James Bachini

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  • Frontrunning Crypto Catalysts For Fun & Profit

    Frontrunning Crypto Catalysts For Fun & Profit

    There is opportunity in crypto markets if you can get ahead of the next narrative and allocate capital prior to mass of market participants. Staying ahead of the curve often means keeping an eye on emerging trends and strategic moves that can significantly impact a project’s market perception and value. In this article I’m going…

  • Crypto Travel Rule | Creating A Surveillance State

    Crypto Travel Rule | Creating A Surveillance State

    From the 1st September 2023 the crypto travel rule will come into force in the UK, the EU is holding a grace period with plans to bring it in towards the end of 2024 and it’s already in place in the US, Canada and other parts of the globe. What Is The Crypto Travel Rule…

  • Can London Become A Crypto Hub?

    Can London Become A Crypto Hub?

    Earlier this week one of Silicon Valley’s largest VC firms Andreessen Horowitz announced it would be opening an office in London for their a16zCrypto arm. In this article we will look at how well positioned the UK is relative to the rest of the world to become a fintech capital and hub for the blockchain…

  • Anonymous Developer Tutorial | How & Why You Should Code Anonymously

    Anonymous Developer Tutorial | How & Why You Should Code Anonymously

    There are plenty of articles and content about why you should be an anonymous developer for blockchain projects but I haven’t seen much content about best practices and how to actually set up an anonymous development environment. In this article we will cover the following:- Anonymous Developer Video Tutorial James On YouTube Watch On YouTube:…

  • Twitter Crypto Ads  | Blockchain Advertising Is Live On Twitter

    Twitter Crypto Ads | Blockchain Advertising Is Live On Twitter

    Twitter crypto ads are live after the platform unofficially relaxed its ban on advertising crypto products. Perhaps due to the Elon bid there seem to be more ads showing up and less stringent controls on ad quality. This opens up an opportunity for companies in the sector to use the platform for growth. In this…

  • Blood in the streets for crypto markets

    Blood in the streets for crypto markets

    A year ago I outlined my 60/40 digital asset portfolio which was 60% crypto and 40% USD stablecoins. One of the biggest benefits to this portfolio is that during market downturns it leaves you with capital to deploy. Today has been one of the most chaotic days in crypto markets ever and I’m going to…

  • Which Token Will Coinbase List Next?

    Which Token Will Coinbase List Next?

    Coinbase has come under criticism for insider trading which has led them to open up about what tokens they are considering listing in the future. In this article we will look at the opportunity this brings alongside an analysis of all 50 projects. We will end by looking at how we can identify and track…

  • 5 DeFi Growth Metrics For Better Valuations

    5 DeFi Growth Metrics For Better Valuations

    Growth metrics have been used by tech VC’s for years to predict and monitor companies growth patterns. Terms like CAC (Customer acquisition cost) and LTV (Lifetime value) are critical to how we value startups in the traditional space. In DeFi the landscape is different and the metrics that we use are too. However on-chain transparency…

  • Prevent Phishing | 8 Tips To Avoid Getting Your Crypto Hacked

    Prevent Phishing | 8 Tips To Avoid Getting Your Crypto Hacked

    Earlier today @Arthur_0x released details about how his digital wallet was compromised and assets were stolen. Arthur is a technically minded crypto native which goes to show this could happen to anyone. A good time to review and discuss how to prevent phishing attacks and avoid getting your crypto hacked. How Digital Wallets Get Hacked…

  • How To Trade Crypto | Ultimate Guide To Trading Bitcoin, Ethereum & Altcoins

    How To Trade Crypto | Ultimate Guide To Trading Bitcoin, Ethereum & Altcoins

    This ultimate “How To Trade Crypto” guide is provided for educational purposes. I am not a financial advisor, not financial advice. The vast majority of active trading in crypto markets is done on centralized exchanges such as Binance and FTX. The high volumes on perpetual futures on both exchanges has proven the demand for leveraged…

  • DeFi Derivatives | The 13 Market Leading DeFi Futures, Options, Synths, Indexes & Staking Protocols

    DeFi Derivatives | The 13 Market Leading DeFi Futures, Options, Synths, Indexes & Staking Protocols

    This article is derived from a chapter in the free eBook explaining DeFi technologies:DeFi Demystified | An Introduction To Decentralized Finance DeFi derivatives are financial contracts which track or provide exposure to an underlying asset. The most common derivatives products in crypto markets are futures and options. In crypto markets derivatives are traded at greater…

  • Crypto Oracles | Moving Data On-Chain

    Crypto Oracles | Moving Data On-Chain

    This article is derived from a chapter in the free eBook explaining DeFi technologies:DeFi Demystified | An Introduction To Decentralized Finance Crypto oracles provide an essential bridge between off-chain and on-chain data. If a smart contract needs access to price feeds, random numbers or external data they will need to use an oracle because the…

  • The Token Economy

    The Token Economy

    This article is derived from a chapter in the free eBook explaining DeFi technologies:DeFi Demystified | An Introduction To Decentralized Finance The token economy is the accelerating migration of assets into the digital world. One of the first breakthroughs for Ethereum was a smart contract that facilitated the creation and transfer of tokens. Anyone who…

  • Crypto Market Thesis 2022 & Current Portfolio Holdings

    Crypto Market Thesis 2022 & Current Portfolio Holdings

    This article outlines my thoughts and predictions for crypto markets heading in to 2022. At the end of the article I share my allocations and plans for this year. Crypto Market Thesis Video James On YouTube Watch On YouTube: https://youtu.be/ogBcbwuasWw Bitcoin Market Outlook Crypto markets have cooled off significantly since summer 2021 but expectations are…

  • Crypto Market Volatility | List Of 100 Altcoin Betas Relative To Bitcoin

    Crypto Market Volatility | List Of 100 Altcoin Betas Relative To Bitcoin

    In this study we are looking at crypto market volatility and how different altcoins markets move relative to Bitcoin. For example if Bitcoin moves up or down 1% Solana will roughly move double that amount for various reasons discussed below. Crypto Market Volatility List FTX Market Beta Volume BTC-PERP 1.01 $4609m ETH-PERP 1.29 $4471m SOL-PERP…

  • Crypto Index Funds | Set Protocol & Index Coop

    Crypto Index Funds | Set Protocol & Index Coop

    This article looks at the future of crypto index funds running on DeFi and in particular the Set Protocol and Index Coop. Crypto index funds known as sets provide a single token which represents a managed or fixed fund of digital assets. Index Funds in TradFi and DeFi In traditional finance index funds are the…

  • How To Short Sell Crypto

    How To Short Sell Crypto

    Short selling the best asset class of the the last 10 years is a risky venture at the best of times. However there are situations where it can be profitable to get the shorts in while markets or individual token valuations are crashing. In this article I’ll be explaining how to short sell crypto such…

  • Crypto Research | Due Diligence & How To Find The Next 10x Token 🧐

    Crypto Research | Due Diligence & How To Find The Next 10x Token 🧐

    When market conditions are right there are abundant opportunities in seeking out high quality and early stage crypto projects. In this post I’ll walk-through my crypto research process from screening and researching crypto projects to due diligence and tokenomics. An Introduction To Crypto Research James On YouTube Where To Find New Crypto Projects Being early…

  • Bitcoin ETF | Why A Bitcoin ETF Changes Everything

    Bitcoin ETF | Why A Bitcoin ETF Changes Everything

    On Tuesday 3rd August the head of the SEC gave the clearest signal yet that they are readying for the approval of the growing list of Bitcoin ETF products awaiting regulatory approval. “I look forward to the staff’s review of such filings, particularly if those are limited to these CME-traded Bitcoin futures” Gary Gensler @…

  • Bitcoin Market Cycle | How To Navigate Crypto Market Cycles 📈

    Bitcoin Market Cycle | How To Navigate Crypto Market Cycles 📈

    The Bitcoin market cycle is volatile and emotionally challenging for investors but both Bitcoin and the wider crypto sector follow familiar cycle dynamics to other markets. Prophecy Was Given To Fools While I’ve never found a way to predict what the market will do next it’s both useful and fairly easy to understand where you…

  • Crypto Influencers | List Of The 45 Best Crypto Content Creators

    Crypto Influencers | List Of The 45 Best Crypto Content Creators

    Here is the list of the crypto influencers that I follow who are creating the best content about the blockchain sector. I’ve divided it in to six categories: Crypto Trader Influencers @CryptoKaleo One of the OG crypto traders. Does huge volume and has a cool head when markets are getting out of line. Highly respected…

  • Bitcoin vs Ethereum | Everything You Need To Know About BTC & ETH

    Bitcoin vs Ethereum | Everything You Need To Know About BTC & ETH

    The Bitcoin vs Ethereum debate is passionately argued by maximalists for both sides. This article and video explains the fundamental differences in how they work, what makes them unique and why Ethereum carries more risk and potential reward. Bitcoin vs Ethereum [Video] James On YouTube Fundamental Differences In 2008 an anonymous developer using the pseudonym…

  • Bit.com Review | A New Crypto Exchange

    Bit.com Review | A New Crypto Exchange

    In this Bit.com review I’ll take a first look at a new exchange from the co-founder of Matrixport and Bitmain. Bit.com Review & Demo [Video] James On YouTube Who Are Bit.com? Bit.com is a new exchange registered in the Seychelles offering spot, futures and options markets for digital assets. The chairman is Jihan Wu who…

  • Crypto Portfolio | What I’m Hodling & Why In 2021

    Crypto Portfolio | What I’m Hodling & Why In 2021

    In this article I’ll go through my crypto portfolio and explain why I’m holding each of the digital assets. I’ll also be discussing the principles behind the portfolio and how I manage it. The Crypto Portfolio 2021 This is what my crypto portfolio looks like as of July 2021. I’m not a financial advisor, not…

  • Certification Of Bitcoin Mining Sustainability ♻️

    Certification Of Bitcoin Mining Sustainability ♻️

    This article explores Bitcoin mining sustainability and the idea of classifying Bitcoin by how it was mined to incentivise renewable energy. The Video: How To Incentivise Sustainable Bitcoin Mining James On YouTube The Idea: Tracking Bitcoin From Source The idea is to identify the public key addresses of miners who use renewable energy and then…

  • 60/40 Crypto Portfolio | The Worlds Most Boringly Effective Cryptocurrency Portfolio

    60/40 Crypto Portfolio | The Worlds Most Boringly Effective Cryptocurrency Portfolio

    The 60/40 crypto portfolio is a modern version of the stocks and bonds retirement portfolio that has been around for over 70 years. The idea behind a 60/40 portfolio is to allocate 60% of an investment portfolio to high risk assets (stocks or cryptocurrency) and 40% to a yield producing low risk asset (bonds or…

  • Twitter Trading Bot | Elon + DOGE = Profit

    Twitter Trading Bot | Elon + DOGE = Profit

    In this article I’ll share how I built a Twitter trading bot to trade a cryptocurrency called DOGE every time Elon Musk tweeted something mentioning it. I’ll be using NodeJS to query the Twitter API and then executing trades on FTX. Building A Twitter Trading Bot Video James On YouTube The “Elon Effect” Opportunity Anything…

  • Futures Funding Rate Strategy | Using Binance & FTX To Arbitrage Funding Rates

    Futures Funding Rate Strategy | Using Binance & FTX To Arbitrage Funding Rates

    In this article I’ll be executing a cash and carry trade purchasing a crypto asset on spot markets and short selling a futures contract for the same asset to collect funding rate fees. Understanding Futures Contracts A futures contract tracks the price of an underlying asset. It allows active traders to take out a long…

  • Non Fungible Tokens | My Concerns About NFT’s

    Non Fungible Tokens | My Concerns About NFT’s

    In June 2017 John Watkinson and Matt Hall released 10,000 avatars via an automated 24×24 pixel ‘punk’ character generator on the Ethereum network. These non fungible tokens were available to claim for free by anyone with an Ethereum wallet. Four years later and some of these cryptopunk NFT’s are selling for millions of dollars. In…

  • DeFi Passive Income | How To Generate Yield On Crypto Assets

    DeFi Passive Income | How To Generate Yield On Crypto Assets

    This ultimate how to guide will show you how to earn a passive income on your crypto holdings. We will start by looking at different types of DeFi passive income and how it works. Then I’ll explain how liquidity providers earn transaction fees and explore market leaders including Uniswap, Pancake Swap, Pangolin and Raydium. Finally…

  • Decentralised Finance | A Comprehensive Guide To DeFi

    Decentralised Finance | A Comprehensive Guide To DeFi

    Decentralised finance is revolutionising the blockchain sector. It provides a playground of opportunities for investors, traders and developers. This article provides a comprehensive in depth guide to everything DeFi. What Is Decentralised Finance? Decentralised finance is an extension of cryptocurrency and blockchain applications enabling borrowing, lending, trading and investing. DeFi provides financial services through the…

  • Cryptocurrency During The Next Recession

    Cryptocurrency During The Next Recession

    I learnt the hard (and expensive way) not to try and predict stock market timings so I wont guess when the next recession will occur. Like a knock on the door from someone wanting to talk about Jehovah, you know it’s going to happen but it’s normally at the most inopportune time when you don’t…