SEVAITS presents coverage from CryptoCoinCon 2018: Bryan Doreian is an ambassador for PIVX, but his presentation at CCC talks about the promise of crypto in general, and what it means for future generations.
Up next from from CryptoCoinCon 2018 is Daniel Keller, who has over two decades with some of the largest healthcare technology companies. Dan walks through his roles as executive and adviser for several crypto related projects, including Windfall Mining, which rents, sells and manages speculative mining equipment, and Black River Crypto, which is a venture fund.
Our next crypto-enthusiast meetup will be this Thursday at Bull Island Brewing Company, in Hampton, from 7-9PM. This is a networking group for developers, entrepreneurs, and others interested in learning more about this amazing technological frontier.
We start our presentation of content from the CryptoCoinCon event on August 18th in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, with the opening talk from Charlie “Mav” Severson, host of ReadySetCrypto. Mav’s presentation kicked off the event and serves as a good intro for newbies as well as a refresher about the promise of cryptoasset technology. Enjoy!
We are excited to announce that we are launching new podcast and video channels on YouTube and Bit.Tube. This first episode is just a short introduction about SEVAITS. Upcoming episodes will feature content from our trip to CryptoCoinCon last weekend, and we will be bringing more features from upcoming events and interviews. Thanks for checking it out!
[Update: we are in the process of submitting the pod to the major aggregators like iTunes and Google Play. In the meantime, you can manually add the show feed with this url: http://sevaits.com/feed/podcast/.]
We’re gearing up for CryptoCoinCon this weekend in Valley Forge, PA, and since we’re overdue for an update I wanted to get a post out before we head out.
As they say, everyone is a genius in a bull market, and this bear market has given us ample opportunity to focus on the tech. We’ve (temporarily) ceased active trading, setup passive income growth with a masternode, and been actively building community with a small coin fork to hone our development chops.
We’ve refrained from all trading the last two months. After failing to hold to our 2% risk management rule with our holdings on IDEX (AURA and SEN), we decided that it wouldn’t be appropriate to continue until these open positions returned to profitability. We did have a nice gain on ZRX that closed in early July, but were offset by a stopped-out position in BNB.
We setup our first masternode (MN) in early July, finally picking XDNA after several weeks of research. We gave a presentation on MN at the July Blockheads meetup, and we’ll expand the discussion on the experience at a later date.
Measured in USD, our mining portfolio for July and August so far hasn’t quite made up for June, but the last 90 days have been profitable, BTC-wise.
PennyKoin (PK) is going to get a full write up here at some point, a lot of our attention has been on this one over the last month or so. For now we’ll say that it’s a CryptoNote fork run by a solo developer, and we’ve now functioning as one of the core devs/community leaders. We’ve setup a mining pool and block explorer, and have even contributed to the project’s Github. It’s also inspired a related software development project that has income potential, and we’ve learned so much about blockchains while debugging the code.
We also spent a couple weeks mining TUBE, the token for BitTube, a decentralized YouTube clone that looks really interesting, but we’ve since switched back over to our profit-switching pool of choice, MiningPoolHub.
I just wanted to drop a quick note that we will be attending the CryptoCoin Conference next month in Pennsylvania. We first found out about the Con on a recent episode of the Crypto Street Podcast featuring one of the con’s founders. Tickets are under $100, so it seems like an inexpensive investment and a chance to network and represent the region.
One of our goals with this blog is to spotlight local projects in the crypto-world, and so I want to bring your attention to the folks over at Charlottesville-based Ambia Fund, namely Tyler Marx and Tanner Roughton, two young gents who have been working hard on a project called Bela. We first met Tanner at a meetup way back in January, where he gave an early demo of Belacam, a social media photo-sharing site that pays users for receiving likes, and he and Tyler came back down this past week to give another demo right before go-live. The level of effort that they have put into the project is considerable, and deserves mention here.
The July meetup has been scheduled for Thursday, July 19th, 7:00PM at Gordon Biersch in Virginia Beach. The first hour will be our standard mixer and discussion, followed by a demo on masternodes, which are a way to provide stability to cryptoasset networks while receiving dividends. Please RSVP on Meetup or Facebook.
If May was bad for crypto markets, then June was completely horrible. We’ve seen USD drawdowns of around 35% in both our long term holdings and mining accounts, but have managed to hold some water, in BTC terms, with our active trading account. The real silver lining has been that we’ve been able to focus more on tech, continuing progress on our trade planning and management package, as well as starting a new project that involves our own ERC20 and 721 tokens. While the past few months have been painful, we’ve been working hard and aren’t rekt yet!