Pi-Token

A small introduction to Pi-token as part of the Carpathian Basin eco-system

As part of The Crypto Universe, we have have created the Pi-token. With this it has become an integral part of Carpathian Basin ecosystem and it got its own place in our website, next to COTI and CITYUPTAKE.

Pi-token is a token on the TRON blockchain, which enables people, with lower amounts of $TRX or people who do not like to do KYC a possibility to earn some nice rewards while not having their funds at risk as the token is pegged 1:1 with TRX.

75 days after it has started paying rewards, the circulating supply of Pi has grown to 789k tokens:

Circulating supply of Pi-token.

In that period a total of 18.8k TRX has been payed out to the holders of Pi-tokens and the daily payment amount is growing day by day:

Cumulative rewards paid out to holders of Pi-tokens.

The Pi-token is funded by holding reward generating tokens and these rewards are then used in the following way:

income distribution of the rewards received by Pi-Token

In the week of April 19, a total income was received of 4,105 TRX. Out of this close to 10% (408 TRX) was move to the founders wallet to maintain the eco-system.
2,449 TRX was shared with the holders of Pi-tokens (average close to 350 TRX per day).
45 TRX worth of crypto was paid out to players of our weekly gaming competition in the channel.
1,202 TRX was moved to our reserve wallet, which is in place to fund the flexibility of offering a 1:1 peg to TRX.

Daily payout announcement, April 23 (payout 75)

As visible in the graphic above, close to 79% of the holders have chosen to switch on auto-buy as this results in automatic compounded carefree growth of the amount of Crypto held.

The different in returns explained between holding Pi and switching on auto-buy, based on 100k Pi held

#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.

Graphs

A story through graphs

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.

Cumulative rewards

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.

Weekly rewards

The amount of weekly rewards have stabilized since the one year anniversary in July and are consistently just below 400k $TRX

Rewards vs Trade Desk size

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.

Rewards for holding 100k CITYUPTAKE

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.

Next phase in portfolio building

Change of approach to build crypto portfolio

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.
Changes in crypto-portfolio over the last year.

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.

Passive income carrying tokens target for 2020

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.

BUIDL BUIDL & HODL HODL

Preparing a COTI node

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:

COTI Node set up action plan

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.

Vultr ubuntu server set up

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.

Passive Income Tracker

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.

Passive income Tracker

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.

Passive income progress since Jan first 2019

Real estate investment preparation

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
  • Affordable

Mako

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.

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The local library
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The movie theater
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Statues
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The Canopy walk in winter
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The Thermal bath

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.

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.