When we have 25+ million dollars in 2018 we want invest with the goals of doing the most good and getting the highest return, where is the best opportunity to make that kind of investment? Are we looking to do some good, to make a contribution in the world, to leave a legacy? Are we looking ideally to get some influence out of our investment?
What are the requirements then as investors we want to see before we get started?
Number one, transparency.
We want to be able to just look and see everything before we decide to buy in. We don't want any guessing games or, "Oh, this will be so great. You will see."
We want to see exactly what it is we're getting into. We want to see that we are investing in something that is great already and is undervalued because other investors are missing it. We want enough evidence to justify believing that our potential investment could easily earn us 10 times what we put in during the foreseeable future and hundreds of times more within a few years
We also want liquidity. There are all kinds of investments we use could tie our money up for a long time. We want an investment where we could cash out at any time whether a small percentage or all of it.
Finally, what we really would like is utility. We want an investment that enhances our quality of life, that allows us to do more and to exceed our limitations, that's practical for us to use on a daily basis.
Now, that leads us back to, what is the best 25 million plus dollar investment in 2018 with these things in mind?
Best $25,000,000 Investment for 2018?
Would you join me in taking a look because this seems like our opportunity for investment of a lifetime?
Here it is.
Now, the great news is that at first you might not even see it or notice it.
If you've heard of Bitcoin, it's similar, but it’s not Bitcoin. It's a newer version of Bitcoin and it's not called Bitcoin.
I will scroll down this page on http://coincap.io and we are very likely to just miss it because it is currently number 34 on here.
If the first reaction is, "Who cares? Why would anyone invest?"
That's good, that's good!
We want that reaction because this is what other investors are doing too.
This little cryptocurrency at number 34 on the list doesn't look like it's very interesting at the moment to invest in. The price has been around $1 for months now. There's not a lot of volume on it every day and that's good because we can buy into this without a gigantic price movement. We can get all of this, and then have it before the price goes up. It fills all the requirements.
Now, when we actually start looking into this Steem cryptocurrency, the data looks really, really, really good.
I will start showing you some of the data now.
First, the price.
What I like about Steem is that the price has been as high as $4 in the past. It's currently a dollar today. Therefore, it's already shown it's been higher in the past.
By comparison, Bitcoin is as high as it's ever been before and many of these other currencies here are as high as they've ever been before. That's generally a terrible time to invest.
Steem meanwhile is at 25% of what the maximum price has already been before, it’s clearly proven that it has much more upward potential than it is at right now.
This is, in my opinion, the most compelling data though for Steem, looking at the actual activity of the blockchains.
Now, this is a chart that takes a look at the actual activity on different blockchains. Thank you to @glitterfart for showing us this! What we're seeing on this chart is how much these blockchains are actually getting used.
Now, this is very important in terms of the true value of a blockchain. These are ranked with more of an indication of true value in terms of how much our users are actually interacting with these blockchains.
Still one of the highest indications of value of any kind of money or any kind of potential investment is how much are people using it.
Now, Steem is 34 on the market cap and value, but it is number one in terms of how many transactions are actually taking place on it.
That's really, really good because people are using Steem. With way fewer users, a fraction of the users of Bitcoin, Steem has way more transactions. If Steem had the same number of users as Bitcoin, it would have a hundreds of times more transactions.
This is good because the value of these currencies is, the true value comes back to who's using them.
Regardless of whether it's a store of value or not, the true value is how many people are using them.
How many people have wallets?
How many people are making actual transactions?
Because the store of value comes and goes. As long as people are using a currency that's what gives it value.
Now, this is just scratching the surface.
In terms of data, in my opinion, the most compelling thing about Steem is that there's a high level of activity on the blockchain, which shows true value. The blockchain is active, but the question is, what is going on on the blockchain?
Now, here's what takes Steem into a whole other level.
Steem is ten times better than Bitcoin.
Bitcoin is not even relevant when we get people using Steem because Bitcoin has transaction fees.
Bitcoin is slow.
Bitcoin does not do anything except send money back and forth.
Steem is a blockchain that also has a built-in blogging and social media network component. This is what makes it incredible. All with no transaction fees. The new Steem is primarily paid out to authors.
That means this blockchain, unlike most of the others, pays out most of the rewards, most of the new Steem that's created, are paid out in exchange for adding value directly to the blockchain.
There are thousands of authors just like me publishing new posts on Steem every day that continues to build the value of this blockchain. This blockchain builds itself as well as any other blockchain in the world, if not better.
It also pays interest.
If you have a Bitcoin in a wallet, no interest. Steem has about two percent interest, which is a lot more than nothing. If you have Bitcoin in a wallet, you'd love to get two percent interest on it and just hold on to that.
Not only does this blockchain pay out for publishing, just by voting up and discovering the best posts, rewards are earned just for voting posts up and even commenting. This is outstanding.
Now, this accounts for a lot of the transactions on Steem or upvotes of posts. A lot of the transaction are posts themselves and comments which is good because there's an incentive to keep using this on a daily basis.
Now, the opportunity with Steem and the $25,000,000 is to become the largest single investor in Steem.
You've got this far in and we are now at the key point here. The opportunity is to become the number one single investor in Steem.
That can be done for about 25 million dollars assuming the price doubles as a result simply of buying so much Steem.
That's the opportunity, to become the number one.
The current number one account outside of the official Steemit account is @Freedom, which has about 15 Gigavests, which is 7,311,309.699 Steem, powered up as of today.
To become the number one investor in Steem, by far ten million Steem Power or Steem powered up into Steem Power would do it.
That would equal about 20 Gigavests and that would put the number one account. That's the opportunity, to become number one in Steem.
Now a guy did this with Bitcoin early on when the Bitcoin price was something like $10 dollars. One investor bought a lot of Bitcoin, something like 20 million dollars, something like that. I don't have the exact numbers, but one large investor bought a whole bunch, a huge amount of Bitcoin when it was at a very low price. That investor now probably has billions of dollars of Bitcoin.
The same opportunity exists for Steem and I'm going to say with confidence that almost all of these other blockchains will be complete failures within three to five or ten years because of lack of user adoption. Lack of user adoption will make everything else irrelevant that the blockchain does, and the blockchain with the most users wins.
However, Steem is on pace to pass all these other blockchains by far.
Because on Steem we can actually blog and get paid directly. Steem is building and growing itself and I haven't even gotten into one of the best parts about this, the smart media tokens that will allow the power of Steem to be integrated with existing websites, which will make mass adoption of cryptocurrencies through Steem extremely likely.
The opportunities to be the number one investor in Steem before another number one investor figures this out, and by number one I mean someone putting twenty plus million into Steem.
The first one who puts twenty plus million into Steem will receive nearly all of the rewards. The second one who puts twenty to fifty million into Steem will receive a fraction of the return and the influence that the first one gets, and this is simply because of supply and demand.
The first place is Poloniex and if you go to the Poloniex account on Steem at steemit.com/@poloniex/transfers, you will see that the largest single share of Steem is available on Poloniex.
That means that if you want to buy up Steem and get started investing, you can go on the exchange Poloniex because there's 19 million Steem.
The number 2 place is on Bittrex, and according to the wallet today, steemit.com/@bittrex/transfers, Bittrex has also 19 million Steem on it.
That means getting Steem, you end up going through Bittrex or Poloniex. These are the two primary places to buy Steem.
Now, you see that the biggest issue in actually getting started with this investment is blowing the price up during buying in. With buying 10 million plus Steem, that will remove a huge amount of the available supply from the market and that single-handedly will drive the price up a lot and at the same time, you wouldn't want to drive the price up too much getting started.
There are only two main places, and just a few others, but the two main places to get Steem are Bittrex and Poloniex, and right now there's only a few million dollars a day of total transactions.
Just buying a few hundred thousand dollars of Steem every day, which would be necessary, to buy in overtime with twenty million dollars over several months, you need to buy probably at least a hundred thousand a day. That's something that can be done without moving the price too much immediately, but over time it will continue to raise the price.
Just buying this much Steem off of these exchanges will raise the price by itself by significantly lowering supply. However, done properly, it won't raise the price too much if done consistently over time instead of buying all in at once.
That said, after most of the Steem has been bought, one single buy could be done to intentionally raise the price a whole bunch, say buying a five hundred thousand or just buy all the orders off, and then keep buying them off for a few days and make that final buy where the then price ends up going up a bunch.
The first big investment that goes through and does this will get a really good deal, but once that 10 million or 20 million Steem has been bought off the market, and then another investor wants to come in, the price will probably be, instead of what it is today at about a dollar, the price for whoever wants to buy it next will probably be two to five plus dollars, and therefore, the money won't go nearly as far.
What the first one who buys 20 million dollars’ worth of Steem will get is to be number one investor. The second person that wants to invest or venture capital firm, whatever, that wants to put in a big investment will probably have to pay three to five times as much to get the exact same amount. Therefore, this is the only one person or firm, which will be able to make this investment to become the number one investor.
Why would you want to become the number one investor in Steem?
Unlike just holding Bitcoin where if we hold Bitcoin, let's say we put 20 million dollars into Bitcoin, that does almost nothing for us. We buy 20 million dollars of Bitcoin, which the market might not even hardly notice, 20 million dollars of Bitcoin being bought in one day because the volume is six plus billion a day right now.
The entire hope of buying Bitcoin is that the price goes up. The bad thing, Bitcoin in a wallet does nothing else for an investor. If the price goes down, money is lost. If the price goes up, money is made.
Just having Bitcoin in a wallet does almost no good and many of these other currencies work the same way.
Dash, which I promoted when it was $10, has a very good system. If you have a bunch of Dash in a wallet and you put it into a masternode, it actually does pay about 6% interest. That has been one of the key factors that has helped Dash to have such a high market valuation.
Steem, by comparison, offers way more opportunities as an investor to meet all of the criteria I set out before.
Steemit.com is one of the top-ranked websites in the world and the main user interface for the Steem blockchain.
Steemit.com has consistently increased with huge spikes coming when the price increases as new users join rapidly and try to share in the huge earnings.
Just buying at 20 million dollars’ worth of Steem likely would generate another huge price increase as the rewards go up on Steem, and then that will lead to a huge traffic increase.
I will show you inside here how all this works together because that's what's amazing.
Now, here's the actual steemit.com user experience.
This is my blog on steemit.com starting with my first post.
This is why Steem is incredible as a blockchain, when on Steem we can actually make posts, and then the author rewards that are paid out on Steem are paid out on individual posts.
Going through on each of these individual posts, then you can see that I've been earning money for making posts on Steem. In other words, all I need to do is blog on Steem and I earn Steem.
For the masses, Steem is by far the best opportunity to get involved with crypto. The masses are the billions of people on this planet, and 99% of people on this planet have no use for Bitcoin because they don't have any money to put into Bitcoin, and if you don't have any money to put into Bitcoin it's not completely, but fairly useless.
That's the same thing with most of these other blockchains because if you don't have any money to put into them, to speculate on their future value, they are mostly useless.
Steem sitting down here discreetly at 34, anyone can join Steem for free and start earning Steem by making posts, and then, in turn, those posts on Steem draw more people to steemit.com, which draws more user sign-ups, which draws more investment in Steem.
The beauty of Steem is the ability to allow anyone on Earth to just join in for free and start earning money on it. That's why this is an incredible investment because this is the one cryptocurrency that has true mass adoption potential.
This is the one currency that has the ability for anyone to just join in and get started without having to invest money and providing the ability to make money.
You can see that most of these posts I've written, have made anywhere from fifty to several hundred dollars, to a few thousand on some of the posts.
Now, I also invested, I sold all of my other investments. I sold everything I had and bought into Steem, plus I've devoted my business and videos to Steem over the last several months.
I'm grateful I have a hundred thousand dollars’ worth of Steem today.
In my mind Steem is already worth $10. In my mind, the true value is about $10 for one Steem based on everything I've shown and I am showing. Therefore, I've got effectively a million dollars already worth of Steem and that's how I act today with it.
What I earn today is incredible when you multiply by ten and the huge opportunity with Steem is to be in on it before many other big investors figure this out.
As with Bitcoin now, all kinds of investors with lots of money are just figuring Bitcoin out, but Bitcoin has been out almost nine years.
Bitcoin has been out a long time, but Steem is relatively new. It's about a year and a half old and it's already proven itself through horrible ups and downs. If you look at the charts all-time, Steem went from as high as $4 to down as much as 8 cents and what's incredible is that Steem survived that drop.
Most of these currencies today have not been tested through a drop like that. Bitcoin went through a great drop from about $800 or $1,000 down to $170. The question is will most of these currencies survive a drop like Steem did.
Steem already has survived an about 95% drop, from 4 dollars down to 8 cents. Over 90% of the value lost, and in fact, significantly more than that lost, and then it has come back and very easily it can go up a few dollars.
In terms of just pure speculation, it's awesome, but here's one of the very best things. If you're the top investor in Steem, you see these posts on my blog here?
How do these posts earn money?
These posts earn money by upvotes. If you scroll up to the top of my blog, what you will see is that I have a voting power here.
In other words, my vote is worth a certain amount. Right here, it says today my vote is worth $8.61.
That's how much my vote is worth because I have about $100,000 of Steem. Well, do the math on that, multiply by 100.
That's how much you'd have with about 10 million Steem. A vote would be worth about $860.
We can make 10 of these votes every single day. That means that with being the number one investor in Steem at the current price, we have the ability as the number one investor on Steem to upvote about $1,000 ten times a day.
That's $10,000 a day, that the number one investor can decide who gets it.
That's huge influence and power, but not just that, you get to earn curation rewards on top of that. That means when I upvote posts by others, when I upvote a post for $8.61, I actually get anywhere from a few cents to as much as a dollar or two back to my own account.
I will show you that, it's in the curation rewards.
With about a hundred thousand dollars in Steem Power, I earned about a hundred dollars’ worth of Steem Power in the last week, just voting up posts by others.
That multiplied by ten sounds pretty nice. Multiply that by ten that's a thousand. That's ten thousand dollars a week at the current value of Steem Power, just for upvoting posts.
Now, compare that to having Bitcoin in a wallet.
That means you can go to publish a post and upvote your own post. I will show you how I voted up my own post because it's only logical. You vote your own posts up, and then you are able to actually give yourself rewards based on your own vote. Now, that's outstanding!
Of course, you wouldn't just want to make ten posts every day and give it all back to yourself because we can do a lot of good by voting up posts from others.
Let's take a look at this last post, which got a few thousand votes on here and if you look on it, then I'm one of the top voters on it. I gave myself about $8 of the rewards on this post.
I can give myself right now $8 + a day by making just one post and voting it up with the maximum possible of $80+ daily if I made 10 posts and voted them all up. That means the number one investor on Steem gets a publishing platform that can put out at the current value of Steem about $1,000 a day if just one vote a day was used on posts made by the investor and up to $10,000 a day if all votes were used..
Now, multiply the value of Steem by ten and that's $10,000 for one post a day and $100,000 for ten posts a day and/or combined voting power given to others. Let's take the example if we're an individual investor for this, that the company and everything is all about us, we can then start a blog on Steem, buy 20 million dollars’ worth of Steem, and then make one post a day and vote it up, and give about a thousand dollars a day.
Now, that combines extremely well with getting noticed on Steem. Right now, if a post gets voted up $500 a day, that's enough to be the top trending post on Steem.
In other words, being the number one investor on Steem would guarantee a number one spot with every single post in the Trending page. Every single post would go to number one in the Trending page. Now, that's a lot of power and therefore a lot of responsibility.
Right now Steem has about 460,000 users all over the globe.
As Steem continues to get bigger, being number one on the Trending page just by itself, is huge influence and attention. If you look at this post that's number one on the Trending page, it has received two thousand views on it in the first 24 hours.
Being at the top of the Trending page is good for hundreds, if not thousands of views right now, and if Steem continues to grow, it will continue to be good for soon, ten to a hundred thousand views.
As Steem continues to grow, being the number one investor on Steem will provide a huge publishing platform, and that publishing platform will provide huge additional opportunities.
When we combine all of this together, it's just a ridiculously good opportunity, but to be the number one investor is only available for whoever takes a shot at before the price blows up.
If someone new shows up on this first page, some of the existing investors may also want to buy in more. What we're looking at is exchanges like Bittrex, which for the last several months it's been very easy to buy Steem, we could easily buy thousands a day without moving the price too much.
As the Steem starts getting bought off these exchanges, the volume will go up and you're looking very easily to see $10 plus Steem price just with reducing the amount of Steem on there, and then all these other opportunities combined, just make an absolutely incredible opportunity.
I've presented the pitch here today on behalf of any investor that wants to have a chance to meet all of the objectives I shared before, to have an investment that does much more than just makes money, and becoming the top investor in Steem is a gigantic opportunity today.
An opportunity in terms of profit, an opportunity in terms of influence, an opportunity in terms of all of these things that I've shared up here. This investment meets all of these: profit and do good. I think Steem has the potential to do a ton of good in the world by allowing us each to share and connect more deeply and honestly.
Talk about leaving a legacy, being the top poster on Steem early on, being the number one in the Trending page, being the number one investor, is a huge legacy, a huge opportunity for recognition and a huge opportunity for influence.
What I've shown you is fully transparent. Anyone can easily look much deeper into everything I've mentioned. You don't have to take my word for any of this. Anyone can look and see more and more data on this, the user data, who's already invested, the prices, any of this.
The best part of investing in Steem is liquidity and utility.
Let's say that after putting 20 million dollars in and the price goes up to $20, you want to take 1% out?
Want to cash out 400,000 one week?
That's relatively easy to do. It can be withdrawn at any time.
It's extremely useful, it allows for doing a whole lot of good.
That's why I think this is by far the best 25 million dollar investment available in the world. It offers so much and someone is definitely going to do this.
The question is, who will it be?
Probably millions of people are going to see this among all of the platforms I am publishing it on from Steem to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc. The question is, who's going to go in for that number one spot before the cost becomes prohibitive? @freedom has it today and for $25 million anyone can go for it with a good shot of securing it with over 10 million Steem power pessimistically assuming the price nearly doubling during the buying in process.
When the price of Steem goes up to $10, beating @freedom out of the #1 spot will cost over 80 million USD instead of 20 or 25. At $20 Steem, which I believe is very likely within the next year, getting more Steem power than @freedom will cost $160+ million.
Thank you for getting all the way to the end of this, this is an amazing amount of time and energy.
If you've got all the way to the end of this post and you say, "Yes. I want to do this, I've got the money, but I don't know how to buy Bitcoin," or, "I don't know how to buy Steem. I don't know how to set up an account. How do I keep it secure?"
I've shown how to do all of this on my blog on Steem. I've got everything you need. I've got all the tutorials to go through and buy all this, and I'm putting all that up soon into one post. Anyone can see exactly how to do all these different things.
I show 8 different exchanges we can use to buy in with US dollars or other currencies at https://steemit.com/bitcoin/@jerrybanfield/8-digital-currency-exchanges-with-usd-to-bitcoin which can then be followed by using Blocktrades or Changelly to convert Bitcoin to Steem.
If you'd like to communicate directly with the Steemit team, Andrew Levine is your point man because he is the community manager at Steemit, Inc. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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