Passive income January

2020 is the year to build passive income through Crypto and at the beginning of the year, I selected 4 coins with are instrumental in my opinion to create a good base for future passive income: $COTI, $ADA, $CITYUPTAKE & WINk.

For all 4 a goal has been set of where I should be in stack size by the end of the year and monthly I am tracking progress.

Passive income coins status vs target

In January year to date, I have received $460,- of passive income through crypto. The vast majority of that >95% has been through the combination of CITYUPTAKE and CITY Alpha. But for the future, I have my eyes on $COTI as well, which is why I boosted my stack and am already almost half way the annual target. $CITYUPTAKE is almost on track and both $ADA and $WINk are behind. All in all, I would say I am a bit ahead of schedule

#111Months – 13

The 13th month of the #111Months challenge has finished. 98 Months to go before early retirement. After some disappointing months in the Crypto world this was the first month showing some real recovery.

111Months cockpit month 13

The proportion of loans on my total wealth has been decreasing steadily and is now dropped well below 40%, which means the nett. wealth is developing nicely.

Loan proportion of wealth decreasing over time

The passive income is at a steady level and continuously increasing with increasing my stake in passive income generators like (in order of contribution):

  • CITYUPTAKE;
  • CITY ALPHA;
  • Abbvie shares;
  • Unicum shares;
  • Altrea shares;
  • WINk
  • Cardano;
  • Waves.

In February $COTI will be added to this list through staking as well.

Wealth build vs final target.

The wealth building has recovered from two bad month in Crypto and is back on track, well ahead of the target created when the #111Months challenge started.

Crypto recovery

As the month is almost over, I have been checking again how my road to Early Retirement is progressing. Almost 13 out of the 111 Months of the #111monthchallenge have passed.

January first distribution of wealth.

At the end of the year, Crypto only made up a lousy 9% of my total wealth. In the last 30 days, this has changed significantly:

January 30th distribution of wealth.

As is visible, value of stocks have dropped, loans are being paid back, and Crypto value has increased significantly.

Graphs

A story through graphs

I am a true believer of the power of visualization. Picture speak more than words. Some people can create great drawings, others can make pictures telling a story but I am the person who tells stories through graphs.

This is why part of my task for CITYUPTAKE is to update the weekly informative graphs as they tell a powerful story about the success of CITYUPTAKE.

Cumulative rewards

Since the start of CITYUPTAKE on July 14, 2018, the total rewards paid out have reached a level of close to 20 million $TRX. With a total amount of holders of 105, this is a great average per holder.

Weekly rewards

The amount of weekly rewards have stabilized since the one year anniversary in July and are consistently just below 400k $TRX

Rewards vs Trade Desk size

It is also visible in this graph that the rewards growth at start was fueled by the quick Trade Desk growth by onboarding users. Since July the Trade Desk growth has slowed down, and the weekly rewards became very consistent with slow growth.

Rewards for holding 100k CITYUPTAKE

The above graph shows that dilution is not a concern for a CITYUPTAKE holder. As the share of the total amount of CITYUPTAKE is decreasing for holding 100k, the amount of rewards received weekly remains very stable.

Next phase in portfolio building

Change of approach to build crypto portfolio

In the last 12 Months, I have almost tripled the amount of FIAT money invested in my crypto-currency portfolio. With that some mayor goals are achieved:

  • Enough CITYUPTAKE tokens accumulated for receiving steady rewards;
  • Enough $COTI tokens accumulated as a team effort to run an advanced node when the Testnode is moved to mainnet;
  • A base of $ADA tokens build, staking on the Shelley Testnet;
  • Enough $WINk tokens accumulated to slowly increase the bag on $WINk tokens.
Changes in crypto-portfolio over the last year.

Overall the crypto-portfolio is in profit mainly due to the fact that the rewards (mainly CITYUPTAKE) is driving the dollar average per token owned down.

There is a clear target to increase the stack of (future) passive income tokens for this year.

Passive income carrying tokens target for 2020

The expectation now is that the further build can be done without the need of injection anymore FIAT money, allowing a steady increase of the portfolio value and a reduction of the average dollar cost of all tokens.

BUIDL BUIDL & HODL HODL

Crypto market cap over time

With the mini-bull run behind us, I thought it would be nice to check how the Coinmarket cap developed over time.

Coinmarketcap over time

The table above shows how the top 20 has changed significantly from 2017 (Jan 16) to 2018. However in the following years there was less of a shake up. Clearly the market cap has been severely impacted by the 2017 end of year bull run. In the following bear market the ranking has stayed relatively stable. To my surprise there are still quite some Forks in the top 20 and I would expect the majority of them to drop our during the next bull run, as I would hope that utility will become more important than the name of the project.

However the top 3 of the Coinmarket Cap seems unshakeable.

This exercise led me to investigate the coins in the top 20 a little bit more in detail and I finally checked out LEO, as it has always intrigued me, what is it and why is it in the top 20? I will add some more words to that at the end of this article.

So what happened with the projects vanishing from the top 20?

What happened with the top 20 drop outs?

The projects dropped out in the recent years have been able to keep a position in the top 50 with the exception of ICON. But among the projects, which were shaken out after 2017 there is a bigger variation to see. Clearly a lot of them have been overtaking by newer projects with superior technology.

What is Unus Sed Leo (LEO)?*


“Unus Sed Leo (LEO) is an exchange token that was launched on May 22 by iFinex, the parent company of Bitfinex, Ethfinex, and Tether. The LEO token is an exchange utility token for current and future iFinex trading platforms and services.

It was launched to the public following a private sale raising $1 billion. During this private sale, the purchase price of Unus Sed Leo (LEO) was 1 USDT for 1 LEO and the total supply of 1,000,000,000 (1 billion) LEO tokens were sold.

Why Did iFinex Launch an Exchange Utility Token?
Cryptocurrency exchanges issue their own exchange tokens for a variety of reasons; to attract more users, to benefit existing users, and to generate more profits. iFinex is no different.

However, the primary reason they issued the LEO token when they did is because in 2018, Bitfinex’s payment processor, Crypto Capital, was subject to a partial government seizure equating to $850 million of Bitfinex’s funds. Bitfinex is actively working to expedite the return of these funds but there is no certainty they will be able to recover them.

Therefore, to alleviate this cash shortfall, iFinex conducted a private offering of $1 billion for its Unus Sed Leo token.

If Bitfinex is successful in recovering the $850 million funds from Crypto Capital, they stated that an amount equal to 95% of the recovered funds will be used to repurchase outstanding tokens and then burn them. As well, Bitfinex will also use 80% of recovered funds from a 2016 hack to repurchase and burn Unus Sed Leo tokens.

The repurchasing and burning of LEO tokens from recovered funds will reduce the token’s total supply and drive the price up through time.”

*Source of this info: https://www.publish0x.com/unus-sed-leo/everything-you-need-know-about-ifinexs-unus-sed-leo-leo-cryp-xlydqj

Cardano Staking

Finding out ADA staking can be split by opening multiple wallets

When Shelley Testnet went live I was eager to start staking my $ADA in the testnet, but had an immediate small disappointment when I found out that I could only stake on one stake-pool and I could not spread the $ADA I owned over several stake-pools. So the choice was;

  • Stake all my $ADA to CITYUPTAKE staking pool and with that feed the Trade Desk of my favorite passive income rewarding crypto project but receive no staking rewards my self>
  • Stake all my $ADA to another staking pool and earn $ADA for the staking but be disloyal to CITYUPTAKE.

So my decision was to vote 2 days for CITYUPTAKE and then 2 days for a Cardano community driven staking pool.

Delegating to CITYUPTAKE stake pool

The backside of this approach was the re-occuring fee to change the staking delegation:

ADA wallet transaction fee

Until I found out there is the possibility to open multiple wallets on the testnet through the Yoroi wallet. So now 50% of my ADA is used for staking CITYUPTAKE and 50% is used for Staking Cardanians.

Community engagement

Part of the #111Months challenge defines community engagement. The idea is to set up an incubation project for new business once Carpathian Basin Ltd is up and running.

Awareness about technology, crypto and enterpreneurship at future adults is also very important, that is why the opportunity to speak at Career day at the local secondary school was great.

First slide of the career day presentation

I prepared a presentation highlighting besides the original topic:

  • Investing;
  • State of Technology;
  • Crypto currencies.

In the hope that these young adults will be on the receiving part of the incubation project in a couple of years from now.

Preparing a COTI node

Describing part of the road of setting up a COTI node

As one of my future passive income streams, I have selected $COTI after reviewing the project and its white paper. In my opinion the potential is great in two directions;

  • It has a great future potential and is very undervalued at the moment, giving it a great chance for value increase of the token.
  • By staking first and operating a node later, it will generate passive income through staking rewards and Node rewards later.

So time to make a plan to set myself up for being a node:

COTI Node set up action plan

There is a great manual created by Wolf Crypto on how to create a COTI node, which I am following step by step. After applying for being a Testnode, I am halfway the process.

Vultr ubuntu server set up

The domain is registered, the server is initiated. Only remaining steps are to set up the Node, planned for later this week, and increasing my stack of $COTI tokens (70% finished ) and an additional passive revenue stream will be up and running.

Passive Income Tracker

As mentioned before, in 2019 the base was build for passive income and 2020 is the year to build the first Passive income structure on this solid base, focusing on Crypto driven passive income.

The other two passive income structures to be build are:
– Dividend paying conventional stocks (2021)
– Real estate rentals.

Passive income Tracker

For the crypto driven passive income, four passive income driving coins are in focus to deliver an ever increasing passive income. For all 4 a target bag has been defined to be achieved by the en of 2020. This tracker keeps track of how far we are from the final goal (Bag status), while the pie charts show how much of the additional tokens targeted for 2020 have already been added to the bag.

The last block shows the amount of Passive income received to date, showing that currently a run rate of about 10$ per day is being achieved.

Passive income progress since Jan first 2019