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I'm currently loading up on Moonbeam, hoping to get to around 2500 by the end of June (with on-chain staking at 22%), then Astar, more Remark, and by then Unique will have fully launched UNQ, Karura, Shiden. There's so many it's hard to choose DOT over the ecosystem project tokens.
I never bought a single thing just because of the hype or whatever. If I like what I see when I do my research and if I find it useful I will invest, definitely. That won't guarantee that you will be 100% successful and I believe that we all made shitty investments from time to time. I made a mistake with RVX it's dumping constantly and I sold my bag as soon as I realized that they probably won't deliver. As you said, OP, I stopped believing in it... On the other side, I still believe in XRT even if the price could be much better. I also don't have plans to give up on QTZ and UNQ as well, especially because Unique Network won the parachain slot on both Kusama and Polkadot. I like to compare this to spin fishing or fishing in general. If you don't trust your bait, you won't be catching a damn thing. It's the same with gains in crypto.
I used the dip to accumulate some and then I put it in the Unique Network crowdloan. I made myself a favor because they won the auction slot and now my DOT is going to be locked for as long as UNQ is operating as a parachain. I'm not going to be able to sell it. :)
To be honest I made my peace with volatility a long time ago. I'm still in because I wanna make money, just like you. I needed to change something in my life and crypto was the obvious choice. I knew from the beginning that there is no chance that all my investments will be successful ones but, IMO, there is no reason to think about quitting. Even when the market is down there are still things that we can do. The dip helped me to accumulate more DOT which increased my position in the Unique Network auction. Basically, I lent my DOT and will get some UNQ tokens for free and will get my DOT back. You can always make some passive income as well. Farming, staking, lending... It can be very beneficial when the market is uncertain. I like going with stablecoins when the market is red. Currently, my largest positions are on Kalmar and YieldApp but I'm thinking about more diversification lately. Don't dwell too much on the things that you can't change, that's my motto.
I already have some RMRK, you think that would get past me? No way. :D Questions like "wen listing" and "wen TGE are just counterproductive. And those folks will definitely be first in line to bitch about something that is not done right. If you wanna make hail marries then I guess you should go with meme coins. If I must talk specifically about UNQ/QTZ, they are working their asses off to make a platform that you can use to mint NFTs without any barriers (+ a bunch of other things) and you are complaining about how fast things are happening? Well, that's just not right and it's not fair.
I never invested in anything so that I can get rich overnight. 100x is a marathon race and not a sprint as many people think. Even if there are bunch of tokens getting out every day there are still some quality ones. If you think that it's unlikely to get the new 100x then the glass must be half empty for you. Time is just another ingredient in this game. Time invested in decent research can help you to make good gains. My research time paid off when it comes to my KALM investment and I think that it will be the same case with UNQ when it gets listed. Not to mention some tokens that are in the top 100 right now. I'm not investing in things without the usecase like memecoins and crap like that. It's just a vaporwave that will end up badly for most of those that got into them, or at least that's just my opinion.
I think DOT is also worth investing in. I expect a lot of action when the altcoin season starts. I think I didn't sell a single token yet. They are now pledged to the Unique Network crowdloan and I will them back after it's over. I will also get my share of UNQ tokens which is one of the things I wanted to get before we enter the green market. I think NFTs, in general, will be important in 2022 and Polkadot seems like a great place for development and Unique recognized that on time.
It's hard to answer this question because I'm actually expecting to make money on all my investments. I know that is not possible in most cases but if I don't trust the project then why should I invest in it? It doesn't matter if the project is bigger or smaller if they have a solid usecase and tech behind it I will invest. I can tell you what underrated projects I am having or eyeing right now. I will soon get my hands on UNQ tokens because their crowdloan started already. When it comes to NFTs, I really believe that they can make some significant changes on the market. They are building their infrastructure on Substrate and they are looking forward to solving the NFT problems that exist on Ethereum. KALM is another one that should not be overlooked, IMO. They are constantly in green in the last 45 days or so, not much affected by this dip. It's both DeFi and NFT hub but for me, DeFi options are really good. I am lending my BUSD there but you can also do some yield farming with or without leverage. It's on BSC so it's close to no fees + it will be available on Fantom and Avalanche as well.
I believe is broad diversification in and out of crypto both in assets and in income generators! Let’s start with the income generators: A job (or more) - I have 2 Rental property - I have 1, and hopefully on the next crypto bull market I’ll get another one Divididend paying stocks - also diversified, have a few, because have been focusing more in crypto lately Bank investments - from saving accounts to bonds - also have a few but the bad returns made me move heavier into defi. Staking - I stake everything I can! Being BTC one of the few exceptions Defi - here I mostly provide mostly liquidity into stablecoin pools on pancake swap using kalmy.app Then in terms of a assets: Real estate Stocks - diversified portfolio, I have a world fund with trend following strategies to take care of my leg work Crypto - here I tend do diversify something like: 50% between BTC and ETH 30% in stables 15% in large caps like DOT, BNB, ADA, etc 5% in micro caps like URUS, UNQ, QTZ, etc Gold & cash - I’d say between those 2, 10% of the broad portfolio should be the bare minimum
>14% isn't too bad, less risky too. I don't like to risk much, that's why I'm usually involved with the smaller but sustainable returns. If the APYs are fixed, everything up to 20% seems ok to me if the team is legit. Dynamic APYs are different but still I will be satisfied with some lower amounts like 30% that I'm getting on Kalmar. Bifrost is also a kind of a wealth management platform, I think that they will also be contributing to the UNQ crowdloan. Will see how it goes, it started today.
There will be a lot of projects competing for the parachain spot but I think that UNQ has the best chances when it comes to the 3rd batch. In the end, they already won the Kusama slot for their canary network + they announced that Bifrost will support the crowdloan as well. Regarding the 14% APY, yes, it's fixed.
I agree about the market not being in the best shape lately but I still think that there are things to do. You mentioned staking, which should always be considered as an option, especially during times like these. I am mostly staking and lending stablecoins, altcoins are better when we have green tendencies. My USDC is on YieldApp, getting 14% APY staking there and I'm getting close to 30% on lending BUSD on Kalmar. Even if the market is bad I still want to participate in the Polkadot auctions. They are starting in two days but I am most interested in the UNQ crowdloan. It's the first NFT chain for Polkadot and Kusama and I think it's worth investing early. Both DeFi and NFTs will be huge in 2022 and will be making a lot of money.
You don't necessarily need to invest in big projects if you feel like they don't have much space to grow. I am sure that some mainstream ones like ETH, BTC, DOT... have a lot of room to grow but I also like investing in some new stuff or projects with lower MCap. I've been bagging YLD and KALM lately because they are the main source of my passive income in addition to Celsius and Freeway (that I don't utilize much lately). When it comes to the projects that are not yet listed, UNQ is my no.1 priority. They are conducting the crowdloan on March 14th and I already prepared my DOT tokens to participate. It's the last chance to get some before the official TGE and listing. There are things to do, we just need to do a lot of research. As a matter of fact I keep seeing BitDAO a lot lately.
So many good opportunities out there. I am gonna get more DOT because the auctions are approaching and I want to participate in UNQ crowdloan. Got more YLD recently as well because it's my main source of passive income lately and the more tokens you HODL the higher the APYs that you can make. I am also doing some BUSD lending on Kalmar and I wanna get some more before they go to $2. I would love to get some BNB soon before the next cycle start.
I agree with most of the things you said, OP. Personally, I find it a lot easier to manage my investment when I am early in. You can watch the development process in real-time and you can make some conclusions based on their actions. Sometimes I give up after a cpl of months if I am not satisfied but it's also easier to stop that way. Feeling lucky that I was early in FWT and UNQ. FWT already paid off and I am waiting for the upcoming UNQ crowdloan on March 14th. TGE and listing should happen after that. I think that NFTs on Polkadot just makes sense and I want to invest in that.
I think that I'll be satisfied with what I accumulated so far. I always prefer green over red. I got enough DOT under $20 and now I am going to use it to get some UNQ on the crowdloan. It's starting on March 14. I am making a nice PA on YieldApp, I have 14% APY on my USDC and I can always use that gains to DCA back in some other alts. Gonna do the same with my Kalmar returns from BUSD lending. If the bear market continues, my strategy will be to do some more staking and lending, especially when it comes to stablecoins.
Metaverse is already here. Our grandfathers used to work on factories and now we use notebooks. Our life is digital and many of our friends are also our "followers". IMHO, we are already INSIDE the metaverse. You can get involved with all of this through high quality projects mainly related to Metaverse directly (SAND, MANA) or NFT (UNQ, QTZ), Infrastructure (DOT) and Web3 (AR, HNT). All of these trends are interconnected.
Regarding major ones ETH, DOT and BTC are a must in 2022. I think that we are going to have a good year despite the bad beginning. I wouldn't rule out MATIC as well but there are also some with smaller MCap that can be quite productive this year. I know that I won't be giving up on YLD and staking on their app just like I know that I'm gonna HODL my UNQ tokens as soon as I get them after the TGE in Q2. Do you think that there will be some major changes in the top 10 by the EOY?
Nice and technical thread about Web3. I believe Web3 is directly connected to NFTs and Metaverse, so I'm going long for some projects like Web3 (AR, HNT), Metaverse (SAND) and NFT (ELEN, QTZ, UNQ). Based on your knowledge about it, what are your best bets for Web3 projects?
You shouldn't stick to one platform, it limits your chances. I won't be focusing only on Binance in my answer because I really think that you should explore other options and maybe some coins can make you change your mind. I'd invest in KALM right now because I don't think that we are going to see lower price for accumulation. It's a DeFi banking platform on BSC and they practically don't have much competitors out there. Another PA platform that can make you some gains is YieldApp, you can even stake BTC there and get 8% APY, which is not bad at all from my POV. Also, I'm bagging more DOT before it goes to 3 digits and I want to use it to participate in the upcoming UNQ crowdloan.
Never be greedy but buy when everybody's panicking, I agree with that. I already spent some money on KALM and YLD mainly because I don't expect them to drop like some major ones because of the simple fact. A lot of circulating tokens are staked or locked on their platforms and there are not many people selling because if they HODL they can make some passive income at least. DOT is still under $20 and that is enough for me to go in and get more. I am planning to use it to participate in the UNQ crowdloan, they said that they are going for the next batch which will happen in March. There are always things to do, even if the market is bleeding. And everything is better than the panic.
I already got some more DOT under $20. It just makes sense to me because the whole ecosystem is growing. I am planning to use some DOT to participate in the UNQ crowdloan that will probably happen in March. I also bought some YLD, because I wanna reach the highest tiers so that I can go for the maximum APY on staking there. It won't dip much because 3/4 of the circulating supply is already staked or locked on the platform according to their stats. I decided to get more KALM as well, they announced that they will probably go multichain. They are on BSC now but it looks like there will be Avax and Fantom integration soon. It looks logical to get some now while everything dips.
Regarding major ones, I think that BTC, ETH, DOT and MATIC are a must. When it comes to some midcaps, I'd say that my go-to coins are OCEAN and EWT. You should not exclude lowcap projects from your portfolio because there are some projects with great fundamentals and with nice communities. If you care about the future of NFTs, then you should take a look at UNQ and QTZ for example. Both are created by Unique Network, the first NFT chain on Polkadot. I also have some passive income generators like YLD and KALM. Staking on YLD and doing some lending on KALM. If you spread your stuff around smart, you can increase the chances for more gains.
I believe work has already been redefined. Our grandfathers worked on factories and today we use computers and we don't even have to be on person at the work place. Metaverse has begun a long time ago. The key point is that it will grow much more fast from now on because many projects are embracing it. My best picks for metaverse are related to NFTs (ETH, DOT, ELEN, UNQ and QTZ). NFTs are an essential component of an open Metaverse. ETH still the king, DOT is growing fast with Substrate, ELEN is doing a good job by allowing instagram influencers to monetize their content through NFTS. QTZ is UNQ's canary network and already a parachain on kusama and UNQ aims to be a fully-deployed parachain on Polkadot.
These are great questions, man. Really. Of course I'm seeking for wealth's growth. Who isn't? For some projects I'm both an user and investor. Some examples: CAKE and KALM (I hodl the token and also do leverage yield farming), UNQ and QTZ (I hodl both and I've also used uniqueminter to create an NFT collection of my racing car's photos. This collection stil private for now btw), BNB (I have the token and also an account), ETH (who isn't an user/investor at the same time for this one?). You are right when you said "I use them for different reasons". This can be tricky. For example: I hodl AAPL, but I don't have an iPhone. I can just sell my stocks tomorrow if the price does not reflect the cash flow's potential anymore. I also have Intel stocks, but my CPU is AMD. I'll be an user if this is the best product for me (price/benefit), not necessarily I'll be an investor.
I'm mainly hodling AR, HNT and DOT. I've also got UNQ (Unique Network) on token sale. They aim to be a parachain on Polkadot soon. I believe Substrate can really make a difference when thinking about Web3, Defi, Smart Contracts and NFTs.
First thing's first, we are not all in for long term. I personally am, but there are a lot of people with different strategies. I can't say that I wasn't bummed when the market went down but I didn't panic either. I had a mission to get as much DOT as possible and I am satisfied with how that went, especially when it was below $20. Gonna use the tokens to participate in the upcoming Unique Network crowdloan. They are doing great things lately. More than 1.5k NFT collections are minted on their Opal testnet in the last two weeks. The thing is that all of us can do it for free. Crowdloan is going to be the last chance to get some UNQ before listing and I am planning to go long with it as well since they are the first NFT chain for Polkadot. These dips are great to accumulate more and increase your positions. That's when you actually make money.
I am more of a HODLer than a trader so to HODL seems natural for me. Needless to say that I hold most of my BTC since I got it. Pretty much the same case with BNB and DOT but I am planning to use them. Actually, I already have some BNB that I am lending on Kalmar, generating myself some passive income there. Thinking about doing some leveraged yield farming as well but I will wait a bit more to see what will happen with the market. Will use DOT to participate in the upcoming UNQ crowdloan. They are going after another parachain slot, since they already won the one with their Quartz platform. QTZ is about to get listed tomorrow on MEXC. I think the whole project has a bright future since they are the NFT pioneers on Polkadot and Kusama.
How did it go? It's good to see that there are projects who keep up with the development even when the market is not in the best shape. I am waiting for UNQ crowdloan and they will also launch their QTZ token on MEXC on February 8th.
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If you have the patience to HODL, I may have a few suggestions but you must check everything for yourself first. I was bagging more DOT when it was under $20, not just because I stake it on Freeway but because I will need it for [UNQ](https://unique.network/) crowdloan. They already won the parachain auction slot for their Quartz platform and they are preparing to launch QTZ token soon, there will be some listings as well. I think the QTZ staking is in plan too. Unique is the first NFT blockchain for both Polkadot and Kusama. Since I mentioned NFTs I can't avoid [Kalmar](https://kalmy.app) and their NFT fundraisers. It's a great idea because any company, project or influencer will be able to raise funds by selling the NFTs via the fundraiser event. All the NFTs can be exchanged for prizes and the value is, ofc, based on the rarity. You can also check Kalmar NFTs on [Treasureland](https://treasureland.market/assets?contract=0x25c8655d239db8b499f11821a8ef52d2e9a00458). I also invested in YLD during this dip because I am using their [YieldApp](https://www.yield.app/) platform to make some passive income since they really have nice APYs, especially on stablecoins. There is an option to make 18% APY on USDC, which can make a lot of my troubles go away if the market goes down. They are coming on BSC soon.
Nice post, bro. I heard (not sure if it's true) that a research was conducted across the financial markets to check which portfolios were more successful. They've found out that the best ones was those from deceased people. I believe this is a sign. I remember when I've got into Arweave (AR) at the early beginning below $5. A lot of my friends left at $10. The same applies to SAND below $1. I've also got into Unique Network's token sale (NFT project. Token price was $0.25, a huge bargain for me). What people will do after UNQ gets listed? probably sell after it doubles. I'll keep hodling like a deceased people until I get retired. Sometimes your mindset is the worst enemy and when you realize this...it's too late.
Since you like staking you can check out YieldApp, they are offering nice APYs, especially when it comes to ETH and BTC staking. IDK where you are staking but on YieldApp you can make up to 12% on both of those. MATIC and DOT are also my picks. DOT is on a serious discount right now. The last thing I got was UNQ on their token sale and will probably use my DOT to participate in their crowdloan so that I can get more UNQ tokens before TGE.
I want to get more FWT and XRT if I get a good chance. My focus is mostly on YLD because I need more of their tokens to get better APY on my stablecoin staking there. I am double-digit right now but the maximum is 18%, which is pretty much decent IMO. A lot of people started staking there lately, more than 50M YLD are locked and about 75% of the circulating supply is on the platform. Can be helpful during this crash. I think that DOT is on a good discount as well. Bagged some under $20 and will get more. Planning to participate in Unique Network crowdloan that should start in Q1 and help them to become a parachain for Polkadot. Tried to mint an NFT on their testnet today and it was pretty much easy. I think that the whole NFT space will be able to benefit from UNQ in the near future. That's the first NFT chain for Polkadot, actually.
I’m thinking about buying more NEAR, as I sold the ones I had last year when it pumped. But I’ve been staking up on DOT, BTC and ETH. This is a great opportunity for me to get cheap DOT as the Polkadot crowdloan is coming up soon, to decide the next projects to launch on the parachain and I’m might just be spending all my DOT on Unique network, for an opportunity to earn more UNQ.
Can't believe that no one mentioned Polkadot. Even if I was buying when it was just a bit under $30 I will go in again. I believe that they have a huge potential and their ecosystem just started growing. I think it will be able to compete with other chains on a high level. Especially because of their interoperability potential. I have plans to use some DOT to participate in the Unique Network crowdloan, hopefully in Q1. UNQ are the NFT pioneers on Substrate, btw since you are interested in long-term HODLs. There are other things to do during this period as well, like making passive income. It can amortize this unpleasant drive ahead of us. I put a lot of my stablecoins on Celsius and YieldApp just to make sure that I have some sort of steady income these days. 12% APY that I am making on YieldApp makes me sleep a bit better at night. Actually, there was a significant increase of assets staked there since this whole thing started. My point is that even in a market like this, there are some moves that you can make and not regret it.
I am not ecstatic about it but I am not panicking as well. There are things to do when the market looks like this. I am staking stablecoins and it makes sense to me to do that while there are seas of red everywhere. Celsius and YieldApp are my two main sources of passive income when it comes to stables but YieldApp has a bit higher APYs on USDC and USDT. Hopefully, DAI will be available soon, they said that there will be more assets available for staking after the V2 launch. Since it's launched already I guess it's just a matter of time. I will also continue buying the DOT dip. Unique Network crowdloan is getting closer and I am planning to participate so this dip might make my journey a bit less expensive. I already got some amount of UNQ on their token sale 10 days ago but I could always use more since I think that they can reshape the things when it comes to NFT sustainability and scalability. There are some pros and cons but even if I am going long with some assets that don't mean that I don't feel bad when there are losses.
Really? I didn't pay much attention but yeah, Kusama is a good one. I think that it will be even bigger when all the projects that won the auctions start heating up. When it comes to UNQ, they already won the 14th parachain slot auction and their platform, Quartz, became an official parachain for Kusama.
The truth is that we don't know nothing. We don't know when it will go up and neither when it will go down. But when our predictions are matched, then we think that we could have know something in the past. But we are wrong. Price is what you pay and value is what you get. I don't know where the price will go, but I may know if the price is not converging to project's quality. Take a look for Polkadot for example. Great news on parachains, solid study cases for Moonbeam and Acala, Astar EVM is activated, Unique Network (UNQ) had a good token sale with over $11 million raised and the most important thing: huge [players](https://www.coindesk.com/business/2022/01/20/prada-adidas-launch-nft-project-on-polygon/) are launching NFTs on other chains outside ETH. What do you think can happen with DOT? We are talking about Substrate. I'm not afraid. I'm buying more.
I don't think so, bro. Nokia made a huge mistake by saying no to Android and you only need one mistake to destroy years of work. About Microsoft and Apple developing their own coins... well, let's wait and see. I'm sure they are already developing something like it. This is why I also hodl MSFT and AAPL :) I'm very bullish for the trends you've mentioned like Web3, NFTs and Metaverse. I have a best pick for each that is Arweave (AR), Unique Network (UNQ) and Sandbox (SAND). Bullish signals are already showing up. Everybody is talking exactly now about Twitter and the launch of an "NFT Profile Picture Verification" system, Unique Network raised over $11 million on their token sale last week and Sandbox is ready to experience a real estate metaverse boom.
I wasn't awared of RIDE. It seems solid. Metaverse is already knocking on our doors and I was mainly looking for the main projects like MANA, SAND and AR. After the recent news on Polkadot's parachains, I've started to look for Unique Network also. They are aiming to be a DOT's parachain this year and I could get some UNQ on the token sale last week. They have a strong study case on Substrate and I believe the development of NFTs are a condition to the growth of metaverse.
You’ve said it all, the track record is very important to me, cause I need to know that you’ve been around the block and have a less chance of rug pull. Recently spent $2000 at Unique network’s token sale last week, this is the only example I can think of right now cause it is my most recent investment. UNQ is the Utility token that’s suppose to help deliver the most advanced , scalable, and powerful NFT features possible. I have actually had my eye on them since 2020 when they won the titles of “Build-a-Blockchain Champion” and “Community Choice” winner during the first-ever hackathon for the Kusama and Polkadot ecosystem. Good projects have a way of revealing themselves if you look closely enough, you won’t need too much convincing to put your money in it.
I disagree with you completely; if you dig hard enough, you can find an NFT project with a good Utility token, such as UNQ, which is the utility and governance token of Unique Network, the NFT chain for Polkadot Network, and they do a lot more than simply art. Being built on a substrate allows them to enable Freemium gaming, which benefits both developers and customers, with Unique Network acting as a middleman. There are a lot of cool things about their NFTs, but this isn't the right place to discuss them. However, if you work hard enough, you might be able to learn a lot more about NFTs.
USDC is my stablecoin choice. I spent a lot on UNQ cpl of days ago but I had to make my move since it was hard to get in their token sale. They have the potential to revolutionize the whole NFT space. They are the NFT pioneers on Polkadot and Kusama. Probably gonna win the next parachain slot auction. Regarding staking stables, I think that Freeway is better for assets like DOT and ADA. For the stablecoins I use Celsius and YieldApp, I think it's less risky and APYs look more sustainable. Waiting for V2, there should be some improvements + mobile app is coming soon. I want to see if they will include some more assets that will be available for staking.
Utility coin profits have a chance to grow in the long run. While shitcoins are a pure bet, the vast majority of them are rug pulls. I have no regrets buying into a Utility coin like UNQ, UNQ is the utility and governance token of Unique Network, Polkadot Network's NFT chain. UNQ aids in the delivery of the most advanced, scalable, and powerful NFT features. There is no way a token like this would rug pull.
The best time to get it is early, if you DYOR and your guts tells you it’s right, pull the trigger. Best thing I’ve done so far is buy UNQ at the just concluded token sale even by Unique network. It’s a great project that has scalable and sustainable NFT with an advanced economy and would take the forefront when the NFT bull run begins.
This is not even close to other dips I've seen since 2008. My grandfather survived to that 1939 stock market crash, so we are kind of a "hodl" family. I'm focusing on some trends and I've chosen a top pick for each one like Web3 (AR), Metaverse (SAND), DeFi (AVAX) and infrastructure (DOT). I'm very bullish for DOT and its parachains that are building on Substrate. Just take a look at some case studies like Moonbeam (smart contract), Unique Network (NFT Chain) and Polkadex (DEX). I've got some UNQ at the public round (it ends today). Case study is solid and I'm looking forward to see UNQ listed. I believe Substrate has all it takes to change the game.
I wasn't awared of the possibility to stake my NFTs. I just accessed CryptoStaker website and there is a mention about Cryptopunks! Very cool. I'm hodling some Substrapunks, the first Unique Network's (UNQ) NFT collection, inspired by Cryptopunks. UNQ aims to be a future DOT's parachain and I've grabbed some UNQ at public round that ends today. I'm very bullish for DOT and also for UNQ once is listed. Nice to know that I have more options to survive a crypto bear market and that this involves NFTs!
My goal is to generate enough wealth in order to quit my job, because I can't stand to watch 10 - 20 powerpoint presentations a day anymore. My journey is being most joining upcoming projects. I've done it successfully for AR and SAND. I'm also holding BTC and ETH for 3 years now. I've also got into DOT in the early beginning and I've participated in UNQ public round that ends today and it should soon be listed (NFT project and future DOT's parachain). I always stake my cash reserves (USDC, EURx, GBPx) and DCA for strategic projects. So far so good!
The harder I research, the luckier I get. My "luck" was to get into earlier at some crypto, mainly BTC and ETH. But some good alts gave me huge profits like AR and SAND. People will leave the boat after a 10% raise because they're happy or after a 10% down because they're sad, I'll just keep hodling. Next one to boost my portfolio will be DOT and its future parachains like UNQ. Public round is almost over and the results are great so far. Let them keep calling us lucky. As other user well said: fortune favors the hold!
I'm not used to decide looking only to crypto's price. You can have a crypto project trading for $2 that can be much cheaper than another one trading for $0.50. But since you looking for good projects under a dollar, the best option I'm having right now is UNQ (Unique Network). Public sale is live now until the 13th, but probably they will be sold out earlier. This is a solid NFT substrate-base parachain.
I've been researching these parachains very close and I've been following Unique since the beginning when they created their first NFT collection called Substrapunks inspired by the success of Cryptopunks. If you are an NFT enthusiast, then you probably know what I'm talking about. I'm whitelisted for UNQ and the round is just about to start :) Let's keep our eyes on DOT and its future parachains. Substrate is powerful and it will reward us!
There’s nothing more fundamental than UNQ, UNQ is the utility and governance token of Unique Network, NFT chain built for Polkadot. UNQ will aid in the delivery of the most advanced, scalable, and powerful NFT features. Unique network would also mint NFTs without impacting the environment. Unique is built on Polkadot, a proof-of-stake network with a much lower carbon footprint than Ethereum.
Still surprised that the launch of parachains has not reflected on Polkadot price yet, all of these 5 projects you mentioned seem to be doing well, Unique network still hasn’t secured a place on Polkadot parachains yet, as it is set to join the crowdloan later this year. Being a NFT chain on substrate has enabled Unique network to be a chain that allows Freemium gaming, I really expect much from their UNQ public token sale this week.
I think that your 2 statements are perfect and I agree with you, mate. Take a look at Cryptopunks, for example, the NFT's living legend! I remember when I got my first Substrapunks to get whitelisted for UNQ's token sale (next week finally!). The substrapunks was the first Unique Network (UNQ) NFT's collection inspired by Cryptopunks and the prices are moving fast. So if you are a fan or an experienced art collector... you can find many good NFTs out there.
Hey, guys. I'm a stock market analyst and I've joined crypto 5 years ago. While many of my friends on the stock market says that we are a "big scam", for me crypto it's being a fascinating world. I use the same strategy that I do for stocks: study, analyze, discuss with peers(in crypto this is the same as DYOR). And one more thing: HODL. Stocks are "easier" to analyze, since we can analyze their "audited" (so they say!) balance sheet, cash flow and income statement. I am used to follow trends in crypto like infrastructure (AVAX, DOT, FTM), Web3 (AR), Metaverse (SAND), NFTs (Axie, Everlens, Unique Network). I'm so bullish for NFTs that I got into Everlens's IDO last year and I'll also join UNQ's public round next week. I am a hodler by nature, so I believe that a "price pump" is a consequence for good projects in the long run. We just have to find them and be patient.
My exit strategy is not based on price, but on fundamentals. Not only for crypto, but also for stocks. I am hodling AAPL and AMZN, for example, for 5 years now while many of my friends frenetically traded everything during this time supposedly, according to them, because there was a "bear market" and it was "time to sell". Now their portfolios are kind of a zero-sum game but somehow they still happy and advising me to "hodl". If I've done what they did, I wouldn't never have achieved the level of profit from AXS, AR, MANA, BTC and ETH. NEVER! I am also hodling DOT for a long time and next week I will be joining Unique Network (UNQ) public round. They will participate in the Polkadot Crowdloan this year. What am I going to do? Hodl. I just got into Everlens some months ago. There was a rumor that Meta (Facebook) was aiming ELEN's acquisition. What I did? Nothing. HODL. If, and only if, a crypto/stock loses its fundamentals... then I can think about exiting.
All in red here, bro. And this can continue since we are facing a "hawkish" FED. Rates can soon be raised to fight inflation and revive the job market. Of course this will have a direct impact on investments. But, what this changes really? I'm a hodler by nature so it changes nothing for me! But I'm excited: I still going long for BTC-ETH. I'll keep filling up the bag with good altcoins and I'm VERY bullish for NFT this year! I trully believe that projects like AXS, ELEN, YAY and UNQ will soon be benefited by the huge increase in NFT's adoption. UNQ it's an NFT chain for Kusama and Polkadot and public round is coming next week. I've read some rumors that Meta was targeting ELEN's aquisition and AXS can't stop growing! One more thing: I think that Jerome Powell, FED's president, should join our community asap. He could learn a lot from us.
I really don’t think NFT market place would lose influence, NFT projects have been looking at ways to effectively be a part of the Metaverse and also benefit from it and some projects like Artegence and Unique network have been know to build a 3D virtual gallery to showcase NFTs. Regarding what I’m mostly hyped about is the UNQ token sale from Unique network happening next week, been looking forward to getting a piece of this since last month when the date was announced for 11th-12th of January.
I like how you think, I also keep an eye out for new coins so I can get in early and get a good piece of the action, I don’t know how you feel about NFT tokens, But UNQ has a public token sale on the 11th-12th of January, and is from Unique network, which is the NFT chain for Polkadot. UNQ makes it possible to provide the most advanced, scalable, and powerful NFT functionalities. We can’t share a TG link here but if you can Google the project you’ll find the TG community and would get all the help you need to be ready for the token sale.
Ecosystem projects seem to do well in the market, that’s why I’m waiting on Unique network’s UNQ token sell, this is a project on the Polkadot ecosystem and they’re bent on providing scalable NFT, the public token sale is happening on the 11th-12th of this month, if anyone was wondering.
Before answering your question, I just googled for the "10 Most Expensive Works of Art Sold at Auction in 2021". The 1st place was "Femme assise près d’une fenêtre (Marie-Thérèse)(1932)". I don't even know how to write this title, so I just did a "copy and paste" here. It was a painting from the well known Pablo Picasso. Price: $103.4 million. About 2200 $BTC. So I also ask myself: What determined this price? Where's the value? As an economist, I believe even though the seller can set any price, the buyer will determine it. If a lemon car is worth $1000 on the market, but some guy wants to buy for $5000 because it reminds him of an old lover he had back on the 80s, so you will sell it for $5000. If you take a look for Cryptopunks, for example, you will see how particular they are. A rare one (#4156) was sold last month for $ 10,4 million (10% of Picasso's art). There was only 24 units of this kind in the whole NFT's Cryptopunks collection. There is a NFT collection called Substrapunks from Unique Network that was inspired by the impact of Cryptopunks. I've grabbed some substrapunks myself to get whitelisted for UNQ this January. I believe they can also become quite rare and they are just a particular kind of digital art. I'm also shopping at Axie and OpenSea. I know there is a lot of "pseudo-NFTs" out there as you said, but we definitely good options out there too.
You have good/shitty options for everything in your life. It doesn't matter if you are trading stocks, etfs, bonds, crypto or even buying food at the grocery store. I just try to sepparate the wheat from the chaff. I think NFTs will allow many things but you really have to do sort of a "NFT picking" (an allusion to the term "stock picking"). My favourite nft mkt places are [OpenSea](https://opensea.io/assets/splinterlands), [Unique Network](https://unqnft.io/) and [Axie](https://marketplace.axieinfinity.com/). I like the Splinterlands collection and I believe some items can be much more valuable in the future. I'm also a great fan of Cryptopunks and the first Unique's NFT collection (Substrapunks) was inspired by them. I've got some myself to get whitelisted for UNQ. Sadly there is no recipe to find "explosive" projects early on. I rely mainly on the project's quality and growth potential.
I am doing the same with YLD. Currently at Tier3 but working my way up. There are nice APYs to achieve. Passive income is a must when the market looks like this. Actually, UNQ tokens are supposed to be my first 2022 investment since they are having a token sale on January 11th and 12th and I am whitelisted and gonna get the guaranteed allocation but I got some extra money around the new year and wanted to get a bit of YLD before V2 is launched.
I was skeptical about NFTs as well for a long time but it turns that, just like in the other niches, there is good and bad stuff to choose from. My friend is crazy about NFTs so I add his opinion to my own research sometimes. I tend to search all over the place for information. I was lucky to make some gains on OMI, that's where I started. Recently got Substrapunks from Unique Network, those were the first NFTs on Polkadot, a kind of homage to the original Cryptopunks but Substrate-based, it's already a part of history if you think about it. I had to have some while they are still affordable. They made me eligible for UNQ token sale. I am keeping a small bag of GALA and ILV as well.
Still haven’t made any purchase yet, I’m still fresh out the holiday gitters, but then again I already know what my first purchase of 2022 might be, before 2021 ended. The market is obviously on the down side right not so that’s an opportunity to grab coins that have a tendency of shooting high, Like SOL and NEAR, speaking of KSM, that reminds me of Quartz and Unique network, both are NFT chains in the Polkadot ecosystem, on the Kusama and Polkadot blockchain respectively. Made up my mind to get a piece of UNQ token sale from Unique network after the announcement in 2021, It’s a great project with nice features and good use cases, having NFTs that are both scalable and sustainable is no joke.
My plan is to do more staking in 2022 and to invest more in NFT projects. I've been mainly staking stablecoins a lot and I think I will diversify a bit in the future. Regarding NFTs, my next step is to grab some UNQ tokens on the TGE in January. The maximum purchase amount is $2K and I plan to go for all so I might be saving a bit in the days to come. I think that $0.25 per UNQ is basically stealing from them. :) The event will be divided into 2 days. The first day will be for the whitelisted ones and the second day will be the public sale day for those who were not eligible for whitelisting. The allocation is guaranteed for the whitelisted and for the public sale it will be a first come first serve basis. Luckily I am whitelisted.
[Unique.network](https://Unique.network) I have been following closely Unique Network for a while now. Long story short, it's a cross-chain/multi-chain NFT project with game changing NFT features, like Programmable NFTs, High Scalability and High Customizability. It's Environmentally conscient (was on COP26 recently), it has a Serious & Dedicated team which can be easily reached through it's Telegram group. Unique aims to Lower the Barriers of Entry for everyone both on the fee level and on the ease of use. It aims to be as user friendly as it can be. Recently Unique Network secured it’s parchain on Kusama network through Quartz, and it’s aiming for it’s own parachain on Polkadot network on the first half of 2022. Quartz TGE (Token Generation Event) took place in December with success and the whitelisted and public sale of UNQ tokens will take place on January 11th and 12th. [Yield.app](https://Yield.app) I've been trying to get my head around DeFi and I found it too time consuming, expensive (fees to move the funds between farms) and risky because there are so many shady projects and rug pulls! With Yield App we get very good yields (IMO) from 6%-18% depending on your tier and the coins/tokens involved. I know we can't compare it with the 50%-500% found easily on DeFi but the risk, time and hassle is just too big! PLUS it's a very user friendly platform with no deposit fees and reasonable withdrawal fees. There is an upgrade being tested now where the yield tokens can be staked, the yields can be paid on the local token (and boosted in 2%) that will be implemented soon. I think that the ratio of the perks the YLD token gives facing it's price is just too great to be ignored on a platform that is at very least the gateway to DeFi or even the platform that can bring DeFi to everyone!
I have no complaints so far after spending the whole year staking BTC and ETH and buying AR and SAND early 2021. They are a small part of my portfolio, but the gain was huge (still huge because I am not selling anytime soon). I am bullish for the triad Metaverse-Web3-NFT, so I spent a good amount of time researching about this, participating in AMAs and online events. There was one event that really got my attention called "Enter the Metaverse" early December. After hearing to all the speakers, I've decided to get whitelisted for Unique Network (UNQ) and to buy MANA. But since this was a late 2021 move, we are only going to see the results next year. Let's aim for 1000% here! I am a hodler by heart, so I can wait :)
My vote goes to NFT/Metaverse. I'd participated in an online event early this month called enter the metaverse with speakers from Decentraland, Unique Network, Sandbox, Alien Worlds and others. It was a great event. I've got so bullish that I've decided to hodl MANA, SAND and now waiting for the public round of Unique (UNQ) 12th of January. IMHO, metaverse is sort of a sandbox ready for an exponential growth.
This year was astonishing for the NFT market, producing about $22 billion, I’m looking forward to 2022 and how better the NFT tokens would perform. A project like Unique network on Polkadot, is working on building the Next generation of NFTs, being on the Polkadot blockchain means for sure that they have the technology to do so. They have the scalability and sustainability that you just can’t find in NFTs on the Ethereum chain, good for the environment by producing a lesser carbon footprint than Ethereum and most importantly cost efficient. Unique network is launching its UNQ tokens, in its first ever TGE, giving the community a chance to get a piece of the gem, at a price of $0.25 per token. This is a good project with an excellent track record and the Token sale would be happening on the 11th-12th of January, for the Private and public sale respectively.
NEAR is ending 2021 with and amazing pump and if the upward trend continues till the end of the year, it might go well into 2022. NFT tokens are also set to make a killing next year, as NFTs made $22 billion in the market this year. It’s safe to say that Scalable and Sustainable NFTs like those from the Unique network NFT chain would have no problems performing in the open market. It can only get better for them as they are set to have a TGE, to launch the UNQ token and have a sale, on the 11th-12th of January, 2022. The timing is perfect and it would certainly do well and be a growth leader in 2022, starting from the beginning of the year.
I own DOT for quite some time now. I believe that they just started and it's just a matter of time before we see that at the 3-digit mark. I still have some EWT I bought last April. UNQ is definitely my next long-term HODL. Token sale is in January and I have a whitelisted spot. They are building NFTs on Substrate, I think they have a lot of potential if we consider that NFTs are just heating up.
NFTs made $22 billion in the market this 2021, this shows how large the market has grown for NFT and well it would continue to do in the coming years. So it’s safe to say NFTs have gotten too big to fail, That’s why I’m participating in the upcoming Unique Network token sale for UNQ token. It’s starting at a price of $0.25 and I’m getting in early and holding for a long time, this is a project that would stand the test of time, as it’s the plan of Unique network to Build Next Generation NFTs.