By Paula Cas Join us Thursday, July 26th at 9pm EDT for the newest edition of Crypto And Then Some … hosted by Oro and Paula Cas.
By Oro Cas
If you’ve been part of the cryptocurrency trading market, you know it’s like riding a tornado. Mainstream financial talking heads have been snickering and predicting doomsday scenarios for Bitcoin, and its sister alt-coins since they stepped into the spotlight.
After a lot of hair pulling days with my own portfolio, I began the search for something that would give me a leg up on the chaos that surrounds cryptocurrency trading. An acquaintance introduced me to Unifii.
Not a novice at charts and patterns, I was skeptical with this new kid on the block that had not yet launched. Since their launch, the educational section of the Unifii website Prosperity U has taught this old dog a few new tricks. Combined with the Daily and Live Signals that alert a trader to possible buy and sell points have been useful in smoothing some of the bumps in my trading road.
I am not a professional, licensed financials advisor. I am simply sharing my personal experience with anyone that cares to read this post.
Today is a special day just like yesterday and last Sunday night. The reason the word “special” comes to mind is because Paula and I have brought something back to life from the past and it seems to function just as well today as when we put it in mothballs 3 years ago.
That something is KDCL Media, along with And Then Some Again Productions and it can mean only one thing.
The dust has been blown off of the virtual switchboard and we are producing all new Internet Radio shows again.
Today, in just over an hour, we will present our newest show called “Crypto and Then Some…” with a very special guest, Robyn Linn, along with two full hours of nothing but CRYPTO.
We will be covering Bitcoin, the Block Chain, and our experiences with it. Together with Robyn, we will be talking about a group of people who have assembled to take full advantage of the leadership included within the group as we all learn and earn our way to the top.
The link for today’s show is Crypto and Then Some… w/ special guest Robyn Linn and we offer a LIVE chatroom for discussion during the show so won’t you please join us for a very informative 2 hours.
I want to start this post with a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has taken an interest in my site. The recent growth of my likes and follows is incredible and I feel very fortunate to have so many people that have taken time to pay attention to my blog.
Once again THANK YOU all !!!
On to what’s next.
Over the past weekend it was decided to bring back an old friend. Our first internet radio show took place Sunday night after a long 3 year absence. Before that we had spent 5 years on Blog Talk Radio producing a variety of shows including a trucking show and also a gold mining show.
Our audience at the time numbered well over 280,000 from 18 different countries and was growing rapidly but we had to put the whole thing on hold in mid 2015 for personal reasons.
Today we have multiple reasons to fire up the BTR switchboard and pick up where we left off with the addition of a new topic and show to match.
This article explores the breakdown of cryptocurrency market into 12 major cryptocurrency categories for easy classification.
Bitcoin is an increasingly popular cryptocurrency that utilizes blockchain technology to facilitate transactions. Basically, a user obtains a Bitcoin wallet that can be used for storing bitcoins and both sending and receiving of payments. The blockchain technology used by Bitcoin is really just a shared public ledger that is used by the entire public network. The technology used is secured through cryptography, a branch of mathematics that provides a highly secure means of facilitating and recording transactions on the network.
Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency, a concept that was discussed in the late 90s. The first Bitcoin specification and proof of concept was published in 2009 in a cryptography mailing list. The concept was presented by a person or group known as Satoshi Nakamoto. The real identity of Nakamoto has been a mystery since that time, with various theories on who the individual or group may be.
Bitcoin is in the very early stages of acceptance, and although it is already accepted as a means of payment by numerous merchants, it has yet to become more widely accepted and “mainstream.” This could change, however, as more and more users are attracted to cryptocurrencies for the various potential benefits they may provide. In fact, investors have been flocking to the currency in significant numbers, and some even feel that eventually Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies could replace other traditional payment methods.
Benefits of Bitcoin
Bitcoin offers several important benefits to users. Some of the primary benefits of Bitcoin include:
- Low cost: Bitcoin may offer a lower-cost alternative to other traditional payment methods such as bank wires, ACH or credit card payments. For individuals or companies that need to transact regularly, these cost savings can add to substantially.
- Bitcoin is global: Using the Bitcoin network, payments can be sent or received anywhere in the world. Such payments may avoid expensive wire fees, and can also potentially eliminate the need to pay credit card foreign transaction fees.
- Bitcoin is fast: Transactions made using the Bitcoin network are fast, and settle quickly. This can eliminate the need to wait for clearance of funds which can sometimes exceed 14 days for checks or electronic transfers.
- Bitcoin is secure: One of the main principles behind the Bitcoin network is security. The blockchain technology is proving to be a very secure way to facilitate payments, and the decentralized nature of the network can also make t more secure.
- Decentralization: Bitcoin is decentralized-meaning it is not run or managed by any central authority. This can not only potentially provide added network security, but it can also promote network integrity.
- Bitcoin may react differently to inflation/deflation: Bitcoin differs significantly from fiat currencies, due to the fact that there is a limited number of bitcoins to be mined. Paper money, on the other hand, can be created at will out of thin air by central banks. Due to its limited supply, Bitcoin may potentially hold its value better than paper money, which can technically have an unlimited supply.
Bitcoin has become more widely traded as of 2017, and both short term traders and long-term investors are looking to participate in this exciting market. The price of bitcoin fluctuates on a daily basis, and can see some significant price volatility. Prices can be affected by numerous influences. Some of the possible drivers of price include: further acceptance, more exchanges opening, regulations, weakening paper currency values, inflation and more.
Charts can be a very useful tool for those looking to trade or invest in Bitcoin. Prices are available on numerous time frames, from as little as a minute to monthly or yearly charts. Short term traders may use shorter-term charts to try to profit from buying and selling of Bitcoin. Long-term investors may use charts to try to identify areas f support and resistance. When the market declines into support levels, investors may see that as a solid buying opportunity and look to buy Bitcoin on dips.
Charts can also be useful for spotting tradable technical patterns as well as potentially overbought or oversold conditions.
Bitcoin prices saw tremendous activity during 2017, rising several thousand percent over the year. The market has seen some volatility, although many of the dips seen in the cryptocurrency have thus far proven to be good buying opportunities. This trend may or may not continue, but given the outlook for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the trend could potentially remain higher for a long time to come.
While there is certainly the possibility of making short-term profits in Bitcoin, many market participants are viewing an investment in Bitcoin as a long-term play. If the cryptocurrency were to eventually become a favored form of global payment and remittance, there is no telling just how high prices could go. Some have even suggested that the price of Bitcoin could hit $50,000 in 2018 and eventually $1 million.
By Kelly Strong,
I watched the flag pass by one day.
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it,
and then he stood at ease.
I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud,
He’d stand out in any crowd.
I thought how many men like him
Had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil?
How many mothers’ tears?
How many pilots’ planes shot down?
How many died at sea?
How many foxholes were soldiers’ graves?
No, freedom isn’t free.
I heard the sound of TAPS one night,
When everything was still
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.
I wondered just how many times
That TAPS had meant “Amen,”
When a flag had draped a coffin
Of a brother or a friend.
I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.
I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
No, freedom isn’t free.
First I want to extend a HUGE THANK YOU!!! to all of my new followers. It seems like every day I get 2 or 3 new notifications for people who have decided to pay attention to me and my meanderings. That is VERY COOL !!!
It seems like everything is moving in slow motion ever since I got approved for my SSI. The battle to lock in a monthly check for the rest of my life was a long, hard fought battle between my attorney and me against the federal government but it ended with 1 in the win column for me.
That was over 30 days ago. I was told I could expect my settlement for the back pay owed to me within 30 days. Today I talked to the government and they informed me it would be a total of 60 days which means I might get a chance to have some spending cash for the summer MAYBE next month.
Plans are made for the purchase of a good used motor home for us to travel in while putting our LDMA membership to good use. Lost Dutchman Mining Association has multiple properties set aside for members only to prospect and mine for gold. Most of the properties have quite a bit of gold if you know how to find it.
Lots of plans that will begin when we get the money owed to me so stay tuned for more entries here on my favorite writing platform keeping track of what we are up to along with a story or two to keep it interesting.
Philmont “77” A Poem by Charles “Danny” Hutson
This poem was written by my father in 1977 which was the year me and him had the adventure of a lifetime for a father and son.
My older brother and I were both in the local Boy Scout troop and our father was the Scoutmaster for many years. It was a wonderful arrangement between a father and his sons.
It got even better when I decided to follow in my older brothers footsteps and go to the “high adventure camp” known as Philmont that the Boy Scouts had created in northeastern New Mexico.
During the last training week I attended in northern Virginia one of the leaders had to drop out of the trip and my father was asked if he would be interested.
Of course he said yes and the rest is history.
This poem tells a story. It is a story about a man and a small group of teenagers including his son (me) and an epic journey, both for the man, and also the boys who would be tested as men.
Some of the content will make little sense to anyone who has never experienced Philmont but I think you will enjoy it all the same.
We left on a long, long journey,
From Virginia to New Mexico.
It took us five days to get there,
Which seemed the long way to go.
We went up in the Arch,
Had a day at Six Flags.
The rides were all great,
There wasn’t any drags.
We got off that ole’ bus,
And loaded our packs.
After a night in Tent City,
We soon made fast tracks.
We learned about burros,
Although you can’t ride.
They’ll carry lots for you,
If you stay on their “good side”.
We climbed the tree,
With spikes and belt.
And when we were down,
How great it felt. FALLING!!!
We climbed the rocks,
And then rappelled down.
We knew it was no place,
To be clowning around. FALLING AGAIN!!!
We stopped at “Cito”,
And picked up food.
Although the clerk thought so,
We weren’t being rude.
We explored the Mine,
And heard “Charlie’s Tale”.
The gold we panned,
Didn’t budge the scale.
We finally got to see a bear,
And take his picture too.
He didn’t get our Bear Bag,
But he enjoyed the other crew’s.
We made it up Ole’ Baldy,
The climb she wasn’t easy.
And when we reached the top,
It was really breezy.
The Munchies, the Vita’s,
The Tetrox, the cheese.
All kept us too busy,
To climb any trees. (Trots or Not)
The horse riding was great,
The saddling was fun.
But why did some guys,
Make them all run?
We hiked down the North Fork Urraca,
The Comanche also.
Just where we were going,
We didn’t know.
We climbed The Tooth (of Time)
And enjoyed the veiw,
We only missed sunrise,
By an hour or two.
The packs were heavy,
The days were long.
The nights were short,
After our favorite song.
The map it was right,
And the trail signs too.
It must have been our compasses,
That gave us the screws !
We took some side hikes,
We bushwhacked a little.
But considering the Itinerary,
We solved the riddle.
The Mountain Search and Rescue,
Was really very trying.
But our First Aid training,
Helped us keep the guy from dying. (Pete Bradfield)
We’re on our way home now,
It’ll be a while yet.
But I’m sure the SCARF CREW,
Doesn’t have any regret.
So here’s to Philmont boys,
May we always remember.
When we’re sitting around our camp fires,
Watching the dying embers.
We’d go again,
Of that I’m very sure.
Because it’s a Scouter’s dream,
An experience so rich and pure.
By: Charles “Dan The MAN” Hutson
Expedition # 725 A-2
Itinerary # 19-B
August 11th, 1977
This poem is dedicated to a GREAT crew.