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Dharma, your future bank.

I started using Dharma recently. If you don't know what it is, Dharma is basically a 2.0 bank. ING, Deutsche Bank,... these are all 1.0 banks. Then you have N26 for example, which is in my opinion a 1.0+ bank. And then there is Dharma, which is so different, that it's not even comparable to a bank.

Currently, the only thing you can do with Dharma, is deposit money, earn interest, and withdraw money. But the user experience is just insanely good. It's crazy, because it feels like it's addictive. You absolutely want to have the highest number as possible in your Dharma wallet. I don't know how they did in order for people to have such a feeling, but they did it really well.

There is something which tells me that in a few years, Dharma will be worth billions...

We will see.

Feeling what you feel, the first step towards awakening.

I have been writing a lot about crypto recently, so it's time for me to write about other subjects, like mindfullness for example. Though, for the record, I haven't awakened yet. I'm pretty young, so it would be pretty weird if I had already had an awakening. However, I really believe that feeling the sensations you have, is the first step towards awakening.

With feeling the sensations you have, I mean feeling how it feels to breathe, feeling how it feels to drink water, feeling how it feels to walk. Essentially, you want to feel how it feels to do something. Feeling what you feel.

I strongly encourage you to try it out. Just make a habit of it. Like everytime you drink a glass of water, feel how it feels to drink it. Or everytime you walk to the tramway, listen to the sounds in the streets, feel your breath, feel yourself walking. Just do it. You feel an incredibly huge amount of differences in just a few days. Instead of having your sugar rush and breaking your fast, you will think twice about it. You understand that, it's not necessary, and that you will feel less happy after eating that chocolate bar.

A little introduction to the 0xtardigrade Super Ultra Mega Moonshot X Investment Method™.

Today, I will be presenting my method of investing in crypto. Though, I will not disclose my investments in this post, to avoid any bias. The only thing I will show you here, is my cryptocurrency investment strategy.

The core idea behind the 0xtardigrade Super Ultra Mega Moonshot X Investment Method™, is hyperdiversification. What I mean with hyperdiversification, is the idea of investing in tens of different cryptocurrencies, always with the same amount of money.

Most people investing in crypto have an incredibly not-diversified portfolio, with most of the time less than five different cryptocurrencies. Then you have a minority of people who have a diversified portfolio, which in crypto means having +-10 assets. And only then, you have the people like me, the minority of the minority who have more than 20 assets in in their portfolio. That's hyperdiversification.

The core advantage behind hyperdiversification, is that whoever wins the game, you win. If the DeFi ecosystem goes up in value, I win. If the blockchain-based AI ecosystem goes up in value, I win. If the decentralized platform ecosystem goes up in value, I win. Whatever sector using crypto goes up in value, I win.

Besides, the advantage is that my portfolio is much more stable than 99.9% of the people investing in crypto.

That's the passive part of the method, it's basically just holding more than 20 different assets, with completely different marketcaps, activities, communities,...

But there is also an active part, which is that you constantly have to rebalance your portfolio. By rebalancing, I mean selling the profit you made on one asset. Let's say I have 50$ worth of BTC, and Bitcoin goes up by 20%, I now have 60$. So what I do is that I sell the profit, 10$, and reinvest it in a new cryptocurrency.

This is what makes the 0xtardigrade Super Ultra Mega Moonshot X Investment Method™ incredible. Because you can start using it with as low as 50$ invested in just one asset. And as the market goes up, your portfolio becomes increasingly diversified, which increases the safety of your portfolio, when the market goes down.

Though, it's definitely not the ultimate money making trick. You will make much less profit than if you had found the next Raiblocks, though, you had a <1% of finding it. So there is no point. And with the 0xtardigrade Super Ultra Mega Moonshot X Investment Method™, you will be much more likely to find it, though, you will make less profit than if you went all in.

And for it to work, you need to invest in all the possible types of cryptocurrencies. If you only invest in small cap coins, it will not work. If you just invest in the top 20 of cryptocurrencies by marketcap, it will not work. If you only invest in decentralized platforms like Ethereum, it will not work.

Essentially, you want to find cryptocurrencies with as less similarities as possible, with just one being that they have to be high quality projects, and you have to believe in them of course. Never invest in project you don't believe in. Because if it goes down, the only thing you will want to do, will be to sell your investment, which is the worst thing to do when having losses.

This will be my technique for the next bull run. I will write here every single month about the results I'm getting with this technique.

Revolutionary, but definitely not worth your money.

Since the launch of Metronome, back in early 2018, I have been following them closely. It's an interesting project.

Essentially, MET allows you to move the same value from one chain to another. You can for example send MET from Ethereum to Ethereum Classic. You may think that's not revolutionary, because you could use atomic swaps with a copy of the same token on the other chain to do the exact same thing, but here is the catch: it's the same token.

So, when sending MET from one chain to another one, you are basically taking the same Metronome from the Ethereum blockchain, and placing it inside the Ethereum Classic blockchain. The interesting thing with that, is that to port MET from one chain to another one, you need what are called Validators. These Validators need to lock up the currency of the chain they are based on, to become a validator, making Metronome essentially an impossible-to-destroy currency, even more than Bitcoin. Because if you want to take down Metronome, you would first need to take down all these different chains, before being able to take down MET.

On top of that, there are some really interesting aspects to it. Example: you could theoretically create a Monero sidechain for example, made specifically for MET, allowing you to store fully privately your Metronome. Want to use them? No problem, just port them over to Ethereum, and you can start using them in dApps and other services. A merchant only accepts Bitcoin? No problem, port your MET over to the Bitcoin blockchain (thanks to RSK smart contracts) and pay him, on his Bitcoin address, with MET. Want to pay with insanely low fees, let's have MET on the Lightning Network, or on Nano, or whatever chain or solution which allows you to move value cheaply.

Revolutionary, isn't it?

While it is indeed quite exciting, and would certainly fit perfectly well for something like DeFi for example, Metronome has its flaws. Not the system I mean, but the project in itself.

First, the team is awfully slow to develop the project, and accumulates the latencies. Initially, they were supposed to roll out a new Metronome smart contract for the Qtum blockchain during the end of last year, and launch again a new one for the RSK (Bitcoin) blockchain at the beginning of this year, but, the development of the Qtum smart contract isn't even finished yet.

Besides, who the hell uses Qtum? Or Ethereum Classic? It would have been much more thoughtful in my opinion to focus first on Ethereum, and get MET adopted there, and then expand slowly towards other chains, like Tezos, RSK, Cardano, Algorand,... Chains which actually may have a future. ETC hasn't a future, nor has Qtum, nor has EOS which they are currently considering as a new chain to build a MET smart contract on.

Second, the marketing is horrible. Actually, wait. Is there even "marketing"? There has been 0 marketing since the beginning of the project. Besides a few useless meet-ups, and some little extra articles where the team answers exactly three questions, which are even more useless. When you are in the content marketing "business", you need to be TRULY helpful to people, that's the trick. And a way Metronome could do that, could be to create DeFi guides using Metronome for example. Oh wait, Metronome isn't even compatible with DeFi yet. Ok, well, then they could create long, interesting pieces about the tech behind it, and the future of Metronome, if there even is one. That would be interesting for people.

Third, there is this horrible communication, and coordination. This project is really badly managed, in terms of strategy, vision, marketing, but also communication. We still don't know why there have been such delays. We still don't know if by the end of the year, they will be able to create a Metronome smart contract on top of EOS and Cardano like they were initially planning to. You have to regularly communicate with the community, and not have a Community Manager constantly giving the same answers like a robot.

So, while the tech behind Metronome is incredibly interesting, and a future based on Metronome would be awesome, and while I really want to believe in this project, it's definitely (currently) not worth your money.

Scalability and ETH killers.

A lot of "ETH killers" seem to be focused on creating a scalable system, with zillions of transactions per second while "not sacrifying decentralization". Which is absurd when you think about it, because the more nodes you have, the slower you system, that's just logical. So how can you have a more scalable system, while remaining as decentralized as you were before? It's just not possible. What projects need to look for, is the right path, which is in the middle, as always. You don't want to be too decentralized, but not centralized. You don't want to be too scalable, but not unscalable. And you don't want to be too secure, but not insecure. If you are too decentralized, scalable or secure, your system will be dramatically slow. But if your system is centralized, unscalable or insecure, your system has a point of failure.

True helpfulness is the ultimate marketing strategy.

The more I think about it, the more confident I'm getting with the idea that true helpfulness is certainly one, if not the ultimate marketing strategy.

Before explaining why I think so, let's clarify what I mean with true helpfulness. A lot of companies are using content as their main marketing strategy. And that's certainly not a problem, but the problem is the way they do it. You aren't being helpful to your customers by creating a "Top 10 of...", or the usual interview with a happy client. That's not going to change positively the lives of the people consuming your content. But it needs to. Your content needs to be literally life-changing. Positively, of course. You need to provide knowledge, which no one else is providing. Because then, you have a monopoly, and a monopoly, that's true power. Though, you will tell me there are a lot of companies providing "life-changing" content, but you have to pay for it. That's the catch. What you want to do, is to create life-changing content, without asking ANYTHING in return. Don't ask for likes, comments,... don't ask for money, don't ask for advertisers. Just shut up, and create life-changing content.

Why? Because it's when you are providing high quality content, which no one else provides, that your audience will start trusting you, and becoming slowly but surely a fans of you. But if you ask them constantly things, that trust will die.

Personal tokens: the upcoming revolution.

Recently I discovered personal tokens. And I'm getting more and more excited about the idea behind it.

The core idea behind personal tokens is that you create a token where one unit represents one hour of your time. Someone who wants to have a one hour session with you, will need to buy one token on Uniswap for example, and redeem it in a smart contract after which the token will be burned.

That's the current vision. But my vision is more expanded. Why couldn't you organize a small ICO to sell your tokens to your family, friends or even people willing to "invest" in you? The core idea being that you are able to raise something like 1k to maybe even 10k that way, and on top of that the market decides how valuable your time is. If someone sells your tokens 10$/token, it means one hour of your time is worth (only) 10 bucks.

The interesting thing is that if you provide a really good service, a client might want to buy a few more tokens at the current price, to make sure he will not have to pay more later, driving the price up.

Besides, every time a client redeems a token for one hour of your time, it's burned, meaning the supply decreases massively with time. So after the initial ICO, your time might only be worth 10$, but after three months, it might be worth 50$, who knows?

You may ask why an ICO, well the core idea is to allow people to kick-start new activities. Want to become a cryptocurrency advisor, lawyer, or trainer but don't have the required funds to pay for the initial costs? Well create your own token and raise money through an ICO. This way, you will allow people who believe in you to invest in you.

Ethereum, my minimalistic investment thesis.

This is a new series where I will be writing about all my investments in the cryptocurrency world, there are currently 22 of them, with 7 I have currently already invested in, and 15 I'm planning to. I'm not working at Goldman Sachs, nor did I study economics at university, so don't expect this to be your usual type of investment thesis. This is the way I do it, and that's it. Besides, this is of course not financial advice. And please, never rely solely on one stranger's advice. Thanks.

What is Ethereum?

Ethereum is a giant decentralized world computer, powered by a currency called Ether. On Ethereum, developers are able to create what are called "smart contracts", little systems which no one can take down. But to create, and interact with these smart contracts, you need to use Ether, for literally every interaction with the platform. It's like if in a videogame, you would need to pay an incredibly small fee for every move you make, every equipment you use,...

Why Am I Investing in Ethereum?

The reason why I am investing in Ethereum, is because I believe that in a few years, everything will be connected in one way or another to Ethereum, like it currently is with the internet. Companies will use smart contracts, and even sometimes have their own sidechain based on the Ethereum platform. Users will have most of their funds somewhere in the Ethereum ecosystem.

I see Ether as the ultimate investment. The reason why is because Ether allows you to interact with all these dApps, but also create dApps. But now, on top of that, a bigger and bigger part of the Ether supply is being locked to be used in the Ethereum bsed DeFi ecosystem. The catch, is that Ether's supply isn't going to magically increase once more and more people start using it. The inflation will stay the same. So, at one point in time, their will likely not be enough Ether in circulation anymore for Ethereum to be used correctly, leading to a dramatic price increase. Ether is like fuel, you always need some, and in the future, it will likely be very difficult to live without it, at least in Europe, North America, and most probably some parts of Asia to.

And like I already said in the past, no one will take the place of Ethereum. With Ethereum 2.0 coming, there will be no need for all these "ETH killers". I believe their will be a need for  "ETH alternatives", but definitely not these CTRL-C/CTRL-Vs like Tron for example.

How am I investing in Ethereum?

  • BUY: < 365.07$ | 100%
  • SELL: 
    • 1335 $ | 6,25%
    • 2635 $ | 12,50%
    • 3835 $ | 25,00%
    • 4735 $ | 100,00%

If everything goes accordingly to this investment plan, I will have 4905 $ of cashed out profit at the end, with just 500 $ invested with the price of ETH being 365 $. If we take into consideration the fact that I have already invested, and will likely invest more, in ETH under the level of 365 $, the total cashed out profit should turn around something like 5500/6000$. 

ETH killers shouldn't try to become Caliph instead of the Caliph.

It's funny to see how, all these ETH killers, are slowly but surely getting more and more useless. EOS was promising unlimited scalability, which it never reached. Block.One, the company behind EOS, isn't even building its flagship product, a social media called Voice, on their blockchain. Ridiculous. And I'm not even going to cover Tron, because I would simply be losing my time. Tron being a Chinese marketing scam, I doubt it's worth your time and especially your money.

Let me tell you something: no one will take the place of the Caliph. No one. Like no one will take the place of ultimate Caliph, Bitcoin. That's just how it is. There are currently more than 150 developers working day and night on ETH 2.0. Do you really think your little independent team with less than 10$ million of funding can compete with that? The answer is obviously no. Whatever you think about Ethereum, it's not going away. What a lot of people fail to understand, is that, the power of Ethereum is not its "first mover advantage", it's the ecosystem.

Currently on Ethereum, if you want to bet on the future, you can use Augur, or Gnosis. If you want to borrow or lend money, you can use Maker, Compound, InstaDapp, dYdX, bZx,... You want to trade derivatives? Fine, you can use Synthetix for that. You want to try alternative ways of trading? No problem, use Set Protocol. You don't want your old crappy token and want to participate in the DeFi revolution? What are you waiting for? Uniswap, Kyber and all these platforms are out there to help you out with that!

I have only been covering the financial ecosystem of Ethereum here, but there are also the nascent gaming, NFT, art and real estate ecosystems.

What you need to realize, is that to recreate the ecosystem Ethereum currently has, it would take something like two years with hundreds of millions of dollars. And on top of that, you would need to develop the underlying platform of course. So, if you want to invest in other platforms than Ethereum, you shouldn't be looking for "ETH killers", but for "ETH alternatives". What I mean with "ETH alternatives" are platforms taking a RADICALLY different approach. Not just forking ETH and tweaking some things like Tron basically did, but building from the ground up a platform which is focused on different things than Ethereum, which is focused on different regions of the world than Ethereum (currently) is, and which has been designed in a different way than Ethereum has.

So instead of trying to find or even create the next Ethereum, well, just focus on Ethereum, and look for platforms which aren't trying to become the Caliph instead of the Caliph, but platforms trying to become Caliph, besides the existing Caliph.

Living a healthy life through sleep, diet and exercise.

I wanted to write a whole, lengthy blog post about this, but instead I decided to make it as short as possible. Because of that, I have written several "laws" to massively improve your health. Please keep in mind I'm not a health expert, and you shouldn't rely solely on a stranger's advice like mine. This works for me, but we are all different. What works for me may not work for you.

Sleep

• Get 8 hours of sleep every single day, whatever you are doing. Not 7.9 hours, 8 hours. Every minute counts.
Go to sleep at the same time every single day, whatever happens, this will allow to sleep much faster, and you will be much more fit the following morning.
• Wake up without an alarm, even during the week, an alarm causes a spike in blood pressure and accelerates the rhythm of your heart, every single day. Stop it, and destroy that "snooze" button.
• Don't sleep longer during weekends, it's like having a jet lag twice a week.

Diet

• Never eat in the morning, intermittent fasting is incredibly beneficial for your body.
• Only drink water during the morning, and avoid taking supplements at that moment, it will break your fast
• Eat a salad with 5 different vegetables and some proteins at noon, basically you just need to follow the keto diet
• At noon,eat one fruit, then eat plenty nuts, and then you are allowed to eat a little desert, it's important to get that little desert, otherwise you will be more likely to want to have a sugar rush during the afternoon. After all, you have to enjoy life.
• Drink a whole glass of juice every day at 4PM, because you need these vitamins!
• Eat just eat enough during the evening meal, not too much, but don't go to bed while being hungry. Too much, and you will feel tired during the following morning, too little, and you will wake up during the night because of a low sleep quality.
• Eat foods or drinks containing caffeine at least 8 hours before going to sleep, because caffeine is the devil and stays up to 8 hours in your body.
• Avoid eating ice cream during the evening, it slows the release of melatonin.
Try to eat healthy during the evening, if it's possible.
• Try to stop eating 3 to 4 hours before going to sleep, to allow your body to digest well.

Exercise

• Don't go to the gym, it puts too much tension on your body
• Exercise every single day, even during the weekends, because you don't build a business by going on vacation twice a week, so why would you do it when exercising?
• Do every day one exercise in the morning right after you wake up, that way, you won't forget it, nor will you find excuses.
• On Monday do push-ups, on Tuesday do squats, on Wednesday do pull-ups, on Thursday do push-ups, on Friday do squats, on Saturday do pull-ups and on Sunday go run a few miles. Do every day three series of exercises and do them very slowly, you should try to take 15 to 20 seconds to do one push-up or one squat and 5 to 10 second to do one pull-up. When you are exhausted, do one more, and stay 10 seconds in the most uncomfortable position, for a push-up it will be just above the ground for example.