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029 Code Yellow

Sentiment, in late 2018, is at the opposite end of the scale from the euphoria surrounding Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies a year ago. In December 2017, the only way was up, and valuations for Bitcoin was (on the cautious side) $25,000, and on the less cautious side, half a million plus. Then, as the cold light of 2018 dawned, things began to change.


028 Vital Signs

As Bitcoin matches the prior percentage drops from three previous price bubbles, the underlying Bitcoin network is showing an increase in wallet users, matched with an increase in the number of transactions, and the computing power of the Bitcoin network is over 150% above the levels at the beginning of the year. With Bitcoin's price action juxtaposed to its underlying fundamentals, the 5%, the most consistent speculators and investors, don’t search the internet in search of opinions in...


027 Powerball

How do you measure your performance? In terms of what? Throughout history, gold has been used as both a store of value and currency of exchange. Today, society has placed its trust in centralised authorities. We measure our wealth, or net worth, in dollars, euro, pounds, yen, or other local fiat currency. Investors and speculators don’t measure their net worth in Satoshi’s or Ether, ADA, or Stellar, the biggest change will come when this is no longer true, but for now, net worth is measured...


026 Emotional Rescue

Is Bitcoin a store of value or a digital currency suitable for everyday use? How do you choose between Bitcoin original with SEGWIT and bolt-on performance boosters or Bitcoin Cash? Which version is going to be successful, and, in a factoid filled world, how can you make sense of the madness — especially if you’re just starting out? A recursive dive deep into the technical abyss, or take a step back and ask two simple questions.


025 Contact Left - Bitcoin Cash

Is Bitcoin a store of value or a digital currency suitable for everyday use? How do you choose between Bitcoin original with SEGWIT and bolt-on performance boosters or Bitcoin Cash? Which version is going to be successful, and, in a factoid filled world, how can you make sense of the madness — especially if you’re just starting out? A recursive dive deep into the technical abyss, or take a step back and ask two simple questions.


024 Attack Dog

Take a step back, and keep it simple. Ask — Is the technology in alignment with government agendas? Is it more likely that sovereign states will allow you to control the buying power of your own money, or is it more likely that government agenda (and businesses who own patents on technology) will support a blockchain designed to keep data safe, scalable, and future-proofed against the potential of a paradigm shift in computing power?


023 Sugar Rush

If you’re interested in investing in blockchain technology, how do you make a choice? Is it possible to take a fair guess on what the future will look like, and is it still possible if you don’t possess any technical computer science skills? Which technology do you back? What has the greatest chance of making it? If you buy for the longer term, how do you know if the investment you make has a shot at the big time? Is your investment idea at the start of a new trend or is it experiencing a...


022 First Order

The 5% Club don’t waste time trying to unravel the technobabble. Instead, they go in search of a toll bridge. The most successful and consistent speculators and investors respect the technology but know understanding how the technology works is not going to be of much use. It’s all about context. You may read about a particular feature of a blockchain or cryptocurrency, but unless you can understand the advantages and disadvantages the information is next to useless. If you’ve not got a...


021 SmartDust

On the 11th October 2018, Bloomberg announced Coinbase’s active customers have dropped by 80%. If you look at the recent action of Bitcoin and the leading cryptocurrencies, you’ll see that the crowd has packed up and left. They’ve moved on the next big thing. Where have the crowd gone? Are there any potential triggers that will drive the public back into Bitcoin and blockchain investment?


020 Ignitus

Transport yourself back to 1995. Imagine you’re sitting in a cafe — not a coffee shop. (This was before the trend of coffee shops replacing pubs) You’re listening to a group of young computer software engineers talk about their vision for the future of computing. One guy stands up and starts with this… “What if the computer of tomorrow was held in your hand? A device you took with you everywhere. What if the programs were colourful icons, like jelly beans you clicked with your finger? And...


019 Machine Gun Preacher

After they have an inevitable string of losses, the 95% start to fiddle with the indicator settings. They back-fit the settings that produced the best results in the past, and they stack indicator after indicator onto a chart expecting to find the magic combination to unlock the success they’re so desperate to achieve.


018 Close Quarter

If you want to buy the next Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, or Netflix for pennies on the dollar, you’re going to have to take risks. The 95% think the value of an investment is reflected in the price. They compare the high price of $3.32 to the low price of $0.245 and consider $0.57 as cheap. f you’re going to sit around the table with the global elites, it pays to know what they know. And they know this: it’s not about price; it’s about value.


017 Deus Ex

The majority of traders, the 95%, place their focus and energy into trying to be right. It’s their first major mistake. This is one reason why the 95% spend so much time searching for the perfect system. It’s why they invariably give up on a trading system because they are disappointed with their results. A lot of traders look to complex solutions, like using trading bots to make their trade decisions, because they are time-starved and they’re sold on the idea that automation will solve this...


016 Event Horizon

The 95%, not being entirely clueless, have taken courses on technical analysis. The 95% are taught changes in momentum precedes changes in price. They are trained to use moving averages and moving average based indicators. Indicators based on the relationships between the open, high, low, and close of each bar or candle. If a move backed by an indicator signal and a positive comment from a respected guru doesn’t work, the 95% attempt to force the chart to fit their beliefs. And before long,...


015 China Crisis

If you ask simple questions based on the evidence of what is actually happening, you’ll be able to adjust your expectations on the likelihood of Bitcoin regaining its title as the hottest game in town or imploding and continuing its descent. By asking the right questions and adjusting your expectations, you’ll be able to spot the windows in time where Bitcoin tips its hand.


014 Heatseeker

Turning up to a gunfight with a knife in your hand is not a good idea,(unless you’re Britt from the Magnificent 7) but the 95% do just this when they jump into a market with little planning, dreams of avarice in their heads. Being aware of what you’re up against is half the battle. The other half is mastering your emotions. Begin your journey towards 5% club membership by flipping your mental focus away from profits and towards risk.


013 The 4th Dimension

The 4th dimension is fear, and if you could measure it, you could gauge the panic level in the market. If you could gauge the level of fear, not in decibels, but in how much price movement Bitcoin is likely to move in the future, it would give you a way to measure the fear. And if the level of fear is at an extreme, just like the screams and shrieks from an old-school squawk box, it means that traders are trapped — if prices reverse.


012 Escape Velocity

Trading and investing in cryptocurrency markets has the potential to change your life. It has the potential to give you access to a commodity almost everybody wants, but so few people have. The freedom to live life your way. Beholden to none. But what can give you freedom, also has the power to destroy you. The journey towards self-sufficiency and freedom begins with trust. Trust in the information and trading strategy you have figured out, and not in a tip received on YouTube. The journey...


011 Thinking In Threes

Success in the cryptocurrencies markets is about timing. You can have a great idea, and you could be proved exactly right over time, but if your timing is off, or you use the wrong trading strategy for the specific situation you’ve uncovered, then you’ll struggle to make a profit. The Key to being a gatekeeper is being able to drill down and ask the market clearly defined questions. And clearly defined questions come from translating the price action into behavioural conditions. You are...


010 Revolver

Understanding how expectancy works, along with the risk of ruin, is the 5% club’s key to understanding it’s not the market they have to defeat, but themselves. The voice inside your head, the voice that keeps you safe, is the greatest enemy you will ever face. Expectancy is a tool that will help you understand how you behave. It’s your protection against how you react to the internal and external shocks waiting to keep you out of the game. Awareness of your behaviour and biases is how you...