Crypto is Easy: Insights for Profitable Investors
Crypto is Easy: Insights for Profitable Investors
Weekly Rundown - October 30, 2022

Weekly Rundown - October 30, 2022

'sup, DOGE

What a week! Did you see DOGE go crazy? I hope that dog doesn’t dump on you.

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This week, bitcoin’s price broke out of a falling wedge formation on long-term trading charts. Paid subscribers, we talked about this at the beginning of the month. It’s a bullish pattern, so people are getting bullish.

If you’re trading the market, you should have already placed your bets. We don’t trade so we only need to take this under advisement in light of everything else going on in the market. I’ll have another update this week.

Check your inbox for the October 25, 2022 market update and my first Buy/Sell/Hodl alert in a long time.

That update covered five altcoins, some interesting shifts in HODLers, new addresses, and the location of stablecoins, as well as some notes about my plan. The alert speaks for itself.

Scroll down for a poll and other content you may enjoy. BTW is it too late to buy a tungsten cube?


Miner capitulation ala 2018 is highly unlikely

In last week’s rundown, I highlighted a report from Coinshares warning of a potential liquidation event for miners.

Arcane Research published some research that argues the opposite, namely, miners have enough money/credit and not enough bitcoins to crash the market, and they have none of the political concerns that led to a destructive capitulation in November 2018.

Read the report for more details.

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Heidi from Crypto Tips pointed out a problem with the “only 21 million bitcoins” myth.


Blockworks newsletter argued the case for higher bug bounties and incentives for “bad guys” to wreck protocols. The goal: make DeFi as robust and resilient as possible as soon as possible, at the expense of some protocols (and the money of people who use them).

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It’s an interesting question: can we regulate ourselves better than our governments can?

I’d love to see the US create a safe harbor or financial innovation program for cryptocurrency, something like DARPA or the NSF’s exploratory grants or some other way to fund experimental, high-risk research in financial engineering.

In other words, governments should encourage and reward people who try to hack, steal, and manipulate markets as a means to stress-test crypto protocols before releasing them into the wild. Do this within a regulatory framework in a controlled or simulated environment for the first few years, until the projects and communities can work out the kinks.

For a while, I’ve talked about bonds, most recently in an article “Bonds, Bitcoin, and Cash” (which you can get as an NFT on Mirror).

Read "Bonds, Bitcoin, and Cash"

Bonds are having their worst year in a generation (some say in a century). As a result, you’re getting the best deal you’ve gotten in years. Plus, now that governments have raised interest rates, you can finally get some yield for the same risk you take holding your government’s money.

Meanwhile in Markets published a nice article comparing stocks vs. bonds. As strange as it might seem, the calculations worked out more favorably for bonds.

Meanwhile in Markets...
Is the Stock Market in for Three Lost Decades?
There’s a theory in behavioral economics called the “money illusion.” It argues that people tend to measure their wealth in nominal terms. And although they understand inflation and have enough math acumen to do percentages, they simply don’t — for whatever reason…
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Once you factor in changes in inflation, cost of living, and purchasing power over time, stocks do not perform nearly as well as people think. In fact, at today’s prices, bonds are a better investment.

Read the article for a deeper, more fulfilling examination of the topic. Here’s a key takeaway:

As investment-grade bonds begin generating real income after years of negative returns, the market comes back to normalcy where investors have options to swap out overvalued equities with safer fixed income.

What does this mean for crypto?

Should equities continue to lag behind other assets in the coming years and crypto continues to grow, Aunt Sally and Uncle Morton will soon look at their 60/40 portfolio and wonder why it’s barely growing while bitcoin goes up, let’s say, 30% each year, on average.

While 30% is a massive letdown for most people in crypto and below bitcoin’s historical growth rate, it’s a great return for any “normal” investment.

Add in a US regulatory and legal regime that gives Wall Street a way to make money with crypto. Mix that with general frustration at the way governments have managed money in recent years.

You might get a whole lot of people who look at crypto as a viable alternative to the legacy financial system.

Job Corner

Most of these job listings come from the ToolsForCrypto newsletter.

Relax and enjoy the ride!

Crypto is Easy: Insights for Profitable Investors
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