Profits like this have been hard to come by for the majority of investors because this is a complicated playing field, and Wall Street has been dragging its heels. But for the first time in history, we can add a basket of cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups to any brokerage account, IRA or 401k.
That’s because Canada is hot on the cryptocurrency trail, and Global Blockchain Technologies (BLOC.V; BLKCF) just announced trading of the first-ever investment company which plans to hold a blockchain-based company and currency basket on the TSX Venture Exchange.
So investors can get in on it, too-before the next wave of money comes into a market heading into the trillions.
Here are 5 reasons to keep a close eye on Global Blockchain (BLOC.V; BLKCF), an investment company poised to become the first-ever vertically integrated originator and manager of startup blockchain and digital currency companies, balanced by investments in well- established cryptocurrencies.
#1 This is the Next Wave of Cryptocurrency Investing
Blockchain technology is automation and collaboration on steroids. It could become the biggest market disrupter we’ve ever seen because it cuts across every industry imaginable-from banking and healthcare, to shipping, real estate and even government and crowdfunding. It could be as disruptive as the Internet of Things (IoT), and right now, it’s the backbone of the multi-billion dollar cryptocurrency market.
By the end of August, the total market cap of cryptocurrencies had risen 800% this year, and analysts expect total cryptocurrency market caps to exceed $200 billion by the end of this year. That’s an amazing feat for a market that didn’t even exist ten years ago.
The crypto millionaires were created with Bitcoin mining. That created a flurry of crypto crowd sales and new investment vehicles like Ethereum and Litecoin-and then another generation of millionaires. Now we’re readying for the next wave, and this time it’s about commercial use and mass adoption. That’s when Wall Street will stop dragging its feet, but by that time the boat transporting the third generation of crypto millionaires will already have set sail, along with big profits.
The opportunities are mind-boggling, but so is figuring out where to put your money. Global Blockchain (BLOC.V; BLKCF) could have figured it out.
#2 Exposure to the Blockchain System
Global Blockchain (BLOC.V; BLKCF) will respond to existing investor demand with its plan to acquire a basket of holdings within the blockchain space, making it poised to become the first global investment company with exposure to a wide range of the blockchain system-and with start-up equity and token diversification.
You can buy it right now from an online broker, and even add it to your IRA or 401K.
Its plans, if successfully carried out, would diversify your exposure to minimize risk for investors, by balancing blue-chip companies with high-growth potential small-caps. It also diversifies portfolios by balancing crypto currencies by category.
But it’s not just about a basket of currencies to speculate on. It’s much more than that: It’s set to become a technology company planning to build an investment portfolio based on the token economy. And it may be the only public company of its kind.
The opportunities here are much bigger than simply holding crypto currencies. The Global Blockchain business model is about creating protocols.
It’s all about smart asset allocation that has the potential to change this space entirely for investors.
#3 Top Crypto Pioneers Lead This Innovation
No other market requires the level of experience that Blockchain-based cryptocurrency does just to attempt to invest in something that really qualifies.
The dream team behind Global Blockchain (BLOC.V; BLKCF) qualifies investments for you, plans to buy those investments for its portfolio, and its crypto and blockchain basket is all about reducing uncertainty.
Remember the Ethereum ICO? It’s risen over 94,000 percent. Global Blockchain’s Chairman and CEO, Steve Nerayoff not only was a senior advisor to Ethereum in the time leading to its ICO, but was the architect of the Ethereum crowsdale, the way the project was funded. He also was a senior advisor to the Lisk Cryptocurrency project, which is now a $526-million market cap company. Nerayoff is an early leader of the blockchain industry, and one of its most important pioneers.
But the Global Blockchain prowess doesn’t stop with Nerayoff.
- Rik Willard, CEO, is another cryptocurrency and ICO veteran, the co-founder of the Silicon Valley Blockchain Society and advisor to Luxembourg and other countries’ blockchain initiatives.
- Shidan Gouran, President, is also a cryptocurrency and ICO expert with a long track record.
- Kyle Kemper, Chief Strategy Officer, is the executive director of the Blockchain Association of Canada.
- Jeff Pulver, Advisor, has consulted and invested in 350 startups.
- Michael Terpin, Advisor, is the co-founder of BitAngels, the world’s first angel network for digital currency startups. He’s also the managing partner of bCommerce Labs, the first Blockchain incubator fund in the world. He founded Marketwire, one of the largest company newswires, which was acquired in 2006 and sold to NASDAQ for $200 million.
And it’s not just their blockchain successes and expertise investors will be harnessing: It’s their exclusive access to assets that many investors may never be able to invest in otherwise.
#4 Smart Crypto Balancing Act
If the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approves crypto ETFs, many predict it will push digital currencies even higher, with some analysts predicting that as much as $300 million could pour into a bitcoin ETF in its first week, Bloomberg reports.
Europe also has a Bitcoin exchange traded note (ETN) for investors, and analysts are widely expecting the SEC to approve a Bitcoin ETF soon.
One of the biggest hints is the tapping of the lawyer for one of the three proposed ETFs to head the SEC’s division in charge of EFTs. The same lawyer represents the Winklevoss twins’ efforts to create a Bitcoin ETF.
The SEC rejected the Winklevoss ETF in March, but now regulators have agreed to hear an appeal-and with their own lawyer at the helm, analysts are optimistic on a green light.
In the meantime, we’re looking at a total market cap of tokens at $8.79 billion, and more than $2 billion has already flowed into ICO (initial coin offering) token sales.
Global Blockchain (BLOC.V; BLKCF) comes into play right here.
This team knows blockchain and crypto currencies. Their extensive and diversified expertise will assist them in selecting ICOs with what it takes to be winners; and distinguish those likely to fail. And they plan to balance large-cap holdings with small-cap and emerging cryptocurrencies so investors can benefit from the stability of one, and the growth potential of the other at the same time.
But it’s also intending to become an incubator for new crypto technologies, which means that investors are not just investing in assets-they’re investing in innovation.
“Blockchain solutions in finance are virtually endless, and the gaming industry, too, will be massive. But the verticals here are astounding. Imagine creating a protocol for diamond trading, or renewable energy credits,” says BLOC Chairman Steve Nerayoff. “Any centralized market place that is dominated by a few middle men will likely be taken over by blockchain technology. Anything you can think of where the marketplace can become more democratic.”
#5 New Savvier Coins Offer Upside
Global Blockchain (BLOC.V; BLKCF) also plans to create additional value by developing its own tokens. That’s because it sees a major gap in the token world: new ICOs have teams that are only one-dimensional-they’re developing but not following through in the market. Global Blockchain is planning to pick up the slack here …
They don’t plan to just build, they’ll help brand and distribute.
This is the next phase of maturity in an industry that is starving for a development lab that is run by a team with real world experience, and backed by some of the top blockchain programmers in the world.
This team isn’t just a group of techies: They’re crypto pros across the spectrum, and they are planning on harnessing every vertical connected to the industry.
Crypto investing is high-speed, and when the next wave comes, it won’t wait for investors to figure out how to get on the boat of third-generation millionaires. The speed of growth here could outpace anything that’s ever come before it, but this complicated playing field has kept many investors from joining in. Until now.
Now, with Global Blockchain, if their plans prove successful, we have a unique opportunity to wade through the endless ICOs for a diversified basket of cryptocurrencies. And we have the opportunity to do it before Wall Street hedge funds jump in.
As investors scramble for a way to profit from the blockchain massive market disrupter, Global Blockchain plans to offer the first real solution: a basket of holdings within the blockchain and crypto-currency space that:
- answers growing demand from investors
- Is currently a unique opportunity to find and navigate exposure to this extremely complicated space
- Is a publicly listed security accessible in the U.S., Canada and Europe that can be bought through an online broker, with Asia and Australia to follow
- Its business plan is designed to give the average investor access to ICOs that they may never be able to access on their own
- Is led by major crypto pioneers who just took the cryptic out of the crypto world
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The company’s online presence and sheer reach make it an ideal buy for investors. Shopify makes purchasing goods and services easy for anyone – and in a time where convenience is king, Shopify surely has staying power.
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By. Charles Kennedy
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