#111Months – 18

Month number 18 of the #111Months challenge has finished, time for a new status review.

111Months – June 2020 update

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.

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.

June 2020 Crypto portfolio vs target

Wealth build

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.

June 2020 – Wealth build vs forecast

Wealth distribution

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.

June 2020 – Wealth distribution development

Passive Income

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.

June 2020 – Passive income trend

All in all the road to financial freedom looks very promising with still 93 months to go.

From T-shirts to Merchandise

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.

The first Carpathian-Basin 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.

Dresden t-shirt
One of the first shirts created. Dresden 2018.

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:

COTI:

Carpathian Community Node for COTI

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:

COTI’s Universal Payment System (UPS)
Blockchain dollars is coming
COTI Pay roadmap

CITYUPTAKE

CITYUPTAKE is consistency. Great rewards and already going strong for almost 2 years:

Size of the TD (in $TRX) and the weekly rewards in 2019
In 2020 TD is growing, while rewards are very consistent

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)

Pi-token

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.

Guaranteed rewards of 16,37% annualized returns or 17,76% if compounding the rewards

#111Months – 17

A month has passed, time to review the progress in the #111Months project.

The goal of the #111Months project is to achieve early retirement at the age of 55. When I was 111 Month away from that, I started the #111Month project, created a targeted wealth and a targeted passive income enabling myself to retire from corporate life and move into managing and extending my passive income generating portfolio through Carpathian Basin Ltd.

111Month-17 dashboard

With a nice small crypto run just before the end of the month, the wealth build is back on track. Also the share values recovered nicely, so the dip which occurred 2 months ago has been eliminated.

Passive Income

Passive income May 29

Most of the tokens held for passive income have been performing well.
– BTT has recently started it’s staking project on the DLive platform which has been consistently delivering around 40% annualized returns.
– COTI has finished it’s first month with Carpathian Basin running the COTI Community Node, now rebranded to Carpathian Node, delivering more than 40% annualized returns.
– CITYUPTAKE is still consistently delivering more than 30% annualized returns.
– CITY Alpha is generating solid returns combined with its progressive reward generating program.
– Pi gives 18% annualized return with full flexibility.

Only WINk has not delivered stable returns the results fluctuate day by day. On a good day, I use the rewards to increase the WINk stake on a bad day, I am using the rewards to buy Pi and increase that stake.

In general I am ahead of the plan of building my portfolio of passive income generating tokens due to the good returns of the tokens held and due to the low price of Crypto still

Plans for June

The main focus for June is:

  1. Continue to drive for increasing the portfolio of passive income generating crypto tokens
  2. Increase regular share portfolio
  3. Give full support for CITYUPTAKE, Pi Token and COTI to be part of their succes
  4. Start incorporation of Carpathian Basin to reduce the Tax impact of Crypto earnings helping to build Carpathian Basin quicker.

#111Months

Month 16 the month of recovery

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.

#111 Months, update 16.

Staking

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.

COTI staking results for April
BTT staking results to date

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.

Wealth

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.

Distribution of wealth over the 5 mayor categories.

#111 Months – 15

Months 15 of the 111 months early retirement has finished. Time for a summary

The 15th month of the #111Months challenge has finished and due to the global situation we are in, it was a month of a major step back. Both the share values and the crypto value dropped back. Eventhough the spending has been reduced, giving more opportunity to buy more Crypto and shares, the nett result was negative.

111Months cockpit month 16

The proportion of loans on my total wealth has climbed up after a steady continuous decline. In the coming months, our government has suspended loan repayments, so the free cash will be used to increase exposure to shares, crypto and precious metals.

Loan proportion of total wealth.

Also the passive income generation has suffered over the month of March and has dropped significantly. Even though the holdings of all passive income generating assets have increased and a new asset (Pi-Token) has been added to the list of passive income generating assets.

Passive income generation vs targeted passive income at the end of the #111Months project

With March having been an extremely busy month, setting up another Crypto project while dealing with COVID19 issues in normal work, the blog has been neglected a bit. But a recovery is in place

#111Months – 13

The 13th month of the #111Months challenge has finished. 98 Months to go before early retirement. After some disappointing months in the Crypto world this was the first month showing some real recovery.

111Months cockpit month 13

The proportion of loans on my total wealth has been decreasing steadily and is now dropped well below 40%, which means the nett. wealth is developing nicely.

Loan proportion of wealth decreasing over time

The passive income is at a steady level and continuously increasing with increasing my stake in passive income generators like (in order of contribution):

  • CITYUPTAKE;
  • CITY ALPHA;
  • Abbvie shares;
  • Unicum shares;
  • Altrea shares;
  • WINk
  • Cardano;
  • Waves.

In February $COTI will be added to this list through staking as well.

Wealth build vs final target.

The wealth building has recovered from two bad month in Crypto and is back on track, well ahead of the target created when the #111Months challenge started.

Second phase of passive income.

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

CARDANO

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.

COTI

For COTI, first staking pool participation has begun, now I am saving to have enough COTI to start my own active node.

Pynk

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

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.

#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….