Forex $1 MM Challenge – Trade #18 (7-19-19) Sold GBP/CAD

Brexit is an abbreviation for “British exit,” referring to the U.K.’s decision in a June 23, 2016 referendum to leave the European Union (EU). The process of Britain staying or not staying in the EU has caused a lot of uncertainty, which in turn has caused the British Pound to continue to drop in price.

Canada reported retail sales for May and reported an unexpected decline in sales as consumers cut back on purchases of groceries, alcohol and clothing. Sales fell 0.1% vs 0.3% increase. This past week, GBP/CAD has pulled back, but on this news, GBP/CAD spiked higher.

Monthly Chart (Curve Time Frame) – monthly supply is at 1.90000 and monthly demand is at 1.58000.

Weekly Chart (Trend Time Frame) – the trend is down.

Daily Chart (Entry Time Frame) – the chart suggests to short price at the daily supply at 1.64000.

This post is my personal opinion. I’m not a financial advisor, this isn’t financial advise. Do your own research before making investment decisions.

The Steemit “Genesis” post

More than 3 Years from this post. No more posts since then…

625 Votes received, 0 votes done…


429 $ per 1 upvote…

Around 4000$ a day at 100% VP…

What a waste of resources…

I can think of a few ideas that @steemit could do with that Voting Power, such as rewarding the best promoter of steem outside the blockchain for instance… I think more than one professional would come delighted and work on a good marketing plan …
while you dedicate yourselves to continue selling your stake.

In Bitcoin We Trust

Bob Michele, who in April told investors to enjoy the ride in risk assets, is now looking to ride U.S. Treasury yields “all the way down to zero.”

For 10-year notes “I think that’s where we’re headed over the next couple of years,” Michele, the chief investment officer and head of global fixed income at JPMorgan Asset Management, told Bloomberg TV on Thursday. “The rally in bonds hasn’t even begun yet.”

Central banks will succumb to threats from the global trade war to tepid inflation and cut borrowing costs to nothing, according to Michele. His colleagues on JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s advisory side made a similar call this week, saying the global pile of negative-yielding debt is becoming a tar pit that will eventually suck in the U.S. government bond market.


We are already witnessing the greatest credit bubble in history and it’s only going to get worse as cheap fiat flood the World’s Markets.  However, this is going to have severe consequences.

The Great Recession is a term that represents the sharp decline in economic activity during the late 2000s, which is considered the most significant downturn since the Great Depression. The term “Great Recession” applies to both the U.S. recession, officially lasting from December 2007 to June 2009, and the ensuing global recession in 2009. The economic slump began when the U.S. housing market went from boom to bust, and large amounts of mortgage-backed securities (MSBs) and derivatives lost significant value.

That’s when Bitcoin was born…after the demise of the financial markets in 2009.  Satoshi once said on an online forum back in 2009 the following:

“The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that’s required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust. Banks must be trusted to hold our money and transfer it electronically, but they lend it out in waves of credit bubbles with barely a fraction in reserve.”


So don’t worry that Bitcoin is declining, if you buy now you will be handsomely rewarded as the financial markets evidentially collapse.

This post is my personal opinion. I’m not a financial advisor, this isn’t financial advise. Do your own research before making investment decisions.

Why Tron is essentially a giant pyramid scheme…

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I wanted to talk a bit about my currently most disliked cryptocurrency.


I have talked a bunch about various shitcoins like BSV lead by a crook and liar. Ethereum Classic that has nothing to justify its price, having little to no dapp use along with the double spend fiasco they suffered.
LISK has a similar problem as well with almost nothing of consequence built on it. Most of these cryptocurrencies have nothing to offer in terms of mass adoption and yet they are highly rated in the crypto space.

But this is about Tron. In my mind they have surpassed Dogecoin as the king of shitcoins.

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Its important to state all these cryptocurrencies have some intrinsic value simply due to blockchain technology but at this point in time with major tech development happening, “just being a crypto” does not cut it.

The biggest problem tron is facing is the utterly terrible quality of transactions happening on that chain that open the question of

>”who is it that uses Trx and for what purpose?”

I looked at the dapps listed on State of the dapps for Tron and i found a very interesting thing. 70 of the top 100 dapps listed at the time i looked were either high risk games or simple gambling. This is where the vast majority (id go even as far to say “almost all”) of use of the Tron blockchain comes from. Bot scripts programmed to run bets ad nauseum.
Basically transaction spam.

The problem with gambling dapps in this case is that i dont think a single one of these dapps has any kind of licence to conduct gambling and the people behind them are generally completely anonymous.

This opens users to all kinds of problems. Customer abuse. Susceptibility to exit scams and schemes.

And in the case of the business models of gambling dapps, users are essentially partaking in a:


Most of you are familiar with the exit scam done by @magic-dice and how they essentially robbed users that thought it was a solid idea to treat gambling as a solid investment strategy, due to the promised dividend payouts from Magic Dice. @themarkymark, one of the bigger investors in Magic Dice talked about the exit scam they pulled a few months ago. His post really shows how you can easily find yourself in a vulnerable position and can be left with very little, or none at all, ability to react.

Magic Dice didnt come up with that business model. It copied it from many Tron and EOS gambling dapps.

How it works is pretty simple. A gambling dapp launches its own token. Gamblers spend money and get the gambling dapp token in return. Holding that gambling token gets you a part of the earnings that the dapp earns.

Pretty straight forward. But…. What people tend to forget is that

>The player base is always the loser.

People will play a few games and quit unless they are addicts ofc and since the player base coming from crypto communities is small, making gambling seem like an investment further incentivizes gambling.
If you did the math on the token emission of Magic Dice tokens, the time to break even when taking into account reduced emmision over time (which can discourage late comers), the house edge, the time to break even for anyone not coming in early was extremely long.

At one point the big “investors” must have realized that they were playing against themselves. The spending by smaller accounts was insignificant compared to their own and they were continuously losing.

The only way for their investment to be profitable is if more suckers after them thought that they would become rich by “investing”, because some other sucker after them would think gambling is a good investment and so on… All that while the emission was being reduced and their stake slowly but surely diluted if they didnt keep playing, with no sink to speak off coming.

> A pyramid scheme is a way of making money that cannot continue very long. It involves promising people payment, services or ideals, primarily for enrolling other people into the scheme or training them to take part. It does not supply any real investment or sale of products or services to the public. .

Steem has for most part gotten rid of Gambling. There are still a few dapps out there like @epicdice which i sincerely hope users will avoid and research thoroughly. You will not only lose due to the house edge, you are open to losing much much more if you start looking at gambling as an investment.

That brings me back to Tron. When your blockchain is completely dominated by such business models and activities, when most of the transactions come from what is essentially a criminal activity what other description can you give to TRON?

If a house where people gather to smoke crack you call a “Crack house” despite some people also eating and sleeping there then why would it be wrong to call Tron a “massive Pyramid scheme” where most of the transactions come from unregulated gambling where the gambling dapps adopted a pyramid scheme business model?

Are we Steemit INC-dependents?

More than three years have passed already since that one investor called Ned Scott and the BitShares creator Dan Larimer, founded the Steemit platform, built on top of the Steem blockchain.

Since then, we have seeing the deployment of many HardForks developed by the Steemit team and supported by our witnesses, some of the HF were really necessary but some others just put us on the place we are now at the market in my opinion.

Also, for me it is clear that the permanent “drainage” of the “Ninjamined” Steem which is being transfer to the exchanges with the same frequency, is clearly “ballasting” our blockchain to the most unsuspected depths of the market in terms of price and capitalisation.

From being a total needed company in order to sustain the Steem blockchain and its development, Steemit INC has become a problem for us in order to recover from a very painful a long bear market and this situation does not look to get better in the mid-term since there is no plan, according to my knowledge, that would indicate a “release” of the selling pressure by the @steemit side.

Even if they have recognised lately that they have cut their infrastructure cost with MIRA and other technical improvements, and also they implement another source of incomes by the use of advertisements on site, they are not really planning to stop or at least “smooth” a little this constant drainage.

In my opinion, this behavior is also affecting the number of DApps being built on top of the Steem Blockchain…I remember 2 years ago when the trend page was full of new ideas and projects proposed from developers… how may we have now?

I think the best development lately has been the STEEM-ENGINE and TRIBES Token+Interface placed by @aggroed and other excellent, not only developers but also investors here. I really appreciate them.

In the meantime, STEEMIT has become the BIG SELLER of the blockchain and not the entity that everyone would expect in order to further develop and improve the project.

What is clear is that, under the point of view of the regular steemian, Steemit INC seems to provide more problems than solutions…

I know, yeah, more than two years being an active member of this blockchain has taught me that STEEM IS NOT STEEM…so, don’t tell me this anymore or… I will downvote you (LOL), of course I’m joking…

but, wait… Do you think we are still dependent on these people?

I mean, is there not enough good developers in the community? (ie. @holger80 , @yabapmatt @aggroed , @netuoso etc… )

Could these good developers take care of the Steem Blockchain Code or are we “hooked” forever by the STEEMIT INC team?

These are questions for you, my prefered witnesses:


Bitcoin Stalls as Bears Attempt to Take Control!

After yesterday’s quick $1,200+ rise, bitcoin was met with tough resistance at $10,650. In my prior video I warned of a break down to retest $10,000. As of now, price dropped as low as $10,100 before finding support. It’s currently trading around $10,350.

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In today’s video we discuss where price may go from here, the 4 hour Death Cross, traps to avoid and so much more. I also answer your questions. I hope you find it helpful.

Video Analysis:

If you don’t see the above video, navigate to TIMM ( or Steemit in order to watch.

I hope this has been helpful. I’d be happy to answer any questions in the comment section below. Until next time, wishing you safe and profitable trading.


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Are You Paying Attention To What’s Going On In The World???

When you look around the world in the financial markets what do you see?  What I see is the punch bowl is almost empty, party goers are demanding more punch and the party promoters have no choice, but to oblige because they have been drinking the punch too.

The Federal Reserve and other leading central banks are declaring the peak in global interest rates has been reached and are readying to start the march down.

As the world economy weakens amid the U.S.-China trade war and inflation continues to undershoot the target of most policymakers, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is set to oversee the first cut to the U.S. benchmark in a decade.

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has also flagged action, though he may wait until September, and even Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda may come under pressure to join in. The People’s Bank of China has eased lending conditions but so far held fire on rates, but Australia, India, New Zealand and Russia are among those to have already injected fresh stimulus into their economies.


This is a big deal.  Because I trade currencies, I’m seeing this all around the world…the big central banks of the world are cutting rates.  Now is the time to put on position type trades…trades that last months/years.  What comes to mind is buying cryptocurrencies, gold and bonds.   I will repeat, now is the time to buy cryptocurrencies, gold and bonds.  However, please don’ take my word for it…a picture is worth a 1000 words.

NOTE: the charts I’m about to show you are relative to the US Dollar.




This post is my personal opinion. I’m not a financial advisor, this isn’t financial advise. Do your own research before making investment decisions.

An Exciting Week!


As an exciting week draws to a close, let’s take a look at some of the important happenings of this week:


At the start of the week I wrote about BTC and what it may do next. At the time, I wrote that we were either looking at the formation of a bull pennant, or were gearing up for a breakdown followed by a price surge, something like this one of 2017:


The latter scenario looks to be the correct one, with BTC dipping, followed by the predicted rapid price recovery. I misjudged the depth of the dip though, I based my support level on the wrong data, with the result that I was off by $300. In retrospect I’m kicking myself, because I spotted the real support level during my initial analysis, but ignored it as I thought it was too small to act as effective support. The chart 2017 chart above is taken from my last BTC post. Looking at it, you can see the little zig-zag of support which formed in May at about $1800, that support level later became the bottom of the dip.

Looking at the 2019 chart below, one can clearly see where I made my mistake:


For me this is a lesson learnt: Don’t ignore the small support/resistance levels during weak market movements. I’ll remember that in future, hopefully that lesson can help you too.

Precious metals

Precious metals have had a whale of a time this week. Gold broke out of its 5-year-old converging triangle a month ago, signalling that greater moves were on the cards. This week we saw some of those moves. Yesterday Gold pushed up to new 2019 highs. In fact, Gold is now trading at prices last seen in May of 2013. That’s exciting for Gold investors and could mean the return of logarithmic growth for Gold. This has been a long time coming: we all knew that Gold price suppression couldn’t last forever. We all knew that clever money would eventually start seeping out of the fiat market and looking for stores of value prior to the next fiat crash (whenever that may finally come). From this point onward, I believe it will be very difficult to stop the rise of Gold and its metallic siblings. The same reasoning applies to Bitcoin.


But the real winner of the metals this week must be Silver. It opened the week at a price of $15.19 and at the time of writing is now trading at $16.35. With a rise of 7.6% for the week, Silver is looking almost as good as crypto!

One of the main reasons that investors remain so eager on Silver right now, is that the Gold/Silver ratio is still heavily tilted towards Gold – far more than what it should be based on the fundamentals of the two metals. Savvy investors have been steadily building up their Silver holdings in anticipation of a long-overdue correction. This week the Gold/Silver ratio dropped from 93:1 to 88:1, despite the rising price of Gold. The highest Gold/Silver ratio ever reached was a brief spike to 100:1 in 1991, after which it dropped steadily down to 40:1 over the following seven years. A “normal” Gold/Silver ratio is about 50:1. With the ratio still having a long way to fall to reach normal levels, Silver continues to look extraordinarily bullish.


Not to be left behind, Platinum also enjoyed sizeable gains over the course of the week. It is on the verge of confirming its breakout from its own converging triangle. Like Silver, the Gold/Platinum ratio is also weighted far too heavily in favour of Gold at the moment. Platinum is usually a little more expensive than Gold, but at the moment Gold is trading at almost 1.7x the price of Platinum! For Platinum to reach “normal” levels again, this means that it would have to roughly double in price. Factor in the fact that Gold is rising in price now, and Platinum becomes another extraordinarily good investment!


I’m so sick of hearing about Zuck’s fake crypto – sooo sick of it. In THIS POST I already showed you why all the Libra hype is just that: hype – and nothing more.
BUT, I’m glad that I’m hearing about it so much. I’m glad for the following reason:

Had Facebook been ready to launch Libra after their big announcement, then it would have been a different story. Even though it’s a stablecoin, I have no doubt that people would have flocked to Libra if it had been launched around the time that its whitepaper was published. People are very greedy creatures; when they hear big money names like “Facebook” in the same sentence as “currency”, then they race to grab whatever they can – like disgusting vultures flocking to a carcass. Only now there is nothing for them to flock to…

In the meantime, Facebook/Libra is getting its name dragged through the mud as regulators go after it from all angles. As I have said on many occasions: Private Blockchains are doomed to fail as cryptocurrencies – centralised blockchains go against all the principles that Satoshi built into blockchains by design – THEY CAN NOT WORK!

As things look bleaker and bleaker for Libra, the less informed public is starting to realise the faults of centralised crypto – and better still – they are realising the benefits of decentralised crypto. Every time the word “Libra” is spoken, it’s in an increasingly negative context. We may even get to the point that it becomes impossible for Zuck to launch his mega-shitcoin at all.

So let people keep speaking about Libra, let them get tired of hearing about it. The novelty value has already worn off, and I think that the more we hear about it now, the less of a big deal it will be if it ever does manage to launch.


and Ontology

Meanwhile in China: NEO and Ontology are cooperating with one another at a whole new level. Yesterday they announced their intention to jointly “build an open cross-chain platform and establish the foundation for next-gen Internet.” The focus seems to be in integration and on cross-chain interoperability. While the two chains were already closely linked, I believe that this will make them even stronger, a case of “the whole being greater then the sum of its parts”.

Read more abut their new joint venture here: “NEO and Ontology to Leverage Respective Strengths to Build an Open Cross-chain Platform”

More Bitcoin

While we’re talking about China –  I almost forgot: it seems that president Xi Jinping is slowly letting cryptocurrency legitimacy creep into his country, just as I have said he would in many of my posts. Xi is progressive and seeks to build his massive nation, something he probably knows he can’t do without embracing crypto technology. He’s taking small steps so as not to annoy the old guard, but the important thing is that he IS taking them!

This article “China Ruling Bitcoin is Property Again Is ‘Major Milestone,’ Says Investor” describes how the Hangzhou Internet Court declared Bitcoin to be “virtual property” yesterday. This is now the second such ruling in China – a move which I think will remove a lot of fear from the minds of potential Chinese Bitcoin investors. If the courts are willing to protect their Bitcoin as “property”, then they need not fear losing it.

I keep telling you: once the Chinese market really opens its wallets to crypto, it will be like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

I strongly suggest that you get your good Chinese altcoins at cheap prices while you still can! Coins like VeChain, Waltonchain, THEKEY and of course NEO (and ONT) can be had for next to nothing! Most of us missed the chance to buy $0.10 Microsoft, Google or Apple shares – well here are their modern day equivalents! Have you learnt your lesson yet?


All the main topics in this post today are things that I’ve invested in (except for Libra of course!) The purpose is not to get you to buy what I have and inflate the prices (I WISH I could control the prices of Gold or Bitcoin!), it’s to show you why I invest like I do, and to help you not to miss the opportunities that I think are potentially very rewarding. As always – DYOR – but that includes listening carefully to what Bit Brain has to say.

Have a great weekend everybody!


Yours in crypto (and other things)
Bit Brain

All charts made by Bit Brain with TradingView

“The secret to success: find out where people are going and get there first” 

~ Mark Twain

“Crypto does not require institutional investment to succeed; institutions require crypto investments to remain successful” 

~ Bit Brain

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Crypto Contest July 19: Genaro Network

Genaro Network (Huobi: GNXBTC) has broken out of the triangle pattern in the four-hour chart.

(Chart courtesy of (log scale))

Elliott Wave Analysis

In Elliott Wave terms, GNX began a wave one advance on July 4. The red wave one (blue sub-waves i-ii-iii-iv-v) finished on July 6, and the red wave two (blue sub-waves a-b-c) correction ended on July 17. If this wave count is correct, GNX should be heading next towards the July 6 peak in the red wave three.

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The Genaro Network is a smart data ecosystem with a Dual-Strata architecture, integrating a public blockchain with decentralized storage. You can watch their intro video below.

(Sources: Genaro Network and YouTube)

How can I vote? Where is the contest?

You can vote by following this link.

? Daily Crypto News, July, 19th?

  • China Ruling Bitcoin is Property Again Is ‘Major Milestone,’ Says Investor ;
  • Privacy Cryptocurrency Zcash Prepares for ‘Friendly’ Fork ;
  • Bitcoin Price Jumps $1K in 30 Minutes to Top $10,000 Again ;
  • Jamie Dimon Says Libra Does Not Pose a Threat in Short Term ;
  • Steve Wozniak Co-Founds Blockchain-Based Energy Saving Firm in Malta ;
  • ? Daily Crypto Calendar, July, 19th?
  • STEEM Trading Update

Welcome to the Daily Crypto News: A complete Press Review, Coin Calendar and Trading Analysis. Enjoy!

? China Ruling Bitcoin is Property Again Is ‘Major Milestone,’ Says Investor

Bitcoin (BTC) has gained legal recognition by a second Chinese court in a further boost for the cryptocurrency in one of its harshest environments.

A watershed for Bitcoin in China

According to investor Dovey Wan, who linked to local media coverage, the Hangzhou Internet Court formally described Bitcoin as virtual property on July 18. 

The second such court to attribute property status to Bitcoin, the ruling came about as part of a dispute between a now-defunct exchange and one of its users who lost funds. 

For Wan, the case marks a significant watershed for Bitcoin in China, where a blanket ban on trading it has been in place since September 2017. 

? Privacy Cryptocurrency Zcash Prepares for ‘Friendly’ Fork

In about five hours, the privacy-oriented cryptocurrency Zcash will spawn a new blockchain network called Ycash.

It’ll be the first of its kind to boast a near-identical codebase to the Zcash blockchain but function as a separate network and de facto competitor.

First announced in April, the effort is spearheaded by long-time Zcash supporter Howard Loo. Loo described in a Zcash forum post that Ycash was a preemptive move to resist future community decisions that may extend Zcash’s system of developer funding known as the “Founder’s Reward” beyond a promised 10 percent cap of total token supply.

? Bitcoin Price Jumps $1K in 30 Minutes to Top $10,000 Again

Bitcoin surged $1,000 in just 30 minutes during U.S. trading hours Thursday, a move that found the leading cryptocurrency rising from $9,335 to a high of $10,400, based on Bitstamp data.

The sudden rally could be associated with the massive unwinding of short BTC/USD positions (profit taking) seen in 30 minutes to 15:00 UTC, as reported by bot powered twitter handle @WhaleCalls.

Prices had dropped to a low of $9,280 at 14:00 UTC, having repeatedly failed to beat the psychological resistance of $10,000 in the Asian session and during early European trading hours. But, bitcoin’s price rise is now boding well for the broader market.

Names like litecoin and bitcoin SV are reporting double-digit gains at press time. Meanwhile, ethereum’s ETH token and XRP are up 6 percent and 3 percent, respectively.

? Jamie Dimon Says Libra Does Not Pose a Threat in Short Term

Jamie Dimon, CEO of global financial services firm JPMorgan Chase, argued that Facebook’s cryptocurrency project Libra does not pose a threat in the foreseeable future.

As reported by CNBC, Dimon delivered his comments during a conference call with analysts on Tuesday, July 16. Dimon said that he would not spend too much time on Libra, specifying that “to put it in perspective, we have been talking about blockchain for seven years and very little has happened. We are going to be talking about Libra three years from now.”

Dimon continued saying that any new effort will have to comply with the industry’s Anti-Money Laundering provisions.

Dimon said:

? Steve Wozniak Co-Founds Blockchain-Based Energy Saving Firm in Malta

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of American tech giant Apple, has invested in a new blockchain-based company headquartered in Malta. Wozniak is now the co-founder of energy efficiency company Efforce, according to a report by Maltese news daily The Malta Independent on July 18.

Wozniak co-founded the company alongside Jacopo Visetti, who — according to his LinkedIn profile — works in the renewable energy and environment sector. According to this page, Visetti co-founded Efforce in January, 2018 — approximately one year and seven months ago. 

According Efforce’s LinkedIn page, the company provides the first blockchain-based platform focused on investing in energy efficiency, with its stated goal “to be recognized as the first and main platform in the world for tokenized energy savings.”


? Daily Crypto Calendar, July, 19th?

Odocrypt algo will be activated at the block 9.100.000.

“The Q&A with Waves CEO @sasha35625 has been rescheduled! The session will start on Friday, July 19 at 3:00 PM (UTC).”

“A premier gathering of the best creators, innovators, and industry experts in the decentralized space.”

“We are happy to announce the official release date of internal exchange service on the 19th of July.”

Binance DEX lists HYN/BNB trding pair. Trading begins at 16:00 (GMT+8).


STEEM Trading Update by my friend @cryptopassion

Here is the chart of yesterday :


Here is the current chart :


We are currently consolidating just upper the major resistance line at 0.24$ while the BTC is having a very nice bounce. It is becoming hard for all the altcoins and STEEM is not better than other and is sometimes even worst. What to say, we have to wait for better days, the market doesn’t really care currently for the altcoin market and I really don’t know how many time it will last like that. Courage and perhaps focus on the BTC if you want do short term trades.


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