Crypto Market Update

In my best estimate, the price of Bitcoin (BTC) is going down in the short term. Some traders online are saying that the BTC price will hit $8000 once again. I’m waiting for more deals to appear before making new moves.

Some facts that are true regarding crypto right now are that social media companies are censoring posts related to crypto. As I mentioned in a previous post, some of the 2017 crypto growth is attributed to social media related to crypto. If censorship by major media continues, it will be harder to educate new users about crypto using these channels and onboard them. Another major marketing point which attracts new users is increases in the price of cryptocurrencies as highlighted by the news. If the price does not move up quickly, then this marketing bullet simply does not work.

Also, since Coinbase was forced to stop allowing credit card transactions, new gateways and onramps to crypto have slowed down. If you would like to know my opinion on new value drivers for cr…

What is the Next Value Driver for Crypto in 2018?

What I'm looking for is the next big driver of value to the crypto markets. In 2017, we had credit cards and social media. What I'm trying to figure out is what will the 2018 killer value app be for crypto? What can we do to increase adoption to the crypto markets? My goal is to find direct ways to contribute. For example, I have a crypto blog which you can read for free.

Some drivers of value to Crypto in 2018 include:
Working decentralized marketplaces for physical and digital goods to disintermediate from middlemen. Inter-blockchain communication.Killer deployment tools. (DEX) Decentralized Exchanges. I've used and it works wonderfully for ETH tokens. The UI is quite intuitive. The exchange doesn't hold your private key. More gateways (on ramps).More smart contracts on Ethereum and other networks.  Please add any additional ideas to this list by tweeting me. Thank you.

Ripple vs XRP - Explained

Hacker Noon wrote an excellent article about the differences between Ripple and XRP in a January article. It looks to clear up the misinformation and fake news regarding this coin. I personally learned a lot just by reading this one article and feel I'm a lot more educated on the subject now. One snippet is that apparently Ripple and XRP are not the same thing. Ripple is the company and XRP is one of the multiple product offerings they offer. Banks don't use XRP. They use the Ripple software. Before you invest in XRP, it is recommended that you read this article.

What Is My Bitcoin Net Worth?

There is an ongoing debate about Bitcoin and its utility value. The answer to the question “What is my Bitcoin net worth” is ZERO because I don’t own Bitcoin (BTC). I’m a big proponent for Bitcoin Cash (BCH). If you like friction, buy Bitcoin (BTC). Google “Bitcoin High Fee Coin” and you will get tons of information. There is not enough time for that discussion in this article.

Also, view this link for a great comparison of Bitcoin Legacy vs Bitcoin Cash:

I like Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and EOS (EOS) because I believe they enable freedom, equality and world peace. Although today BCH may not have as many network effects as Bitcoin (BTC), it is growing fast in all regards. Not to mention Dr. Craig Wright has publicly stated that Bitcoin Cash is patenting everything. In a perfect open world, patents may not be ideal but if it is nChain that owns the patents versus a big bank, I sleep well knowing nC…

Bitcoin Cash Content Project

New Premium Content Project About Bitcoin Cash by Web Marketing LLC I'm working on writing a fresh piece about "Why Bitcoin Cash Will Win". If you want to add input about $BCH or contribute feel free to visit the link above. Thank you!

— Jared Schlar (@jaredsc) January 12, 2018

Warren Buffett: Cryptocurrencies Will Come to a 'Bad Ending'

Warren Buffett: #Cryptocurrencies Will Come to a 'Bad Ending' via @CoinDesk

— Jared Schlar (@jaredsc) January 11, 2018

Personally, I don't think Warren Buffett understands what a "cryptocurrency" is. He is clearly threatened by them the same way that Jaime Dimon is. I don't think time will favor him in this case and he is definitely not open to new ways of conducting business including lucrative new business models. Berkshire Hathaway will have to hire an even younger CEO to keep up. Good luck to him.

The Truth Behind Ripple and Why I Sold It All

The Truth behind Ripple - $XRP, and why I sold it all

— Jared Schlar (@jaredsc) January 8, 2018

How Does Ethereum Work, Anyway?

“How does Ethereum work, anyway?” by @iam_preethi$ETH

— Jared Schlar (@jaredsc) January 9, 2018

Bitcoin Cash Status

Bitcoin Cash Is Up, But Correction May Be On Cards via @CoinDesk
— Jared Schlar (@jaredsc) January 8, 2018

Why Roger Ver Thinks Bitcoin Cash Is Better Than Bitcoin Core

Roger discusses the difference between Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin Legacy on Rubin Report. The video was previously recorded but still has a lot of relevant information. Roger states that users want fast, cheap and reliable Bitcoin.

Roger Ver Interview on CNBC Fast Money

Roger Ver aka Bitcoin Jesus goes on CNBC Fast Money and talks about where Bitcoin is going.

New Tech - Lucyd

This video contains futuristic blockchain-fueled Augmented Reality smartglasses. It will be interesting to see what the final product looks like.