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Bitcoin’s scaling debate deadlock fueling an alt-coin bubble [infographic]

I’ve put together this infographic to help explain the 8x bubble that altcoins has seen in the last two months. Two words: Scaling Debate. Bitcoin’s scaling deadlock has not resolved and transactions on its network are now at full capacity without a clear resolution in the near future.

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Data visualisation: alt-coins that achieved $5m market cap vs bitcoin

Alt-coin price performance vs bitcoin over time

By popular demand from my last data visualisation for 118 coins, here’s the performance of bitcoin vs alt-coins over time**.

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An economic comparison of payment coins, who is winning the race?

Commerce coins compared

Last week I created the Commerce Index as a means to measure a coin’s suitability for general commerce. In a nutshell it tracks the property of liquidity and low volatility.

Both consumers and merchants want a currency that is stable and has high enough liquidity at the exchanges such that converting into and out of that coin does not incur high fees.

This graph compares the Commerce Index of some more notable coins that are aiming for use in payments.

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Historical performance snapshots of the top 10 coins

Top 10 coins, returns starting 30 months ago

I ran some charts on the top 10 coins by marketcap, to see how they individually performed had you invested 6, 12, 18, 24 and 30 months ago. Here’s my results. The conclusions are unclear but some thoughts come to mind:

  • Over the long term (2 years or more) very few alt-coins out perform Bitcoin
  • Recently, in the last 18 months or less, alt-coins have been performing well with very few producing losses and small ones if they do. However many are relatively new arrivals and could be a sign that newer coins have more merit and than alt-coin projects of the past.
  • We could be in an alt-coin bubble

I think we have a division in possible conclusions, it’s: “Bitcoin will kill all/most alt-coins given enough time” vs “new alt-coins have utility that will eventually out perform Bitcoin”.

 

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My rapidfire thoughts on some emerging alt-coins

Thoughts on alt-coins

I made some comments on some of the leading alt-coins on a Slack channel yesterday. People found it useful, so this is an informal quick and dirty paste of comments for reference. I might add more to this post later.

FCT – I like Factom, have just recently started holding them. I like that the project comes from a founder deep inside an industry working on a solution rather than the other way around which is the norm for crypto projects. You can see this playing out with industry players coming onto the technology, including government departments

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Exodus Wallet Roadmap – what we know about upcoming assets and features

This is a bit of a tangent to my usual posts on crypto-asset analysis. But since any investor in this space will need a good solution for storing your tokens, I thought I’d make mention of Exodus Wallet.

Currently there’s only two user friendly multi-token wallets available, Jaxx and Exodus. Of the two, Exodus appeals most to me due to its design and usability. It’s in fast development and the most common question from the community is what tokens and features will be supported in the roadmap?

I did some research on their Slack channel this morning and here is my best definitive list below which I’ll keep updated for a while until Exodus have their own FAQ that supersedes this one. This article will continue to be updated through direct conversation with the Exodus team.

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Filtering out suspect market valuations in the alt-coin space : Ripple, Steem and NEM seem suspect

I ran the numbers on 24hr traded volume (liquidity) vs market cap for the top 40 alt-coins to highlight any suspect valuations. You could say it’s a shitcoin detector, LOL.

 

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