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Market Meditations | April 2, 2021
So many profit opportunities and high probability plays.
We’ve seen explosive price action today.
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Crypto. Today, in the latest series of ‘the slow grind back to All Time Highs’, Bitcoin briefly hit $60,000. The recent sustained higher levels seemed to have dulled out fears during a ‘flash crash’ earlier this week. Speaking of highs, Ether (the largest altcoin by market capitalisation) touched $2,000 for the first time since February 2020. More on price action below ?
Legacy. First Friday of every month is U.S. Non Farm Payrolls or NFPs (essentially a labour market report). It was revealed that the U.S. economy created the most jobs in 7 months in March. Likely consequence of more Americans getting vaccinated and the government giving out additional pandemic relief money. Some suggest this could mark the start of the strongest economic performance in decades.
FTX was founded with the goal of donating to the world’s most effective charities. Through the FTX Foundation, FTX, its affiliates, and its employees have donated over $10m to help save lives, prevent suffering, and ensure a brighter future.
ETHEREUM / DOLLAR
With our key resistance at $1935 broken, Ethereum looks ready to run. Our first target is $2500, we expect to see a bullish April.
On top of the bullish technicals, Ethereum has benefited from a fundamentals boost courtesy of Mark Cuban. This is particularly impactful given Cuban was previously bearish crypto, stating he would rather hold ‘bananas’ than hold bitcoin ?
Cuban compared Ethereum’s smart contracts to the internet boom of the late 1990s. He even revealed that his portfolio is: 60% BTC, 30% ETH and 10% Others. We don’t have any more detail on the ‘Others’ at the moment but, some people are predicting it to be DOGE given his recent forecast of DOGE hitting $1.
?Developments in the Coinbase IPO have caught our attention. According to a Coinbase blog yesterday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has declared the crypto exchange’s S-1 registration for a public offering effective. Coinbase’s Class A common stock is expected to trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol ‘COIN’ on April 14.
? Here are a few exchange tokens that we are keeping a close eye on. Mainly because we deem them to be the highest probability plays.
MINING NEWS & ANALYSIS
Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Hits Record High
Bitcoin’s mining difficulty has posted a moderately large increase to set a new high after months of relatively slower growth.
Difficulty refers to the relative measure of the amount of resources required to mine bitcoin. This measurement climbs or falls depending on the amount of power consumed (or “hashrate” produced) by the network at a given time.
“Today’s moderately large difficulty increase is not surprising, and I expect it’s only a taste of what will come later in this year and into 2022, as delayed machine shipments start arriving and being deployed. The pending flood of hashrate about to enter the market will only continue pushing bitcoin’s mining difficulty higher, which should track with bitcoin’s price,” – Compass mining CEO Whit Gibbs told CoinDesk.
Those involved in mining can expect Bitcoin’s difficulty and hashrate to increase but so too will the reward. To look at the other side of the coin: miner’s revenues also hit a $1.5 billion record in the month of March.
How to Think Like Aristotle and Elon Musk
Aristotle is known as one of the greatest thinkers in history however no matter what problem he was looking to solve his starting point remained constant. This starting point was “the first basis from which a thing is known” or as we will refer to it, first principles.
First principle thinking is the act of breaking down our thoughts to their roots, challenging these roots and then rebuilding our thinking back up from scratch. Elon Musks compares this to a tree his advice being, “make sure you understand the fundamental principles, i.e. the trunk and big branches, before you get to the leaves (details) or there is nothing from them to hang onto.”
To apply this practically when working on a problem:
Identify your assumptions. Write down everything you think you know to be true about the problem. This helps us be deliberate and often reveals gaps in our knowledge.
Deconstruct these assumptions into their fundamental principles. Break down each of your assumptions to their most basic building blocks. You will then understand the individual components behind each of your assumptions.
Challenge these building blocks. Ask yourself, why do I believe in these building blocks and do I have evidence to prove that they are true? You will likely realise you were working based on information that was not correct in the first place.
Build from the ground up. Re-evaluate your problem. Now that you have tested and improved your core understanding you will be able to find innovative solutions.
In trading and personal finance, it is easy to think we understand everything when in reality we often do not. Question your assumptions, build up your foundational building blocks of knowledge and like Aristotle and Musk, you will be able to find original solutions that will help you build wealth.
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