO @cryptoridy
MISSNATOSHI @missnatoshi
FLORIAN’S SECURITY 32-36 MOCHO17 @cryptomocho
NOTSOFAST @notsofast
MISSNATOSHI’S CORNER 37-40 PAMELA PAIGE @thepinkcrypto
PATO PATINYO @CRYPTOBANGer
TOP 5 PICKS 41-46 THEBITCOINBEAR @thebitcoinbare
UNCLE YAK @yakherders
PINK PAGES 47 NEEDACOIN @needacoin
PINKCOIN’S CREATIVE @elypse_pink
DESIGN DIRECTOR
COLLEEN’S NOOB JOURNEY 48-51

CEO & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF


THE COIN BRIEF V
PAMELA’S AMA 52-58 @GameOfCryptos
BURGER’S ANALYSIS 59-60
PRODUCTION MANAGER

NOTSOFAST’S MINING PART 2 61-64 ÍRIS


@n00bqu33n
CRYPTO ALL- STARS 65-69
ART DIRECTOR

BEAST’S TRADING DOJO 70-73


ANANKE
@anankestudio
EDITOR
BULLDOG’S FA 74-80
COLLEEN G
@cryptonoobgirl
DECENTRALADIES
IRIS ASKS 81-88 DESIGNER
89-91
PAMELA’S DIARY
92-95
TIFF
CRYPTO CULTURE @tiffchau
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
EVENT CALENDAR 96-102
JAMIE
SEE YA NEXT MONTH! 103 @CryptoHulley

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CRYPTONATOR1337

CRYPTO CATCH-UP
CRYPTONATOR1337 Former online marketer & SEO expert. Into Crypto-
currencies since early 2017 - from hobby to full time
@Cryptonator1337 within months. Founder of Cryptonator 1337 GmbH.

What Did the Markets Do?

In beginning of February, Bitcoin continued one of the largest corrections


in its history. From $10,600, we saw Bitcoin in a further downtrend
that ended up with a bottom-like position at $6,000. The total market
capitalization lost more than 50% since the beginning of January, but it’s
now showing the same signs of reversal as Bitcoin itself.

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Bitcoin then recovered very fast, almost It was a much needed and healthy shake-
doubling up to $12,000, breaking the out of both newbies who don’t know what
downtrend almost three times, and is they’re doing, and impatient hands.
currently trading around $10,000. The
most common question at the moment is Since the beginning of the recovery the
whether it can complete the huge inverse sentiment quickly changed. A lot of bears
head & shoulders pattern before we are in threw their charts away and turned into
a new uptrend and can aim for the next bulls once again. We saw fewer twitter
rise. fights, and witnessed growing euphoria for
the next alt season. At this point I have to
When it comes to altcoins, we saw a lot say that the crypto community in general,
of blood since the last small altcoin party not just on Twitter, is quite an experience
in December. With few exceptions as to be a part of. We have such kind and
always, e.g. Litecoin had an awesome intelligent people here who want real
performance and is one of those change, not just for themselves, but for the
cryptocurrencies which are leading the world.
recovery so far. Other alts took strong hits;
most of them are now in pretty similar What Events Took Place?
setups. Coins like LBC hopefully have found
their bottom after completing the market Some important events/headlines:
cycle and are now in accumulation mode.
New investors who will be getting into the Feb 6: SEC and CFTC Senate Crypto
markets should deliver the volume needed Hearing
for the next alt season.
Feb 9: Nvidia CEO: Cryptocurrency is not
What Did the Community Feel? going to go away

This question can be answered with a Feb 12: JPMorgan Report: Crypto could
simple and short wording: NaCl (salty) - one day help diversify portfolios
when the markets went down, the overall
sentiment changed into an apocalyptic Feb 16: Spanish government eyes tax
mood. Newbies got rekt after buying benefits for crypto companies
Bitcoin at the top, OG’s spread 2014
memories, bears were painting $2k BTC Feb 26: Circle buys Poloniex
charts, and bulls (like myself) just tried to
figure out why everyone was so pessimistic. Feb 27: Trump Administration working on
“comprehensive strategy” for Crypto

Feb 27: Japan aiming for ICO Regulation


framework

NEWBIES GOT Cryptocurrencies are still in a very early

REKT AFTER phase. Mass adaptation is coming, and so


are regulations by the states. We will also

BUYING BITCOIN see entries of larger/institutional investors


over the next few months and years, a

AT THE TOP great difference from 2017’s corporate


motto “Bitcoin is a fraud”.

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But things are changing. There was an
official Senate Crypto Hearing in the US,
which included the SEC and the CFTC.
JPMorgan is officially speaking about MASS
cryptocurrencies as an asset/diversification
method in portfolios. The Sachs-Goldman
startup “Circle” bought the exchange ADAPTATION
Poloniex. States worldwide are working
on regulation frameworks, and even the
Trump administration claims that they are
IS COMING,
working on a “comprehensive strategy” for
cryptocurrencies.
AND SO ARE
Those are all very good signs which
shows that the cryptocurrency market
is maturing. Soon everybody will
REGULATIONS
realize that this isn’t a bubble and that
cryptocurrencies are here to stay!
BY THE
What Can We Expect of March?

My expectations for March are optimistic.


STATES.
Bitcoin should “make it” and break out
of the downtrend. This will attract new
investors who were to afraid to buy the dip
because they thought Bitcoin could drop
even more. The fear of missing out will be
for real. Demand will rise big time—not
just for bitcoin. Decent altcoins that have
bottomed out and now have a nice setup
will see demand rise as well. Here we have
to hope that bigger exchanges open their
registrations again, such as Bittrex, which
has people still on its waiting list. Personally,
I am bullish on both Bitcoin and altcoins -
we haven’t even begun yet.

I wish you a lot of success in the next


month, and hope you enjoy reading this
new issue of 21 Cryptos Magazine!

Your Cryptonator1337

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TOP 21
SAVE YOURSELF SOME TIME & ENERGY!

Welcome to our main feature! This is an analysis of the top 21 coins for
the month ahead. We hand select some of our pros picks, add some of our
own, and set about the epic task of researching and writing up only the
most relevant information in the most easy-to-understand way - so you get
the benefits of all the research and knowledge without any of the legwork.

Our aim here is to help you get a quick look at a coin’s background, what
it’s done last month, and what it may do next month. We include a lot
of stats for those interested in their own analysis, and a scoring system
on the bottom of each page - which gives a brief look at how we’ve rated
each area of each coin’s performance. All info is accurate at the time of
publication.

The overall score we give - from 0 to 100 - allows us to rank each coin
from no.21 all the way up to no.1. We analyse Public Opinion, how much
Room To Grow the coin has, TA, FA, and Upcoming Events. Those scores
contribute to the final figure.

Our TA sections are now vastly improved as they’re being written by the
wonderful Ivan S. (CryptoGat) and Joe (CryptoSays)!

Read on, see what coins are trending this month, and enjoy!

Figures accurate on 28th February 2018

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FIRST 100% PROOF-OF-STAKE COIN

Blackcoin
[BLK]
21
https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/blackcoin/

Poloniex
-20% 0% 26m 0.33
PIVX (PIVX)
Bittrex DASH (DASH)
Upbit Neo (NEO)
GROWTH GROWTH
PAST 30 DAYS PAST 90 DAYS MARKET CAP ($) PRICE ($) WHERE TO BUY COMPETITION

PRICE (US$)
LOW: 0.23 HIGH: 0.42
0.5
0.50

0.25
0.25

0.000
FEBRUARY 2018 FEB 28

CATC H - U P BAC KG RO U N D
Blackcoin had a somewhat stable support price of Active since early 2014, Blackcoin claims to be the first 100% proof-of-stake
coin. Users who keep their wallets open to help secure the network via staking
around $.35 in the past month. Known for its yearly fractal will get from 1% to 8% interest per year in an open ledger network. It has
runs, BLK is expected to have another run this March, but open-source software, fast transactions, and claims to have more privacy-
be cautious trading fractals only. focused transactions than Bitcoin. You can also create your own assets on the
Blackcoin network through Iris, a multi-signature wallet with assets support.

TA BY I VA N S . ( C RY P TO GAT ) U P C OM I N G E V E N TS
In a descending channel on the daily. Indicators show No events in the foreseeable future.
bullish divergence. Resistance levels: 3.2k sats, 3.5k sats.
Support levels: 3k sats.

V’ S P R E D I CT I O N
Blackcoin turned 4 years old this February. Historically, Potential for some movement on the chart.
Feb/March has been a good time to accumulate. There is Fundamentally and event-wise though, not much going
some recent dev activity and it has an active community on.
on Gitter. But mostly I like the chart and hopefully it will
have some upside this spring.

– CryptoBull

TA FA
ROOM TO
GROW
UPCOMING
EVENTS
PUBLIC
OPINION 55%
3 2 2 1 2
TOTAL SCORE

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COMMUNITY-BACKED COIN

Arion
[ARION]
20
https://arioncoin.com/

TBA
N/A N/A N/A N/A
LUXCoin (LUX)
Alqo (ALQO)
Monetary Unit
GROWTH GROWTH
(MUE)
PAST 30 DAYS PAST 90 DAYS MARKET CAP ($) PRICE ($) WHERE TO BUY COMPETITION

PRICE (US$)

100

50
NO GRAPH DATA

00
FEBRUARY 2018 FEB 28

CATC H - U P BAC KG RO U N D
After the Mutual Coin fiasco, Arion was born from the Arion is a community-created coin. It was created after the developer and
main staking pool manager from Mutual Coin dropped out and left without a
need to create a community-backed coin. The pre-sale trace. The community then joined forces and started working together. Arion
was on Feb 12th and 0.1BTC could buy you 500 ARION. It’s was then developed to be a high-end, high-value coin with a sustainable APR
currently waiting to be listed on exchanges. and long-term investment in mind. Since it’s a hybrid coin, they allow POW,
POS, and Masternodes.

TA BY I VA N S . ( C RY P TO GAT ) U P C OM I N G E V E N TS
In pre-sale, there is no TA available for this coin. In the upcoming months they will add a wallet to their
mobile app, post tutorials on how to set up masternodes,
a general education platform on their website, how to
use the wallets, and also release their whitepaper and
final roadmap.

V’ S P R E D I CT I O N
Arion is a masternode hybrid coin. Presale phase 2 was on Feb 19th 17:00 Currently unlisted on exchanges, when it hits them it may
CET. The swap from Mutual Coin is in process. It will be listing on exchanges
soon. Arion has large community support and involvement. It has a mobile
do well when volume kicks in.
application for management of your portfolio. 21 Million max coins. It is a
high value, long-term investment.

– mocho17

TA FA
ROOM TO
GROW
UPCOMING
EVENTS
PUBLIC
OPINION 57%
N/A 2 4 3 2
TOTAL SCORE

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FAST, CHEAP, SCALABLE TOKEN TRANSFERS FOR ETHEREUM

Raiden
[RDN]
Network Token 19
https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/raiden-network-token/

Bibox
-27% -39% 154m 2.95
GoNetwork (GOT)
Huobi Nano (XRB)
Binance DASH (DASH)
GROWTH GROWTH
PAST 30 DAYS PAST 90 DAYS MARKET CAP ($) PRICE ($) WHERE TO BUY COMPETITION

PRICE (US$)
HIGH: 4.06 LOW: 2.32
5
5.0

2.5
2.5

0.00
FEBRUARY 2018 FEB 28

CATC H - U P BAC KG RO U N D
One of the many newer tokens on the blockchain, The Raiden Network is an off-chain scaling solution that is compatible with
ERC20 tokens and works as a layer on top of the Ethereum blockchain.
Raiden Network Token was added to CoinMarketCap in It enables fast, low-fee, and scalable payments‚ much like the Lightning
November of 2017 where it started trading at $0.92. The Network does for Bitcoin. The idea is to avoid ‘blockchain consensus
marketing for this project is fairly quiet, but they were bottleneck’ by leveraging a network of payment channels for every transfer.

present at the Berlin Ethereum Meetup in late January.


RDN is currently trading at $3.55.

TA BY I VA N S . ( C RY P TO GAT ) U P C OM I N G E V E N TS
In a descending channel on the daily and weekly. Currently RDN team is working on the developer preview
Indicators are signaling that RDN is oversold, however and could be launching their mainnet this year, but that is
there is not much support around this price. Resistance still undefined.
levels: 33k sats, 40k sats. Support levels: 25k sats, 17k sats.

V’ S P R E D I CT I O N
I hardly see Raiden being mentioned. If you like lightning Ethereum’s Lightning Network. No set dates for the future,
for bitcoin, then you should look at Raiden if you like but could do well if it gets more awareness this month.
Ethereum. A lot of ifs, but I’ll end with an AND. And it’s
undervalued!

– CryptoManiac

TA FA
ROOM TO
GROW
UPCOMING
EVENTS
PUBLIC
OPINION 59%
2 3 4 2 3
TOTAL SCORE

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SMART-WEB POWERED BY THE BLOCKCHAIN

Elastos
[ELA]
18
https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/elastos/

Huobi
+82% N/A N/A 79.92
LBRY Credits (LBC)
Po.et (POE)
SingularDTV
GROWTH GROWTH
(SNGLS)
PAST 30 DAYS PAST 90 DAYS MARKET CAP ($) PRICE ($) WHERE TO BUY COMPETITION

PRICE (US$)
LOW: 41.12 HIGH: 89.25
90
90

45
45

00
FEBRUARY 2018 FEB 28

CATC H - U P BAC KG RO U N D
Elastos was launched in early February. The decentralized, open-source Elastos aims to create a new Internet where digital goods are easily
version of the Elastos Carrier has been recently published, and the identifiable, tradeable, and scarce. In their own words “property rights pave
development and verification of the Elastos ID service sidechain was the way for wealth creation.” Users can access their digital content directly
completed. Since ELA is a very recent asset, it’s not yet possible to see its without going through an intermediary, as it will be registered in Ethereum’s
market cap. It’s currently trading at approximately $70. blockchain, and content creators will know how many times their content was
accessed.

TA BY I VA N S . ( C RY P TO GAT ) U P C OM I N G E V E N TS
There is no TA available for this coin. Elastos will hold a global applications meetup and tour, and will also establish
Elastos Capital, which aims to support Elastos application ecology projects.
Looking further down the road, they will be creating main and side chains to
form a trustless way of storing information without the usual security points of
failure in the Ethereum network related to smart contracts.

V’ S P R E D I CT I O N
Elastos wants to create the Internet Of Wealth by using blockchain to issue Potential exchange listing and a great concept of
IDs for digital content, making it possible to know who owns the digital assets.
This allows the user to to access articles, movies, games, etc, without going
securing IDs, this is a great coin to watch for short and
through an intermediary or media player. Chances are good that Binance will long term.
add this to their exchange.

– Yakherder

TA FA
ROOM TO
GROW
UPCOMING
EVENTS
PUBLIC
OPINION 61%
N/A 3 4 2 2
TOTAL SCORE

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FIRST BLOCKCHAIN GAME MACHINE

RouletteToken
[RLT]
17
https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/roulettetoken/

Livecoin
+19% +2% 1m 0.127
FunFair (FUN)
Wagerr (WGR)
Edgeless (EDG)
GROWTH GROWTH
PAST 30 DAYS PAST 90 DAYS MARKET CAP ($) PRICE ($) WHERE TO BUY COMPETITION

PRICE (US$)
LOW: 0.067 HIGH: 0.142
0.2
0.2

0.1
0.1

0.00
FEBRUARY 2018 FEB 28

CATC H - U P BAC KG RO U N D
Launched in mid-2017, RLT is currently trading at $0.12, RLT has launched a European Roulette based on
back from a +$1.00 ATH in June. They’ve begun a Ethereum smart contract technology. They offer various
strategic partnership with SJM Holding in Hong Kong this services like the possibility to make different types of
February. bets, place up to 64 bets on different fields at one turn,
payouts being fully automated via smart contracts,
and more! Their code is open-source and available to
everyone though GitHub.

TA BY I VA N S . ( C RY P TO GAT ) U P C OM I N G E V E N TS
Broke out of a long term bear trend. There has been In the near future they plan to provide RLT tokens holders
a huge spike in volume and it is retesting resistance. with sustainable loyalty rewards, present animated 3D
Resistance levels: 1.3k sats. Support levels: 1.1k sats, 900 designs with visual and sound effects, and introduce a
sats. voting system to manage key parameters of the project.

V’ S P R E D I CT I O N
Roulette machines powered by Ethereum. Its company Traders have a complex relationship to gambling - and
https://smartplay.tech recently signed a partnership a gambling token may pique their interest quite well.
agreement in the field of the digital games & the Good updates in the near future, and a very low cap.
blockchain technology in Asia. But as always with low cap coins, trade cautiously as the
volatility can be high.

– Florian

TA FA
ROOM TO
GROW
UPCOMING
EVENTS
PUBLIC
OPINION 63%
3 2 4 3 2
TOTAL SCORE

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DECENTRALIZED EXCHANGE AND OPEN PROTOCOL

Loopring
[LRC]
16
https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/loopring/

Binance
-38% +176% 345m 0.58
Waves (WAVES)
OKEx BitShares (BTS)
HitBTC 0x (ZRX)
GROWTH GROWTH
PAST 30 DAYS PAST 90 DAYS MARKET CAP ($) PRICE ($) WHERE TO BUY COMPETITION

PRICE (US$)
HIGH: 0.93 LOW: 0.52
1
1.0

0.5
0.5

0.00
FEBRUARY 2018 FEB 28

CATC H - U P BAC KG RO U N D
A few weeks ago Loopring released its roadmap for 2018. Loopring is an open protocol for building decentralized exchanges. It has an
execution system which pools the liquidity of cryptocurrencies and trades
Daniel Wang, founder of Loopring, attended the Bitcoin across token exchanges. It doesn’t require users to send tokens to exchanges,
Super Conference in Texas in February and has very instead tokens stay in their blockchain addresses during the whole transaction
recently been interviewed by China Daily USA newspaper, and Loopring takes care of the rest, acting as a decentralized middleman.

as well as MIT Technology review. The current price per


token is $0.61.

TA BY I VA N S . ( C RY P TO GAT ) U P C OM I N G E V E N TS
The daily chart shows a long falling wedge. There is not In February Loopring launched their open-source ring-
much support close, but some volume could break LRC mining software. By the end of April they will also be
out of the falling wedge back into a bull trend. Resistance launching an open-source wallet to trade with Loopring
levels: 7.3k sats, 8.9k sats. Support levels: 5.6k sats, 3k sats. Protocol.

V’ S P R E D I CT I O N
Loopring is a fairly new token that aims to solve decentralized exchanging Interesting and potentially extremely useful concept.
in a slightly different way than other projects. Essentially they will allow any
platform that uses smart contracts to trade across exchanges in a very flexible
Good updates ahead in the next couple of months. New
way. I’m excited to see this moving forward and recommend checking it out. token, so trade with caution.

– CryptoBull

TA FA
ROOM TO
GROW
UPCOMING
EVENTS
PUBLIC
OPINION 64%
2 4 3 3 2
TOTAL SCORE

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THE TUTOR
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DIVERGENCES LESSON 5

Price movements may showcase a bearish or a bullish trend, depending


on the strength of the bulls (the buyers) or the bears (the sellers). These
trends consist of repeated swings in the price, of which the strength is
mainly dependent on the current momentum. The momentum is the
rate of acceleration of the price or volume, and thus plays a key role in
the current trend. By looking at the large price swings the current trend
creates (the spikes in the bottoms or tops), combined with oscillating
indicators, traders can gain information on the momentum and whether
the current trend is either gaining or losing strength.

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There are indicators in Technical Analysis which show whether the price is gaining or losing
momentum. Oscillators like the Relative Strength Index (RSI) or the Momentum indicator show
us the momentum in the price. An increasing momentum or RSI often relates to an increase
in the price. However, this isn’t always the case. This is where Momentum Analysis comes into
play, which helps us to conclude the current trend’s strength using the price’s highs and lows
and the indicators’ highs and lows.

When movements in price differ from the movements in the oscillators, we have a diver-
gence. Divergences help traders spot trend reversals (or continuation, in some cases), which
can help them to either add more to their position or to start closing their position.

How to spot Divergences?

First, a trader should only take into account strong peaks and bottoms when performing
momentum analysis. Hence, consolidation areas should be avoided when trying to spot
divergences. An example of what should be avoided when performing momentum analysis is
when a coin is ‘just’ consolidating and isn’t making any proper highs or lows.

Normal Divergence and Hid-


den Divergence

Divergence comes in two


categories, namely ‘Normal
Divergence’ and ‘Hidden
Divergence’. Both categories
have their bullish and bearish
versions. On the right are
their properties summed up,
in regards of the price’s high
and lows and the oscillator’s
high and lows.

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Highs or Lows?

You might be unsure about when to consider the highs of the price, and when to consider the
lows of the price. That mainly depends on the current trend; in a bull trend, a trader would
want to know whether the bulls are weakening so that a reversal could be spotted early on.
Hence, the tops are considered when trying to look for bearish divergence, to see whether
bulls fail to make new tops with momentum. This is why in a normal bearish divergence, we
have a higher high for the price, but a lower high for the indicator. This indicates that highs
are being made with less momentum. Bearish divergence doesn’t only show up at the end of
a bull trend, but it could be spotted during a bear trend as well. Bearish divergence comes
in the form of hidden bearish divergence, when it forms during a bear trend. In a bear trend,
hidden bearish divergences suggest a continuation of the current bear trend.

Bullish divergences are the opposite of bearish divergences. Bullish divergences include the
lows of the price and the indicator. A regular bullish divergence occurs at the end of a bear
trend, and signals the reversal from a bear trend to a bull trend. Hidden bullish divergence,
however, could occur during a bull trend and would suggest a continuation of the bullish
trend.

How to trade Divergences?

As discussed earlier, divergences help you spot early signs of reversal of the current trend.
Divergences can be found easily on the lower timeframes but show up less frequently on
the higher timeframes. Hence why lower timeframes yield a lot of fake-outs regarding
divergences and does the higher timeframe divergence say significantly more on the current

trend.

In the example on the right, the


Japanese Candlesticks represent
the 12H timeframe. Here, we can
see the price making an obvious
higher high, and the oscillator
(Relative Strength Index) making
a lower high. This is an example
of a Bearish Normal Divergence.
Based on this, a trader could
have closed their position before
the sell-off began. Do mind that
trades shouldn’t solely be based
on one indicator only. When
having found a divergence (on
a higher timeframe), consider
other indicators as well (i.e.
volume, Japanese candlestick
formations). Hence, the more
confirmations (in the same
direction) a trader has, the higher
the likelihood of the position
succeeding.

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DECENTRALIZED AD EXCHANGE

AdEx
[ADX]
15
https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/adx-net/

Binance Basic Attention

-18% +10% 104m 1.38 Huobi


Liqui
Token (BAT)
BitClave (BAT)
AirToken (AIR)
GROWTH GROWTH
PAST 30 DAYS PAST 90 DAYS MARKET CAP ($) PRICE ($) WHERE TO BUY COMPETITION

PRICE (US$)
LOW: 0.91 HIGH: 1.88
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Last month AdEx released their platform in beta phase AdEx intends to disrupt the current landscape of online
and attended NEO DevCon in the end of January. ADX is advertising by addressing its main problems: advertising
currently trading at $1.46. fraud, privacy, and consent to receiving sponsored
messages, etc. They want to empower advertisers and
publishers with a platform that is trustless and secure to all
parties involved, consumers included.

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Price is bouncing between 13k and 17k sats in a neutral Although there seems to be no dates for what happens
rectangle. Look for a break above/below one of these next after the beta release, we should expect further
prices. Resistance levels: 17k sats. Support levels: 13k sats. development of their platform. A new roadmap is also in
the works.

V’ S P R E D I CT I O N
Great FA. Adex is a GoogleAds competitor. Their beta A great disruptive project that just released their beta.
launch was late February. There are similarities to STRAT Charts look good for a leg up in the near future.
(Bittrex) 3-day time-frame pre 7000% pump fractal.

– Pato

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OPEN-SOURCE COMMUNITY DRIVEN CRYPTOCURRENCY

Kalkulus
[KLK]
Credits 14
https://twitter.com/kalkulus_team

CryptoBridge
N/A N/A N/A N/A
LUXCoin (LUX)
Nano (XRB)
Decred (DCR)
GROWTH GROWTH
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Kalkulus, a newer currency, has just taken off from their Kalkulus is an open-source, community driven
genesis block. KLK has yet to be listed on CoinMarketCap, cryptocurrency that is easy to mine and fairly distributed
which means that there is not much data available, through crowdfunding. Their client allows users to send
though they’ve just upgraded their block explorer and will anonymous P2P transactions with very low fees.
be listed on the site soon. It’s price is currently at 0.00009
BTC.

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There is no TA available for this coin. According to their roadmap, Kalkulus will expand their
developer team, switch to hybrid proof-of-work/proof-of-
stake, and implement masternodes this quarter. The end
of the quarter is coming fast, so we can expect these to
be implemented soon!

KLK is already accepted as payment method on the portfolio dashboard,


MyCryptoStats. They have their own off-chain staking program and will soon
V’ S P R E D I CT I O N
announce a proper marketplace partnering with a collectable sneakers Potential masternodes this quarter for a coin not yet listed
oriented brand. The release of a new staking wallet and swap to new KLKs is
on CMC. This could hold a lot of profit. As always, use
already scheduled for 20th of March. The coin will implement well designed
masternodes with a See-Saw System to balance ROI and rewards. With caution with new coins as they can be extremely volatile.
nothing but headroom, this superlow-cap coin will become one of most
rewarding and promising coins for months to come.

– Mocho17

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DECENTRALIZED, IMMUTABLE, UNSTOPPABLE SMART CONTRACT PLATFORM

Ethereum
[ETC]
Classic 13
https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/ethereum-classic

Bitfinex
+18% +32% 3.9b 34.01
Ethereum (ETH)
Binance NEO (NEO)
Bittrex Qtum (QTUM)
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February had taken Ethereum Classic from a market cap Ethereum Classic is a decentralized platform which runs on smart contracts.
It’s essentially like Ethereum, except that Ethereum Classic moved on with the
of 2 billion to almost 4 billion USD. With Callisto airdrop original code out of the need to keep it immutable and untampered after the
coming, there are many holders waiting for free tokens “DAOsaster” happened in 2016, when a hacker managed to steal more than
and many others still trying to join the party. ETC is 3.6M ether through an ICO. Ethereum Classic was born after this and moved
on with the original code, believing that Ethereum was attacking the core
currently trading at $38.66. idea of decentralization by changing its code. For ETC investors, code is law!

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Daily chart is in a strong bull trend with a bullish pennant Callisto airdrop happening on the 5th.
forming. Resistance levels: 375k sats, 450k sats. Support
levels: 310k sats, 270k sats.

V’ S P R E D I CT I O N
Aside from the incoming airdrop for ETC, the sentiment There may be a large dip around the airdrop time
analysis is too strong to disregard. It’s about time it rises to when the charts and price correct, so watch for some
its true value. stability afterwards. Seems to still have a lot more upside
potential.

– CryptoChief

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THE FIRST DECENTRALIZED STORAGE PLATFORM

SiaCoin
[SC]
12
https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/siacoin/

Bittrex
-41% +233% 719m 0.02
Storj (STORJ)
Upbit VeChain (VEN)
Poloniex Factom (FCT)
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HIGH: 0.034 LOW: 0.018
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SiaCoin have recently been busy working on their SiaCoin is a decentralized storage platform that is
rebranding. On block 139,000 this January, SiaCoin secured with smart contracts. The Sia Platform uses
hardforked to fix the new difficulty algorithm, lending it underutilized hard drive capacity for those who want
more speed, scalability, and stability. It’s currently trading to rent that space to store their data. It is more reliable
at $0.02. because it is not centralized, and it’s rentable at a lower
cost than traditional cloud storage providers.

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SC is in a falling wedge and just hit support on the daily. SiaCoin is currently working on adding the ability to
Indicators show it is oversold. Resistance levels: 270 sats, recover files using only your wallet seed, the ability to
350 sats. Support levels: 200 sats, 128 sats. share files (P2P) with other Sia Platform users as well as
enhancing their UI (user interface) to make the platform
easier and more accessible to the average person.

V’ S P R E D I CT I O N
Lots of upcoming updates for Q1 2018 we should see Great updates ahead in the near future, and rebranding
some support around 200sat. Some features are: Faster to boot. This coin could do very well over the next couple
File contracts upgrade, recover files using only wallet of months.
seed, and sharing files with other Sia users.

– CryptOrca

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THE ORIGINAL CRYPTOCURRENCY

Bitcoin
[BTC]
11
https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/bitcoin/

Bitfinex
+3% +8% 180b 10596
Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
OKEx Litecoin (LTC)
Binance Nano (XRB)
GROWTH GROWTH
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LOW: 7051.75 HIGH: 11372.2
11373
11373.0

5686.5
5686.5

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February was anything but boring, as we watched BTC Born after the housing market crash in 2008, Bitcoin was created out of the
need to make a decentralized currency that is not pegged to government-
tank from $10.3K to only $6K and back up again. It’s been issue money. Its creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, is a total mystery to everyone. This
a crazy rollercoaster and we can’t wait to see where it’s person (or group of people) stays in the shadows and removes the focus from
taking us. Bitcoin Private snapshot was also taken on the being a person with a political stance, to an entity who has revolutionized our
world forever.
last day of February. The current price of BTC is at $10.9K.

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Bitcoin is at a strong resistance and attempting to break This month we will see the CME futures contracts of BTC
out of the down trend. On the daily there is a possible expire on the 29th, 4:00 PM GMT.
inverse head and shoulder playing out which would
confirm a trend reversal. Resistance levels: $10,800,
$12,000. Support levels: $9,400, $8900.

V’ S P R E D I CT I O N
BTC will eventually decide which way the total crypto market will go. If it Could go either way short-term, but long-term we all
decides to go for another bull-run in March, altcoins (in general) might have
to wait a bit longer. Always have a certain share of BTC in your portfolio to
know where this is heading...
hedge against bitcoin-caused volatilities in the altcoin market.

– CryptoTutor

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THIS MONTH

JOE’S ICO
@CryptoRidy

KickCity

I made my first investment in Ethereum at age 17 and ran a reverse


arbitrage service for half a year to earn enough money to start a cryp-
tocurrency-based hedge fund. At age 19, I finally launched the fund
and diversified into more than two dozen ICOs over the first year. I sold
my car at age 20 to invest more money into Waves and Golem. Today,
I continue managing that fund and work as a consultant and adviser
to several cryptocurrency-based startups.

I seldom take the time to consider many ICO’s these days, but KickCity
is different—it caught my attention. Researching this project was a true
refreshment; it took me back to the good old days of 2016 when ICO’s
were launched with purpose. The startup currently has several innovative
products that are already generating revenue. This is not your typical
sci-fi “let’s all get rich quick” type of ICO; this is a real investment in
a real company with a great idea. Tokenization of real businesses is a
major trend in cryptocurrency today, one which we are only just beginning
to witness. KickCity is an innovator and they are one of the few leading
the charge towards real blockchain solutions; intending to enhance their
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The project is fascinating. It serves two
unique purposes meshed together into
one highly scalable master platform. At
first glance it may seem as though it were
only a blockchain-based ticketing service.
However, KickCity is building something THEY PLAN
so much greater. The immediate market
will indeed be in event services but this is
TO DISRUPT
only because it serves as a fantastic entry
point towards the establishment of “value
THE SOCIAL
communities.” This is perhaps the most
intriguing part of the concept proposed
NETWORKING
by KickCity. It is part of a long-term plan to
move from being an event services app,
SPACE THE SAME
towards a potentially disruptive social
network. KickCity aims to become the first
WAY STEEMIT
blockchain-based social network in which IS CURRENTLY
the exchange of information and value
occurs simultaneously. They plan to disrupt DISRUPTING
the social networking space the same way
Steemit is currently disrupting mainstream MAINSTREAM
blogging.
BLOGGING.
We will discuss value communities in a
moment, but first let’s delve into the
benefits and advantages of the event-
ticketing aspect of the platform, as this is
the immediate market. This segment of the
platform could prove to be a powerful tool
all of its own. The way in which KickCity substantial benefits to users: including
will be providing event ticketing services is price reductions, special offers, and loyalty
highly scalable and provides tremendous rewards. These features provide a high
value to the community as well. To begin, degree of utility to event organizers who
it is important understand the value in are able to save time, money, and effort in
a blockchain-based ticketing service their marketing campaigns.
in and of itself. Scalping, reselling, and
forging of tickets is a serious problem–no KickCity’s rewards program is very
one can deny that. This is an industry that beneficial to event organizers. Loyalty
stands to benefit a great deal from an rewards are one of the great functions of
immutable ledger, which can prevent such the KCY token which provides value to
unscrupulous activities. both the consumer and event organizer.
I invested in a project called Incent
The KickCity platform cuts out the need some time ago because the concept of
for costly and unnecessary middlemen blockchain-based loyalty rewards is simply
involved in the payment processing sector, brilliant. The issue with Incent was that they
connecting event organizers directly tried to go too big, too fast. This was long
with attendees in a lossless manner. The before cryptocurrency was in any position
cost savings are passed down to end to take on such mainstream accounts.
users through promotional campaigns However, the concept is still valid; it’s
in which consumers are able to earn just a matter of who makes it work
rewards by helping promote an event. The first. Blockchain-based loyalty rewards
platform offers incentives to consumers programs provide several key advantages
to go through KickCity to purchase their for merchants and end users. First, the
tickets and refer friends. This provides cost of establishing and maintaining

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reward programs are very high. Building Bancor protocols which enable continuous
the payment infrastructure and managing liquidity and price-stability so that third-
these systems are not only costly, they are party platforms interested in using the
also challenging to administer. Ensuring services can do so without any confusion
each user is rewarded appropriately, on price disparities. The model empowers
effectively, and efficiently is a common existing businesses interested in leveraging
problem faced by merchants today. This is blockchain technology to do so in a way
an area in which the KCY token provides that prevents the current issues associated
further value to event organizers. within the ticketing industry, but with an
interesting twist. KCY separates themselves
KickCity is going to implement the rewards from the competition in this regard.
program in the form of a decentralized P2P
promotion network. Essentially, KickCity The KCY token allows for existing event
protocols allow for a reward-based organizational platforms to create their
event marketing system in which you own customizable tokens, meaning that
earn points, or “kickbacks,” for referring they can create tokens which do not
people to an event on the platform. This dampen their brand power. In fact, the
provides value to the consumer as well as customized tokens would actually incur
offering incentives for continued use of the more brand power and offer new ways
platform. Additionally, event organizers to create loyalty. There is already a great
interested in leveraging the community deal of interest in KCY’s value proposition
power of the platform can do so very from some major event services/ticketing
easily. The community’s power and their platforms. The team is grinding every
ability to interact directly to exchange day to add as many new partnerships as
information establishes the peer-to-peer possible to grow the adoption of KCY-
marketing aspect of the platform. In this integrated payment solutions for ticket
regard, the cost of promotional campaigns purchasing.
is greatly reduced, allowing for additional
discounts to end-users. Event services is an industry that really
does stand to benefit a great deal from
It is an ambitious concept, but it is one blockchain technology. To better explain
that could revolutionize the industry. The the platform and its value for existing
system would enable event organizers to event organizational services, let’s use a
use KickCity as a highly efficient, cost- real-world example. Let’s say Eventbrite
effective promotional tool which passes determines they want to begin using
on savings to consumers. In the long term, blockchain-based ticketing services as
it is a potentially self-sustaining business a part of their existing business model.
model, thanks to their focus on building Eventbrite can create their own token,
“communities of value.” There is certainly but they need a platform with existing
competition in the blockchain-based infrastructure to do so, one that will allow
event ticketing space: Aventus is a great them to provide a cost effective and
example of that. The Aventus platform is proven solution. KickCity provides that
equally strong in many regards. However, infrastructure. Eventbrite can easily create
there is one major factor which separates an “Eventbrite Token” backed by KCY,
KickCity from Aventus–KCY is far more making it incredibly easy to administer
scalable. rewards policies, loyalty programs,
discounts and more. Each individual
The KCY token provides a highly scalable event organizer has the ability to choose
event planning, creation, and ticketing whether or not, or how they would like
distribution service. Anybody can use to use it. One of the key reasons that a
KickCity to administer an event, but what company such as Eventbrite would be
truly creates value for the platform is its interested in a blockchain-based token like
ability to take on mainstream accounts/ KCY, is to ensure they do not fall behind
partnerships. The KCY token is built on the competition in adapting to new

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technologies (this was the fatal flaw that the reserve that lays the groundwork for
caused the collapse of many big names cryptocurrency adoption on mainstream
such as Toys-R-Us, Sears, and Blockbuster). event platforms, KickCity is creating a
It is of the utmost importance to adapt in serious early mover advantage.
order to ensure the ongoing success of
any business; blockchain technology is As stated earlier in this article, KickCity
no different. As cryptocurrency gradually has a great deal of long-term potential
enters the mainstream, the big players beyond event services. They also have
in the event organizing and ticketing plans to harness the power of the
services space will inevitably look for the communities they develop to build a
best methods of leveraging blockchain decentralized social network. The power
technology and KickCity is quickly of which goes mostly without saying:
establishing themselves as that solution. imagine the possibilities of a social network
in which the users benefit from advertising
and can easily monetize their own content
with no costly middleman. If Steemit were
any indication, the long-term potential
KICKCITY HAS A GREAT of KickCity’s value communities can take
everything to the next level. Vloggers
DEAL OF LONG-TERM could earn more money for their content,
influencers could be paid more accurately
according to their exact reach, and each
POTENTIAL BEYOND individual user stands to benefit through
micro-payments and decentralized P2P
EVENT SERVICES. marketing rewards.

Though I apologize for the, erm,


comprehensiveness of this article–there
was much that needed to be said to
People who go through Eventbrite to fully grasp the scope of this truly unique
organize their events would like to know platform. The team behind KickCity
that they are getting the best services epitomizes brilliant, hard working,
available. If Eventbrite failed to seek dedicated, and highly ambitious
out every solution that could help make entrepreneurs. If there is any group of
each organizers’ event as successful people who can make this work, it’s
and profitable as possible, they would them. Sometimes it is hard to look far
suffer serious issues of customer attrition. into the future in an industry such as
Organizers who want to test the possibilities cryptocurrency (one that fluctuates so
of a blockchain-based service for rapidly, changing day-to-day). However,
coordinating their events will do so, it’s in this case there is real potential to look
a matter of who they do so with. Keep 3, 5, even 10 years into the future. KickCity
in mind that KickCity is also developing is a great platform which will become
built-in value communities that will offer a household name within the next six to
organizers using blockchain-based seven years. I am proud to be an early
solutions additional exposure and provide investor and I look forward to watching this
them with the power of a decentralized amazing platform grow.
P2P market, eliminating costs and
maximizing revenues. If the competition
opens up blockchain solutions through
KCY which prove to be highly valuable
to organizers and consumers alike, the
company which does not adapt quickest
can and will lose business to the other
service. By establishing themselves as

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SECURITIES TOKEN PLATFORM

Polymath
[POLY]
10
https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/polymath-network/

KuCoin
+43% N/A 285m 1.13
SophiaTX (SPHTX)
IDEX Ethos (ETHOS)
Dynamic Trading
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Polymath has recently partnered up with SelfKey (KEY) to Polymath facilitates the primary issuance and secondary trading of
blockchain security tokens, lowering the liquidity time of securities to months
help secure users’ digital identities on the blockchain. instead of years. Polymath has taken under their wing the responsibility
to bridge traditional security markets and blockchain tech. SummerHill, a
Canadian venture capital firm, and Skyline Capital, a Real Estate Investment
Trust have already trusted Polymath to bridge this gap.

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There is not much data on POLY since it was recently Between February 28th and March 3rd, Polymath will hold
listed. It is still in price discovery. Resistance levels: 11.5k Polycon in Nassau, Bahamas, the world’s first crypto event
sats, 13k sats. Support levels: 10k sats. dedicated to securities tokens.

V’ S P R E D I CT I O N
Polymath is the first platform that will offer security token Conference at the end of the month could hold some
offerings, separate from the traditional ICO. These STOs good announcements, and great overall unique
will be the first types of token offerings that are fully legal concept. Security may trend this year, so keep your eyes
and compliant. It will allow for a new wave of tokenized on this one.
assets including funds, real estate, and much more.

– CryptoGat (Ivan S.)

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OPENING THE DOOR TO INNOVATION IN BITCOIN

Counterparty
[XCP]
09
https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/counterparty/

Bittrex
-47% -14% 56m 22.83
Omni (OMNI)
Poloniex
Counterparty
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HIGH: 43.1 LOW: 21.31
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In the past month, XCP has forked and launched XCPC (Counterparty Cash), Counterparty is a protocol that ‘extends Bitcoin’s functionality’ by allowing
which is a protocol that can be used to create new layers on top of the developers to create layers upon the Bitcoin network to make it more
Bitcoin Cash network. Multi-Peer Multi-Asset (MPMA) sends will allow many scalable and accessible to the masses, including the creation of smart
assets to be sent to many peers in a single transaction. P2SH data encoding contracts in Bitcoin’s network. XCP coins can be used to pay for the
was also implemented. Its price is currently at $30.27. execution of their smart contract codes, and holding it allows holders to vote
on game-changing decisions.

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Sitting at strong support on the daily and weekly. Daily While we couldn’t find any upcoming events, in the future
and weekly indicators are signaling oversold. Resistance XCP seeks to implement the following: a virtual machine,
levels: 335k sats, 420k sats. Support levels: 210k sats, 140k serialized tokens, atomic swaps, picopayments, and
sats. Lightning Network.

V’ S P R E D I CT I O N
My number one pick. Why? Low supply, long sideways, A coin that aims to increase functionality and scalability
great FA, and similarities with the 2-week timeframe of is usually a good concept. After a long accumulation, this
Reddcoin’s (RDD) chart (Bittrex) pre-3500% pump fractal. coin could be ready to move upwards soon.

– Pato

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DECENTRALIZED EXCHANGE FOR INSTANT CONVERSION OF CRYPTO ASSETS AND PAYMENTS

Kyber
[KNC]
Network 08
https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/kyber-network

Binance
-53% +63% 351m 1.92
Bridgecoin (BCO)
Coinnest Waves (WAVES)
Liqui 0x (ZRX)
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HIGH: 4.09 LOW: 1.92
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February marked the highly anticipated launch of KNC’s Kyber is a system that allows the instant exchange and conversion of crypto
assets. This allows merchants to receive payments in any token, while also
wallet mainnet. Surprisingly, there was only a small peak mitigating the risk of price fluctuations in cryptocurrencies with derivatives
in price action, which was overwhelmed by the dip in BTC trading. It is trustless, decentralized, and provides high liquidity. The
during its launch. It’s currently sitting at $2.63. specialized team counts on advisors like Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum).

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Currently sitting at strong support on the daily. Resistance Soon Kyber will allow its users to trade arbitrary token
levels: 24k sats, 29k sats. Support levels: 18k sats, 14k sats. pairs, and has a longer term goal of being used to
facilitate cryptocurrency payments.

V’ S P R E D I CT I O N
Kyber Network can be described as an on-chain protocol, which allows A live network and a bag full of partnerships - Kyber
secure instant exchanges between digital assets (cryptocurrencies). The
Kyber Network went live on the Ethereum Mainnet on February 11th. KNC is
looks good for the month ahead. They also have some
rapidly expanding the network of partnerships and recently established two great long-term plans. A strong team with goals usually
significant new connections with Wanchain and SelfKey integration. achieves what they set out to do.

– Anbessa

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SELF-SOVEREIGN IDENTITY ECOSYSTEM

SelfKEY
[KEY]
07
https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/selfkey/

KuCoin
-38% N/A 28m 0.015
Civic (CVC)
OKEx THEKEY (TKY)
Tidex
GROWTH GROWTH
PAST 30 DAYS PAST 90 DAYS MARKET CAP ($) PRICE ($) WHERE TO BUY COMPETITION

PRICE (US$)
HIGH: 0.024 LOW: 0.014
0.05
0.050

0.025
0.025

0.0000
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SelfKey has recently partnered up with Kyber Network to SelfKey brings full identity ownership to the blockchain. It gives individuals
more freedom, privacy and wealth. KEY enables an identity wallet assigned to
provide ETH-based tokens exchanged within the SelfKey each individual or collective companies which they fully control to manage
wallets. They have also partnered up with Polymath and secure their own portfolio, hassle-free. This makes KYC processes much
to provide identity safety for securities trading on the easier to perform thanks to the trustless storing of identity information to
participate in ICO token sales!
blockchain. It’s currently at the low price of $0.016.

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There is not a lot of data for KEY, but it looks close This month SelfKey will launch the alpha version of
to bottomed out. Indicators are signaling oversold. their desktop app. They have also stated that in this
Resistance levels: 150k sats, 170k sats. Support levels: quarter they will launch their token sales and exchanges
None. marketplace, as well as the Identity Wallets that will
support cryptocurrency transactions.

V’ S P R E D I CT I O N
SelfKey is offering an all-in-one KYC and ERC20 exchange. Desktop alpha, marketplace, and identity wallets all in
It will allow users to participate in ICOs by submitting the near future. This is one to watch closely for this month.
their KYC and ETH in one click. The company has 4 years
experience in KYC and is my favorite identity platform
pick over Civic and TheKey.

– CryptoGat (Ivan S.)

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DECENTRALIZED BLOCKCHAIN SOLUTIONS

Stratis
[STRAT]
06
https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/stratis/

Binance
-40% +39% 771m 7.47
Ethereum (ETH)
Bittrex Neo (NEO)
Upbit Lisk (LSK)
GROWTH GROWTH
PAST 30 DAYS PAST 90 DAYS MARKET CAP ($) PRICE ($) WHERE TO BUY COMPETITION

PRICE (US$)
HIGH: 12.36 LOW: 6.09
13
13.0

6.5
6.5

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CATC H - U P BAC KG RO U N D
Stratis was busy attending and networking at the Bitcoin Stratis is a smart contract platform which can be used
Super Conference in Dallas, TX last month. The first two by customers to build their own blockchain applications
flagship ICOs based on the Stratis blockchain, Gluon based on the open-source code. The platform gives
and Beyond Global Trade were also in attendance. freedom for some use cases, such as scientific study
Regarding price, STRAT is currently trading at $9.46. transparency, product tracking, data recording of IoT
(internet of things), and identity management.

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In a bearish trend on the daily and weekly. Daily shows March is looking like a busy month for Stratis! We can
it is oversold, but there is a bearish pennant forming that expect them to release their smart contracts solution,
indicates we might not be at the bottom yet. Resistance sidechains alpha, and their new iOS app.
levels: 80k sats, 88k sats. Support levels: 69k sats, 54k sats.

V’ S P R E D I CT I O N
I am bullish on a few business platforms. Stratis is working ambitiously to Lots coming up for Stratis - and all eyes are on sidechains.
establish a Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) Platform to provide solutions
for corporations in the financial sector that want to enjoy the benefits of
This is one of the strongest coins to watch for in March
Blockchain technology. March will be big: smart contracts, sidechains and beyond.
release, and the stratis identify iOS app.

– Anbessa

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CRYPTO SECURITY PRIMER

FLORIAN Hardware hacking, mining & Bitcoin are my favorite


tech topics. I wear plenty of hats. Nowadays, peo-
@marsmensch ple mostly know me as fundamentals expert for new
technologies in the blockchain space. My favorite
picks are masternode cryptos, privacy focused pro-
jects and distributed storage technologies.

USING CANARIES:
PROTECTING YOUR VALUABLE
CRYPTO ASSETS BY RECEIVING
PART 1
EARLY BIRD WARNINGS BEFORE IT’S
TOO LATE

This article is the first in a series of at least five articles that address
different risks that crypto traders and HODLERs are typically exposed
to in different forms. Most security articles focus on what you absolutely
SHOULDN’T do and are often accompanied with complex procedures to
implement and keep up.

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Being a security guy for more than a
decade, I’d like to break up the mindset
that good security must be complex.
After reading these, you will hopefully be
inspired and motivated to implement some
measures to raise the bar for your overall
personal security. Don’t be afraid, I will be
your friendly guide throughout this journey.

Credit: Paul Keller

About Canaries

In software development, a Canary is referred to as an early test version of software, alluding


to the method used in coal mines to detect the presence of carbon monoxide. The bird’s
rapid breathing made it an ideal early warning system to warn the miners if they were in
danger of being intoxicated.

Don’t be afraid, no single Canary is going to be harmed with this measure to enhance
yoursecurity! Computer security persons are utilizing that concept in different forms. Canary-
Tokens are one of them and I will show you how to use them to your advantage with no
expensive hardware or complex scripts involved.

Why An Early Warning System?

If you are a little like me, you assume


perfect security is not possible and—at
some point—a compromise is inevitable.
New and severe vulnerabilities in Firewalls
and Operating Systems are discovered all
the time, so it’s a matter of being prepared
for WHEN and not IF you are hacked. It’s
bad if your last line of defense is falling; it’s
worse if you don’t realize it only after all
your crypto has been transferred out.

Canary-Tokens are a free, quick and


painless way to help you discover that
you have been breached—by having Credit: Klaus Post

attackers announce themselves.

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Deploy Your First Virtual Canary

As usual, there are multiple ways to do


it. Some are more complex and involve
rolling your own Linux or Windows system.
For this article, we’ll focus on things you
can do now and without spending an
evening on the installation. All you need
Please select the option “Microsoft Word
is a web browser and about 10 minutes of
Document”. Next, insert an email address
time.
to get notified and a helpful message to
remind you what Canary is responsible
For our first test, let’s assume you have a
when it has been triggered.
backup folder on some of your PCs where
you store encrypted backup copies for
In my example I used the text, “Tezos
crypto wallets. This is a good place for a
Keyfile Canary compromised!” Verify your
Canary; you definitely want to get notified
email address and message, then press
when someone has accessed these files.
the “Create my Canary Token” button to
In case you don’t have backups of your
generate it. Now click the “Download your
wallets, drop this article and do that NOW!
MS Word file” to download it.

First things first: head over to https://


Since we are testing right now, head
canarytokens.org/ now. The site looks
over to the location of your downloaded
like a simple web form with some basic
Canary document and open it. You will see
instructions how to use it. A Dropdown
an empty and boring document: nothing
Menu allows you to select from various
more and nothing less. But wait, let’s head
predefined Canary formats.

Credit: Thinkst Applied Research

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over to our configured email account
and see if our Canary Token has triggered
properly! You should see an email popping
up within one minute after opening the
document.

The message you will find in your inbox


should roughly look like what is pictured
here. This would already be pretty great,
but there’s even more information logged
and accessible when you click the “More
info on this token here” link.

Credit: Thinkst Applied Research

Credit: Thinkst Applied Research

You have just established the baseline for


a very efficient early warning system and
spent only about 10 minutes to do it .

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Distribute Canary-Tokens Over Sensitive
Places

Of course, generating a Canary-Token is


only the first step. So, what’s next? You
should distribute those tokens all over the
sensitive places in your network. Here are a
couple of ideas to get you started:

Drop the file on a Windows network share


(PDF, Word, Folder Canary)

Attach a Canary to an email with a


These are only some possible options. I am
tempting Subject line (PDF, Word Canary)
sure you can find a lot more that will fit
your environment perfectly. The only limit is
Unzip the file on a juicily named Windows
your imagination and the result will be that
network share (PDF, Word, Folder Canary)
some sad hackers go to sleep instead of
draining your crypto wallets!
Left in a secure location with your paper
wallet backups (QR Code Canary)
I hope you had as much fun reading
this article as I had writing it. Stay tuned
Underneath your phone battery when
for the next part in this series. Cheers,
crossing international borders (QR Code
@marsmensch.
Canary)

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MISSNATOSHI’S CORNER

MISSNATOSHI
@missnatoshi

Just a 👸 BTFD

HOW WELL DO YOU


KNOW YOUR FAVORITE
CRYPTO EXCHANGES?

Whether you’ve just started trading or already trade full time, there seem
to be more and more exchanges popping up in the crypto space every day—
so I did a little research on some of your fav’s.

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Bitfinex

Founded in 2012, Bitfinex is a crypto


exchange providing advanced services BINANCE IS
for digital currency traders and liquidity
providers. A POPULAR
Location: Undisclosed. The website
CRYPTO
states “servers cloud based and globally EXCHANGE
distributed.”

Features: exchange trading, margin


trading, margin funding.
Binance
Verification: Yes—if you wish to deposit/
withdraw and trade fiat currencies. Binance is a popular crypto exchange that
Verification can take up to 5 weeks. in 2017, while fairly new on the market,
Verification is not needed for crypto has managed to gain popularity. Their
deposits/withdrawals and trading.
platform offers basic and advanced options
for trading. The more advanced option
Fees: Trading fees is either or a small fee
depending on traders activity in the last offers more in depth technical analysis
30 days. Deposit fees for Euro and USD is of digital currency value over time. The
.100% with a minimum fee of $20. A small exchange also holds contests with prize
deposit fee is applied on less than $1000 giveaways.
USD equivalent. Withdrawal fees vary per
coin and can be found on their support
Location: In response to the China ban
website. Margin funding fees are 15% on
they moved IP’s to an offshore location
all generated fees received by margin
(BVI) & multiple locations.
providers and an 18% charge applied on
fees on hidden offers.
Features: exchange trading, ICO listings,
mobile app
Payment Methods: Crypto, USD, Euros.

Verification: Level 1 verification gets you


Hacks/Drama: Around $70 million worth
a 2 BTC daily withdrawal limit, and level
of bitcoin was stolen in August 2016. They
2 you are allowed up to 100 BTC per day.
were subpoenaed by the CTFC Dec 6,
There are also higher limits available if you
2017.
contact them directly.

Fees: Binance charges an average fee


of .1% on each trade. If you pay with
BNB token, you’ll get a 50% discount on
trading fees. Withdrawal fees vary for each
currency.

Payment Methods: Crypto

Hacks/Drama: Nothing major.

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[CRYPTOPIA] IT IS KNOWN AND LOVED
BY ITS USERS AS THE PLACE TO FIND LESS
COMMON CRYPTO, OR “HIDDEN GEMS.”

Bittrex Cryptopia

Bittrex was founded in 2014 and has made Registered in 2014, Cryptopia is unique
its way as one of the top exchanges in the because its trades are peer to peer—all are
world by volume. Created by a security completed with other users. It is known
engineer at Amazon, it has been known to and loved by its users as the place to find
deliver a fast and secure platform, trading less common crypto, or “hidden gems.”
services, and rapid deposits and withdraw-
als. It has hundreds of crypto trading pairs Location: New Zealand
and recently announced that it will soon
Features: Exchange trading, mining
incorporate fiat pairings.
platform, arbitrage service, coin info,
lottery
Location: Seattle USA

Verification: You only need your email


Features: exchange trading
address to get a daily withdrawal of
$5,000. The next stage of verification
Verification: Basic accounts require name, requires providing and ID, address and
address, and DOB for you to withdraw up photo which limited you $50,000 per day.
to 3 BTC. Enhanced accounts need ID and The final stage requires proof of address
photo identification in order to withdraw and a written statement which can allow
up to 100 btc per day. $500,000 per day.

Fees: All trades are charged .25% of the Fees: Trading fees are .2% and withdrawal
profits of the trade. No fees for deposits. A fees vary per coin
network fee charged for withdrawals.

Hacks/Drama: Nothing majo


Payment Methods: Crypto

Hacks/Drama: Nothing major

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Kucoin

Kucoin is a new modern looking platform


that was founded in 2017 although its team
and platform is new they have been work-
ing on it for a few years. Pairs to choose
from are btc, eth, kcs, neo and usdt. Ku-
coin is also known to get new some ICO
listings come in first.

Location: Hong Kong

Features: Exchange Trading, mobile app

Verification: You need an email and pass-


word

Fees: Trading fees are .1% and low fees


for withdrawals are coin dependent. Also
something to note is that some of Kucoin’s
fees go back to the users as a “Kucoin
Bonus”

Hacks/Drama: Nothing major

With the recent exchange hacks this year


ALSO
and DEX’s on the horizon it is important SOMETHING
to be able to trust the platform you are us-
ing to manage your valuable crypto assets. TO NOTE IS
Also don’t forget to bookmark your ex-
changes so you aren’t logging into a phish-
THAT SOME
ing website. OF KUCOIN’S
FEES GO BACK
TO THE USERS
AS A “KUCOIN
BONUS”

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TOP 5

Well, we’ve seen all the way from 21 to 6, and now it’s time for our top 5
picks of the month!

Buckle up and get ready, and as always, do your own research (DYOR)!

Figures accurate on 28th February 2018

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RETAIL MINER-FRIENDLY SMART CONTRACT PLATFORM

LUXCoin
[LUX]
05
https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/luxcoin/

Cryptopia
-42% 14m 13.38
Groestlcoin (GRS)
+1006% Pirl (PIRL)
Ellaism (ELLA)
GROWTH GROWTH
PAST 30 DAYS PAST 90 DAYS MARKET CAP ($) PRICE ($) WHERE TO BUY COMPETITION

PRICE (US$)
HIGH: 23.16 LOW: 10.83
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24

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12

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CATC H - U P BAC KG RO U N D
It has been an exciting start to the year for LUX. They LuxCoin claims to have the most efficient GPU mining algorithm, and is ASIC
resistant as well. LUX also has SegWit implementation, which is a protocol
have released their whitepaper v.2.0, redesigned the that segregates part of the information in a transaction to make transactions
website, and implemented ZeroMQ protocol in their smaller and faster. Users can run masternodes and access a hybrid POW/
wallet for block and transaction broadcasting. LuxCoin is POS algorithm. All-in-all, a very tempting asset to miners and investors for its
profitability and potential!
currently trading at $12.84.

TA BY I VA N S . ( C RY P TO GAT ) U P C OM I N G E V E N TS
Broke out of a downtrend on the 4 hour and daily. This month Lux will be burning coins, as well as activating
Indicators are showing bullish divergence, signaling that SegWit implementation and smart contracts.
there might be a bullish trend soon. Resistance levels:
160k sats. Support levels: 100k sats, 65k sats.

LuxCoin has a full blockchain ecosystem with really active


V’ S P R E D I CT I O N
development and an interesting roadmap ahead for the Coin burns historically have an effect on price. A good
next quarters. Great low cap pick at Cryptopia. low cap with high upside and a strong team.

– CryptoRand

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SECURE, PRIVATE, UNTRACEABLE

Monero
[XMR]
04
https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/monero/

HitBTC
+5% +67% 4.7b 293.14
ZClassic (ZCL)
Bithumb PIVX (PIVX)
Bitfinex ZCash (ZEC)
GROWTH GROWTH
PAST 30 DAYS PAST 90 DAYS MARKET CAP ($) PRICE ($) WHERE TO BUY COMPETITION

PRICE (US$)
LOW: 180.87 HIGH: 325.96
326
326

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163

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CATC H - U P BAC KG RO U N D
Monero is a coin that has been getting a lot of buzz lately Monero is a safe, private, and untraceable
due to the sentiment that privacy coins will be very bullish cryptocurrency. Nobody can track your balance or
in 2018. As far as its most recent marketing/networking, transactions back to you, nor they may know if, where, or
Monero had a meetup in Los Angeles last month. It is how much you sent to whomever. It uses ring signatures,
currently trading at around $280. ring confidential transactions, and stealth addresses to
keep all the data hidden from prying eyes.

TA BY I VA N S . ( C RY P TO GAT ) U P C OM I N G E V E N TS
Bull flag on daily, XMR is in a strong uptrend. Resistance On the 14th of March, Monero will hardfork to a new
levels: 300k sats, 320k sats. Support levels: 260k sats, 215k privacy coin: MoneroV (XMV). Every Monero holder
sats. during the snapshot will get 10 XMV for each single XMR
coin they hold.

The project and team make an introduction obsolete. It’s


V’ S P R E D I CT I O N
accumulation time! Privacy is so hot right now, and Monero is one of the
original privacy coins. If the trend takes off in 2018,
Monero stands a good chance of rising with the incoming
privacy tide. Could be this month, could be the next, but
it’s likely to be sometime in the near future.
– Florian

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CENSORSHIP-RESISTANT ART MARKETPLACE ON THE BLOCKCHAIN

LBRY
[LBC]
Credits 03
https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/library-credit/

Bittrex
-32% +36% 54m 0.38
Po.et (POE)
Poloniex Basic Attention
Cryptopia Token (BAT)
Steem (STEEM)
GROWTH GROWTH
PAST 30 DAYS PAST 90 DAYS MARKET CAP ($) PRICE ($) WHERE TO BUY COMPETITION

PRICE (US$)
HIGH: 0.56 LOW: 0.27
1
1.0

0.5
0.5

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CATC H - U P BAC KG RO U N D
LBRY has been gaining popularity lately. Over 150,000 LBRY is the first digital decentralized marketplace with
pieces of content are currently available on the a focus on digital goods controlled by the market’s
platform, including movies and LBRY originals. In February, participants themselves. This means that content creators
LBRY attended Bitcoin Super Conference, represented by are responsible for their content. LBRY is censorship-
Jeremy Kauffman, LBC’s founder and CEO. At the time of resistant, allowing everyone to create and sell whatever
writing it’s sitting at $0.32. they want with a focus on movies, books, and games.

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Broke out of downtrend on daily and there is a bullish Through the end of this quarter, YouTube Sync program
pennant forming. Resistance levels: 4k sats, 5.5k sats. re-launches with Partner Program to build on its current list
Support levels: 3k sats, 1.8k sats. of creators and create incentives to bring on even more.
They will also launch their Android app in alpha, and
release their technical whitepaper draft.

FA - strong. Might need a bit more sideways movement


V’ S P R E D I CT I O N
(in March), but I believe it will perform well in the coming Very good concept and some great events to help
months. expansion and awareness this quarter. A strong
contender for March.

– CryptoTutor

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SCALABILITY, PRIVACY AND INTEROPERABILITY

Aion
[AION]
02
https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/aion/

Binance
-35% +132% 289m 2.81
Ark (ARK)
Liqui Wanchain (WAN)
KuCoin Blocknet (BLOCK)
GROWTH GROWTH
PAST 30 DAYS PAST 90 DAYS MARKET CAP ($) PRICE ($) WHERE TO BUY COMPETITION

PRICE (US$)
HIGH: 4.33 LOW: 2.28
5
5.0

2.5
2.5

0.00
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CATC H - U P BAC KG RO U N D
Aion has recently launched their Virtual Machine: FastVM. Designed to support custom blockchains and act as a
Its purpose is to improve the performance and efficiency bridge between them, Aion allows trustless cross-chain
of their platform. FastVM is a core module of the Aion interoperability. This means that you can interact with
proof-of-work release, which is currently in its beta testing multiple blockchains through its network. Aion-1 is their
phase. Its price is currently at $3.66. first public, dedicated blockchain.

TA BY I VA N S . ( C RY P TO GAT ) U P C OM I N G E V E N TS
Sitting at strong support on daily and 4 hour, indicators March will be a busy month for Aion. They will be
signal that it is oversold. Resistance levels: 34k sats, 40k attending the Canadian FinTech conference, and will
sats. Support levels: 28k sats. be releasing the 4th round of AION tokens for those who
participated in Aion’s Token Release Schedule. Their
testnet, wallet, and explorer will be available early in the
month for download.

One of the best projects aiming to cover one of the


V’ S P R E D I CT I O N
main blockchain problems: scalability. From a technical Loads of important events in the month ahead for AION,
analysis perspective, it’s in accumulation stage with great great charts, and a great concept for adoption. One of
risk/reward. the key coins to watch in March.

– CryptoRand

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BANK THE UNBANKED WITH CRYPTO

OmiseGo
[OMG]
01
https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/omisego/

Bittrex
+22% +104% 2b 19.43
Metal (MTL)
Bitfinex Ethos (ETHOS)
Binance Everex (EVX)
GROWTH GROWTH
PAST 30 DAYS PAST 90 DAYS MARKET CAP ($) PRICE ($) WHERE TO BUY COMPETITION

PRICE (US$)
LOW: 9.31 HIGH: 19.43
20
20

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CATC H - U P BAC KG RO U N D
OmiseGo has experienced some accumulation OmiseGo is a payment platform project within the large
throughout the month of February. Regarding Thai company, Omise. They help solve a fundamental
fundamentals, it’s currently finishing its Honte phase, problem of coordination between payment processors,
which means the team is laying the foundations in gateways, and financial institutions. OmiseGO is a start-up
preparation for Plasma (plasma.io), as stated in their lead by Jun Hasegawa and Donnie Harinsut, founders of
roadmap. OMG is currently trading at $17.82. Omise, which was established in 2013.

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Broke out of ascending triangle on daily, strong bullish No events in the foreseeable future, except for the
trend. Resistance levels: 200k sats, 222k sats. Support conclusion of their Honte phase, as described in the
levels: 178k sats, 145k sats. catch-up. Honte is to be delivered in the end of Q1 or
throughout Q2 this year.

Our whale catcher noticed a lot of accumulation by big


V’ S P R E D I CT I O N
accounts (8 figures+). Its chart is looking good enough! If OMG has been one to watch for a long time. With large
you can get in below 200k Satoshi, don’t hesitate. Follow accounts now purchasing tokens, and a great looking
the big money. chart - OMG may see some strong price action in the
short-term and long-term alike.

– CryptoManiac

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COLLEEN’S

NOOB JOURNEY
COLLEEN GREENWOOD
@CryptoNoobGirl
I started my love affair with cryptocurrencies at a Bitcoin
ATM in a gas station while buying lottery tickets. I am a for-
mer Midwesterner, now living in the Southeast United States
and working in both the insurance and publishing indus-
tries. My passions include meeting new people, having a
good laugh, and spreading the bitcoin gospel.

AN INVENTORY OF
CASHTAGS AND
TOSSING OUT THE
SHAME BAGS

Most of us like to think of


ourselves as a practical people.
We want to understand the
bottom line. All the theories
in the world are all well and
good, but in the final analysis,
we want to know if what we’re
buying is going to provide a
tangible benefit. Often times in
crypto, this is not so easy.

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Some, if not many of the projects I’ve
“invested” in have no working product and
are based purely on speculation. I guess
this makes it more exciting and mysterious,
however it also can make one a bit
WHAT THE HELL
apprehensive. In the realm of our personal,
family, and spiritual lives, we might believe
lovely ideas such as “the journey is more
AM I DOING
important than the destination,” but when
we’re shelling out our hard-earned money,
many people can become impatient
WITH MY LIFE?
and ruthless, only caring about results.
This makes for an interesting dilemma in
the case of crypto, hence it may not be
entirely inaccurate to say that I’ve thrown These were things that were actually going
practicality out the window in favor of to be interacted with and used, things that
faith. Faith in something bigger than my would unquestionably become part of
bottom line. Faith in a revolution. Faith the shuffle of life, a partner in humanity’s
that all of this crazy crypto commotion quaking. It had a strange spell about it
will make the world a better place. Okay that left me partially hypnotized.
sure, also faith that I’m going to be rich
and have the freedom to hop on a plane After some time, I started thinking about
on a whim, pop bottles of champagne, some trading tips that I had heard
and party all day; or the freedom to do repeatedly, and how they sounded a
absolutely nothing and be completely, lot like dating advice: “Don’t fall in love
utterly, and fabulously lazy. I have never with your bags!” “Diversify, but don’t
claimed to be a Saint. over diversify” The love and attachment
to the bags that I’d been holding and
Anyhow, seeing as we’ve just celebrated accumulating since I started in this space
Valentine’s day, the day of fine chocolates not much longer than 6 or so months
and flowers for many, just another day for ago had grown pretty strong, I realized.
some, or a lonely drunken night for others, On the other side of the coin: if you’re a
I got to thinking about love. Is it true that hodler, aren’t you supposed to fall in love
love is blind? Do only fools fall in love? Of with your bags? Also, it was becoming
course now that I’m card-carrying bitcoin clear to me as well that I was indeed over
junkie, once I start pondering something diversified.
my mind automatically tries to tie whatever
I’m thinking of to crypto. What exactly is it Hodl was the strategy that I was advised
about crypto that I love so much? Why am to take when I entered crypto, so maybe
I behaving like a teenager in love, staying subconsciously I will always tend to lean
up late and obsessing over it when I know towards it, regardless of how enticing
that I should be sleeping? What the hell and exhilarating it sounds to become a
am I doing with my life? hustling day trader. However, we humans
are always refashioning and reinventing
This may sound awfully stupid, but for the ourselves, and I am no exception. After
first time it dawned on me in kind of a about a half a year of being in this space
profound way that all those bags I was (which, much like dog years, is equivalent
accumulating and the projects I had been to a decade in terms of how fast things
gazing at weren’t just far fetched ideas, move), I decided it was time to reevaluate
nor were they merely some way to make things. I needed to take stock of my
a quick buck like in some kind of lottery.

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IF YOU’RE A HODLER, AREN’T YOU
SUPPOSED TO FALL IN LOVE WITH YOUR
BAGS?

strategies and goals and look deeper into of these bags were laughably meager in
the love affair I had started with my bags, size. It was almost as though I had bought
as well as look back at any lessons I’d them simply as bookmarks so that I could
gleaned from the beginning. As with many be prompted to look at them again in
relationships, it’s not always easy to do, the future and possibly fill them further.
and the truth is sometimes harsh. I can’t help but be reminded of one of
my favorite guilty-pleasure trainwreck
So I set off on a cringeworthy walk down TV shows from years ago: Hoarders. The
memory lane, and there was a mound main subject of each episode is typically
of mortifying dirt that I dug up on myself. a nice, but clearly broken individual who
During the first week or two that I initially can’t seem to throw away so much as a
started buying altcoins, I was doing so toilet paper core. Their house is so filled
without doing any serious research, not to the brim with junk that you practically
that I would have known how to anyhow. I need a zip-line to get from one side
would sometimes pick projects or coins to to the other. As the show progresses,
invest in the same fashion that I’d pick a you watch the person reluctantly and
team to root for when I’d be half-watching sluggishly struggle to dispose of heaps
a sporting event I didn’t particularly of their beloved 20-year-old magazines
care for at a bar: the team with either and stockpiles of empty shampoo bottles
the coolest name or the most appealing while a professional helper (cleaning
colors/logos. Clearly this wasn’t genius shrink) is there holding their hand, offering
rocket science. Some of the bags I’d gentle encouragement. All the while,
initially picked up were just after payday as you frustratingly watch, it starts to get
when I’d meet up with friends to go bar excruciating and you can’t help but
hopping. I would often wake up the next think, “Oh for crying out loud, someone
morning and log into an exchange to just light a match and burn that place
see that I’d started yet another bag with down already!” Little did I know that this
absolutely no recollection of doing it, was to become me someday, except
nor what the coin was for, or what had with an entirely different kind of clutter
prompted me to buy it. Luckily and oddly predicament.
enough, they actually weren’t all bad
choices. I had known for some time that it was
getting out of hand. Clearly there are
It didn’t take long (just a couple of months) worse fates than holding onto over a
before I had amassed an outrageous hundred bags (there are people that do
amount of bags—in the triple digits. Many and get along just fine), but as a noob

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with not a lot of time to babysit that For half the next morning, I tried to
many, I was starting to realize why it was convince myself to sit down to my
ill advised. If I decided that I wanted computer and whip my portfolio into
make some bold moves, it would be much reasonable shape. “It would be like the
easier with far less bags—or so I had read. garage sale of the century!” I told myself.
Knowing this, I still did nothing to remedy it. Finally after procrastinating with 3 cups
of coffee, I logged into my computer.
The universe continued to do what it Scanning through all of my altcoins, I
does best: send me hints at what I should concluded that I couldn’t do it alone.
be doing, and I continued to do what I I was just like one of the poor souls on
did best: ignore the signs. I kept coming Hoarders—I needed to enlist a cleaning
across tweets about keeping the amount shrink. I hesitantly messaged a friend of
of assets/bags you hold to around 10 or mine, who happened to be the best trader
under, the same sentiment was in podcasts I knew, and I asked for a favor. I explained
I was listening to, and there were also that I would be texting the name of a
discussions on Telegram echoing the coin, and all he would have to do is reply
message. I was being blissfully stubborn— with the words: “sell it.” He had seen my
at least until one day. I was driving around portfolio months previously and had also
in my car, listening to a mainstream media cautioned me that I was “over diversified.”
financial show on the radio (which I won’t Thankfully, he agreed. It took quite some
name). The host of the show is famous time and we only managed to get through
for talking fast and getting exceptionally maybe 20 or so of my bags. It felt like a
excited when discussing stocks. In this weight had been lifted and I was able to
particular segment, he was getting worked confidently keep going without the need
up about the importance of not over for someone prodding me with a stick,
diversifying unless you are a professional. granted it took me several more days.
In that moment, I felt as though he was Hoarders: Altcoin Edition was a success!
speaking directly to me. He was more
or less telling me that I was going to get That night I as I sat at my computer and
rekt if I were to continue on my path. I scrolled through my Twitter feed, watching
sat in my car and let out a joyless giggle. the various shitposts and charts blur past
The warning bells in my brain finally went me, I thought about how unlikely it was
off and while sitting idly at at stop light, that I was in Crypto in the first place. In
I nodded to myself. It was time to cut one sense I’m a highly likely candidate,
loose many of my beloved bags. “Just not since I like taking chances on weird new
tonight.” things. But on the other hand, I’d always
been fairly tech illiterate and I didn’t know
the first thing about trading and markets.
Fortunately as someone who doesn’t mind
getting their hands dirty and making a
I WAS JUST LIKE ONE OF mess of things, I didn’t let that dissuade
me. I knew I had a long, bumpy road
THE POOR SOULS ON ahead of me in order to truly figure out
what was what around here. That road
keeps getting longer each day as I learn
HOARDERS—I NEEDED TO
more. It truly is a strange and wonderful
rabbit hole. Somehow, through the flip of a
ENLIST A CLEANING SHRINK. coin, I wound up here. Sleep deprived yet
invigorated, and fantastically lucky.

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THE COIN BRIEF

Welcome to the coin brief! This mini-featurette is a monthly interview/


AMA with a popular coin team or crypto project, coupled with a
fundamental analysis. Read on, and meet the team behind the coin!

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PHORE

AMA WITH

PAMELA PAIGE
@ThePinkCrypto

I am a real estate developer in New York City who specializes in secur-


ing investments from high-level commercial developers across state
lines. In my off time I shoot editorials and high fashion, I have been
featured in several prestigious magazines as a professional photogra-
pher. Appearing in magazines such as Dark Beauty and Maxim. I am
the first woman to establish a professional roundtable (The Moonshot
Groups Crypto Roundtable) consisting of ex-forex professionals, hack-
ers & software developers, and network security analysts. The focus?
To educate their community and bounce information off one another.
There is power in numbers and this group proves it.

Phore Blockchain and @ThePinkCrypto organized an AMA with folks from


Zerpbox to discuss the upcoming year and the new direction of Phore,
which has seen significant growth through the end of 2017.

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improvements including private smart
contracts, atomic swaps, and an ever
growing list of decentralized applications
PHORE using the Phore platform. These are only

PHORE TEAM a few things on our public development


roadmap. In reality, there are many other
business developments going on behind
the scenes, such as potential partnerships.
We will be announcing those in the very
near future!

(Pamela) Is Phore just another privacy coin or


does it have another objective?
IN TERMS OF FUTURE
(Phore Team) While we are a privacy
coin, we aim to be a top tier blockchain PROOFING, WE
platform, that is our primary objective. We
do this by actively creating use cases for FEEL INNOVATION IS
Phore, and building solutions rather than
being content to exist solely within the ESSENTIAL.
cryptosphere and waiting for adoption
to come to us. We want Phore to be
far more accessible and user friendly
than cryptocurrencies currently are.
This includes the user interface and user As you know, the crypto space is rapidly
experience, but also being able to easily evolving. How do you plan to keep up, and
use Phore in both a personal commerce keep ahead of other projects?
and a business context.
In terms of future proofing, we feel innova-
How do you intend to deliver that ambitious tion is essential. The unifying theme be-
goal? hind our roadmap this year is that we are
transforming Phore into a true blockchain
The first step is the creation of the Phore platform that is both developer and user
Decentralized Marketplace which is in friendly, and enables further innovation of
closed beta testing now, due for release blockchain based business models and
towards the end of this quarter. We will applications that solve real world problems.
also be integrating a decentralized Overall though, I think it will come down to
crowdfunding component into the solid execution. Cryptocurrencies are open
marketplace that will give people a source and ideas will continue to be shared
privacy enabled way to contribute to and copied. I think this is a great thing be-
causes they believe in, and a platform cause it will allow us to adopt and improve
which people and businesses can use to upon the best ideas that others implement,
raise funds without needing permission and focus more of our efforts on innovating
from any central authority. in areas others are not working on. With our
ambitious vision and solid execution, I think
At the same time there, will be a we are going to be well positioned in the
strong focus on blockchain technology crypto ecosystem.

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You mentioned that Phore is a privacy coin. If COULD be removed in order to comply
government regulation starts to crack down with regulations, and the transparent
on privacy coins, would this be the end of transactions would continue to operate
Phore? exactly as they do now along with all of
the other features of Phore. We do feel
Phore enables private transactions through privacy is very important to cryptocurrency
our implementation of the Zerocoin transactions and removal would very
Protocol, which prevents any transactions much be a last resort, but if regulatory
from being recorded on the blockchain requirements required it, it could be done
that directly link the sending and receiving without disruption to the blockchain.

How does Phore’s implementation of Zerocoin


work?

When you know you that you will want to


do private transactions at some point in
WE DO FEEL the future, you begin by ‘minting’ zPHR,
which is the private version of Phore.
PRIVACY IS VERY The PHR are added to an accumulator
pool and you receive zPHR which are like
IMPORTANT TO vouchers for those specific denominations,
which exist only in your wallet. These zPHR
CRYPTOCURRENCY have no direct linkage to any specific
input address on the blockchain. An
TRANSACTIONS analogy of this would be taking US Dollars
that have serial numbers on them and
AND REMOVAL give them to the cashier at a casino. You
then receive casino chips of a variety of
WOULD VERY standard denominations (ranging from 1
to 5000 PHR), that have value but are no
MUCH BE A LAST longer tied directly to your identity.

RESORT A side effect of this is that your zPHR


balance would not show up as belonging
to your address or wallet on a rich list or
other block explorer view. So zPHR would
allow someone to mask their true Phore
holdings if they were worried about being
targeted by hackers based on their wallet
addresses. Phore nodes and masternodes
balance. Information is available about
can also be run over the Tor network
how much zPHR exists, but not who owns it.
for anyone who wished to do so. It is
important to note that the use of Zerocoin
This minting can be done at any time.
is optional, allowing users to send both
More mints of the types of zPHR you
private and transparent transactions—
minted have to be done before you can
unlike many other privacy coins which
spend yours. This helps to ensure a certain
are private transactions only. One more
minimum amount of privacy by eliminating
thing which is important to note is that the
the possibility of someone immediately
“privacy coin” aspect of the Phore code
minting and spending the same amount of

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zPHR, which would make it easier to guess
where the private transaction started. THE MASTERNODE

When you are ready to spend your zPHR, OWNERS ALSO HAVE
you can send your zPHR to any Phore
address and it arrives as PHR. Your zPHR VOTING RIGHTS OVER THE
are destroyed, and the transactions
recorded on the blockchain are from the
DEVELOPMENT BUDGET FOR
accumulator pool to the receiver—nothing
THE PHORE PROJECT
traceable back to the original sending
address, which may have minted their
zPHR weeks or months prior. Each zPHR
denomination coin is mixed with all of
the other coins of that denomination up we allow team members to choose the
to the point it was minted, as well as a amount of information they would like
configurable privacy level ranging from 10 to release to the public. As part of our
blocks ahead of your mint to a maximum upcoming rebranding event, our new
of all mints on the blockchain. The website will have the names and faces of
amounts you minted may have different the team members who are comfortable
amounts than what is being spent. This sharing this information.
makes analyzing the blockchain to guess
the sending address very difficult, and How does Phore’s masternode and governance
the privacy gets stronger as more zPHR is process work?
minted and used.
The governance system and masternodes
The process also uses zero knowledge make the Phore blockchain and project
proofs which prevents even the Phore very resilient, in a very decentralized and
nodes that are doing the minting and powerful way. Masternodes require 10,000
spending processes from having enough PHR to be locked as collateral in order
information to piece together your to set one up. In return for the services
transactions, which eliminates what these special nodes perform securing the
otherwise may require a developer-trusted Phore network, they receive a portion
setup. of the block rewards, creating a passive
income stream for the owner. The annual
If you want to delve deeper into the masternode ROI as of right now is about
zerocoin protocol, the original zerocoin 40%, which can fluctuate based on the
whitepaper from Johns Hopkins University is number of masternodes, and will decrease
located here: https://isi.jhu.edu/~mgreen/ at certain points in the future to control
ZerocoinOakland.pdf inflation.

One of the concerns around privacy coins The masternode owners also have voting
is that they often have an anonymous team rights over the development budget for
which makes investors skeptical. How has the Phore project that is paid out every
Phore decided to address this issue? 30 days. Anyone can submit a proposal,
which is recorded on the blockchain,
We really value an individual’s right to and masternode owners vote to decide
choose their level of privacy. This applies which proposals are approved and paid.
to the way our team works as well as the This process is completely decentralized
philosophy behind our project. Therefore, and the blockchain has specific rules for

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WE THINK MORE BLOCKCHAINS WILL BE
SWITCHING TO PROOF OF STAKE AS TIME GOES
ON, AS WE ARE NOW SEEING WITH ETHEREUM.

deciding which proposals get approved. running a masternode. Conversely, if the


The payments are sent automatically to masternode population ever decreased,
the Phore addresses listed in the approved the ROI and incentive for running a Phore
proposals. masternode would increase.

This is how the Phore core team and all Why does Phore use Proof of Stake instead of
other project expenses are paid. However, Proof of Work?
even if the Phore team all died in a plane
crash, as unlikely as that may be with There are a number of benefits of Proof of
the team located all over the world, this Stake over Proof of Work. We think more
system would still be in place—another blockchains will be switching to Proof of
development team or set of individuals Stake as time goes on, as we are now
could submit proposals and pick up seeing with Ethereum.
where we left off, as governed by the
masternode owners with the largest stake Proof of stake uses vastly less computing
in Phore’s long term success. This process power than proof of work. There have
is also open to any member of the Phore been estimates that Bitcoin and Ethereum
community. We welcome ideas and burn over $1 million in electricity and
contributions from the community and related computing costs every month.
expect that as Phore matures, we will see This also means that a full Phore staking
more community proposals and discussion node can mine blocks on very inexpensive
within the community to rally support for computers, which leads to greater
the best ideas. decentralization and gets rid of massive
centralized mining farms.
The design of this system also has self-
balancing effects on the number of This decentralization also increases Phore’s
masternodes and the amount of Phore security by making it more difficult and
that is being staked. Each masternode expensive for a coordinated, centralized
that is added removes 10,000 PHR from group of nodes to form, and discourages
the circulating supply and the amount any groups that did form from harming the
that could be set up for staking, which is network.
another critical function securing the Phore
blockchain. As the masternode count goes Why is Phore adding SegWit?
up, the masternode ROI drops slightly, and
the staking ROI goes up. At a certain point, Segregated Witness (SegWIt) will provide a
the staking ROI would become higher than number of benefits to Phore. While Phore is

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already very fast and efficient, processing There are over thirty people within the
transactions with a 60 second block time Phore team. Three of these are full-time
and a 2MB maximum block size, SegWit developers. The rest span a number of
will increase our transaction throughput departments such as; marketing, research,
even further, since it allows many more video, development and legal. We’re
transactions to be included in a block. currently interviewing additional full-time
developers to help ensure we continue to
The most important reason we are adding meet our landmark achievements on time.
SegWit is that it solves the transaction
malleability problem, which is that there Phore is a relatively young coin having only
is at least the possibility pre-SegWit started up five months ago. Why had Phore
that certain minor information about a been relatively quiet in terms of advertising
transaction could be changed, altering and marketing. What is that about?
the txid. Removing transaction malleability
makes adding sidechains and smart As a project I feel like we have been under
contracts less complex to write and more the radar somewhat, however this has
efficient, raising performance. suited us just fine. It allowed us to have
proper foundations in place (which I feel
How many people are on the team? we now do), before catching too much of
the public eye and having to live up to too
much expectation before we were ready.

Phore had no developer premine or ICO.


We are entirely self funded and have built
Phore from the ground up. Everything to
date is down to our own hard work and
THE MOST determination. I’m not sure how many
other projects which started with such a
IMPORTANT lack of resources have achieved what we
have within a such a short space of time. I
REASON WE ARE hope this goes some way towards proving
ourselves.

ADDING SEGWIT Be sure to tweet me a project that you


would like to see an AMA with, and join us
IS THAT IT SOLVES next month in 21 Cryptos!

THE TRANSACTION
MALLEABILITY
PROBLEM

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BURGER’S ANALYSIS

BURGER Burger has been trading the financial markets for over
@CryptoBurger 20 years. He’s a former Financial Advisor, Lead Research
Analyst, and Operations Director for two major financial
institutions. Burger eventually tired of making millions for
other people and after his company was purchased in
2015, left to pursue his dreams. Somewhere along the
way, he fell down the crypto rabbit hole in early 2017
and hasn’t looked back.

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Phore Blockchain, a fork
of the PIVX privacy coin, aims to do just that. This micro-cap coin was
initially airdropped and rebranded from KTK. Having no ICO or pre-mine
has resulted in a completely community funded ecosystem.

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Conceptually, the Phore Blockchain can
be visualized with the organization and
governance of the system, including
PHORE IS ALSO
staking and masternodes, supporting all OFFERING VERY
of the resulting features. Some of those
functionalities include what most people GENEROUS
are familiar with already, including the
Phore coin (PHR), wallet, and upcoming REWARDS FOR EARLY
developments including smart contracts
and atomic swaps.
ADOPTERS.

However, this is only the beginning of


Phore’s vision. They plan to automate
their masternode setup and launch an incubator for digital products and
their decentralized marketplace (similar services to be sold exclusively through the
to Bitify) by the end of Q1 2018. The Phore marketplace. Phore Scholarships
market will not only allow users to directly will provide financial incentives to those
exchange goods and services with each who contribute in further developing the
other, but also will serve as a medium for ecosystem. There’s also a “Blockchain
crowdfunding user projects. The integration Services” division, but no further
of smart contracts in the marketplace will information has been provided yet. All of
add an additional security layer for both this information and more can be found
crowdfunding and the purchase and sale in the recently updated v2 of Phore’s
of goods and services. Like ETH, Phore has whitepaper
an infinite supply of coins whose staking
block rewards will decrease over time to To back up their lofty aspirations, the Phore
control for inflation. Phore is also offering team consists of 30 members who, thus far,
very generous rewards for early adopters. have delivered on all major milestones.
A PHR masternode requires 10000 coins Within the group there are three full time
(currently ~$30,000 USD) and mints a 40% developers with additional part-time
annual ROI, a 50% increase over standard coders, a robust marketing team, as well
PHR staking. as personnel dedicated to corporate
partnerships, legal, and content creation.
The governance model of PHR’s Their roadmap has plans to expand the
masternode system allows each one to team over the course of the year. As has
vote on community proposals. Afterwards, become common with many privacy
those with the most votes will be those coins, the team is a mix of anonymous and
funded via the Phore Foundation allowing identifiable individuals and can be viewed
development to be truly driven by the in full on their site, http://phore.io.
community.
Phore is certainly aiming to be much more
The progress of the project thus far, as well than just a one-trick pony and may even
as the planned releases over the course be one of the few unicorns we see in 2018.
of the year, are both impressive and I’m looking forward to seeing how much
ambitious. This includes the establishment they deliver over the course of the year.
of several additional entities. The Phore Let’s hope that the Phorce is with them.
Foundation aims to develop long term
e-commerce solutions, investments, and
partnerships. Phore Labs will serve as

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NOTSOFAST’S

MINING SERIES

HOW DO I GET
STARTED WITH PART 2
OF 3
CRYPTO MINING?

So you want to get started with crypto mining. You read my last article
where we covered why it’s so powerful, not just as a method of earning,
but as a tool in understanding and controlling your investments and your
crypto wealth in a broader sense. You get it; you’re at the front door of
my house and I can hear you pounding on it. Before I invite you in, do
something for me first. You can run this as a real experiment or a thought
experiment and take my word for it—you assume 100% responsibility!

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We’re going to take a look at what it
means to have a miner running in your
home. Go to minergate.com/downloads/
gui and install it on your computer (laptop
or desktop, big or small—it doesn’t matter).
A good antivirus software will alert you,
because MinerGate mines crypto and it is MINING. IS.
a potentially unwanted program for many
people. Install it and run it for 60 seconds HOT. AND.
then turn it off; uninstall it forever if you
want. LOUD. IT’S NOT
Did you hear your computer working hard- JUST A CASE OF
er than it ever has? Good. Proof-of-work
mining is work. It uses all possible resourc- PLUGGING IN
es of your system, pushes the fans to their
maximum to keep things running within tol- A COMPUTER
erance, and can still burn out a laptop in a
very short amount of time. If you tried this AND MAKING
on a laptop, chances are you turned off
MinerGate before your 60 seconds were MONEY.
up due to how spicy and blowy things got.

MINING. IS. HOT. AND. LOUD. It’s not just a


case of plugging in a computer and mak-
ing money. You have to do some planning
in order to find out if living with mining rigs
is right for you. decibel range) and in close quarters it is
not fun to always be shouting or cranking
Do you live in a small apartment with weak the volume on your TV!
A/C in a hot climate? Or do you live in a
house with a nice cool basement? If you’re We’ll continue assuming you have a cor-
the former, think twice before you invest in ner of a nice cool basement where you’ll
a mining rig. During the great crypto crash run your rig. The next thing you’ll need to
of 2014, I took a Dogecoin mining rig off consider is your cost of electricity. Most
the hands of a young couple in a similar people don’t even know what they pay
situation for a very good price. The girl- per kilowatt-hour and think of this more in
friend’s flushed and sweaty face as I cart- terms of the size of their monthly bill. Miners
ed that milk crate full of AMD 7950s out the drill down to the details on this one be-
door was the definition of relief. You need cause running a miner is not unlike running
ventilation for hot computing equipment; a clothes dryer that never, ever stops—ex-
both for its health and your peace of mind! pensive! Once you get your cost per kWh
The loudness is another factor to consider, from a recent bill, plug it into any electric-
especially if there’s constant fan noise 24/7 ity calculator (via an app or Google one)
in your living space. It takes a lot fewer and see what it would cost to run 1000
decibels to wreck your ears if the noise watts of power 24/7 for a month.
is constant. 85 dB at four feet away will
damage your hearing permanently after Now you have a sense of what your min-
eight hours. GPU and ASIC miners can get ing hobby is going to add to your monthly
uncomfortably close to that (in the mid-70 electricity bill. This can sometimes eat up

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95% of your month’s mining earnings— If you build a GPU rig yourself, you’ll defi-
over 100% in a crypto bear market! But in nitely learn more. There is a wealth of
general, your mining proceeds will pay guides and informative, step-by-step help
for the electricity used to generate them, out there; a mining rig is just a beastly
with some left over. Mining in this way is gaming rig and hobbyist computer build-
long and slow, which is fine because it’s ing has been around for decades. You will
also set-and-forget passive income. It’s also get to mine the largest set of possi-
not a bad thing to get rich slow! Building ble coins, including brand new coins with
up a crypto portfolio this way takes pa- brand new proof-of-work algorithms. You
tience and it encourages a lot of people can leverage your existing computer expe-
to outright buy their crypto for that instant rience or you can learn enough that you’ll
involvement, as opposed to creating it by be able to do your own tech support,
mining. which is valuable by itself.

Still want to come into my house? Or do You can also buy a pre-built GPU rig or an
you feel like making an excuse and back- ASIC (a machine that only mines one proof
ing away slowly? No worries: this is where of work algorithm, like sha256 for Bitcoin or
we mining evangelists lose people. They’re scrypt for Litecoin). Though these options
no longer interested in those 1000x spec are at potentially greater upfront expense
mining gains. and subject to availability, they are plug
and play, which will get you up and mining
Oh, you’re back? You want a mining rig with relatively little time investment on your
now? I see. You have two options. Are you part.
going to buy one or build one?
Here is an aside: “But what about the
third option of cloud mining?” you might
say. Cloud mining is almost always a Ponzi
scheme. If you have a cloud mining con-
tract where you can’t log into your ded-
icated cloud rig and choose to mine at
any mining pool that exists, then you are

IT’S NOT
not mining. If anyone says differently, they
are trying to profit from your lack of min-
ing knowledge—if not scam you outright.

A BAD
If they protest, they can come talk to me.
Cloud mining is not mining, much in the
same way that watching a YouTube video

THING TO
is not 10,000 hours of expertise. Do not get
into cloud mining. If you do, you and me—
we’re no longer on speaking terms.

GET RICH Let’s assume you have made a decision.


You are going to buy an ASIC, or you are
going to build a GPU rig. Fantastic! This

SLOW! is where my article gets easier to write,


as you’re taking over the work from me.
Mining is DIY (in the same school as DYOR)
and as a self-starter who’s in this to learn,
you are going to choose your ASIC or rig
parts and get up and running yourself—us-
ing your personal Google skills and abili-

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ty to follow instructions, such as those at different equipment. They are not predic-
1stminingrig.com/tutorial-ethereum-min- tors of profit. They are woefully inaccurate
ing-rig-part-1 for a GPU rig build. You will and almost completely useless in telling
have questions, like; “What ASIC is most you how much money you will make. The
profitable?” and “What GPUs should I only thing that will tell you how much mon-
buy?” You’re going to answer all of those ey you will make mining is your own mining.
for yourself! You’ll start with some Googling
of benchmarks for different GPUs, check- Keep track of your performance. Be as
ing online computer component prices fine-grained and detailed as you can
against your local retailers, and plugging handle. Daily statistics are great. Once
numbers into mining calculators at what- you turn on your rig for the first time, pick
tomine.com or coinwarz.com to determine something—anything—to mine and leave
how long it may take to earn back what it up for a week. Don’t move it or jump
you spent on your mining rig (assuming around pools and coins as much as you
nethashes, coin prices, and mining difficul- might want to. This allows you to set a solid
ties stay constant, which they literally never benchmark so that when you change
do) all by yourself. However, I have some what you’re mining later, you’ll have a
meta-tips for you that tutorials or other min- definite idea of whether you’re doing bet-
ers might not readily give you as you ask ter or worse than your benchmark baseline
specific questions. for profit.

The most profitable rig is always going to Once you are comfortable with your elec-
be the one you bought at a great deal. tricity costs, your maximized uptime with
It is a common mistake to agonize over minimum time spent troubleshooting, and
prices and comparisons. Any creative deal your rock solid baseline; you can do two
you make or savvy discount you get will things. You can forget about your miner
do far more to lower your number of days and continue on your way earning won-
to recouping your investment (miners call derful passive income from crypto, which
this ROI) than that agony will. You are not is probably going to appreciate a ton in
required to buy anything brand new at full value if you hodl! The other option is that
price. You do not need a pricy polycar- you can go beyond; into the stratospher-
bonate custom open air rig frame when a ic realm of speculative mining. If you can
free milk crate will do. master some game theory, deep research,
snap decision-making, extreme risk, and
Uptime is alpha and omega. Miners love right-place-right-time timing; spec mining
to tweak extra profitability out of their will make you—bar NONE—the absolute
rigs, messing around with them trying to highest returns possible in all of crypto.
squeeze a few extra hashes out of the
same equipment. This is a silly hangover See you next month for Part 3 of the @
from ego-boosting optimization among notsofast $mining series: “How Do I Make
hobbyists, where the highest benchmark Serious Bank Spec Mining?” exclusive to 21
is a reflection of skill. If you spend 8 hours Cryptos.
optimizing your rig and you get an extra 1%
of hashrate out of it, congratulations: you
played yourself! Your 8 hours of downtime
will take that extra 1% of power 800 hours
of uptime to make back.

Profitability calculators at whattomine and


coinwarz are only snapshots for comparing

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FOLLOW YOUR FAVES AND
CHECK OUT SOME NEW TALENT!

Here at last we have the section dedicated entirely to the


pros and their monthly picks. If you already have a fave
pro, or want to check out some new talent, this is the
place to be. 21C’s Pro Squad have all the latest inside
info on which coins to watch out for in the month
ahead!

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1
B L AC KC O I N ( B L K ) Full time twitter troll falling
Blackcoin turned 4 years old this
deeper and deeper down
February. Historically Feb/March the rabbit hole known as
has been good time to accumulate. Crypto.
There is some recent dev activity and
it has an active community on Gitter. But
mostly I like the chart - hopefully it will
1 have some upside this spring.
SELFKEY (KEY)
I look at charts till I am
SelfKey is offering an all in one
delusional and they speak
KYC + ERC20 exchange. It will
to me. allow users to participate in ICOs
submitting their KYC and ETH in one click.
The company has 4 years experience in PARABULLIC TROLL
KYC and is my favorite identity platform
pick over Civic and TheKey. 2 @Crypto_God
LO O P R I N G ( L RC )

IVAN S. Loopring is a fairly new token


that aims to solve decentralized
exchanging in a slightly different
(CRYPTOGAT) way than other projects. Essentially they
will allow any platform that uses smart

@CryptoGat 2 contracts to trade across exchanges


in a very flexible way. I’m excited
3
P O LY M AT H ( P O LY ) to see this moving forward and L B RY C R E D I TS ( L B RY )
recommend checking it out.
Polymath is the first platform that LBRY is an ad-free digital content
will offer security token offerings, platform. Like a decentralized
separate from the traditional ICO. youtube that allows you to buy/sell
These STOs will be the first types of token content, or give it away for free. LBRY
offerings that are fully legal and compliant. takes a step in the right direction when

3 It will allow for a new wave of tokenized


assets including funds, real estate,
it comes to censorship-resistance. It
remains to be seen if it will become
H AWA L A TO DAY ( H AT ) and much more. a success, but it’s worth keeping
an eye on.
Multi-tiered platform that will
have a peer to peer exchange,
traditional exchange, and an asset
management platform. Also the first
coin I have seen with mobile staking.

1
K Y B E R N E T WO R K ( K N C )
Kyber Network can be described as
an on-chain protocol, which allows
secure instant exchanges between
digital assets (cryptocurrencies). The Kyber
Network went live on the Ethereum Mainnet
on February 11th. KNC is rapidly expanding
1 2 the network of partnerships and recently
established two significant new
B I TC O I N ( B TC ) ST R AT I S ( ST R AT ) connections with Wanchain and
With the recent bear run where I am bullish on a few business SelfKey integration.
Bitcoin reached 6k-ish, it was platforms. Especially Stratis, which
obvious that a rebound is bound is working ambitiously to establish a
to happen . Also, the slowly but surely Blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) Platform,
phenomena will only make the uptrend to provide solutions for corporations in the
stronger and longer.
2 financial sector that want to enjoy the
benefits of Blockchain technology.
E T H E R E U M C L AS S I C ( E TC ) March will be big: smart contracts
and sidechains release and the
Aside from the incoming airdrop
Stratis identify iOS app.
for ETC, the sentiment analysis is
too strong to disregard. It’s about
time it rises to its true value.
ANBESSA
3
@anbessa100
SOPHIA TX (SPHTX)
SophiaTX is a Blockchain Platform
and Marketplace that integrates
business applications and solutions

CRYPTOCHIEF
into a collaborative environment. It
contains integration APIs to SAP and other

@cryptochief_
3 enterprise software, covering leading
ERP, CRM and SCM systems. I think Economist. Investing and
COINFI (COFI) it’s another good bet on a trading stocks was my hobby,
business platform that is young researching and trading
An outstanding project to make
and has to proof itself this cryptocurrencies changed
trading much easier, it is only a
year. Q2 2018 will be my life. I feel blessed
matter of time before COFI gets the
exciting. doing what I'm doing
recognition it deserves.
and being a part of this
visionary and crazy
I am Crypto Wolf. Pretty new in
crypto community.
the Crypto space, but not in
the financial market.

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Hi, I’m
CryptoTutor, @
CryptoTutor on
Twitter and the 1
owner of the Young
Professionals Trading S I AC O I N ( S C )
Community. Our focus Lots of upcoming updates for Q1
is information-sharing, 2018 we should see some support
bot-development and around 200sat. Some features are: Easy going daytrader.
Strategy Management. Faster File contracts upgrade. Recover
My goal is to revolutionise files using only wallet seed. Share files with
the flow of information on
other Sia users.
Cryptocurrency markets (i.e. 1
Bittrex ALT/BTC pairs) by letting
my team develop bots (SRSI tool, B I TC O I N ( B TC )
chart/candle pattern recognition BTC will eventually decide which
& more). Group admissions go by DM way the total crypto market will go.
on Twitter.
If BTC decides to go for another bull-
run in March, altcoins (in general) might
have to wait a bit longer. Always have a CRYPORCA
certain share of BTC in your portfolio to
hedge against BTC-caused volatilities 2 @CryptOrca
in the altcoin market.
ST R AT I S ( ST R AT )
Smartcontracts for .NET.
Sidechains Alpha Release. Identity
iOS app waiting for approval.

CRYPTOTUTOR
@CryptoTutor 2 3
L B RY C R E D I TS ( L BC ) WAV E S ( WAV E S )
FA - strong. Might need a bit Updates for Q1 2018. Non-turing
more sideways movement (in smart contracts. Hardware wallets.
March), but I believe it will perform Shapeshift add. Mobile apps update.
well during the coming months.

3
E XC H A N G E TO K E N S
( LG O, KC S , H T )
I’m bullish on exchange tokens like
LGO (Legolas), KuShares (KuCoin) and
Huobi Token (Huobi) because I’m bullish
on crypto overall the coming months. Buy
the dips of these tokens IF they dip in
March.

1
OM I S EG O ( OMG )
Our whale catcher noticed a lot
of accumulation by big accounts
(8fig+). Chart is looking good enough!
If you can get in below 200k Satoshi,
don’t hesitate. Follow the big money.

1 2
AION (AION) RAIDEN (RDN)
One of the best projects I hardly see Raiden being
aiming to cover one of the main mentioned. If you like lightning
blockchain problems, the scalability. for bitcoin, then you should look
From technical analysis perspective it's at Raiden if you like Ethereum. A lot
on accumulation stage with great risk/ of ifs but I'll end with an AND. And it’s
reward.
2 undervalued!

LU XC O I N ( LU X )
Full blockchain ecosystem with
a really active development and
an interesting roadmap ahead for
the next quarters. Great low cap pick at
Cryptopia.
CRYPTOMANIAC
3
@happywithcrypto
O R I G I N T R A I L ( T R AC )
Origin Trail is the first purpose-
built protocol enabling blockchain
supporting data sharing in supply

CRYPTORAND
chains. It's just here for a month and
trading at 2x-2.5x ICO. Plenty of upside

@Crypto_Rand
3 potential.
Background in conventional financial
markets as a quant, trader and
QAS H ( QAS H ) portfolio manager. Brought my skills
Aiming to cover another real to crypto. Started ‚“The Happy
problem of crypto, the lack of Few” early September 2017.
liquidity. Powered by Quoine. On of Apply for “The Happy Few” by
my favourite Huobi picks. following @HappyWithCrypto
and sending a tweet using
#InterestedToJoinHappyFew
Trader, researcher, advisor and
traveller.

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I’ve been in Crypto for
3 years. Full-time trader/
1 speculator/investor/
K A L K U LU S C R E D I TS ( K L K ) miner/staker. I specialise in
KLK is already accepted as payment smallcap coins. I buy coins
method on the portfolio dashboard, that don’t even have charts
MyCryptoStats. They have their own
off-chain staking program and will soon yet.
announce a proper marketplace partnering
with a collectable sneakers oriented brand.
The release of a new staking wallet and swap

1 to new KLKs is already scheduled for 20th


of March. The coin will implement well
designed masternodes with a See-Saw
E L ASTO S ( E L A ) System to balance ROI and rewards.
Entrepreneur, With nothing but headroom, this
Elastos wants to create the superlow-cap coin will become
cryptocurrency trader, and one of most rewarding and
Internet Of Wealth by using
part time scam killer. blockchain to issue IDs for digital
promising coins for months
to come.
content, making it possible to know
who owns digital assets. This allows the MOCHO17
user to to access articles, movies,
games, etc, without going through 2 @cryptomocho
an intermediary or media player.
Chances are good Binance will
ARION (ARION)
add this to their exchange. Arion Masternode hybrid coin.
Presale phase 2, 19th Feb 17:00
CET. Swap from Mutual Coin in

YAKHERDER process. Listing on exchanges soon.


Large community support and involvement.

@yakherders 2 Mobile application for Management of


your portfolio. 21 Million Max. High
3
RED PULSE (RPX) Value - long-term investment. AT MO S ( AT M S )
Recently added to Binance but Nice level on technical aspect to
the platform has been in use for 3 buy - one of the most undervalued
years by many large corporations. RPX projects I have ever seen in crypto
will help solve the problem of information Atmos is a token associated with the
Novusphere blockchain and economy. It serves
overload in the Chinese financial markets
as the main fuel of which mechanisms of the
3 by creating a simplified research
ecosystem which allows users a
blockchain consume and/or redistribute
to function. Really big work behind the
MO B I U S ( MO B I ) personal real-time feed that
scenes. Testnet release + new logo
provides the information to and image + working on get
Featuring an all-star lineup of
make informed business listed in big exchanges.
advisers, MOBI, at the time of this
decisions.
writing, has not been added to any
large exchanges yet (lucky us). They’ve
created a Decentralized App Store that
allows any developer to securely
distribute and scale cross-blockchain
apps for mass adoption. Mobius
integrates the blockchain 1
ecosystem into apps and
offers them on their own MO N E RO ( X M R )
live dApp store. The project and team make
an introduction obsolete. It’s
accumulation time.

1 2
C O U N T E R PA R T Y ( XC P ) RO U L E T T E TO K E N ( R LT )
My nr. 1 pick. Why? Low supply, Roulette machines powered by
long sideways, great FA, similarities Ethereum. Its company http://
with 2-week time-frame of Reddcoin smartplay.tech/ recently signed a
(RDD) chart (Bittrex) pre 3500% pump partnership agreement in the field of the
fractal? digital games & the blockchain technology

2 in Asia.

A D E X ( A DX )
Great FA - GoogleAds
competitor. Beta launch late
February + similarities to STRAT (Bittrex)
3-day time-frame pre 7000% pump
fractal.
FLORIAN
3
@marsmensch
SWA R M C I T Y ( SW T )
Swarm City allows people to
communicate and transact in a
completely decentralized way. It's a

PATO PATINYO
P2P environment based on the Ethereum
blockchain and powered by its utility token

@CryptoBanger
3 SWT.
Hardware hacking, mining & Bitcoin are
my favorite tech topics. I wear plenty
FO L D I N G C O I N ( F L D C ) of hats. Nowadays, people mostly
Great FA - nice 1 week timeframe know me as fundamentals expert
like Einsteinium EMC2 fractal. So for new technologies in the
one more drop to ~170 sat then 2500% blockchain space. My favorite
ahead. picks are masternode cryptos,
privacy focused projects
and distributed storage
Banging Fractals on high technologies.
Timeframes n selling on a
x10000 🙌

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1
B I TC O I N P R I VAT E ( B TC P )
Do or do not, there is no try.
You'll have missed the fork by
Not so secretly wants to be
the time you read this, but when
a Jedi. BTCP hits the market it stands a
good chance of making even more
gains. Bitcoin branding and the privacy
trend combined will make a powerful
entrance to a market led by
speculation.

V
@GameOfCryptos 2
ST R AT I S ( ST R AT )
Sidechains are big news, and
they're coming soon. A lot of
people are talking about this update,
and after Stratis has flew under the radar
in recent weeks, it may be time for a bit

3 more popularity.

OM I S EG O ( OMG )
OMG is one of the best projects

STAFF
out there - the charts are looking
great right now, and the public love
the team and concept. I expect a strong
uptrend in the coming weeks.

PICKS
E T H E R E U M C L AS S I C ( E TC )
Too many eyes on ETC this month.
Callisto airdrop is being expected
and that always means a nice
opportunity to take profits.

2
B I TC O I N ( B TC )
Playing safe, but I think alts in
general might still have to wait a
bit longer until Bitcoin cools off.

ÍRIS
3
@n00bqu33n
ST R AT I S ( ST R AT )
Sidechains, new ICO, smart
contracts platform, what else
could be more bullish to Stratis this
month?

Found the leprechaun of magic


internet money in 2016. Part
hodler, part wannabe trader.
Nothing a good FA can't
heal. Find my crypto
musings on Twitter @
n00bqu33n.

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BEAST’S

TRADING DOJO

@Beastlyorion Hailing from a background of music and web development, I was first intro-
duced to cryptocurrencies in February of 2016 by a friend and colleague.
It didn’t take long for me to see the immense potential in this space. By
early 2017, I was fully invested and then began to trade them as a full
time endeavor. In this time I’ve learned so much about cryptocurrencies
and investing/trading that I’ve been able to radically change my life for
the better. These days, I am working on perfecting my trading strategies in
order to get the best possible returns.

As the managers of our own crypto holdings, we must strive to maintain


an advantage over the majority of the market through our knowledge
and understanding of the technology and the current state of the market.
The overarching techniques that we have at our disposal to achieve this
advantage are known as Fundamental Analysis and Technical Analysis.

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Fundamental analysis is the research of a
project or company to determine whether
or not it is worth investing in. It is the
gathering of information on the project,
MOBILE SMART
the team behind it, the community, and
any upcoming events that might drive
GAMES,
price movement in the future. Technical
analysis, on the other hand, focuses on the
INTELLIGENCE
historical price movement of an asset to
try and draw speculation on future price
APPS, AND
movement. In essence, it is the study of
the fluctuation of supply and demand
PUZZLE GAMES
over time to help generate predictions on
where the price is headed and when. In
ACCOUNT FOR
the stock market, fundamental analysis
would draw from data of a company’s
$4.9 BILLION
assets, profitability, and rate of growth and
expansion to determine a proper valuation
OF THE MOBILE
of the company.
GAMING
Since cryptocurrencies do not have
tangible assets or generate revenue, a
MARKET.”
proper valuation of the currency is not
so easy to decide upon. This difficulty
in determining the valuation of a
cryptocurrency contributes to the high
based on price history and hypothetical
volatility of the markets and results in a
continuations of patterns instead
system where the prices are determined
hard data about the asset. Due to the
almost entirely by supply and demand. This
uncertainty in predicting using this method,
system greatly favors the use of technical
it is often a good idea to have multiple
analysis over fundamental analysis
possible game plans ready. As the market
for cryptocurrencies. Neither of these
patterns evolve you can continually re-
strategies are a sure bet, nor are they even
adjust your strategy to best suit the current
close to one. The point of analysing an
market.
asset is not to know for certain where the
price is going, but rather to help give you
Using technical analysis I’m going to
an edge in the market.
present a few perspectives on the current
Bitcoin market. In these analyses, I’ll be
As a trader or investor, your goal is not to
using patterns from past price history,
make every trade perfectly, but rather
market cycles, and trend analysis to try
to do so when the odds are on your side.
and predict what might happen in the
You don’t have to outperform everyone
future. I’ll be using a shadow copy of the
else to be successful (although at some
previous market cycle over the current
times it may feel that way), you just
market cycle to show the similarities in
need to ensure that the sum of your own
market structure. Afterwards I’ll give my
investments are successful over time. The
opinion on each possibility as I see it and
uncertainty in predicting future prices
how I think things will play out.
is especially true for technical analysis,
since any predictions made using it are

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Analysis #1: Each cycle takes about 4 years to play out, 2 years bull and 2 years bear with
one-year segments in each cycle. By following the previous cycle’s moves by drawing the
Fibonacci retracement and extension levels out (these are patterns that play out in nature
and human emotion, a good read if you have spare time), if it were to follow the same
pattern to completion one could hypothesize the bottom would be around $3,000 before the
next bull cycle begins, which is right around the .618 retracement level. How long it will take
to settle at that price, however, would be difficult to say for certain with the lack of historical
price action to guide us. If the cycles are the same length, the bottom would be somewhere
around early January 2019.

Credit: BraveNewCoin.com
Analysis #2: This Analysis is based on the assumption that the market cycles slow down in
each repetition. Using a Schiff Pitchfork following along the current trend, it would make
sense that if the trend were to continue on its current path, some outrageous prices might
be in Bitcoin’s future. There are some serious implications that will likely keep this from
happening, which I will talk about when comparing the three analyses:

Credit: TradingView.com

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Analysis #3: I’ve seen this one floating around a lot since I started in crypto a few years back.
This analysis uses the same pitchfork as analysis #2, it and also assumes that the market cycles
slow down on each repetition, but to a lesser extent. This would place the target price for
December 2018 anywhere between $80k - $130k.

Credit: TradingView.com

Thoughts on each of these analyses make and the peculiar timing of the beginning
sense from a purely technical perspective. and end of each market segment around
But in the case of the second example, each New Year’s Day. Additionally, I think
the result of that fractal playing out would it will be very difficult to top the extreme
be a market cap of over $16 trillion. euphoria that was felt around the world
Given that the current valuation of all as Bitcoin ran up to $20k without a long
stocks in the world is around $100 trillion, cooldown period. Surely, as the year
it seems very unlikely that Bitcoin would progresses, we will have a better idea of
even approach those numbers without which of these scenarios, or perhaps a
something tremendously bad happening completely different scenario, is going to
to the current monetary system. It is play out, and we will be able to continue
possible, but extremely unlikely. This adjusting our own portfolios accordingly
leaves the first and third analyses. I think along the way.
both are valid, but I lean heavily towards
the first due to the fibonacci sequences
playing out almost perfectly, the similarities
between the waves of each market cycle,

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FUNDAMENTAL
ANALYSIS
WITH CRYPTO BULLDOG

@Cryptobulld0g I am Crypto Bulldog. I’ve spent most of my life start-


ing up new businesses from scratch. I love to learn
new things, and my biggest strength is my research
capabilities. I first got involved with cryptocurrencies
early 2017. My end game is to buy an RV and travel
the world until the day I die...

THE TEAM LESSON 3

This month we are going to focus our analysis on the Quantitative part.
There are a lot of people out there putting their money on projects they
know nothing about. Some of you, I know you are out there, don’t even
check the basic stuff like “Circulating Supply” , “Total Supply” and “Max
Supply”. If you are one of those guys, I don’t expect you spend any time
on looking at the “Rich List” and “Coin Distribution”. I will try to give a
little insight about these topics and importance of them.

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I have learned these things the hard
way. Back in the day, I used to jump into
projects just because of hype and didn’t

“IT’S A CHEAP
even think about the consequences. One
of the worst things in Crypto happened to

COIN. IT’S ONLY


me: I won on my first couple of trades and
I felt like a million bucks. This confidence

24 CENTS. LET’S
ultimately lead to a loss of a big chunk
of my portfolio. Why? On one of those

MAKE SOME
days, again I followed the hype and
didn’t check any of those metrics which I

MONEY!”
mentioned above. “It’s a cheap coin. It’s
only 24 cents. Let’s make some money!”

Man, was it a mistake.

First of all, you should be using the

MAN, WAS IT A
CoinMarketCap website all the time.
Understanding market cap, supply, and

MISTAKE.
volume is very important. Sometimes
even spending just a small time on these
parameters can tell you a lot about a
project. I assume that all of you are familiar
with the concept of supply and demand.
The circulating supply is the number that
provides us with the market cap of the
project. You multiply the circulating supply
with the current price to determine the staked and the number of masternodes to
market cap. have a more educated guess about the
circulating supply. Also, circulating supply
Circulating supply is the total number of does not reflect the quantity of coins that
coins that are currently in circulation which have been lost forever or produced in the
have been released to the public. Some genesis block, which can’t be spent. So all
projects premine all of their coins and then those lost coins are presented in circulating
distribute them through an ICO. For other supply right now.
projects you have to mine the coins over
time, or they are released on a schedule or Always check the circulating supply
as rewards. Don’t forget: circulating supply before you invest. You may think that, “Ok,
can give you false information, especially this coin is very cheap. Just $3. What if it
in a project that has Proof of Stake and/or becomes $100 in a year?” We think like this
Masternodes, where coins are locked up in because all of us are trying to find the next
wallets which are not in general circulation Bitcoin to make us rich. But did you make
for a period of time. It is hard to predict a simple comparison of the quantitative
the circulating supply and also deduct aspects of that project? Ok, bitcoin was
these coins from it. If you stake a coin or less than a dollar back in the day, but
create a masternode and the wallet of compare the circulating supply of the
that project doesn’t have a lock up period Bitcoin to the project you see as the next
mechanism to prevent you from selling the bitcoin. We’ve all seen the most recent
coins, those coins can become part of the example of the many lazy people out
circulation. It is good to find information there who follow the hype; it was so big
about the amount of coins which are that even some TV programs showed you

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how to buy that one specific coin.

You might have asked yourself, “What


if it becomes $10 or $50 in a year?” The
circulating supply of that coin is more
than 2,000 times that of bitcoin. You may
DREAM,
dream of that coin being the next bitcoin
but even if it becomes $10,000 one day, it
BUT BE
means that the total Market Cap of that
project will be more than the total supply REASONABLE.
of the whole monetary system of the world.
Does this sound realistic to you? Dream,
but be reasonable. I don’t expect a new
project to exceed bitcoin’s market cap in
a short time. When you do your estimation rules regarding how these coins will be
of the price, suppose the market cap introduced to the market—then it can
is as big as bitcoin’s (for most of the be a big problem. If you are going to
projects out there this is not realistic). In learn one thing from this article today, it
that scenario, the price can only be $7 for should be the concept of total supply. Not
that coin—nothing more. So you barely understanding this concept has made me
double your investment if everything goes lose a lot of money in my early days.
according to your plan, which won’t
happen. There is a well known project out there
(I am not going to divulge the project’s
Total supply and max supply don’t name) that had a huge wallet update
affect the market cap, but they are planned and there was lot of hype
equally important. The total supply of a surrounding it. Investors, including myself,
cryptocurrency gives you the total number took the bait and started investing in this
of coins in existence. This number includes project, driving the price up. Suddenly,
the circulating supply, as well as all of the without any logical reason price started to
coins owned (from ICO or premined) by drop. It dropped so sharply, nobody had
the project, founder’s coins, and coins seen anything like it before. There was still
which are reserved and issued over time couple of days left until the wallet update
as rewards to users; in some cases, to and everyone got caught off-guard. In
early investors of ICO who purchased the meantime, everybody rushed the
these coins with huge discounts. If a coin project’s slack channel to ask questions
is premined and the premined amount is about this price drop. The admins and
currently locked up, reserved, or not able advisors were giving them assurances and
to be sold to the public, this will not reflect telling them to “stay strong and hodl.” We
in the circulating supply. This is good then learned the real story after a couple
information to help predict future value. of days. It turned out that the coins that
Every project that has vested/locked up were given to the advisors and the team
coins have different models, and it is wise had no lock-up period. One of the advisors
to keep track of these lock up periods. You (who was also one of the guys who told all
will need to know when and how many the people on the Slack channel to stay
of these coins are going to be introduced strong) dumped 600k coins. It was a blood
to the general circulation so that you can bath. Many people lost faith in the project.
predict the short term movements when They kicked him off the advisory board but
this happens. There is nothing wrong with it was too late.
this, unless those coins are not locked
up for a period of time and there are no I then learned my lesson and changed my

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IF THE REASONS AND NUMBER OF THE
COINS THEY RESERVE DOESN’T MAKE
SENSE, IT IS A RED FLAG TO ME.

strategy. I started reading every project’s even some projects out there with top 10
whitepaper or ICO information in detail to addresses keeping more than 60% of the
figure out why the team/company needed circulating supply. This is a huge red flag
to reserve coins. If the reasons and number for me, because they can manipulate
of the coins they reserve doesn’t make the market or dump on you at anytime.
sense, it is a red flag to me. I understand Keep in mind that the project age is also
that they need these coins for future a big factor in this. Let’s say that there is a
business operations, securing advisors, project with a PoW mechanism. There is no
and (in some cases) use a percentage of premine, but some of the miners saw the
these coins as a pool to give rewards to potential in this coin before anyone else.
the platform users. You will need to find In this scenario, if a project is still young,
projects which define this system very well the distribution may appear as not fair. In
so that you can clearly see the distribution order to judge this project correctly, you
of the reserved coins and how they are will need to analyze every aspect of the
going to be used in the future. Generally, project and make an educated guess. If
the less coins they reserve, the better. But you are not satisfied, give it some time and
it’s also important that they have enough check the distribution over and over again
to realize the project’s goals. Be sure that in time. Let’s say the top 100 addresses
they have a lock-up period and have were keeping 80% of the circulating supply
defined how many coins are going to be when the project was 2 months old. If this
added to the general circulation after the number decreases with time, it is a good
lock-up period and how often. ICOs and sign.
new projects with premine can trick lazy
investors very easily this way. You have Max supply is the easiest one to
to do your homework. Learn from my understand. If a project is capped, there
mistakes. are only a certain amount of coins that
will ever be in the market after all the
Make sure that you check the rich lists and proofing is complete. For example, when
distribution of the coins. You can check you think about Bitcoin, the circulating
this information easily by going to the supply is 16,870,875 BTC and max supply
CoinMarketCap website and clicking on is 21,000,000 BTC. After all the mining is
the “Explorer” links of the specific coin. complete (every project has different
I see projects with great hype around inflation models, block times, and block
them but when I check this information, rewards) there will only be 21 million
I see top 100 addresses keeping 90% of bitcoins out there. But don’t forget the
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presented in circulating supply) because if the verification of blocks is distributed
they are lost forever. For example, the to as many individuals as possible, the
legendary Satoshi’s bitcoins which he project becomes more decentralized.
mined are part of the circulating supply. How decentralized do you think bitcoin
There is no total supply because there is? VTC is ASIC resistant, but not by its
was no premine to reward the founder or technology: it is the commitment of the
company behind it who reserved some team to change the algorithm if someone
coins from an ICO. So after all the coins does make an ASIC to mine Vertcoin. This is
are mined, the amount of coins which the core basis of their marketing strategy.
will be available for trading is going to be Since ASIC development is very costly, I
less than 21 Million. According to some doubt people will even try creating one for
researchers, the total number of bitcoins Vertcoin.
that are lost forever could be up to around
3.8 Million. There are also coins out there,
like Ethereum, with no hard cap/max
supply, but have a reasonable inflation
model over time.

Analysis: Vertcoin (VTC)

This month, we are going to analyse


IT MARKETS
Vertcoin (VTC) together. I believe it is a
perfect example of the subjects that I
have explained in this article. Vertcoin is a
ITSELF AS
decentralized blockchain based currency
whose motto is: “The people’s coin.” Their
website states that Vertcoin stays true to
A BETTER
the original vision of cryptocurrency: a
financial system owned by its users. After
this analysis, we are going to see what
BITCOIN
they do to hold that promise.

Since the project’s aim is being a currency, ALTERNATIVE.


it markets itself as a better bitcoin
alternative. The max supply is 84 million
VTC, and as of today there is just over
43 million VTC circulating. There was no
premine, no ICO, no airdrop, and has no
total supply—simple.

The project claims that it is more In order to attract new miners and (more
centralization resistant than its competitors. importantly) inexperienced miners,
Vertcoin is a mineable coin. The problem Vertcoin came up with software which
that people see with PoW is custom and allows you to just type in your wallet
costly ASIC mining hardware. Vertcoin’s address and start mining. They call it “One-
pledge is to take whatever steps are Click-Miner.” This is a huge step towards
necessary to protect this coin from decentralization. How many of you have
specialized mining equipment and make wanted to try mining? This is your chance.
sure that it will always be possible to mine You will not “make bank” with your home
with consumer grade hardware. This is PC, but you will see how the whole thing
very important because, as you know,

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works so you can decide if mining is addresses. I believe this percentage will
something you want to focus on or not. get better as the price increases. When
you look at Litecoin (which is the biggest
In addition to these, Vertcoin has activated competition to Vertcoin), the project has
SegWit successfully. This soft fork eased a $12,385,535,852 market cap and the top
the path to Lightning Network (which 100 addresses hold 46% of all Litecoins in
increases network capacity by moving the circulation.
bulk of transactions off the Blockchain)
and atomic cross-chain swaps. Let’s say Vertcoins’ volume is mostly distributed
you want to trade one cryptocurrency for between Bittrex, Upbit, and Poloniex.
another. You normally go to a (centralized) There are some other exchanges where
exchange, right? This means risks, you can trade VTC but the volume is
because it means taking your funds off really low on those. Another big exchange
the blockchain and sending them to an announcement like Binance could drive
unknown third party. You won’t require a the price up.
third party with atomic cross-chain swaps;
two people on different two different In the beginning of 2017, Vertcoin’s
blockchains will be able to exchange coins price was $0.034922, which means that
without a third party. the currency experienced an incredible
increase on its price since January 2017.
Vertcoin already has a privacy aimed Tor It’s current price is $4.6 (0.0004 BTC) and its
wallet. The team is also working on “stealth all time high was around $10 (0.0006 BTC).
addresses,” which they implemented in
2014 but discontinued. According to their Who else is out there as a competitor?
roadmap, re-implementation of stealth Of course bitcoin is every project’s
addresses is upcoming. You can also store largest competitor. Being more flexible is
your Vertcoins on LedgerHQ hardware Vertcoin’s biggest advantage. If Vertcoin
wallet for extra security. can keep the promise of being ASIC
resistant, there is always going to be a
Let’s switch back to the quantitative part market for them. Other big competitors are
a little bit here. There was no premine Litecoin and BitcoinCash. When you check
except three normal blocks done to test the market cap of these projects, you
the network (150 coins). Vertcoin’s top 100 can see the room for growth. Also, in my
richest has 53% of the circulating supply; mind, the Vertcoin/Litecoin relationship is
this percentage was 57% only 2 months more like a big brother and young sibling.
ago. We can say this is a fair amount. Vertcoin is on Litecoin’s roadmap and
The vast majority are the exchange they support each other. There are also a

VERTCOIN’S TOP 100 RICHEST HAVE


53% OF THE CIRCULATING SUPPLY; THIS
PERCENTAGE WAS 57% ONLY 2 MONTHS
AGO.

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couple of small competitors like Viacoin
& Monacoin which have also activated
Segwit, and work on the Lightning Network,
IF YOU WANT TO
but working hand-in-hand with Litecoin SEE A HEALTHY
gives Vertcoin a great advantage.
GROWING PROJECT,
Let’s talk about the team a little bit.
Every developer and other members
CHECK OUT THEIR
of the Vertcoin team is a volunteer. This GITHUB.
might be a little risky for the long term
because of commitment issues, but so
far I have to say I am impressed with their
accomplishments. They are constantly
working to pursue advancements in reached their goal of 10000 VTC in only a
blockchain technology, and they have an month.
open-source community where they share
info and implement advanced features. Vertcoin has the best visual roadmap
The lead developer of the team is James compared to other projects. It is very easy
Lovejoy. The project has 10 developers to read and track, and I find it very useful.
right now and they also get support from It is very transparent, and as a user you
community. As I mentioned before, they can also vote for next steps.
are all volunteers. Because Vertcoin is
developed by volunteers, the backgrounds The biggest issue that I see with Vertcoin
of the team vary greatly, but they all share is its development; they don’t have any
a common passion. The p2pool network full time employees and there is no big
by default pays out a 1% donation to the foundation behind them (like the Litecoin
development fund (you can turn it off, Foundation). Most of the work done for
however). The development fund is well Vertcoin comes from people contributing
documented and you may want to check their spare time, free of charge. They
it out. Their Github is very active—there are experienced developer cycles before. The
101 people watching the project and they original developers took a break and the
have 272 stars. If you want to see a healthy current developers took over the project.
growing project, check out their Github. The developers are currently compensated
through donations.
The community behind Vertcoin is growing
rapidly. Since people can easily mine this The market is huge. There might be other
coin, word of mouth is helping Vertcoin a big boys, but Vertcoin is on the right path.
lot. They are very active on Discord where They found a niche motto of being ASIC
developers try to answer your questions resistant and this will go long way to being
all the time, and their Reddit (r/Vertcoin) more decentralized. Attracting individual
has over 18000 followers. You can also miners, trying to be ASIC resistant,
find them on twitter (@Vertcoin) which has dedication of the developer team and the
an impressive follower count of 82k that community to the project makes Vertcoin
has almost doubled in 3 months. They are valuable. They have a new marketing
not very active on Bitcointalk, but they team now, so I believe we are going to be
do have their ANN posts. Vertcoin’s team hearing more and more about Vertcoin in
holds AMA sessions all the time. Also of 2018.
note is that they launched a donation
campaign for exchange listings and

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‘CAUSE IF YOU LIKE IT
THEN YOU SHOULD PUT A RING SIGNATURE ON IT!

DECENTRALADIES
What are women doing in this space, you wonder? We are doing plenty, sometimes in a
more discreet fashion, sometimes more openly. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this
featurette we’ll be as thorough as possible in showcasing how they’re helping develop the
crypto space. This month we interview Mir Liponi, Chief Expert Officer at BHB Network, and
we take a glance at another face of Crypto Culture, when crypto communication networks
are tracked with Desiree. Last, but not least, Pamela will continue to guide us through her
journey of how she got into this space. What will this month bring us? Grab a cup of hot
chocolate and sit down with us!


By ÍRIS

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MEET THE ÍRIS
@n00bqu33n

TEAM Found the leprechaun of magic internet money


in 2016. Part hodler, part wannabe trader. Nothing
a good FA can’t heal.

PAMELA PAIGE@thePinkCrypto

Pamela is a real estate devel-


oper in New York City who
specializes in connecting
high-level commercial de-
velopers nationally. After
a decade in charge of
staffing, marketing,
and development
for Team Enterprises
and US Concepts, she
has brought her talents
to Phore and Titanium
Blockchain Infrastructure
Services for whom she is cur-
rently employed.
Came for
the doge,
stayed for the
sh*tposts. Pro-
fessionally serving
as Blockchain and
Digital Currency
fellow at Women for
Women International, exploring how distributed ledger
technology can empower women in post-conflict, mar-
ginalized countries.

DESIREE
@dickerson_des

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ÍRIS
@n00bqu33n

Crypto is made of all kinds of


people and this is what makes it so

ÍRIS
great! Every month I will be asking
all sorts of questions to some of
the female crypto masterminds
in this space. You can expect
questions regarding their careers,
their ideals, ideas and projects for
ASKS!
the future and, of course, a peek
into their personal lives as crypto
connoisseurs.
This month I interviewed Mir
Liponi. I first got to know her
a few months back on Twitter
through ScamCoinBot. It was the
first time I had found a bot that
seemed to have a personality of
its own, so I followed her right
after. As time went by and I started
working on 21 Cryptos, I knew
that it was a matter of time before
I wanted to somehow involve Mir
in this project. She has a brilliant
mind, has a go-getter kick to her
personality, and is one of the nicest
people in the space. We hope you
enjoy this interview as much as we
did!

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MIR LIPONI
@mir_btc
Mir Liponi has been a tech enthusiast since she was a child. When she
discovered Bitcoin around 2011, she soon understood its disruptive potential
and decided to become a Bitcoin supporter. Mir has been Chief Expert
Officer at BHB Network since 2015, which a is world-renowned research
and development center on blockchain technology. At BHB, she selects
and connects the best international Bitcoin experts and the most promising
startups. At the same time, she organizes the monthly Bitcoin Milan Meetup,
one of the biggest blockchain events in Europe.

In this second edition of the Decentraladies day and night, then I asked if there was
featurette, I interviewed Mir. I found her on an open position for a full time job at
Twitter after I found out about ScamCoinBot, blockchain lab Milan. My background
one of the funniest bots I’ve seen since I’ve is in humanities (linguistics, musicology)
come to the space. She’s known for her but I’ve always been a tech enthusiast. I
sharp wit, tongue-in-cheek humor and direct remember when I started using computers
approach. She’s helped create BHBNetwork, and writing little strings of code when I was
a blockchain consultancy company which is a kid (my brother helped me). When I was
going non-profit cypherpunk in Italy. Soon a 19, I was about to start computer science
mom-to-be, we talked about cryptocurrencies, but everyone around me told me not to do
mass adoption, being a woman in the space, it because I was a girl. So for me, Bitcoin
and what the future will be like for our was the opportunity to do something tech
children and grandchildren. A truly insightful related, which I had really wanted to do
interview. for years and to see something that was
going to change history forever. But I didn’t
(Íris) What was your life like before you found know how much it has changed every
Bitcoin? When and how did you find about it? aspect of my life. For better: I’ve learned
so much and I’ve met incredible people
(Mir) Bitcoin has been a life changer for all around the world. For worse: I haven’t
me (as for many others) but not all at slept since 2015!
once. Giacomo and I discovered bitcoin
around 2011. He was involved in politics Not at all, that is very interesting. The bias
and was very unhappy with his job as tech that we still have about what kind of job is
consultant in Accenture, so I told him (en right for women or for men: do you still see a
passant), “you should do something bitcoin lot of this stigma happening in Italy? Do you
related as your full-time job because it’s believe blockchain technology is the gateway
tech, plus politics, plus economics.” He quit to spark interest in technology in the female
his job the year after. Since I was doing my gender in general?
PhD, I decided not be involved so much
at that time—I had the feeling that it was
something much too interesting to not
be totally and fully into! In 2015 I decided
to get involved with the community
gradually, so I started attending meetups
and international conferences. Soon I
couldn’t resist and I started studying it

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Yes, the stigma is still very present. I posted
on Twitter a screenshot of a guy who
wrote to me on my YouTube channel:
“A girl who talks about blockchain is
something intolerable, come back and
do feminine stuff.” I receive these kind of the things I was already doing; basically
comments often in Italian but not from the selecting, inviting and connecting the
international community, which is generally best international Bitcoin experts and
very nice and encouraging. At the same the most promising projects. At the
time, I think we’re seeing for the first time same time I continued doing research,
a powerful permissionless technology, organized the Bitcoin Milan Meetups,
so let’s see what happens in the next and helped in creating the Italian Bitcoin
years—the numbers of women involved community. I plan to come back after
are increasing every day! It’s an ecosystem some months and there are going to be
full of anonymous and pseudo-anonymous many exciting changes: the brand BHB
personalities, so often times we don’t Network is transitioning from a consultancy
know the gender and this helps not only company to a cypherpunk non profit. I’m
in protecting privacy but also in bridging excited and I can’t wait. I plan to do more
the gap. At the same time, sometimes I’m research than now. Of course, my baby will
vocal and critical of some approaches stay with me a lot.
I find counterproductive, i.e. when I
see very smart people involved not just And how will this transition affect the way
because they have incredible minds, but BHB Network works?
they are labeled in separated categories
such as “women in tech’ or “women in Completely. BHB Network did an amazing
blockchain.” At BHB Network, we had at job arbitrating the resources from the best
some point 40% women—not because they incumbents in Italy, Switzerland and in
were women, but because they were the Bulgaria, to the best bitcoin experts and
best candidates for their jobs. One last projects; but that meant a lot of work,
thought: I’m waiting for the first bitcoin resources, and bureaucracy. Being a
Core female contributor. Sometimes I non-profit means more freedom for the
try to find a typo, but damn that code is business and also the freedom to be more
amazingly written! “extreme” ideologically oriented. In a
nutshell, donations on the inputs, code
That’s great to hear how this new technology bounties, and research scholarships on the
is bridging the gap through incentive and outputs.
anonymity. What kind of work are you mainly
doing in this disruptive industry right now? So, in a way you seek to instruct a whole new
generation about the crypto space and what it
Right now I’m on my maternity leave. entails, which takes us to the next question.
Previously (and that’s one of the amazing
things in this disruptive bitcoin world) I Are there any big mistakes you’ve made in
didn’t cover a traditional position, but we the beginning? It there any advice on how to
created a position needed and around overcome or avoid them to those who find
themselves falling for the same traps?

Yes, exactly. It’s very important to us to


continue to educate (my YouTube videos
have the same educational purpose) and

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to help the existing developers and create
new ones; they are still a very scarce
resource, and it takes a lot of time and
investment to start coding properly for
Bitcoin. They also require other skills too:
economics, cryptography, game theory, ideas. Most of the time someone is already
etc. working on the same stuff.

Regarding the mistakes, well—we didn’t Invaluable advice. Speaking of your YouTube
buy and mine bitcoin. The first because we channel, I see that you’ve interviewed some
didn’t have money. The second because noteworthy people in this industry, such as
we had some back luck and we were Peter Todd and Craig Wright. Do you have
too lazy. So please, don’t think it’s too any memorable moments that speak to you
late to enter in bitcoin or to contribute. personally?
We are still in a very early stage. Also, we
trusted exchanges—yes, we are on the I’m very lucky because I live surrounded
famous MtGox list! Also, we fell into many by the best bitcoiners around. My biggest
ideological traps and not being humble regret is to have started so late with the
enough to trust the experts. So yes, at the interviews and missed the opportunity
end one very important lesson: don’t try to to share some of best discussions I had
reinvent the wheel. Collaborate, facilitate, during these years with the guests of our
search for similar projects and look for meetup. To name a few: Luke Dashjr,
interoperability before starting your own Matt Corallo, Riccardo Spagni, Elizabeth
Stark, Roasbeef, Sipa, Christian Decker,
Jameson Lopp, Nicolas Bacca, and I could
go on. Recently with Andrew Poelstra
and soon, Whalepanda. I have so many
anecdotes. I’m probably going to publish
a book sooner or later. Of course, the best
interview was with Craig Wright, a very
I’M PROBABLY GOING talented actor among other things. We did
the interview in only one take and without
any script.
TO PUBLISH A BOOK
Please let us know when your book comes
out! I’d love to read it. Going back a bit, as
SOONER OR LATER. you told us you’re expecting, what do you
think the world will be like for the future

OF COURSE, THE BEST generations thanks to the game-changing


nature of crypto assets? Congratulations, by
the way!

INTERVIEW WAS WITH Thank you so much! It has been an


unexpected surprise to my busy and crazy

CRAIG WRIGHT schedule, but I’m super happy and I can’t


wait to meet this little girl. Sincerely, I don’t
have certainties and forecasts but many
hopes. I really hope that cryptocurrencies
like bitcoin will give us more financial

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and economic freedom so that the next
generations will find intolerable things that
for us are normal; we’re anesthetized like OF COURSE I HAVE A
the continuous intrusion in our privacy.
Also, I hope that they’ll give them the
luxury to have more “free time” and
STRONG PREFERENCE
the curiosity to be more open minded,
so they’ll be more prone to take some FOR DECENTRALIZED
healthy risks and choose (nowadays)
contrarian positions, like deciding to AND CENSORSHIP
be “nomadic,” or not to attend schools
necessarily (but never stop learning and
being homeschooled and/or self-taught).
RESISTANT SYSTEMS
One last thing, I hope bitcoin will help
them to be “code literate” so they’ll also
LIKE BITCOIN,
BUT I THINK THE
speak formal languages.

So in your view, will banks become as


obsolete as carts did when cars were COEXISTENCE COULD
invented? Or do you think both can co-exist?

Of course I have a strong preference for


BE A GOOD THING
decentralized and censorship resistant
systems like bitcoin, but I think the
coexistence could be a good thing: they
respond to different needs and audiences. me. It’s a Copernican revolution on
The banks can benefit from bitcoin too. so many levels that needs time for our
We are working on the creation of solutions minds to rethink our beliefs and our way
for financial clients (manly in Switzerland) of considering technology and money. I
that are leveraging the bitcoin tech. don’t think trading gurus can really hinder
Also, even now carts still exist—as touristic the process, but they can disorient people
transportations. :) with their old views. How can we apply
old rules to something so new? This is the
That is very true! Related to this subject, reason why I don’t trade and I tend to
do you think traditional views from trading recommend to not try it, or to be very
gurus can hinder the process of mass cautious. Everything is brand new and
adoption? What do you think should be done there are so few real experts, hence it’s
more often to help people better understand very easy to lose a lot of money!
the nature of cryptocurrencies?
Now that you mentioned new ideas, would you
Education, education, education! It took like to introduce us to ScamCoinBot? I saw
me months to understand the basics of it recently and I thought it was interesting. It
how cryptocurrencies work and I was would be nice to have a “guided tour” through
very lucky to have great teachers around how it works and what we could expect of it in
the future.

Sure! I’m the proud cofounder of


scamcoinbot along with Valerio Vaccaro
of Eternity wall. It’s kinda surprising that

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it has more than 5,000 followers now on
Twitter! Of course, it isn’t a serious account
and we have a lot of fun in maintaining
the grammar and the physical bottom.
But what we wanted to demonstrate was
how it’s easy to create a new coin, a new Surely our readers will come up with ideas.
whitepaper, a new article, and a new If you don’t know ScamCoinBot go to @
blockchain company that in some way ScamCoinBot on Twitter and check it for
seems realistic. We select all the clichès yourself!
in the space and we match them with
a lot of nonsense words. Every tweet is We’re coming to a close now. Is there any
randomly generated by a physical push of advice you wish to give to newcomers in the
a big button located in our office in Milan. space on how to avoid or overcome certain
There’s a limit: not more than one tweet mistakes?
for hour, which is directly published to the
scamcoinbot account. The next step we’re Thank you very much for this interview,
working on: randomly generated, kinda it was a lot of fun! Also, replying and
working ICOs. explaining is a great way to consolidate
things you take for granted.
How did this idea come along? I remember
seeing it for the first time a couple months ago Regarding newcomers, I know sometimes
and it was really amusing. I’m very critical about newcomers’
behaviors, but this is only because we
I was studying bots in my free time and, of have made a lot of mistakes before them
course in the meanwhile, I was spending and we don’t want them to do the same
a lot of time crypto-Tweeting. One day things! At the same time, we don’t want to
last spring (OMG scamcoinbot soon will forget that mass adoption is fundamental
celebrate 1 year!) I told to my coworkers and critical for Bitcoin’s existence and
about the idea of scamcoinbot. Valerio resilience; it’s always good news to have
Vaccaro told me it was quite easy to more people entering!
create. The next day, scamcoinbot was
born. Valerio added the button (he’s My favorite advice: DYOR always
an IoT expert) and other things like the considering that early adopters and
papers and the books gradually, while I experts know a lot and there are good
maintained the grammar. Speaking of— chances they know what they’re saying,
any suggestions for the grammar or other especially about nasty and boring infosec
ideas are very welcome! There are other best practices. But even after that,
bots around us. The most interesting (and always—DON’T TRUST, VERIFY.
it’s a serious project) is otsproofbot that
timestamps tweets using opentimestamps, Thank you so much for taking the time to do
protocol created by Peter Todd and this interview! Having women participate in
maintained by himself and the team of these interviews not only brings awareness
Eternity Wall. but it also helps give other women interested
in this tech the incentive they need to take the
next step.

I wish you all the best, and congratulations on


your baby girl!

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PAMELA
PAIGE
@ThePinkCrypto

PAMELA’S
DIARY

I think that what’s important for


the growth and development of a
person is to be transparent and
interesting. The more development
we have outside of anonymity, the
more relatable crypto will be to the
masses. In light of this, I will be
covering the events that ultimately
led to a mindset focused on change
and a proclivity towards
independence. I hope my writing
below and the writings that follow
will breed inspiration, motivating
more women to join our incredible
community

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OH, AND DID I
MENTION I ALSO
P art II DEVELOPED A
I’m still dejected by the chopping echo
of the “broadcast birds” happily hovering
STUTTER?
over the nearest catastrophe, searching
for roadkill like the vultures that they are.

It folds me inward to the 16mm flickering the rest of my childhood and leave you
memory of the crimson cascade polluting with a brief. The accident damaged my
my eyes as they peered toward the blood medial temporal lobe and left me with a
hued sky. Ma’ always told me the conduc- cognitive disability...my memory was shot.
tors failure had opened our Pandora’s box, In a way it spared me from the monoto-
but she was wrong, it buried us inside of it. nous and disgruntled education system I
already struggled to endure. Oh, and did
As the lawsuit progressed, the failing rail- I mention I also developed a stutter? You
road began to slander the family name in can imagine the bullying that came from
an attempt to paint my mother as a drunk the slandering railroad, and me turning
- but to their disadvantage, my mother into the scar-faced girl with a failing mem-
didn’t produce the correct enzymes re- ory and a speech impediment. I eventually
quired to digest alcohol, and she was con- developed a sickening jealousy and ani-
sequently unable to digest it. mosity towards my sister for being the one
who passed.
Six years passed and the case concluded.
We had won, but the railroad had another What I hadn’t realized was that my life was
issue to deal with. They were fiscally in- a beautiful disaster, and that you can-
ept and had no money for recompense, not truly appreciate the light without first
meaning the payout was virtually nothing. drowning in darkness. My parents never
learned this, they instead let it rot inside
I’ll spare ya’ll from the excessive rage- of them until they had both passed away.
filled volatility my life endured through They spent every waking moment working
towards money in the hopes of replacing
some degree of the happiness of which
they’d been robbed. I grew up watching
them in turmoil, endlessly submitting to the
cracking whip of their master, the United
Slavery of America.

As you can imagine, this left a bitter taste

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After working as a professional dancer on

WHAT I HADN’T major stages for projects all over the Unit-
ed States, I decided to take on real estate.

REALIZED IS I FELL I grew dominant in the Queens area and


worked through the epic market crash

INTO THE SAME


from ‘06 to ‘08. But lucky for me, New York
never sleeps, and it opened my eyes to
the inner workings of the colluding system
VICIOUS CYCLE AS more than I had ever been privy to. This
propelled me into sleepless nights looking
THEM. MINE JUST HAD up alternative countries for residence and
how to better earn passive income. I think

BIGGER BUILDINGS, it goes without saying that when I discov-


ered Crypto, nature took its course. I was

FLASHIER LIGHTS, hooked from day one.

AND MORE CULTURE.

in my mouth that required frequent cleans-


ing through self-realization and self-actu-
alization in order for me to grow. It began
with me moving to New York with no mon-
ey, no home, and no strategy in mind. My
goal? To make as much money as I fucking
could and show my town that there is more
to life than Shepherd, TX. What I hadn’t
realized is I fell into the same vicious cycle
as them. Mine just had bigger buildings,
flashier lights, and more culture. Sure, I ac-
complished more than anyone in my town
probably dreamed of but that doesn’t say
much. Everyone I knew wanted to be a
parent and that was as ambitious as their
dreams could ever rise.

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If you haven’t experienced it first-
hand, crypto-Twitter is the wild
west of social media communities
dedicated to virtual currencies,
accompanied by the discourse and
oftentimes vitriol of devoted fol-
lowers and sh*tposters. In Issue
4 we covered the prevalence of
anonymous accounts and avatars.
But where do these nameless cryp-
to-Twitter OGs, noobs, and trolls
go to converse outside of the public
eye?

CRYPTO SEEKING CRYPTO


CULTURE CONVOS OFF
TWITTER

DESIREE
@dickerson_des

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Moving from the exposed and open nature
of social networks like Twitter and Reddit,
much of the crypto community retreats
to more private chat and messaging
outlets to converse within the confines of
more exclusive communities. Private chat
platforms popular in the crypto community conversations as impediments to usability.
largely include Telegram, Discord,
Whatsapp, Slack, Internet Relay Chats Despite platform preferences, for better or
(IRC), and Twitter direct messages. These worse, conversations segregate naturally
platforms are “private” in the sense that into topic-driven groups and threads.
they are not displayed on an open, easily Common topics or themes include, but are
accessible, common feed; users must seek not limited too:
out or be given the group’s URL. Access to
these groups can be “open” or “closed” Project Centric: Dedicated discussion
(the latter requiring admin approval to around a specific crypto or blockchain-
join). based project. Many ICO teams host
sponsored, open groups, dedicated to
While usage and popularity across these transparency about their project and
chat platforms varies, we polled over 2,000 timelines in order to create accountability
individuals on Twitter. An overwhelming to their user community. Similarly,
63% of respondents voted Telegram as supporters of specific coins and projects
their preferred outlet for private crypto- may congregate in a community created
related chats. Following Telegram, 22% group to discuss opinions, outlooks, and
of respondents chose Discord, 6% chose opportunities.
Slack, and 8% chose “Other”, listing
platforms such as Whatsapp, IRC, Twitter
DMs, and KakaoTalk.

Prevalent rationale for utilizing these


platforms generally centers on privacy MANY ICO TEAMS
and anonymity, essentially severing
connections between identities and HOST SPONSORED,
conversation content—an understandably
common theme in crypto. Preference
between these platforms varies wildly,
OPEN GROUPS,
ranging from the highly organized
channels and customizability of Discord, DEDICATED TO
to Telegram’s simplicity, speed, and
stickers function. Most of the crypto TRANSPARENCY
community leverages more than one
of these platforms simultaneously, but
most agree there is room for growth and
ABOUT THEIR PROJECT
improvement of all—citing poor UX, thread
management, and difficulty following AND TIMELINES

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Investing and Trading: Groups or threads
focused on trading and investing, which
may include TA, FA, and more. These
chats are usually saturated with charting
THERE IS A COMMUNITY
analyses or detailed evaluations of
technologies and the teams behind them.
DESIRE TO MOVE SOME
Demographic or Interests: Groups created
DISCUSSIONS OFF
for communities with similar socio- or
demographic identities or interests.
PUBLIC SOCIAL MEDIA
Common examples include groups formed
around common languages, locations,
PLATFORMS
gender, and other demographics.

General Discussion: Most groups host some Regardless of platform or discussion topic,
level of general discussion outside of highly private chat and messaging groups outside
specific content, including discussion of of Twitter are powerful tools for good or
crypto news, non-crypto content, and ill- evil. Acting as an apparatus for growing
defined discourse. While almost all groups communities for user adoption and
include somewhat devolved content, support, they provide comfortable spaces
general crypto discussion groups are a for under represented entities to engage.
great place to get your daily dose of These platforms drive transparency and
sh*tposting and/or entertaining crypto accountability in community funded
drama. projects, build user bases, attract investors,
and even act as a springboard for
Masked Scams: Groups with nefarious (or innovative project development. The team
even criminal) intent, offering unrealistic behind recent crypto innovation turned
profits, only aiming to benefit at the internet trading card sensation, Crypto All-
expense of unassuming noobs. These Stars (@cryptoallstarz), utilized Telegram,
groups or chat threads claim to offer “buy among other chat platforms as a tool for
and sell” signals (paid or free), and are— collaboration, conversation, and creation.
more often than not —disguised pump and
dumps schemes. In the same vein, bad While these topic-driven, private
actors use Telegram and similar groups for communities are unfortunately plagued
phishing and social engineering attempts. with scams and attempts at token
value manipulation, the good ultimately
Our Twitter poll found that 43% of 464 outweighs the evil. There is a community
respondents most frequently visit groups desire to move some discussions off public
and conversations dedicated to “investing social media platforms, such as Twitter.
and trading” while 37% chose “ICOs and These chat platforms are connecting
other projects”, 16% selected “general the decentralized crypto community,
discussion” and 4% chose “other”, citing driving relationships for business and for
mining as a specific topic of interest. pleasure, ultimately building a community
we call our own. For better or worse,
these platforms and the communities
that come with them are here to stay—
at least until the next evolution in crypto
communication.

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That’s all for this month!

We hope you had as much fun reading this as we had writing it.

Next month I’ll interview a lady skilled in the arts of gambling


and strategy, two skills invaluable to Crypto traders. Where will
Pamela’s journey take us? Read more on the captivating story of
her life. As for Desiree, we can’t wait to show you what she’ll be
covering next month. Stay tuned, and see you soon folks!

Ciao!


By ÍRIS

SEE YOU SOON FOLKS

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CRYPTO EVENT CALENDAR

MARCH 2018
Who? What? When? See What’s Hot & What’s Not This Month in the
Wonderful World of Crypto…

In this feature we show you what coin events are coming up this month.
These can range from simple conferences to upgrade announcements, from
beta testing to mainnet launches, all the way up to exchange listings and
partnership deals.

Events are important for a coin’s price - not only can the event affect the
valuation of a project, but mass psychology also plays a large part in price
movement. Not all these events will have a price-action effect, but a lot of
them will. We’ll leave it up to you to decide what’s going to trend next in
the exciting land of Crypto trading…

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MARCH
WEEK 1

MON

TUE

WED

1
THU
eBoost (EBST) Alaris Airdrop Lunyr (LUN) Withdrawal of Contribution Points

Pundi (PXS) Monthly Airdrop ZLancer (ZCG) Website Goes Live (Beta)

PacCoin (PAC) Coin Swap & Hardfork Pundi X (PXS) PXS Token Split

Blocknet (BLOCK) Decentralized Exchange Reveal &


Nxt (NXT) Action Coin Airdrop
New Website

Neo (NEO) ONT Airdrop Snapshot Blockchain & Bitcoin (BTC) Conference in Istanbul, Turkey

SONM (SNM) / DASH (DASH) / Chronobank (TIME) International


Oyster (PRL) 10 Million Token Burned Blockchain Summit in Moscow, Russia
Ardor (ARDR) Introducción a Blockchain in Campus
POSW (POSW) Coin Swap to StakeNet (XSN)
Madrid, Spain

POSW (POSW) Coin Swap to StakeNet (XSN) Ethos (ETHOS) / IOTA (MIOTA) / Bitcoin Cash (BCH) /
Quantstamp (QSP) / adbank (ADB) / ZenCash (ZEN) /
Lisk (LSK) Bancor (BNT) / Unikoin Gold (UKG) / Cindicator
(CND) / Neo (NEO) Crypto Virtual Summit

2
FRI

Byteball Bytes (GBYTE) Distribution to BTC and GBYTE Holders

3
SAT

TaaS (TAAS) / Bancor (BNT) at ICO Conference in Seoul,


Eidoo (EDO) VIO Tokens Airdrop South Korea
Factom (FCT) at Lenders One Conference in Scottsdale,
AZ, USA

4
SUN

COIN EVENTS NEW EXCHANGES ONE-DAY MEETUPs MULTI-DAY MEETUPs

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MARCH

WEEK 2

5
MON

TaaS (TAAS) / Bancor (BNT) at ICO Conference in Seoul,


Ethereum Classic (ETC) Hardfork & Airdrop South Korea

Ethereum Classic (ETC) Callist Airdrop Stellar (XLM) at Fintech Week in Tel Aviv, Israel

Ethereum (ETH) / Polymath (POLY) at FFCon18 in Toronto,


Ethereum Classic (ETC) Coinomi Fork Support Canada

Cardano (ADA) Roadmap Update

6
TUE

Qtum (QTUM) / Rivetz (RVT) at DC Blockchain Summit in


Washington, DC, USA

7
WED

Aion (AION) Meetup in Cape Town, South Africa Monero (XMR) Hardfork & Airdrop into MoneroV

INS Ecosystem (INS) at RetailWeek Live in London, UK

8
THU

Ethereum (ETH) at Ethereum Community Conference in Paris,


France
Ripple (XRP) / Aion (AION) at Blockchain Africa in Johannes-
burg, South Africa

9
FRI
OKCash (OK) Block Reward Halving

Neo (NEO) Developer Workshop in Cambridge, UK

IOTA (MIOTA) / ChainLink (LINK) at SXSW Conference in ETHLend (LEND) / Bitcoin Gold (BCG) at Internacional Block-
Austin, TX, USA chain Tropical Coast

10
SAT
Neo (NEO) DevCon

SALT (SALT) Day for Crypto in Denver, CO, USA

11
SUN

Neo (NEO) APAC Tour: Taipei in Taiwan

COIN EVENTS NEW EXCHANGES ONE-DAY MEETUPs MULTI-DAY MEETUPs

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MARCH

WEEK 3

12
MON
IOTA (MIOTA) / ChainLink (LINK) at SXSW Conference in
Aion (AION) Meetup in Nairobi, Kenya
Austin, TX, USA

13
TUE
Ripple (XRP) / Bancor (BNT) / Bitcoin Cash (BCH) / DASH Neo (NEO) at APAC Blockchain Conference in Mel-
(DASH) / Everex (EVX) / Iconomi (ICN) / Monaco (MCO) bourne, Australia
/ OAX (OAX) / Omni (OMNI) / Qtum (QTUM) / TenX (PAY)
at Money 20/20 Conference in Singapore

14
WED

Monero (XMR) Hardfork/Airdrop into MoneroV

Aion (AION) Token Release #4

Pesetacoin (PTC) New Website

15
THU

Metal (MTL) / Qtum (QTUM) / Ark (ARK) / Steemit (STEEM)


BitClave (CAT) / Photon (PHO) / Zap (ZAP) / Bread (BRD)
/ Bodhi (BOT) / Po.et (POE) / ETHLend (LEND) / Loopring
(LRC) / Polymath (POLY) / Ambrosus (AMB) / Rivetz (RVT)
/ Decent (DCT) at TokenFest in San Francisco, CA, USA

16
FRI

Factom (FCT) / IOTA (MIOTA) / Lykke (LKK) at Blockchain


DopeCoin (DOPE) New Roadmap & Website
Business Camp in Tokyo

Neo (NEO) Sydney Meetup in Australia Einsteinium (EMC2) Weeee Cash Release

17
SAT

18
SUN

COIN EVENTS NEW EXCHANGES ONE-DAY MEETUPs MULTI-DAY MEETUPs

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MARCH

WEEK 4

19
MON
GameCredits (GAME) / Wax (WAX) at Game Developers
Conference in San Francisco, CA, USA

Quanstamp (QSP) at YCombinator Demo Day

20
TUE
Bytecoin (BCN) API Stable Release

Lisk (LSK) / EOS (EOS) / Waves (WAVES) / TenX (PAY) /


Cindicator (CND) / Augur (REP) / Gnosis (GNO) / AirSwap
(AST) / Wax (WAX) / Civic (CVC) / Wanchain (WAN) / Kyber
Network (KNC) / Cardano (ADA) / Golem (GNT) / Factom
(FCT) / ZenCash (ZEN) at Token2049 in Hong Kong

21
WED

Dovu (DOVU) Smart IoT London Tron (TRX) Testnet Launch

AppCoins (APPC) SDK for Developers

22
THU
Decision Token (HST) DevOps Conference in Melbourne,
Groestlcoin (GRS) Net Major Dev Release
Australia

Cappasity (CAPP) Token Sale Phase 2

23
FRI

Eidoo (EDO) ICO Launch

Aion (AION) at EthUofT Conference in Toronto, Canada

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) / Civic (CVC) at Satoshi’s Vision Con- Bitcoin Gold (BCG) / Monero (XMR) / Decent (DCT) / Ethereum
ference in Tokyo, Japan (ETH) / Everex (EVX) at The Crypto Con 2018 in Mumbai, India

24
SAT

Rebellious (REBL) Rebranded Website

25
SUN

COIN EVENTS NEW EXCHANGES ONE-DAY MEETUPs MULTI-DAY MEETUPs

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MARCH

WEEK 5

26
MON

Bitcore (BTX) 7% Airdrop - Last Week

27
TUE

Aion (AION) Meetup in Hangzhou, China

28
WED

Pesetacoin (PTC) Launch Forum

29
THU

Aion (AION) Meetup in Beijing, China

30
FRI

ZenCash (ZEN) Mobile Wallet Release

31
SAT

Tron (TRX) First Beta Launch

Neo (NEO) Dev Competitions Winners

SUN

COIN EVENTS NEW EXCHANGES ONE-DAY MEETUPs MULTI-DAY MEETUPs

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MARCH

UNDATED EVENTS

Rise (RISE) Chipz + Interlet Airdrop Waves (WAVES) Wallet & Apps

Golem (GNT) Airdrop Cappasity (CAPP) Android Framework Release / Android 3D App / Unity
+ Unreal Plugins / Mobile Capturig SDK

KickCoin (KICK) Monthly Bonus Airdrop SONM (SNM) Market GUI

Mooncoin (MOON) Hardfork at Block #1.250.000 Request Network (REQ) Mainnet Release / Potential Partnetships / Cur-
rencies Integration / Pay With Request
Humaniq (HMQ) New Product Launch (1st or 2nd Week of March) / Biom- Triggers (TRIG) Wallet Launch
etric Enhancement

Burst (BURST) Hardfork around block #470.000 Kyber Network (KNC) First Mainnet Launch

IOSToken (IOST) Opening Codes to Public / MVP (Early March) Hive (HVN) New Exchange Listing

Tron (TRX) Coin Burn Neblio (NEBL) Restful APIs

Voise (VOISE) Android App Release Simple Token (OST) Launch Simple Token Alpha

Ethereum Classic (ETC) Wallet Release & Warp Sync in Geth Phore (PHR) Decentralized Marketplace Release

Verge (XVG) New Website / Smart Contracts / Anonymous Transactions Dent (DENT) iOS App 1.0 Launch

Siacoin (SC) File Contract Upgrade / File Recovery System) / Simple File QASH (QASH) Direct Market Access Beta
Sharing

Vertcoin (VTC) Vertbase Launch BitBay (BAY) Mobile App Wallet / Dynamic Peg Test Client / Smart Con-
tract Templates

EOS (EOS) Dawn 3.0 Komodo (KMD) New Website

Stratis (STRAT) Smart Contracts Solution / Sidechains Alpha Release / LIFE (LIFE) Framework Finalization
Identity iOS App
IOTA (MIOTA) Partnership with AV testbed / Trinity Wallet Beta / Listed Red Pulse (RPX) New Platform Launch
IOTA/EUR on Omoku

Electra (ECA) New Wallet POSW (POSW) Rebranding

Monetha (MTH) First Product Milestone DeepBrain Chain (DBC) NEO Platform Swap

SunContract (SNC) Platform and App Release SALT (SALT) Development Platform / Collaterized Loans / Launch Loan Fund

Bitcoin Gold (BTG) Future Development / Electrum Wallet / Bech32 Ad- Particl (PART) Alpha Marketplace
dress Generation / Design & Rebranding

Ethos (ETHOS) Universal Wallet HempCoin (THC) Purchase THC Manually

Po.et (POE) Frost App Release WaBi (WABI) New Website

Blockport (BPT) Beta Release 1.0 Global Currency Reserve (GCR) Platform Launch

Telcoin (TEL) New Distribution Channe Snovio (SNOV) Marketplace Launch

FunFair (FUN) March Update / Beta + Game Release COSS (COSS) Fiat on Exchange / New Exchange Engine

Enjin Coin (ENJ) Unturned Plugin / Unity SDK / Item Supply TenX (PAY) New Card Issuer

Nebulas (NAS) Mainnet Launch Waltonchain (WTC) Masternode Rewards / Mainnet

Genesis Vision (GVT) Alpha Version Launch QLink (QLC) SDK Launch

Experience Points (EXP) Reward System Beta CoinDash (CDT) App Release

Espers (ESP) Whitepaper Release / Mobile Wallet LBRY Credits (LBC) YouTube Sync Program / Android App Alpha / White-
paper Draft Release

LUXCoin (LUX) Coin Burn / Segwit & Smart Contract PIVX (PIVX) iOS Wallet

Icon (ICX) Token Swap / Mobile Wallet Shift (SHIFT) Decentralized Explorer

Syscoin (SYS) Masternode Hardfork SophiaTX (SPHTX) Testnet

Metal (MTL) Metal Pay App Release / New Website

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THAT’S ALL FOLKS
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