What Are The Best Cryptocurrencies To Invest in 2017?

What Is The Current Situation In The CryptoCurrency Market and What Are The Best CryptoCurrencies To Invest?

The total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies is now almost 140 billion US dollars – for comparison: In January 2017, we were still at 16 billion US dollars.

And while media awareness of cryptocurrency is rising sharply, there is still relatively little talk about the revolutionary technology behind the new currencies called Blockchain. The blockchain is a digital booking system that accurately tracks all transactions and saves every change as a “block”. By linking the individual blocks, each containing the information of the previous block, creates an infinitely long “chain”, from which the name “Blockchain” is derived. The blockchain is also distributed decentrally on all integrated computers worldwide, which is why manipulation is considered almost impossible

For a better explanation of what blockchain is watch the video here:

 

What Are The Big Corporation In The Cryptocurrency Game and Which Should You Invest In?

Corporations such as Apple, Google and especially IBM and Microsoft, as well as large parts of the banking industry, have been working for some time in blockchains.

In addition to the big players, there are also many innovative, new concepts based purely on blockchain. A good example of this is the Sia cloud. Sia provides a completely decentralized cloud solution, which comes along with the increased security level and very attractive pricing. Compared to the cloud solutions Amazon S3 ($ 115 per month), Google Cloud ($ 100 per month) and Microsoft Azure ($ 120 per month), the five terabytes of storage space in this case costs just $ 5 monthly.

But how can we participate in blockchain theory in addition to technological advances? One way is to invest in cryptocurrencies – the other is to invest in blockchain stocks.

The complexity of the shares depends first of all heavily on the broker used. Since not all blockchain stocks list, we have had good experiences with the free brokers from Comdirect and ING-Diba.

The topic Blockchain shares is currently divided into two areas from our point of view:

  1. Startups or specialized investment holdings that are currently low capitalized:

Bitcoin Group SE is a holding company focused on innovative and disruptive business models and technologies in the areas of cryptocurrency and blockchain. Bitcoin Group SE holds 100 percent of the shares in Bitcoin Deutschland AG. It is Germany’s only authorized trading center for the digital currency Bitcoin.

TIO Networks delivers cloud-based services that enable customers to pay bills immediately through a variety of payment channels. They are positioning themselves above all for the LMI user (low to moderate income) in underbank markets. Currently you have completed the phase of Softgate system integration. This creates three new business units internally: Biller and Agent Solutions (process payments), Telecom Solutions (service providers), Consumer Financial Solutions (B2C)
The British Coinsilium Group invests in blockchain-based technologies, with a particular focus on fintech innovation. Coinsilium was the world’s first blockchain company with an IPO (initial public offering). Market capitalization currently stands at $ 4.5 million.

Digitalx is currently launching a cooperation with the Latin American partner Telefonica. Through this collaboration, it is now possible to use a transfer network from the US and Canada to countries such as Argentina and Uruguay with the Blockchain-based money transfer app “Airpocket”. This addresses both the large Latin American workers’ groups that want to send money home, as well as around 65 percent of Latin Americans who say they want to do more transactions on their mobile phone, according to an e-marketers survey. This was the highest percentage of all regions studied. Since Digitalx is still relatively young, the market cap is just 8.48 million US dollars.

First Bitcoin Capital participates in cryptocurrency-based companies and concepts such as Coinqx, Bitessentials, Bitclasstravel, Bitcoin.cc and Bitcoin ATM. The current market capitalization is around $ 121 million.
Global Arena Holding specializes in holdings and patents in the blockchain crypto area. At present, the holding company is working on the application of blockchain technology to ATMs. Another project is smart contracts in wills. The blockchain triggers a chain of processes that greatly simplify many areas, such as checking for death and subsequent wealth distribution. The market cap is 13.63 million US dollars.

Large corporations rely more and more on blockchain and here is why:

So with that being said in which Cryptocurrency should you invest from an investors perspective? I found this article sorting out the best cryptocurrencies of 2017 worth to invest in: https://www.business24-7.ae/best-cryptocurrencies-to-invest-in

 

Books Review – Sherlock Holmes: Cthulhu Mythos Adventures, Tales Of Adventure, Terror & Mystery

Sherlock Holmes: Cthulhu Mythos Adventures,Tales Of Adventure, Terror & Mystery

WOW! Another great read! I love Sherlock Holmes so I was very excited to read this one and it certainly does not disappoint. It’s a compilation of new stories, and with the exception of two, have not been previously published.

This is not your typical Sherlock Holmes book. In these stories Sherlock is dealing with the world beyond earthly beings. He deals with mythical creatures like Cthulhu Mythos, M’ell and Dhumin, Shub-Niggurath and others that some say have never existed and do not exist today, some will beg to differ – I’ll let you come to your own conclusions…

Mr Holmes was a scholar and was educated about myths and knew the world was full of mysteries and trickery. Did he believe in witches, or monsters, or gods, or being able to call mythical creatures from the dark? Maybe, maybe not, but he certainly understood that there were people who did, most certainly, have these beliefs and he considered the information useful when dealing with cases where people believed these things had happened.

As we know there are, to this day, people who hold close to the beliefs of old, and I’m certainly not one to poopoo their beliefs.

These stories take Sherlock to the States where he meets Professor Philips whose cousin has vanished and the Professor seeks out Sherlock’s help. The Professor is hesitant to talk about what he believes has happened but, after telling Mr. Holmes, they head off to check it out. While at his cousins home they discover letters from HP Lovecraft and find a file on the Cthulhu Cult – worshippers of a race of beings who ruled the earth in the past. The eventually find the cousin after dealings with the Cult and some very unexplainable interactions with beings or creatures certainly not from this world.

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Another story takes us to Whitechapel during the time of the Ripper. No, he doesn’t say the Ripper did not exist but there were several murders attributed to the Ripper that weren’t his. Strange wounds that totally differed from the usual. It is discovered that there were subterranean creatures – M’ell and Dhumin – that were able to burrow quickly through the earth and utilize the old underground London tunnels and rivers to traverse and take their victims.

Yet another was reconstructed from the notes of Dr Watson and takes place in Hammershire – home to some of England’s oldest villages, villages where they refuse to let the old ways and beliefs die, and they don’t appreciate outsiders. There are seven in all – every one just as gripping as the other.

Each story is beautifully written and really sucks you in. As for the mythical creatures – there is a line in one of the stories which sums it up where Watson says to Holmes, “But such a creature is an impossibility.” And Holmes replies, “So were saurian ­giants of the primordial world and prior races of mankind, till fossils and stone axes gave certain proof that the ancient legends were true – dragons and giants in the Earth.” I have heard of some of the stories from my Scottish Nan and understand how strong the beliefs were and, in some areas, still are. I’ve always been fascinated by mythology so this was right up my alley. Mr Vaughan has clearly done extensive research and I, for one, am open minded on the issue – perhaps you will be too after reading this book…

Does Holmes rid the earth of these vile creatures and those who call them from the depths and netherworld? I would certainly hope so – I wouldn’t want to run into any of them – but you’ll have to read to find out.

If you are new to Sherlock or an avid Sherlock follower you will enjoy the change of pace in this book and while it is a different track for Sherlock, I think it is still fascinating and absolutely possible that Sherlock would have dealt with such cases. He was so open to all things and thrived on collecting minute bits of information. Give it a go, you won’t be disappointed!

Ralph E Vaughn has written other books, some on Sherlock Holmes, a series called Paws & Claws (which I’m hoping to read soon) and many other works. Check them out! I’m looking forward to reading more of his fine works.

Happy New Year to everyone! By the time you read this review I’ll be across the pond visiting family in the UK. Very exciting, it’s been six years since I’ve been back.

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