For all the doomsday and apocalyptic posts available to pore over in the age of coronavirus, the following read is not one of them. Instead, this is a post about pattern recognition and mean reversion, but as it relates to human behavior, and cycles; a view on how things will look going forward ranging from the economy to sports to healthcare and beyond. Please note, I am not an expert in cognitive sciences, history, or alethiology, just an armchair epistemologist, not to be confused with an armchair epidemiologist.

Most of the topics below appear as predictions, however, without any skin…

(posted on Twitter originally)

1/ To those that aren’t super technical let me explain a bit about “forks” in open source projects.

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2/ Grin, a new cryptocurrency with a “controversial” inflation rate, launched on mainnet a few weeks ago and there is already a fork!

3/ In open source, forks are common, in fact, it is so easy to fork someone’s code you can simply press a button!

Charts and Graphs™️

As mentioned in previous posts, with a lack of traditional “fundamentals” in the cryptoassets markets, technical analysis has become essential in any investors toolkit for evaluating when and where to buy and sell said assets. Today, we’ll look into broader market sentiment to evaluate a change in direction.

With CryptDex, I’ve created a number of proprietary indicators to help evaluate buying and selling opportunities for hundreds of individual cryptoassets. However, I’ve recently developed a system for testing the broader market sentiment, be it bullish or bearish, by creating what I call the “Moving Average Sentiment” or MAS for short.

The…

As mentioned in previous posts, with a lack of traditional “fundamentals” in the cryptoassets markets, technical analysis has become essential in any investors toolkit for evaluating when and where to buy and sell said assets. Today, we’ll cover chart patterns for the setup for when to buy and order book price action for when to sell.

First, let’s start with the setup.

Decred Setup

I originally posted on April 21st 2018 in my Telegram channel, JoesCrypt, that Decred was creating an early, but nice pennant formation (the dotted triangle shape).

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#USDBTC

Bitcoin

#USDBTC still showing some bullish momentum here, albeit, slowly. It has held above the 20 day moving average now for nearly a week, which means we’re “done going down” but really needs to get above $8400 which is the upper Bollinger Band and also the 50 day moving average (see below).

As mentioned in a previous post, with a lack of traditional “fundamentals” in the cryptoassets markets, technical analysis has become essential in any investors toolkit for evaluating when and where to buy and sell said assets. Today, we’ll cover volume and how it relates to price movement.

In traditional capital markets, liquidity tends to be directly correlated with the “health” an asset. For example, Microsoft’s stock trades tens of millions of shares a day and the spread (the delta between the bid and the ask or what someone is willing to buy or sell Microsoft stock for on the stock…

( The following was posted in realtime over at https://t.me/JoesCrypt )

With the lack of traditional “fundamentals” in the cryptoassets markets, technical analysis has become essential in any investors toolkit for evaluating when and where to buy and sell said assets, particularly bitcoin.

Technical analysis has been around for decades but many find it simply too confusing or complicated to understand.

I will break down a number of technical analysis indicators below to make it easier to understand. In this case, I’ll show why bitcoin’s recent reversal was imminent.

Let’s take a look at a simple daily chart first.

This…

Below are some thoughts on Trump and how his consistent use of misdirection is purposely confusing people and how he is leveraging controversy to get people tuned into meaningless rhetoric while actually creating policy and “deals” to benefit he and his cronies while no one pays attention.

Trump as an Entertainer

Trump did something during the campaign that no one else has done before. He used the formula for boosting reality TV show ratings and applied it to a US presidential election.

The beauty of this strategy is that it feeds into the one thing that keeps people coming back to reality TV: controversy.

At the beginning of the 2015 I made a commitment to myself to read more books. I read a ton of articles on the web thanks to Pocket, having repeatedly ended up in the top 1% of all Pocket readers and have even been blessed with a hashtag for when I’m in #PocketBeastMode, which is the state of tweeting article after article I’ve just read.

#pocketbeastmode!

So enough navel gazing, why go back to longer form: books? I missed them.

I made a goal to read at least one book a month. …

Joe McCann

Risk Maker. Risk Taker.

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