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.
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.
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.
With the mini-bull run behind us, I thought it would be nice to check how the Coinmarket cap developed 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?
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.”
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.
The backside of this approach was the re-occuring fee to change the staking delegation:
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.
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:
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.
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 $COTI tokens (70% finished ) and an additional passive revenue stream will be up and running.
As mentioned before, in 2019 the base was build for passive income and 2020 is the year to build the first Passive income structure on this solid base, focusing on Crypto driven passive income.
The other two passive income structures to be build are: – Dividend paying conventional stocks (2021) – Real estate rentals.
For the crypto driven passive income, four passive income driving coins are in focus to deliver an ever increasing passive income. For all 4 a target bag has been defined to be achieved by the en of 2020. This tracker keeps track of how far we are from the final goal (Bag status), while the pie charts show how much of the additional tokens targeted for 2020 have already been added to the bag.
The last block shows the amount of Passive income received to date, showing that currently a run rate of about 10$ per day is being achieved.
What better excuse to travel than to prepare for future real estate investments..
Some of the key focus points for my future real estate investments are that investment needs to be:
located in a touristic area;
In the center of a city
in a relatively unknown real estate area with future growth
Appealing through all seasons
So as a family we agreed to visit at least one potential area in Hungary per month. And the first visit was to Mako in the south of Hungary near to the Romanian border.
Mako is mainly known for the cultivation of unions and garlic and because of its famous architect, who uses these vegetables as an inspiration for architecture.
It has some nice tourist atractors, like the “hagymaticum” thermal bath complex, a canopy walk, some nice architecture and a beach at the river for summers. So it is an all season destination.
In the middle of the Center there is a nice early 19th century building, with the potential to be improved and posing a great investment for some instant hotel room (AirBNB) set up. With the potential to generate passive income in the distant future.