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Crypto underdog has found it's way to the Top 10 this week

Dear Meditators

Everyone loves an underdog. What about a crypto underdog

Today we focus on THETA 🔎 

How has this coin silently become top 9 by market capitalisation and what do you need to know before you take a position in it? All answers revealed today 👇

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MARKET BRIEFING

  • Crypto. Bitcoin jumped this morning after Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the electric vehicle maker is now accepting the cryptocurrency as a payment option. The force of this tweet managed to overshadow the typical negative impact of a strengthening dollar. This, helped the cryptocurrency stay bid. In other news, the Ethereum Layer 2 network Hermez that uses ZK-Rollups has gone live.

  • Legacy. The S&P 500 and the Dow rose today on a boost from economy-linked financial and industrial stocks as Fed Chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen offered an optimistic view of a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.


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MARKET MEDITATION 

THETA 101

This lesser known cryptocurrency stealthily climbed its way into the #9 spot of crypto by market cap. In this article, we’ll review what the Theta project is, why the coin is rallying, and how traders can go about trading the token. In just under a month, THETA has quintupled in price. Opening around $3 in the month of March and surging to a high of $15 shortly thereafter.


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BLOCKCHAIN NEWS & ANALYSIS

Revolutionising Ethereum and NFTs

StarkWare raises $75 million in Series B funding round led by Paradigm, The Block reports 🚀 As Ethereum’s scaling efforts heat up, the startup hopes to position itself as the infrastructure backbone across decentralised finance, NFTs, and security ✅ The holy trinity, if you like. 

StarkWare Industries scaling and security solutions to overcome the limitations of Ethereum’s existing technology are certainly welcome 🔐 It is no secret that Ethereum transaction fees have been soaring. 

Climbing above $18 this week compared to roughly $0.08 at the beginning of 2020 📈 One could argue this is one of the key limitations that has given rise to so-called ‘Ethereum Killers’ such as Polkadot 💀

StarkWare offers the lowest cost, highest throughput solution with privacy on Ethereum”. That’s good timing, considering the surge in activity across the market for non-fungible tokens


CRYPTO NEWS & ANALYSIS

TIME Magazine Hiring Crypto CFO?

Seven years in executive leadership positions, understanding of advanced accounting, and outstanding team management skills are three of many things you’d expect to see on a job description for the CFO of a major company. But TIME Magazine has tacked on a mere six words onto the end of their CFO job posting: “comfort with bitcoin and other cryptocurrency.”

Could you have imagined even a year ago that a traditional media conglomerate as influential as TIME Magazine would publicly seek out an executive with experience in crypto? It's another confirmation that crypto is going mainstream. It is precisely this adoption and forward thinking that over several years can dramatically increase the ‘fair value” of crypto assets ⬆️

Whilst traders are able to capitalise on small price movements in both directions (upside and downside), it’s generally easier to trade with, not against the trend. Understanding the macroeconomic shift of major corporations adopting cryptocurrency can help us remember that our high time frame bias is bullish. On the other hand, however, we must prioritise technical analysis when taking trades, so if price action is showcasing weakness, our HTF bullish bias should not stop us from taking a short 💰


PERSONAL FINANCE

Elevate Your Thoughts with Second Order Thinking

Things are not always what they seem. Often our actions have unintended consequences and as Ray Dalio has said, “failing to consider second and third-order consequences is the cause of a lot of painfully bad decisions”. So what is second order thinking and how can we use it to avoid “painfully bad decisions”❓

First order thinking is the process of considering direct consequences. Let’s take a falling market. First order thinking says, the price is falling, we are losing money and therefore we should sell. Second order thinking is the process of considering all the knock on impacts arising from these direct consequences. It says, because everyone is losing money, they are panic selling meaning the price is low and therefore this is a great time to buy.

Second order thinking can elevate our thoughts and help us understand future outcomes but how can we apply this to our own lives?

  1. Always be curious and question everything. Diving deeper into a problem allows you to understand probable knock on effects and plan accordingly.

  2. Write down the intended consequences of an action / event and then consider the subsequent consequences of each of these. This will allow you to understand all possible outcomes.

  3. Think across time. 🔮 What will the consequences be in 1 minute, 1 day, 1 year, 10 years and so on? This ensures that we are always prepared for the future.

We can also use this mental model to create insights into investing and personal finance:

  1. Always consider your investment decisions on a portfolio level. Each time you buy or sell an asset you change the makeup of your overall portfolio. Make sure you are not accidently increasing exposure to a certain asset or altering the risk profile.

  2. When spending money, think about the future financial impact. Will this purchase save me money or cost me more in the future?

  3. Think about the time impacts of an investment. Some investments such as regular purchases of index funds require no maintenance whereas others such as an investment into a business may take up the majority of your time. When investing, always consider not just how much money it costs you, but also how much time. ⌚

Second order thinking is a powerful tool we can use to supercharge our decision making process. Be deliberate with your thoughts and elevate your ability to build wealth.


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