POLYMATH (POLY) - Bridging the old with the new

Polymath (POLY) is a protocol to facilitate the primary issuance and to restrict the secondary trading of blockchain security tokens. Polymath uses a blockchain-based protocol that provides a suite of tools to coordinate and incentivize participants to collaborate and launch financial products on the blockchain. By creating a standard token protocol which embeds defined requirements into the tokens themselves, these tokens can only be purchased and traded among verified participants.

A take-away lesson from the Sientra trade. Secondary Offerings / Private Placements = Sell

We all have this tendency to get emotionally attached to a company. I mean this is your baby! You’ve read all about them, you know every little detail about the company inside out, the little free time you have, you’re always checking stocktwits and reading people’s comments. You’re liking the ones that say positive things and usually end their comments with “BULLISH”, and you know what the company is on a fire recently! Analyst after analyst is increasing your stocks price targets and there is nothing in the world that anyone can say to you about your baby (your stock). You know what? Things are going so well, you’re going to double down with more shares and buy some long-term options on this stock, because there is nothing that is going to stop this locomotive. When you think that nothing could possibly happen, you get the news that the company has done a secondary offering.

ICON (ICX) - Hyperconnecting Korea

ICON is one of the first blockchain companies to attempt to interlink various other blockchain projects, something that they describe as “hyperconnectivity”. It can act as a platform for building of decentralized apps (dApps) and smart contracts, however, it is also built to interlink all currently existing independent blockchain networks in a single information highway. The ICON Project is not simply a connection of blockchain nodes, but a deep study or an investigation of community-to-community connectivity. ICON started with the mission to create a protocol, or cryptocurrency, to be actively utilized in the real world within and between actual communities.

ZILLIQA (ZIL): Blockchain’s solution to scalability

One of the criticisms you may have heard about cryptocurrencies is that there is an inverse relationship between the speed of transactions and use. Transaction speeds tend to decrease as more people are using the network. For example, the transaction speeds of Bitcoin is 7/s, Ethereum is 20/s, and Ripple is 1500/s. These speeds fall severely short in comparison to their payment processing in centralized operators such as VISA or MasterCard, which are capable of thousands of transactions per second. The challenge associated with the scalability of are deeply rooted in the design of the consensus and network protocols. Zilliqa has the solution. 

 

QUANTSTAMP (QSP): Industry Standard of Security-Auditing Protocol for Smart Contracts

The past year has seen an impressive growth in the blockchain community which has resulted in emergence of various crypto-companies. Although, there has been a lot of progress made in the past few years there is still a lot concern from investors regarding security measures taken to protect their investments. Quantstamp is taking steps to help alleviate some of these concerns. 

If you own any cryptocurrency, you should sell now.

I have been feeling uneasy for the past few days looking at the crypto-market. I rarely like to sell when markets are going red, in fact it is a great time to buy. Why wouldn't you want to buy something at a discount price right? However, I believe the discount will get much much better in the next coming week or so. This is not an attempt to spread fear, I am going to explain as why it would be smart to just wait on the sidelines for a few weeks or so before jumping back in.

Psychology of RED

You can teach anyone how to read a chart, how to look at the fundamentals of a company, and even give you a decent evaluation of that company. Learning to trade is one thing, but the psychology of trading is a completely different beast. The psychological aspect of trading is one of the prominent reasons as though why I love the stock market. If you are the self-reflective type you can learn a lot about yourself and others. It is best to ask yourself questions such as why do you sell for a loss when you know that your research is sound, even if you may have jumped in at the wrong time, or why did you buy the stock at the wrong time? Was it because you ended up chasing? or did you think you had found the bottom? As part of the education section of the blog I am going to discuss some of the psychological aspects that play a role in our trading mentality.