There’s a pecking order when it comes to investing. A hierarchy of opportunity. It’s a pyramid of power, carved out in the stone of regulation. The system is set up so that you aren’t allowed to invest in the early stages of the biggest opportunities. You have to be a sophisticated investor. That is a person rich enough to get a chance to make gains. Until now.
Google and Facebook have decided to crack down on advertisements that have anything to do with bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Facebook have banned them entirely. One minute you’re running an effective advertising campaign to help educate people about this world-changing opportunity. Then next minute they turn the lights out. A blanket ban is too extreme.
Bitcoin and the wider crypto market has tanked overnight. It was a sea of red across the board this morning for almost every coin. With the majority of the top 50 coins down by over 10%.
During the recent crypto-frenzy, ethereum reached a peak of US$1,420 per token. The current price represents a 14.8% retrace from the high, compared to bitcoin’s 42.1% retrace. Traders are beginning to look at ethereum as the next leader in the cryptocurrency world.
Whether the future will look like this or be entirely different is impossible to know. But imagine. In the crypto future, you would be free to use any currency you like. And a receiver would be free to instantly and freely convert it into any currency they like. There would be no monopoly power here. The possibilities are truly endless.
It’s the smaller, more nimble regions that are really leading the way. One of the most progressive regions for crypto is Gibraltar. They’ve been developing an open, transparent ecosystem for crypto projects for years. And the Government of Gibraltar will underpin it all.
As a child you are taught things are right or wrong. Black or white. But in the social sciences this is usually wrong. Scientific precision in such a complex field of moving parts it’s impossible to achieve. And it is in this field where you, as an investor, live. Which brings me to Nassim Taleb’s view on bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.
The price of bitcoin has plummeted over the past week. Dropping to US$9,453 per token, an all-time low for the cryptocurrency since November 2017. What has caused the drop?
Most asset classes have an element of risk. Crypto is one market that — at least for now — seems to carry more risk than any other. And that’s because there is no regulation. So what are some of the things to look out for that scream ‘scam’? I’m going to show you a couple, to help you look out and keep yourself safe.
What we are seeing today is a pullback in the price of cryptocurrencies. Largely coming on the back of what the South Korean government may or may not do. South Korea is the third largest country for crypto trading. One estimate suggests Korea accounts for a quarter of all global crypto transactions. Let’s put the importance of the Korean market in perspective.