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The Next Crypto Wave: The Rise of Stablecoins and its Entry to the U.S. Dollar Market

The Next Crypto Wave: The Rise of Stablecoins and its Entry to the U.S. Dollar Market

Author: Christian Hsieh, CEO of Tokenomy
This paper examines some explanations for the continual global market demand for the U.S. dollar, the rise of stablecoins, and the utility and opportunities that crypto dollars can offer to both the cryptocurrency and traditional markets.
The U.S. dollar, dominant in world trade since the establishment of the 1944 Bretton Woods System, is unequivocally the world’s most demanded reserve currency. Today, more than 61% of foreign bank reserves and nearly 40% of the entire world’s debt is denominated in U.S. dollars1.
However, there is a massive supply and demand imbalance in the U.S. dollar market. On the supply side, central banks throughout the world have implemented more than a decade-long accommodative monetary policy since the 2008 global financial crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic further exacerbated the need for central banks to provide necessary liquidity and keep staggering economies moving. While the Federal Reserve leads the effort of “money printing” and stimulus programs, the current money supply still cannot meet the constant high demand for the U.S. dollar2. Let us review some of the reasons for this constant dollar demand from a few economic fundamentals.

Demand for U.S. Dollars

Firstly, most of the world’s trade is denominated in U.S. dollars. Chief Economist of the IMF, Gita Gopinath, has compiled data reflecting that the U.S. dollar’s share of invoicing was 4.7 times larger than America’s share of the value of imports, and 3.1 times its share of world exports3. The U.S. dollar is the dominant “invoicing currency” in most developing countries4.

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This U.S. dollar preference also directly impacts the world’s debt. According to the Bank of International Settlements, there is over $67 trillion in U.S. dollar denominated debt globally, and borrowing outside of the U.S. accounted for $12.5 trillion in Q1 20205. There is an immense demand for U.S. dollars every year just to service these dollar debts. The annual U.S. dollar buying demand is easily over $1 trillion assuming the borrowing cost is at 1.5% (1 year LIBOR + 1%) per year, a conservative estimate.

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Secondly, since the U.S. has a much stronger economy compared to its global peers, a higher return on investments draws U.S. dollar demand from everywhere in the world, to invest in companies both in the public and private markets. The U.S. hosts the largest stock markets in the world with more than $33 trillion in public market capitalization (combined both NYSE and NASDAQ)6. For the private market, North America’s total share is well over 60% of the $6.5 trillion global assets under management across private equity, real assets, and private debt investments7. The demand for higher quality investments extends to the fixed income market as well. As countries like Japan and Switzerland currently have negative-yielding interest rates8, fixed income investors’ quest for yield in the developed economies leads them back to the U.S. debt market. As of July 2020, there are $15 trillion worth of negative-yielding debt securities globally (see chart). In comparison, the positive, low-yielding U.S. debt remains a sound fixed income strategy for conservative investors in uncertain market conditions.

Source: Bloomberg
Last, but not least, there are many developing economies experiencing failing monetary policies, where hyperinflation has become a real national disaster. A classic example is Venezuela, where the currency Bolivar became practically worthless as the inflation rate skyrocketed to 10,000,000% in 20199. The recent Beirut port explosion in Lebanon caused a sudden economic meltdown and compounded its already troubled financial market, where inflation has soared to over 112% year on year10. For citizens living in unstable regions such as these, the only reliable store of value is the U.S. dollar. According to the Chainalysis 2020 Geography of Cryptocurrency Report, Venezuela has become one of the most active cryptocurrency trading countries11. The demand for cryptocurrency surges as a flight to safety mentality drives Venezuelans to acquire U.S. dollars to preserve savings that they might otherwise lose. The growth for cryptocurrency activities in those regions is fueled by these desperate citizens using cryptocurrencies as rails to access the U.S. dollar, on top of acquiring actual Bitcoin or other underlying crypto assets.

The Rise of Crypto Dollars

Due to the highly volatile nature of cryptocurrencies, USD stablecoin, a crypto-powered blockchain token that pegs its value to the U.S. dollar, was introduced to provide stable dollar exposure in the crypto trading sphere. Tether is the first of its kind. Issued in 2014 on the bitcoin blockchain (Omni layer protocol), under the token symbol USDT, it attempts to provide crypto traders with a stable settlement currency while they trade in and out of various crypto assets. The reason behind the stablecoin creation was to address the inefficient and burdensome aspects of having to move fiat U.S. dollars between the legacy banking system and crypto exchanges. Because one USDT is theoretically backed by one U.S. dollar, traders can use USDT to trade and settle to fiat dollars. It was not until 2017 that the majority of traders seemed to realize Tether’s intended utility and started using it widely. As of April 2019, USDT trading volume started exceeding the trading volume of bitcoina12, and it now dominates the crypto trading sphere with over $50 billion average daily trading volume13.

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An interesting aspect of USDT is that although the claimed 1:1 backing with U.S. dollar collateral is in question, and the Tether company is in reality running fractional reserves through a loose offshore corporate structure, Tether’s trading volume and adoption continues to grow rapidly14. Perhaps in comparison to fiat U.S. dollars, which is not really backed by anything, Tether still has cash equivalents in reserves and crypto traders favor its liquidity and convenience over its lack of legitimacy. For those who are concerned about Tether’s solvency, they can now purchase credit default swaps for downside protection15. On the other hand, USDC, the more compliant contender, takes a distant second spot with total coin circulation of $1.8 billion, versus USDT at $14.5 billion (at the time of publication). It is still too early to tell who is the ultimate leader in the stablecoin arena, as more and more stablecoins are launching to offer various functions and supporting mechanisms. There are three main categories of stablecoin: fiat-backed, crypto-collateralized, and non-collateralized algorithm based stablecoins. Most of these are still at an experimental phase, and readers can learn more about them here. With the continuous innovation of stablecoin development, the utility stablecoins provide in the overall crypto market will become more apparent.

Institutional Developments

In addition to trade settlement, stablecoins can be applied in many other areas. Cross-border payments and remittances is an inefficient market that desperately needs innovation. In 2020, the average cost of sending money across the world is around 7%16, and it takes days to settle. The World Bank aims to reduce remittance fees to 3% by 2030. With the implementation of blockchain technology, this cost could be further reduced close to zero.
J.P. Morgan, the largest bank in the U.S., has created an Interbank Information Network (IIN) with 416 global Institutions to transform the speed of payment flows through its own JPM Coin, another type of crypto dollar17. Although people argue that JPM Coin is not considered a cryptocurrency as it cannot trade openly on a public blockchain, it is by far the largest scale experiment with all the institutional participants trading within the “permissioned” blockchain. It might be more accurate to refer to it as the use of distributed ledger technology (DLT) instead of “blockchain” in this context. Nevertheless, we should keep in mind that as J.P. Morgan currently moves $6 trillion U.S. dollars per day18, the scale of this experiment would create a considerable impact in the international payment and remittance market if it were successful. Potentially the day will come when regulated crypto exchanges become participants of IIN, and the link between public and private crypto assets can be instantly connected, unlocking greater possibilities in blockchain applications.
Many central banks are also in talks about developing their own central bank digital currency (CBDC). Although this idea was not new, the discussion was brought to the forefront due to Facebook’s aggressive Libra project announcement in June 2019 and the public attention that followed. As of July 2020, at least 36 central banks have published some sort of CBDC framework. While each nation has a slightly different motivation behind its currency digitization initiative, ranging from payment safety, transaction efficiency, easy monetary implementation, or financial inclusion, these central banks are committed to deploying a new digital payment infrastructure. When it comes to the technical architectures, research from BIS indicates that most of the current proofs-of-concept tend to be based upon distributed ledger technology (permissioned blockchain)19.

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These institutional experiments are laying an essential foundation for an improved global payment infrastructure, where instant and frictionless cross-border settlements can take place with minimal costs. Of course, the interoperability of private DLT tokens and public blockchain stablecoins has yet to be explored, but the innovation with both public and private blockchain efforts could eventually merge. This was highlighted recently by the Governor of the Bank of England who stated that “stablecoins and CBDC could sit alongside each other20”. One thing for certain is that crypto dollars (or other fiat-linked digital currencies) are going to play a significant role in our future economy.

Future Opportunities

There is never a dull moment in the crypto sector. The industry narratives constantly shift as innovation continues to evolve. Twelve years since its inception, Bitcoin has evolved from an abstract subject to a familiar concept. Its role as a secured, scarce, decentralized digital store of value has continued to gain acceptance, and it is well on its way to becoming an investable asset class as a portfolio hedge against asset price inflation and fiat currency depreciation. Stablecoins have proven to be useful as proxy dollars in the crypto world, similar to how dollars are essential in the traditional world. It is only a matter of time before stablecoins or private digital tokens dominate the cross-border payments and global remittances industry.
There are no shortages of hypes and experiments that draw new participants into the crypto space, such as smart contracts, new blockchains, ICOs, tokenization of things, or the most recent trends on DeFi tokens. These projects highlight the possibilities for a much more robust digital future, but the market also needs time to test and adopt. A reliable digital payment infrastructure must be built first in order to allow these experiments to flourish.
In this paper we examined the historical background and economic reasons for the U.S. dollar’s dominance in the world, and the probable conclusion is that the demand for U.S. dollars will likely continue, especially in the middle of a global pandemic, accompanied by a worldwide economic slowdown. The current monetary system is far from perfect, but there are no better alternatives for replacement at least in the near term. Incremental improvements are being made in both the public and private sectors, and stablecoins have a definite role to play in both the traditional and the new crypto world.
Thank you.

Reference:
[1] How the US dollar became the world’s reserve currency, Investopedia
[2] The dollar is in high demand, prone to dangerous appreciation, The Economist
[3] Dollar dominance in trade and finance, Gita Gopinath
[4] Global trades dependence on dollars, The Economist & IMF working papers
[5] Total credit to non-bank borrowers by currency of denomination, BIS
[6] Biggest stock exchanges in the world, Business Insider
[7] McKinsey Global Private Market Review 2020, McKinsey & Company
[8] Central banks current interest rates, Global Rates
[9] Venezuela hyperinflation hits 10 million percent, CNBC
[10] Lebanon inflation crisis, Reuters
[11] Venezuela cryptocurrency market, Chainalysis
[12] The most used cryptocurrency isn’t Bitcoin, Bloomberg
[13] Trading volume of all crypto assets, coinmarketcap.com
[14] Tether US dollar peg is no longer credible, Forbes
[15] New crypto derivatives let you bet on (or against) Tether’s solvency, Coindesk
[16] Remittance Price Worldwide, The World Bank
[17] Interbank Information Network, J.P. Morgan
[18] Jamie Dimon interview, CBS News
[19] Rise of the central bank digital currency, BIS
[20] Speech by Andrew Bailey, 3 September 2020, Bank of England
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SYMBOL, created by the NEM group, is the primary technology that will strengthen the whole ecosystem, including the NEM group, NEM Ventures, and NEM Trading.

Major Upgrade at NEM Group

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Life is always in motion. Everything changes as required by natural laws. It is still possible to explain what happened. However, sometimes describing the situation may require a different perspective. You may need to pull back further from your location or see the panorama of the case from a different height. Allows you to develop a new perspective, as well as create new solutions. In the days we live, the NEM group is undergoing restructuring and offers new opportunities to investors. This opportunity provided by NEM, one of the oldest cryptocurrency projects, is an unmissable opportunity.

A short history

I will try to explain the restructuring in the NEM group within a specific time plane. As I wrote before, I want to retreat a little more and tell the development of the NEM group over time. Will mean that we evaluate the restructuring more objectively. It will also enable us to access more comprehensive information. Bcnext, NXT was a non-Bitcoin-based open-source currency and payment network. Decentralized asset exchange, voting system, and market area were among its main features. NEM, a successful fork of the NXT blockchain, created its ecosystem from scratch. Launched on March 31, 2015, NEM, which develops an enterprise-level blockchain system, Unlike other platforms, it established the DLT (Distributed Notebook Technology) protocol.

How does NEM work?

NEM has created an open-source, decentralized, and open-to-everyone blockchain network. Nodes that implement NEM’s unique consensus mechanism are the backbone of the system. Although it is open to everyone, users who benefit from the services offered by NEM can design the NEM Blockchain as they wish. NEM, which is open to everyone, can turn into a private and private blockchain on their servers. Users can apply NEM solutions instead of developing network software from scratch; they can use their local language on the network. NEM has developed the modular Intelligent Asset System for users. Many applications can be developed on the platform using this system. The project owners will only need to define and connect Smart assets using the embedded features of NEM.

NEM and Symbol chains

NIS1 is the original blockchain of the NEM platform. Plug-and-play architecture offers excellent solutions with its flexible and customizable structure. NEM NIS1 is an exciting development where you will discover asset exchange, voting, and reward points. Secure digital asset creation provides advanced accounting systems and business efficiency. Symbol creates countless possibilities by connecting businesses, individuals, developers.

As a result;

Projects, companies, or platforms may need to reconfigure themselves at times. They can think of new solutions to new needs. They can make strategic decisions for their structures. Restructuring in NEM Group, community work, promotion, and advertising activities will increase productivity in the future. Especially the creation of a high-quality token like SYMBOL and other breakthroughs are essential for the future. The investor should consider that this period creates an excellent opportunity to invest in the NEM Platform.
Source
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SYMBOL, created by the NEM group, is the primary technology that will strengthen the whole ecosystem, including the NEM group, NEM Ventures, and NEM Trading.

SYMBOL, created by the NEM group, is the primary technology that will strengthen the whole ecosystem, including the NEM group, NEM Ventures, and NEM Trading.

Major Upgrade at NEM Group

https://preview.redd.it/707snqx4mri51.png?width=700&format=png&auto=webp&s=db666e34dcb90d27b9d99ea3e2433fe01bd92edf
Life is always in motion. Everything changes as required by natural laws. It is still possible to explain what happened. However, sometimes describing the situation may require a different perspective. You may need to pull back further from your location or see the panorama of the case from a different height. Allows you to develop a new perspective, as well as create new solutions. In the days we live, the NEM group is undergoing restructuring and offers new opportunities to investors. This opportunity provided by NEM, one of the oldest cryptocurrency projects, is an unmissable opportunity.

A short history

I will try to explain the restructuring in the NEM group within a specific time plane. As I wrote before, I want to retreat a little more and tell the development of the NEM group over time. Will mean that we evaluate the restructuring more objectively. It will also enable us to access more comprehensive information. Bcnext, NXT was a non-Bitcoin-based open-source currency and payment network. Decentralized asset exchange, voting system, and market area were among its main features. NEM, a successful fork of the NXT blockchain, created its ecosystem from scratch. Launched on March 31, 2015, NEM, which develops an enterprise-level blockchain system, Unlike other platforms, it established the DLT (Distributed Notebook Technology) protocol.

How does NEM work?

NEM has created an open-source, decentralized, and open-to-everyone blockchain network. Nodes that implement NEM’s unique consensus mechanism are the backbone of the system. Although it is open to everyone, users who benefit from the services offered by NEM can design the NEM Blockchain as they wish. NEM, which is open to everyone, can turn into a private and private blockchain on their servers. Users can apply NEM solutions instead of developing network software from scratch; they can use their local language on the network. NEM has developed the modular Intelligent Asset System for users. Many applications can be developed on the platform using this system. The project owners will only need to define and connect Smart assets using the embedded features of NEM.

NEM and Symbol chains

NIS1 is the original blockchain of the NEM platform. Plug-and-play architecture offers excellent solutions with its flexible and customizable structure. NEM NIS1 is an exciting development where you will discover asset exchange, voting, and reward points. Secure digital asset creation provides advanced accounting systems and business efficiency. Symbol creates countless possibilities by connecting businesses, individuals, developers.

As a result;

Projects, companies, or platforms may need to reconfigure themselves at times. They can think of new solutions to new needs. They can make strategic decisions for their structures. Restructuring in NEM Group, community work, promotion, and advertising activities will increase productivity in the future. Especially the creation of a high-quality token like SYMBOL and other breakthroughs are essential for the future. The investor should consider that this period creates an excellent opportunity to invest in the NEM Platform.
Source
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SYMBOL, created by the NEM group, is the primary technology that will strengthen the whole ecosystem, including the NEM group, NEM Ventures, and NEM Trading.

SYMBOL, created by the NEM group, is the primary technology that will strengthen the whole ecosystem, including the NEM group, NEM Ventures, and NEM Trading.

Major Upgrade at NEM Group


https://preview.redd.it/me7ofroukri51.png?width=700&format=png&auto=webp&s=d510817a31160e58f5944ea26957887ac1ad8f17
Life is always in motion. Everything changes as required by natural laws. It is still possible to explain what happened. However, sometimes describing the situation may require a different perspective. You may need to pull back further from your location or see the panorama of the case from a different height. Allows you to develop a new perspective, as well as create new solutions. In the days we live, the NEM group is undergoing restructuring and offers new opportunities to investors. This opportunity provided by NEM, one of the oldest cryptocurrency projects, is an unmissable opportunity.

A short history

I will try to explain the restructuring in the NEM group within a specific time plane. As I wrote before, I want to retreat a little more and tell the development of the NEM group over time. Will mean that we evaluate the restructuring more objectively. It will also enable us to access more comprehensive information. Bcnext, NXT was a non-Bitcoin-based open-source currency and payment network. Decentralized asset exchange, voting system, and market area were among its main features. NEM, a successful fork of the NXT blockchain, created its ecosystem from scratch. Launched on March 31, 2015, NEM, which develops an enterprise-level blockchain system, Unlike other platforms, it established the DLT (Distributed Notebook Technology) protocol.

How does NEM work?

NEM has created an open-source, decentralized, and open-to-everyone blockchain network. Nodes that implement NEM’s unique consensus mechanism are the backbone of the system. Although it is open to everyone, users who benefit from the services offered by NEM can design the NEM Blockchain as they wish. NEM, which is open to everyone, can turn into a private and private blockchain on their servers. Users can apply NEM solutions instead of developing network software from scratch; they can use their local language on the network. NEM has developed the modular Intelligent Asset System for users. Many applications can be developed on the platform using this system. The project owners will only need to define and connect Smart assets using the embedded features of NEM.

https://preview.redd.it/1f5kda3zkri51.png?width=700&format=png&auto=webp&s=fb85ed22c2d34b89406d722618c23deb9696320c

NEM and Symbol chains

NIS1 is the original blockchain of the NEM platform. Plug-and-play architecture offers excellent solutions with its flexible and customizable structure. NEM NIS1 is an exciting development where you will discover asset exchange, voting, and reward points. Secure digital asset creation provides advanced accounting systems and business efficiency. Symbol creates countless possibilities by connecting businesses, individuals, developers.

As a result;

Projects, companies, or platforms may need to reconfigure themselves at times. They can think of new solutions to new needs. They can make strategic decisions for their structures. Restructuring in NEM Group, community work, promotion, and advertising activities will increase productivity in the future. Especially the creation of a high-quality token like SYMBOL and other breakthroughs are essential for the future. The investor should consider that this period creates an excellent opportunity to invest in the NEM Platform.
Source
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SYMBOL, created by the NEM group, is the primary technology that will strengthen the whole ecosystem, including the NEM group, NEM Ventures, and NEM Trading.

SYMBOL, created by the NEM group, is the primary technology that will strengthen the whole ecosystem, including the NEM group, NEM Ventures, and NEM Trading.

Major Upgrade at NEM Group


https://preview.redd.it/zrbowpdnlri51.png?width=700&format=png&auto=webp&s=7e7e89a5e8c6d8cc2bcccb5c7f31d20036b1c579
Life is always in motion. Everything changes as required by natural laws. It is still possible to explain what happened. However, sometimes describing the situation may require a different perspective. You may need to pull back further from your location or see the panorama of the case from a different height. Allows you to develop a new perspective, as well as create new solutions. In the days we live, the NEM group is undergoing restructuring and offers new opportunities to investors. This opportunity provided by NEM, one of the oldest cryptocurrency projects, is an unmissable opportunity.

A short history

I will try to explain the restructuring in the NEM group within a specific time plane. As I wrote before, I want to retreat a little more and tell the development of the NEM group over time. Will mean that we evaluate the restructuring more objectively. It will also enable us to access more comprehensive information. Bcnext, NXT was a non-Bitcoin-based open-source currency and payment network. Decentralized asset exchange, voting system, and market area were among its main features. NEM, a successful fork of the NXT blockchain, created its ecosystem from scratch. Launched on March 31, 2015, NEM, which develops an enterprise-level blockchain system, Unlike other platforms, it established the DLT (Distributed Notebook Technology) protocol.

How does NEM work?

NEM has created an open-source, decentralized, and open-to-everyone blockchain network. Nodes that implement NEM’s unique consensus mechanism are the backbone of the system. Although it is open to everyone, users who benefit from the services offered by NEM can design the NEM Blockchain as they wish. NEM, which is open to everyone, can turn into a private and private blockchain on their servers. Users can apply NEM solutions instead of developing network software from scratch; they can use their local language on the network. NEM has developed the modular Intelligent Asset System for users. Many applications can be developed on the platform using this system. The project owners will only need to define and connect Smart assets using the embedded features of NEM.

NEM and Symbol chains

NIS1 is the original blockchain of the NEM platform. Plug-and-play architecture offers excellent solutions with its flexible and customizable structure. NEM NIS1 is an exciting development where you will discover asset exchange, voting, and reward points. Secure digital asset creation provides advanced accounting systems and business efficiency. Symbol creates countless possibilities by connecting businesses, individuals, developers.

As a result;

Projects, companies, or platforms may need to reconfigure themselves at times. They can think of new solutions to new needs. They can make strategic decisions for their structures. Restructuring in NEM Group, community work, promotion, and advertising activities will increase productivity in the future. Especially the creation of a high-quality token like SYMBOL and other breakthroughs are essential for the future. The investor should consider that this period creates an excellent opportunity to invest in the NEM Platform.
Source
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Symbol is attractive from an enterprise point of view because it is possible to simultaneously maintain private and some public uses of the technology, while using a solution that is designed to support that model. - Dave Hodgson, CIO for NEM Group & Managing Director of NEM Ventures

Symbol is attractive from an enterprise point of view because it is possible to simultaneously maintain private and some public uses of the technology, while using a solution that is designed to support that model. - Dave Hodgson, CIO for NEM Group & Managing Director of NEM Ventures
Dave serves as Chief Investment Officer of NEM Group and Managing Director of NEM Ventures, where his role encompasses group investment management, jurisdictional analysis, partnership building and corporate structure design.
Dave has 15 years experience consulting to various sizes of organisations, government agencies and NGOs on technology projects, and was an early adopter and programme lead for public cloud projects, having led multiple large organisations through their adoption programmes.
Could you begin by explaining what the NEM blockchain is and how it differentiates itself from other public blockchains?
NEMis a modified Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchain that is written from scratch and version 1, which we refer to as NIS1, has been running on the public chain since 2015. At the time, NIS1 was one of the earlier PoS chains, as well as one of the first to support on-chain multi-signature. NEM NIS1 has been leveraged for use cases ranging from tracing luxury goods, supply chain tracking, social media, stem cell research and most recently for a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) in Lithuania. We differentiate ourselves by being one of the older chains, having had no down time, no lost assets, no protocol level hacks and by fostering a friendly developer experience and community. The chain has easy to use Software Development Kits (SDKs) that provide enterprise developers with a familiar development experience. At a practical level, this means that the time to go to market for most companies is quicker because there is very little proprietary content to absorb.
Can you describe NEM Ventures and the type of investments that are generally made?
As the venture capital arm, NEM Venturesinvests in companies that build on NEM technology or expand the NEM ecosystem and/or platforms in some way. These investments are made on behalf of the NEM ecosystem and community. We tend to focus on investments in very early stage projects through to series A rounds, with a mixture of companies building directly on the technology, using it in innovative ways or as a partner to the ecosystem generally. We do require the companies to have a genuine commercial plan and a likelihood to reach financial self reliance, however it is not our only measure of a proposal.
One of NEM’s newest products is Symbol, a hybrid blockchain, built specifically with enterprises in mind. Can you elaborate on what Symbol is and why enterprises should pay attention?
The developers built our current public chain (NIS1) from scratch and it has been running for 5.5 years with a cutting-edge feature set. The team took the learnings from that process, advancements in the industry and feature set ideas, and combined them all to develop our second chain, Symbol. Symbol is a new chain, built from scratch to be secure, scalable, decentralized and usable for a variety of purposes.
The technology can be deployed as a private or public chain, and allows protocol level cross chain swaps between both public and private, but also to Ethereum (ETH) and Bitcoin (BTC) via a specific transaction type. The chain supports on chain multi sig (multi level), templatized smart contractssuch as aggregate and bonded transactions, it has built in namespace capabilities to allow aliasing of tokens and accounts with user friendly names. It also has protocol level support for security tokens via a combination of account and token based restriction, delegatable roles for token management and account based metadata.
Check the full interview here.
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Symbol is attractive from an enterprise point of view because it is possible to simultaneously maintain private and some public uses of the technology, while using a solution that is designed to support that model. - Dave Hodgson, CIO for NEM Group & Managing Director of NEM Ventures

Symbol is attractive from an enterprise point of view because it is possible to simultaneously maintain private and some public uses of the technology, while using a solution that is designed to support that model. - Dave Hodgson, CIO for NEM Group & Managing Director of NEM Ventures
Dave serves as Chief Investment Officer of NEM Group and Managing Director of NEM Ventures, where his role encompasses group investment management, jurisdictional analysis, partnership building and corporate structure design.

Dave has 15 years experience consulting to various sizes of organisations, government agencies and NGOs on technology projects, and was an early adopter and programme lead for public cloud projects, having led multiple large organisations through their adoption programmes.
Could you begin by explaining what the NEM blockchain is and how it differentiates itself from other public blockchains?
NEM is a modified Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchain that is written from scratch and version 1, which we refer to as NIS1, has been running on the public chain since 2015. At the time, NIS1 was one of the earlier PoS chains, as well as one of the first to support on-chain multi-signature. NEM NIS1 has been leveraged for use cases ranging from tracing luxury goods, supply chain tracking, social media, stem cell research and most recently for a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) in Lithuania. We differentiate ourselves by being one of the older chains, having had no down time, no lost assets, no protocol level hacks and by fostering a friendly developer experience and community. The chain has easy to use Software Development Kits (SDKs) that provide enterprise developers with a familiar development experience. At a practical level, this means that the time to go to market for most companies is quicker because there is very little proprietary content to absorb.
Can you describe NEM Ventures and the type of investments that are generally made?
As the venture capital arm, NEM Ventures invests in companies that build on NEM technology or expand the NEM ecosystem and/or platforms in some way. These investments are made on behalf of the NEM ecosystem and community. We tend to focus on investments in very early stage projects through to series A rounds, with a mixture of companies building directly on the technology, using it in innovative ways or as a partner to the ecosystem generally. We do require the companies to have a genuine commercial plan and a likelihood to reach financial self reliance, however it is not our only measure of a proposal.
One of NEM’s newest products is Symbol, a hybrid blockchain, built specifically with enterprises in mind. Can you elaborate on what Symbol is and why enterprises should pay attention?
The developers built our current public chain (NIS1) from scratch and it has been running for 5.5 years with a cutting-edge feature set. The team took the learnings from that process, advancements in the industry and feature set ideas, and combined them all to develop our second chain, Symbol. Symbol is a new chain, built from scratch to be secure, scalable, decentralized and usable for a variety of purposes.
The technology can be deployed as a private or public chain, and allows protocol level cross chain swaps between both public and private, but also to Ethereum (ETH) and Bitcoin (BTC) via a specific transaction type. The chain supports on chain multi sig (multi level), templatized smart contracts such as aggregate and bonded transactions, it has built in namespace capabilities to allow aliasing of tokens and accounts with user friendly names. It also has protocol level support for security tokens via a combination of account and token based restriction, delegatable roles for token management and account based metadata.
Check the full interview here.
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Symbol is attractive from an enterprise point of view because it is possible to simultaneously maintain private and some public uses of the technology, while using a solution that is designed to support that model. - Dave Hodgson, CIO for NEM Group & Managing Director of NEM Ventures

Symbol is attractive from an enterprise point of view because it is possible to simultaneously maintain private and some public uses of the technology, while using a solution that is designed to support that model. - Dave Hodgson, CIO for NEM Group & Managing Director of NEM Ventures
Dave serves as Chief Investment Officer of NEM Group and Managing Director of NEM Ventures, where his role encompasses group investment management, jurisdictional analysis, partnership building and corporate structure design.
Dave has 15 years experience consulting to various sizes of organisations, government agencies and NGOs on technology projects, and was an early adopter and programme lead for public cloud projects, having led multiple large organisations through their adoption programmes.

Could you begin by explaining what the NEM blockchain is and how it differentiates itself from other public blockchains?
NEM is a modified Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchain that is written from scratch and version 1, which we refer to as NIS1, has been running on the public chain since 2015. At the time, NIS1 was one of the earlier PoS chains, as well as one of the first to support on-chain multi-signature. NEM NIS1 has been leveraged for use cases ranging from tracing luxury goods, supply chain tracking, social media, stem cell research and most recently for a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) in Lithuania. We differentiate ourselves by being one of the older chains, having had no down time, no lost assets, no protocol level hacks and by fostering a friendly developer experience and community. The chain has easy to use Software Development Kits (SDKs) that provide enterprise developers with a familiar development experience. At a practical level, this means that the time to go to market for most companies is quicker because there is very little proprietary content to absorb.
Can you describe NEM Ventures and the type of investments that are generally made?
As the venture capital arm, NEM Ventures invests in companies that build on NEM technology or expand the NEM ecosystem and/or platforms in some way. These investments are made on behalf of the NEM ecosystem and community. We tend to focus on investments in very early stage projects through to series A rounds, with a mixture of companies building directly on the technology, using it in innovative ways or as a partner to the ecosystem generally. We do require the companies to have a genuine commercial plan and a likelihood to reach financial self reliance, however it is not our only measure of a proposal.
One of NEM’s newest products is Symbol, a hybrid blockchain, built specifically with enterprises in mind. Can you elaborate on what Symbol is and why enterprises should pay attention?
The developers built our current public chain (NIS1) from scratch and it has been running for 5.5 years with a cutting-edge feature set. The team took the learnings from that process, advancements in the industry and feature set ideas, and combined them all to develop our second chain, Symbol. Symbol is a new chain, built from scratch to be secure, scalable, decentralized and usable for a variety of purposes.
The technology can be deployed as a private or public chain, and allows protocol level cross chain swaps between both public and private, but also to Ethereum (ETH) and Bitcoin (BTC) via a specific transaction type. The chain supports on chain multi sig (multi level), templatized smart contracts such as aggregate and bonded transactions, it has built in namespace capabilities to allow aliasing of tokens and accounts with user friendly names. It also has protocol level support for security tokens via a combination of account and token based restriction, delegatable roles for token management and account based metadata.
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bitcoin evolution Review, Conclusions, and Helpful Tips

bitcoin evolution Review, Conclusions, and Helpful Tips

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As an example, if Bitcoin prices are plummeting as a consequence of a 51 percent assault, robo-traders are able to scan news in milliseconds of an announcement and take a brief position.
Bitcoin Evolution system claims to have the accuracy of 99% meaning that it gets the decisions that are perfect most of the times.

This robo-trader makes it possible for investors to trade or automatically. We urges automatic trading for most new beginners.
Using Bitcoin Evolution automatic trading, traders should require less than 20 minutes a day to track their accounts.
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How does it work? Key Features. Does it have a mobile app?
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The Bitcoin Evolution account opening procedure is a simple one and shouldn’t take you over three minutes. Additionally, the program usage and setup is self-explanatory and does not need any technical skills. Bitcoin Evolution

For traders who may get stuck at the procedure, Bitcoin Evolution provides troubleshooting substances at request. Basic usage details are also available on the Bitcoin Evolution website. Before we proceed through the registration process, it’s crucial to notice that the risk related to trading crypto-assets nevertheless exists when trading with all robots. While traders are prone to make profits, they’re also able to make losses.

Once again, novice traders shouldn’t invest a sum they cannot afford to lose. More information about the opportunities and dangers of using this robo-trader is found on the stipulations page about the Bitcoin Evolution site.

Bitcoin Evolution Signup
The initial step involves submitting personal details such as name, contact number and email on a form provided on the Bitcoin Evolution website. This measure also involves password creation. Bitcoin Evolution highlights best practices to secure and protect passwords automatically rejecting poor passwords. For the album, a strong password is believed to have a mixture of lower and upper case letters, symbols, and figures.

The very first step also involves agreeing with the stipulations of Bitcoin Evolution and also opting in or out of their mailing list. InsideBitcoin applauds the very fact that this crypto trader unlike most of its competitors doesn’t send clients unsolicited mails without their consent. Bitcoin evolution is SSL secured to protect clients’ private data from cyber attackers. The Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is an online protocol that encrypts information sent between clients and servers, so, hiding it in snoopers.

Deposit
After account creation, customers must deposit at least #250 to last. This amount is thought to be the initial funding. Bitcoin Evolution accepts multiple payment systems to add Visa, MasterCard, PostPay, SEPA Transfer and digital payment techniques such as Skrill along with Krarna. These methods are also applicable to withdrawals.

This robo-trader doesn’t cost anything for withdrawals and deposits but some penalties may be applicable to the financial institutions facilitating the trades. InsideBitcoin couldn’t specify the time that it requires for deposits to signify on a customer’s account. Dealers can get clarifications by calling Bitcoin Evolution customer service centre.
Beginner traders may get a feel of this Bitcoin Evolution system by trying their demo account . But it ought to be mentioned that the minimum deposit must be made first to get this account. The demo account is only but a simulation of the actual account utilizing historic data. This usually means that there is not any difference between demo trading and real trading.

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The Bitcoin Evolution accounts is completely equipped to provide beginner traders a true sense of trading. The same as the real account, the demonstration account allows both manual and automated trading.
As mentioned before in this Bitcoin Evolution inspection, thisr Bitcoin Evolution allows both the automated and manual trading. In automated trading, customers are required to monitor their accounts for under 20 minutes every day. Guide trading might take additional time and is most appropriate for experienced traders
With this particular trading robot, you can earn thousands of dollars each day based on your invested funds. While we cannot ensure that the claims made by affiliates will be 100% true, we could ascertain you will be able to make returns above what you may get through the investment methods.

We recommends that you start with a small investment and update your account since you become comfortable using their trading platform.

Bitcoin evolution appears to be a legitimate crypto-trader as evidenced with the tech supporting it along with users’ testimonials. But, it is tricky to ascertain whether the sample outcome are true.
We finds the account creation process to be an easy one and the withdrawal and deposit methods to be extremely convenient. Just like, Bitcoin Evolution provides both automatic and manual trading. InsideBitcoin urges that novice investors utilize the account that is automatic and start with not more than the amount.
Is Bitcoin Evolution strategy fake? The Platform
Bitcoin Evolution process is based on technology known to create enormous returns in stock trading and the currency and valid. We did not locate any complaints about the platform. We highly suggest this trading syst

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What can we do?

In the current situation, what can we do?
I am not used to write my opinions and thoughts, because in the 18 years that I have lived in a communist country, I have learned that you have to be careful about what you say openly and also in public. But this time, I think it is necessary for other people to think very well, about what am I going to say.
“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; When the government fears the people, there is freedom” – Thomas Jefferson.
What we are experiencing now, in Spain and worldwide, is the beginning of an evil plan of attack against humanity, against freedom and against society as we have lived until now.
Many of you do not believe it when someone tells you, that what is happening now, is a way in which a totalitarian communist regime is going to take over not only Spain, but all of Europe and the whole world. I know you don’t believe this, but A PERSON WHO HAS LIVED IN COMMUNISM SAYS IT and I’ve seen how they operate, how they change people’s minds, how they use subversion, manipulation, and propaganda to get into people’s minds. It is part of their “instruction manual” that is well described by an ex-KGB agent in his famous interview in 1984. Listen carefully, everything he says is TRUE, and it’s happening right now.
My opinion, what to do in this situation is the following. And I don’t care about all of of those from The Covidian Cult who are against this. This is my opinion and NO ONE can take it away from me or say that I am wrong. So from this moment, hey, trolls, this is for you: FUCK OFF!
  1. First rule: Aggressive communism CANNOT be countered with “democratic tools”. It is a misconception that these tools are going to work against a villain who has ALL the keys and tools to make your “tools” unusable and ridiculous. With its propaganda and manipulation apparatus, it will always have more power against your tiny possibilities. Any “civil and democratic movement” is going to be: infiltrated from the beginning, with sleeping agents from the beginning, which will later become agents of dismemberment. The members of a movement are NOT going to realize who is who. And even if there are people with good intentions and a good heart, fighters, it would be for nothing, exactly these are going to be the most manipulated, without realizing it.
  2. Don’t forget an important thing: in this so called “democracy” THERE IS NO LEFT AND RIGHT, they are all equal, on the same side and this side IS AGAINST HUMANITY. The fucking bankers and elites are financing ALL the parties, no matter what color and ideology they are in public. What we are experiencing is NOT a democracy! Let this to be clear! Democracy is when the people really decide and not just some politicians. And it would also be a democracy when politicians would be criminally responsible and with their lives for the decisions made. If you think that any party is going to fight for you, then you have already lost the battle. The battle is won by you, as an individual, because you have enormous power, but you still do not realize it: say NO, DISOBEDIENCE.
  3. Communist leaders don’t give a damn about protests and demonstrations. Any demonstration on the street, they will manipulate it in their interests, for them it is another tool that they can use EXACTLY against protesters. It does not matter if there are 300 people or 3 million people. They will ALWAYS push that manifestation into their interests, which can be immediate or long-term.
  4. EDUCATION. Yes, this is the primary key. Educate normal people, who 4.do not want or do not have time to inform well themselves about what is happening. Because this happens to us, because people are MISINFORMED and manipulated, bombarded with false information. What people do, like those from ReVelion en la Granja, with groups of direct information in the street, with brochures, with talk sessions, interviews, distributing documents and explanatory brochures, going one by one on the street and explaining to normal people the truth and who are lying to us, opening their minds, THIS is the first thing to do. WAKE UP the maximum number of people. Because only when there is a huge mass of people awake, the communist monster begins to show its ugly and hateful face and its feet of mud begin to collapse … Every city, town, region has to organize information sessions for people, in the Street. Hand out leaflets, make people start to hear something other than just the lies on TV. Make people to think for themselves.
  5. HELP THE LAWYERS AND LEAVE them to do their legal and juridical work, by the way of the law. We still have a lot of laws that protect us. What is doing, Mr. Luis de Miguel Ortega with his ACUS SCABELUM and his consulting Youtube channel, and other lawyers, that there are still some more, who fight for our rights, they do it very well, and it is a very important part of the fight, which the communist elites do NOT like at all. Join in collective complaints, denounce as much as possible, all abuses, always be well informed about YOUR rights, consult the lawyer if necessary. Inform well the lawyers who fight for the cause, with well-verified information and if they can be helped in their work.
  6. THE SILENT REVOLUTION – TOTAL DISOBEDIENCE: this is what communism fears, the revolution that is not seen, that does not scream in the streets, that does not protest, that does not fight battles in the city streets, destroying private property and even killing innocent people. And how can this be done? Well, just say NO. Yes, that’s right, at first glance it seems crazy to say this, but think about it, right now, you have lost almost everything, your freedom, your job, your money, your future, your health, everything. You have nothing to lose, just from winning all this back. Now is your last chance. If you take pleasure in your page that the government still gives you, this is just a bribe to keep you quiet. But this will affect the future of your children and humanity.
6.a. DO NOT pay more taxes. If central banks can print / create money out of thin air and give it to governments, as is, why do we keep paying taxes? They always tell us that our taxes build roads, schools, hospitals, etc. But then if you can generate money infinitely for governments, they can leave us alone with our profits, right?
6.b. NO more wearing the mask. A mask is a symbol, the symbol of slavery. If so, just don’t wear it. anywhere, for no time. I’ve seen a lot of videos of people demonstrating against masks, but they wore them when the police walked by. But what is this? A woman cannot be half-pregnant! You either have balls or you don’t. Point and clear. Supermarkets that impose it on you? Well, don’t go there anymore. And report them to Consumer Protection.
6.c. Don’t do the PCR test You already know that it is not worth anything and it is all a scam. I have seen people who accept prostitution to go and do the test because they have asked the job. But these people do not know their rights ?! And here you have an article that you have to read, with a message from the lawyer Luis de Miguel Ortega.
6.d. DO NOT go to work, general strike. If there are companies that prevent you from coming at work without a mask or without a PCR test, you were no longer going to work. General strike. This is necessary that EVERYONE do the same, at the same time. They already pays us shit, so there’s nothing to lose.
6.e. DO NOT protest, just be on the street, walking or if you don’t want to, just being at home. NO protest at all, this is not a matter of asking for something. NOOO, YOU DO NOT ASK FOR YOUR RIGHTS, YOU HAVE THEM ALREADY, point, is over! You do not have to ask the government for anything, you already have everything you need. The government has to ask you for things and first of all apologies and your consent to decide something of common interest. When you go before the government asking for “freedom, rights etc” this is bullshit, this is as if you were asking for some privileges. This is not about privileges, it is about YOUR FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS, which are also NATURALS and protected by Nuremberg Code y The Universal Declaration of Human Rights that the politicians themselves have signed it and sworn that they will defend it. But now they make themselves forget it.
6.f. NO more use of central bank currency. Yes, this is one of the most important points. These are the coins of slavery, the coins called “fiat”, that can be generated infinitely without any citizen control. Use Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency controlled by the citizen, by each user, which is limited (there will not be more than 21 million BTC), which is decentralized, which is P2P (direct transactions between users, without any intermediary), which is open source , that it is digital, that it cannot be censored, that it has no borders, that NO government or central bank can control or monitor it. Just stop using the banks and we are already winning the fight. And they don’t like this, that’s why from 2009 until today, governments and the media have had the masses in the shadows and misinformation about Bitcoin, because they hate them, because they know that this is going to bring it down from below. But Bitcoin goes on, and it is never going to go away or go away, whatever governments do.
Bitcoin is NOT an investment, it is NOT a scam! Bitcoin is PURE MATH!
Bitcoin is NOT a currency that someone forces you to use, as a government forces you to use its currency, under the threat of a gun.
Bitcoin is free and open. Everyone can participate in the development of the code and everyone can verify it. In addition to this, all users decide any change in the code, directly with their node, with their wallet, with their vote. There are no “representatives”, there are no politicians, there are no CEOs, there are only programmers, developers, users and node operators.
Bitcoin is the people’s money, for the people, it is to win back our freedom.
Here are some links for those who want to know more about Bitcoin: Bitcoin Resources Lightning Network Resources
RESISTANCE – because if we fight, we may lose, but if we don’t fight, we have already lost.
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TkeyNet: release date, a brief analysis of the system, future plans

TkeyNet: release date, a brief analysis of the system, future plans

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During the development of the project, we published 3 documents about the technology that we are developing and preparing for the market. Some decisions were changed, but the main idea and goal remained the same — effective financial management.
Since the ICO boom, several years have passed, blockchain and cryptocurrencies have become synonymous and are perceived only as a means of earning money and the obvious advantages of using the technology itself in combination with others are of little interest to anyone. A user, business representatives, or some government officials associate the word “blockchain” directly with cryptocurrency or Bitcoin, without thinking about using systems built on a distributed registry in the current reality.
As we mentioned above, during the development of the project, several documents were published in which we announced our technology and clearly said that we are mixing modern concepts and approaching the market from an economic and scientific point of view, borrowing the best from Bitcoin, Ethereum, DASH, and other alternative currencies.
It is important to note that the concept of Bitcoin or Monero will be different from the concept of TkeyNet. These are other areas and practical application that some market participants may perceive as similar, but this is far from the case.
“When you innovate, you must be prepared for a prolonged lack of understanding of your actions on the part of your environment. You can do something you believe in, but for a long time, people who only wish you well may criticize your endeavors. When faced with such criticism, ask yourself — Are they right? And if you answer this question positively, accept the criticism and adjust your work accordingly. If the answer is negative, if you are firmly convinced of your rightness, you should prepare for a long defense, defending your positions. This approach is a key component of innovation.” ©
The idea of Bitcoin is beautiful, even if it has not yet been accepted by society as planned, but at least the idea of using Bitcoin as a means of accumulating value and storing savings has a place to be. Bitcoin actively strives for a high price mark and dominates the market by more than 50%, and this is a great result. Bitcoin set the necessary vector for many developers around the world, people were able to review the systems used and make their own decisions based on the Bitcoin core, for example, DASH or Ethereum, and users, in turn, learned about such a phenomenon as cryptocurrency.
In General, what was this introduction for? That TKEY should be considered as a universal asset, without defining it as a cryptocurrency. The question may immediately arise, why is this so? It doesn’t have explicit currency properties? Bitcoin also does not have the properties of cash but is called a cryptocurrency, and the types of applications of the peer-to-peer payment system Bitcoin and TkeyNet can differ significantly from each other.
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The purpose of this publication is to tell you about the new features of TkeyNet, when the official transition to the new Protocol will take place, and why TKEY is a universal asset that simply needs liquidity? In General, we will talk about the clear advantages of switching to new technologies that we have been striving for so long and about your benefits of using them accordingly.

What is TkeyNet, and what are its advantages?

TkeyNet is an infrastructure that combines various solutions for users, businesses, and the public sector. Secure corporate networks, payment processors, liquidity, cross-border payments, trading tools, information security, instant exchanges, investment tools. One platform — millions of opportunities.
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When creating TkeyNet, we immediately turned to e-cash protocols, concepts of electronic currencies, considered the movements of Bank international transfers, and also drew attention to the obvious complexity of these systems. Therefore, to build a high-quality architecture of TkeyNet, the team took as a basis — blockchain technology, cryptography, payment and banking system, electronic cash protocols, exchanges, stock markets, DHT, and other p2p networks.
Now more than ever, businesses, users, and most financial market participants need reliable and modern systems that will meet the needs of the market.
For example, a user wants to quickly send funds to another user, and they do not want to think about how the blockchain works and who the “miners” are and what they do for the network. Any of us want to open the app and click a few buttons on the screen to pay for a particular service or send money to relatives abroad and the most importantly, know that the funds will reach you quickly and with a minimum Commission. Or let’s say you came to India, you have some funds in Bitcoin, but you would like to pay for your purchases in the local currency — the Indian rupee without extra conversions.
You are the owner of a payment system or Bank, and you want to receive % for conversion transactions, or banks want to create their consortium for cross-border payments. Either you are an entrepreneur and plan to open an exchange or trading platform for trading various assets, not necessarily digital, but, for example, gold and diamonds, or you are a young and purposeful startup team and want to quickly launch your Digital Bank, or you do not want to do business, and you have several million euros or dollars, you want to get % of their use.
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TkeyNet makes these features available to all participants.
As we can see with you, there are quite a lot of use cases, and it may seem that TKEY is again torn into 100500 different directions, but this is far from the case. Here, a specific and clear direction is Finance and its movement.

How TkeyNet works

Remember, we said that — “to develop the platform on a global level, it is necessary to reach a consensus between government regulation, business, and society. We understand that it is impossible to achieve 100% of this, but it is possible to create favorable conditions favorable to all parties.”
How will the system work? All participants are connected to the system using TkeyNet technology that allows the financial gateway to control their transactions with increased speed, transparency, and efficiency. Independent verification servers constantly compare their transaction records. To hack the system, you will need to get access to all the devices that are logged in.
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TkeyNet solutions offer a cryptographically secure, end-to-end payment flow with the immutability of transactions and redundancy of information contained in them. It is developed to meet each financial gateway’s risk, privacy, and compliance requirements. Since the software is developed to be easily integrated into the existing financial infrastructure, it minimizes any integration costs and failures, and also meets international standards (ISO, etc.).

TkeyNet can be a neutral utility for financial institutions and systems

A gateway is an organization that allows users to invest money and take money out of a pool of liquidity. The gateway accepts currency deposits from users and issues balances to the TkeyNet blockchain.
TkeyNet Protocol provides a single source of truth for counterparties while maintaining the confidentiality of payment data of Bank clients.
TKEY is a universal bill (digital obligation) in the distributed registry TkeyNet.
Gateways install specialized software for interacting with the distributed registry and other system participants. Users, brokers, and other participants interact with the system via mobile or web interfaces. Gateways act as a link between the distributed registry, brokers, users, and other services that allow you to make quick transactions.
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The participants of the system make payments between themselves by using cryptographically signed transactions denominated in digital obligation. This type of transaction uses an internal registry.
In the case of working with Fiat currency and other assets, such as securities and precious metals, the registry records the amounts owed with assets presented as debt obligations. All accounts and transactions are cryptographically secure and verified algorithmically. Payments can only be authorized by the account holder, and all payments are processed automatically, without any third parties or intermediaries. The TkeyNet Protocol checks balances and accounts inside the system for transferring payments and sends payment notifications with minimal delay, which ensures fast calculations in the system.
For more specialized solutions can be created by the Central gateways and the gateways just. A Central gateway is an organization that allows users to invest money and take money out of the liquidity pool. Gateway is an organization that interacts with the Central gateway. Accepts and exchanges digital liabilities for other assets, such as securities.
TkeyNet globally reduces the number of different expenses and automates operational tasks, simplifies and reduces the cost of conducting monetary transactions, and improves traditional financial services.
We understand that it is not easy to tell all the principles of the TkeyNet system in a single publication, especially one that deals with neither one nor two issues. Therefore, you should consider this material as a basis, a base that will help you learn the information that is related to the TkeyNet Protocol most easily after the release of TkeyNet.
Moving a little away from corporate solutions, we suggest you recall some theses from our roadmap, which was published on the official website in the period from September 2018 to November 2019:
“The introduction of the exchanger in web wallets and the app will allow users to send money in one currency, and the recipient will receive it in another currency. For example, a user can buy Tkeycoin for dollars and exchange it for euros or Bitcoin or Ethereum at the current exchange rate.This functionality provides full control of funds through a single trusted and most secure source. Users no longer need to create multiple accounts on third-party resources to make an exchange into a particular currency.With the development of the network, it is possible to implement a multi-exchange that works on the principle of a payment bridge, when the user sends funds to Tkeycoin, and the recipient chooses the receiving currency, let’s say Litecoin, the funds are automatically converted” ©
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We wrote above that TKEY can in principle be used as a universal asset, acting as a digital obligation or an asset as an exchange. By the way, references to this were also published on the official website — tkeycoin.com. In simple words, using one of our web interfaces, you can access TKEYRUB or TKEYUSD or any other asset, such as TKEYGOLD.
TKEYUSD, TKEYRUB, and TKEYGOLD are symbols and can be called differently in the system, for example, TKUSD or GOLDTKEY, so now they should be considered as an example.

Why is TKEY a universal asset?

As before, you can easily and quickly send TKEY to any member of the network and TKEY will have liquidity on the exchange also, TKEY allows you to fast exchange for euros, dollars, or other currencies.
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For the interface, the applications will display functions of digital assets 1:1 to a particular currency, for example, TKEY to RUB, TKey to EUR, or TKEY to Dirhams or TKEY to the pound and vice versa, respectively.
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Therefore, as we said above, TKEY should not be regarded as a cryptocurrency, it is a universal unit inside the system TkeyNet, which may refer to transaction information as exchanges of obligations between banks and transaction TKEY -> TKEY between users, or to carry information about the exchange on the exchange or the exchange of digital assets or gold variations quite a lot, for most of the functions we describe in the release day TkeyNet.

What are the advantages for companies and developers?

First of all, we strive to open the doors for all platform participants. Only through synergy and cooperation can we accelerate the pace of development of the entire system and the introduction of new technologies in the market.
The platform will open doors for developers, who in turn can create technological solutions based on TkeyNet. A working environment will be created, and integration with the TkeyNet platform will be as easy as with the documented SDK or plug-ins. In the course of development, API documentation and ready-made SDKs for developers will be published.
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This will make it easy to use and implement TkeyNet technology in various types of applications, for example, you want to create fast exchanges, we provide you with a framework, back-end, and API, and you create a front-end and launch your service, get your Commission, and are an independent project in the market. An important point is that integration into the existing infrastructure takes place while maintaining the decentralization of the TkeyNet system so that all its internal and external operations remain confidential and verified at the same time.

What are the advantages for users?

This means getting a universal tool for working with financial markets and easily converting an asset into any other asset: euro, dollars, or gold.

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Also, TKEY owners should clearly understand that the more the system develops and there are more participants, namely the corporate segment, projects, and partners, the company will be more stable and thus the project assets will grow stronger.
The popularity of the platform and trust in it directly affects the price of assets, these are the key points of growth signs, the wider and more influential the spread of the company in various areas, the higher its performance in the market.

When will the long-awaited transition to TkeyNet take place?

What changes will be made to the products?

As you understand, everything will change, and this is for the better. At a minimum, products will become faster, lighter, safer, and more versatile.
Changes and new releases will be released as soon as they are ready. In TkeySpace, the TKEY libraries will be rewritten under TkeyNet. A web version of the wallet will appear, and eventually, an application with an exchange interface will be released for quick trading and exchange of various assets, not limited to digital ones. The Tkey Messenger will be adapted for TkeyNet and will be released for previously announced platforms: iOS, Android, Linux, macOS, Windows immediately with the ability to translate directly in the messenger. We will tell you about the messenger architecture on the release day.
All changes and releases will be published and announced after the release of TkeyNet.

What is radically new in TkeyNet?

There will be funds, the Protocol will become much more universal, as well as the TKEY itself. The Protocol will also exclude the possibility of attacks that could have been in Core 1.0, also, the principles of the platform will change. We will publish all technical specifications on the day of release.

Timeline for switching to TkeyNet

The transition to TkeyNet will not take place until August 2020. We will release news and instructions for switching to TkeyNet, so we recommend that you subscribe to the newsletter immediately: https://tkeycoin.com/en/newslette.

Listing on crypto exchanges

The liquidity of the TKEY asset is urgently needed for the development of the entire TkeyNet system, so the company will provide trading platforms for TKey trading and exchange.

Conclusion

The introduction of technologies using digital currencies will create the fastest transition of users and the corporate market to a new level.
FinTech direction makes it possible to manage finances in the most efficient and secure way, without violating the law. This system simplifies, reduces the cost of conducting monetary transactions, and actually improves traditional financial services.
The solution is interesting to everyone who works with money and is used to getting maximum efficiency from it: business, investors, traders, users of banking solutions, the corporate segment, etc. When using the system, large businesses get solutions for interacting with customers online, without using specialized points.
We, in turn, are open to various offers and cooperation on flexible terms. If you have any suggestions or interesting concepts, please contact us at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]).
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Ethereum 2.0 update is just around the corner: plans and opinions

Recently, Ethereum (ETH) has shown a rise and managed to bypass Bitcoin in terms of the price increase. This is due to the upcoming technical update, which should increase the value of both the Ethereum network and cryptocurrency.

Buterin: plans and forecasts

Vitalik Buterin claimed the Ethereum 2.0 protocol update, which will change the Ethereum consensus mechanism to Proof-of-stake (PoS), is still planned to be introduced in July.
The update, also referred to as Serenity, has been delayed several times. Initially, the launch of Ethereum 2.0 was scheduled for January 3, 2020 – the day of the 11th anniversary of Bitcoin, but the developers decided to postpone it to the middle of 2020. Later the developers said that the update would be deployed on July 30, 2020 – the day of the fifth anniversary of the launch of Ethereum.
At the Consensus: Distributed conference, the father founder of Ethereum said that the Ethereum 2.0 test network had been already launched, and the first stages of implementation began in early May 2020. Buterin also noted that many Ethereum development groups were working on scaling initiatives that would be implemented shortly after a successful release of PoS.
These include well-known methods, such as sharding, which splits the nodes of the global network into segments, so that each group of nodes has the same bandwidth as the current network of Ethereum. Buterin additionally mentioned new scaling solutions that are currently being tested.
One of them is the Optimistic Rollup second-stage solution, which “theoretically may be scaled to more than 1,000 transactions per second” even inside the current Ethereum network.

Ethereum blockchain expansion

The founder of the Ethereum ecosystem hints that the update will significantly affect the price. In one of the Reddit threads, Buterin stated the Ethereum Classic blockchain could merge with the Etherium 2.0. This would add approximately $975 million to capitalization, which would certainly have a positive effect on price increases.
The price of Ethereum shows stable growth, it reached $245 on June 24, 2020. Summary in “Technicals” for a 1-month period shows strong Ethereum BUY action. Also, the planned ETH burning mechanism will further reduce the supply of coins in the market. Accordingly, the rate of the second cryptocurrency will grow.
The increase of the ETH rate should also be facilitated by the fact that now it has become much easier for retail beginner investors to use fiat currencies to purchase cryptocurrencies.

Experts say

The forecasts of the crypto community experts contribute a lot into the opinion “Ethereum is a good investment”:
“From a developer’s perspective, Ethereum is the most famous blockchain in which most smart contracts and decentralized applications are deployed,” – said Damien Brener, founder, and CEO of OpenZeppelin.
According to the co-founder and head of Kenetic Capital, Jehan Chu, even though the update has been developed for 5 years, during this time not a single cryptocurrency was able to take the position of Ethereum.
“Ether continues to be the second-largest cryptocurrency, and its recent price spike demonstrates the long-term confidence of traders in its market position,” – Chu stated.
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Ethereum 2.0 update is just around the corner: plans and opinions

Recently, Ethereum (ETH) has shown a rise and managed to bypass Bitcoin in terms of the price increase. This is due to the upcoming technical update, which should increase the value of both the Ethereum network and cryptocurrency.

Buterin: plans and forecasts

Vitalik Buterin claimed the Ethereum 2.0 protocol update, which will change the Ethereum consensus mechanism to Proof-of-stake (PoS), is still planned to be introduced in July.
The update, also referred to as Serenity, has been delayed several times. Initially, the launch of Ethereum 2.0 was scheduled for January 3, 2020 – the day of the 11th anniversary of Bitcoin, but the developers decided to postpone it to the middle of 2020. Later the developers said that the update would be deployed on July 30, 2020 – the day of the fifth anniversary of the launch of Ethereum.
At the Consensus: Distributed conference, the father founder of Ethereum said that the Ethereum 2.0 test network had been already launched, and the first stages of implementation began in early May 2020. Buterin also noted that many Ethereum development groups were working on scaling initiatives that would be implemented shortly after a successful release of PoS.
These include well-known methods, such as sharding, which splits the nodes of the global network into segments, so that each group of nodes has the same bandwidth as the current network of Ethereum. Buterin additionally mentioned new scaling solutions that are currently being tested.
One of them is the Optimistic Rollup second-stage solution, which “theoretically may be scaled to more than 1,000 transactions per second” even inside the current Ethereum network.

Ethereum blockchain expansion

The founder of the Ethereum ecosystem hints that the update will significantly affect the price. In one of the Reddit threads, Buterin stated the Ethereum Classic blockchain could merge with the Etherium 2.0. This would add approximately $975 million to capitalization, which would certainly have a positive effect on price increases.
The price of Ethereum shows stable growth, it reached $245 on June 24, 2020. Summary in “Technicals” for a 1-month period shows strong Ethereum BUY action. Also, the planned ETH burning mechanism will further reduce the supply of coins in the market. Accordingly, the rate of the second cryptocurrency will grow.
The increase of the ETH rate should also be facilitated by the fact that now it has become much easier for retail beginner investors to use fiat currencies to purchase cryptocurrencies.

Experts say

The forecasts of the crypto community experts contribute a lot into the opinion “Ethereum is a good investment”:
“From a developer’s perspective, Ethereum is the most famous blockchain in which most smart contracts and decentralized applications are deployed,” – said Damien Brener, founder, and CEO of OpenZeppelin.
According to the co-founder and head of Kenetic Capital, Jehan Chu, even though the update has been developed for 5 years, during this time not a single cryptocurrency was able to take the position of Ethereum.
“Ether continues to be the second-largest cryptocurrency, and its recent price spike demonstrates the long-term confidence of traders in its market position,” – Chu stated.
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Ethereum 2.0 update is just around the corner: plans and opinions

Recently, Ethereum (ETH) has shown a rise and managed to bypass Bitcoin in terms of the price increase. This is due to the upcoming technical update, which should increase the value of both the Ethereum network and cryptocurrency.

Buterin: plans and forecasts

Vitalik Buterin claimed the Ethereum 2.0 protocol update, which will change the Ethereum consensus mechanism to Proof-of-stake (PoS), is still planned to be introduced in July.
The update, also referred to as Serenity, has been delayed several times. Initially, the launch of Ethereum 2.0 was scheduled for January 3, 2020 – the day of the 11th anniversary of Bitcoin, but the developers decided to postpone it to the middle of 2020. Later the developers said that the update would be deployed on July 30, 2020 – the day of the fifth anniversary of the launch of Ethereum.
At the Consensus: Distributed conference, the father founder of Ethereum said that the Ethereum 2.0 test network had been already launched, and the first stages of implementation began in early May 2020. Buterin also noted that many Ethereum development groups were working on scaling initiatives that would be implemented shortly after a successful release of PoS.
These include well-known methods, such as sharding, which splits the nodes of the global network into segments, so that each group of nodes has the same bandwidth as the current network of Ethereum. Buterin additionally mentioned new scaling solutions that are currently being tested.
One of them is the Optimistic Rollup second-stage solution, which “theoretically may be scaled to more than 1,000 transactions per second” even inside the current Ethereum network.

Ethereum blockchain expansion

The founder of the Ethereum ecosystem hints that the update will significantly affect the price. In one of the Reddit threads, Buterin stated the Ethereum Classic blockchain could merge with the Etherium 2.0. This would add approximately $975 million to capitalization, which would certainly have a positive effect on price increases.
The price of Ethereum shows stable growth, it reached $245 on June 24, 2020. Summary in “Technicals” for a 1-month period shows strong Ethereum BUY action. Also, the planned ETH burning mechanism will further reduce the supply of coins in the market. Accordingly, the rate of the second cryptocurrency will grow.
The increase of the ETH rate should also be facilitated by the fact that now it has become much easier for retail beginner investors to use fiat currencies to purchase cryptocurrencies.

Experts say

The forecasts of the crypto community experts contribute a lot into the opinion “Ethereum is a good investment”:
“From a developer’s perspective, Ethereum is the most famous blockchain in which most smart contracts and decentralized applications are deployed,” – said Damien Brener, founder, and CEO of OpenZeppelin.
According to the co-founder and head of Kenetic Capital, Jehan Chu, even though the update has been developed for 5 years, during this time not a single cryptocurrency was able to take the position of Ethereum.
“Ether continues to be the second-largest cryptocurrency, and its recent price spike demonstrates the long-term confidence of traders in its market position,” – Chu stated.
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[Part 1] KAVA Historical AMA Tracker! (Questions & Answers)

ATTN: These AMA questions are from Autumn 2019 - before the official launch of the Kava Mainnet, and it's fungible Kava Token.
These questions may no longer be relevant to the current Kava landscape, however, they do provide important historical background on the early origins of Kava Labs.
Please note, that there are several repeat questions/answers.

Q1:

Kava is a decentralized DEFI project, why did you implement the countries restrictions to run the node? Will there be such restrictions by the time of the mainnet?

Q2:

According to the project description it has been indicated that staking reward (in KAVA tokens) varies from 3 to 20% per annum. But how will you fight with inflation?

We all know how altcoins prices are falling, and their bottom is not visible. And in fact, we can get an increase in the number of tokens for staking, but not an increase in the price of the token itself and become a long-term investor.

  • Answer: Kava is both inflationary with block rewards, but deflationary when we burn CDP fees. Only stakers who bond their Kava receive inflationary rewards - users and traders on exchanges do not get this. In this way, rewards are inflated, but given to stakers and removed value from the traders who are speculating like a tax. The Deflationary structure of fees should help counterbalance the price drops from inflation if any. In the long-term as more CDPs are used, Kava should be a deflationary asset by design if all things go well

Q3:

In your allocation it is indicated that 28.48% of the tokens are in the "Token treasury" - where will these tokens be directed?

  • Answer: Investors in financing rounds prior to the IEO have entered into long-term lock-up agreements in-line with their belief in Kava’s exciting long-term growth potential and to allow the projects token price to find stability. Following the IEO, the only tokens in circulation will be those sold through the IEO on Binance and the initial Treasury tokens released.
  • No private sale investor tokens are in circulation until the initial release at the end of Q1 2020 and then gradually over the [36] months The initial Treasury tokens in circulation will be used for a mixture of ecosystem grants, the expenses associated with the IEO as well as initial market making requirements as is typical with a listing of this size. Kava remains well financed to execute our roadmap following the IEO and do not envisage any need for any material financings or token sales for the foreseeable future.

Q4:

Such a platform (with loans and stable coins) is just the beginning since these aspects are a small part of many Defi components. Will your team have a plan to implement other functions, such as derivatives, the dex platform once the platform is successfully launched?

  • Answer: We believe Kava is the foundation for many future defi products. We need stable coins, oracles, and other infrastructure first that Kava provides. Once we have that, we can apply these to derivatives and other synthetics more easily. For example, we can use the price feeds and USDX to enable users to place 100x leverage bets with each other. If they both lock funds into payment channels, then they can use a smart contract based on the price feed to do the 100x trade/bet automatically without counter party risk. In this way, Kava can expand its financial product offerings far beyond loans and stable coins in the future.

Q5:

There are several options for using USDX on the KAVA platform, one of which is Margin Trading / Leverage. Is this a selection function or a compulsory function? Wondering since there are some investors who don`t like margin. What is the level of leverage and how does a CDP auction work?

  • Answer: This is a good #Q . Kava simply provides loans to users in USDX stable coins. What the users do is completely up to them. They can use the loans for everyday payments if they like. Leverage and hedging are just the main use cases we foresee - there are many ways people can use the CDP platform and USDX.

Q6:

Most credit platforms do not work well in the current market. What will you do to attract more people to use your platform and the services you provide? Thank you

  • Answer: Most credit platforms do not work well in the current market? I think that isn't correct at least for DeFi. Even in the bear market, MakerDao and Compound saw good user growth. Regardless, our efforts at Kava to build the market are fairly product and BD focused. 1) we build more integrations of assets and expand financial services to attract new communities and users. 2) we focus on building partnerships with high quality teams to promote and build Kava's core user base. Kava is just the developer. Our great partners like Ripple, Stakewith.Us, P2P, Binance - they have the real users that demand Kava. They are like our system integrators that package Kava up nicely and present it to their users. In order to grow, we need to deepen our partnerships and bring in new ones around the world.

Q7:

KAVA functions as a reserve currency in situations where the system is undercollateralized. In such cases new KAVA is minted and used to buy USDX off the market until USDX becomes safely overcollateralized.

Meaning, there will be no max supply of KAVA?

  • Answer: Yes, there is no max supply of Kava.

Q8:

Why Kava?

  • Answer: ...because people are long BTC and the best way to go long BTC without giving up custody is Kava's platform. Because it is MakerDao for bitcoin. Bitcoin has a 10x market cap of ETH and Maker is 10x the size of Kava. I think we're pretty undervalued right now.

Q9:

How do you plan to make liquidity in Kava?

  • Answer: Working with Binance for the IEO and as the first exchange for KAVA to trade on will be a huge boost in increasing the liquidity of trading KAVA.

Q10:

Most crypto investors or crypto users prefer easy transaction and low fees, what can we expect from KAVA about this?

  • Answer: Transaction fees are very low and confirm if seconds. The user experience is quite good on Tendermint-based blockchains.

Q11:

How do I become a note validator on KavA?

Q12:

It is great to know that KAVA is the first DEFI-supported project sponsored by Binance Launchpad, do you think this is the meaning that CZ brings: Opening the DEFI era, as a leader, you feel like how ?

  • Answer: We are the first DeFi platform that Launchpad has supported. We are a very strategic blockchain for major crypto like BNB. Kava's platform will bring more utility to the users of BNB and the Binance DEX. It feels good of course to have validation from the biggest players in the space like Cosmos, Ripple, CZ/Binance, etc.

Q13:

Since decentralized finance applications is already dominating, how do you intend to surpass those leading in the market?

  • Answer: The leaders are only addressing ethereum. BTC, XRP, BNB, ATOM is a much larger set to go after that current players cannot.

Q14:

What does Ripple play in the Kava's ecosystem, since Ripple is like a top tier company and it’s impressive that you are partnered with them?

  • Answer: Ripple is an equity investor in Kava and a big supporter of our work in cross-chain settlement research and implementations. Ripple's XRP is a great asset in terms of users and liquidity that the Kava platform can use. In addition, Ripple's money service business customers are asking for a stable coin for remittances to avoid the currency heading risk that XRP presents. Ripple will not use USDC or other stable coins, but they are open to using USDX as it can be XRP-backed.

Q15:

Considering the connectivity, Libra could be the biggest competitor if KAVA leverages interchain for efficiency.

  • Answer: With regard to USDX, it is important to understand the users interacting with the Kava blockchain have no counterparty that people could go after for legal actions. A user getting a USDX loan has no counterparty. The software holds the collateral and creates the loan. The only laws that would apply are to the very users that are using the system.

Q16:

Wonder how KAVA will compete with the tech giants

  • Answer: Libra is running into extreme issues with the US Senate and regulators. Even the G7-G20 groups are worried. Its important to understand that Libra is effectively a permissioned system. Only big companies that law makers can go after are able to run nodes. In Kava, nodes can be run by anyway and our nodes are based all over the world. It's incredibly hard for a law maker to take down Kava because they would need to find and legally enforce hundreds of business in different jurisdictions to comply. We have an advantage in this way over the larger projects like Libra or Clayton.

Q17:

In long-term, what's the strategy that KAVA has for covering the traditional finance users as well? Especially regarding the "stability"

  • Answer: Technical risk is unavoidable for DeFi. Only time will tell if a system is trustworthy and its never 100% that it will not fail or be hacked. This is true with banks and other financial systems as well. I think for DeFi, the technical risk needs to be priced in to the expected returns to compensate the market. DeFi does have a better user experience - requiring no credit score, identity, or KYC over centralized solutions.
  • With our multi-collateral CDP system, even with it overcollateralized, people can get up to 3x leverage on assets. Take 100 USD in BTC, get a USDX loan for 66 USDX, then buy $66 BTC and do another loan - you can do this with a program to get 3x leverage with the same risk profile. This is enough for most people.
  • However, it will be possible once we have Kava's CDP platform to extend it into products that offer undercollateralized financial products. For example, if USER 1 + USER 2 use payment channels to lock up their USDX, they can use Kava's price feeds to place bets between each other using their locked assets. They can bet that for every $1 BTC/USD moves, the other party owes 3x. In this way we can even do 100x leverage or 1000x leverage and create very fun products for people to trade with. Importantly, even in places where margin trading is regulated and forbidden, Kava's platform will remain open access and available.

Q18:

In long-term, what's the strategy that KAVA has for covering the traditional finance users as well? Especially regarding the "stability"

  • Answer: Kava believes that stable coins should be backed not just by crypto or fiat, but any widely used, highly liquid asset. We think in the future the best stablecoin would be backed by a basket of very stable currencies that include crypto and fiat or whatever the market demands.

Q19:

Compound, maker they're trying to increase their size via the competitive interests rates. THough it shows good return in terms of growth rate, still it's for short-term. Wonder other than financial advantage, KAVA has more for the users' needs?

  • Answer: Robert, the CEO of Compound is an investor and advisor to Kava. We think what Compound does with money markets is amazing and hope to integrate when they support more than just Ethereum assets. Kava's advantage vs others is to provide basic DeFi services like returns on crypto and stable coins today when no other platform offers that. Many platforms support ETH, but no platform can support BTC, XRP, BNB, and ATOM in a decentralized way without requiring centralized custody of these assets.

Q20:

The vast majority of the cryptocurrency community's priorities is symbolic pricing. When prices rise, the community rejoices and grows. When they fall, many people begin to cast in a negative way. How will KAVA solve the negative problem when the price goes down? What is your plan to strengthen and develop the community to persuade more people to look at the product than the price?

  • Answer: We believe price is an important factor for faith in the market. One of Kava's key initiatives was selecting only long-term partners that are willing to work with kava for 2 years. That is why even after 6 months, 0 private investor or kava team tokens will be liquid on the market.
  • We believe not in fast pumps and then dumps that destroy faith, but rather we try and operate the best we can for long-term sustainable growth over time. It's always hard to control factors in the market, and some factors are out of our control such as BTC price correlations, etc - however, we treat this like a public company stock - we want long-term growth of Kava and try to make sure our whole community of Kava holders is aligned with that the best we can.

Q21:

Do you have any plans to attract non-crypto investors to Kava and how? What are the measures to increase awareness of kava in non-crypto space?

  • Answer: We are 100% focused on crypto, not the general market. We solve the problems of crypto traders and investors - not the average grandma who needs a payment solution. Kava is geared for decentralized leverage and hedging.

Q22:

Adoption is crucial for all projects and crypto companies, what strategy are you gonna use/follow or u are now following to get Kava adopted and used by many people all over the world?

Revenue is an important aspect for all projects in order to survive and keep the project/company up and running for long term, what are the ways that Kava generates profits/revenue and what is its revenue model?

  • Answer: We have already partnered with several large exchanges, long-term VCs, and large projects like Ripple and Cosmos. These are key ways for us to grow our community. As we build support for more assets, we plan to promote Kava's services to those new communities of traders.
  • Kava generates revenue as more people use the platform. As the platform is used, KAVA tokens are burned when users pay stability fees. This deflates the total supply of Kava and should in most cases give rise to the value of KAVA like a stock-buyback in the public markets.

Q23:

In order to be success in Loan project of Cryptocurrency, I think marketing is very important to make people using this service without any registration. What is main strategy for marketing?

  • Answer: Our main strategy is to build a great experience and offer products that are not available to communities with demand. Currently no DeFi products can serve BTC users for example. Centralized exchanges can, but nothing truly trustless. Kava's platform can finally give the vast audiences of BTC, BNB, and ATOM holders access to core DeFi services they cannot get on their own due to the smart contract limitations of those platforms.

Q24:

Currently, some project have policies for their ambassadors to create a contribution and attract recognition for the project! So the KAVA team plans to implement policies and incentives for KAVA ambassadors?

  • Answer: Yes, we will be creating a KAVA ambassador program and releasing that soon. Please follow our social media channels to learn about it in the coming weeks.

Q25:

Currently there are so many KAVA tokens sold on exchanges, why is this happening while KAVA is going to IEO on Binance? Are those KAVA codes fake or not?

  • Answer: For everyone's safety, please understand Kava tokens do not exist yet and they will only exist starting with the Binance IEO. Any other token listings or offerings of Kava are not supported by Kava Labs and I highly discourage you all from trying to get them there. It is most likely a big scam. Please only trust Binance for this.

Q26:

KAVA have two tokens, the first is called Kava - a governance and staking token; the second is called USDX - an algorithmically managed crypto-backed stable coin. What are the advantages of USDX compared to other stablecoins such as: USDT, USDC, TUSD, GUSD, ...?

  • Answer: USDX is one of the few stablecoins to be fully backed by crypto-assets. This means that we do not deal with fiat to back the value, and thus we don't have some of the issues when it comes to storing fiat funds with banks and custodians. This also makes our product fully digital and built for the future of crypto growth.

Q27:

As a CEO, does your background in Esports and Gaming industry help anything to your management and development of KAVA Labs?

  • Answer: Esports no. But having been a multi-time venture-backed foundeCEO and have gone through the start-up phase before has made creating and running a 2nd company easier. Right now Kava is still small, Fnatic had over 80 employees. It was at a larger scale. I would say developing software is much more than doing the hardware at fnaticgear.com

Q28:

Why did Kava choose to launch IEO on Binance and not other exchanges like: Kucoin, Houbi, Gate, ....?

  • Answer: Kava had a lot of interest from exchanges to partner with for IEO. We decided based on a lot of factors such as userbase, diverse exposure across multiple regions and countries, and an amazing team that provides so much insight into so many communities such as this one. Binance has been a tremendous partner and we also look forward to continuing our partnership far into the future.

Q29:

Currently if Search on coinmarketcap has 3 types of stablecoins bearing the USDX symbol (but these 3 stablecoins are no information). So, what will KAVA do to let users know that Kava's USDX is another stablecoin?

  • Answer: All these USDX have no volume or listings. We will be on Binance. I am not worried.

Q30:

In addition to the Token Allocation for Binance Launchpad, what is the Token Treasury in the Initial Circulating Supply?

  • Answer: This is controlled by Kava Labs, but with the big cash we have saved from fundraising, we see no reason why these tokens would be sold on the market. The treasury tokens are for use in grants, ecosystem growth initiatives, development, and other incentive programs to drive adoption of the platform.

Q31:

How you will compete with your competitors? Currently i don't see much but for future how you will maintain this consistency ? No doubt it is Great and Unique project, what is the main problem that #KAVA is currently facing?

  • Answer: Because our industry is just starting out, I don't like to think of them as our direct competitors. We are all working to grow the size of the pie rather than get a larger slice from a small pie. The one thing that we believe will allow us to stand apart is the community we are building. Being able to utilize our own community along with Cosmos and our other partners like Binance for the IEO, we have a strong footing to get a lot of early users onto our platform. Also, we are also focusing on growing Kava internationally particularly Asia. We hope to build our platform for an even larger userbase than just the west.

Q32:

How do you explain your project to a random person who has never heard of your project?

  • Answer: non-crypto = Kava is a lending platform for users of cryptocurrencies.
  • crypto = Kava is a cross-chain DeFi platform for loans and stablecoins backed by BTC, BNB, XRP, ATOM and other major cryptocurrencies.

Q33:

Will KAVA team have a plan on implementing DAO module on your platform since its efficiency on autonomy, decentralization and transparency?

  • Answer: All voting is already transparent on the Kava blockchain. We approved a number of proposals on our test net.

Q34:

how to use usdx token :only for your platform or you have plan to use usdx for payment ?

  • Answer: Payments is a nice use case, but demand for crypto payments is still small. We may choose to focus here later if demand for crypto payments increases. Currently it is quite small with the bulk of use remaining in trading and speculative use cases.

Q35:

Do you have plans to spread KAVA ecosystem across other continents. if yes, what are the strategies and how can I as a community member contribute to making it possible?

  • Answer: We are already across many continents - I don't think we are in antarctica yet. Africa might be light on nodes as well. I think as we grow on major exchanges like Binance, new node operators will get interested and help decentralize Kava further.

Q36:

Maker's CDP lending system is on top in this market and its Dominance is currently sitting on 64.90 % , how kava will compete will maker and compound?

  • Answer: adding assets like bitcoin which have more value and more users than ETH. It's a bigger market that Maker cannot compete with Kava in.

Q37:

Currently, the community is too concerned about the price. As prices rise, the community rejoice and grow, when falling, many people start throwing negatively. So what is KAVA's solution to getting people to focus on the project rather than the price of the token?

What is your plan to strengthen and grow the community to persuade more individuals to look at the product than the price?

  • Answer: We also share similar concerns as price and price direction is always a huge factor in the crypto industry. A lot of people of course are very short-term focused on flipping for bigger profits. One of the solutions, and what Kava has done, is to make sure that everything structured is for the long-term. So that makes sure that our investors and employees are all focused on long-term gains and growth. Locking vesting periods are part of that alignment. Another thing is that we at Kava are very transparent in our progress and development. We will be regularly posting updates within our own communities to allow our users and followers to keep up with everything we're up to. Please follow us or look at our github if you're interested!

Q38:

How did Kava get on Piexgo?

  • Answer: We did not work with Piexgo. We have not distributed tokens to any exchange other than Binance. I cannot speak to what is going on there, but I would be very wary of what is happening there.

Q39:

Why was the 1st round price so much lower than the current price

  • Answer: It is natural to worry that early investors got better pricing and could dump on the market. I can assure you that our investors are in this for the long-term. All private sale rounds signed 2 year contracts to run validators - and if they don't they forfeit their tokens. You can compare our release schedule to any other project. We have one of the most restricted circulating supply schedules of any project EVER and its because all our investors are commiting to the long-term success of the project and believe in Kava.
  • About the pricing itself - it is always a function of traction like for any start-up. When we made our public announcement about the project in June, we were only a 4 man team with just some github code. We could basically run a network with a single node, our own. Which is relatively worthless. I think our pricing of Kava at this time was justified. We were effectively a seed-stage company without a product or working network.
  • By July we made severe progress on the development side and the business side. We successful launched our first test net with the help of over 70 validator business partners around the world. We had a world-wide network of hundreds of people supporting us with people and resources at this point and the risk we would fail in launching a working product was much lower. At this point, the Kava project was valued at $25M. At this point, we had many VCs and investors asking for Kava tokens that we turned away. We only accepted validators that would help us launch the network. It was our one and only goal.
  • Fast forward to today, the IEO price simply reflects the traction and market demand for Kava. Our ecosystem is much larger than it was even a month ago. We have support from Ripple, Cosmos, and Binance amongst other large crypto projects. We have 100+ validators securing our network with very sophisticated high-availability set-ups. In addition, our ecosystem partners have built products for Kava - such as block explorers and others are working on native integrations to wallets and exchanges. Launchpad will be very big for us. Kava is a system designed to cater to crypto traders and investors and in a matter of days we distributed via Binance Launchpad and put in the hands of 130+ countries and tens of thousands of users overnight. It doesn't get more DeFi than that.

Q40:

What is the treasury used for?

  • Answer: Kava's treasury is for ecosystem growth activities.
  • Investors in financing rounds prior to the IEO have entered into long-term lock-up agreements in-line with their belief in Kava’s exciting long-term growth potential and to allow the projects token price to find stability. Following the IEO, the only tokens in circulation will be those sold through the IEO on Binance and the initial Treasury tokens released. No private sale investor tokens are in circulation until the initial release at the end of Q1 2020 and then gradually over the [36] months The initial Treasury tokens in circulation will be used for a mixture of ecosystem grants, the expenses associated with the IEO as well as initial market making requirements as is typical with a listing of this size. Kava remains well financed to execute our roadmap following the IEO and do not envisage any need for any material financings or token sales for the foreseeable future.

Q41:

Everyone have heard about the KAVA token, and read about it. But it would be great to hear your explanation about it. What is the Kava token, what is it's utility? :)

  • Answer: The Kava token plays many roles. KAVA is the native staking token of the Kava blockchain and is used for securing the network. KAVA is delegated to validators, basically professional node operators that run highly-available servers to secure the Kava blockchain. The top 100 validators by weight of staked KAVA earn block rewards that range from 3-20% APR based on the total amount staked in the network. These rewards are split between the validators and the KAVA holders.
  • When users of the platform repay their loans, they must a stability fee (a percentage of the loan) in KAVA tokens. These tokens are burned by the system, effectively deflating the total supply overtime as more users use the CDP system.
  • KAVA is also the primary token used in governance of the platform. KAVA token holders can vote on key system parameter changes and upgrades such as what assets to support, how much USDX in total can be loaned by the system, what the debt-to-collateral ratio needs to be, the stability fees, etc. KAVA holders have a very important responsibility to govern the system well.
  • Lastly, Kava functions as a "Lender of Last Resort" meaning if USDX ever gets undercollateralized because the underlying asset prices drop suddenly and the system manages it poorly, KAVA is inflated in these emergency situations and used to purchase USDX off the market until USDX reaches a state of being over collateralized again. KAVA holders have incentive to only support the good high quality assets so risk of the system is managed responsibly.

Q42:

No matter how perfect and technically thought-out a DeFi protocol is, it cannot be completely protected from any unplanned situations (such as extreme market fluctuations, some legal issues, etc.)

Ecosystem members, in particular the validators on whom KAVA relies on fundamental decision-making rights, should be prepared in advance for any "critical" scenario. Considering that, unlike the same single-collateral MakerDAO, KAVA will be a multi-collateral CDP system, this point is probably even more relevant here.

In this regard, please answer the following question: Does KAVA have a clear risk management model or strategy and how decentralized is / will it be?

  • Answer: Simialar to other CDP systems and MakerDAO we do have a system freeze function where in cases of extreme issues, we can stop the auction mechanisms and return all collateral.

Q43:

Did you know that "Kava" is translated into Ukrainian like "Coffee"? I personally do love drinking coffee. I plunge into the fantasy world. Why did you name your project "Kava" What is the story behind it? What idea / fantasy did your project originate from, which inspired you to create it?

  • Answer: Kava is coffee to you.
  • Kava is Hippopotamus to Japanese.
  • Cava is a region in Spain
  • Kava is also a root that is used in tea which makes your mouth numb.
  • Kava is also crow in Hindi.
  • Kava last but not least is a DeFi platform launching on Binance :)
  • We liked the sound of Kava it was as simple as that. It doesn't have much meaning in the USA where I am from. But it's short sweet and when we were just starting, Kava.io was available for a reasonable price

Q44:

What incentives does a lender get if a person chooses to pay with KAVA? Is there a discount on interest rates on the loan amount if you pay with KAVA? Do I have to pass the KYC procedure to apply for a small loan?

  • Answer: There is no KYC for Kava. Its an open blockchain software platform where anyone with a computer can connect to it and use it.

Q45:

Let's say, I decided to bond my cryptocurrency and got USDX stable coins. For now, it`s an unknown stable coin (let's be honest). Do you plan to add USDX to other famous exchanges? Also, you have spoken about the USDX staking and that the percentage would be higher than for other stable coins. Please be so kind to tell us what is the average annual interest rate and what are the conditions of staking?

  • Answer: Yes we have several large exchanges willing to support USDX from the start. Binance/Binance-DEX is one you should all know ;)
  • The average annual rates for USDX will depend on market conditions. The rate is actually provided by the CDP fees users pay. The system reallocates a portion of those fees to USDX users. In times when USDX use needs to grow, the rates will be higher to incentivize use. When demand is strong, we can reduce the rates.

Q46:

Why should i use and choose Kava's loan if i can use the similar margin trade on Binance?

  • Answer: If margin is available to you and you trust the exchange then you should do whatever is cheaper. For a US citizen and others, margin is often not available and if it is, only for a few asset types as collateral. Kava aims to address this and offer this to everyone.

Q47:

The IEO price is $ 0.46 while the price of the first private sale is $ 0.075. Don't you think that such price gap can negatively affect the liquidity of the token and take away the desire to buy a token on the exchange?

  • Answer: It is natural to worry that early investors got better pricing and could dump on the market. I can assure you that our investors are in this for the long-term. All private sale rounds signed 2 year contracts to run validators - and if they don't they forfeit their tokens. You can compare our release schedule to any other project. We have one of the most restricted circulating supply schedules of any project EVER and its because all our investors are commiting to the long-term success of the project and believe in Kava.
  • About the pricing itself - it is always a function of traction like for any start-up. When we made our public announcement about the project in June, we were only a 4 man team with just some github code. We could basically run a network with a single node, our own. Which is relatively worthless. I think our pricing of Kava at this time was justified. We were effectively a seed-stage company without a product or working network.
  • By July we made severe progress on the development side and the business side. We successful launched our first test net with the help of over 70 validator business partners around the world. We had a world-wide network of hundreds of people supporting us with people and resources at this point and the risk we would fail in launching a working product was much lower. At this point, the Kava project was valued at $25M. At this point, we had many VCs and investors asking for Kava tokens that we turned away. We only accepted validators that would help us launch the network. It was our one and only goal.
  • Fast forward to today, the IEO price simply reflects the traction and market demand for Kava. Our ecosystem is much larger than it was even a month ago. We have support from Ripple, Cosmos, and Binance amongst other large crypto projects. We have 100+ validators securing our network with very sophisticated high-availability set-ups. In addition, our ecosystem partners have built products for Kava - such as block explorers and others are working on native integrations to wallets and exchanges. Launchpad will be very big for us. Kava is a system designed to cater to crypto traders and investors and in a matter of days we distributed via Binance Launchpad and put in the hands of 130+ countries and tens of thousands of users overnight. It doesn't get more DeFi than that.
  • TLDR - I think KAVA is undervalued and the liquid supply of tokens is primarily from the IEO so its a safer bet than other IEOs. If the price drops, it will be from the overall market conditions or fellow IEO users not due private sale investors or team sell-offs.

Q48:

Can you introduce some information abouts KAVA Deflationary Fee Structure? With the burning mechanism, does it mean KAVA will never reach its max supply?

  • Answer: When loans are repaid, users pay a fee in Kava. This is burned. However, Kava does not have a max supply. It has a starting supply of 100M. It inflates for block rewards 3-20% APR AND it inflates when the system is at risk of under collateralization. At this time, more Kava is minted and used to purchase USDX off the market until it reaches full collateralization again.
  • TLDR: If things go well, and governance is good, Kava deflates and hopefully appreciates in value. If things go wrong, Kava holders get inflated.

Q49:

In your opinion what are advantage of decentralized finance over centralized?

  • Answer: One of the main advantages is not needing to pay the costs of regulation and compliance. Open financial software that is usable by anyone removes middle men fees and reduces the barrier for new entrants to enter and make new products. Also DeFI has an edge in terms of onboarding - to get a bank account or an exchange account you need to do lots of KYC and give private info. That takes time and is troublesome. With DeFi you just load up your funds and transact. Very fast user flows.

Q50:

Plan, KAVA how to raise capital? Kava is being supported by more than 100 business entities around the world, including major cryptocurrency investment funds like Ripple and Cosmos, so what did kava do to convince investors to join the project?

  • Answer: We have been doing crypto research and development for years. Ripple and Cosmos were partners before we even started this blockchain with Kava Labs. When we announced Kava the DeFi platform they knew us already to do good work and they liked the idea so they support us.
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Why we won't have a long term bear market, and how to systematically pick your future investments in crypto

With so much uncertainty right now it would be a good time to take some time to go over what happened recently and how to invest moving foward. We've seen a peak bubble at around 850 billion total market cap in the first week of January, consolidated down to $750 billion and have now just experienced a 40% correction.

What's happening now and how bad will it get?

First of all you should realize that there is a January Dip that happens every year, when we see a roughly 20-30% decline around mid January. This year its been much more severe though for several additional factors that have compounded on top.
Different theories exist on why this happens (its actually the mirror opposite of the "January Effect" that happens in the US stock market), but the two major theories are:
1) Asian markets pull into fiat because of Asian New Year spending needs
2) People in the US sell in January to defer their capital gains tax liability an extra year
While this cyclic event has lead to a healthy correction in the last few years, this year we got these new factors making more fear as well:
So in essence we got a storm of scary news along with the usual cyclic downturn. Currently I don't see this as being a systematic crash like Mt.Gox was that would lead to a long term bear market because the fundamental ecosystem is still intact, and I suspect that after about a month we should consolidate around a new low. All the exchanges are still operational and liquid, and there is no breakdown in trust nor uncertainty whether you'll be able to cash out. What range the market trades in will all depend how Bitcoin does, right now we've already broken below 10K but I'm seeing a lot of support at around $8000, which is roughly where the long term MA curve settles. We don't know how bad it will get or what the future will bring, but as of right now we shouldn't be in a bear market yet.
What should you do if you recently entered the market?
If you did buy in the last few months at or near ATH, the very worst thing you can do now is sell in panic and lose your principal. You shouldn't have more money in crypto than you can afford to lose, so it shouldn't be a problem to wait. You have to realize that 30% corrections in crypto are relatively common, just last fall we had a 40% flash correction over more China fears. Unless there is a systematic breakdown like we had during Mt.Gox, the market always recovers.
The other worst thing you can do is unload into Tether as your safety net. If there is one thing that could actually cause a long term destruction of trust within the cryptocurrency investment ecosystem, its Tether having a run up on their liabilities and not having enough reserve to cover the leverage. It would not only bring down exchanges but lead to years of litigation and endless media headlines that will scare off everybody from putting fiat in. I don't know when the next Mt.Gox meltdown will occur but I can almost guarantee it will involve Tether. So stay away from it.
What should long term investors do?
For long term holders a good strategy to follow each year is to capture profit each December and swallow the capital gains taxation liability, park a reserve of fiat at Gemini (whose US dollar deposits are FDIC-insured) and simply wait till around late January to early February to re-enter the market at a discount and hold all year until next December. You can keep a small amount in core coins in order to trade around various Q1 opportunities you anticipate. Others may choose to simply do nothing and just keep holding throughout January which is also a perfectly fine strategy. The cyclical correction usually stabilizes toward late January and early February, then we see a rise in March and generally are recovered by end of April. Obviously this decision whether to sell in December to profit on the dip and pay tax liability or to just hold will depend on your individual tax situation. Do your own math sometime in November and follow suit.
Essentially revaluate your positions and trim your position sizes if you don't feel comfortable with the losses.

How to construct your portfolio going forward

Rather than seeing the correction as a disaster see it as a time to start fresh. If you have been FOMO-ing into bad cryptos and losing money now is a time to start a systematic long term approach to investing rather than gambling.
Follow a methodology for evaluating each cryptocurrency
Memes and lambo dreams are fun and all, but I know many of you are investing thousands of dollars into crypto, so its worth it to put some organized thought into it as well. I can't stress enough how important it is to try and logically contruct your investment decisions. If you follow a set methodology, a checklist and template you will be able to do relative comparisons between cryptocurrencies, to force yourself to consider the negatives and alternative scenarios and also sleep comfortably knowing you have a sound basis for your investment decisions (even if they turn out to be wrong).
There is no ideal or "correct" methodology but I can outline mine:
1) Initial information gathering and filtering
Once I identify something that looks like a good potential investment, I first go to the CoinMarketCap page for that symbol and look at the website and blockchain explorer.
  • Critically evaluate the website. This is the first pass of the bullshit detector and you can tell from a lot from just the website whether its a scam. If it uses terms like "Web 4.0" or other nonsensical buzzwords, if its unprofessional and has anonymous teams, stay away. Always look for a roadmap, compare to what was actually delivered so far. Always check the team, try to find them on LinkedIn and what they did in the past.
  • Read the whitepaper or business development plan. You should fully understand how this crypto functions and how its trying to create value. If there is no use case or if the use case does not require or benefit from a blockchain, move on. Look for red flags like massive portions of the float being assigned to the founders of the coin, vague definition of who would use the coin, anonymous teams, promises of large payouts...etc
  • Check the blockchain explorer. How is the token distribution across accounts? Are the big accounts holding or selling? Which account is likely the foundation account, which is the founders account?
  • Read the subreddit and blogs for the cryptocurrency and also evaluate the community. Try to figure out exactly what the potential use cases are and look for sceptical takes. Look at the Github repos, does it look empty or is there plenty of activity?
2) Fill out an Investment Checklist
I have a checklist of questions that I find important and as I'm researching a crypto I save little snippets in Evernote of things that are relevant to answering those questions:
  • What is the problem or transactional inefficiency the coin is trying to solve?
  • What is the Dev Team like? What is their track record? How are they funded, organized?
  • Who is their competition and how big is the market they're targeting? What is the roadmap they created?
  • What current product exists?
  • How does the token/coin actually derive value for the holder? Is there a staking mechanism or is it transactional?
  • What are the weaknesses or problems with this crypto?
3) Create some sort of consistent valuation model/framework, even if its simple
I have a background in finance so I like to do Excel modeling. For those who are interested in that, this article is a great start and also Chris Burniske has a great blog about using Quantity Theory of Money to build an equivalent of a DCF analysis for crypto.
Here is an Excel file example of OMG done using his model. You can download this and play around with it yourself, see how the formulas link and understand the logic.
Once you have a model set up the way you like in Excel you can simply alter it to account for various float oustanding schedule and market items that are unique to your crypto, and then just start plugging in different assumptions. Think about what is the true derivation of value for the coin, is it a "dividend" coin that you stake within a digital economy and collect fees or is it a currency? Use a realistic monetary velocity (around 5-10 for currency and around 1-2 for staking) and for the discount rate use at least 3x the long term return of a diversified equity fund.
The benefit is that this forces you to think about what actually makes this coin valuable to an actual user within the digital economy its participating in and force you to think about the assumptions you are making about the future. Do your assumptions make sense? What would the assumptions have to be to justify its current price? You can create different scenarios in a matrix (optimistic vs. pessimistic) based on different assumptions for risk (discount rate) and implementation (adoption rates).
If you don't understand the above thats perfectly fine, you don't need to get into full modeling or have a financial background. Even a simple model that just tries to derive a valuation through relative terms will put you above most crypto investors. Some simple valuation methods that anyone can do
  • Metcalfe's Law which states that the value of a network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users of the system (n2). So you can compare various currencies based on their market cap and square of active users or traffic.
  • Another easy one is simply looking at the total market for the industry that the coin is supposedly targeting and comparing it to the market cap of the coin. Think of the market cap not only with circulating supply like its shown on CMC but including total supply. For example the total supply for Dentacoin is 1,841,395,638,392, and when multiplied by its price in early January we get a market cap that is actually higher than the entire industry it aims to disrupt: Dentistry.
  • If its meant to be just used as just a currency: Take a look at the circulating supply and look at the amount that is in cold storage or set to be released/burned. Most cryptos are deflationary so think about how the float schedule will change over time and how this will affect price.
Once you have a model you like set up, you can compare cryptos against each other and most importantly it will require that you build a mental framework within your own mind on why somebody would want to own this coin other than to sell it to another greater fool for a higher price. Modeling out a valuation will lead you to think long term and think about the inherent value, rather than price action.
Once you go through this 3-step methodology, you'll have a pretty good confidence level for making your decision and can comfortably sit back and not panic if some temporary short term condition leads to a price decrease. This is how "smart money" does it.
Think about your portfolio allocation
You should think first in broad terms how you allocate between "safe" and "speculative" cryptos.
For new investors its best to keep a substantial portion in what would be considered largecap safe cryptos, primarily BTC, ETH, LTC. I personally consider XMR to be safe as well. A good starting point is to have between 50-70% of your portfolio in these safe cryptocurrencies. As you become more confident and informed you can move your allocation into speculative small caps.
You should also think in terms of segments and how much of your total portfolio is in each segment:
  • Core holdings - BTC, Ethereum, LTC...etc
  • Platform segment - Ethereum, NEO, Ark...etc
  • Privacy segment - Monero, Zcash, PivX..etc
  • Finance/Bank settlement segment - Ripple, Stellar...etc
  • Enterprise Blockchain solutions segment -VeChain, Walton, WABI...etc
  • Promising/Innovative Tech segment - Raiblocks, IOTA, Cardano...etc
You should also think about where we are in the cycle, as now given so much uncertaintly its probably best to stay heavily in core holdings and pick up a few coins within a segment you understand well. If you don't understand how enterprise solutions work or how the value chain is built through corporations, don't invest in the enteprise blockchain solutions segment. If you are a technie who loves the technology behind Cardano or IOTA, invest in that segment.
Think of your "circle of competence"
This is actually a term Buffet came up with, it refers to your body of knowledge that allows you to evaluate an investment. Think about what you know best and consider investing in those type of coins. If you don't know anything about how supply chains functions, how can you competently judge whether VeChain or WaltonChain will achieve adoption?
This where your portfolio allocation also comes into play. You should diversify but really shouldn't be in much more than around 12 cryptos, because you simply don't have enough competency to accurately access the risk across every segment and for every type of crypto you come across. If you had over 20 different cryptos in your portfolio you should probably think about consolidating to a few sectors you understand well.
Continually educate yourself about the technology and markets
If you aren't already doing it: Read a bit each day about cryptocurrencies. There are decent Youtubers that talk about the market side of crypto, just avoid those that hype specific coins and look for more sceptical ones like CryptoInvestor. If you don't understand how the technology works and what the benefits of a blockchain are or how POS/POW works or what a DAG is or how mining actually works, learn first. If you don't care about the technology or find reading about it tedious, you shouldn't invest in this space at all.

Summing it up

I predicted a few days ago that we would have a major correction in 2018 specifically in the altcoins that saw massive gains in Decemebeearly January, and it seems we've already had a pretty big one. I don't think we'll have a complete meltdown like some are predicting, but some more pain may be incoming.
Basically take this time to think about how you can improve your investment style and strategy. Make a commitment to value things rather than chasing FOMO, and take your time to make a decision. Long term investment will grant you much more returns as will a systematic approach.
Take care and have fun investing :)
Edit March 2018: Lol looking back I'm regretting starting the title with "Why we won't have a long term bear market" now, I was more karma whoring with that catchy title than anything. We recovered up to 11K from this post, but then crashed again hard later in February-March because of a slew of reasons from Tether subpeona to unforseen regulatory issues.
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