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No Day Trading here, this section is about HODLING. We check coins and tokens for the long run, are looking for good entry points for promising projects. We just buy, hodl and forget it for some time.

7Up! Seven Buy-Before-Fork-Coins

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This article is for educational purposes only. We are no financial advisors. Do not make investment decisions based on this informations. The information provided from Smart Options is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered legal or financial advice. You should consult with a financial advisor or other professional to find out what may be best for your individual needs and risk tolerance. Please do your own research and never let anyone trade your account for you. We do not support or advertise Fund Management in any kind of manner. We solely review signal providers, their work/analysis/provided education. Please read this disclaimer and leave the website if you disagree with it.

There is much hope out there, that the volume is flushing back into the alts after the hard fork is officially finished on 25th of October and the folks have received their oh-so-great Bitcoin Gold. We already stated our six sexy coins we are going to invest in (or did already as the price targets were hit) before the forkdate. The discount in alt-mart is somewhat teasing, so we extended the list to seven more coins in this post. We want to hold this coins, before the money hopefully comes back and revives the altcoin market. We have carefully chosen 7 very promising coins / tokens, that are rock solid and might come back up to were they have been or even higher. We setup a live portfolio on coincompare, so you can watch the show and the amount of growth we have been able to achieve post BTG fork.  In this portfolio we have thrown $100 at each of the items, you find the link at the end of this post.

Let’s see how our selection will turn out! Keep Reading

No Moon, No Lambo, Just Hodl – The Psychologicial Anatomy of Shitcoin Trading

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Lately been on Facebook? Telegram? Reddit? No? Any other social media platform? Surely you are subscribed to a discussion group on any platform to satisfy your needs for juicy crypto infos.
People heard more and more about other people that made some decent money fast with cryptos and want to get in, which is no wonder – they want their part of the cake. So far so understandable, however what happens in social media is no fun anymore, it is dumb.

Technical analysis (TA) is very close to a gamble, when it comes to low volume coins. One has to understand that technical analysis relies on volume and liquidity of the markets, furthermore it reflects often the algorithms of the big institutional traders like banks or big hedgefonds – and last but not least the emotions and sentiments of the traders. That works for FX, but do that on dead shitcoins and you are going to be burned. But also coins with volume in crypto trading rely onto emotional behaviour to a a high level and are therefore hard to predict, maybe a bit like your girlfriend when she gets emotional. You know her, yeah, but the reactions tend to be differently from what you expected.

Look, this coin floored since days, consolidated very deep – it MUST breakout!!!One!11!!!

Yes, likely to break out south, though – as the rest of it is rare holders recognized they have some capital bound onto a dead fish and want to get at least something out. This is also one reason why it is dumb to say HODL on each and every coin. “I have 10k dodgecoins, what shall I do?” Reply: “HODL!!!!” – Heck, no – you should not HODL a dead coin, this makes no sense.  Let’s be honest, it often happens like this:

Facebook Group participant Fred :

$ASScoin is going to moooooooon sooooooon. Very good whitepaper, I read all the details, great team with many *vic -ending names, fantastic tech, so complicated I don’t even understand what it is about. Hop on, this is gonna be a $10 coin easily in a few month. #lambo #moon #hodl

Newbies are reading it, desperate wannabe-overnight-rich action takers are reading it and a fraction of them will comment it – many will just buy silently, not doing any research at all. Why taking the effort, Fred has it already done and vouched for it. Hey, he has 1k facebook friends, can’t be wrong at all. Despite the low volume of the coin and the many groups Fred has posted this, they generated a little spike on $ASScoin. Some recognize what’s going on and sell of again quickly, feeling dumb, but ok, just a few dollars in fees and a bit of rate loss. Others though are still waiting for $ASScoin to skyrocket, having $50 in it, the order form of the lambo dealer is pre-filled already – but nothing happens. Now all these people sitting in reddit, forums, facebook and telegram groups seeing an other follower of Fred asking

Hey, whatcha all think will $ASScoin moon soon?

The question hits the 30 others, that bought $ASScoin as well, some maybe with more significant money, some might have thrown the kid’s college money or their pension on it.

YES, just HODL, HODL FOR YA DEAR LIFE, MOON soooooooon, then lambo for everyone. HOOOODDDLLLLLLLLL I am all in! CAN’T go wrong!!!!!1111!!!!!!!! It is only a loss if you sell at a loss!!!!11!11ONE!! It is at discount rate right now!!!!! I am selling my wife, the kids and my kidney to buy morreeeeee!

Seeing this kind of dedication, the newbies just don’t want to be the noob that sells at a loss and holds tightly. Even throws some extra packs on it, but waits and waits and waits. No moon, no lambo, just hodl. The thing the newbie has fallen for, was the dream, the emotion of another one. Everyone can publish everything in the internet. There are many reasons why you will find wrong informations within cryptoverse:

  • Newbies, that want to appear as Pro seeking to get attention
  • Wrong TA (Technical Analysis) applied
  • Correct TA applied to no volume charts, bad price action
  • People actually trying to convince themself, that their decision to hold is the correct one. Sellers are weak hands, only hodlers are right, generally speaking
  • Paid advertizers posting to groups to push ICOs
  • People want to push their held shit coins
  • People spreading myths / beliefs that they just overtook from someone else
  • Pump and Dumps

It is all about the strategy you use and not to fall for experienced traders, exploiting low volumes for pump and dump actions. First at all we need to have a differentiated look at what you do with your money. Decide if you want to invest or if you want to do day trading.

Investing

You do your research on projects, allocate a defined percentage of your funds to the project and buy tokens for it. First think of how many projects you will be able to follow in the long run. Subscribe to their social media channels, their website rss, their github. Let’s say you think you will be able to follow 5 projects, so you split your total amount of funds by 5 and use each portion for one project you want to invest in, by buying their tokens.

Before you buy anything you want to do your research, a basic overview can be achieved by asking these questions:  1. Which problem does this project solve? And has it realistic chances to do so? 2. How is the realisition of it, is there something done already like an existing MVP? 3. How is the github activity? 4. How is the team? 5. Is there an actual use for the token itself? You can go along with the very detailed and good methodology of Cryptohydra. Then you put a % of your allocated money into it and simply forget about the price of the coin, just follow the news of the project to check if it is doing any good. Alternatively, if you want some more action, you can create a portfolio and check the price development. Once you see a 100% increase you could withdraw 50% and leave the rest in your wallet. These 50% can be used for new projects you like to invest in. So you diversify more and more over time. Diversification is key if you want to grow your account hands-free. Theoretically speaking, you spread your money over promising projects and hope that some of them skyrocket, compensating the loss on others with profits.

Trading

If you want to do day trading on coins / tokens, you want to be extra careful. Technical analysis might help on coins with volume like  or , but will give you rarely reliable informations on $ASScoin.  Be prepared for a long and painful road, if you want to learn it. However, it is advisable to learn some basics like support & resistance to find good entry points for investing (like in the prior paragraph) to optimize the outcome. If you want to take a deeper look into daytrading Coinigy could be a first step into learning it.

Some words I found on Bitcointalk. Obviously I don’t agree in every case with it, but I found it entertaining enough to share:

I type d that tyitle twice because I knew it was wrong the first time.  Still wrong.  w/e.  GF’s out at a lesbian bar, BTC crashing WHY AM I HOLDING? I’LL TELL YOU WHY.  It’s because I’m a bad trader and I KNOW I’M A BAD TRADER.  Yeah you good traders can spot the highs and the lows pit pat piffy wing wong wang just like that and make a millino bucks sure no problem bro.  Likewise the weak hands are like OH NO IT’S GOING DOWN I’M GONNA SELL he he he and then they’re like OH GOD MY ASSHOLE when the SMART traders who KNOW WHAT THE FUCK THEY’RE DOING buy back in but you know what?  I’m not part of that group.  When the traders buy back in I’m already part of the market capital so GUESS WHO YOU’RE CHEATING day traders NOT ME~!  Those taunt threads saying “OHH YOU SHOULD HAVE SOLD” YEAH NO SHIT.  NO SHIT I SHOULD HAVE SOLD.  I SHOULD HAVE SOLD MOMENTS BEFORE EVERY SELL AND BOUGHT MOMENTS BEFORE EVERY BUY BUT YOU KNOW WHAT NOT EVERYBODY IS AS COOL AS YOU.  You only sell in a bear market if you are a good day trader or an illusioned noob.  The people inbetween hold.  In a zero-sum game such as this, traders can only take your money if you sell.

Halo vs Cobinhood – Who’s David and who Goliath?

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This article is for educational purposes only. We are no financial advisors. Do not make investment decisions based on this informations. The information provided from Smart Options is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered legal or financial advice. You should consult with a financial advisor or other professional to find out what may be best for your individual needs and risk tolerance. Please do your own research and never let anyone trade your account for you. We do not support or advertise Fund Management in any kind of manner. We solely review signal providers, their work/analysis/provided education. Please read this disclaimer and leave the website if you disagree with it.

Two ICOs – two new exchanges: COBINHOOD and HALOPLATFORM.

The landscape of exchanges for crypto enthusiasts is a sad one. Security breaches (e.g. Litebit.eu), non existing support (bitfinex, bittrex, et al.), ugly interfaces, nerdy interfaces, premium fees to pay. Those exchanges give the impression that they only wish to milk the cow. They literally do not offer a state-of-the-art experience when it comes to their platforms (look at COSS and have a healthy belly laugh). But who is it that listens to the complaints and desires of the crypto community? We think we have found in our belief a few contenders set to dominate this space, each with an intrinsically different ecosystem, one vs the other: HALOPLATFORM and COBINHOOD to name two of them. They both are currently running ICOs and have something to offer for sure, but which one to invest in? With your participation in one of these ICOs, you give a vote of confidence as you invest in their technological vision, thus you are contributing to the very future of the Cryptosphere. One of them seems to plow a huge amount of their budget into what seems is marketing, towards which should have its caps filled quickly, the other one seems to invest into its platform succinctly to deliver a really strong, feature-rich product and prays for word-of-mouth. Who is who? In comparison you will learn this by the end of this article.  Let’s us take a deep breath and narrow it down as we look at them both. First things first, here are the opponents:

Introducing HALOPLATFORM

Welcome to the Ultimate Cryptocurrency Platform…
Halo Platform is the Most Comprehensive Cryptocurrency Platform Supported by Halo Coin and the Halo Network.
Powerful, enterprise level solutions fused with next generation trading tools and widgets make Halo Platform the #1 choice for a fully customizable trading hub with the flexibility to handle all your day-to-day trading and more. Our customizable UI allows you to change out which widgets you want to make it exactly what you need. Traders need a solid exchange where trading lag is a thing of the past. Track your positions, get SMS alerts, check annualized ROI from holding, track off-chain assets in your balance, and view your portfolio position in BTC and other base currencies like USD or AUD. Halo has it all and grows with the needs of the market.

HALOPLATFORM is so much more than a simple exchange – it is a whole cryptocurrency ecosystem and leaves no room for wishes. HALO will become the command center of every professional cryptocurrency trader / investor. Cryptos are still in it’s infancy, this is why so many companies with poorly designed products can succeed. HALO with it’s breathtaking offering has the goal to drive the cryptoverse to a whole new level, especially its analysis tools will help novice traders and investors alike to get their stuff organized in order and to keep an comprehensive detailed overview. There are many fields to be disrupted by HALO and the exchange seemingly is just one of them.

Supported coins / tokens: To many to list here, to be determined they are aiming for 100-150 of the top market coins plus whatever the community requests
Supported fiat currencies: USD/EUR/JPY/KRW/CNY/HKD/CAD/GBP/AUD/NTD/RMB/AUS
ICO: HALO ICO
Whitepaper: https://www.haloplatform.tech/assets/Halo-Whitepaper.pdf *UPDATED 10/24/17*

Introducing Cobinhood

COBINHOOD is a cryptocurrency service platform for the blockchain era. The first
service launched by COBINHOOD is the world’s first zero fee high-frequency
cryptocurrency trading exchange that solves existing problems of cryptocurrency
traders. It provides spot trading and margin trading with ZERO trading fees to
maximize traders’ profit and market liquidity.

COBINHOOD is a ZERO trading fee cryptocurrency exchange with much buzz currently. The zero trading fee applies to spot trading and margin trading for up to 10x leverage. You can deposit in many fiat currencies, along with this it seems they took great care on the security end of their system, with an eye on being innovative. They aim for becoming a decentralized exchange in Q2 2018. Unfortunately COBINHOOD landed in trouble a few days after the ICO has started, as there has been special 150% bonus deals for Ian Balinas telegram group. Despite that the ICO seems to go pretty well, their marketing is excessive and seems to work.

Supported coins / tokens: BTC, BCC, ETH, USDT, ETC, IOTA, EOS, LTC, ZEC, XMR, XRP, COB, REP, OMG, DASH, NEO, GNT
Supported fiat currencies: USD/EUR/JPY/KRW/CNY/HKD/CAD/GBP/AUD/NTD
ICO: COBINHOOD ICO
Whitepaper: https://cobinhood.com/assets/whitepaper/whitepaper_en.pdf

HALOPLATFORM FEATURES:

The feature list is long, very innovative and contains tons of tools you want to have right now. In fact the exchange is just a fraction of what HALO has to offer and if you take your time to look into the array of features, you surely will be surprised. As we compare HALO Platform here with COBINHOOD, our emphasis is more on the exchange along with the connected items in turn, but here are a few of the awesome features of HALO:

  • A brand new approach of an EXCHANGE: Halo is all about organizing the decentralized. You can control your Private Keys inside Halo, so you never will lose track of all that cluttered stuff, spread over the web. It has a strong cloud architecture that takes care to avoid trading lags and scaling issues. Furthermore, HALO’s Decentralized Control Exchange (DCE) allows you to add and trade on only the exchanges of your choice, this allows tracking effortlessly across multiple exchanges. The HALO tokens you are purchasing with the ICO are heavily used on the entire platform and also use a Zero-Transaction-Fee Protocol within the platform, so if you send 1 Halo, it will be 1 Halo received.Halo vs Cobinhood - Who's David and who Goliath? 8
  • A complete PORTFOLIO MANAGER, that visualizes the current state P/L of your wallets (which you can have as well on HALO, of course). Users can track gains
    and get notified instantly by SMS alerts. ROI can be calculated on monthly and yearly base, track off-chain assets, and view their portfolio position in BTC and other base currencies as well. Furthermore, HALO utilizes CRYPTOSWIM – a Cryptocurrency Calculator. This feature will help you with keeping your eyeballs on your “Dollar Cost Average” and takes care for not being hype-influenced.
  • Wallets, Wallets, Wallets
    HALOPlatform aims to be your one-stop-solution for your wallets as well. If you hodl, for example, BTC, ETH, XRP and DASH you don’t have to login into each of the wallets to check the status or do transactions, you have them all-in-one space. This is really helpful if you spread your portfolio widely over tons of coins and tokens – this way you can transfer the one you want to sell to the HALO Exchange with mouseclick and trade it if you wish to. This is another point in terms of mass-adoption, as the current state is hard to grasp for Average Joe.
  • Another important feature will be the Marketplace. Here you can offer all kind of Cryptoservice to the audience. Imagine consulting lessons, trading signals and whatever. Here is also a POS where you can use the HALOCOIN you can buy in the current ICO and here is the place where the project will gain its revenue.
  • The HALO Tokenhub will be an very simple but effectice place for decentralized and consensus regulated ICO creation. This will bring up the whole ICO thing to a new level, making this form of crowdfunding available for the masses.
  • HALOPlatform seems to be unstoppable in terms of their vision, there are way more features to discover like the business tools and services, an inbound crypto community, financial tracking tools and a HALO debit card. The roadmap is unbelievable and if this job is done properly they will blow so many other small scale projects out of equation.
  • For the upcoming app, please have a look here:

Halo in our view will contribute in a massive way to grand scale adoption and confidence in crypto, which should be epic in scope. The currently sold token HALOCOIN is perfectly woven into the platform and has a real use. Starting with a very limited supply of 1,000,000 HALO with a value of $10 each and an actual use on the platform, we think this coin will gain in value very quickly. Especially if you consider the many ways to spend HALO on the platform. And, yes, HALOs will be minable, thusfore the supply in the beginning is small. Even the mining process has been designed very easily and can be run on an VPS. HALO has a masternode system and pays 50% of all their service fees generated back to the masternode holders.

COBINHOOD FEATURES:

COBINHOODs feature list is limited, as their vision is much more narrow. Whilst HALO wants to create the decentralized center of the Cryptoverse, COBINHOOD’s goal is to make an zero-fee trading exchange. You might ask why we compare those both, please read on – we will explain that in the last paragraph of this article. They want to run a smooth working exchange that offers spot trading and leveraged margin trading. Zero-trading fees is quite an argument, but it is not all – traders also want a good experience and they have been treated badly in the cryptospace (let’s remember Mt Gox). Still todays exchanges charge ridiculous fees, have a literally non-existing customer support and slow order processing. All of these shall be addressed by COBINHOOD. Let’s take a look at the platform of COBINHOOD and the features:

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We hate to say it, but we can’t find anything special yet – it almost reminds a bit to Etherdelta with a more eye-friendly color scheme. We recognize the fancy flashed-out design of the ICO and the more generic style of the exchange. But back to the COBINHOOD features:

  • No transaction fees – Traders will enjoy ZERO trading fees for spot trading and margin trading for up to 10x leverage.
  • Secure environment – COBINHOOD will store the vast majority of the crypto asset deposits in an offline multisig vault, which requires 5 out of 8 geo-distributed hardware security modules to open, which is very state-of-the-art.
  • Real-Time-Trading-Experience with a highly performant order-matching system.
  • Many supported Fiat currencies for depositing on the exchange.
  • Multilingual Platform supporting 10 major languages, covering 98% of the world’s population.
  • An existing – hopefully – top-notch customer support, as per defined goal in the whitepaper.
  •  ICO Spark ProgramTM to help well-known enterprises, successful startup companies, or reputable entrepreneurs integrate their products and services with blockchain technology.

The rest of the features are really more about the ICO and not the platform itself, like some privileges for token holders and ICO underwriting service and the nice feature that the usual liquidity issues with ICO tokens are solved as the tokens become tradable right away after the exchange launch.

Comparing HALO vs COBINHOOD

So why did we choose to compare apples with bananas? We wanted to demonstrate a live example on how much the ICO market is driven by marketing and how it can derail the general development of the Cryptospace and mass-adoption. One project might be good marketed pre-ico, but the other one in comparison is something with a real community value. Let’s do a check side by side:

  • COBINHOOD spent tons of money to create a full blown team with so many advisors and what else ~ HALO is the geeky underdog staying in the background, focused on development.
  • COBINHOOD‘s ICO website has a great feature-packed webdesign is highly optimized for conversions ~  HALO’s current info website is looking good, though we are sure it has cost a fraction of what COBINHOOD has paid for theirs.
  • COBINHOOD leaves no stone unturned in their marketing program and use every method possible to squeeze investments ~ For HALO you will see rarely ads, but you will find tons of real traders and cryptoenthusiasts spreading the word in the groups and channels.
  • COBINHOODs vision is very limited and has just a few innovative features, but if you read the website closely, you will find it is focused on providing extra value to token holders, instead of coming up with a real great product ~ HALO outranks COBINHOOD by far in terms of features – it is fully focused on the product, they just don’t care for fancy marketing campaigns to squeeze the last $ out of the prospects. HALO cares for the product and to contribute hugely to mass-adoption of crypto in general.
  • Compare the webdesign of COBINHOOD  with the design and features of the exchange and you will see where the money has been spent. Vice Versa for HALO, where the website won’t amaze very much but the limitless features of the product itself will leave you open-mouthed in amazement.

The Verdict

In a nutshell this comparison is like David against Goliath. COBINHOOD might be Goliath for their marketing and in acquiring large sums very fast but HALO is smart and might be the real winner in the long run, as the product is not just a simple exchange, it is the next logical step on a technical level to elevate the success of crypto itself.

Whilst many ICO investors become quickly impressed with flashy videos and nice web designs, they tend to forget to actually watch out for the real value of outstanding products. Many of these companies should use their capital more on the actual product instead of a blatant marketing. In COBINHOOD we stand back and see ourselves invests into yet another ICO, HALO on the other hand seems like it is going to be a major game changer in the long run, once people realize what it actually can do. Other fee-free exchanges might be in the pipeline already, waiting to start and to learn from COBINHOOD’s mistakes. With that fast pace of development, it will be easily replicable. We are sure you won’t find scandals for HALO like COBINHOOD’s special bonus for the Ian Balina group, as HALO is about the product, while COBINHOOD seems to be all about the raising of funds, which is a bit concering to us. Also to consider: COBs are already trading on Etherdelta, so you can make a bargain there, as sometimes it is below 60% of the current ICO price.
The eco-system of HALO could become a true crypto central to the community. Try to think of what they should add to their platform, what is missing? Hard to find something, right?  The roadmap of HALO is amazing, as it considers crypto from a 360° angle – and this is why we believe in HALO. We are sure that HALO is the true gamechanger, with a coin to hold and an amazing platform to use for all your daily crypto needs. This angel in the crypto space surely deserves it’s HALO 😉

[ICO SCOOP #1] SPECTRE “ICO of the YEAR!”

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This article is for educational purposes only. We are no financial advisors. Do not make investment decisions based on this informations. The information provided from Smart Options is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered legal or financial advice. You should consult with a financial advisor or other professional to find out what may be best for your individual needs and risk tolerance. Please do your own research and never let anyone trade your account for you. We do not support or advertise Fund Management in any kind of manner. We solely review signal providers, their work/analysis/provided education. Please read this disclaimer and leave the website if you disagree with it.

Know first and foremost that the very site you are on at this moment was built in part due to the spectre.ai vision, purely from the love and betterment of trading for all. In the future we plan many posts on the site of spectre.ai and that of “smart options”, imo this group and the asset class will rule the industry for years to come (if you need an introduction was SPECTRE is, read here). There were more popular ICOs we looked at, though none can compare in depth or breadth, on an intrinsic scope to the SPECTRE offering. Below are some of the fundamental reasons why spectre.ai gets our vote as the “ICO of the YEAR!”

1) Solves a real problem – This is the single most important reason to which spectre.ai gets our vote, because it wants to remove the inherent conflict of interest that dominates the retail trading space. This amazing vision that uses blockchain technology to eliminate the brokers from the equation, thus helping cripple the fraud and manipulation that so many have suffered from in the trading world. With Spectre you don’t deposit any funds with them, you trade on a per transaction basis instead. With a centralized model you would first have to deposit money into your account with a broker, then hope they pay you from those funds your winnings, often with them wanting to keep your funds came the conflict of interest that has lead to wide scale fraud in the industry, with SPECTRE this is eliminated once and for all, as with the decentralized model you never deposit funds, thus having control over your money at all times.

2) Trust of Management – If you can’t trust the people behind the company there is no point to investing in what they offer. The SPECTRE team is made up of people from the fintech space that have long histories and accomplishments in their individual disciplines. The main benefit of this, well simply put is they honor their words. They are professionals in our opinion that you can trust to grow the company into a well respected industry leader of this future space.

3) Originator status – Let us be very clear, SPECTRE is the originator of “SMART OPTIONS” they created the idea when they tied it to a decentralized Ethereum tokenized digital liquidity pool. Originator status is very important, as they deserve the credit for ushering in a new age for trading.

4) VISION – This is imo the essence of what embodies SPECTRE, their unrelenting vision of the future. This impresses me most about the future of this company and their future offerings. I think these visionaries will help create not only a transparent fair battleground for all traders, but as well lead in the way of improving the overall trading experience for each and every one of us.

5) Moral edict – You might find this an odd one to include, though in reality this is what gives many the confidence in them. These are people who care and are passionate about trading. They care enough to wish to see responsible behavior, and the fair treatment of traders. Built into the core of SPECTRE’S trading platform, are the trading education and risk management algorithms to protect traders. Often you can hear them repeat over and over in their videos, the stories of mistreatment traders have suffered by fraudulent entities, warning us repeatedly to not become victims of these nefarious characters. If you wanted people who were good guys, that sought for your personal betterment, outside of the clergy or maybe medical staff, I can think of no one better then the team behind SPECTRE…

As we walk forward into the long journey ahead, be confident in their future as I am! It is my belief the vision here will long out live any of us. That is the truly amazing thing about the blockchain/crypto movement, the passion that radiates for the common man to create a better future for us all. SPECTRE is the perfect embodiment of this, what more could we ask for then the opportunity to be a part of this better future, what more could we ask for then SPECTRE!

Join the the SPECTRE REVOLUTION NOW! 

Website: https://spectre.ai

One Pager: https://d1zzssn32v8b7a.cloudfront.net/media/spectre_one_pager.pdf

Whitepaper: https://d1zzssn32v8b7a.cloudfront.net/media/spectre_whitepaper_v_2_3.pdf

MVP Beta: https://dapp.spectre.ai/register.php

Infographic: How is Spectre disruptive?

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Hedge ICO – The S&P 500 of Crypto (ICO Last Days Running)

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This article is for educational purposes only. We are no financial advisors. Do not make investment decisions based on this informations. The information provided from Smart Options is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered legal or financial advice. You should consult with a financial advisor or other professional to find out what may be best for your individual needs and risk tolerance. Please do your own research and never let anyone trade your account for you. We do not support or advertise Fund Management in any kind of manner. We solely review signal providers, their work/analysis/provided education. Please read this disclaimer and leave the website if you disagree with it.

Yes, Crypto is growing  – but compared to the traditional market it is yet not very significant size-wise. The Crypto market has just passed its early days, and to gain more and more in size and volume, there has to come a general investors mindshift – capital has to be moved from the traditional market into Crypto, which is not easy to achieve, as we need the investors to think in a new way. Think maybe of your dad, he is maybe invested in a S&P 500 ETF, edging with an average 3 to 5 percent. You tell him about Cryptos and he likes the idea. Once wifey headed to sleep, he sits down to his computer, and wants to invest in Crypto. What does he face when he starts his Google research? Wallets, an endless stream of coins with funny names, some strange things like wallets for each each of the coins in, Moon, Hodl, FOMO, FUD and other terms that he might never heard before in his entire life. If he has a question he shall install Telegram or join a slack Channel – what the heck? Crypto is way to nerdy yet and not made for the elder generation, a generation that sits often on a fat stack of money.
HEDGE ICO could be a bridge into the world Crypto for this people.
Your dad is stressed out, he wants to profit from this obscenely high gains but he has a garden to take care of and a cat to feed. So he googles for another solution and finds  HEDGE. He finds out that HEDGE offers:
  • a stable index of 90% of the market
  • an index that follows a similar rulebook like to S&P500
  • an automatically reconstituted and rebalanced portfolio
  • the option that their Crypto Traded Index (CTI) will eventually hit the traditional markets as ETF
  • the possibility to add particular coins and tokens to his portfolio if he reads an article about for NEO in the Financial Times and gets fancy about it.
 That’s the story behind HEDGE, basically a VANGUARD for Crypto. Their whitepaper states as following:
Hedge Project is developing the ideal crypto platform that will enable its users Crypto Traded Indices™ and derivatives trading. Now you can easily get exposure to the crypto markets with professionally designed crypto indices that use official rule-books. Manage your risks with derivatives and hedge your exposure to the volatile crypto markets. Hedge Platform will offer users to trade indices, the basket of cryptocurrencies or single derivatives. Buy (or short) the market with a single click.
So let’s take a look into their ICO and Token Concept:

THE HEDGE ICO and the HDG token

The Hedge ICO is already running and there are only a 2 days left, by the time of writing this.  Here are the hard facts:

  • Role of token: Platform fees, buyback
  • Token supply: 50,000,000
  • Distributed in the crowdsale: 30,000,000
  • Symbol: HDG
  • Initial value: 1 HDG = 0.002 ETH
  • Sale period: 15.9.2017 – 15.10.2017
  • Token distribution date: 16.10.2017
  • Accepted currencies: ETH
  • Soft Cap: $1,5M
  • Maximum cap: $15M
  • Unsold tokens policy: Burned

What are the tokens used for?

The HDG token is a utility token that is used to access the platform eco-system and by definition is not a security – its sole purpose is a membership and transacting token. Basically you can say you are paying your HEDGE and TX fees with this token. Fees generated on the Hedge Platform through buy/selll/transactions are used to buy-back, HDG tokens in circulation – these will be burnt via smart contact . This is scarcity economics to decrease the general supply of the token, which likely will create long term growth for token holders, which should come on top in addition to their positions and profits. You will get the return that accrues from underlying BC30 (return ) and scarcity economics determines HDG long term appreciation . Tx fees from platform are used to buy-back HDG on open markets, these are burned via smart-contract ( auditable) Your fund money to purchase tou buy into BC30 (the name of their first index / CTI) won’t come from the tokens, but from fiat or crypto, most likely ETH.

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The HEDGE Project

With an inception date on September  24th, they set a tight timeline to start with their first index BC30.  As news follows their indices will be streamed through Reuters and Morningstar beginning in the next few days, which is definitely huge and will bring more eyeballs on the opportunities of crypto in general. The whitepaper of hedge is one of the clearest and best whitepapers we have ever seen, though it could be more detailed in terms of their token economics.

Buchman Crypto 30 Index represents more than 90.0% of total market capitalization. BC30 follows the developments of the wider cryptomarket, tracking the prices of 30 largest cryptocurrencies by market capitalization.

The first of their monthly recomposed index funds is following a strict ruleset (just like the S&P 500), which is a good thing.  The rulebook can be found here and looks familar. Despite the fact the idea of a crypto index fund is not new, it is the first one and single one, as far as we know, that follows a  transparent rulebook and especially having a Buchman advised fund. As long as the bubble is up, this looks like a stable way to profit from the cryptocurrency craze. The tech behind this composition of this index is well thought-through, as it actively considers the prices across several exchanges, their volume, local distortions and other associated effects. The simulated return on the index value on their website looks pretty teasing.  Furthermore they will launch a Bitcoin Price Index (BTCCX) also scheduled for mid of September:

Bitcoin is being traded on various exchanges, and the price can differ significantly. Bitcoin Price Index will be the first commercial implementation of a single reference price of several Bitcoin exchanges.
To be launched within next weeks, Bitcoin Price Index measures the movement of bitcoin prices. With a transparent rulebook, our objective is that the index will become the main reference point for traders, institutions and the wider public.

Teh roadmap of the project is huge and promising, so we might see  a Crypto Asset Index, Crypto Income Index, niche specific Crypto Indices, and country specific Crypto Indices, so there is much room for upscaling.

The HEDGE Platform

Making Indices easy to understand and work with for everyone is quite a goal, facing the fact it’s success is depending on the further mass adoption of cryptos. As we can’t access any beta yet, we have only screenshots to rely on, but these look like the promised one-click-investment solution. The single concern we see, is actually the needed token to start through on their platform. As they want to build a bridge for non-crypto-savvy people, it seems ironic that they need to purchase tokens to be able to use the platform. However, this might be just an UX thing and depends on the workflow they implement on the platform that we are not able to see yet.

The platform features basically three areas:

  • Crypto Indices
    This is where you manage your crypto indices: Bitcoin Price Index, Buchman Crypto 30 Index, and Crypto Assets Index are in the offering here.
  • Index Instruments
    Traders will be able to trade the CTIs here. In the future, they will launch derivative instruments, margin accounts and ability to take short positions.
  • Crypto Instruments Platform
    HEDGE wants to become the “go-to” market place for investors interested in crypto markets. Platform will offer access to professionally designed indices on crypto assets and currencies, traded baskets of crypto currencies and other relevant crypto market information, such as market research, valuation reports, etc.

What do we think about HEDGE?

The whitepaper, the team, the roadmap, the platform (as far as one can say by this time), the concept of the indices looks very promising. The fact alone to get streamed on Reuters and Morningstar says much about the potential of their product. However, their goal is bringing crypto with ease to the masses and despite the fact they had quite some nice media exposure, they barely reached their soft cap until now with 2 more days to go. Great news like the Reuters thing have been found just by visiting their Telegram channel, nowhere to be found on their facebook or twitter – and in regards of the soon ending ICO such news are critical to be blasted out in time. Furhtermore there have been changes like haviing Buchman as Advisor, but the changes don’t reflect in the Whitepaper (like the new name BC30 of the Index due to the partnership). If they want to get mainstream and the novice people, a straight communication means very much. As the team is closley connected with RIALTO, which did a great job during their ICO, they should have gotten be aware of this issue. In the TG channel people ask quite often what HEDGE is actually about, sure – these are people that are maybe new to the whole thing, but isn’t this the target group they want to reach? We can see that it is hard to have a website that appears with the needed seriosity AND explain things dead simple, though it is yet a gap to be closed for the project to become successful. The roadmap is impressive and they have much work on their table. Let’s see how much they can achieve how fast, with the rised funds stay at the lower bottom. Despite the marketing issues, they do a darn good job with their product and they know what they are doing, that for sure. We will go in limited, as we can see the vision, the need for their product and a well versed team behind this ICO which are surely PROs in their niche. Communication and PR has to be improved furtherly to keep the pace and ensure the success of this project.

HEDGE Links

Website

Token Sale

Whitepaper

 

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There is much talk right now about (acronym for Crypto-One-Stop-Solution) and which seems to do pretty fine post ICO in terms of trading volume (for their current state). But let’s take a view at the project first:

COSS stands for Crypto-One-Stop-Solution and represents a platform which encompasses all features of a digital economical system based on cryptocurrency. The COSS system consists of website payments, seller tools, a marketplace, financial module, e-wallets, coin facilities and a mobile platform. The platform unifies the most popular crypto and fiat currency services, e.g. exchanges, payrolls, wallets, acquisitions and transactions.

COSS decided to go a forked route and offers three services at once:

  • A multi-crypto-wallet, where you can store all your cryptocurrency funds in a single location safely.
  • An exchange for multiple crypto ( currently BTC/ETH/VRS) and fiat (USD/EUR/SGD) currencies
  • A payment gateway with merchant platform with marketplace, payment modules and other seller tools


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With the upcoming Bitcoin Fork to Bitcoin Gold (BTG) many small time investors, as well as whales,  pull their money out of the alt coin market and switch the funds to Bitcoin, as you should receive a calculated equivalent amount of BTG to your  BTC holdings, if they are stored in a wallet (and not in an exchange). Please use this info with caution, as there are many rumors about a possible scam going on currently.  As much as the current blood bath might depress you, by looking at your portfolio, there lies a big chance within. We assume that the BTC holdings will swap back to the alt market, once the fork has been done, which is on 25th of October. This results in a big investment opportunity for us, as we are able to buy tokens of promising coins pretty cheap. We are presenting here our pending orders for a selection of six coins. Please note that we mention the entry points in USD, as we come from the FX world and find it much more comfortable than to calculate in sats. Take it or leave it. So, here is our selection of the top five projects we want to get in or increase our positions:

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1) ONLY USES MONEY YOU CAN AFFORD TO LOSE!
2) NEVER ALLOW A BROKER TO TRADE FOR YOU!
3) START TRADING WITH A DEMO ACCOUNT FIRST. FIRST PROVE VIABILITY!
4) IF A SYSTEM/BOT/SOFTWARE/TRADER requires you to deposit or use real money, don’t do it as it breaks rule #3
5) NEVER ACCEPT A BONUS THAT REQUIRES TURNOVER AND TRAPS YOUR MONEY FROM BEING WITHDRAWN.

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If you have IMPULSE control issues with Smart Options or any form of risk instruments, than SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP! Addictive behavior is a losing proposition no matter what you trade or use for some.  If you need help just with some rules and ideas to help you control your risk and emotions, well than this video is for you!

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