With COTI Carpathian Node running smoothly and ORN Carpathian Brokerage under preparation, it is time to check out the potential projects in which setting up a staking pool would make sense. The initial candidates are projects like Unification ($FUND), Wanchain ($WAN), Harmony ($ONE) but first we should cast a wider net to see the possibility before narrowing it down.
After more research is done the details will be shared. In the meantime the structure behind the upcoming Carpathian Orion Protocol Brokerage can be found by clicking the link.
Another source to explore is the overview made by CryptoDiffer and in this article by hackernoon. Here a lot of details are worked out about Fantom, COTI, Tachyon and Harmony.
The cVIX is the first decentralized version of the VIX for the crypto market, covering major crypto assets. It is created by computing a decentralized volatility index from cryptocurrency option prices together with analyzing the market’s expectation of future volatility and working in a decentralized fashion by using a network of decentralized Chainlink oracles.
Below an example of the cVIX chart up to October 4:
The great news though for COTI holders is that the $cVIX token will be distributed according to the following distribution model:
So 10% of the total supply will be distributed to people holding the native $COTI token in the new Viper wallet, where they can claim their share of the $CVIX tokens for 8 consecutive weeks.
To not give a great advantage to the bigger Whales, there is a maximum of 500k $COTI per wallet which is eligible for $CVIX allocation.
This is another great example why it pays of to be an early holder in $COTI tokens.
Using the Carpathian Node on COTI Blockchain as a proof of concept, now preparations are on the way to set up a collaborative node on Orion Protocol as well. The legal framework is on the way to finalization and the participants have been found.
This will be one of the first Democratic run collaborative nodes on the Orion Protocol
August was the month of the founding of Carpathian Basin Ltd (Kft.) This marks the first big milestone in the road map for Carpathian basin. Besides managing the investment portfolio, Carpathian Basin will become the home of several Blockchain projects. The first being running the Carpathian Node on COTI blockchain.
September is the month of disappointment with the fall of CITYUPTAKE, which forces new directions and re-evaluations of actions taken so far.
October will be the month of excitement, with the official launch of the newest project being born in the Carpathian Basin set up. The intention is that this little offspring will grow up soon and will be able to stand on its own legs very rapidly. More details will follow!!
Sometimes in life you get roadblocks or setbacks, which hit pretty hard when they occur, but soon after teach you valuable information.
The issues with CITYUPTAKE (how ever the end will be) have thought me to act more on my discomfort with little things, some would call them red flags.
The other learning is, when becoming part of a team, always strive for full transparency with open and consistent communication.
Being part of the CITYUPTAKE agent team has led to a big loss in funds, how big is still to be seen, but even more importantly my name has been connected to a project which has left a bad smell. People have lost funds by a project represented by me.
So no more huge ambitious projects as a team member where the requirements of transparency and communication are not met. There where I would handle the assets of other people this will only be done in a solid and legal structured in full transparency.
With having Carpathian Basin Kft. (Ltd) established the framework for this has been set. The Carpathian COTI node cooperative will be upgraded from legal point of view and this will become a blue print for other small scale Node cooperations in other blockchains like Orion Protocol.
Besides that another project is in preparation with a solid team of trusted professionals. This one will launch on October first and more details will follow.
Finally all efforts will be put in place to recover as much funds as possible for the investors in the Pi token who got severely impacted by the CITYUPTAKE happening.
Will ORN be the next node / brokerage for Carpathian Basin?
After COTI, the next blockchain in focus now is the Orion Protocol. Orion is a relatively new blockchain. The purpose of Orion Protocal is providing a platform for traders looking for the best exchange for executing a trade.
Currently the Orion Terminal is in closed Beta and there is a staking initiative on KuCoin with a 40% APR.
So how does it work, as a token holder you will either be able to stake at a brokerage or become a brokerage (minimum 10k ORN required). If your brokerage is used for the transaction of the trade which occured on the Orion Terminal, you will get the trading fee, which has to be shared with the stakers into your brokerage.
After COTI, this will be the next blockchain in focus to establish a node (brokerage).
The dashboard of the Phi token gives a good status review of the Phi token Ecosystem
Phi Token is the loyalty token of the Promille project. If you are holding Pi-token (Pi is a TRC 10 token on the TRON Blockchain, providing a weekly dividend of 0,314% to it’s holders), you will be eligible to receive Phi loyalty tokens during the monthly airdrop over a period of 18 Months.
The first Phi token drop happened on August 2nd and the next will happen on September 2nd. The purpose of Phi is to reward early adopters of Pi-token by airdropping them this loyalty token, which will benefit from the growth of the Pi-token ecosystem.
So how does it work?
Every months 30% of the value growth (in $TRX) of the Pi reserve wallet is used to fund the loyalty token. This amount of TRX is used to mint new Phi tokens and the TRX is moved to the Phi reward wallet to invest in reward generating tokens. The value of 1 minted Phi at the first airdrop was 1 TRX. In total 4760 Phi tokens were minted and proportionally distributed over holders of Pi tokens and 4760 TRX was moved to the rewards wallet. During the second airdrop the value of 1 minted Phi will be 1.025 TRX. This means more TRX per minted Phi will be send to the Phi rewards wallet. With every airdrop the value of minted Phi will increase with 0.025 TRX.
From the rewards received in the rewards wallet, 50% is paid out weekly as dividend to Phi token holders and 50% is reinvested in reward generating tokens.
This means we have two processes increasing the value of Phi by increasing the value of the rewards wallet: 1. Increasing value of minted Phi 2. Reinvesting 50% of the rewards into the rewards wallet.
With this we want to achieve an ever increasing value of Phi, with an ever increasing amount of weekly dividend paid to Phi holders.
The Dashboard consist of a lot of info.
The PHI Eco system shows what are the main pillars of Phi: – Funded by reserve wallet growth – Funded by 50% rewards reinvestment into the Phi – It is paying weekly dividends to its holders
The Phi wallet of reward tokens shows the total amount of value in the rewards wallet (4,802 TRX as per Aug 12) and in which reward generating tokens or activities these 4,802 are used and in which proportion
General data of PHI Eco system shows the following key numbers: – 4,760 Phi in circulation – 22.49 $TRX paid in weekly dividends – 1.009 Current value of 1 Phi (value of rewards wallet / Phi in circulation)
The block charts show the following info – The amount of Phi airdropped per month (4,760 in August) – The value of Phi and how it progresses on a weekly base – The total of dividends paid out – The weekly dividend paid per 1k Phi, which will show an increasing trend over time
The expectation for the next drop section is there for expectation management. It shows 4 circles which indicate the worst case situation for the next monthly drop of Phi. This will always improve as the month progresses. – 2,248 $TRX this is 30% of the reserve wallet growth to date since the last drop, so this is the minimum amount of fresh $TRX to be injected into the Phi Eco system, but this will grow over time. – 1.025 $TRX is the value of the one Phi minted for the next airdrop – 2,369 $Phi is the minimum amount of Phi that will be dropped during the next monthly drop based on the amount of TRX (2,248) and the value of Phi (1.025) as the amount of TRX allocated for the drop will grow, also the amount of Phi to be dropped will grow. – 685 $Pi is showing the minimum amount of Pi you need to hold to receive a Phi token. As the amount of Phi to be dropped will grow, the amount of Pi to be held will decrease as the month progresses.
Purpose of PHI
The purpose of Phi token is to award early holders of Pi token with a token which has an appreciating nature based on the success of the Pi token Eco system.
The year of building passive income, how is the progress so far?
Time for another update on my passive income generators. In the last one and a half month two of the passive income generating coins have reached the target level set out at the beginning of the year and another token is added to the family of income generating coins.
Through continuous compounding where possible (mainly on the TRON Blockchain tokens), the USD value received per day increases (Blue) and the TRX value received per day (Green) as well. As some rewards are weekly or monthly and most daily, I have chosen to use the 7 days average to measure the progress.
The other major source of passive income is COTI. Unfortunately the staking rewards received by running a Community Node cannot be compounded, but with the current (and expected future) value increase of the COTI token, it will be contributing to both wealth increase and passive income significantly!
It seems the target size of the token bags for the end of the year are realistic. As planned this year has been the year of putting in place a solid foundation for passive income generation.
Month number 18 of the #111Months challenge has finished, time for a new status review.
The road to financial freedom is looking more promising than ever before. The last three months a full recovery has occurred from the weak start of this year. A big important step has also been initiated in June, which is the incorporation.
Per beginning of August, Carpathian Basin will become Carpathian Basin Kft (Ltd.). As a corporation through Hungarian tax law, the taxation on earnings will be much more beneficial than taxation as an individual (9% vs 33%). This helps building up the investment portfolio in a higher speed than doing it as a private individual. On top of this expenses, like webhosting, wifi, office equipment etc can be deducted from the profit, further bringing down the tax pressure.
Portfolio build in June
In June, the focus was on building portfolio in Crypto and shares while continuing to pay back loans. In Crypto the position in $CITYUPTAKE (TRX), $Pi (TRX), $BTT, $CHZ and $COTI was increased significantly. Because of the staking returns for staking $BTT in Dlive, the BTT position was build up quickly and is daily increasing. For $COTI running the node, with the resulting staking is bringing monthly natural growth, just as CITYUPTAKE and Pi. For BTT and COTI a new target should be considered as the goal has already been achieved.
The wealth building has seen a little sprint in June. 4.6% of the final wealth goal has been achieved. With an increasing amount of passive income generating assets, the wealth build will increase especially once all loans are eliminated. We are slowly leaving the linear growth as the goal is to get in a state of (semi) exponential growth.
While the wealth is growing the distribution is changing. It is mainly the loans which proportion is decreasing while the crypto proportion is increasing. In the end the goal is to achieve a similar proportion for crypto as for shares and in a later phase also real estate.
With the increase of passive income generating assets, the passive income increases. Adding BTT had a big impact as well. The successful month of February could not be replicated yet, but the trend is clearly positive. A level of 13,1% of the income required to retire is already achieved. The value of crypto assets has a huge impact of the level of passive income achieved.
All in all the road to financial freedom looks very promising with still 93 months to go.
How Carpathian Basin evolved from a T-Shirt printing company to an investment company with Merchandise
With the official incorporation of Carpathian Basin coming up it is also time to think about some nice Merchandise.
It all started in 2018 with an idea to start a experience based t-shirt company called Carpathian Basin, as this is the location where I am located. I made some nice shirts inspired by travels, but found out soon enough that though I loved the name, the business model was not that great.
While I was figuring out that the business model was not the best, my crypto portfolio was increasing week by week and inspired by that the focus was moved to the #111Months challenge and the new profile of Carpathian Basin was found: Blockchain.Investment.Community.
The freshly created Merchandise features the current Blockchain pet-projects in my portfolio:
We are proud to run a node on the COTI blockchain and with the recent developments with COTI Viper and Blockchain Dollars, we are very bullish on COTI as a whole:
This video explain the COTI Universal Payment System:
CITYUPTAKE is consistency. Great rewards and already going strong for almost 2 years:
I would dare to say that CITYUPTAKE is the reason why the value of my crypto portfolio is green while building it in a continuous bear market (although lately COTI also played a role in this)
But also the Pi-token from the Crypto Universe deserves a spot on that Carpathian-Basin Merchandise. A consistent reward giving token with some fun interactions with the holders through weekly games.