Chasing KYC

Why am I chasing KYC?

As the Crypto world is evolving, regulations are catching up slowly. The US new regulations is a clear indication that in order to be able to engage with US citizens as a blockchain project, one has to comply to these regulations.

For adoption of a bigger audience also this compliance is essential, as compliance will create easier entry into mainstream, which will result in tapping into a larger user base.

It is no surprise that Ripply has created a lobby arm in cooperation with Cardano called the blockchain for Europe association. No less is it a surprise that TRON has hired a former SEC attorney to give guidance in how to handle regulations. Binance has set up its Binance US branch etc. Regulations and compliance is on the move.

Besides the project mentioned above, I am very happy that two of my other favorite projects $CITYUPTAKE and $COTI also take regulations and compliance seriously.

CITYUPTAKE

CITYUPTAKE has upgraded their compliance needs in the last year. Initially only holding a token was enough to be applicable for rewards, end of last year registration was required and in Q4 this year after CITYUPTAKE became officially incorporated a complete KYC needs to be done in their lounge to receive your rewards. On top of this a taxation document needs to be filled in for being tax compliant as well.

The lounge also provides all your historical transactions and a record of all your received rewards

COTI

COTI (Coin of the Internet) has a KYC requirement in case you want to set up a wallet for holding your coins in the official wallet. Staking is only possible through the official wallet and if you have the ambition to be a node also the KYC wallet is required.

All the above gives a clear explanation why $XRP, $ADA, $TRX, $CITYUPTAKE & $COTI are a substantial part of my crypto portfolio as it makes sense to chase KYC.

The Purge

Reviewing my crypto portfolio, I came to the conclusion that during 2019, it has become a big mess. I have some coins, which I really track and for which I have really set a target of the amount of tokens I want to hold in my portfolio:

Crypto portfolio target.

From these “base tokens” most of them have been growing nicely with the exception of $BNB and $GLD. $TRX is mainly CITYUPTAKE tokens converted to $TRX and a huge variation of Altcoins in the TRON blockchain.

As I am addicted to Data, I have been tracking the hold of all the tokens I am holding on TRON Blockchain. I have been actively accumulating 26 tokens on the TRON blockchain and even more passively. Seeing the messy portfolio, I now have taken the decision to clean up. This clean up exercise has been initiated by the recent value growth for $Play and $IGG, providing a good moment to cash out and convert the value to more $CITYUPTAKE and move some into $ADA and $COTI.

So now in time, I will purge the rest of the portfolio, cleaning out non reward giving tokens and gambling tokens once the value exceeds the initial value. $WIN will stay for the time being, $CITYUPTAKE and $CITY Alpha will stay for sure as they are the fuel for my passive income.

For now all TERC based tokens like Game of Tron and Aftermath Island will stay at least until the game is live. $Nole will stay as it gives a dividend in $Nolewater. But all e-sport teams, PRO, Mazer , LimeJuice will go. Beatzcoin will go (although I will use the app). $Vcoin will be cashed out, Egguity and Boom will await the time it will have a better value. TWX and PLAT will go as well and EVO will await the launch of the new game and the level of dividend will drive the decision.

By purging my stack, I will be able to add a significant amount to the $CITYUPTAKE stack and will bring the goal of setting up a $COTI node also closer.

It is time to refocus on the end goal. Early retirement with a good passive income. I will need to be more selective in the coins to invest in.

Exploring COTI

My thought on diversifying into COTI
#blockchain #COTI @CITYUPTAKE #Node

In the continuous quest for rewarding projects, I stumbled up $COTI when they were competing for a spot in the Binance listing.

COTI (Currency of the Internet) is a crypto-currency with a very small market cap at this moment but with a lot of potential. The intent is to be a currency on the internet or brick and mortar stores, with the potential for merchants to create their own currency on the COTI platform or to create their own loyalty program.

The transactions go through nodes who are operated by holders of the $COTI coin. For running a node, you need to stake at least 100k $COTI and for an advanced node, you will need to stake 250k $COTI. The expected returns on an advanced node is considerably higher than on a regular node.

If you don’t posses enough $COTI to run a node, you can stake some (5 or 10k) through a community node.

The thorough KYC process one has to go through to be able to open a wallet, creates trust and shows this is a project which takes the future compliance needs serious, just like CITYUPTAKE on the TRON blockchain.

With a market cap below 2 Million USD at the moment, this seems to be a safe project to invest in, as the progress is great.

Therefore since I have found out about $COTI I have been using half of my weekly $CITYUPTAKE rewards to build a stack of $COTI coins with the plan to have my node running in the first quarter of 2020.

#111Months November 2019

11 months have passed from the #111Months challenge. Time for a review #passiveincome #ada #cardano #TRON #earlyretirement

#111/11

Summary of the 11th month of the 111 month challenge.

100 Month to go..

11 Month have passed, 100 more to go. What started as a general idea to retire at the age of 55, slowly transformed in a real plan with the following elements worked out

  • Defined a target crypto portfolio;
  • Established 2 participations, generating work and income after retirement;
  • Started to work on community involvement;
  • Defined a roadmap with milestones to reach the final goal.

Summary

#111/11 Scorecard

Both passive income and liquid wealth targets are ahead of schedule, although wealth didn’t show a significant growth.

Passive income

My position in all passive income generating entities is continuously increasing. Both in Crypto: CITYUPTAKE, CITY Alpha, WINk and in conventional shares: Unicum, AbbVie and Altria.

CITYUPTAKE has initiated being KYC and Tax compliant, which decreased the paid out amount of income but prevents future offsetting through local taxation. As the amount of CITYUPTAKE held increased, also the weekly rewards are increasing. CITY Alpha delivered a record return, which offset the low value of $TRX completely. Returns in WINk are low, but accumulation is ongoing for future rewards.

The trading profits in shares have been used to increase the position in AbbVie and Altria.

With all of this, passive income is now at 11% of the final target, supporting a quicker accumulation, creating a boomerang effect.

Staking in Cardano (ADA) will start delivering some additional regular rewards

Loans

Loans still make up 39% of total wealth and are continuously decreasing. In 4 months time one of the mortgages will expire, which will create additional free income, to speed up repayments of debt for the future

Stocks

Again during the month of November two stock flips could happen creating profit too increase the hold of AbbVie and Altria.

Crypto

A position of more than 30k $ADA was build up to be ready for testnet and participate in the Cardano staking which will start in the first half of December. After snapshot a part was converted into CITYUPTAKE to increase weekly rewards.

When $BTC was at a level of $7200, the size of the $BTC bag was increased as well. Besides that daily 0.0025 BTC is purchased to build a strong position.

For the near future, $BTT is cheap and accumulation will be expedited also $ADA will be in focus to build up again as I have high expectation on $ADA performance in the second half of 2020. Also BTFS will do some magic for $BTT.

Once all targets below are achieved, focus will shift from Crypto to regular stock market, but before doing so a major correction of stock market has to happen first.

Crypto targets.

100 Months to go….

Vision, goals & roadmap

Roadmap is there

After an inspiring week, where the innovation center of one of our biggest customers was visited, where CITYUPTAKE is really stepping up the plate concerning compliance with SEC requirements and where Cardano is getting closer to the implementation of staking, I had a lot of inspiration to think about the future and the roadmap of Carpathian-Basin.

This resulted in updating the vision & goals section of the Carpathian-Basin website, and also in creating a first shot at a roadmap for the #111Month challenge.

Carpathian-Basin roadmap

Never stop chasing your dream!!

Crypto portfolio tracking

My blogpost on Carpathian Basin explaining the crypto portfolio

My Crypto portfolio showcases the various crypto projects in which I am invested and in which I see the potential for wealth increase in the future.

Crypto projects.

The Blockchains I am invested in are the following:

  • TRON
  • CARDANO
  • BITTORRENT
  • RIPPLE
  • BITCOIN
  • NANO
  • WAVES
  • WANCHAIN
  • GULDEN

For Crypto progress I am tracking the value of the following chains in details: TRX, XRP, BTT, NANO, ADA. The other projects’ bag is still to insignificant to be tracked in detail.

Portfolio profitability of tracked projects

The portfolio profitability shows how much the value of the total hold of the coin is versus the money invested in the coin. It is visible that with the current values (November 4, 2019) only $TRX is in profit, while $BTT is not too far off. $NANO, which was the first Crypto I bought in March 2018, still has a far road to travel.

Profitability of Crypto investments

The graph above shows the value of the tracked Crypto portfolio (blue) versus the invested amount of USD (orange) and the resulting profitability of the portfolio (Red). Due to the fact that the vast majority of my crypto hold is TRX and that is the only coin in profitable status, the whole portfolio is profitable.

Within TRON blockchain, I have invested in several projects bringing passive income. The majority of the passive income is coming from CITYUPTAKE and WINK.

Passive income on TRON blockchain.

The daily passive income is continuously growing to a level of close to 20 USD per day. The average daily TRX rewards are close to 900 $TRX per day. This passive income is a key element on the #111Month challenge

#111Months October 2019

Summary of the 10th months of the 111 months challenge

#111/10

Passive income

Due to the fact that the majority of the passive income is coming from the CITYUPTAKE returns, which value is directly connected with the value of $TRX, the passive income has decreased in October compared to September. First passive income was received from the Stock Holdings as well.

WINk and BOOM have become good passive income providers on the  TRON blockchain as well and the revenues are used to increase the hold in WINk for long term income. 

111Months10

Loans

The amount of money in outstanding loans has decreased significantly versus the total amount of wealth and is now standing at 39% of wealth.

Stocks

The Fitbit stock was sold with a 35% profit and part of that was used to increase the stake in passive dividend paying stock Altria and a portion was used to buy another speculative stock PG&E which had a recent big drop.

Crypto

Tron recovered slightly and the vibe is very good with the cooperation with Samsung. This bodes well for the vast majority of my crypto holdings. BTC I keep stacking continuously by adding 0,0003 BTC to my stack each day independent of the price. CITYUPTAKE is giving me through its rewards at least 3k TRX tokens per week, which is slowly increasing the stack. 

And as Cardano is getting closer to the possibility of staking and the Shelley net is to be launched soon, this is the next Crypto on which I will focus to build the stack.

Continuous decision

With investment emotion is a big factor. It is important to be honest to yourself. Are you an emotional person when it comes to investments? Are you quick to be drawn into a FOMO? Are you likely to have a panic sell when prices drop? Have you done impulse purchases in the past?

When your answer is yes to most of the above, it is best to steer away from the temptation of emotion impacted investment.

I have done so by locking most of my investments and making them difficult to touch. Instead of trading, I put a significant part of my holdings in the hands of transparent and compliant professional traders like CITYUPTAKE and soon also accompanied by PYNK. These are taking care of my funds while generating a nice passive income. With that passive income, I can choose to re-invest or to use it for more risky investments.

Besides CITYUPTAKE and PYNK also nice opportunities are opening up at Cardano, which is soon to be ready for staking as well.

So the monthly decision is now, what to do with my investable money? Crypto or stock? CITYUPTAKE or PYNK?

In the end I know that as long as I am not trying to trade myself, the return on my investment will be good whatever decision I take.