Bitcoin & Crypto Trading: Ledger Cast

By Brian Krogsgard, Josh Olszewicz

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Ledger Cast covers the cryptocurrency industry (Bitcoin, Ethereum, and alt coins), including technical and trading analysis, fundamentals, and anything else crypto and blockchain related. Made by Ledger Status and friends.

Episode Date
Aave CEO Stani Kulechov
00:52:23

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, SpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcherYouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode of Ledger Cast, Brian interviews Stani Kulechov, CEO of leading Defi platform Aave. Aave is a defi blue-chip and I enjoy talking to Stani to discuss the shortcomings in defi, what’s on the horizon, and generally get his insight.

Links

Find Josh and Brian elsewhere

Music: “Oh, the chains” by Joel Madison Blount

Partner: Matcha

We’re happy to partner with Matcha, a simple way to trade on in a decentralized manner. Built by the team behind the 0x Protocol, Matcha makes it easy to interact with the top liquidity pools, with a curated list of top crypto assets, a seamless interface, and some of the best liquidity matching you can find. Try it today for your next DeFi trade.

Feb 24, 2021
ETH fees push speculators to Binance Smart Chain
01:09:49

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, SpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcherYouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode, Brian and Josh talk about what the Bitcoin local top could be, ethereum lagging and fees, BNB and the BSC ecosystem going crazy, and more.

Links

 

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Music: “Oh, the chains” by Joel Madison Blount

Partner: TokenSets

We’re happy to partner TokenSets. Use Set’s battle-tested asset management tools and infrastructure to easily manage your crypto portfolios. Whether the DeFi Pulse Index, Tulips, or any of the community generated Sets, TokenSets makes crypto asset management fun.

Feb 19, 2021
Interview with Diana Biggs, crypto OG and CEO of Valour
00:55:39

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, SpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcherYouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode, Brian interviews Diana Biggs, a crypto OG with experience between legacy finance and crypto finance. She’s not the CEO of Valour, which offers exchange-traded products (ETPs), listed on regulated stock exchanges, that enable individuals and institutions to invest in digital assets simply and securely.

Links

Find Josh and Brian elsewhere

Music: “Oh, the chains” by Joel Madison Blount

Partner: TokenSets

We’re happy to partner TokenSets. Use Set’s battle-tested asset management tools and infrastructure to easily manage your crypto portfolios. Whether the DeFi Pulse Index, Tulips, or any of the community generated Sets, TokenSets makes crypto asset management fun.

Feb 18, 2021
Ethereum and Bitcoin strength at all time highs
01:00:46

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, SpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcherYouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

n this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and Brian discuss our continued thesis that blue chip def is starting to rotate back to btc and eth, and also to lower tier projects — older L1s, lower liquidity, or less impressive fundamental projects. There is still opportunity, but the game isn’t as straightforward.

Links

Find Josh and Brian elsewhere

Music: “Oh, the chains” by Joel Madison Blount

Partner: Matcha

We’re happy to partner with Matcha, a simple way to trade on in a decentralized manner. Built by the team behind the 0x Protocol, Matcha makes it easy to interact with the top liquidity pools, with a curated list of top crypto assets, a seamless interface, and some of the best liquidity matching you can find. Try it today for your next DeFi trade.

Feb 13, 2021
L&C: Live with Path on being a chart savant
02:18:54

Presented by Blockfolio. Trade on Blockfolio today at: https://ledgerstatus.com/blockfolio​​ 

 

Follow Path: https://twitter.com/Cryptopathic 

Follow Birch: https://twitter.com/BitcoinBirch

Follow Cobie: https://twitter.com/cryptocobain​​ 

Follow Ledger: https://twitter.com/ledgerstatus

Feb 12, 2021
An interview with SushiSwap contributors Boring and Keno
00:59:50

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, SpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcherYouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode, I dig into SushiSwap Protocol and the massive amount of development occurring in that ecosystem. I’m joined by BoringCrypto and Keno, two active developers and contributors to the Sushi ecosystem.

They are working on a bunch of stuff, but Sushi’s key links and products are:

 

Find Josh and Brian elsewhere

Music: “Oh, the chains” by Joel Madison Blount

Partner: Matcha

We’re happy to partner with Matcha, a simple way to trade on in a decentralized manner. Built by the team behind the 0x Protocol, Matcha makes it easy to interact with the top liquidity pools, with a curated list of top crypto assets, a seamless interface, and some of the best liquidity matching you can find. Try it today for your next DeFi trade.

Feb 10, 2021
Perspectives of a new crypto trader
01:05:38

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, SpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcherYouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

n this episode of Ledger Cast, Brian talks to Brad, aka @AltcoinOG, about his first market cycle at the very end of the 2017 market, and all the things he learned during the bear market, and how he’s applying it to this new bull market.

Links

Here’s the episode:

Or on YouTube:

 

Find Josh and Brian elsewhere

Music: “Oh, the chains” by Joel Madison Blount

Partner: TokenSets

We’re happy to partner TokenSets. Use Set’s battle-tested asset management tools and infrastructure to easily manage your crypto portfolios. Whether the DeFi Pulse Index, Tulips, or any of the community generated Sets, TokenSets makes crypto asset management fun.

Feb 09, 2021
Rotating from Blue Chip Defi and Preparing for ETH on CME
00:49:52

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, SpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcherYouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

n this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and Brian discuss rotating out of blue chip defi tokens that have run hard, and where they’re going next.

Links

Find Josh and Brian elsewhere

Music: “Oh, the chains” by Joel Madison Blount

Partner: TokenSets

We’re happy to partner TokenSets. Use Set’s battle-tested asset management tools and infrastructure to easily manage your crypto portfolios. Whether the DeFi Pulse Index, Tulips, or any of the community generated Sets, TokenSets makes crypto asset management fun.

Feb 06, 2021
L&C: Creating NFTs with Shams Meccea, Messi, & Rob Swire
02:04:11

Presented by Blockfolio. Trade on Blockfolio today at: https://ledgerstatus.com/blockfolio

Shams' website: https://smeccea.com/INFO

APE ONLY NFT: https://superrare.co/artwork-v2/ape-o...

Rob Swire on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2SNg8...

Also joined by Udi and Box Lax.

Follow Cobie: https://twitter.com/cryptocobain

Follow Ledger: https://twitter.com/ledgerstatus

Feb 05, 2021
A trading game without stops
01:07:17

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, SpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcherYouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode, Josh and Brian discuss the crazy week that included Wall St Bets madness that lead to a giant GameStop short squeeze, the Doge pump that followed, what we expect with alts, and tulips.

Links

Find Josh and Brian elsewhere

Music: “Oh, the chains” by Joel Madison Blount

Partner: Matcha

We’re happy to partner with Matcha, a simple way to trade on in a decentralized manner. Built by the team behind the 0x Protocol, Matcha makes it easy to interact with the top liquidity pools, with a curated list of top crypto assets, a seamless interface, and some of the best liquidity matching you can find. Try it today for your next DeFi trade.

Jan 29, 2021
Running an open-ended crypto fund, with CMS Holdings co-founder Daniel Matuszewski
01:06:37

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, SpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcherYouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode of Ledger Cast, Brian interviews Dan Matuszewski, known as CMSHoldings, on how he runs his firm with his two partners, and how they approach crypto markets. They participate across the board, and he has a ton to share. We talk macro trades, how funds approach venture investments, GBTC and ETFs, Defi and valuations, market making, and more.

Links

Find Josh and Brian elsewhere

Music: “Oh, the chains” by Joel Madison Blount

Partner: Matcha

We’re happy to partner with Matcha, a simple way to trade on in a decentralized manner. Built by the team behind the 0x Protocol, Matcha makes it easy to interact with the top liquidity pools, with a curated list of top crypto assets, a seamless interface, and some of the best liquidity matching you can find. Try it today for your next DeFi trade.

Jan 26, 2021
The Bitcoin Bounce
00:59:14

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, SpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcherYouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode, Josh and Brian discuss the huge Bitcoin drop and bounce, and the recovery of alts as well. We discuss the news, the levels, and our expectations.

Find Josh and Brian elsewhere

Music: “Oh, the chains” by Joel Madison Blount

Partner: Matcha

We’re happy to partner with Matcha, a simple way to trade on in a decentralized manner. Built by the team behind the 0x Protocol, Matcha makes it easy to interact with the top liquidity pools, with a curated list of top crypto assets, a seamless interface, and some of the best liquidity matching you can find. Try it today for your next DeFi trade.

Jan 23, 2021
The state of Ethereum wallets, with Rainbow’s Mike Demarais
00:44:48

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, SpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcherYouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode,Brian talks to Mike Demarais, cofounder of Rainbow.me — a leading Ethereum mobile wallet. We talk about what wallets are today, and what they’ll be like tomorrow. You can do much more through a mobile wallet than you may think. I’ve been digging into the ETH landscape deeply and learned a lot form Mike.

Find Josh and Brian elsewhere

Music: “Oh, the chains” by Joel Madison Blount

Partner: Matcha

We’re happy to partner with Matcha, a simple way to trade on in a decentralized manner. Built by the team behind the 0x Protocol, Matcha makes it easy to interact with the top liquidity pools, with a curated list of top crypto assets, a seamless interface, and some of the best liquidity matching you can find. Try it today for your next DeFi trade.

Jan 19, 2021
DeFi versus Bitcoin
01:02:58

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, SpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcherYouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode, Josh and Brian discuss Bitcoin’s chop and what that means for alt coins, where we disagree in regard to where opportunities lie. There’s also a ton of “FUD” and news around bitcoin that we consider.

Find Josh and Brian elsewhere

Music: “Oh, the chains” by Joel Madison Blount

Partner: Matcha

We’re happy to partner with Matcha, a simple way to trade on in a decentralized manner. Built by the team behind the 0x Protocol, Matcha makes it easy to interact with the top liquidity pools, with a curated list of top crypto assets, a seamless interface, and some of the best liquidity matching you can find. Try it today for your next DeFi trade.

Jan 15, 2021
Bitcoin explodes into 2021
00:59:02

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, SpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcherYouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode, Josh and Brian discuss Bitcoin’s massive moves to start the year, and what we think is next for Bitcoin and alts. Is it a local top, or could more upside really be in store?

Find Josh and Brian elsewhere

Music: “Oh, the chains” by Joel Madison Blount

Partner: Matcha

We’re happy to partner with Matcha, a simple way to trade on in a decentralized manner. Built by the team behind the 0x Protocol, Matcha makes it easy to interact with the top liquidity pools, with a curated list of top crypto assets, a seamless interface, and some of the best liquidity matching you can find. Try it today for your next DeFi trade.

Jan 09, 2021
Bitcoin and Ethereum Predictions for 2021
00:59:57

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, SpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcherYouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode, Josh and Brian discuss 2020 crypto price action, and more importantly offer predictions for 2021 and the broader bull market potential.

 

Find Josh and Brian elsewhere

Music: “Oh, the chains” by Joel Madison Blount

Partner: Matcha

We’re happy to partner with Matcha, a simple way to trade on in a decentralized manner. Built by the team behind the 0x Protocol, Matcha makes it easy to interact with the top liquidity pools, with a curated list of top crypto assets, a seamless interface, and some of the best liquidity matching you can find. Try it today for your next DeFi trade.

Dec 31, 2020
Crypto Christmas Presents
00:53:58

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, SpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcherYouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode, Josh and Brian discuss the SEC’s charges against Ripple and its CEO, alts rektage, Bitcoin stability, and much more.

Links

Find Josh and Brian elsewhere

Music: “Oh, the chains” by Joel Madison Blount

Partner: Matcha

We’re happy to partner with Matcha, a simple way to trade on in a decentralized manner. Built by the team behind the 0x Protocol, Matcha makes it easy to interact with the top liquidity pools, with a curated list of top crypto assets, a seamless interface, and some of the best liquidity matching you can find. Try it today for your next DeFi trade.

Dec 24, 2020
Bitcoin in price discovery
01:00:14

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, SpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcherYouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode, Josh and Brian discuss bitcoin’s rip above $20,000 and into price discovery. As well as the state of altcoins and bitcoin dominance, FinCen regulations, the Coinbase IPO, dollar weakness, and more.

Find Josh and Brian elsewhere

Music: “Oh, the chains” by Joel Madison Blount

Partner: Matcha

We’re happy to partner with Matcha, a simple way to trade on in a decentralized manner. Built by the team behind the 0x Protocol, Matcha makes it easy to interact with the top liquidity pools, with a curated list of top crypto assets, a seamless interface, and some of the best liquidity matching you can find. Try it today for your next DeFi trade.

Dec 18, 2020
Trading bitcoin and altcoins in traditional markets
01:02:28

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, SpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcherYouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode, Josh and Brian discuss how Bitcoin is traded in legacy markets, such as GBTC. We talk about why people use them, and what unique challenges and opportunities are presented there.

 

Find Josh and Brian elsewhere

Music: “Oh, the chains” by Joel Madison Blount

Partner: Matcha

We’re happy to partner with Matcha, a simple way to trade on in a decentralized manner. Built by the team behind the 0x Protocol, Matcha makes it easy to interact with the top liquidity pools, with a curated list of top crypto assets, a seamless interface, and some of the best liquidity matching you can find. Try it today for your next DeFi trade.

Dec 11, 2020
No man's land
00:57:06

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, SpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcherYouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode, Josh and Brian discuss how to play a market that looks indecisive. Where to buy the dip? How to buy the breakout? We do our best to work through our thinking.

 

Find Josh and Brian elsewhere

Music: “Oh, the chains” by Joel Madison Blount

Partner: Matcha

We’re happy to partner with Matcha, a simple way to trade on in a decentralized manner. Built by the team behind the 0x Protocol, Matcha makes it easy to interact with the top liquidity pools, with a curated list of top crypto assets, a seamless interface, and some of the best liquidity matching you can find. Try it today for your next DeFi trade.

Dec 04, 2020
Bitcoin all time high
01:00:27

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, SpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcherYouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode, Josh and Brian discuss Bitcoin’s all time high on several, but not all, exchanges. Bitcoin continues to battle for $20k and true price discovery.

Find Josh and Brian elsewhere

Music: “Oh, the chains” by Joel Madison Blount

Partner: Matcha

We’re happy to partner with Matcha, a simple way to trade on in a decentralized manner. Built by the team behind the 0x Protocol, Matcha makes it easy to interact with the top liquidity pools, with a curated list of top crypto assets, a seamless interface, and some of the best liquidity matching you can find. Try it today for your next DeFi trade.

Nov 30, 2020
Magic Internet Money with Bitcoin OG Brad Mills
01:59:03

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, SpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcherYouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

 

Music: “Oh, the chains” by Joel Madison Blount

Partner: Matcha

We’re happy to partner with Matcha, a simple way to trade on in a decentralized manner. Built by the team behind the 0x Protocol, Matcha makes it easy to interact with the top liquidity pools, with a curated list of top crypto assets, a seamless interface, and some of the best liquidity matching you can find. Try it today for your next DeFi trade.

Nov 25, 2020
Looking for Bitcoin local tops
01:03:39

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, SpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcherYouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode, Josh and Brian discuss Bitcoin’s need for a retrace, and how we think we could easily make a new all time high before it comes. We also talk about the rotation of altcoins happening and where we think the relative opportunities on.

Find Josh and Brian elsewhere

Music: “Oh, the chains” by Joel Madison Blount

Partner: Matcha

We’re happy to partner with Matcha, a simple way to trade on in a decentralized manner. Built by the team behind the 0x Protocol, Matcha makes it easy to interact with the top liquidity pools, with a curated list of top crypto assets, a seamless interface, and some of the best liquidity matching you can find. Try it today for your next DeFi trade.

Nov 20, 2020
How much farther can bitcoin go before bullish dumping?
01:01:01

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, SpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcherYouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode, Josh and Brian discuss Bitcoin’s eventual need for mean reversion and “bullish dumping” to reset and prepare for more upside. In the meantime, alts are finding a bid and we discuss some of them.

 

Find Josh and Brian elsewhere

Music: “Oh, the chains” by Joel Madison Blount

Partner: Matcha

We’re happy to partner with Matcha, a simple way to trade on in a decentralized manner. Built by the team behind the 0x Protocol, Matcha makes it easy to interact with the top liquidity pools, with a curated list of top crypto assets, a seamless interface, and some of the best liquidity matching you can find. Try it today for your next DeFi trade.

Bonus: Fantasy Status

Check out Fantasy Status, where myself and Crypto Dale chat about some fantasy football leagues that a bunch of crypto folks are playing in. We have some great sponsors of these leagues:

  • Matcha: Decentralized trading with aggregated liquidity
  • DragonChain: Blockchain scaled
  • Stacked: Crypto investing on autopilot
Nov 14, 2020
The cost of selling Bitcoin too soon
00:55:34
In this episode, Josh and Brian talk about the runup in bitcoin, the macro landscape, what we expect, where we'd buy the dip, tax implications for the end of the year, and more.
Nov 06, 2020
Bitcoin relative strength
00:59:07

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, SpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcherYouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode, Josh and Brian discuss bitcoin’s rotating correlations and strength against most other markets.

Find Josh and Brian elsewhere

Music: “Oh, the chains” by Joel Madison Blount

Bonus: Fantasy Status

Check out Fantasy Status, where myself and Crypto Dale chat about some fantasy football leagues that a bunch of crypto folks are playing in. We have some great sponsors of these leagues:

  • Matcha: Decentralized trading with aggregated liquidity
  • DragonChain: Blockchain scaled
  • Stacked: Crypto investing on autopilot
Oct 30, 2020
How to play the Bitcoin bull market
01:04:31

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, SpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcherYouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode, Josh and Brian discuss the breakout in bitcoin, how we are playing it in spot and on margin, and what we expect for altcoins. We also discuss the news of the week around PayPal entering crypto.

Links

 

Find Josh and Brian elsewhere

Music: “Oh, the chains” by Joel Madison Blount

Partner: Matcha

We’re happy to partner with Matcha, a simple way to trade on in a decentralized manner. Built by the team behind the 0x Protocol, Matcha makes it easy to interact with the top liquidity pools, with a curated list of top crypto assets, a seamless interface, and some of the best liquidity matching you can find. Try it today for your next DeFi trade.

Bonus: Fantasy Status

Check out Fantasy Status, where myself and Crypto Dale chat about some fantasy football leagues that a bunch of crypto folks are playing in. We have some great sponsors of these leagues:

  • Matcha: Decentralized trading with aggregated liquidity
  • DragonChain: Blockchain scaled
  • Stacked: Crypto investing on autopilot
Oct 23, 2020
Timing Altcoin Cycles
00:59:38

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, SpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcherYouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode, Josh and Brian discuss altcoin cycles, what we see for alts in the coming weeks, how bitcoin and eth relate, what we see for bitcoin, more regulatory action, and more.

Links

Some of the threads around AMM stuff. If you read through this stuff enough, it really helps understand LPs and AMMs more:

 

Find Josh and Brian elsewhere

Music: “Oh, the chains” by Joel Madison Blount

Partner: Matcha

We’re happy to partner with Matcha, a simple way to trade on in a decentralized manner. Built by the team behind the 0x Protocol, Matcha makes it easy to interact with the top liquidity pools, with a curated list of top crypto assets, a seamless interface, and some of the best liquidity matching you can find. Try it today for your next DeFi trade.

Bonus: Fantasy Status

Check out Fantasy Status, where myself and Crypto Dale chat about some fantasy football leagues that a bunch of crypto folks are playing in. We have some great sponsors of these leagues:

  • Matcha: Decentralized trading with aggregated liquidity
  • DragonChain: Blockchain scaled
  • Stacked: Crypto investing on autopilot
Oct 16, 2020
Ashdrake: On missing the bull market
01:31:08

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, SpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcherYouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode, Brian begins an interview series, starting with an interview with Ashdrake. Many listeners will remember Ashdrake’s infamous tweet from late 2016, just prior to the parabolic run in bitcoin.

 

The episode goes much deeper than a meme tweet. We discuss how he got into crypto, what lead him to this mindset, what else happened in his trading journey, and much more.

If you’ve ever struggled through your trading life, I think you’ll be enlightened by this story.

 

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Oct 13, 2020
Bitcoin could hit $18k in 2020
01:02:19

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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In this episode, Josh and Brian discuss Bitcoin’s potential break-up, alt coins trend reversal, and what we think comes in the rest of Q4. We are both bullish, so be warned (whether you trade with us, or countertrade us).

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We’re happy to partner with Matcha, a simple way to trade on in a decentralized manner. Built by the team behind the 0x Protocol, Matcha makes it easy to interact with the top liquidity pools, with a curated list of top crypto assets, a seamless interface, and some of the best liquidity matching you can find. Try it today for your next DeFi trade.

Bonus: Fantasy Status

Check out Fantasy Status, where myself and Crypto Dale chat about some fantasy football leagues that a bunch of crypto folks are playing in. We have some great sponsors of these leagues:

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  • Stacked: Crypto investing on autopilot
Oct 09, 2020
Bad News Bulls
00:59:12

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In this episode, Josh and Brian discuss the huge amount of bearish news in the markets, and how bitcoin and the broader crypto market have been relatively strong through it.

Here's the episode:

Or on YouTube:

 

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We're happy to partner with Matcha, a simple way to trade on in a decentralized manner. Built by the team behind the 0x Protocol, Matcha makes it easy to interact with the top liquidity pools, with a curated list of top crypto assets, a seamless interface, and some of the best liquidity matching you can find. Try it today for your next DeFi trade.

Bonus: Fantasy Status

Check out Fantasy Status, where myself and Crypto Dale chat about some fantasy football leagues that a bunch of crypto folks are playing in. We have some great sponsors of these leagues:

  • Matcha: Decentralized trading with aggregated liquidity
  • DragonChain: Blockchain scaled
  • Stacked: Crypto investing on autopilot
Oct 02, 2020
Correlation between bitcoin and legacy markets
00:57:41

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and Brian talk about the DXY moving and how we think the dollar and other legacy markets correlate to Bitcoin. We also discuss more altcoin action, the ranges Bitcoin and Ethereum are in, and more.

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Partner: Matcha

We're happy to partner with Matcha, a simple way to trade on in a decentralized manner. Built by the team behind the 0x Protocol, Matcha makes it easy to interact with the top liquidity pools, with a curated list of top crypto assets, a seamless interface, and some of the best liquidity matching you can find. Try it today for your next DeFi trade.

Sep 25, 2020
UNI Insanity
01:26:10

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and Brian talk about the insanity around the UNI airdrop that is worth thousands of dollars per wallet that has interacted with Uniswap. We also discuss the state of other alts, the DeFi hype broadly, ethereum and bitcoin price action.

 

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Partner: Matcha

We're happy to partner with Matcha, a simple way to trade on in a decentralized manner. Built by the team behind the 0x Protocol, Matcha makes it easy to interact with the top liquidity pools, with a curated list of top crypto assets, a seamless interface, and some of the best liquidity matching you can find. Try it today for your next DeFi trade.

Bonus Content: Fantasy Status

Check out Fantasy Status, where myself and Crypto Dale chat about some fantasy football leagues that a bunch of crypto folks are playing in. We have some great sponsors of these leagues:

  • Matcha: Decentralized trading with aggregated liquidity
  • DragonChain: Blockchain scaled
  • Stacked: Crypto investing on autopilot
Sep 18, 2020
Farming inflation and how to play DeFi games
00:57:04

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and Brian talk about the potential downside of not participating in yield farming, and playing other DeFi games.

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Sep 11, 2020
Buying the dip, and more DeFi deep diving
00:46:19

In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and Brian talk about the big dip across crypto, and whether we think there's more downside. We also deep dive on DeFi.

Sep 04, 2020
Can a DEX finally beat centralized exchanges?
00:58:12

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and Brian talk about continued fun and mayhem with DEXes, DeFi, and yield farming, and everything else in that realm. We also discuss ETH and BTC being unwilling to dump yet, though our targets for potential downside haven't moved.

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Aug 28, 2020
Where to buy the dip
00:50:02

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and Brian talk about the potential over-extension of the market, especially as both bitcoin and ethereum had really underwhelming breakouts recently. We talk about where we'd be interested in buying the dip, how we're playing alts, and more.

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Aug 21, 2020
All time high in fees
01:13:43

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and Brian talk about an insane week, in what surely feels like a strong bull market. We've got legit DeFi launches, defi scam launches, Uniswap madness, fees are insane, bitcoin is ranging, tons of stuff pumping. We go through it all.

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Aug 14, 2020
The Brrr goes on
00:41:17

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and Brian talk about big moves in crypto, and how they're really across all markets. We discuss some potential targets for bitcoin and alts, and what we expect next.

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Aug 06, 2020
Altcoin hot potato, and bitcoin weekly breakout
00:54:24

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and Brian talk about Bitcoin's weekly breakout and huge $11.5k level, ETH bullish continuation, and the uniswap hot potato game going on..

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Aug 01, 2020
In Ethereum we trust
00:57:18

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and Brian talk about the Ethereum breakout, and how we think that it is leading Bitcoin doing the same. Bitcoin has moved, but we think it has much more in the tank.

We also discuss the alts market and rotation more broadly, the continuous strength of the DeFi ecosystem, the huge moves in silver and gold, and what we think is next.

We also streamed live on Twitch, and you can follow the channel to be notified of new episodes when we stream. Or watch this episode on YouTube.

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Jul 24, 2020
When will bitcoin stop the music for alts?
00:47:52

In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and Brian discuss the record low bitcoin volatility, and speculate over when we could see the move. We also dig healthily into altcoins.

Jul 17, 2020
Alts moving while Bitcoin coils up
00:25:56

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and Brian talk about how alts are cycling while bitcoin continues relentless consolidation.

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Jul 10, 2020
Q3 Crypto Preview
01:04:36

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In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and Brian talk about the second quarter that was and what to look for in Q3.

Here's the episode:

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Jul 03, 2020
The Compound crypto craze, with David Hoffman of Bankless
01:08:45

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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In this episode of Ledger Cast, I am joined by David Hoffman, of Bankless. David has dug in really deep on DeFi, and helps explain Compound, liquidity farming, and much more to me in this episode.

Follow and keep up with David

Here's the Inside Yield Farming post I showed a few times.

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Jun 23, 2020
The billion dollar question
01:16:22

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In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and Brian talk about the $1B+ options open interest that expires on June 26th, alongside an in-depth look at the market, news, and more.

We also streamed live on Twitch, and you can follow the channel to be notified of new episodes when we stream. Or watch this episode on YouTube:

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Jun 19, 2020
Why altcoins are for trading, and bitcoin is for investment
00:37:59

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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In this episode of Ledger Cast, we spend time talking about bitcoin price action, news, and then a general investing versus trading strategy between altcoins and bitcoin.

News wise, we discuss:

Here's the episode:

We also streamed live on Twitch, and you can follow the channel to be notified of new episodes when we stream. Or watch this episode on YouTube.

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Jun 13, 2020
Beginner’s guide to investing in bitcoin
01:25:20

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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In this episode of Ledger Cast, we spend the first two thirds of the show offering our thoughts on how to invest in bitcoin and get an initial allocation to crypto for someone just beginning to gain exposure in the ecosystem. This should be a helpful episode to send folks looking to get started.

Here's the dollar cost average calculator we used.

Then we get into more date-centric topics. It's a packed episode, and I hope you enjoy it.

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Jun 09, 2020
The Ethereum bull train is crowded
01:05:31

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In this episode of Ledger Cast, we talk about ethereum sentiment being super bullish, the bitcoin chart, and a bunch of altcoins.

We also streamed live on Twitch, where you can follow the channel and watch the replay.

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May 29, 2020
Death, Taxes, and Doge
01:05:49

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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In this episode of Ledger Cast, we talk about bitcoin, altcoins, I dive into my staking escapade using Cosmos, and more.

This episode was dedicated to Actual Advice BTC, an OG crypto named Ben who sadly passed away this week, at far too young of an age.

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May 22, 2020
The halvening hangover
01:02:31

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In this episode, Josh and I talk about post-halvening bitcoin price and fundamentals, including a deeper dive into on-chain data. We also talk about Reddit coins and more.

We also streamed live on Twitch, where you can follow the channel and watch the replay.

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May 15, 2020
Bitcoin, the halvening
01:11:57

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In this episode, Josh and I talk about the halvening and the impact on price leading into and immediately following.

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May 09, 2020
Analyzing which alts to buy
00:56:38

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In this episode, Josh and I talk about recent bitcoin price action, and the landscape for altcoins currently, including which ones we're looking at and how we'd decide to buy in.

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Apr 24, 2020
Building empty cathedrals
01:05:00

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In this episode, Josh and I talk about recent news in bitcoin, a healthy dose of price, and how even the real projects out there seem to be building empty cathedrals nobody is using.

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Apr 18, 2020
Crypto correlations, or lack thereof
00:54:06

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In this episode, Josh and I talk about bitcoin and altcoin price action, news of the week, and correlations between bitcoin and alts, alts to alts, and bitcoin and legacy markets. Everything seems to be moving together.

Here's the episode:

  • Binance bought Coin Market Cap
  • Steem & Hive, Hive is winning
  • Cambridge Capital goes under
  • Correlations between VIX and bitcoin/gold, bitcoin and legacy markets, bitcoin and alts, and alts and alts.

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Apr 04, 2020
Crypto Quarantine
01:03:11

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In this episode, Josh and I talk about the $2 trillion bailout in the US, the unbanked in America, some legacy market stuff, how bitcoin could get stuck in a range, and our outlook on alts.

If you're interested in legacy markets, I've been pumping out episodes on Tulips.fm.

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Mar 28, 2020
Plan B(itcoin) might actually be a thing
01:06:36

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In this episode, Josh and I talk about the staggering moves and reactions in legacy markets due to Coronavirus, and how there is a chance Plan B(itcoin) actually could be a thing — a scenario that I was always skeptical of. But as central banks continue their “whatever it takes” philosophy, people could definitely turn to Bitcoin as their “anything else” replacement. Whether that means we are in a near-term bullish situation is different.

If you're interested in legacy markets, I've been pumping out episodes on Tulips.fm.

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Mar 21, 2020
The other bitcoin halvening
01:20:40

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In this episode, Josh and I talk about the epic crash of bitcoin and all crypto assets, what it means, what's next, COVID-19 stuff, strong hands, and everything else.

If you're interested in legacy markets, I've been pumping out episodes on Tulips.fm.

The US is on pace with Italy.

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Mar 14, 2020
Bonds breakdown and Bitcoin's role
01:17:10

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In this episode, Josh and I talk about the epic crash of bonds in legacy markets, more about the role of bitcoin in all this drama, and crypto news happenings.

Topics

  • Bonds rekt
  • COVID-19 in the US
  • Companies sending people home, events cancelled
  • Gold seven year highs, ATHs on the way
  • Robinhood down
  • Emergency rate cuts
  • Bitcoin and Ethereum price analysis
  • Augur v2 and FTX digging more into prediction markets
  • Steemit is ridiculous
  • XTZ network upgrade, Carthage
  • Bitmex and Kraken under UK regulatory eye
  • Miners in bitcoin
  • Canaan securities lawsuit
  • Josh’s articles on ETH, EOS, BAT

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Mar 07, 2020
The case for Bitcoin after legacy market volatility
00:53:51

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In this episode, Josh and I talk about price, the crash of legacy markets, the correlation of bitcoin and legacy market volatility, and more.

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Feb 28, 2020
Cash was briefly trash
00:59:00

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In this episode, Josh and I talk about a bunch of news, legacy markets hiccuping a bit, recent bitcoin and crypto price action, and more.

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Feb 21, 2020
My altcoin valentine
01:09:06

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In this episode, Josh and I talk about the extremely bullish price action in altcoins, and our disagreement on the next near term step for Bitcoin.

Topics

  • Altcoins
  • Bitcoin rising wedge and gearing up for a move
  • Bitcoin open interest is over $5b market wide
  • Bitcoin dominance trends
  • FINCEN news
  • SEC safe harbor proposal
  • IRS changes for Ether and gaming tokens
  • Iota is dead
  • Binance overload
  • Bitcoin dominance
  • TRUMP and other futures on FTX
  • Options in crypto
  • Josh’s articles
Feb 14, 2020
My body is ready
01:13:26

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In this episode, Josh and I talk about recent bullishness across markets, from blowoff tops in equities, to bullish btc, to altcoin rallies.

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Feb 07, 2020
Bitcoin dominance is looking weak, despite bullish price momentum
00:56:54

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast. Ledger Cast is brought to you in partnership with Brave New Coin.

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In this episode, Josh and I talk about recent bitcoin and crypto price action, particularly how everything looks to be running together. We run through a lot of the charts on our minds.

Topics

  • Luke Gromen’s theory that everything will pump
  • Bitcoin signaling major bullishness on high timeframes
  • How we’ve been trading crypto and legacy
  • ZCash’s new rewards and bullishness
  • Josh rolling profits to ADA
  • TRX makes Josh feel too filthy
  • Bitcoin dominance
  • How BNB and ETH are lagging
  • Tezos looks like it wants a USD all time high.

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Feb 01, 2020
From World War III to World War Z
00:51:19

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In this episode, Josh and I talk about the news and crypto price action.

Topics

  • Coronavirus and the effects on the market
  • Davos and Ray Dalio’s Cash is Trash comments
  • Between Coronavirus and the Lunar new year — a volume killer?
  • Ripple teases an IPO
  • Josh’s BAT analysis/article, and his portfolio update
  • BNC's new sentiment indicator

Here’s the episode:

Repo market chart:

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Jan 25, 2020
Altcoin setups for 2020 (Updated)
01:18:40

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In this episode, Josh and I cover some news and then dig into various altcoin setups and how we're thinking about them.

Topics

  • Iran follow-up
  • Virgil released from jail
  • Bitfinex lawsuit dropped (after the show it was re-submitted with an additional plaintiff in NY).
  • KYC at Deribit and generally at exchanges.
  • Tagomi exchange / prime broker
  • Senator Loeffler

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Jan 11, 2020
2020 trading goals, and the case for $33k by December
01:00:24

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In this episode, Josh and I cover where the crypto markets are today and some of our thoughts on 2019.

Topics

  • Recent bitcoin price action, including possibly in response to American bombings killing an Iranian general.
  • Our trading goals for 2020, some of which include practicing patience and following our plans better.
  • Some personal goals for 2020.
  • Predictions for bitcoin
    • Josh sees a path for $33k, if we can reverse soon.
    • Brian predicts $16k by the end of the year
  • Predictions for altcoins

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Jan 04, 2020
Hurry up and wait -- reviewing 2019 in crypto
00:55:21

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast. Ledger Cast is brought to you in partnership with Brave New Coin.

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In this episode, Josh and I cover where the crypto markets are today and some of our thoughts on 2019.

Topics

  • Bitcoin's big 2019 swings
  • Worst case scenarios for bitcoin price
  • Anticipating halving stuff
  • Trading altcoins in 2020
  • How bitcoin moves in really short time windows
  • Derivatives vs spot trading
  • Exchange trends
  • Setting goals for 2020
  • Josh's altcoin videos: high caps, mid caps, low caps

Here's the episode:

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  • Josh's articles on Brave New Coin
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  • Josh on Twitter @carpenoctom
  • Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast. Ledger Cast is brought to you in partnership with Brave New Coin.

    You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, YouTube and via RSS.

    The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

    In this episode, Josh and I cover where the crypto markets are today and some of our thoughts on 2019.

    Topics

    • Bitcoin's big 2019 swings
    • Worst case scenarios for bitcoin price
    • Anticipating halving stuff
    • Trading altcoins in 2020
    • How bitcoin moves in really short time windows
    • Derivatives vs spot trading
    • Exchange trends
    • Setting goals for 2020
    • Josh's altcoin videos: high caps, mid caps, low caps

    Find Josh and Brian elsewhere

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    Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount

Dec 20, 2019
Ethereum's hard hard fork
01:03:15

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast. Ledger Cast is brought to you in partnership with Brave New Coin.

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In this episode, Josh and I cover some happenings over the last couple of weeks and price action to note.

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Dec 06, 2019
Can Doge take alts to the promise land?
00:56:51

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In this episode, Josh and I cover some happenings over the last couple of weeks and discuss whether or not alts have a chance.

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Nov 16, 2019
Beyond the Bitcoin protocol, with Matt Odell
01:12:52

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In this episode, I talk to Matt Odell, the father of #stackingsats, about building beyond the Bitcoin protocol, from wallet interfaces, privacy features, coin management, Lightning, and more. Matt is a knowledgeable and longtime bitcoiner who was generous with his time and knowledge.

Here's the episode:

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Oct 30, 2019
Circle got Polonirekt
01:02:45

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In this episode, Josh and I cover the news and dig into price discussion, including some promising moves from select alt coins, despite Bitcoin's lagging action.

Here's the episode:

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Oct 19, 2019
The IRS wants to know if you bought crypto
01:01:18

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast. Ledger Cast is brought to you in partnership with Brave New Coin.

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In this episode, Josh and I cover an absolute deluge of news. From two big things from the IRS, to announcements by the CFTC, SEC, and others, to Libra nonsense, and just about every major exchange has something going on. We cover as much as we can in this week's show.

Here's the episode:

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Oct 11, 2019
Crypto Plumbing, with Philippe Bekhazi of XBTO and Stablehouse
01:01:44

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In this episode, I talk to Philippe Bekhazi, the CEO and Co-founder of XBTO, and CEO of Stablehouse. His businesses work on many different things. XBTO is a firm that trades, makes markets, and more, using all their own money. They are one of the top market makers in crypto and have been one of the earliest trading participants on both the CME and Bakkt platforms.

We talk about making markets, token economics, directional bias, and much more. It's really fun, and I think you'll enjoy hearing from someone deeply involved in crypto.

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As mentioned at the beginning of the show, Brave New Coin is doing an IEO. While I can't and am not endorsing a token sale itself (whereas I do promote BNC broadly and BNC Pro specifically), I want to share the link where the CEO of BNC discusses it.

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Oct 04, 2019
Is Bitcoin in a bear market now?
00:52:43

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In this episode, Josh and I talk about whether or not Bitcoin is in a bear market with the most recent price drop from around $10k down to $8k. We cover both the chart, and also other metrics like mining.

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Sep 28, 2019
The Alleged ICO Extortionist
01:00:58

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In this episode, Josh and I talk mostly news after a brief overview of price, altcoins potentially showing a bottom, and our own trading the last couple of weeks.

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Sep 20, 2019
Don't expect Bitcoin ETF approval soon, with Jake Chervinsky
00:58:59

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In this episode, I talk to Jake Chervinsky about a variety of topics, particularly from his perspective as a lawyer. Jake is the General Counsel for Compound, though he appeared in the episode in a personal manner. I have followed Jake for a long time and always enjoyed his perspective.

We spend a good bit of the episode talking about the SEC's process for reviewing and approving (or not approving) ETFs. We also discussed more general exchange regulation, the smart contract landscape, and more.

Here's the episode:

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Sep 06, 2019
There's a lot of Ethereum to sell
01:04:31

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In this episode, Josh and I talk about some technical indicators, including Pivots, fibs, and pitchforks. We discuss them in terms of setting targets for Bitcoin in particular. We spend a good amount of time talking about how Bitcoin fits into the land of legacy markets. We talk about Ethereum's price and use cases (or lackthereof), the Chinese Ponzi selling lots of ETH, and more.

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https://twitter.com/VitalikButerin/status/1164935614246072320

 

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Aug 23, 2019
Bakkt is like ETF foreplay
00:59:01

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In this episode, Josh and I talk about Asian ponzis, Bakkt, other news, and plenty about price. We primarily discussed Bitcoin, Ethereum, Tezos, Litecoin, EOS, XRP.

Here's the episode:

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https://twitter.com/DoveyWan/status/1161688325616361477?s=20

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Aug 17, 2019
Building a gaming empire by blending art and crypto — with Coin Artist
01:19:53

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In this episode, I talk to Marguerite deCourcelle -- known online mostly as Coin Artist -- the CEO and founder of Blockade Games. Blockade Games is behind Neon District, Plasma Bears, and Pineapple Arcade. Neon District is their flagship game -- a blockchain-based RPG that with a multi-phased release.

Before we get to all things Blockade, I talk to Marguerite about her art, and crypto puzzles, where she has gotten a lot of attention. Her most popular piece, TORCHED H34R7S, is up now for auction both as an NFT (non-fungible token) and a physical painting. The puzzle was solved in 2018, with a price of 5 bitcoin.

[caption id="attachment_2686" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The puzzle painting worth 5 bitcoin[/caption]

A great Vice article digs more into the story of the person who solved the puzzle after three years.

Marguerite went on to do a lot of work in the Blockchain ecosystem around marketing and community, before starting Blockade Games.

There is so much opportunity with the games she's building, you need to listen to all of it.

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Aug 16, 2019
Market making small cap altcoins, with Wes Pryor
01:08:59

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In this episode, I talk to Wes Pryor, of Liquid Malta. Wes's business provides market making services in the cryptocurrency space, primarily for lower liquidity small cap altcoins, including new listings. They have worked a lot on projects with initial distributions through decentralized exchanges like IDEX. We talked about how those opportunities come about, how they work practically, and discuss a lot of risks in the market.

The idea of market making brand new listings, and going into partnership agreements with exchanges and coin teams, is fascinating to me. Mostly because it sounds a bit scary. Wes is a smart investor and trader and he helps break down exactly what kinds of risks there are, what the practice requires, and how they do what they do.

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Aug 09, 2019
You can finally blame the Algos
01:06:08

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In this episode, Josh and I talk about a bunch of news and our key price levels for Bitcoin.

We discuss nation states banning crypto -- India being the biggest example in the news today. I go in depth on how Algorand completely screwed up what was supposed to be a "fair" distribution of their tokens, in effect helping their earliest investors dump on retail for huge multiples of profits, leaving exchange buyers totally holding the bag.

https://twitter.com/ledgerstatus/status/1157112245987487746

We spend time talking exchanges, exchange tokens, the rush to futures, and more. We discussed FTX.com and their products I find interesting, LedgerX's CEO going ham on Twitter and their PR guy quitting, and more.

We discuss Josh's price and fundamental analysis on LiteCoin, BAT, and NEM.

And of course we dig into pricing -- with a focus on Bitcoin and a discussion about my Tezos position. Here are a couple charts related.

Bitcoin is at resistance inside the cloud and under Kijun

I highlight some key zones and why I think the Bollinger Bands matter

My Tezos trade and setup

Here's the episode:

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Aug 02, 2019
The appeal to institutional crypto investors, with Seed CX's Edward Woodford
00:51:22

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In this episode, I talk to Edward Woodford, the CEO and co-founder of Seed CX. Seed CX is a platform for institutional investors to trade crypto, with up around 3x margin. We discuss the challenges building a product for institutions, for acquiring proper licensing in the United States, and a bunch of stuff around building a quality exchange business and trading experience.

SeedCX interests me for a couple reasons. For one, collateral is very flexible and can be in bitcoin or multiple forms of fiat. Secondarily, taker fees are only 8 basis fees and maker fees are 0. Thirdly, there is a nightly settlement process so each customer has their own wallets, while trading is on their centralized platform.

I enjoyed this chat with Edward, learning how they have built things, and the challenges they face -- particularly the competition with more "cowboy" exchanges.

Thanks to our new sitewide partner, Brave New Coin. BNC is well aligned with my goals for Ledger Status, offering excellent market commentary, data, and other products that benefit crypto traders and investors.

Here's the episode on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/q6dgA4A15RU

Other links

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Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount

Jul 24, 2019
Bitcoin is in the big leagues
00:55:47

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast. Ledger Cast is brought to you in partnership with Brave New Coin.

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The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode, Josh and I discuss whether this has been the top for the next few months, and what to expect form here. We also debate Zcash, and EMAs vs SMAs.

I'm happy to introduce our new sitewide partner, Brave New Coin. BNC is well aligned with my goals for Ledger Status, offering excellent market commentary, data, and other products that benefit crypto traders and investors.

Other links

Josh's tweet on dates for various coins halvings, hard forks, etc.

https://twitter.com/CarpeNoctom/status/1151254573857804298

 

There are a lot of Bitcoin price levels right now and I don't see much clarity until we pass ~$11.5k

Trump tweeted about bitcoin:

https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1149472282584072192

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Partner: Brave New Coin

Brave New Coin offers institutional grade crypto market data, tracking 1500+ digital & cryptographic assets from 250+ exchanges 24/7/365. They have excellent market analysis, news, data, and tools for traders. Check out Brave New Coin and subscribe to their newsletter.

Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount

Jul 19, 2019
Bearish on Binance, and Libra hot takes
01:08:53

I talk to Aaron Lammer, my friend from the Coin Talk Show, and we discuss the crushing of alt coins, my relative bearishness on Binance, and dive deep into random Libra takes.

Jul 09, 2019
Decentralized Finance, with Louis Aboud of Wyre
01:03:49

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode of Ledger Cast, I talk to Louis Aboud of Wyre Capital and Wyre. Wyre is an, API for applications to offer a fiat onramp easily. The Wyre Capital side of the business is a long/short fund invested in all sorts of cryptocurrency projects.

We talked first about trading, and then dug into the DeFi stuff, and conversation around the Wyre product, which seems really interesting.

We talked a bit about Uniswap in the show, and I mentioned this episode the Uniswap creator did with Laura Shin.

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Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount
Jun 13, 2019
The case for the local top, and possibilities for altcoins
00:51:30

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

May 31, 2019
Futures trading and inside Bitstamp, with Miha Grčar
00:51:10

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode of Ledger Cast, I talk to Bitstamp's Head of Business Development, Miha Grcar. Miha has been in crypto since 2012, and was employee #3 at Bitstamp. Today, he runs Business Development there, which often means managing their banking relationships.

I talk to Miha about many topics, both relative to Bitstamp and his own trading, which is primarily in legacy market futures products.

  • Early days of Bitstamp
  • Scaling exchanges during Bitcoin bubbles
  • Institutions and retail in crypto
  • Challenges facing exchanges: banking, support, etc
  • Trading legacy markets: forex, commodities, and equities
  • Challenges trading, and Miha's trading style
I had a lot of fun on this call. I've been chatting with him (primarily about legacy markets) for the better part of a year, and I asked him to come on to discuss his own trading story. We got the bonus of being able to discuss his role at Bitstamp and long history in Bitcoin as well.

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Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount
May 27, 2019
Beyond our wildest expectations
00:41:24

In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh is back from Magical Crypto Con, and we discuss bitcoin's wild move above $8k, and then back a ways. We discuss what we think is next, the Bitstamp effect on the move down, and much more.

May 17, 2019
Point of control and... $333 ETH by July?
01:00:32

We dig into both price and news in this episode. We end with a discussion on whether we think ETH has a chance to move ahead, and I helped Josh coin #333ETHbyJuly because, why not.

May 10, 2019
Moku's Revenge
01:09:55

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and I discuss the move above $5k bitcoin, what that means, and a bunch of others stuff.

Links and notes

The Market Analysis I do for my Learn program is free this week. Be on the lookout for new signups very soon.

https://youtu.be/zeT_KeSJMGc

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Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount
Apr 05, 2019
Buy, Sell, Hold: Crypto exchange outlook
01:07:08

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and I discuss all things crypto exchanges, and of course our price outlook.

Links and notes

  • Bitwise's excellent presentation on exchanges, volume, and more.

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Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount
Mar 23, 2019
Burn rekt tokens to gain a voice in crypto -- with DestroyerDAO
00:57:32

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and today I'm joined by the creator of DestroyerDAO.

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In this episode of Ledger Cast, I talk to the creators of DestroyerDAO -- an ambitious project aimed at destroying "shitcoins" with... a shitcoin.

If you're not familiar with DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations) or Proof of Burn, then we dig into these concepts, as well as how they intend to use this project to better the broader crypto community.

Links and notes

We talk about the merits of Proof of Burn, DAOs, and potential for DestroyerDAO. It seems like they are looking for traction based off of the meme around burning "shitcoins" but really have a larger aim in helping legitimate projects.

I'm really interested for several reasons. For one, to see if a DAO can work. Second, to see if it can establish the desired incentives to encourage people to actually burn tokens from one project in receipt of DestroyerDAO tokens -- when the only stated purpose of those tokens is to have a say in the community.

I enjoyed this conversation and think you may too.

Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount

Mar 13, 2019
Tulips FM crossover: Is Volatility Back?
00:43:57

I'm doing a podcast with some friends that's a more round-table podcast than Ledger Cast. I hope you'll check it out at Tulips.fm. It's also about all markets, not just crypto. But we certainly talk about crypto too.

Mar 08, 2019
Taxing cryptocurrency trading, with Jordan Bass
00:49:35

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast. We're joined today by Jordan Bass of Taxing Cryptocurrency.

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The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and I talk to Jordan about many of the common, and some uncommon, issues folks face when working through tax issues as crypto traders.

Links and notes

We talk about self reporting vs exchange reporting, LIFO vs FIFO, 1031s and how that's changed, what transactions really are, calculating and deferring losses vs gains, margin trading, trading places you're not supposed to be able to, and much more.

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Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount
Feb 26, 2019
$5k by May Moku? Talking crypto with CarpeNoctom
01:17:02

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, Spotify, Google PlayStitcherYouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and I discuss our experiences trading in late 2018 and into 2019. We also talk about the news of the moment around Lightning and other stuff.

Links and notes

Here are some of the charts we discussed:

https://ledgerstatus.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Screen-Shot-2019-02-21-at-3.12.16-PM.png

https://ledgerstatus.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Screen-Shot-2019-02-21-at-3.12.28-PM.png

https://ledgerstatus.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Screen-Shot-2019-02-21-at-3.12.39-PM.png

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Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount
Feb 21, 2019
Screening cryptocurrency and blockchain projects by fundamentals, with Tor Bair
00:59:54

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by special guest Tor Bair -- a long time cryptocurrency investor, and Head of Growth and Marketing at Enigma. We touch on Enigma in this episode but we spend more time discussing how to look for projects with good fundamentals more broadly.

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The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

Tor was introduced to bitcoin while he was an options trader, and then got further into the ecosystem as a graduate student at MIT, where he eventually met the team that co-founded Enigma. Today, he does growth and marketing at Enigma, but he brings a wealth of knowledge to the space, and fortunately for us today, this podcast.

We talk about some thing to consider when screen projects, from team to token utility, and much more. I hope you enjoy.

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Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount
Jan 24, 2019
How Hxro Gamified Crypto Trading
01:04:34

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by two special guests, Dan Gunsberg and Rob Levy -- two of the co-founders of Hxro, a gamified crypto trading platform.

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When I first came upon Hxro, I was skeptical of what gamified trading meant. Then I tried it, and I've been hooked. It's like if you blend DFS or poker into cryptocurrency trading and takes the whole experience to another level of trading and psychological challenge. It's really unique and I wanted to bring on the co-founders of Hxro to talk about it.

In this episode, Dan Gunsberg and Rob Levy chat with me about what they've built, what they're planning for the future, and more. They have a deep history in traditional markets and I think they likely have a hit on their hands with Hxro.

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Partner: The Ocean

This episode is brought to you by The Ocean. Enjoy wallet-to-wallet ERC20 trading on The Ocean’s platform. Your tokens are always your tokens, meaning less risk, no counterparties, and lower fees. Try it!

Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount

Jan 10, 2019
Technical trading, with CryptoCred
01:08:04

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by a special guest, Crypto Cred, the technical analyst I greatly respect.

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The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

Cred became one of the resources in the crypto community for learning technical analysis in a very short amount of time. I've been talking to Cred for about a year and really respect his style, which we discuss in this episode.

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Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount

Dec 05, 2018
Is the bottom in? What to do now, with Aaron Lammer of Coin Talk
01:01:40

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by a special guest, Aaron Lammer, the co-host of Coin Talk, one of my favorite podcasts.

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The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

Aaron and I had an information discussion about the recent bitcoin price breakdown, and how to approach it as a retail trader that doesn't look at this stuff all day.

Ledger Status links and information

Partner: The Ocean

This episode is brought to you by The Ocean. They just launched wallet-to-wallet ERC20 trading on The Ocean’s platform. Your tokens are always your tokens, meaning less risk, no counterparties, and lower fees. Try it!

Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount

Nov 29, 2018
How governments will redefine digital currency, with Erik Townsend
01:16:54

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by a special guest, Erik Townsend, the author of Beyond Blockchain: The Death of the Dollar and the Rise of Digital Currency.

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The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

When most of think of digital currency, we think of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. Erik has thought a lot about bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and especially how governments will eventually be able to make use of the technology innovations of Satoshi Nakamoto and others in this space.

Ledger Status links and information

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Delta is the app I personally use to track my bitcoin, altcoin, and even ICO investments — for multiple portfolios. It’s available on desktop and mobile, supports 70+ exchanges, and is the best portfolio tracker there is. Get Delta For Free

Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount

Nov 20, 2018
Peter McCormack of What Bitcoin Did
01:17:44

Peter and I talk about his podcast, his insights on the industry, and more.

Check out whatbitcoindid.com and @whatbitcoindid on Twitter.

Also, Ledger Status Learn is live! You can still sign up at https://ledgerstatus.com/learn

Sep 27, 2018
Bringing crypto to the world, with Everest founder Bob Reid
00:46:48

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by a special guest, Bob Reid, the co-founder and CEO of Everest.

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The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

Bob Reid is the former GM of BitTorrent and he's been involved in crypto for quite some time as well. He's now undertaking a highly ambitious project with Everest -- an all encompassing crypto project that includes micro-payments, record keeping, micro finance, identification, and more.

As you'll hear in the interview, I call it EverID. They have since rebranded to Everest since it's beyond the ID scope. It's a multi token model that has what I believe to be a unique approach for garnering adoption.

And YouTube:

Be sure to follow @everestdotorg on Twitter.

Links from the show

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Partner: The Ocean

This episode is brought to you by The Ocean. They just launched wallet-to-wallet ERC20 trading on The Ocean’s platform. Your tokens are always your tokens, meaning less risk, no counterparties, and lower fees. I’ve been testing their DEX — and maintaining my own token custody — that has liquidity partners from the outset. Try it!

Also, their airdrop is still on! Go sign up now for tokens.

Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount

Sep 07, 2018
Managing all crypto price data, with Clay Collins of Nomics
01:01:28

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by a special guest, Clay Collins, the CEO of Nomics.

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The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

Clay Collins is the CEO of Nomics, a company he's building to be the data layer for crypto. They currently maintain an API will historical and real time price data on thousands of crypto projects from dozens of markets, going back to their inception.

The Nomics API is in use on their own website, nomics.com, which is essentially designed as a competitor to Coin Market Cap.

I have been chatting with Clay about being a user of their API and have been really impressed with the API (including all that they offer for free) and what his goals are for this project. I asked him to come on to discuss Nomics, but also more.

He hosts a podcast called Flippening that is well worth listening to. It is a great podcast and well produced. They recently did a three part series on security tokens that is a must listen.

Clay has been an entrepreneur for a long time, and already grew one startup into a a profitable and successful mid-size business --in Lead Pages. I believe that he has a good voice for the crypto ecosystem and that you'll enjoy hearing this interview.

Be sure to follow @nomicsfinance and @claycollins on Twitter.

Links from the show

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Partner: Delta

Delta is the app I personally use to track my bitcoin, altcoin, and even ICO investments — for multiple portfolios. It’s available on desktop and mobile, supports 70+ exchanges, and is the best portfolio tracker there is. Get Delta For Free

The latest version of Delta includes order books! It's the most requested feature they get and they are hear for more than a dozen exchanges. Check it out!

Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount

Aug 25, 2018
Trading in bull and bear markets -- live Ledger Cast with CarpeNoctom
01:01:00

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, on Google Play, on Stitcher, on YouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and I discuss trading in both bull and bear markets and provide the case for using technical analysis. We did the show live from Blockchain DC, an event we participated in. I'll have the video once they process it on their end.

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Partner: The Ocean

This episode is brought to you by The Ocean. They just launched wallet-to-wallet ERC20 trading on The Ocean’s platform. Your tokens are always your tokens, meaning less risk, no counterparties, and lower fees. I’ve been testing their DEX — and maintaining my own token custody — that has liquidity partners from the outset. Try it!

Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount

Aug 15, 2018
Scalping bitcoin full time, with Lowstrife
01:00:40

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by a special guest, Lowstrife.

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The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

Lowstrife is one of the most talented traders I know, and perhaps the best scalper I've ever seen. He quite literally takes thousands of (mostly low timeframe) trades per year. He watches the charts, the orderbooks, and goes in for the trade with great precision.

We brought up a couple of relevant other podcasts, including this one with "Rambo", a legendary pit trader. We also talked about some of Lowstrife's Trading View charts, like when he was watching for the break of the prior all time high and setting his expectations for what the meat of the bull market would be capable of (hint: it went well beyond his greatest expectations).

Be sure to follow @lowstrife on Twitter.

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Delta is the app I personally use to track my bitcoin, altcoin, and even ICO investments — for multiple portfolios. It’s available on desktop and mobile, supports 70+ exchanges, and is the best portfolio tracker there is. Get Delta For Free

The latest version of Delta includes advanced portfolio metrics that are super awesome -- read about them.

Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount

Aug 09, 2018
Trading alt coins with Nik Patel
01:06:03

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by a special guest, Nik Patel, aka CoinTraderNik.

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The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

Nik has a fascinating story to tell of trading crypto starting with just a couple hundred dollars, not once but twice. He has participated in the crypto markets of 2014-2016 and again in 2017-2018 with a break in the middle. Both times he started with very little and turned it into real money.

He's even written a book that's part personal story and part guide to navigating the land of alt coins. He approaches markets differently than a lot of technical traders and I think you'll enjoy hearing his stories, and reading his book.

Check out Nik's website and buy the book off Amazon in either hard copy or for Kindle.

Be sure to follow @cointradernik on Twitter.

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Partner: The Ocean

This episode is brought to you by The Ocean. Pre-register for wallet-to-wallet ERC20 trading on The Ocean's platform. Your tokens are always your tokens, meaning less risk, no counterparties, and lower fees. I'm looking forward to using a DEX -- and maintaining my own token custody -- that is launching with liquidity partners from the outset.

Register for their free token airdrop now. They are launching to MainNet on August 15th (an extended timeframe now with double the rewards tokens).

Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount

Aug 02, 2018
Mastering your weaknesses in trading, with Jesse (aka Psycho on Wall St.)
01:11:05

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by a special guest, Jesse, aka Psycho on Wall Street.

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The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

Jesse is a talented trader with an interesting story. He cut his teeth in trading the rapid rise and fall of pot stocks on traditional markets. He has an impressive boom and bust story where he made half a million dollars and lost most of it.

In crypto, Jesse has taken hard lessons learned from those days and worked his way to be able to trade full time. We discuss his strategy, what he's learned, and a good bit about market psychology.

You should also check out his interview on Chat With Traders for his pot-stock story that we give a brief review on but mostly pick up on his crypto journey.

Here's the audio:

Be sure to follow @PsychoOnWallSt on Twitter.

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Partner: The Ocean

This episode is brought to you by The Ocean. Pre-register for wallet-to-wallet ERC20 trading on The Ocean's platform. Your tokens are always your tokens, meaning less risk, no counterparties, and lower fees. I'm looking forward to using a DEX -- and maintaining my own token custody -- that is launching with liquidity partners from the outset.

Register for their free token airdrop now. They are launching to MainNet on July 31st.

Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount

Jul 28, 2018
Trading in a bear market
01:08:13

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, on Google Play, on Stitcher, on YouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and I discuss the state of the bear market, how we're approaching trading both bitcoin and alt coins, and of course our take on what's ahead. Part of our discussion was around some of the coins that are outperforming the market -- either by consolidating around higher levels or even maintaining uptrends. They are few and far between.

We also discuss our upcoming live show in Washington DC for those of you interested. And in the middle of the show I take a moment to talk to Aaron Lammer of Coin Talk -- one of my absolute favorite podcasts in the space that I hope you'll check out.

Links from the show

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Partner: Delta

Delta is the app I personally use to track my bitcoin, altcoin, and even ICO investments — for multiple portfolios. It's available on desktop and mobile, supports 70+ exchanges, and is the best portfolio tracker there is. Get Delta For Free

Delta has an awesome new version of their app, which you can read about on their Medium. It's great, with new viewing options, and a portfolio sharing feature.

Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount

Jul 11, 2018
Interview with Sicarious on Trading, Part 2
00:46:46

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by a special guest, Sicarious. Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

This is Part 2 of our interview with Sicarious -- whose first name is actually Jack. Jack is far from a one-trick trader. He mixes fundamental investments, "hot" sector investments, and active swing trading. He's been involved in the cryptocurrency trading world for several years and there is a great deal we can learn from his story and knowledge.

In this episode we discuss more of the current market environment and how Jack is approaching it, mixed with his experience of past markets.

Be sure to follow @sicarious on Twitter.

Ledger Status links and information

Partner: Delta

Delta is the app I personally use to track my bitcoin, altcoin, and even ICO investments — for multiple portfolios. It's available on desktop and mobile, supports 70+ exchanges, and is the best portfolio tracker there is. Get Delta For Free

Delta just released the new version of their app, which you can read about on their Medium. It's great, with new viewing options, and a portfolio sharing feature.

Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount

Jul 04, 2018
Interview with Sicarious on Trading, Part 1
00:43:54

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by a special guest, Sicarious. Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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I've always loved following Sicarious -- whose first name is actually Jack. Jack is far from a one-trick trader. He mixes fundamental investments, "hot" sector investments, and active swing trading. He's been involved in the cryptocurrency trading world for several years and there is a great deal we can learn from his story and knowledge.

We discussed market history, the last bitcoin bear market and how he approached it, trading psychology, how he timed the big run-up in 2017, and much more.

Be sure to follow @sicarious on Twitter.

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Jun 28, 2018
The Ocean: A New Wave of DEX Focused on Liquidity
01:30:40

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by a specialguest, John Piotrowski. Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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We have discussed DEXs (decentralized exchanges) many times on this show, and in this episode I'm happy to have a guest on who is building one. John Piotrowski is the CEO of The Ocean -- a decentralized exchange that's near launch, which they've built as a relayer on top of the 0x protocol.

I went far deeper with John than I anticipated I would. We dug into what makes a dex a dex, and how they are approaching the ecosystem differently than other participants. For one, they are a hybrid model with off-chain order books. John believes deeply in the importance of deep liquidity on a proper order book system. His past is working at Goldman Sachs and elsewhere, directly with their trading operations. He's aiming to bring institutional level liquidity to The Ocean, something that others have not been able to do.

By taking token custodianship out of the equation, but also embracing KYC/AML and other regulatory matters, they believe it gives them an edge in this emerging market.

The Ocean does have a token element, but it will be a free airdop with a rewards-only model for early adopters. There's no ICO, and even their VC investors do not have a token allocation as part of the investment.

And YouTube

https://youtu.be/_V9b3eeKZXI

 

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Jun 21, 2018
Fetch, Havven, Platin — Interview Compilation
01:03:59

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by a special co-host, Derek Waltchack. Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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In this episode of Ledger Cast, we offer up a compilation of three interviews Derek did in-person while at Consensus. All three are available independently on our YouTube channel as well.

We ended up digging more into security tokens and stable coins than I expected at the beginning of the show, but I think both are themes we'll see the rest of 2018 and into 2019. We also discussed EOS and their mainnet launch, along with an effort to incentivize dApp development through a massive fund, and how that compares to the dominance in the landscape through Ethereum.

Interview #1 with Fetch.ai

Fetch is a project aiming to tackle decentralized ledger technology at an enormous scale -- to handle billions (or more) of agents making transactions, which they're approaching with a new type of ledger technology and what they call "Useful Proof of Work".

Fetch will be a token and their private test net is already up and running. They're aiming for a summer release of their public test net.

Toby Simpson is the CTO and co-founder of Fetch, which is a self-funded project to date. He produced the Creatures game series in the 90s and was an original member of the AI company DeepMind (acquired by Google for ~$500m in 2014).

Interview #2 with Havven

In this interview, Derek Waltchack interviews Kain Warwick of Havven -- one of the organizations tackling the stable coin market.

There are generally three approaches to stable coins, and in this interview, Derek discusses with Kain how they are approaching the issue of establishing stability using multiple tokens. Creating a unit of account is hard for bitcoin as it is so volatile. At its basis, stability and scalability is what's the challenge for all of these projects.

Interview #3 with Platin

Platin is a platform designed to put proof of location on the blockchain. They proclaim several uses cases from proximity-based gamification to humanitarian relive using crypto-based airdrops.

Derek interviewed Allon Mason and Dr. Lionel Wolberger -- two of the co-founders of the Platin project.

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Learn about Derek

Derek Waltchack is a partner at Shannon Waltchack -- a full service commercial real estate and property management firm in Birmingham, Alabama. Derek is interested in all things cryptocurrency and blockchain. He's been investing actively since early 2017. Check out our introductory interview to learn more, and be sure to follow @dwaltchack on Twitter.

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Jun 04, 2018
Ethereum vs EOS, Security Tokens, Stable Coins, and more after Consensus
00:59:10

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by a special co-host, Derek Waltchack. Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, on Google Play, on Stitcher, on YouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode of Ledger Cast, Derek and I discuss his trip to Consensus -- but primarily in the context of our takeaways based on the event, including themes that stood out and themes that didn't stand out.

Here's the YouTube version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFVVxCJYgvA

We ended up digging more into security tokens and stable coins than I expected at the beginning of the show, but I think both are themes we'll see the rest of 2018 and into 2019. We also discussed EOS and their mainnet launch, along with an effort to incentivize dApp development through a massive fund, and how that compares to the dominance in the landscape through Ethereum.

Links discussed in the show

https://twitter.com/r_Buttcoin/status/999768288979800067

 

https://twitter.com/WahWhoWah/status/999843884095102976

 

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Learn about Derek

Derek Waltchack is a partner at Shannon Waltchack -- a full service commercial real estate and property management firm in Birmingham, Alabama. Derek is interested in all things cryptocurrency and blockchain. He's been investing actively since early 2017. Check out our introductory interview to learn more, and be sure to follow @dwaltchack on Twitter.

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May 30, 2018
Bitcoin moving, alts moving faster: Live Ledger Cast
00:57:23

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and I discuss the market move we've had with Bitcoin from the mid 6k region, including the resistance we've hit around 9600. We discuss the alts runup as well and what we think comes from here. Finally, we talk about some of the fundamental components around the move, and alts to watch.

You can also watch via screencast, and see the charts and other information as we look at them.

https://youtu.be/YCk72NYRVv4

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Apr 30, 2018
Interview with Paul Walsh from MetaCert Protocol: Taking Online Trust and Reputation to the Blockchain
00:54:33

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by a special co-host, Derek Waltchack. Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode of Ledger Cast, Derek and I interview Paul Walsh, the CEO of MetaCert, and the head of the MetaCert Protocol. MetaCert is creating the MetaCert Protocol to bring their online trust and reputation platform to the blockchain. They see many benefits for taking centralized information and decentralizing it, and they are creating the MetaCert Protocol to address that.

In this conversation, we discuss the use case for establishing trust for online links, the products MetaCert currently offers, and the benefits of the MetaCert Protocol.

Here's the YouTube version:

https://youtu.be/s-ROfQVfWo8

MetaCert offers several products right now on their centralized platform. They have a browser extension that adds reputation scores to website URLs. They also have additions for messaging apps like Slack and Telegram to help organizations prevent scammy URLs from infiltrating their communities. They see the next big battleground for online security as taking place in large part within chat apps; the crypto community is certainly familiar with that threat.
The blockchain allows us to shift our centralized database to a decentralized registry. The Protocol features built-in game mechanics, rewarding participants with Tokens for submitting and validating the categorization of URIs. This incentivized system is the heart of the Protocol. In addition to rewarding participants, the Token will help mitigate the risk of bad actors trying to spoil the quality of the registry.
MetaCert's network can be integrated at most layers of the system: hardware (like your network router), software like a messaging app, or the end user via a browser extension. They currently collect and license their reputation scores to other centralized entities, and they see value in creating a broadly used decentralized reputation blockchain.

We discuss with Paul some of the potential issues we see with MetaCert as a distributed protocol, and other questions someone would have for a centralized company creating a decentralized protocol. And at the end of the interview, we wrap up with our own thoughts on MetaCert.

MetaCert has been around since 2011 and Paul is an experienced entrepreneur, with a long history working on the web and in the security realm. We were both impressed with what they are doing and what they're building.

MetaCert ICO

The MetaCert ICO details aren't out yet, but most of the information is near ready and pending the completion of legal review.

They are seeking to raise $40 million, including in a private sale. They have thus far received a lot of interest. There's no discount or bonus for the private sale, but it allows some investors to have a larger allocation of tokens for the protocol.

Paul said that 75% of the team tokens are going to be locked up and vested over a three year period; he notes he's skeptical of some of the short lockup periods of other ICOs.

Users of Cryptonite will receive tokens as users. Once the network launches, users can pay to use the extension with tokens, but also can earn tokens by participating in the network by reporting websites and establishing online reputations for websites.

The MetaCert Protocol will operate on the Ethereum blockchain.

Links discussed in the show

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Learn about Derek

Derek Waltchack is a partner at Shannon Waltchack -- a full service commercial real estate and property management firm in Birmingham, Alabama. Derek is interested in all things cryptocurrency and blockchain. He's been investing actively since early 2017. Check out our introductory interview to learn more, and be sure to follow @dwaltchack on Twitter.

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We'd love to talk to interested parties about sponsorship opportunities. We are open to suggestions, but are not seeking deals that include promos for ICOs, etc. But if you do something interesting in the space and want to chat, contact us.

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Apr 11, 2018
Interview with Alex Sterk from Ubiq
01:17:31

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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In this episode of Ledger Cast, I interview Alex Sterk, the community manager of the Ubiq project and CEO of Ubiq Technologies.

Disclosure: I own Ubiq and like the project. This episode is not an endorsement or recommendation to buy Ubiq.

Ubiq is built on the Ethereum Virtual Machine and is pitched as an alternative for building dApps to Ethereum itself. It's a proof of work coin, primarily mined on GPUs. They are currently in the window for an airdrop for the Escher token, which is primarily to be used for governance purposes. We discuss this, as well as other fundamental concepts around the Ubiq cryptocurrency and ecosystem.

This interview was recorded a couple of weeks ago, and since then the Escher airdrop has moved from a test phase to a live phase, so you can claim it now. They have articles on their website showing you how to do so.

Here's the audio:

Here's the YouTube version:

https://youtu.be/8u4nk6idWHk

Links mentioned in the show:

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Apr 05, 2018
Interview with the Switcheo team: A Decentralized Exchange for Neo
00:46:40

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by a special co-host, Derek Waltchack. Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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In this episode of Ledger Cast, Derek and I interview Ivan Poon, Henry Chua, and Jack Yeu from Switcheo. Switcheo recently concluded an ICO to raise funds for their Decentralized Exchange project, which has just launched.

Switcheo is an underdog team in the race to be the top Neo DEX, and they beat the competition to launch. If you picture is like the Ethereum landscape, you can imagine the advantage. As new tokens launch on the network, DEXes are often the only place for early liquidity.

Switcheo doesn't intend to stop with Neo. They are building the DEX in a way so that they can build for Neo, Qtum, and other networks, and the end goal is to be a multi-chain decentralized exchange. But they are starting with Neo and the NEP-5 token mechanism.

This interview was recorded a few weeks ago, and a couple weeks before they distributed tokens from their ICO. Please forgive us if the audio quality is a challenge; we tried to process it as well as we could, and cut any gaps due to the distance between us on the call. I think it's manageable.

Here's the YouTube version:

https://youtu.be/OIKB7w_EE8w

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Learn about Derek

Derek Waltchack is a partner at Shannon Waltchack -- a full service commercial real estate and property management firm in Birmingham, Alabama. Derek is interested in all things cryptocurrency and blockchain. He's been investing actively since early 2017. Check out our introductory interview to learn more, and be sure to follow @dwaltchack on Twitter.

Interested in sponsoring?

We'd love to talk to interested parties about sponsorship opportunities. We are open to suggestions, but are not seeking deals that include promos for ICOs, etc. But if you do something interesting in the space and want to chat, contact us.

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Apr 02, 2018
Exchanges competing, and crypto market update
01:08:41

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and I discuss the news of the week, which is primarily developments of exchanges. We focus on Binance Chain, Gdax supporting ERC-20 tokens, and Bittrex's Beta interface. Since then Bitfinex has announced new fiat pairs as well.

You can also watch via screencast, and see the charts and other information as we look at them.

https://youtu.be/VjTzyjjrtcI

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Mar 29, 2018
Investing in ICOs and other cryptocurrency projects, with Derek Waltchack
00:41:36

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by a special co-host, Derek Waltchack. Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode of Ledger Cast, I talk to Derek about the landscape for investing in ICOs as an accredited investor, as well as investing in the broader cryptocurrency ecosystem, the regulatory uncertainties for the space, and more.

Derek is a partner at Shannon Waltchack -- a full service commercial real estate and property management firm in Birmingham, Alabama. We discuss how his experience in real estate helps him view this market, and even dig into his ideal blockchain-based disruption for his own industry.

Derek and I are actually going to be interviewing some project teams together, and I think it will be valuable given his experience as an investor and mine more from the trading side. So this is like an introductory interview for the Ledger Cast audience.

I've really come to admire the way Derek approaches this industry, and I think you will enjoy his insights as well.

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Mar 16, 2018
Market sentiment for bitcoin and alt coins, with Beastlorion
01:05:34

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by a special co-host, Beastlorion. Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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In this episode of Ledger Cast, I talk to Beast about the current market sentiment, what we think of the future of both bitcoin and the alt coin market, and go into his story as a trader in this space. Beast has been into crypto since 2016 and has been full time for over a year now.

We also discuss our 100x trading challenge, which you should follow along with.

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Mar 10, 2018
Diving into Decentralized Exchanges
01:06:08

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and I discuss the news of the week, challenging our own indicators, and a dive into decentralized exchanges.

You can also watch via screencast, and see the charts and other information as we look at them.

 

News of the week

TA Talk: Challenging your indicators

  • When indicators disagree
  • Challenging your settings

Primary Topic: DEXs (Decentralized Exchanges)

  • Why do we need them
  • How will it work
  • Who are the big players
  • What are the drawbacks

Exchanges discussed

Other links

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Mar 01, 2018
Market psychology in a downtrend and ICO regulation, with Coin Talk Show
01:10:24

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by  special co-hosts, Jay Kang and Aaron Lammer. Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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In this episode of Ledger Cast, I talk to Jay and Aaron about the state of the market with the current downtrend, investor psychology during down trends, what we're all feeling right now, and also about the US Senate hearing this week.

Topics of the week

  • The market hit lows below 6k, and we talk about how we feel about it
  • The stock market had a large crash, do crypto and the regular market correlate?
  • Catching the middle of a move versus trying to sell the exact top or buy the exact bottom
  • Following bitcoin versus alt coins during down trends
  • The US Senate held a hearing about crypto currency and ICOs, and we discuss what was said and how we felt about it.

Jay and Aaron and the Coin Talk Show

Aaron Lammer runs the Longform podcast -- where they interview non-fiction writers. It's one of my personal favorite interview podcasts. Jay Kang is a Vice News correspondent on HBO and a Writer at Large for the New York Times magazine.

Here's a segment Jay did for Vice News on crypto:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOUZxG1JcGI

They are both super interested in crypto, and started the Coin Talk Show to translate crypto to the rest of the world. It's a really great show, and while it's appropriate for non-technical listeners, I think they are doing a great job covering the industry in general. They are really funny and great conversationalists.

I was actually a guest on Coin Talk for episode one, if you want to check that out. But every episode has been good in my opinions. Be sure to subscribe to it by searching your podcast apps, or via their Medium page.

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Feb 07, 2018
Trend identification in cryptocurrency trading analysis
01:24:06

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and I discuss the news of the week as well as concepts behind trend analysis.

You can also watch via screencast, and see the charts and other information as we look at them.

https://youtu.be/uSxHvpVIKow

News and topics of the week

Technical topic and analysis: trend identification and mean reversion

  • How Josh and I use to identify trends, the tools we use, patterns we look at, and more.
  • The idea of mean reversion (back to various moving averages)

Other links

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Jan 26, 2018
Bitcoin consolidation and state of the market
01:11:54

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and I talk about the current state of the bitcoin market, including the recent correction, and where we think it's going from here. We also discuss news of the week that helped spur the largest part of the dump, and other stuff we are considering during this time.

Both Josh and I believe that the bitcoin market has found a relative bottom in the low $9,000s. Based on historical corrections, it has been along the same percentage, a little over 50%, as past corrections that ranged from 30% to 60% while maintaining the bull market.

Also, the 141 day moving average -- which Josh found arbitrarily on the bitcoin growth curve, was touched similarly to past corrections.

And you can also see how price has been using the 50/100/200 moving averages for support and resistance.

And the overview the market using the Ichimoku Cloud system with doubled settings, including an intraday edge-to-edge move, and break below the cloud.

That has led into a long legged doji candle that is a potential sign of reversal.

In the low timeframes, you can further see a steep correction that's leading into a possible Adam & Eve doubled bottom, or may not leave the horizontal channel -- it's hard to tell yet. I've combined this with Fibonacci retracement levels to show possible areas of support and resistance.

We discuss the bitcoin price action in addition to several other things.

News of the week

Primary topic: State of the market, bitcoin trends

Thing to expect in early 2018:
  • Rootstock launch to bring smart contracts to Bitcoin (discussed on the podcast a couple week ago)
  • Lightning network releases to make payments faster. Blockstream released Lightning Charge as an early test.
  • Hashrate increases lately as Josh showed in his Brave New Coin article
  • New mining rig technology will ship this spring
  • Mimblewimble privacy features for Bitcoin

Other links

Coin of the week:

Josh: Bitcoin! Brian: Bancor (BNT) -- because I like the chart setup after the dump. It maintained above the doubled daily cloud and the 200 day EMA, in a nice uptrend.

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Jan 18, 2018
Momentum and breakout trading for cryptocurrencies
01:07:17

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by a special co-host, Jonny Moe (@jonnymoetrades). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode of Ledger Cast, Jonny and I talk about momentum trading and breakout trading for cryptocurrencies. Jonny is a master of this form of short-term trade, and I've enjoyed getting to know him for the last several months. We talk regularly on Telegram and have shared strategies and more. I thought it would be fun to have him on the show to discuss his unique strategy.

This post has a YouTube video I screencasted that may make things easier to follow along for some listeners.

News of the week

  • Korea Bitcoin ban scare (they didn't actually ban anything)

Jonny's origin story

Jonny has a history trading very low timeframe equities markets. He shifted into crypto in late 2016 and by the beginning of 2017 stopped trading equities and moved fully into crypto.

He has adapted his trading style from equities, where he would often trade 1 minute and 5 minute candles, but some of his underlying strategy still comes from that realm. We discuss how he's evolved as a trader, big takeaways he has made from the equities markets and much more.

Ask us a question

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Investment tips

Jonny: Don't marry a bag, especially when there is not a super obvious utility value to so many of them. Don't be afraid to cut a trade loose.

Brian: Don't try to squeeze in that last pump on a coin you've already made great money on. Roll it into the next trade that has more immediate potential.

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Jan 13, 2018
Investing in smart contracts platforms, and believing in blockchain
01:15:10

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and in this episode I'm joined by a special co-host, Nick "Pizpie" Cote (@mBTCPizpie). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode of Ledger Cast, Nick and i talk about smart contracts from a fundamental and investment perspective. We also discuss his story of getting into crypto in 2012, and why he believes in the future of the cryptocurrency space.

At times in this episode, we zoom out on the macro-economic scale.

News of the week

Rootstock launched their smart contract platform on a main net on January 5th, after running a test net for months. Here's a good overview of what Rootstock is as well.

Nick's origin story

Nick learned about Bitcoin in 2011 and bought his first bitcoin in 2012 near the top of the cycle that year, when he became interested in additional uses for blockchain through smart contracts -- though smart contracts were hardly a concept at the time.

He bought some in part to get, "skin in the game," which forced him to increase his interest and curiosity about the technology, and he advises the same for others looking to learn about bitcoin and blockchain.

Nick got involved early, and as much as possible tried to not spend earnings he made in crypto, and instead attempted to live as cheaply as possible and re-invest all gains back into the ecosystem. He's been full time almost six years, having quit his job soon after he got involved.

The ecosystem has changed a great deal since then, especially in terms of global market cap, growth trends, and liquidity improvements. Nick noted how traditional economists have ignored network effects when trying to analyze possible value of the ecosystem.

Things we discussed and links

  • Bitcoin as store of value versus currency
  • The youthful nature of the technology, compared to the web
  • How blockchain can be used in supply chain and other non-financial systems
  • The malleability of blockchain
  • S-curve adoption
  • Price versus adoption and big money versus small money
  • Nick referenced Andreas Antonopoulos several times. Andreas has an extensive YouTube channel that includes many of his talks
  • Effects of a global financial crisis
  • Media narrative
  • Website analyzing whether the stock market is going to crash
  • Canadian Stress test for debt
  • Auto loan debt reaching levels like mortgages did
  • Exchange growth and halting new registrations
  • Market cap increases
  • When do we get bearish on Bitcoin?
  • Technological revolution vs idealogical revolution
  • Trace Mayer and network effects of bitcoin
  • Equity distribution with smart contracts
  • Industries we think can be early movers with smart contracts -- and the bureaucracy that makes it harder
  • Behavioral economics (Freakonomics and Planet Money podcasts)
  • Risk aversion in society
  • Birth of the 401k
  • The inventor of the shopping mall and his regret
  • Understanding media cycles for investing
  • Chris Berniske on valuing an asset, on Unchained
  • Lopp's Bitcoin resources
  • Audio book (free on Youtube) on psychology of trading.

Smart contracts

Smart contracts bring a whole new world to bitcoin and the blockchain. There are many ideas and platforms that promise a bright future for putting many things on a blockchain -- but the idea and the reality can be quite different.

Nick and I talked about what smart contracts are, how they will look in the next five years, and where we are now with them -- a very early beta and proof of concept.

When you talk about smart contracts, most people think first of Ethereum, with good reason. And there are dozens or even hundreds of alt coins attempting to improve or replace Ethereum. They are attempting to do something different in terms of base language, scalability, governance, centralization, or other matters.

Nick thinks we'll eventually see network effects that bring users to a single standard that is clearly superior -- making the vast majority of other options less valuable. His strategy for trading these is two fold: short term and long term.

In terms of long term bets, his strategy is to, "pepper everything," and plan that one will moonshot and pay for all the ones that didn't do well. And when he talks about long term, it is probably different than most people are thinking -- looking at multi-week moves at least. The speed of the market also makes it a big time saver to bet long term rather than short term -- because to bet short term you're going to have to spend a lot of time and energy and may still lose.

Nick says that the buy and hold strategy for coins with good fundamentals is typically a better strategy -- but it does depend on having quality teams and entries that relatively early.

Nick's tests for an investment:

  • Is there a working product?
  • Is there a good team that's easy to access? He gives bonus points if they are not anonymous.
  • Coin supply and distribution, lock-up periods, and other governance mechanisms.
  • Does the idea need a blockchain, or is it being squeezed in?

Listener Questions

https://twitter.com/Hodl_hedger/status/949026350291144706

https://twitter.com/crypto_dock/status/949026741409984518

https://twitter.com/pray4dip/status/949027112371015680

https://twitter.com/MaxGause/status/949027254952116224

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Investment tips

Nick: Nick gave a slew of tips:
  • Don't chase price. Even if it breaks out, it usually retests and throws back.
  • Don't lump orders into one place; scale them across a range.
  • "Price will respect resistance and support more than it will break it."
  • Have a trade plan and stick to it.
Brian: My tip was to check out yearly pivots, which are brand new since the year just started. It's a standard Trading View indicator, and just change the setting to yearly. For older assets like bitcoin, it can be really interesting to see horizontal resistance and support.

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Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount

Jan 08, 2018
Pricing alt coins relative to bitcoin versus relative to the dollar
01:07:07

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, on Google Play, on YouTube and via RSS.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

In this episode of Ledger Cast, Josh and I talk about pricing alt coins relative to the dollar versus relative to bitcoin. This is a common question amongst new investors, and getting your head around pricing an alt coin versus bitcoin can be a challenge.

Many investors say they don't believe in charting versus the dollar at all. While I believe it's important to relate profits relative to bitcoin, USD charts can be valuable. In this episode, we talk about this in depth, and I'll also attempt to describe it here, including some visuals.

In addition to discussing pricing in bitcoin versus the dollar, we also discuss general portfolio strategies, when to be in alts versus bitcoin, and when we decide to go to fiat (cash). We also answer some listener questions.

Thinking about gains in terms of bitcoin

When you buy bitcoin for some price -- say $10,000 -- if it doubles in price, it's very clear what you made. Buying alt coins is more dynamic. When you buy another coin, it is less clear, if your goal is to make more bitcoin.

Why would your goal be to make more bitcoin? Well, if you could just hold bitcoin and do nothing, and make more USD than trading alts, why would you trade alts? So, if you trade an alt, there are two possible benefits:

  • Diversity in your portfolio (maybe flawed)
  • To make more bitcoin
The reason investing in other coins for the purpose of diversification may often be flawed is simple: bitcoin going down makes everything go down relative to the dollar, usually. However, trading in alt coins can still allow you to make more bitcoin when bitcoin is either down or (preferably) sideways.

Trading alt coins rather than holding bitcoin has potential failures:

  • Alt coin can not keep pace of growth with bitcoin (go down versus bitcoin)
  • It takes attention, time, and energy (it's stressful)
  • You don't get bitcoin fork "dividends", if not holding bitcoin, which has been valued at something like 30% this year
  • You pay fees for trading
  • You may be liable for taxes due to trade activity triggering tax events
So you have a lot of potential downfalls trading alt coins. However, trading alts is the most potentially lucrative way to increase your bitcoin, and therefore also your dollar balance of your portfolio.

An example trade to make more bitcoin

Let's say you bought Litecoin for $25, and it was equivalent to .01 bitcoin at the time. If you sell it for $50, you made 100%, but what if it's still only .01 bitcoin? Or what if it is now less than that? You now have less relative-to-bitcoin value even though you doubled your money. If that same dollar amount was just in bitcoin, you would have more dollars and you never had to make a trade.

It is also possible to buy Litecoin for $100 and it be cheaper than when it was $50. So, if you bought Litecoin recently, it was as low as .00561, yet was $96 at the time. It is so much cheaper relative to bitcoin because in the time that Litecoin had doubled, Bitcoin had nearly gone 5x in value.

Taking advantage of market cycles

You can see in the picture above that Litecoin has been its current bitcoin relative price several times this year, yet it's at an all time high versus the dollar. So even though it seems you have have done well, you've only broken even versus bitcoin for much of the year. So, it's always important to know what both your bitcoin relative price is, and your USD price is.

The way to take advantage of this Litecoin trade would have been to buy it when it was in the .01 range and sell it in the .02 range. It made that swing six or seven times in 2017, and could've been exploited to gain more bitcoin -- which would allow you to both increase your bitcoin and then of course your dollar value.

Trading relative to bitcoin (if successful), you are able to take advantage of these market cycles relative to bitcoin.

Of course every alt has these cycles, and they make look different. Another we discussed in the show was Monero, due to its very clear cycles. Again in this example, as you can see with the btc relative chart with the orange channel, you could swing trade the market cycles to gain more bitcoin.

Not all coins look like this -- Ethereum shows another pattern that's common, where after a massive run, it spent months consolidating versus the dollar, and because Bitcoin was doing very well, it was losing value versus Bitcoin quickly.

In this Ethereum example, the beginning of June was the last time you wanted to hold it, because Bitcoin performed better going forward while Ethereum consolidates versus the dollar.

USD indicators for impulsion

One of the most useful ways I've found to use dollar charts is to discover pending opportunities for impulsion. The Ethereum example above is a perfectly fine example.

In this scenario, you wouldn't want to hold it during that consolidation period versus the dollar. But as the ascending triangle is nearing an end, it's getting close to a decision point to leave consolidation and make a larger move against bitcoin. Because an ascending triangle is a classically bullish chart pattern, the bet to make would be to own Ethereum either before it breaks out to get the full move, or to buy the breakout.

The time frame gearing up to the large move is preparing for an impulsive moment in the chart. Using dollar charts in this way can help us predict when a coin may outpace bitcoin, and allow us to make more bitcoin.

This applies to just about any coin in my experience. Another favorite example of mine is Siacoin recently.

In the Siacoin US dollar chart, the two circles were potential moments of impulsion: the first an exit from the Ichimoku Cloud, and the second as a breach of the prior all time high. These look much different on the bitcoin chart.

On the bitcoin chart, the first timeframe looked like a mega bottom. It's a very different story from the dollar version, which had already shown significant recovery. The dollar chart, in my mind, provided a hint toward further recovery, showing signs of bullishness. Yet in crypto, these bottomed out views often look "bullish" to traders for market cycle reasons, while technically they are highly bearish.

The second circle in the bitcoin chart looks much like the first example in the dollar chart: sign of a promising recovery. Yet by this time with the dollar chart, Sia was in fact making a new all time high. But you can see it has a way to go versus bitcoin to achieve an all time high -- because since Siacoin last made an all time high relative to bitcoin, bitcoin's price had increased drastically -- making it even more difficult for Siacoin to outpace it.

High velocity bitcoin and alt coin vs bitcoin correlation

There is a common joke in crypto that when bitcoin pumps, alt coins dump, and when bitcoin dumps, alt coins dump. This has often been true, making the joke more painful for your typical alt coin trader.

I relate this to the velocity of bitcoin price action.

I broadly believe alt coin price is inversely correlated to bitcoin velocity more than bitcoin price -- and many other people do too; I didn't invent this, but I've tried to verbalize it my own way. At times when bitcoin is mostly sideways, or less volatile, it's possible for alts to outpace bitcoin because trader's are more likely to take money out of bitcoin and send it to alt coins.

When bitcoin is moving very fast, it will be very difficult for alt coins to keep up. Though there are some magical times when bitcoin and alts have both pumped together -- but it has historically included massive influxes of new money distributing to both bitcoin and the rest of the crypto ecosystem.

Portfolio management, margin trading, and more

Josh and I talked about much more in the podcast, especially relating to portfolio strategies, but also margin trading concepts and more.

I hope you enjoyed the podcast, as well as the descriptions of our primary topic here.

Listener Questions

  • Which time frames do we use and why?
  • What do we think about Qtum's recent price action?
  • Why is the 6-hour chart catching Ichimoku signals so well lately for bitcoin?
  • When charting trendlines, do you use the candle body or wick as the boundary?

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Coin of the week

Josh: Siacoin.

Brian: Strat.

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Music: "Oh, the chains" by Joel Madison Blount

Dec 30, 2017
The Bitcoin Cash Coinbase fiasco
01:00:55

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

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In this episode we go into the fiasco that was Coinbase adding Bitcoin Cash, the way it went down, the accusations being made, and what we think more generally about what will happen now. We also inevitably discuss Bitcoin Cash more broadly and how we feel about it.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

News items of the week

https://twitter.com/Andrea_Dispe/status/943330470552485888?s=09

https://twitter.com/coinbase/status/943270201058922496

https://twitter.com/coinbase/status/941792580940988416

There was a lot of other chatter around this event, but this is a start. We also discuss the price action of the listing, after closing, and otherwise.

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Dec 21, 2017
Setting buy and sell targets when trading cryptocurrency assets
01:11:43

Welcome to Ledger Cast, hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

You can subscribe to new episodes of Ledger Cast on iTunes, on Google Play, on YouTube and via RSS.

We cover technical topics on trading, fundamental analysis and various coins, news of the week, and more. In this episode, we discuss news of the week, and our primary topic is a discussion around buy and sell targets, and how we use various indicators to pick our targets.

The information in this podcast should not be construed as investment advice, it is purely educational material and you should always do your own research before buying.

News items of the week

  • Crypto hit .5 trillion market cap
  • Pricing since Thanksgiving
  • A new ATH from bitcoin, followed by some alts running
  • Litecoin network speed compared to Bitcoin and Ethereum clogging
  • Charlie Lee on CNBC
  • Crypto Kitties, the first Ethereum dApp!?
  • SEC statement on ICOs and our thoughts on ICO mania’s drawdown.
  • We also speculate on exchanges making adjustments or trying to mature in response to possible crackdowns on coins as securities.
  • Marco Santori’s thread on the SEC announcement.
  • Josh talked to Bitcoin Cashers in real life and has thoughts.
  • We talked a bit about segwit and bitcoin scaling again. Also, discussed how we are aghast at Brian Armstrong and Coinbase’s shrugging of segwit as a priority.
  • Josh thinks Coinbase will list Bitcoin Cash for trading, not just for distribution to customers who held during the fork.

Coins discussed

Some coins mentioned in this episode (Check out OnChainFX for information on all of these):

  • Bitcoin: consolidating at ATH levels.
  • Ethereum: huge move off USD ascending triangle.
  • Litecoin: huge move beyond all boundaries that make sense to Josh. He did an article on it at Brave New Coin.
  • Dragon Chain ICO and attachment to Disney.
  • Vertcoin: Still on target for us for the weekly Ichimoku edge to edge trade (see my article with that chart).
  • Tezos and the drama around their ICO.
  • Bitcoin Cash and trying to be Bitcoin. A non-starter for Brian to trade or chart it.
  • Doge and market cycles
  • DEX (Decentralized exchange coins): Project 0x, Heat, Waves, Bitshares, Counterparty
  • Anonymous transaction / privacy coins: Monero, Zcash, Pivx, Zcoin, Dash

Target, Sir? (Primary topic on picking buy and sell targets)

If you skip to minute 33, we start talking about technical analysis and how we choose buy or sell targets.

Pattern analysis

Generally, Josh trades using pattern analysis (his video on this). An example we used for pattern analysis is Ethereum’s multi-month ascending triangle on the high timeframe, and a flag on the lower timeframe. The measured move of this triangle was around $800, which was already achieved.

Bollinger Bands

Triggers are used in addition to pattern analysis. In the case of the Ethereum consolidation, Bolinger bands (video) could provide insight to measure volatility. As the bands tighten, the likelihood of a volatile move increases. In conjunction with the pattern, it allows you to predict possible price action.

Ichimoku Cloud

The Ichimoku cloud gives us a visual snapshot of the trend, with a lot of information. Again using our Ethereum example, the Ichimoku cloud versus the dollar was signaling bullishness prior to the ascending triangle breakout.

An entry on this example could’ve been made at several levels:

  • An agressive entry on the bottom diagonal of the triangle
  • Buy the breakout of the Bollinger bands, or the triangle
  • Buy the retest of the triangle top

Comparing USD versus BTC pricing

We can spend more time on this, but this example shows a Ethereum price comparison versus the dollar. However, the bitcoin relative price is also important. Josh and I both wish to have more bitcoin, so if Ethereum isn’t outpacing Bitcoin, then it’s better to hold Bitcoin.

So the ideal here is to let Ethereum consolidate as much as possible while not in, and buy as the biggest portion of the move is about to happen, so that it can outpace Bitcoin’s bullishness.

Getting this exactly right could be very difficult. However, both of us think it is worth looking at both the USD and BTC pairs for coins. When the charts align, it presents the most opportunity.

Market cycles

Market cycles are one of the most important considerations when buying alt coins. Josh gave the example of Doge and how it has these huge pumps relative to Bitcoin. Here’s an example of Doge versus Bitcoin.

Note how the Doge/BTC chart is drastically different than the one versus the dollar. Despite Doge versus the dollar being near an all time high, it has failed to keep pace with Bitcoin. Yet, the bitcoin pair is now in the buy zone again, and therefore may present another market cycle opportunity, and a move in the Doge dollar price.

Double bottoms / Adam & Eves everywhere

Right now in alt coins, there are a lot of double bottoms, which are often presented as an Adam and Eve pattern where it’s a V and a U side by side, where the U is often a higher low than the V.

When buying an Adam and Eve, you often see a retest of the pattern break, like you see above. Targets can be the distance of the orange line (middle of two peaks) to the lowest low.

Thomas Bulkowski also notes more identification and success metrics for this pattern.

Many more patterns

We spoke of some patterns but there are many, many more. Josh’s playlist on indicators is very good.

There are many ways to trade. We talked about how we tend to do things here, but there are many strategies. Another many crypto traders love is a method of bottom calling, where they try to “catch knives” if you will, and work to catch alt coins at their depths, rather than on trend confirmation.

Selling partials

One thing we both do is trade in ranges. It’s going to be hard to call an exact top, so when we are selling, we both try to establish a range of possible prices where we sell. For instance, if we want to see .04 btc to sell, maybe we set sells between .035 and .06 depending on how those prices work within various indicators: moving averages, fibonacci extensions, cloud levels, or whatever else.

More in the podcast

I’ve tried to recap some of what we discussed, but we went into more depth in the show, be sure to listen!

Various other links

  • Binance for alts trading
  • Gdax (Same company as Coinbase, better for frequent traders) for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin
  • Altcoin.io for an alts DEX using atomic swaps
  • Bitcoin Tax website for calculating taxes. I have an article coming on this as well in more detail.
  • Josh’s “Top 5” lists for 2018 where he talks about alts to watch, traders, tools, and more.

Listener questions

We answered the following questions!

Question 1. How does the cloud know? Question 2. Why does the BTC rise happen after the USD price move ? Much love.

— King Midas (@yahoo_nicolas) December 12, 2017

2018 looks to be the year of the Dex, are you currently trading on any, which ones have u most excited?

(@dbrizzy80) December 12, 2017

Q: What do you think about the future of anonymity coins? Do you think anonymity will simply become a feature in BTC / LTC or do you think anonymity coins will survive/go big on their own?

— Matt Leskanic (@matt_leskanic) December 12, 2017

I would love to hear your feedback on VTC. Keep up the good work and have fun!

— William Reymond (@WilliamReymond) December 12, 2017

Fundamentally and for hodling, which do you like best and why? Monero, zec, or dash?

— Flowers (@FloweringPath) December 12, 2017

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Coin of the week

Josh: Doge. He’s looking at it for market cycle reason (see charts above).

Brian: Waves. I’ve enjoyed the btc chart, as it just broke out of a long term descending triangle, and it’s in an ATH price discovery mode versus the dollar. They’ve also been putting out a lot of news.

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Music: “Oh, the chains” by Joel Madison Blount

Dec 14, 2017
Welcome to Ledger Cast — a new cryptocurrency podcast
01:06:55

Welcome to the first episode of Ledger Cast, which we are calling episode 0. Ledger Cast is hosted by me, Brian Krogsgard (@ledgerstatus on twitter), and Josh Olszewicz (@carpenoctom). Ledger Cast is a cryptocurrency trading and blockchain ecosystem podcast.

We cover technical topics on trading, fundamental analysis and various coins, news of the week, and more. For this introductory episode, we also tell how we each got into crypto and discuss various aspects of our trading strategies, some of our earliest trades, keeping up with crypto, how much the industry has exploded, and more.

News items of the week

  • Futures trading coming to bitcoin, via CME, CBOE, and NASDAQ.
  • Segwit, segwit2x, and the business versus core components
  • Josh trolling Brian Armstrong on Twitter about Segwit
  • What coins Coinbase/Gdax may list
  • Consensus Invest

Coins discussed

Some coins mentioned in this episode (links to Coin Market Cap):
  • Bitcoin, duh
  • Ethereum: Brian's first buy, the catalyst of the huge alts season in 2017
  • Litecoin: The first alt Josh heard of, and one of Brian's first buys
  • Ripple: Josh's most profitable alts trade ever, and whether it may be added to Coinbase
  • Project 0x: We discussed decentralized exchange protocols (DEXs) and whether it may be added to Coinbase.
  • Siacoin: Why Brian likes the Sia Heikin Ashi weekly to see market cycles at work
  • Iota and its ridiculous run of late
  • Neo and OMG had previous huge runs, but weren't already high on market cap

Various other links

Ask us a question

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Dec 06, 2017