Decred (DCR) Sparks Interest: Blockchain Momentum Latest

What Worked

  • Odyssey r(OCN) an up 37.92% this week as the market heated up.

  • Decred (DCR) spiked a little over 6% in intraday trading as it got listed on KuCoin.

Upcoming Catalysts

  • WGR – Wagerr just started “direct-chain” betting. The mainnet fork allows users to place bets against the chain, with the chain burning and minting coins as require

  • BTG – Bitcoin Gold will be delisted from Bittrex today after details of an $18 million hack from May emerged this week.

  • BTC – Morgan Stanley is looking into jumping into the Bitcoin derivatives market.

  • Goldman Sachs Trading Desk- Goldman Sachs noted that the development of a Cryptocurrency Trading Desk was based on fake news. However, they are focusing on custody solutions for cryptocurrencies. UPDATE: The CFO of Goldman Sachs clarified that there is still ongoing development of a cryptocurrency trading desk.

  • OKEx Founder – The founder of the number #2 cryptocurrency exchange by adjusted volume was questioned by the Shanghai authorities about potential fraud in the

BTC Market Activity

Bitcoin reaching the bottom of a triangle formation that started at the peak of bitcoin in December 2017. The end of this pattern may see a surge in the coin’s volatility. Bitcoin’s fundamentals suggest that with bitcoin still seeing unusually high, normalized, NVT, the coin is likely to depreciate through $6,200 before holding steady in the $4,000 range. However, our analysis of trading activity has found that there is a “buy wall” of orders at the $6,000 level determined to keep Bitcoin’s price above this resistance line. This buy wall on bitcoin’s order books may signify a buying pressure that could spark a bitcoin rally as selling pressure wanes.

Technical Indicators

  • ADA, ADX, BTC, DCR, and XRP – On Wednesday, prior to the small rally in the cryptocurrency markets, we found that Cardano (ADA), AdEx (ADX), bitcoin (BTC), Decred (DCR) and Ripple (XRP) were all developing accumulation patterns. These trades were timed welled as the alt-coins markets soon rallied with bitcoin and Ethereum.

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Cryptocurrency Market Outlook – Q4 2019

To the investment community,

After an exciting and profitable second quarter, cryptocurrency prices spent the summer months headed lower, with selling pressure culminating in late September with the lackluster debut of Intercontinental Group’s crypto-futures-experiment Baakt. After reaching a high price of over $14,000 in June, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies proceeded to fall for three consecutive months, with Bitcoin’s price finally stabilizing around $8,150. Bitcoin’s peak-to-trough correction of just over 40% comes following a stellar second quarter for cryptocurrencies with many, including Bitcoin, rallying 300% or more. Despite these negative short-term price trends, we believe prices are headed higher and that many blockchains will see their token prices reaching new all-time highs in the not-too-distant-future.

While volatility remains an ever-present factor in these early stages of digital asset investing, we are confident that the Bitcoin investment thesis remains very much intact. We believe this because we are still noticing an accelerating pace of growth for cryptocurrency networks both in the United States and around the world. The markets for alternative cryptocurrencies (aka “alt-coins”) have shown a high level of correlation to Bitcoin during the 2019 recovery and we expect that to continue for the foreseeable future.

At Sarson Funds, we feel the correction that the market just experienced was normal for an over-excited market within the confines of a broader uptrend. We share the opinion of Standpoint Research’s Ronnie Moas in his most recent note on crypto. (Thank you, Jim F. for sharing.)

For people in the stock market, 40% corrections are not normal … but in crypto… where volatility is 2 to 3 times what it is in the stock market … this is actually a normal correction.” – Ronnie Moas

Our analysts measure the value of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies by measuring the growth of their networks (Metcalfe Value) and by the pace of institutional adoption. We see both metrics accelerating on a year-over-year basis. It must be noted, that these important metrics are also ahead of where they were when Bitcoin last made headlines in late 2017.

We remain confident in previously shared forecasts and continue to see constructive industry regulations being implemented in the US and in other G20 countries (excluding Saudi Arabia). Bitcoin seems to be on its way to being normalized into existing financial frameworks. We don’t think it will be very long before Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies see their prices rise to reflect the increasingly digital future of finance and the world.

Warm regards,

John Sarson

Managing Partner & CIO

Sarson Funds


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