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Interview with Sicarious on Trading, Part 1
Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by a special guest, Sicarious. Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast. You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, on Google Play, on Stitcher, on YouTube and via RSS. The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying. I've always loved following Sicarious -- whose first name is actually Jack. Jack is far from a one-trick trader. He mixes fundamental investments, "hot" sector investments, and active swing trading. He's been involved in the cryptocurrency trading world for several years and there is a great deal we can learn from his story and knowledge. We discussed market history, the last bitcoin bear market and how he approached it, trading psychology, how he timed the big run-up in 2017, and much more. Be sure to follow @sicarious on Twitter. Ledger Status links and information Ledger Status Learn is launching really soon, which will offer educational material, community, and more My free Telegram channel where I distribute charts and analysis that's a little more in depth than Twitter Follow @ledgerstatus on Twitter Partner: Delta Delta is the app I personally use to track my bitcoin, altcoin, and even ICO investments — for multiple portfolios. It's available on desktop and mobile, supports 70+ exchanges, and is the best portfolio tracker there is. Get Delta For Free Delta just released the new version of their app, which you can read about on their Medium. It's great, with new viewing options, and a portfolio sharing feature. Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount
Pricing alt coins relative to bitcoin versus relative to the dollar
Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast. You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, on Google Play, on YouTube and via RSS. The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying. In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and I talk about pricing alt coins relative to the dollar versus relative to bitcoin. This is a common question amongst new investors, and getting your head around pricing an alt coin versus bitcoin can be a challenge. Many investors say they don't believe in charting versus the dollar at all. While I believe it's important to relate profits relative to bitcoin, USD charts can be valuable. In this episode, we talk about this in depth, and I'll also attempt to describe it here, including some visuals. In addition to discussing pricing in bitcoin versus the dollar, we also discuss general portfolio strategies, when to be in alts versus bitcoin, and when we decide to go to fiat (cash). We also answer some listener questions. Thinking about gains in terms of bitcoin When you buy bitcoin for some price -- say $10,000 -- if it doubles in price, it's very clear what you made. Buying alt coins is more dynamic. When you buy another coin, it is less clear, if your goal is to make more bitcoin. Why would your goal be to make more bitcoin? Well, if you could just hold bitcoin and do nothing, and make more USD than trading alts, why would you trade alts? So, if you trade an alt, there are two possible benefits: Diversity in your portfolio (maybe flawed) To make more bitcoin The reason investing in other coins for the purpose of diversification may often be flawed is simple: bitcoin going down makes everything go down relative to the dollar, usually. However, trading in alt coins can still allow you to make more bitcoin when bitcoin is either down or (preferably) sideways. Trading alt coins rather than holding bitcoin has potential failures: Alt coin can not keep pace of growth with bitcoin (go down versus bitcoin) It takes attention, time, and energy (it's stressful) You don't get bitcoin fork "dividends", if not holding bitcoin, which has been valued at something like 30% this year You pay fees for trading You may be liable for taxes due to trade activity triggering tax events So you have a lot of potential downfalls trading alt coins. However, trading alts is the most potentially lucrative way to increase your bitcoin, and therefore also your dollar balance of your portfolio. An example trade to make more bitcoin Let's say you bought Litecoin for $25, and it was equivalent to .01 bitcoin at the time. If you sell it for $50, you made 100%, but what if it's still only .01 bitcoin? Or what if it is now less than that? You now have less relative-to-bitcoin value even though you doubled your money. If that same dollar amount was just in bitcoin, you would have more dollars and you never had to make a trade. It is also possible to buy Litecoin for $100 and it be cheaper than when it was $50. So, if you bought Litecoin recently, it was as low as .00561, yet was $96 at the time. It is so much cheaper relative to bitcoin because in the time that Litecoin had doubled, Bitcoin had nearly gone 5x in value. Taking advantage of market cycles You can see in the picture above that Litecoin has been its current bitcoin relative price several times this year, yet it's at an all time high versus the dollar. So even though it seems you have have done well, you've only broken even versus bitcoin for much of the year. So, it's always important to know what both your bitcoin relative price is, and your USD price is. The way to take advantage of this Litecoin trade would have been to buy it when it was in the .01 range and sell it in the .02 range. It made that swing six or seven times in 2017, and could've been exploited to gain more bitcoin -- which would allow you to both increase your bitcoin and then of course your dollar value. Trading relative to bitcoin (if successful), you are able to take advantage of these market cycles relative to bitcoin. Of course every alt has these cycles, and they make look different. Another we discussed in the show was Monero, due to its very clear cycles. Again in this example, as you can see with the btc relative chart with the orange channel, you could swing trade the market cycles to gain more bitcoin. Not all coins look like this -- Ethereum shows another pattern that's common, where after a massive run, it spent months consolidating versus the dollar, and because Bitcoin was doing very well, it was losing value versus Bitcoin quickly. In this Ethereum example, the beginning of June was the last time you wanted to hold it, because Bitcoin performed better going forward while Ethereum consolidates versus the dollar. USD indicators for impulsion One of the most useful ways I've found to use dollar charts is to discover pending opportunities for impulsion. The Ethereum example above is a perfectly fine example. In this scenario, you wouldn't want to hold it during that consolidation period versus the dollar. But as the ascending triangle is nearing an end, it's getting close to a decision point to leave consolidation and make a larger move against bitcoin. Because an ascending triangle is a classically bullish chart pattern, the bet to make would be to own Ethereum either before it breaks out to get the full move, or to buy the breakout. The time frame gearing up to the large move is preparing for an impulsive moment in the chart. Using dollar charts in this way can help us predict when a coin may outpace bitcoin, and allow us to make more bitcoin. This applies to just about any coin in my experience. Another favorite example of mine is Siacoin recently. In the Siacoin US dollar chart, the two circles were potential moments of impulsion: the first an exit from the Ichimoku Cloud, and the second as a breach of the prior all time high. These look much different on the bitcoin chart. On the bitcoin chart, the first timeframe looked like a mega bottom. It's a very different story from the dollar version, which had already shown significant recovery. The dollar chart, in my mind, provided a hint toward further recovery, showing signs of bullishness. Yet in crypto, these bottomed out views often look "bullish" to traders for market cycle reasons, while technically they are highly bearish. The second circle in the bitcoin chart looks much like the first example in the dollar chart: sign of a promising recovery. Yet by this time with the dollar chart, Sia was in fact making a new all time high. But you can see it has a way to go versus bitcoin to achieve an all time high -- because since Siacoin last made an all time high relative to bitcoin, bitcoin's price had increased drastically -- making it even more difficult for Siacoin to outpace it. High velocity bitcoin and alt coin vs bitcoin correlation There is a common joke in crypto that when bitcoin pumps, alt coins dump, and when bitcoin dumps, alt coins dump. This has often been true, making the joke more painful for your typical alt coin trader. I relate this to the velocity of bitcoin price action. I broadly believe alt coin price is inversely correlated to bitcoin velocity more than bitcoin price -- and many other people do too; I didn't invent this, but I've tried to verbalize it my own way. At times when bitcoin is mostly sideways, or less volatile, it's possible for alts to outpace bitcoin because trader's are more likely to take money out of bitcoin and send it to alt coins. When bitcoin is moving very fast, it will be very difficult for alt coins to keep up. Though there are some magical times when bitcoin and alts have both pumped together -- but it has historically included massive influxes of new money distributing to both bitcoin and the rest of the crypto ecosystem. Portfolio management, margin trading, and more Josh and I talked about much more in the podcast, especially relating to portfolio strategies, but also margin trading concepts and more. I hope you enjoyed the podcast, as well as the descriptions of our primary topic here. Listener Questions Which time frames do we use and why? What do we think about Qtum's recent price action? Why is the 6-hour chart catching Ichimoku signals so well lately for bitcoin? When charting trendlines, do you use the candle body or wick as the boundary? Ask us a question Every episode, we'll try to answer one or two audience questions. If you ever have one, just tweet at us or fill out the contact form. Coin of the week Josh: Siacoin. Brian: Strat. Find Josh and Brian elsewhere Josh's articles on Brave New Coin (must read material) Josh's YouTube channel (His Ichimoku series and Indicator series are especially great) Josh on Twitter @carpenoctom Brian on Twitter @ledgerstatus Interested in sponsoring? We'd love to talk to interested parties about sponsorship opportunities. We are open to suggestions, but are not seeking deals that include promos for ICOs, etc. But if you do something interesting in the space and want to chat, contact us. Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount
Bakkt is like ETF foreplay
Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast. Ledger Cast is brought to you in partnership with Brave New Coin. You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, YouTube and via RSS. The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying. In this episode, Josh and I talk about Asian ponzis, Bakkt, other news, and plenty about price. We primarily discussed Bitcoin, Ethereum, Tezos, Litecoin, EOS, XRP. Here's the episode: Other links Bakkt cleared to launch Josh's Ox post Josh's XRP post $3 billion ponzi https://twitter.com/DoveyWan/status/1161688325616361477?s=20 Find Josh and Brian elsewhere Josh's articles on Brave New Coin Josh's YouTube channel Josh on Twitter @carpenoctom Brian on Twitter @ledgerstatus Ledger Status Learn course Partner: Brave New Coin Brave New Coin offers institutional grade crypto market data, tracking 1500+ digital & cryptographic assets from 250+ exchanges 24/7/365. They have excellent market analysis, news, data, and tools for traders. Check out Brave New Coin and subscribe to their newsletter. Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount
Futures trading and inside Bitstamp, with Miha Grčar
Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast. You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, YouTube and via RSS. The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying. In this episode of Ledger Cast, I talk to Bitstamp's Head of Business Development, Miha Grcar. Miha has been in crypto since 2012, and was employee #3 at Bitstamp. Today, he runs Business Development there, which often means managing their banking relationships. I talk to Miha about many topics, both relative to Bitstamp and his own trading, which is primarily in legacy market futures products. Early days of Bitstamp Scaling exchanges during Bitcoin bubbles Institutions and retail in crypto Challenges facing exchanges: banking, support, etc Trading legacy markets: forex, commodities, and equities Challenges trading, and Miha's trading style I had a lot of fun on this call. I've been chatting with him (primarily about legacy markets) for the better part of a year, and I asked him to come on to discuss his own trading story. We got the bonus of being able to discuss his role at Bitstamp and long history in Bitcoin as well. Find Miha and Brian elsewhere Bitstamp: a reputable crypto exchange and fiat gateway Miha's Twitter, which is brand new but he tells me he's ready to do it. Miha was on Josh's exchange panel at Magical Crypto Con, which was great Brian on Twitter @ledgerstatus Join Ledger Status Learn Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount
Burn rekt tokens to gain a voice in crypto -- with DestroyerDAO
Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and today I'm joined by the creator of DestroyerDAO. You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, YouTube and via RSS. The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying. In this episode of Ledger Cast, I talk to the creators of DestroyerDAO -- an ambitious project aimed at destroying "shitcoins" with... a shitcoin. If you're not familiar with DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations) or Proof of Burn, then we dig into these concepts, as well as how they intend to use this project to better the broader crypto community. Links and notes DestroyerDAO website @DestroyerDAO on Twitter Counterparty Proof-of-Burn blog post We talk about the merits of Proof of Burn, DAOs, and potential for DestroyerDAO. It seems like they are looking for traction based off of the meme around burning "shitcoins" but really have a larger aim in helping legitimate projects. I'm really interested for several reasons. For one, to see if a DAO can work. Second, to see if it can establish the desired incentives to encourage people to actually burn tokens from one project in receipt of DestroyerDAO tokens -- when the only stated purpose of those tokens is to have a say in the community. I enjoyed this conversation and think you may too. Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount
The Bitcoin Cash Coinbase fiasco
Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast. You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, on Google Play, on YouTube and via RSS. In this episode we go into the fiasco that was Coinbase adding Bitcoin Cash, the way it went down, the accusations being made, and what we think more generally about what will happen now. We also inevitably discuss Bitcoin Cash more broadly and how we feel about it. The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying. News items of the week Bitcoin Cash on Coinbase / Gdax Initial announcement Our thoughts on how it was handled Accusations of insider trading Our thoughts on regulatory bodies stepping in and threats of that Is this some kind of war? Charlie Lee dumped his Litecoin on us (says he donated it). Zero Hedge is claiming a rumor that it was for a Facebook deal -- his Litecoin bag must be massive. Other fiat on-ramps that exist and FDIC considerations for that Gdax's digital asset framework Gdax support document on Bitcoin Cash. Coinbase's misleading roadmap. Roger Ver thinks insider trading is fine. Twitter Moment on potential CME consequences. https://twitter.com/Andrea_Dispe/status/943330470552485888?s=09 https://twitter.com/coinbase/status/943270201058922496 https://twitter.com/coinbase/status/941792580940988416 There was a lot of other chatter around this event, but this is a start. We also discuss the price action of the listing, after closing, and otherwise. Find Josh and Brian elsewhere Josh's articles on Brave New Coin (must read material) Josh's YouTube channel Josh on Twitter @carpenoctom Brian on Twitter @ledgerstatus Interested in sponsoring? We'd love to talk to interested parties about sponsorship opportunities. We are open to suggestions, but are not seeking deals that include promos for ICOs, etc. But if you do something interesting in the space and want to chat, contact us. Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount
Peter McCormack of What Bitcoin Did
Peter and I talk about his podcast, his insights on the industry, and more. Check out whatbitcoindid.com and @whatbitcoindid on Twitter. Also, Ledger Status Learn is live! You can still sign up at https://ledgerstatus.com/learn
Interview with Sicarious on Trading, Part 2
Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by a special guest, Sicarious. Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast. You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, on Google Play, on Stitcher, on YouTube and via RSS. The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying. This is Part 2 of our interview with Sicarious -- whose first name is actually Jack. Jack is far from a one-trick trader. He mixes fundamental investments, "hot" sector investments, and active swing trading. He's been involved in the cryptocurrency trading world for several years and there is a great deal we can learn from his story and knowledge. In this episode we discuss more of the current market environment and how Jack is approaching it, mixed with his experience of past markets. Be sure to follow @sicarious on Twitter. Ledger Status links and information Ledger Status Learn is launching really soon, which will offer educational material, community, and more My free Telegram channel where I distribute charts and analysis that's a little more in depth than Twitter Follow @ledgerstatus on Twitter Partner: Delta Delta is the app I personally use to track my bitcoin, altcoin, and even ICO investments — for multiple portfolios. It's available on desktop and mobile, supports 70+ exchanges, and is the best portfolio tracker there is. Get Delta For Free Delta just released the new version of their app, which you can read about on their Medium. It's great, with new viewing options, and a portfolio sharing feature. Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount
Managing all crypto price data, with Clay Collins of Nomics
Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by a special guest, Clay Collins, the CEO of Nomics. You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, on Google Play, on Stitcher, on YouTube and via RSS. The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying. Clay Collins is the CEO of Nomics, a company he's building to be the data layer for crypto. They currently maintain an API will historical and real time price data on thousands of crypto projects from dozens of markets, going back to their inception. The Nomics API is in use on their own website, nomics.com, which is essentially designed as a competitor to Coin Market Cap. I have been chatting with Clay about being a user of their API and have been really impressed with the API (including all that they offer for free) and what his goals are for this project. I asked him to come on to discuss Nomics, but also more. He hosts a podcast called Flippening that is well worth listening to. It is a great podcast and well produced. They recently did a three part series on security tokens that is a must listen. Clay has been an entrepreneur for a long time, and already grew one startup into a a profitable and successful mid-size business --in Lead Pages. I believe that he has a good voice for the crypto ecosystem and that you'll enjoy hearing this interview. Be sure to follow @nomicsfinance and @claycollins on Twitter. Links from the show Nomics The Nomics API Flippening podcast Ledger Status links and information Ledger Status Learn is launching really soon, which will offer educational material, community, and more My free Telegram channel where I distribute charts and analysis that's a little more in depth than Twitter Follow @ledgerstatus on Twitter Partner: Delta Delta is the app I personally use to track my bitcoin, altcoin, and even ICO investments — for multiple portfolios. It’s available on desktop and mobile, supports 70+ exchanges, and is the best portfolio tracker there is. Get Delta For Free The latest version of Delta includes order books! It's the most requested feature they get and they are hear for more than a dozen exchanges. Check it out! Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount
Trading alt coins with Nik Patel
Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by a special guest, Nik Patel, aka CoinTraderNik. You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, on Google Play, on Stitcher, on YouTube and via RSS. The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying. Nik has a fascinating story to tell of trading crypto starting with just a couple hundred dollars, not once but twice. He has participated in the crypto markets of 2014-2016 and again in 2017-2018 with a break in the middle. Both times he started with very little and turned it into real money. He's even written a book that's part personal story and part guide to navigating the land of alt coins. He approaches markets differently than a lot of technical traders and I think you'll enjoy hearing his stories, and reading his book. Check out Nik's website and buy the book off Amazon in either hard copy or for Kindle. Be sure to follow @cointradernik on Twitter. Ledger Status links and information Ledger Status Learn is launching really soon, which will offer educational material, community, and more My free Telegram channel where I distribute charts and analysis that's a little more in depth than Twitter Follow @ledgerstatus on Twitter Partner: The Ocean This episode is brought to you by The Ocean. Pre-register for wallet-to-wallet ERC20 trading on The Ocean's platform. Your tokens are always your tokens, meaning less risk, no counterparties, and lower fees. I'm looking forward to using a DEX -- and maintaining my own token custody -- that is launching with liquidity partners from the outset. Register for their free token airdrop now. They are launching to MainNet on August 15th (an extended timeframe now with double the rewards tokens). Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount
Investing in ICOs and other cryptocurrency projects, with Derek Waltchack
Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by a special co-host, Derek Waltchack. Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast. You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, on Google Play, on Stitcher, on YouTube and via RSS. The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying. In this episode of Ledger Cast, I talk to Derek about the landscape for investing in ICOs as an accredited investor, as well as investing in the broader cryptocurrency ecosystem, the regulatory uncertainties for the space, and more. Derek is a partner at Shannon Waltchack -- a full service commercial real estate and property management firm in Birmingham, Alabama. We discuss how his experience in real estate helps him view this market, and even dig into his ideal blockchain-based disruption for his own industry. Derek and I are actually going to be interviewing some project teams together, and I think it will be valuable given his experience as an investor and mine more from the trading side. So this is like an introductory interview for the Ledger Cast audience. I've really come to admire the way Derek approaches this industry, and I think you will enjoy his insights as well. Ledger Status links and information Ledger Status Learn is launching really soon, which will offer educational material, community, and more My free Telegram channel where I distribute charts and analysis that's a little more in depth than Twitter Follow @ledgerstatus on Twitter Interested in sponsoring? We'd love to talk to interested parties about sponsorship opportunities. We are open to suggestions, but are not seeking deals that include promos for ICOs, etc. But if you do something interesting in the space and want to chat, contact us. Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount
Trend identification in cryptocurrency trading analysis
Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast. You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, on Google Play, on Stitcher, on YouTube and via RSS. The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying. In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and I discuss the news of the week as well as concepts behind trend analysis. You can also watch via screencast, and see the charts and other information as we look at them. https://youtu.be/uSxHvpVIKow News and topics of the week Bitfinex adds 7 coins to their platform (2:00) Ethfinex and other decentralized exchanges (6:00) Ethfinex founder on the ICO Alert podcast Stripe ending bitcoin support (12:00) Blockstream Lightning Charge (16:30) 50 Cent is crypto rich (24:00) Weiss ratings for crypto (25:00) Conspiracy theory on CME closing and shorting bitcoin (28:00) Josh's article on fundamentals (30:00) Primary topic (32:00) Technical topic and analysis: trend identification and mean reversion How Josh and I use to identify trends, the tools we use, patterns we look at, and more. The idea of mean reversion (back to various moving averages) Other links Josh's trading tips and tricks (this is ridiculously good) Brian is working on creating learning materials for traders: fill this out if interested. Ask us a question Every episode, we'll try to answer one or two audience questions. If you ever have one, just tweet at us or fill out the contact form. Find Josh and Brian elsewhere Josh's articles on Brave New Coin (must read material) Josh's YouTube channel (His Ichimoku series and Indicator series are especially great) Josh on Twitter @carpenoctom Brian on Twitter @ledgerstatus Interested in sponsoring? We'd love to talk to interested parties about sponsorship opportunities. We are open to suggestions, but are not seeking deals that include promos for ICOs, etc. But if you do something interesting in the space and want to chat, contact us. Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount
Bitcoin consolidation and state of the market
Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast. You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, on Google Play, on YouTube and via RSS. The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying. In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and I talk about the current state of the bitcoin market, including the recent correction, and where we think it's going from here. We also discuss news of the week that helped spur the largest part of the dump, and other stuff we are considering during this time. Both Josh and I believe that the bitcoin market has found a relative bottom in the low $9,000s. Based on historical corrections, it has been along the same percentage, a little over 50%, as past corrections that ranged from 30% to 60% while maintaining the bull market. Also, the 141 day moving average -- which Josh found arbitrarily on the bitcoin growth curve, was touched similarly to past corrections. And you can also see how price has been using the 50/100/200 moving averages for support and resistance. And the overview the market using the Ichimoku Cloud system with doubled settings, including an intraday edge-to-edge move, and break below the cloud. That has led into a long legged doji candle that is a potential sign of reversal. In the low timeframes, you can further see a steep correction that's leading into a possible Adam & Eve doubled bottom, or may not leave the horizontal channel -- it's hard to tell yet. I've combined this with Fibonacci retracement levels to show possible areas of support and resistance. We discuss the bitcoin price action in addition to several other things. News of the week Bitconnect rekt (and Trevon James' sad YouTube channel) Polo hacking fears (unwarranted and brief) South Korea fud -- well explained on Coin Talk Show, which Brian was also a guest on PBOC further crackdown fud CNBC says tethers hot new crypto Primary topic: State of the market, bitcoin trends Thing to expect in early 2018: Rootstock launch to bring smart contracts to Bitcoin (discussed on the podcast a couple week ago) Lightning network releases to make payments faster. Blockstream released Lightning Charge as an early test. Hashrate increases lately as Josh showed in his Brave New Coin article New mining rig technology will ship this spring Mimblewimble privacy features for Bitcoin Other links Bitcoin forks for United Bitcoin and Bitcoin Private Reuters take on the South Korea stuff Josh's video with a market update Josh's trading tips and tricks (this is ridiculously good) Coin of the week: Josh: Bitcoin! Brian: Bancor (BNT) -- because I like the chart setup after the dump. It maintained above the doubled daily cloud and the 200 day EMA, in a nice uptrend. Ask us a question Every episode, we'll try to answer one or two audience questions. If you ever have one, just tweet at us or fill out the contact form.   Find Josh and Brian elsewhere Josh's articles on Brave New Coin (must read material) Josh's YouTube channel (His Ichimoku series and Indicator series are especially great) Josh on Twitter @carpenoctom Brian on Twitter @ledgerstatus Interested in sponsoring? We'd love to talk to interested parties about sponsorship opportunities. We are open to suggestions, but are not seeking deals that include promos for ICOs, etc. But if you do something interesting in the space and want to chat, contact us. Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount
Circle got Polonirekt
Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast. Ledger Cast is brought to you in partnership with Brave New Coin.You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, YouTube and via RSS.The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.In this episode, Josh and I cover the news and dig into price discussion, including some promising moves from select alt coins, despite Bitcoin's lagging action.Here's the episode:Links and Notes Poloniex "spins out" of Circle Fidelity offering crypto custody services BNB burn Forex writer blames Bitcoin's dump on child porn bust The G7 does not like crypto Breez wallet Zap walletFind Josh and Brian elsewhere Josh's articles on Brave New Coin Josh's YouTube channel Josh on Twitter @carpenoctom Brian on Twitter @ledgerstatus Ledger Status Learn coursePartner: Brave New CoinBrave New Coin offers institutional grade crypto market data, tracking 1500+ digital & cryptographic assets from 250+ exchanges 24/7/365. They have excellent market analysis, news, data, and tools for traders. Check out Brave New Coin and subscribe to their newsletter.Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount
$5k by May Moku? Talking crypto with CarpeNoctom
Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast. You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, YouTube and via RSS. The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying. In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and I discuss our experiences trading in late 2018 and into 2019. We also talk about the news of the moment around Lightning and other stuff. Links and notes I was on Coin Talk with Aaron Lammer to talk about Hxro. What Grinds My Gears podcast Tippin Me -- the hot new thing for tipping with Lightning. Blue Wallet, which we've both toyed with. Here are some of the charts we discussed: https://ledgerstatus.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Screen-Shot-2019-02-21-at-3.12.16-PM.png https://ledgerstatus.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Screen-Shot-2019-02-21-at-3.12.28-PM.png https://ledgerstatus.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Screen-Shot-2019-02-21-at-3.12.39-PM.png Find Josh and Brian elsewhere Josh's articles on Brave New Coin Josh's YouTube channel Josh on Twitter @carpenoctom Brian on Twitter @ledgerstatus Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount
Is the bottom in? What to do now, with Aaron Lammer of Coin Talk
Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by a special guest, Aaron Lammer, the co-host of Coin Talk, one of my favorite podcasts. You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, on Google Play, on Stitcher, on YouTube and via RSS. The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying. Aaron and I had an information discussion about the recent bitcoin price breakdown, and how to approach it as a retail trader that doesn't look at this stuff all day. Coin Talk podcast home Laura Shin interview with Monero maintainer Fluffy Pony Ledger Status links and information Ledger Status Learn is launching really soon, which will offer educational material, community, and more Follow @ledgerstatus on Twitter Partner: The Ocean This episode is brought to you by The Ocean. They just launched wallet-to-wallet ERC20 trading on The Ocean’s platform. Your tokens are always your tokens, meaning less risk, no counterparties, and lower fees. Try it! Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount
Taxing cryptocurrency trading, with Jordan Bass
Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast. We're joined today by Jordan Bass of Taxing Cryptocurrency. You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, YouTube and via RSS. The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying. In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and I talk to Jordan about many of the common, and some uncommon, issues folks face when working through tax issues as crypto traders. Links and notes Jordan's website @TaxingCrypto on Twitter Bitcoin Tax Coin Tracking We talk about self reporting vs exchange reporting, LIFO vs FIFO, 1031s and how that's changed, what transactions really are, calculating and deferring losses vs gains, margin trading, trading places you're not supposed to be able to, and much more. Find Josh and Brian elsewhere Josh's articles on Brave New Coin Josh's YouTube channel Josh on Twitter @carpenoctom Brian on Twitter @ledgerstatus Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount
Ethereum's hard hard fork
Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast. Ledger Cast is brought to you in partnership with Brave New Coin.You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, YouTube and via RSS.The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.In this episode, Josh and I cover some happenings over the last couple of weeks and price action to note.TopicsEthereum 2.0 and hard forkRekt by North KoreaGBTC popular (schwab)No Digital Dollar “in next 5 years”Polo fully shilling for Tron/Sun — Digibyte dramaCo-CEO Sean Neville “leaves” CircleBakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler nominated to US SenateBakkt volumeBitfinex getting into lightning through wallet integration (not usable for trading yet it seems)Binance doing zero-fee staking for TezosBad WSJ bitcoin articleHex is a scamFind Josh and Brian elsewhereJosh's articles on Brave New CoinJosh's YouTube channelJosh on Twitter @carpenoctomBrian on Twitter @ledgerstatusPartner: Brave New CoinBrave New Coin offers institutional grade crypto market data, tracking 1500+ digital & cryptographic assets from 250+ exchanges 24/7/365. They have excellent market analysis, news, data, and tools for traders. Check out Brave New Coin and subscribe to their newsletter.Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount
There's a lot of Ethereum to sell
Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast. Ledger Cast is brought to you in partnership with Brave New Coin. You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, YouTube and via RSS. The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying. In this episode, Josh and I talk about some technical indicators, including Pivots, fibs, and pitchforks. We discuss them in terms of setting targets for Bitcoin in particular. We spend a good amount of time talking about how Bitcoin fits into the land of legacy markets. We talk about Ethereum's price and use cases (or lackthereof), the Chinese Ponzi selling lots of ETH, and more. Other links Legacy market mess... China new tarrifs, Fed comments, Trump amping trade wars. Josh's ETH post Pivots explainer https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1164935614246072320   Find Josh and Brian elsewhere Josh's articles on Brave New Coin Josh's YouTube channel Josh on Twitter @carpenoctom Brian on Twitter @ledgerstatus Ledger Status Learn course Partner: Brave New Coin Brave New Coin offers institutional grade crypto market data, tracking 1500+ digital & cryptographic assets from 250+ exchanges 24/7/365. They have excellent market analysis, news, data, and tools for traders. Check out Brave New Coin and subscribe to their newsletter. Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount
Building a gaming empire by blending art and crypto — with Coin Artist
Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast. Ledger Cast is brought to you in partnership with Brave New Coin. You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, YouTube and via RSS. The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying. In this episode, I talk to Marguerite deCourcelle -- known online mostly as Coin Artist -- the CEO and founder of Blockade Games. Blockade Games is behind Neon District, Plasma Bears, and Pineapple Arcade. Neon District is their flagship game -- a blockchain-based RPG that with a multi-phased release. Before we get to all things Blockade, I talk to Marguerite about her art, and crypto puzzles, where she has gotten a lot of attention. Her most popular piece, TORCHED H34R7S, is up now for auction both as an NFT (non-fungible token) and a physical painting. The puzzle was solved in 2018, with a price of 5 bitcoin. [caption id="attachment_2686" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The puzzle painting worth 5 bitcoin[/caption] A great Vice article digs more into the story of the person who solved the puzzle after three years. Marguerite went on to do a lot of work in the Blockchain ecosystem around marketing and community, before starting Blockade Games. There is so much opportunity with the games she's building, you need to listen to all of it. Links from the show Neon District Blockade Games Auction on Open Seas Plasma Bears Pineapple Arcade Techstars demo pitch Block Cities Crypto Voxels Coin Artist on Twitter Find Josh and Brian elsewhere Josh's articles on Brave New Coin Josh's YouTube channel Josh on Twitter @carpenoctom Brian on Twitter @ledgerstatus Ledger Status Learn course Partner: Brave New Coin Brave New Coin offers institutional grade crypto market data, tracking 1500+ digital & cryptographic assets from 250+ exchanges 24/7/365. They have excellent market analysis, news, data, and tools for traders. Check out Brave New Coin and subscribe to their newsletter. Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount
The appeal to institutional crypto investors, with Seed CX's Edward Woodford
Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast. Ledger Cast is brought to you in partnership with Brave New Coin. You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, YouTube and via RSS. The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying. In this episode, I talk to Edward Woodford, the CEO and co-founder of Seed CX. Seed CX is a platform for institutional investors to trade crypto, with up around 3x margin. We discuss the challenges building a product for institutions, for acquiring proper licensing in the United States, and a bunch of stuff around building a quality exchange business and trading experience. SeedCX interests me for a couple reasons. For one, collateral is very flexible and can be in bitcoin or multiple forms of fiat. Secondarily, taker fees are only 8 basis fees and maker fees are 0. Thirdly, there is a nightly settlement process so each customer has their own wallets, while trading is on their centralized platform. I enjoyed this chat with Edward, learning how they have built things, and the challenges they face -- particularly the competition with more "cowboy" exchanges. Thanks to our new sitewide partner, Brave New Coin. BNC is well aligned with my goals for Ledger Status, offering excellent market commentary, data, and other products that benefit crypto traders and investors. Here's the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/q6dgA4A15RU Other links Seed CX website Edward on the Futures Radio Show Edward on Crypto Street Find Josh and Brian elsewhere Josh's articles on Brave New Coin Josh's YouTube channel Josh on Twitter @carpenoctom Brian on Twitter @ledgerstatus Ledger Status Learn course Partner: Brave New Coin Brave New Coin offers institutional grade crypto market data, tracking 1500+ digital & cryptographic assets from 250+ exchanges 24/7/365. They have excellent market analysis, news, data, and tools for traders. Check out Brave New Coin and subscribe to their newsletter. Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount
Bearish on Binance, and Libra hot takes
I talk to Aaron Lammer, my friend from the Coin Talk Show, and we discuss the crushing of alt coins, my relative bearishness on Binance, and dive deep into random Libra takes.
Tulips FM crossover: Is Volatility Back?
I'm doing a podcast with some friends that's a more round-table podcast than Ledger Cast. I hope you'll check it out at Tulips.fm. It's also about all markets, not just crypto. But we certainly talk about crypto too.
The Ocean: A New Wave of DEX Focused on Liquidity
Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by a specialguest, John Piotrowski. Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast. You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, on Google Play, on Stitcher, on YouTube and via RSS. The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying. We have discussed DEXs (decentralized exchanges) many times on this show, and in this episode I'm happy to have a guest on who is building one. John Piotrowski is the CEO of The Ocean -- a decentralized exchange that's near launch, which they've built as a relayer on top of the 0x protocol. I went far deeper with John than I anticipated I would. We dug into what makes a dex a dex, and how they are approaching the ecosystem differently than other participants. For one, they are a hybrid model with off-chain order books. John believes deeply in the importance of deep liquidity on a proper order book system. His past is working at Goldman Sachs and elsewhere, directly with their trading operations. He's aiming to bring institutional level liquidity to The Ocean, something that others have not been able to do. By taking token custodianship out of the equation, but also embracing KYC/AML and other regulatory matters, they believe it gives them an edge in this emerging market. The Ocean does have a token element, but it will be a free airdop with a rewards-only model for early adopters. There's no ICO, and even their VC investors do not have a token allocation as part of the investment. And YouTube https://youtu.be/_V9b3eeKZXI   Links from the show The Ocean Their blog Token information and distribution stuff Republic Protocol Idex (the top DEX today) Airswap and Bancor -- no orderbook, but high liquidity trading Ledger Status links and information Ledger Status Learn is launching really soon, which will offer educational material, community, and more My free Telegram channel where I distribute charts and analysis that's a little more in depth than Twitter Follow @ledgerstatus on Twitter Partner: Delta Delta is the app I personally use to track my bitcoin, altcoin, and even ICO investments — for multiple portfolios. It's available on desktop and mobile, supports 70+ exchanges, and is the best portfolio tracker there is. Get Delta For Free Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount
Bringing crypto to the world, with Everest founder Bob Reid
Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by a special guest, Bob Reid, the co-founder and CEO of Everest. You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, on Google Play, on Stitcher, on YouTube and via RSS. The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying. Bob Reid is the former GM of BitTorrent and he's been involved in crypto for quite some time as well. He's now undertaking a highly ambitious project with Everest -- an all encompassing crypto project that includes micro-payments, record keeping, micro finance, identification, and more. As you'll hear in the interview, I call it EverID. They have since rebranded to Everest since it's beyond the ID scope. It's a multi token model that has what I believe to be a unique approach for garnering adoption. And YouTube: Be sure to follow @everestdotorg on Twitter. Links from the show Everest Ledger Status links and information Ledger Status Learn is launching really soon, which will offer educational material, community, and more My free Telegram channel where I distribute charts and analysis that's a little more in depth than Twitter Follow @ledgerstatus on Twitter Partner: The Ocean This episode is brought to you by The Ocean. They just launched wallet-to-wallet ERC20 trading on The Ocean’s platform. Your tokens are always your tokens, meaning less risk, no counterparties, and lower fees. I’ve been testing their DEX — and maintaining my own token custody — that has liquidity partners from the outset. Try it! Also, their airdrop is still on! Go sign up now for tokens. Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount
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Started
Dec 6th, 2017
Latest Episode
Nov 16th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
63
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About 1 hour
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