Bitcoin, the S&P 500 (stocks), treasuries (bonds), and gold all have had a bad week. Is it all related? Is it positive or negative for cryptocurrencies? In this video we recap the recent events in these different markets as well my thoughts on those events.
Personally, I don't view the downtrend in other asset classes as a positive as it leads to there being competition on "where" to buy the dip: Bitcoin, stocks, bonds or the mini-dip in gold? For the rest of the details in this video, of which there are plenty, please check out Steemit where I have room to paste the entire script for the video so you can read instead if you prefer. Thanks for watching / reading!
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My Recommended Hardware Wallets:
If you want to store your cryptocurrencies safely, the best way is through a hardware wallet. Seriously - look it up and you'll find plenty of information supporting this claim. There are alternatives such as paper wallets, but these are convenient and my choice for cold storage (offline):
Ledger Nano S: http://amzn.to/2hZPj0q
Ledger Blue (expensive): http://amzn.to/2hk7xst
I personally prefer the Ledger Nano S, but the Trezor is such a close second that it really doesn't matter which one you go with. Ledger Blue is premium and convenient, but not necessary.
My Favorite Book for Investing in Crypto:
This book is, bar none, my favorite book for investing in cryptocurrencies. It doesn't bog you down with technical jargon, but instead focuses on all the elements you should understand before you invest.
It's a comprehensive book for both beginners and experts. Beginners will find information about major cryptocurrencies (not just Bitcoin) as well as details on historical market events (that you can draw on for future) and events to watch for moving into the future. Experts will find the chapters on valuation particularly useful. For those of you involved in traditional investing, this book is even more of a godsend as finance info is explored (correlations with other asset classes, ETFs, etc).
My Recommended Exchanges: Coinbase / GDAX / Bittrex
If you sign up to Coinbase using link above, you and I will both receive $10 each after you buy your first $100 of Bitcoin using Coinbase. Coinbase is much less intimidating for beginners. Once ready, move up to GDAX for cheaper or zero fees. For altcoins, I recommend Bittrex.
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