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.
Regular update on the progress of the portfolio of Passive Income generating tokens held.
Time for a new update on the passive income goal for 2020.
Due to the positive results of staking of BTT on DLive I have increased the target of the amount of BTT to hold by the end of the year. This is actually the third token out of the 6 passive income generators for which that decision has been taken. And as the value of crypto is still low, it is still cheap to further build the position in all of them.
Although the target is kept the same, CITYUPTAKE is still going strong and besides buying more CITYUPTAKE the rewards received are used to increase the stack of BTT and Pi-token in the last couple of weeks.
As CITYUPTAKE accounts for the biggest portion of my passive income generating tokens, it is bringing the biggest income impact as well. Although with the heavy push on other tokens, that portion has been decreased from 49.3% a couple of weeks ago to 48.5% currently:
$COTI, $BTT and $Pi token have increased their share, while $CITYUPTAKE and $WINk didn’t increase quick enough to maintain their proportional share. All in all a good foundation has been set for future income generation to support the #111Months project.
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April was a very successful month with regards to the growth of the amount of CITYUPTAKE tokens in circulation. Apparently consistent solid are becoming more popular nowadays. It is good to be part of a project that turns market volatility into rewards for its token holders..
With the ending of the 16th months of the 111 Months challenge, it is time for a new recap. While the end of month 15 was a drop back due to the value drop of Crypto and the general impact of the COVID19 on the market, April shows the month of recovery.
Having significantly increased my holdings of CITYUPTAKE, CITY Alpha & Pi Token, I have been building further on solid increase of passive income, this doesn’t show yet due to the low value of crypto still in the majority of April.
Besides that being appointed Community Node for COTI, allows a significantly higher amount to be staked and also the start of staking BTT in Dlive brings some great expectations for the future.
So with all the above, there is great trust that soon we will reach a passive income equal of 15% or more of the final goal.
A great recovery of Crypto values and a decent recovery of share values has boosted the wealth. On top of that a considerable investment was done in COTI to fill up the granted staking slots, which resulted in some everyday cost cutting but resulted in a nice wealth boost.
Due to COVID actions, salary was temporay cut, but also loan repayments were stalled by the government. This kept the monthly spendable income on par, but the result was that loans are not being re-payed, slowing down the decreasing of the loans as part of the financial overview.
To further balance the wealth portfolio, I have also started stocking up precious metals like gold and silver, to have create an easy to liquidate portion of my wealth with a stable value.
This graph gives a good view on the consistency of rewards for holding CITYUPTAKE tokens while the portion of the total circulating supply decreases (dillution). The rewards recently consistently hover between 800 and 900 TRX per week.
This graph indicates the total rewards paid out week by week, it is clear that it is just a matter of time until the weekly 400k TRX paid out will be passed.
Continuously growing cumulative rewards have been increasing steadily and will surpass 25 Million TRX in the second half of May.
The regular update on the passive income dashboard
With the Crypto market slightly recovering from the dramatic value loss in March, it is time to update the Passive Income dasboard again. As the amount of cryptocurrencies included has changed a bit, the format has changed a bit as well:
Due to the slow evolution on ADA, I have decided to take it out of the passive income token portfolio, as the contribution will be lower than the other 6 coins in there:
COTI For COTI I have increased the target hold after the announcement that we will be allowed to run a community node on the COTI blockchain.
Pi-Token The growth of the Pi-token portfolio has been happening quicker due to the low prices of Crypto, which led to an increase of the targeted bag size.
BTT BTT has been added as a new passive income coin after the staking option in Dlive went live.
CITY Alpha CITY Alpha has been added as there will be a possibility to increase the bag size in the future and it has already been a passive income generator for a while
CITYUPTAKE As this is where I hold my biggest bag, it will always be a key element of the passive income strategy
WINk WINk is continuously giving small consistent rewards, and the hope remains that its value and with that the hight of the rewards will grow in the future
After one and a half months into 2020 the building of a passive income powerhouse is on track
The first half of February 2020 has been a great month in crypto due to the mini Alt coin run. End of January beginning of February, I made a bigger purchase in $COTI to get closer to my goal. Also I have been steadily purchasing $CITYUPTAKE and the growth in my held amount is in line with the target. $ADA and $WINk stagnated but will be caught up later.
The rewards from WINk have been extremely disappointing recently but maybe the new project which will be launched on the platform will inject some new life. As I don’t expect $ADA to run away in value from $TRX, I am not in a hurry to increase my ADA stack but rather invest the spare $TRX which I receive from CITYUPTAKE in the new reward generating token called $Pi. This one will go into open Beta soon and is already delivering double the rewards of voting.
The total received passive income value year to date is $843,- which puts me on a 6,5 k$ trajectory for the year. Not enough for retirement, but providing a serious impact on the road to retirement.
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.
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.
The amount of weekly rewards have stabilized since the one year anniversary in July and are consistently just below 400k $TRX
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.
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.
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.