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Bitcoin Ethereum Roundup: Bitcoin Deja Vu

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As we start Monday, September 17th, it certainly feels like deja vu for me. We keep seeing the same Bitcoin price of 6100 to 6500 that we have seen all year. This is where Bitcoin has spent the majority of 2018. While some are disappointed, I look at as a positive. Bitcoin has been able to retain value and a floor looks to have been established. The shorts had the opportunity to push the price down when Ethereum was under $180 and Bitcoin held its own. Furthermore, talking to guys on the OTC desks and the feedback that I am getting is that there are a lot of shorts covering around the 6100 level and many buyers come out of the woodwork.

Looking at the Daily Chart (I post the BitMex price because that’s where I trade to take advantage of leverage opportunities) and you will see the wedge getting tighter. We are going to see a breakout one way or another. While I think it will be to the upside, we cannot rule out the downside, especially when I look at the 4-hour chart.

My only concern right now is time. If you look at the 4-hour chart, we’ve been hovering near resistance of 6500 for quite a while. We’ve had 2 momentary selloffs where the stops were run. Lows of 6350 and 6330 came into play. What I am looking at on the downside is the 6100 double bottom on the 4-hour chart. If we take the 6100 out, the downside can get pretty aggressive and we might see fresh lows for the year.

Ethereum

Ethereum has had a nice bounce off the lows and has run into resistance at 230. At the time of this writing, Ethereum is trading at 215. As long as we hold above 200, we should be alright. The market consolidating above 200 is a positive and believe we have seen the lows. I could be wrong, but I have wagered accordingly and I’m long Ethereum.

As you can see from the 4-hour chart above, the market is straddling the 220 level in much the same way that Bitcoin is straddling the 6500 level. The market is consolidating and there is a lack of momentum from the bulls or the bears to press prices.

When there is a lack of momentum, I call this the neutral zone. If one doesn’t already have a position, best off staying on the sidelines. Let the market find it’s direction and then jump on it.

Bottom line

I just want to stress that no one truly knows where crypto prices are heading. Price predictions are just hot air and noise. Ignore it! Focus on the market and the price. While I am do believe the lows are in and we are above those lows, that doesn’t mean I will be correct. The market can turn on a dime and we could be plunging. If that happens, I will be stopped out and look to possibly go short or I will wait and look to buy at lower prices. I have to watch the market and that will determine my next moves. Right now, I am long but nervous. Stops are in place. Trade accordingly.

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Cryptocurrency Collateralized Debt Positions Are Growing in Popularity

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While Bitcoin (BTC) continues to hover around the magical 10,000 price level, altcoins continue to fight an uphill battle.  Simply put, hopes of a future bull run continue to diminish as Bitcoin maintains its dominance.  One school of thought is that a few altcoins will survive and flourish, but which ones are anyone’s guess.  That being said, it’s hard to go wrong picking against the top coins like Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS.  These projects have managed to find a foothold in the market and have a better chance than most of staying there.  While traders wait for their positions to increase in value, one opportunity that may be worth looking at is initiating a collateralized debt position.

What is a Cryptocurrency CDP?

In traditional terms, a CDP is essentially putting up collateral in order to receive a loan against the deposited amount.  There are several examples of this in our day to day lives.  Auto title loans from large companies like TitleMax are extremely popular with consumers.  Consumers are essentially able to use their car as collateral in exchange for a cash payment which can then be used for whatever needs the consumer has.  The consumer can continue using their car as long as debt payments are made.

The same concept applies to cryptocurrency CDPs.  Consumers are able to put up crypto tokens, such as…

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Hodium Presents a Compelling Opportunity for Outsized Investment Returns

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I’m sure all of us remember the cryptocurrency glory days of 2017 and early 2018.  It was one of the biggest bull runs in history and created incredibly wealth for quite a few early entrants.  Unfortunately, for most of us, those gains have most likely been wiped out during the altcoin apocalypse.  The truth is that traders probably thought a bit too highly of their trading abilities when the reality was that anyone could have thrown a dart at a board and ended up making money.

As markets mature (and the crypto market is definitely maturing) it becomes more and more difficult to generate alpha.  In that regard, it’s similar to traditional financial markets.  I can remember trading during my high school days.  It was the late 90s and right in the middle of the dot.com boom.  Eventually, however, the euphoria fades away and reality hits hard.  Now, it’s become rather difficult to actually trade profitably which has given way to the rise of hedge funds.

Hedge funds are investment funds that pool capital from accredited and/or institutional investors and invest in a variety of assets, often with extremely complex portfolio-construction and risk management techniques.  The professionals employed by hedge funds are the best of the best and have spent years honing their craft.  That is why they’re able to make the millions of dollars that they normally…

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Behold The Cryptopreneurs – Overcoming The Obstacles Facing The Blockchain Industry

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Integrating blockchain technology is fast becoming a necessity for enterprise ventures and small or large businesses, but with a growing number of choices in the tech revolution, it’s difficult to pick a direction without feeling overwhelmed or taken advantage of. This is where BEHOLD THE CRYPTOPRENEURS comes in.

Private keys, the myth of anonymity, and the battle against anarchist ideology are only a few of the difficult challenges faced by businesses that want to incorporate blockchain into their culture. Author Dennis H. Lewis guides the reader through those challenges and helps them discover the true potential of investing in this new economic paradigm.

Every business has pain points that must be overcome in order to branch out and thrive in an ever-changing commercial environment. Blockchain has real world solutions and cryptopreneurs are not limited to the cryptocurrencies they invest in but rather how they seize economic and technological opportunities to make it work for them.

Innovation, trust, and solutions can differentiate your business from all the noise, but without a solid marketing plan, a cryptopreneur can have the best idea and never get far. Remember: a million great ideas times zero market presence equals zero success.

Investors want to know there is public interest and enthusiasm in a project before they commit any money to it. As a cryptopreneur, you are tasked with generating that interest from the…

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