Shill Series: Vechain and Valhalla

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“All door-ways,
before going forward,
should be looked to;
for difficult it is to know
where foes may sit
within a dwelling.”
– Hávamál Stanza

 

A shill is classically defined as an accomplice to a swindler, planted to give credibility to a person or Business. More modernly it has become synonymous with excited investors spreading enthusiasm throughout the internet. The Shill Series begins a new category exploring investments with heavy social media trending and to discern the validity of the hype.

Episode 1 begins with the self titled shillmaster (Coca Cola Kid) who like the phoenix in recent posts, bursts from the ashes with fiery hints to Upcoming news.

The reports pertain to Vechain, a crypto asset that seeks to be an Enterprise-focused dApp/ICO platform for products and information. It aims to connect blockchain technology to the real world by providing robust infrastructure as well as IOT integration and pioneering in building real world applications. This is being achieved through partnerships and collaborations with innovative brands and industries.

Although a large team is constructed and working, the face of Vechain is currently undergoing an overhaul. The current foundation will convert from VEN to VET symbols and establish wallets with Proof of Stake components. VET that is staked in the wallet will earn an additional currency (Thor) at a daily rate. (Roughly 1 Thor per 2400 Vet per day; ThorCalculator). There is information available on PoS and Vechain rebrand out there so won’t load up here. The marketing rebrand is in a week with mainnet launch in the following quarter. Thor generation starts at that time and the calculator allows you to speculate the value of Thor annually. For example, if Thor is worth $10, 10,000 VET makes roughly $20,000 annually. As a fan of passive income, I can’t hate this additional Yield.

As someone who is proud of their Norse heritage (Torgerson represent), the rebrand elements speak to me. The staking nodes carry names like Mjolnir (Thor’s hammer) and Thrudheim (Thor’s home). The early adopters shill and defend Vechain like they are the heroes that the Valkyrieswill carry to Valhalla in the legends of old.

One of the more interesting things about Vechain have been the images from Coca Cola Kid social accounts. They consistently delivers news of upcoming partnerships. Some of the hints have yet to be announced but one can infer that there are other press releases that are drafted but have not yet hit the official newswire. The messages themselves must be deciphered as to their true intent and are worthy to unlock. Let’s gaze at the runes of CCK this morning:

A few things stick out here to those who have seen. The capitalized items in the first paragraph spell out YIDA. A partnership between Yida China Holdings Limited and Vechain was published within minutes of this tweet. Yida is primarily focused on property development and management which would explain the context of the first paragraph, “management”, “enormous zones”.

The opposite paragraph spells out BMW. This partnership however has not been announced and we should not immediately assume that this post would price it in. There is definitely some other breadcrumbs out there, particularly in this video from Vechain that clearly displays the BMW body (min:sec 1:10).

There are other items to pull out of this cypher but initial Evidenceprovided should illustrate the point.

So….what to do now…. There are some that would say wait for the rebrand to occur (Buy the Story, Sell the News; BtSStN as they say) to get in a good price. Others may argue there is enough pent up news that has yet to be announced. From the whispers of BMW to PBoC to Cisco that it would be wise to at a very minimum start to dollar cost average into the market now and continue until full launch later this year. This Hedges the risk of a potential drop while catches the upside swing of the rebrand if there is staying power, particularly from other announcements waiting to uncoil.

Shill Grade:A– Partnerships grant legitimacy.

I am not going to give any personal recommendation as to what to do with your dollars, bitcoin, or any other IoT asset but would not be afraid to be into the red with Vechain.

Fact 1: VEN is up 20% at the time of this writing since the announcement this morning.

Fact 2: The Norse goddess Freya possessed a cloak of falcon feathers that allowed her to take the shape of a falcon and fly like a bird.

 

 

 

Ripple (XRP) – The More You Know

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If you’re confused about Ripple (XRP), don’t worry.

The term Ripple is often used interchangeably for the digital currency (XRP), the open payment network that the currency is transferred, as well as the holding company.

Ripple is a privately held, cash flow positive company that aims to create and enable a global network of financial institutions and banks to use the Ripple software to lower the cost of international payments. Ripple calls this global network using Ripple software the “Internet of Value”.

The XRP ledger is an open-source product created by Ripple. It was created to solve a major point of friction in international payments which is the pre-funding of nostro/vostro accounts. XRP can be used by banks to source liquidity on demand in real time, and by payment providers to expand reach into new markets, provide faster payment settlements, and lower foreign exchange costs. (more…)

F@#k Flowers; Top 5 Valentines Day Investments for Your S.O.

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So it’s Valentines Day, and you still haven’t gotten shit for your significant other; What the hell are you doing wasting time reading cut-rate investing blogs for? Wait, what the hell am I doing wasting time writing a cut-rate investing blog post for?

We need to get to that last minute shopping.

Forget flower, chocolates, romantic gestures, and cute cuddly bears. And why shell out big bucks for expensive jewelry (sorry honey!) that will only depreciate and lose value. No, this year, get that special someone what they really want; a step toward financial independence with a Valentines Day investment. And if he or she doesn’t appreciate a gift that keeps on giving, it’s not too late to find a new date… (more…)

New Year, Same Falcons – February 2018 Financial Update

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The following financial update for February 2018 covers all performance and happenings from the month of January, and is based on the latest valuation date of 2/1/2018.

Well that was quick. Back to reality. Our short term windfall of Monopoly money (aka Ripple) has shrunk. Back to lagging the S&P. It’s just pretend until you’re holding it in cold, hard cash.

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HODL Gang for Life? – February 2018 Falcon Finds

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#HODL Gang for Life…

Yeah, we didn’t find shit last month. We barely even talked to each other. But now we’re back! Falcon Finds is a monthly curation of the most interesting things found and shared by the Sneaky Falcon team. These are the articles, ideas, businesses, and more discussed by the group in the month of January.

HODL gang for life

Back to the Moon eventually, yeah?

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Can You Still Invest in Bitcoin Long Term?

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Can You Still Invest in Bitcoin Long Term?

This year so far, Bitcoin and all the major digital currencies have seen a sea of red, just drops everywhere. Part of it is the post holiday trauma. You know, after everyone spends so much and rack up their credit card bills during the holidays.

Now comes the time to pay those credit debts off. Tax refunds are not in effect yet so that money has to come from somewhere right? Fear and uncertainty are other factors at play. Your average investor gets so much anxiety when prices in the market suddenly start dropping, even just a little bit.

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The New Google Finance Sucks – This is a Rant

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We at Sneaky Falcon often find ourselves on the cusp on innovation, the fringe of forward thinking, and the very cutting edge of what it means to be an investment club lifestyle brand and blog. So I’m about to do something equally original, and angrily rant on the internet in a new section, (also very originally), entitled “This is a Rant”.

That was sarcasm. Keep up…

Today’s topic: The new Google Finance sucks.

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Get Ripp’d – January 2018 Financial Update

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The following financial update for January 2018 covers all performance and happenings from the month of December, and is based on the latest valuation date of 1/2/2018.

Holy cryptocurrency, batman! We’ve joked about our recent shift to “Crypto Falcon Enterprises”, but the boost our portfolio has seen over the last few months thanks to our alternative investments is no laughing matter.

Not to mention our stock portfolio is continuing its comeback as well!

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To The Moon

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Although our portfolio has been heading full throttle into 2018, things around the website have been kinda slow. The holiday lull, family time, and personal lives all took a front seat, but don’t worry, we’ll be back.

But before we worry about what’s next for the new year, I just wanted to take a moment to reflect on the year that was 2017, the biggest year for Sneaky Falcon Enterprises yet! Let’s look back at some of the highlights. (more…)

#RAGETRADE – Bought M

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Sneaky Falcon Enterprises, LLC has purchased 50 shares of Macy’s Inc (Ticker NYSE:M).

The 50 shares were bought at a price of $25.81, for a total cost basis of $1,297.32 (with commission). Eric, who had been following Macy’s closely the last few weeks, called for an emergency vote to load up before the ex-dividend date.

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