New Year New Opportunities and Resolutions

 New Year New Opportunities and Resolutions

Two years ago I started writing down my New Year resolution. Which helped me keep track of my plans and the direction of my life. This year year marks a period of consolidation and times to consider what we will do when Jay completes his secondary education.

There are some uncertain times ahead due to Brexit. Will Jasmin and Jay be granted permanent UK residency early than the original five years under EU rules. Will it still be possible to retire to other EU countries on favorable terms. We are both working so that we can save for the future, however the weather is still a challenge and I miss warmer climes.

Jasmin and Jay will visit their family in the Philippines this summer who they have not seen for some five years apart from via Skype. We still have a house to sell in the Philippines and it would be great if this could be concluded this summer to release capital.

Hopefully I will pass my retraining tests which will confirm my position at Go Ape as an Instructor for the 2017 season. This helps keep me fit and active. I also hope to have further sailing opportunities with the Jubilee Trust and Old Pangbournian Yacht Club such as the Round the Island Race on 1st July and The Arrow Trophy in the Autumn.

Turning to my various business interests, it would seem to be time to leave Valentus an MLM who promised to be different but then shut down their European warehouse with out notice and also started to enforce rules regarding minimum sales prices. The fact that prices are in USD and deliveries come from the USA results in too low profit margins, and to be honest the products are overpriced .

At the end of 2016 I took up an interest in Cryptocurrency which would seem to offer a number of business opportunities, especially when one considers the likes of Bitcoin have grown in value faster than any traditional currency are increasing being considered as perhaps becoming the new gold standard and replacing the USD. At the moment you can certainly see in the both the short and longer term that cryptocurrencies can offer a better rate of return compared with savings rates from banks and even investment from stocks and shares.

MarketHive continues on its long journey to re-program its software, but has yet to be launched and its lack of funding is delaying it completion, however as we enter the new year it would seem that funding will no longer be a problem and the likes of Facebook and Linked in will have a new business based rival.

For the first time in many years I am not sure of direction, there is a possibility that I could double my net worth, the only thing that is sure is we will remain in the UK for the next two years which coincidentally is the expected time to complete Brexit.

David Ogden
Entrepreneur

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Will Bitcoin Reach One Millions Dollars?

 

Will Bitcoin Price Reach $1 Million U.S. Dollars? Yes, and Here’s Why:
by Evander Smart

Bitcoin’s price versus the US dollar is the most searched keyword for Bitcoin, along with “What is Bitcoin?” The
Bitcoin price is important under many circumstances, primarily exchange rates with any fiat currency, which are
based on US dollar rates to some extent.

Now that Bitcoin’s price has more than doubled since January, the Bitcoin trolls and haters are noticeably silent this
holiday season (funny how that works). Now that the good times are rolling, again–for Bitcoin as a global currency and
an exchange of value–how far can this go? What is the ceiling for “the future of money”?

Some in the mainstream have actually been beating the drum in favor of Bitcoin as a long-term investment. Henry Blodget
of Business Insider used Bitcoin’s peaking value (back during the Mt. Gox bubble in the fall of 2013), to pontificate a $1 million
value down the road. That article received over 100k views, at a time when Bitcoin couldn’t have been more exciting to the mainstream,
leaping from $125 USD to over $1000 USD in one fiscal quarter.

Not too long ago, The Street took Bitcoin blogger Datavetaren’s word in a recent interview that not only will Bitcoin reach $1 million USD in value,
but it will replace gold as the economic “safe haven” of choice. In a Bitcoin bull market, are we just taking a trip to Fantasy Island, or
is there real digital gold in these economic graphs, long-term?

If you look at Bitcoin from all sides, it is hard to come up with a failing conclusion, if you go out far enough. As Nick Cary
tweeted this morning, Bitcoin daily transactions are setting records this holiday season, passing 100k per day, so demand
and usage are at all-time highs. As Bitcoin price continues to increase, the mainstream media struggles to castigate the digital currency.

Bitcoin will undergo a halving next July, dropping production to 12.5 BTC every ten minutes, which certainly won’t hurt Bitcoin’s price in
the long run. This may cause miners to sell more Bitcoin holdings to maintain operations in the short-term, so there will be attrition at play.
This can act as a counterbalance to the natural appreciation, at least for awhile–don’t expect BTC values to double by next fall, but I would
be bullish over time on Bitcoin values. When demand, which is increasing steadily, swamps supply, prices rise over time.

A factor no one talks about is the long-term value of the “global reserve currency,” the dollar itself. The US government will tell you inflation is
a mere 2% at worst, and many times, they’ll even say there is no inflation at all if you let them. Anyone who has bought a car, a pound of beef,
or a bitcoin for that matter will tell you otherwise. Real-world inflation–not the contrived and manipulated CPI–is more like 5% per annum, not 2% or less.

Many experts are also forecasting the end of the U.S. dollar’s run as the global reserve currency by the end this decade. Superpowers like Russia and
China are working night and day to upset the global economic dollar-based shopping cart. The AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank) and the
BRICS (Brazil/Russia/India/China/South Africa) have created a we-hate-the-dollar investment bank, and new Silk Road construction from China, through
Russia, into Eastern Europe are all signs of a geopolitical economic shift for the ages.

In an environment where the U.S. is $18 trillion in debt, where non-dollar denominated bilateral trade agreements are the norm and countries worldwide
are using the Chinese yuan for global exchange, the US dollar is on the clock. It’s not a matter of if, but when there is a changing of the guard.
The dollar has lost over 97% of its value over the last century, and why wouldn’t that model of consistent economic debasement continue?

Bitcoin’s value is being rated against a depreciating paper asset with a bad heart. We all do this by default, but I could write 3000 words on why a
bitcoin is more valuable than a dollar, and the market agrees, obviously. In the end, the question may not be how many dollars a bitcoin is worth–every
fiat currency known to man has collapsed, and the U.S. Dollar will be no different. Its final destination will change the future of money even more than Bitcoin will.

I have no doubt a Bitcoin will be worth $1 million USD, not so much because of the strength of Bitcoin as a global currency, but because of the inherent
weaknesses in the US dollar going forward. Global support and confidence in the dollar is fading while Bitcoin continues to rise. “The Third World”
hasn’t even grasped the value of Bitcoin yet.

The billions of dollars invested is still 1-2 years from bearing fruit, making Bitcoin easier and more capable to use, worldwide. Bitcoin has proven its mettle,
and it’s still in the foundation-building stage of its development arc. It may take a decade, but Bitcoin value is not something worth worrying about, over the long run.

The only real question is: will your investment be there when it does?

Richard Tipsword
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