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The North American Bitcoin Conference Is A Platform From Which CLOUT Could Take Off

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Thousands of companies applied to sponsor and subsequently set up a booth and what will almost certainly prove to be one of the biggest, if not the biggest, bitcoin and blockchain events of the year – the North American Bitcoin Conference Miami Beach, set to take place January 18 & 19, 2018.

Against a backdrop of all-time high interest in the potential of blockchain technology to change the way the world works, attendance is expected to reach similarly all-time high levels and – likely for the first time – the crowd of attendees won’t just be crypto enthusiasts.

This is a mainstream space now.

It’s no surprise, then, that the above mentioned large number of companies wanted to set up and have the opportunity to show the world what they are each working on and where their respective offerings fit into the global economy. For those with strong offerings, the upcoming Bitcoin Conference could be a game changer.

One company that managed to beat out the competition and now has a chance to use the conference a platform from which to take off is CLOUT.

Some readers might already be familiar with the guy who founded CLOUT – Sean Kirtz. For anyone that’s not, he’s the guy behind Bitcoin Day Traders, a leading social cryptocurrency enthusiast community, and it was his experience as part of this community that led him to found CLOUT. Basically, members wanted reliable, regular and usable knowledge relating to the blockchain and cryptocurrency spaces – but they couldn’t find it.

From a media perspective, the space was so fragmented, or certain outlets had conflicts of interest that led to bias, that any information that was available couldn’t be relied upon to (at that time) make solid trading decisions.

For Kirtz and his community, CLOUT was the answer.

The platform is currently being developed having just sold out an ICO presale and it’s designed as a network across which users can create, share and publish content relating to the cryptocurrency and blockchain spaces.

And here’s the smart bit – the platform is set up to incentivize and reward quality and reliability using a proprietary token called CLC. Users can reward others in CLC if they think that a bit of content is good and also receive CLC for sharing quality content.

This means that, without the input of a third party (which might have a vested interest in a particular piece of content, for example), the quality information rises to the top of the pile organically, based on the wisdom of the crowd.

It’s a great idea and it’s one that some of the industry’s biggest names are putting their weight behind – Toni Lane Casserly of Cointelegraph fame and Henry Wang, Founder and President of International Blockchain Application Federation (IBAF), to name just two of many instantly recognizable pioneers in this space.

So the event takes place mid-January and things will move pretty fast once Miami shuts its doors and the CLOUT booth packs away. The company’s tokens will list on big-hitter exchange HitBTC on February 1, followed closely by Coinbene, a leading Asian exchange, on February 15.

If all runs smoothly and, with a team like the one behind CLOUT, there’s no reason to suggest anything otherwise, especially given the recent successful funding, the company will launch a public Beta of the CLOUT platform on March 31, 2018.

Bottom line is this: The Miami conference is going to be an inflection point for many of the companies in attendance and that’s why the demand to have a presence there was so strong. CLOUT is one of a handful of companies that made the cut and there’s a good chance that this is just the beginning of an extended period of growth for both the company and its platform.

We’re going to be watching this one closely.

For a sneak-peak of what to expect, and a platform demo, take a look at CLOUT’s website here.

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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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