January 10, 2018 at 10:09 pm #444
Currencies, both fiat and crypto, don’t actually contain any value they simply represent value. They are called Trade Instruments, meaning, instruments that facilitate trade. Stocks are an example of trade instruments that aren’t money, they have no actual value but they represent a share of a company and the company itself does the work that turns the profits that gives a share its theoretical value. All trade Instruments work along the same lines: Fiat is traded by banks and Foreign Exchange companies, Stock is traded on Stock Exchanges such as the New York Stock Exchange and Cryptocurrencies are traded on various Cryptocurrency Exchanges. All of their values are representations of real things, for example Stocks Represent created and distributed goods and services by a particular company, while fiat currency represents created and distributed goods and services of a nation. Both change based on industrial/technological/scientific/developmental/etc. advancements within those companies or nations, as well as various factors such as trade volume and inflation. It is best to trade your trade instruments at the highest value possible and use them to buy real items, such as: Precious metals, Livestock, Software, Machines, Produce/Seeds, Land, Realestate, etc and then use those to get more trade instruments.
Trade volume is how many people are buying and selling a particular currency or stock. The more people who are buying it, the higher the value will rise.
An example of Inflation is when the United States starts printing too much money. When this happens a dollar starts being worth less, which in turn means it will take more money to buy the same materials. For instance, if you go to the store and one day Milk is $3/Gallon but then you go a few months later and notice it is $5/Gallon, this is because of inflation. Inflation also drives things like the minimum wage and social security checks, which are usually based on the cost of living. Cryptocurrencies with no cap will eventually inflate into eternity and lose value, unless they have a high trade volume.
Supply and Demand is the comparison of how many people want something against how many their are of that thing. For example, when Apple creates a new IPhone the value is higher than it really should be and as the technology slightly or drastically ages, the value goes down.
A Whale is a person who has a large quantity of a certain trade instrument and uses that to effect the markets. For example, if someone has 51% of a particular stock they could either sell them all quickly which would bring the value of that stock down, or they could hold on to all of them which makes them more rare and makes them more valuable.
Bubbles are when something is artificially high in value, 2 examples of this are: IPhones as mentioned before, and Gasoline. Gasoline raises in value based simply on the speculation that “one day we might run out”, this creates bubbles which raises prices. But Gasoline will probably be replaced by ethanol before it ever even gets close to being used up.
Look at different exchanges- Sometimes you can get more on one site than you can on another site, for the same coins. And sometimes you can even buy coins on one site and sell them on another site for more. This works better when you are trading Crypto to Crypto rather than Crypto to fiat.
Use coins to create goods and services- Don’t just use coins to buy random things, buy software and other goods that you can use to produce things or spend them on things like textbooks. Create a product if you can.
Promote your favorite coins- If you have a favorite coin and buy some, don’t forget to share it on social media.
Create a currency- Satoshi gave out the Bitcoin source code so that people could make their own currencies.
Create an exchange- Transaction fees can earn the owners a lot of coins and you can help fledgling altcoins by offering them on your exchange.
Don’t buy above spot- If you are trading coins for precious metals, check the current global value of that metal and buy as close to that value as you can.
Invest in foreign countries- Don’t think America is the be all end all.
January 13, 2018 at 4:02 pm #640
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Devcoin has no Cap, meaning Coins are made forever and ever, and never stop being made, and less are not made. 180,000,000,000 that’s 180 Billion Devcoins, are made every month. So it is extremely inflationary. The only way to make a Currency like that work is to have everyone put their coins on the Market. If you hold a Coin that inflates like that, you are basically just stupid and greedy in a way that is backwards and doesn’t benefit you.
Holding Devcoin is like holding Milk, not Gold. Unless there is room to grow (e.g. having me involved). The only way your Devcoins go up in value is by constantly expanding the Market, until everyone in the World is using it, then at that point it just inflates into nothing like it would have in a Small Group, it just takes longer Globally.And if you can Colonize the Moon and Mars, you can maybe keep markets alive forever.
That is the only way Devcoin can work. Otherwise, it is useless.
We have a Normal Coin. A Coin that will only ever have about 138,000,000 that’s 138 Million, ever, and it will take like 20 Years to get to that number. So our Coin will be much much more valuable than Devcoin.January 13, 2018 at 4:05 pm #641
Temple Coin will easily read $0.01 each, then also easily reach $0.50 each, and will slowly go up and down from there, unless we get World Wide attention quickly for our Town Project and the Currencies we will be making in Armenia.
Temple Coin has 6x as many Coins that will exist as Bitcoin does, meaning it could be 1/6 the value of Bitcoin, meaning Temple Coins may end up being $1,000 each or much more, but I am just saying that it will easily get to $0.50 each, and will probably go to $5, $10, etc.
January 20, 2018 at 12:41 am #928
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So, now I am going to start Economics 102
The first one was about Supply and Demand, Whales and Trade Volume, Spot for buying, etc. Now I am going to get into larger concepts. And this will be more than 1 post.
I am going to start with Politics. Politics can effect a nations Currency or Stock Market. For example, when Mosul was taken over by ISIS and all of the Gold in the Bank of Mosul was taken, and the Investment Opportunities went bleak, their Money became much less Valuable, even though after the fall of Sudam Hussein the British Government just printed the Country of Iraq new Notes. The opposite of that can be seen in 2 ways, and that situation can also be compared to the effect of a Cu-De-Ta on the Currency or Stocks. But the opposite would be Vietnam, who had a Civil War that America got way too involved in, and then at the end opened up their Markets and their Currency did well and Investment in Vietnam continues to be good. A Similar effect is Trump. The people with a lot of Money and Stocks and Companies on the Stock Market in America, all just got Tax Breaks, so they are willing to spend more, and take bigger risks, and they all trust Trump not to do them wrong because he came from the same Environment as them.
Then, an example of something similar but not exactly the same, is Brexit. When Brexit happened, everyone panicked. Stock Markets dropped in America, as well as Britain and Asia, and then the British Pound went down in value. That was not good for Britain, because anyone with savings, or anything, had money that was worth less than it was the day before on the Global Market. But that was good for everyone else, because you could buy British Pounds, and you would get more of them than usual for USD. So you could go on vacation in Britain and get things for Cheaper if you were starting with USD. Or, you could buy British Pounds and wait for them to go up in value.
So that is how Politics can effect the Economy. And it is the same for Cryptocurrencies. You can move back and forth within Markets, and there are situations that hurt and help coins from within and without.
Bulls and Bears
This is a lot more simple than people think before getting into it. Bulls strike upwards, with their Horns, so that represents someone who makes money buying Stock when they see that a Market is doing well and is likely to do better. That way they can make an investment, and it is likely to go up and they can sell soon after and make a profit.
Bears strike Downwards, with their Paws and Claws, that represents someone who makes money as the Market goes down. So when you are scared, because you spent $5 per Stock or per Coin, and now it is $4, and you want to get out before you lose any more money. The Bear will buy your Stock, or Coin, and will wait for it to go back up later. So he profits on the Fear of others, or on temporary situations like Brexit, etc. A Bear doesn’t look for a Stock that is doing good and will do better, a Bear looks for a Stock that has done good long term, and is not doing well at the moment, but is likely to bounce back.January 20, 2018 at 1:15 am #929
Another example of “being Bullish” would be buying stocks in Companies like Apple, or Google, and just waiting for them to go up at some later time. Or investing in a Company like that early on and holding until it goes up.
And another example of a Bear Tactic, other than investing on the way down. When something is on the way down you are invested in, you can sell at the top of the drop, then invest in something else for a short period; and that may even go up while the other stock goes down. Then reinvest in the Stock you were holding before, with the higher amount of money you have from the Stock that either retained its value or went up.
Then that brings us to the Bear Whales, Buy Wall and Sell Walls of the Cryptocurrency World. A Bear Whale is someone who has maybe 50,000 or 100,000 Bitcoins, maybe more, and they decide they are going to drop 50% to 90% of that on the market, to kill the “Buy Wall”. A Buy Wall is all the people who have said “I will pay X price” but that price was below the last price that it was sold for on the Market.
So say I am selling my Coins, and I want $1 each, but you put a Buy Order up for $0.90 cents each, I might sell my Coins to you. But if there are 5,000 people trying to buy it, they may have Buy Orders at $0.99 cents, and $0.98 cents, so your $0.90 one may take a long time to get filled, or may never get filled if the coin goes to $5 each, and $10 each. But if someone comes on the Market, and drops enough Coins on everyone to get to $0.90 cents, and even $0.80 cents, and $0.50 cents. That scares the shit out of everyone, and they sell their Coins, which makes it worse, because now they are selling into the Buy Wall, and dropping the price even lower.
And the Bear Whale buys all your Coins at the bottom, so instead of 50,000 or 100,000. Now he has 200,000 or 1,000,000 Coins.
Just as an example. If the Bear Whale starts sales at $1, and you have a buy order for $0.95 cents, and he sells to everyone that wants Coins for $1, and he sells down to you at $0.95 cents, then sells down to $0.80 cents. You might sell your Coins to him at $0.80 cents out of Fear, and he may have sold that exact Coin to you for $0.95.
And if you were buying $500 worth at $0.95 cents, you might sell all of those to him at $0.80.