Nice post and a helpful list. As I’m guessing that you might concur the message I convey to folks in or near retirement is that the biggest risk they face is not a loss from their investments its being too risk averse and running the risk of outliving their assets. I sure you noticed but TIPs funds really got slammed in Q2, a bit of an over reaction to the Fed, but none the less TIPs have done better over the past several years than the underlying economics of the instruments might suggest.
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Smart contract audits are done by companies that specialize in reviewing smart contracts. This means that these companies (that are run by experts in smart contracts) do a full audit and review of the code inside the contract to make sure that nothing is malicious or broken.
I would stay away from the ZMBS. They have offered similar funds in the past which have not performed well. BnkToTheFuture has an agreement with Genesis Mining to use their mining farm for such services. So you’re really paying for the underlying Genesis Mining contracts, plus a management fee on top of that to BnkToTheFuture. So you’ll get a better deal just purchasing a mining contract directly from Genesis Mining. BnkToTheFuture does offer some interesting and worthwhile investments, so it’s a good platform to look at, but do stay away from anything that’s described as a Mining Backed Security.
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This doesn’t make sense, what happens if you do not have the technical knowledge to mine or have the equipment? What if the developers want a lower cost energy coin using proof of stake? You cannot say all ICO’s are scams, NXT and Ethereum are the 2 biggest successes in the market currently.
It is also possible to have a static supply with a dynamic funding goal, in which the distribution of tokens will be made according to the funds received, meaning that the more funds the project receives the higher the token price will be.
One good example is Storjcoin. Storjcoins are crypto-tokens, which were released by Storj.io during its ICO. Storj.io is a decentralized cloud storage startup, and when its main product is released the users will be able to spend Storjcoins on the storage space, in addition to just being able to trade them like any other coin. Another prominent example is Ethereum, a platform for building decentralized applications of all kinds. The company’s tokens called Ethers are actively used to maintain the operation of apps that have already been built upon the platform.
However, there are significant differences as well. ICOs are mostly supported by early enthusiasts and not professional investors. In that respect, they are similar to ‘kickstarter campaigns’, but with the backers having a financial stake in the project. ICOs are also not regulated or registered with any government organization and there are usually no investor protections other than what is built into the platform itself.
Zcash however has implemented what they call a “slow start” and that is the really important thing here for everyone that wants to jump in from the start and begin mining ZEC coins immediately. The first 20,000 blocks that should take about 34 days the mining reward per block will be growing linearly from 0 to the full 12.5 ZEC coins aka the slow start. This specific is set so that people that did not get too early on will still have the chance to get on board before the difficulty skyrockets and it is really hard to mine, or so was the plan probably. With the huge interest and a lot of hype however I expect that people will jump in with a lot of hashrate right from day 1 and the network difficulty will indeed skyrocket and there could be a lot of disappointment from people that missed the read about the slow start.
Perhaps the greatest feature of an ICO is that the tokens are considered liquid, unlike investing in traditional start ups, where investor money can be tied in for years. ICO investors can cash in and out at any time, converting ICO tokens into Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies with ease, assuming the demand is there.
As always, good advice Miranda! I was hoping that I wouldn’t read anything in the article about trying to “time” the market, and I’m happy to see you’re one of the few that doesn’t try to go down that road.