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.
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 $ADA for the staking but be disloyal to CITYUPTAKE.
So my decision was to vote 2 days for CITYUPTAKE and then 2 days for a Cardano community driven staking pool.
The backside of this approach was the re-occuring fee to change the staking delegation:
Until I found out there is the possibility to open multiple wallets on the testnet through the Yoroi wallet. So now 50% of my ADA is used for staking CITYUPTAKE and 50% is used for Staking Cardanians.
As mentioned before, in 2019 the base was build for passive income and 2020 is the year to build the first Passive income structure on this solid base, focusing on Crypto driven passive income.
The other two passive income structures to be build are: – Dividend paying conventional stocks (2021) – Real estate rentals.
For the crypto driven passive income, four passive income driving coins are in focus to deliver an ever increasing passive income. For all 4 a target bag has been defined to be achieved by the en of 2020. This tracker keeps track of how far we are from the final goal (Bag status), while the pie charts show how much of the additional tokens targeted for 2020 have already been added to the bag.
The last block shows the amount of Passive income received to date, showing that currently a run rate of about 10$ per day is being achieved.
After setting up the CITYUPTAKE passive income stream in 2019. In 2020 I want to add:
Cardano blockchain based passive income
COTI blockchain based passive income
Passive income through Pynk
For Cardano I joined the Shelley testnet and although majority of ADA is used to boost the CITYUPTAKE Trade Desk, still a portion is used to receive staking rewards. Waiting for projects like CITYUPTAKE to emerge for serious passive income.
For COTI, first staking poolparticipation has begun, now I am saving to have enough COTI to start my own active node.
For Pynk I finally accumulated enough community points to be converted into Pynk shares.
For that I had to predict and invest time for 5 months:
I made 148 predictions and 42 forecasts.
Anybody interested in exploring Pynk please use this link: link
An overview of how 2019 was the year of building a crypto base
This post gives a summary of how I have dealed with Crypto through the year. I started the year as a small holder of $CITYUPTAKE, a fan of $Nano and $TRX, with high hopes for $XRP and in the state of lost faith in $ADA. $BTC was like dinosaur technology for me. But what did I know? I was only in crypto for 9 months and still a rookie in all area’s.
Since then I have started the #111Months challenge, with the goal to retire by the age of 55 by focusing on a healthy mix of crypto, stock and real estate portfolio. I have turned around this website to document the road to financial independence.
A target hold for a wide variety of stock has been created and besides being the co-founder of the Oh!live.hu webshop for selling quality olive oils in Hungary, I had the honor to become and agent for CITYUPTAKE as well.
The value of the crypto-portfolio (blue line) has increase steadily mainly by investing a significant sum (orange line) prior to the summer holiday. Mainly through the rewards from CITYUPTAKE and the start of CITY Alpha, my investment shows a minor profit at this point (red line).
Passivive income has been steadily increasing:
It can be said that 2019 was the year of building a foundation for passive income. Mainly CITYUPTAKE and CITY Alpha rewards have been main contributors, with small support from WINk and temporary projects like BOOM. In 2020, $ADA staking and $COTI staking will be adding to the mix, also the amount of dividend paying stocks will be increased and Pynk will be explored for passive income as well.
Hope that 2020 will be a successful investment year for all!
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 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 (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.
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:
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.
11 months have passed from the #111Months challenge. Time for a review #passiveincome #ada #cardano #TRON #earlyretirement
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.
Both passive income and liquid wealth targets are ahead of schedule, although wealth didn’t show a significant growth.
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 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
Again during the month of November two stock flips could happen creating profit too increase the hold of AbbVie and Altria.
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.
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.
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.
The Blockchains I am invested in are the following:
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.
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.
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.
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