Topic Archives: Bitcoin (BTC)

Apparently, Teeka’s “The Super Halving” event refers to a complete stop in new supply of Bitcoin that according to Teeka will happen this year instead of the originally intended year 2140 (120 years from now!). He claims that there will be 6 small altcoins that will see a price increase that will be much higher […]

So… what’s happenin’ this week? I’m still wrapping my head around whether or not I’m interested in building a position in Coinbase (COIN) (or Voyager (VYGR.CX, VYGVF), or other brokerage/exchange companies in the cryptocurrency space), so I’ve been curious to watch the shares of COIN slowly drift down as Bitcoin prices fall from their highs. […]

This is only the second time I’ve looked into a teaser pitch for Frank Curzio’s Crypto Intelligence newsletter since it was first launched — the timing for that launch was pretty rough, the newsletter started promoting itself in the first half of 2018, when bitcoin was crashing off its first bubblicious peak and everyone was […]

I’ve gotten a bunch of questions about Teeka Tiwari’s “Trump Tower” teaser pitch recently, so although the ad is actually very old now (it’s still got a January 29, 2020 date under the signature) I thought I’d re-share our solution. It is still circulating heavily, and it’s an ad for Palm Beach’s “entry level” newsletter […]

I don’t know what’s going to happen to interest rates, taxes, GDP growth or the stock market, all of which are intertwined, but right now the sentiment expressed by the market seems still to be vaccine-driven optimism about economic recovery from the pandemic, which implies that the renewed push to speed up vaccinations will lead […]

Folks: I’ve been reading Kuppy’s AdventruesInCapitalism for years and he recently posted two article you may want to read if you are interested in Bitcoin or any of the Alt Coins – https://adventuresincapitalism.com/2020/07/28/my-favorite-ponzi-scheme/ https://adventuresincapitalism.com/2020/11/16/my-favorite-ponzi-scheme-part-ii/ While I’m not sure if I think Bitcoin is a “Ponzi Scheme” I do think his arguments that Bitcoin has a […]

Jason Stutman is peddling his Technology & Opportunity letter ($99/yr) with a new tease about blockchain, so I thought it would be good to take a look at that after we sniffed around in Paul Mampilly’s (older) blockchain tease yesterday. The spiel is all about an “arms race” in bitcoin mining that will be spurred […]

Hi everyone Seems there is a lot of talk around Bitcoin again. Bearing in mind the blockchain conference in May do you think there is a possibility of picking up again? Thanks! Mario

Hi everyone Seems there is a lot of talk around Bitcoin again. Bearing in mind the blockchain conference in May do you think there is a possibility of picking up again? Thanks! Mario

There’s no more cyclical stock than a semiconductor stock, and we’re seeing the whipsaw slash through that market now as trade sentiment weakens and pundits begin to see some weakness in the economy, particularly in the employment numbers, and the Federal Reserve fuels that uncertainty by essentially promising a rate cut in their attempt to […]

Thanks so much to the new folks who’ve joined us as Irregulars this week — we’re midway through our annual charitable membership drive, and it’s looking pretty good… I’m hoping we can get our totals up to last year’s numbers, and we’re almost halfway there with a donation pile of close to $6,000 now. That’s […]

I haven’t written about a blockchain, bitcoin or cryptocurrency teaser pitch for a while, so when the questions started piling up about the “Banker’s Coin” being teased by Barry Cohen in ads for his new Crypto Intelligence newsletter with Curzio Research, well, I thought I should at least try to get some answers for you. […]

We’ve got a big new cryptocurrency-related pitch to look at for you today, and since it’s from Ray Blanco at Agora’s Breakthrough Technology Alert, one of the most heavily-marketed newsletters around, you’ll probably see the ad soon if you haven’t already. It’s all about what Ray Blanco calls “The Stockchain” … which is basically the […]

Pretty much every publisher has jumped on the cryptocurrency bandwagon, and this latest one shouldn’t come as much of a surprise… Jim Rickards has styled himself as a currency guru, with his “Currency Wars Alert” and plenty of pitches about the impending demise of the dollar or other major currency moves in recent years, and […]

This is the headline that got a lot of readers’ attention: “WARNING: Do not put a penny into any cryptocurrency until you read this urgent message.” It’s part of an ad for Louis Navellier’s Blue Chip Growth, and he goes on… “If you want to make a fortune in the red-hot cryptocurrency markets, there’s only […]

This is shaping up to be “bitcoin week” here at Stock Gumshoe — I wrote a bit more about my (befuddled and pessimistic) opinion about bitcoin itself late last week, and we got things rolling on Monday with David Gardner’s “bitcoin backdoor” stock… … and today, we move on to Jeff Brown at Bonner and […]

“An entirely new digital currency will hit the net on August 28 “It will rapidly replace ALL current “crypto-currencies”… and then ring the funeral bell for the mighty U.S. dollar “Profits on this new currency are completely uncapped (unlike Bitcoin)… and based on past modeling, I predict they’ll be 1,000 times higher than we’ve ever […]

Quite a few eagle-eyed Gumshoe readers forwarded the latest ad from Dr. David Eifrig to us over the weekend — he’s pitching his Retirement Millionaire newsletter, which is an “entry level” offering from Stansberry that includes money-saving retirement tips and health tips as well as investment ideas. It tends to not be an aggressive or […]

I have written a letter to the CEO / Chairman of AIG advising them how they could get out of the SIFI Status with FED Oversight. I said that Bershire Hathaway started with a holding company to hold GEICO. It through off tremendous cash to buy other companies. Why can’t AIG do the same. Create […]

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    Thanks for your thoughts, again. Yes, i saw that video IK did and was surprised he favored ETH so much more than BTC. ...

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    Teeka was suggesting that major players will purchase all the supply of Bitcoins from the miners. I may be mistaken, but...

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    I’m sure they’ll pop up on YouTube eventually, I’m s very small investor so I can’t be going out throwing tho...

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    Not quite Levi, he said miners will not be selling their BTC anymore now that they can get finances elsewhere now that ...

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    The picks (1st batch): BTC, CMPS, CSTL, CURI, DCBO, GSHD, LOB, OM, UPST and WD.... can anyone who actually have the serv...

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    Yeah I can only assume it's based on their belief in the ability to rise. As I posted above, there's nothing in their li...

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    Most of them are way below $6B so maybe just a soft-cap reference point for viewers. I think the 12X they mentioned was ...

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    This is a very good read for those of you interested in Bitcoin & blockchain. https://www.forbes.com/sites/peterizzo...

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    I’ve not been big into crypto. I put a small amount into BTC back when it was around $5k, was excited it almost hit $1...

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    Hello Marissa, Here is a good write up by Goldman Sachs. Explains the number of impacted households, the stocks they f...

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    Thanks Travis.... I read and listened to there report and had several questions. Everything was like a doomsday and act ...

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    Travis, you mentioned the ballpark 3% figure for your portfolio in crypto-related investments. I am now "accidentally" ...

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    other than ETH and BTC, what cryptos would be a safe store of value that isn't tied to the dollar (stablecoin)? I have y...

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    It's not about BTC vs Gold it is how you get gold and how you get BTC.If you invest in BTC through the ETF's and others ...

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    Novogratz is a Bitcoin pioneer. Because of an article I read about him in the New Yorker (after I heard him on a Tim Fer...

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    Travis, would you argue that these crypto stocks are basically just Bitcoin @ a premium? ie., if you buy these stocks, y...

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    Have a friend who swears by the old Gods and the new that Galaxy DIgital is going to $120+ as bitcoin climbs, as 50%+ of...

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    There is nothing inviable in BTC, the bitcoin blockchain has been running 24/7… 365 days a year… for more than a dec...

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    Interesting. Bitcoin has reached a critical mass by now and to me it's not any riskier than 100x stocks. However, be aw...

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    Those not making any money in crypto all say the same thing. Ray Dalio says the government may stop Americans from owni...

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    Do your research. Bitcoin cash has the same 21 million limit as Bitcoin....

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    One advantage of Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash is that both are limited to 21 million and the production ends, which is being...

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    Yes, and yes. Cash is dying, as has been the case for decades. The pandemic hastened the death of cash, so most of t...

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    Cyber security in public companies is more problematic than many think. A friend of mine works at a large Canadian bank ...

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    I'm thinking its not so much the crypto currency itself but more of a work around to buy stock in a private company. I ...

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    On selling crypto, I just hold it. It’s impossibly to trade in and out and know when to do that — although I may try...

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    Well, woke up and looking at some numbers. Bitcoin hitting all-time highs this weekend and is over $60k. Glad I moved so...

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    Do you have PU? If not, get it. There is a “science” to taking profits. I don’t have time for figuring that stu...

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    No, those are trusts that try to be a way to buy bitcoin or ethereum indirectly through a brokerage account, kind of lik...

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    The absolute Best Bitcoin Mining Company that I have invested in since Thanksgiving of 2020 is (RIOT)! It has outperform...

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    I think the costs of self-directed IRAs are pretty ugly, and there have been so many scams in that area (particularly wi...

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    I purchased Voyager at $4.29 and up 256% to date. I also transferred my crypto to the platform. It is easy to use, int...

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    Much more like Coinbase, a broker to facilitate cryptocurrency trading in exchange for fees. GBTC is just a trust that ...

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    When you buy BTC on Robinhood, you don't owe Bitcoin. You just trading it's price. I wouldn't recommend anyone to "buy" ...

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    No, I’ve never looked into that — sorry. I don’t think of any of the coins as having an intrinsic value or a ratio...

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    I purchased INVU a bitcoin miner, I'm surprised not much action even though they reported mining 83 bitcoin last month...

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    I have purchased Bitcoin on CoinBase and Robinhood. Robinhood is free and allows limit orders; however, I have heard it ...

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    I own many stocks in the cryptocurrency space. I do own Voyager. However, I think the best way to play this space is t...

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    I like to invest in internet royalties...

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    ICCC is still near its entry point. If you don’t have a position.., look at the growth projections they are putting ou...

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    Gold's (inflation-adjusted) value peaked way back in Feb 1980 at $2200/oz, about 29% higher than today's inflation-adjus...

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    Nice write up Travis as always. I am very glad that at the start of my stock market investing journey (almost a year ago...

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    ARKK has some GBTC(Grayscale trust for bitcoin) ETHE(Grayscale trust for Ethereum). Beware of their new one for lite co...

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    They are talking about the Id's that are currently being used in Asia and other countries and that the USA will soon sta...

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    These days, all the newsletters I get info from operate the same way. Probably because they are all owned by the same gr...

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    Okay folks, everyone is likely taking it in the shorts today. Don't let your emotions take over. Fight the urges you may...

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    People are free to love or bash crypto all they want. For me, I’m loving it! It’s so fun! I’m making money. I n...

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    Hi Travis, I'm a newer subscriber and wanted to share with you how much I enjoy your coverage of the markets and your mo...

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    I won't say Teeka knows nothing about cryptos, but one should keep in mind what he's really doing, which is selling his ...

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    I have not sold any crypto in the last week, I sold about a third of my holdings in Bitcoin and ethereum over the past m...

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    I’ve not seen his prediction. The devaluation of the dollar has always been a concern to me. When I had these huge ...

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    @elk82070 Thank you so much for your perspective. My husband and I are retired and I am very interested in the crypto ma...

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    You can pay horrible amounts of money to try ans learn something about crypto. IMHU the more you pay the more you will ...

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    As I said above, I think it’s reasonable to hedge currencies with both Bitcoin and gold... but if it’s stability of ...

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    In 2014 I wanted to get in bitcoin when it was $400.00 but I didn't understand it with the wallet and get a ledger and k...

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    Hi Travis: Regarding Bitcoin, what is your opinion on the impending IPO for CoinBase?...

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    Hi Travis, I purchased the Purpose Bitcoin ETF (BTCC) to get some exposure to Bitcoin and to be able to keep it in my...

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    I have currently opened a small position in bitcoin with coinbase. Like others I read where coinbase was one of the sa...

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    Hi Trade208, Sorry for your losses at Coinbank. Before reading your 2-17-21 report I invested a small amount in Bitcoin...

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    Oh on coinbase you are extermely limited on which tokens you can buy. Bitcoin, Ethereum, Chainlink(LINK) and The Gra...

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    Saw that and wondered if it was something as simple as Nvidia, which is set to benefit from all 4 of those mega trends, ...

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    Saw that and wondered if it was something as simple as Nvidia. Nvidia is set to benefit from all of those trends: 5G, a...

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    Thanks Travis, great read as usual. Just on your last point about diversification, do you think you should also diversi...

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    Bitcoin is their crypto rec?...

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    I fear, today’s variables are greatly magnified by the questionable fallout from the ongoing pandemic. The future of t...

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    I have no idea what's going to happen with that, but with cryptocurrencies I'd be more comfortable just buying the token...

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    Travis, and also the many supporters of this Website! I bought (RIOT) 2 days before Thanksgiving and I am thrilled with ...

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    As much fun as this chat board is, I think you miss the Mampilly affect if you don’t subscribe to a service. I’d su...

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    I don't own Voyager, but do own MicroStrategy, who similarly have a large percentage of their balance sheet in bitcoin. ...

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    Silvergate Capital? Yes, they're really enjoying the resurgent price of bitcoin....

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    Dear Travis, Since March of 2020, I changed my investment strategy only limited to SPACs and Bitcoin. SPACS idea I hav...

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    Funny how I hit the NAIL ON THE HEAD, ELON MUSK OPENS PAYMENT FORMS TO BITCOIN! WHEN IS ELON GOING TO OPEN THE DAMN DO...

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    TESLA PUTS 1.5 BLION IN BITCOIN / SKYROCKETING NOW, SEEMS TO BE RISING FASTER THAN ONE OF ELON MUSK’S ROCKETS! FUNNY ...

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    Just read an interesting article about "Dave Bitcoin" a couple days ago. Him and his partner have proprietary software t...

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    Haven’t looked at the qualitative stuff, but at 940x sales this is a massive bet that their future will be not just hu...

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    I hope it works out. Bitcoin is certainly wildly more volatile, as you've seen... MicroStrategy scares the hell out of ...

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    BTW, just got a REPLAY, DENTed, saying 30 year US TREASURY Bonds, hold em for two/three years while THE BUBBLE BURSTS! ...

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    Dear Travis, I think investing in Bitcoin is much better than Gold IMHO, like I said it before I piggyback with the bi...

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    In my opinion, (RIOT) is the very Best way to invest in the Bitcoin worldwide phenomenon . And Yes, I have several hundr...

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    Reminds me of an error I made in the beginning of the Bitcoin frenzy. I was putting in a limit order on some penny stock...

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    Read Research Affiliates Bitcoin: Magic Internet Money Alex Pickard, CFA Vice President, Research...

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    There is a 100% loss potential in every stock and every cryptocurrency, just to be clear. Bitcoin and other ...

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    Bitcoin seems to be the hot bizz word for financial letters right now. What I can't sort out is the best idea to invest ...

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    Zippidy I have just found this thread. Very useful thanks for the info. I am relatively new into crypto and have kept i...

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    I thought this may be helpful to people. Michael Saylors interview with Stansberry Research. Michael is the CEO of M...

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    Porter Stansberry is the Patron Saint of circus barking in the newsletter industry. He has been. Calling for a HUGE melt...

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    On the coin trust , when I listened to his weekly updates, it seems like he is planning to sell out of them and is (alr...

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    Risky business: Some companies are investing their cash balances in Bitcoin. It depends on the way you feel about Bitcoi...

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    Just a wild guess, but it may be etherium or bitcoin. This is a quote from the bitcoin exchange guide. "As 5G communic...

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    Open account on Coinbase or Gemini. ALT is not a ticker, it is short for "alternative" (to bitcoin). Most of the coi...

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    I bought into Bitcoin on Robinhood. I am clueless to all this. What’s the thing about wallets???? Help please...

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    Bitcoin got to love it-240 million locked in a wallet with 10 chances to open with the code-8 gone-2 left -no open 240 m...

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    Biggest concern now seems to be ECB, out of fear. Note 'Christine Lagarde' is probably not the most reliable and should...

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    Your analysis is very well thought out, and certainly your bitcoin targets are within the ranges I have seen. Many anal...

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    I tend to hold through the dips.. During the halving I did the buy/sell/buy/sell and made about 0.5 Bitcoin [even afte...

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    I absolutely love Polkadot(DOT) it is a entire ecosystem. Kusama(KSM) is the other chain nearly identical to Polkadot ...

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    Before today - there was a pullback in Bitcoin price that cause crypto related companies' prices to drop. From today's...

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