How's Your Crypto Portfolio Looking Like? Here's Mine, For Starters

8 days ago
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Almost without noticing, after the last 12 months, I ended up with a micro portfolio of cryptos. By portfolio I mean a collection of crypto assets on various blockchains, and by micro I mean really, really small. But as small as it is, it does consume a significant amount of my time, resources and attention.

Some of these cryptos are just interesting concepts, consumed for a few minutes while I read their white paper or some news about them, while others, like Steemit, or RUNCOIN, are full fledged projects to which I'm allocating time, resources and skills.

Crushed by the information overload which is plaguing the crypto universe (it seems that literally every minute a new project is launched) and a bit confused about what exactly am I doing every day (I go to sleep feeling that no more than 10 minutes passed from the moment I woke up), I decided it's time to put some order in my activities here. As a long time sufferer of the "look, something shiny" syndrome, I know how easily detracted I can be, if I'm not enforcing some discipline.

So, here I am, with a list of the most interesting projects / coins that I'm following or supporting. The list is divided in 3 categories:

  • created / owning
  • involved
  • watching / played with it at some point

Let's take them one at a time.

created / owning

It means that I actually created that coin and I'm actively devoting time. These are long term projects, with roadmaps longer than one year. Also, they are very "edgy" in technological terms, meaning I can change the underlying technology very fast. You'll see what I mean by that when reading about each project.

  • Hubcoin - this is a very close project to me and one that I'm really, really involved in. I don't get to talk too much abut it on Steemit (or in any other circle, for what matters) but it's probably the one to which I dedicate the most resources. I tested many approaches and, as of now, I'm very close to the MVP. I'm actively working on a backend in a Tendermint blockchain and the app logic is close to an initial, working model. I did wrote a series of articles about Hubcoin on Steemit when I launched it, a few months ago, but you can always check the official website (you'll also find a white paper, there).

  • RUNCOIN - it's a project started mostly like a game. I'm an ultra-runner, and I just wanted to see how a coin created for runners will actually do. As of now, the coin is created and trading live on OpenLedger. There will be 10 distribution rounds (sorta like the faucets used in the initial stages of a crypto launch, just done manually) and after that I will launch the corresponding app logic. I didn't necessarily plan to launch this coin and it's half play, half business. Usually, this is the best combination.

involved

These are projects which are not started by me, but in which I'm regularly contributing time, assets (servers, bandwidth) or skills. They don't have necessarily a roadmap, but I'm in for the long haul, hoping to get the best ROI for my investment.

  • Steem - as you may already know, I'm a Steemit witness (meaning that some of your posts, comments or votes may be validated by yours truly, among other stuff that a witness does) and I'm building a couple of projects on the Steem blockchain. One of them is steem.supply, which tends to be quite popular lately, and the other one is steem.city, which is in closed alpha right now. Apart from being a witness and building stuff on the blockchain, I also write regularly on Steemit.

  • Slimcoin - this is a project I've been writing about for a few months now. It was initially launched in 2014, then it was abandoned and almost collapsed, but during the last 6 months there has been a fantastic reversal on the activity and the latest version of the wallet is stable and functional. The coin has been recently re-listed on Coinmarketcap and it's doing surprisingly well. I'm not only following the Bitcointalk thread very closely, but recently I also started to play with the code base, hoping to contribute a bit of code too (a tiny virtual machine could be embedded at some point, which will have very interesting results for a coin with 3 minting methods: PoW, PoB and PoS). I admit I've been attracted by the discussions on that thread, which are a strange combination of anthropology, economics and psychology.

watching / played with it at some time

It means that, at some point, I went as far as even installing the client or downloading the blockchain, or I experimented with it in some way, but right now that coin is in a frozen or abandoned state.

  • AKASHA - it's a social network built on top of Ethereum, I even interviewed the founder, Mihai Alisie, on Steemit. I watch the project not only because the team is Romanian, but also because I really like their core values (and their UX skills, to be honest)
  • Storj / IPFS - at some point, "mining with your hdd" seemed like an interesting idea, so I installed and played with these blockchains (even with Sia, at some point). After a couple of months of playing with it, I decided it's not yet the time for me to get involved more
  • LBRY - it started like an interesting concept, but then I was really turned off by the noisy Slack room and the apparently chaotic development. I'm still keeping an eye on LBRY, but I'm not holding my breath for it.
  • Boscoin - it's an ongoing project based in South Korea and I've been successfully participating in their ICO. Still not trading yet, the expected date to see the token in exchanges is late September. That blockchain came with a very interesting time frame: a distribution for more than 100 years. Long term project, I like that.
  • BitShares - I entertained the idea to become a witness on the BitShares blockchain (and I still think it's a good idea) but a combination of lack of resources and lack of time prevented me from doing it. It may happen at some point.
  • PeerPlays - same as above (it's worth noting, if you don't know that yet, that both BitShares and PeerPlays are based on Graphene, the same blockchain technology that powers Steemit, created by @dan)
  • Magicoin - a colored coin on top of the Bitcoin code base, with a neat interface. Briefly played with it, now it's way under my radar.
  • Bytecoin - same as above

So, these are my crypto projects - more or less. Since I'm a firm believing in the "sharing is caring" principle, I'mv very curious to know your projects. Do you have such a list? Are you involved in a crypto project like now, as a contributor? If yes, in what projects?


I'm a serial entrepreneur, blogger and ultrarunner. You can find me mainly on my blog at Dragos Roua where I write about productivity, business, relationships and running. Here on Steemit you may stay updated by following me @dragosroua.


Dragos Roua


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  ·  7 days ago

Great list and really enjoyed hearing your reasoning for investing in each coin. I'm still pretty new to crypto ( 3 months) but I'm trying to devour as much information as possible and post like this I find very helpful in increasing my knowledge in other coins.

My portfolio currently consists of:

BTC
BCH
Steem
Dash
Eth

My focus is concentrating on coins with the greatest real world applications that have the greatest scaling probability and look to get into EOS but I feel there will be a better opportunity down the road. I'm implementing the SSS investing plan but will be skipping the first 2 withdrawals to let my investment grow some legs.

Great, informative post as always brother and another reason you have my vote!

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  ·  8 days ago

Nice post. I only own Bitcoin and Steem. I am bullish long term, so I am going to hold and buy more after correction.

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  ·  8 days ago

You forgot to mention your involvement in Logic Coin. ;)
Currently in development stage.

Articles Part 1 and Part 2

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  ·  8 days ago

Had no idea I'm involved in that one too, but hey, since I'm thinking, I must be, right? I briefly looked over the first two articles and I think you're on to something. I used a very interesting device, sold for $99, called MindWave (http://neurosky.com). I even started to code an app on iOS, but at that time, 3 years ago, the tech wasn't very advanced. I saw they now a new headset now, for about $199. It may be worth exploring. Oh, by the way, I never take less than 10% for my involvement in a currency project. Just so you know :)

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Ahem... don't get ahead of my articles. ;)

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BTW, do keep the app and payout thought active.

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72
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ok, will do :)

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  ·  8 days ago

What's your view on golem?

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It may go up, if their execution will be better. It's not very original, there were some other - more or less similar - projects before. The reason I'm not into it, and not into any other ECR20 token, is that I never got the chance to get into their ICO. Way too fast for me. Which means, it's not for me, yet.

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  ·  8 days ago

20% portfolio weighted in crypto

  • Bitcoin (and of course BCH)
  • ETH
  • EOS
  • VERI
  • PPT
  • PLR
  • LTC
  • SALT
  • ... and of course Steem
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  ·  8 days ago

Nice portfolio, betting on Bitcoin / colored coins heavily. It may pay out very well :)

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I have the BTC as the anchor "no touch, just add" stuff, the others are my speculation as well as in future business plans.

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According to Cliff High, Veri is supposed to take off. He's usually a few months ahead of actual action in his predictions, but he did call BitCoins rise in report from last year.

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  ·  8 days ago

For the long term I am investing in:

  • EOS
  • Bitquence
  • Steem
  • Stratis

I think all of them have huge potential to blow up in the future with some great projects going on.
I got into Bitquence when it was 5 cents and it is doing pretty well now.
I've never heard of slimcoin. It sounds pretty interesting. I'll definitely look into it

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  ·  8 days ago

What do you think to Siacoin and Safe Exchange Coin? I've been buying thousands in case they're ever worth anything to hold long-term. I think Sia looks promising but not sure about Safex.

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Sia looked promising too, but it's a bit of competition there (Storj, IPFS/Filecoin, Burstcoin). Never heard of Safex.

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  ·  8 days ago

It seems to be a lot like Bitshares' exchange. Currently priced at 540 Satoshi.

https://safex.io/

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Thanks, I'll look into it.

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  ·  8 days ago

Very interesting... Really enjoy the sharing/involvement of Your crypto portfolio and wish I had some of Your skillsets with programming, etc.

UpVoted & been following You for about 2 months.

BIG Kudos... Keep Up the Great Work You are doing...

Cheers !!

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Thank you, really appreciate your support :)

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  ·  8 days ago

Dragos... You are most welcomed...

Cheers !!

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Haven't really studied blockchain tech enough to develop or be a contributor, but in the nearest future it is something that I could do. For now just observing from the background.

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I think they need to develop a college major to keep all the bits and crypts straight (-: upvoted

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  ·  8 days ago

A great list, congrats.

My list is way shorter - bitcoin and steem :) I successfully get rid of every other coin which I acquire - Xaurum, AMP, BCH, ...

Oh yes, I also hold a stash of Rchain. For now it only has a hypothetical value.

BTW - steem.supply is down.

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Didn't hear about Rchain, thanks. Also thanks for the heads up on steem.supply. It's the public node that I was querying that was down, I need to build my own...

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You are welcome.

Rchain is one side of a Synereo divorce as you might remember.

Public node as in shared hosting?

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Nope, public nodes with Steemit data on them, these are down lately more often.

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Aha, of course. The data source is the culprit.

While you are at putting up your own node - share the experience, please.

I was asking around and trying to get the specs for the node. No luck so far.

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  ·  7 days ago

BTC/BCC
NEO
XRP
GNT
LTC
ETC

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i am new only got a bit of ETH :)

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So, Dragos, none of the big dogs? BTC, ETH, LTC, DASH? :)

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Nope. I think the potential is bigger on the smaller dogs.

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I only involve myself with the coins I find have a useful purpose. And I'm picky 😋

  • Gridcoin, Because it has a purpose to support humanitarian and scientific research.
  • Steem, Because of this wonderful social platform.
  • BitShares, Because of the highly innovative and secure way to trade cryptocurrencies.

That's where I got my stuff.

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  ·  8 days ago

Thanks, I like how you lined up your portfolio :)

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  ·  8 days ago

Nice. I just got in the cryptoverse, so ... just Steem here, some I traded for BTC to deposit, and bought some NEO, hoping it'll rise. The rebranding and the fact they aim to make it mainstream with a card seems promising :)

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  ·  8 days ago

Interesting.....

So far I have STEEM, a little Bitcoin that I bought with STEEM, and a little Etherium that I also bought with some STEEM and my very own, shiny, RUNCOIN.

I'd like to get some other cryptos, so I'm slowly building up some more STEEM so I can diversify.

The total value I have in crytpos is about NZ$300. Not too bad considering it didn't cost me anything to start with. ;-)

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I wandered into crypto 3yrs ago, but being in school I didn't have time and except for 0,0005BTC I mined I forgot about until year later, then I mined 0.002 ZEC and forgot about it again until this year, now I exchanged ZEC for BTC and started STEEMing, to this moment I pulled 0.03BTC from steemit and I keep all the remaining SBD and STEEM on my acc. (I also mined unimportant amount of Monero and Bytcoin on Minergate, never claimed it)
So, that's it:
BTC
ZEC
STEEM
But I'm still in high school so I have time to expand that.

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I got all in steem and waves and bitcoin atm

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  ·  8 days ago

Hey @dragosroua according to the ticker, it seems the steem.city going to go live tomorrow. Congrats!

Anyway, that's one impressive portfolio. I save mine to look at using this site I found from producthunt.
https://www.producthunt.com/posts/crypto-investment
I'll get mine to be displayed there cause sometimes I value cryptos also as collections and its just feels nice to have varieties of them.

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so much to learn for learners like me

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  ·  8 days ago

How much storage space do you need to have to make profit with Storj ?

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Quite a lot. And it's a combination of space and usage. A bit too complex.

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I am curious as to how a coin for runners works?

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It's called PoR: Proof of Run. You can basically generate / get coins if you can prove your run, via Strava, Garmin, etc. As of now, it's $1 worth of RUNCOIN for a PoR.

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  ·  7 days ago

Oh, that is a neat idea.

Heheheh, makes me think of Workcoin :D

You know, you do your job. In an office. And generate coins. With Proof of Work! 😄

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Here are a couple of articles to get you going. He basically needs you to provide proof of running.

RUNCOIN Distribution background Article

RUNCOIN Distribution article with how to get yours

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I have ETH, Ripple, BCC, NEM, stratis, Bitconnect, STeem, SiaCoin, Stellar, BAT, Digibyte, ARK, Nexium, Spreadcoin, Icash, Circuits of Value, Insanecoin, Crave and Halloween coin (oh yeah and Bitcoin). :D

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72
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Impressive, congrats :)

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LBRY is getting closer, if they get good discovery features and much better subscription/follows/comments kind of stuff then I think it can work

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Might be, but still very noisy for my taste.

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good - reply

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Wow so much more to learn here

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  ·  8 days ago

Every coin speaks for itself, but if you like Fantasy football check out NLC2
https://www.cryptofantasysports.com/Home/WelcomeNLF

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  ·  8 days ago

Interesting information @dragosroua
I upvoted and followed you. please look up my post too and dont forget to upvote my post @zakiputrapratama

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Great

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Resteemed...just put a bid in for your slimcoin. cool...

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Have the exact information and more money, it gives you the power to multipilicar your money with the cryptocurrency