Cryptocurrency Market Analysis

Cryptocurrency Sentiment Analysis - June 13

Cryptocurrency Market Sentiment Analysis – June 13, 2018

Cryptocurrency Price Sentiment

Cryptocurrency price expectations appear to have found a bottom, but with the recent market sell-off will we see similar results next week?


Crypto Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm levels stayed flat in spite of declining crypto prices – crypto enthusiasts are indeed a tough bunch to scare!


Crypto Satisfaction

Satisfaction levels rose after the recent downtrend. We will continue to watch whether the rise can be sustained with the current sell-off.


Crypto and the Traditional Financial Ecosystem

The measure continues to hold up this week after the recent uptick, with respondents remaining confident that traditional financial system will partake in crypto.


Investment Plan

Last week’s tie got resolved this week! Those who intend to invest more beat those who intend to HODL.


Crypto Scams

Majority respondents continue to see serious projects, but their numbers continue to fall for a third week now.


Excitement about Crypto


Frustrations with Crypto



Cryptocurrency Market Sentiment Analysis

Cryptocurrency Sentiment Analysis - June 6

Cryptocurrency Market Sentiment Analysis

Cryptocurrency Market Sentiment Analysis – June 6, 2018

Cryptocurrency Market Price Sentiment

Could cryptocurrency market price expectations be finding a bottom? Compared to last week, we see a similar number of respondents who expect prices to rise (fall).


Crypto Enthusiasm

Level of enthusiam is a little weaker from two weeks ago, but remains high.


Crypto Satisfaction

Satisfaction levels dipped a little in the last couple of weeks, but majority of respondents retain high levels of satisfaction.


Crypto and the Traditional Financial Ecosystem

We see a small uptick this week – majority continue to think the broader financial system will partake in crypto.


Investment Plan

There is a tie between those who intend to HODL, and those who intend to invest more. Let’s see how it resolves in the coming weeks.


Crypto Scams

Although still a majority, the number of respondents who continue to see serious projects fell a little more last week.


Excitement about Crypto


Frustrations with Crypto



Cryptocurrency Market Analysis

Cryptocurrency Sentiment Analysis - May 30th

Cryptocurrency Sentiment Analysis – May 30th, 2018

Cryptocurrency Price Sentiment

Cryptocurrency expectations continue to be correlated to falling prices – we see a drop in the number of respondents who expect prices to rise, and an uptick in those who expect prices to fall.


Crypto Enthusiasm

Falling prices are dampening enthusiasm a little – we see a small drop in the level of enthusiasm this week!


Crypto Satisfaction

Satisfaction levels continued to dip some more, but majority of respondents retain high levels of satisfaction.


Crypto and the Traditional Financial Ecosystem

Majority continue to think the broader financial system will partake in crypto.


Investment Plan

The number of respondents who intend to HODL rose significantly, whereas the number of those who intend to invest more fell. Are these early signs of crypto panic?


Crypto Scams

In spite of a slight drop vs last week, a large majority continues to see serious projects (vs scams) in crypto.


Excitement about Crypto


Frustrations with Crypto



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Cryptocurrency Sentiment Analysis - May 18th

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Cryptocurrency Price Sentiment

Cryptocurrency Price Expectations have been tempered a little by falling prices – we see a drop in the number of respondents who expect prices to rise, and an uptick in those who expect prices to fall.


Crypto Enthusiasm

Crypto enthusiasts are a hardy bunch! Enthusiasm for crypto is at its highest levels in spite of the recent downtrend in prices.


Crypto Satisfaction

Satisfaction levels dipped a little in the last couple of weeks, but majority of respondents retain high levels of satisfaction.


Crypto and the Traditional Financial Ecosystem

We saw another uptick this week – majority continue to think the broader financial system will partake in crypto.


Investment Plan

The number of respondents who intend to stand pat rose this week – those who intend to invest more still remain a majority but the number fell slightly.


Crypto Scams

After a slight drop last week, the number of respondents who continue to see serious projects resumed its upward trend this week.



Universal Cryptocurrency Wallet

Development Milestone and Release Update

Digital Wallet Ethos Multi Coin Wallet

Universal Multi Crypto Wallet Development Milestone and Release Update

Hey Ethos Fam!

Thank you very much for all of your patience and support over the last few months. We have all been working extremely hard to get the Universal Multi Crypto Wallet as high quality as we possibly can. As many in the product council can attest, the wallet has come a long way from the initial genesis build to now.

We are approaching our final milestone involving Load Testing and Mainnet Transactions, which will mark the last phase of testing before public release. We will be releasing our first mainnet build to the product council for testing. However, before taking this step, we are excited to announce that we are expanding our early access test group to over 2000 people who will be chosen from our pre-registration lists.

These invitations will be sent out to selected members of the pre-registration list, so please keep an eye out for these emails in your inboxes! You will also be required to be verified as an Ethos community member which involves providing identification, NDA and proving ownership of any number of tokens. Every member of the product council has gone through this procedure. Note that this requirement will not be in place for general use of the wallet, but will become a standard procedure for Ethos early product releases where token ownership grants holders potential early access to Ethos releases and products.

We are also excited to announce that we will be deploying the app to Testflight in order to accomodate more iPhone users for the final round of testing. That means that we can now include iPhone users in the beta testing program and can now select both iPhone and Android users off of the preregistration list.

As we begin the country-by-country rollout, we will be introducing a voting system to allow the community to decide which country will be released next! If you want your country to win, make sure to get everyone you know to vote! We will do this in batches by country size so more heavily populated countries do not automatically move higher in the list.

Note that Airdrops and domain registration will happen after the global rollout is complete. This is to ensure the airdrop and domain distribution programs are fair for everyone. We will be announcing more information regarding domain registration and airdrops nearing the end of the global rollout.

This means that if you are a project looking to join the airdrop program, it’s not too late! Just contact us at [email protected] to apply! Join the movement and introduce your coin to the Ethos community.

In summary, we are announcing the following:

  1. Ethos is entering the final stage of testing which is mainnet transactions and app load testing
  2. We are expanding the product council by 1000% to over 2000 members by selecting members of the pre-registration list, so check your emails!
  3. We are migrating app to an iPhone testing environment that will prepare us for Apple approval and allow more iPhone users into the product council
  4. We will have a voting event for the country by country release to let the community decide the release schedule

Thank you for all of your support, and we see the light at the end of the tunnel!

Shingo



Cryptocurrency Market Sentiment Analysis

Cryptocurrency Sentiment Analysis - May 13th

Cryptocurrency Market Sentiment Analysis

Cryptocurrency Market Price Sentiment

Time for a breather? The community is wondering how long the recent cryptocurrency rally will persist. Compared to last week, we see a small drop in the number of respondents who expect prices to rise, and an uptick in those who expect prices to fall.


Cryptocurrency Enthusiasm

Prices might be taking a breather but levels of enthusiasm for crypto remain high!


Crypto Satisfaction

Majority of respondents retain high levels of satisfaction – the levels dipped a little with prices this week but continue to remain high!


Crypto and the Traditional Financial Ecosystem

Majority continue to think the broader financial system will partake in crypto. We suppose the bigger question is not whether but when?


Investment Plan

Majority of respondents intend to invest more, a quarter will stand pat, and virtually nobody is cashing out.


Crypto Scams

In spite of a slight drop vs last week, three quarters majority continue to see serious projects (vs scams) in crypto.



Cryptocurrency Wallet Annoucement Netherlands

Recap: Crypto Crow’s Live Exclusive Interview with Shingo Lavine

Ethos CEO Shingo Lavine joined the charismatic Crypto Crow (Jason Appleton) via live stream on Monday to make three special announcements. The days leading up to the interview, it was hinted that Shingo might reveal which country would be first to receive the Universal Wallet and…

*drum roll*

Instantly, the comments about which country would be next started to pour in on social media! Will it be Germany? Italy? USA?

So it’s a good thing Shingo’s also announced our forthcoming Ethos Global Rollout Page. It’s here that we’ll track the journey of the Universal Wallet as it become available across the world. We anticipate WhenWallet-ers will be hitting refresh on this page often. Stay close with us on social and check your inbox for the official launch date of our Global Rollout Page.

Until then, here’s a sneak peek:

Finally, in response to the growing and glowing community support we’ve received since the East Coast Ethos Summit last month, we are so pleased to introduce our Ambassador Program. This is an opportunity for our extended Ethos family around the world to host events and spread crypto and blockchain awareness through an Ethos lens. More on the Ambassador Program to come!

In the meantime and because we know you don’t want to miss a beat, you can watch the Crypto Crow interview again here!

 

 

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Cryptocurrency Market Analysis

Crypto Sentiment Analysis

For the past several weeks, we’ve been interacting with the Ethos community to gather sentiment data around the cryptocurrency sector. On some level, crypto assets are driven by sentiment and the perception of value more so than virtually any other commodity in the world. So we thought we would gather data signals from our community about their sentiment of specific cryptocurrencies, as well as their perception about the industry in general.

We want to gratefully thank everyone who participated in these surveys, and encourage people to continue to respond.

Methodology

This survey was conducted with a sample size of approximately 2000 respondents queried weekly. They were asked simple questions such as “Do you think Bitcoin will go up and down?” in a simple survey format. While the survey was anonymous, many respondents chose to share email, and participation was limited by IP address to once per week. The respondents were primary “hardcore” crypto enthusiasts.

Bitcoin Sentiment

Sentiment took a dip at the end of March, then steadily grew through April plateauing post tax day. Basically the respondents collectively seemed to sense that Bitcoin would pop after taxes were filed.

Source: Ethos.io

Note that the percentage of respondents who believed Bitcoin would go down dropped from 17.5% during the last week of March to 4.1% after April 15th (tax day)

It’s interesting to compare this against actual Bitcoin price performance, and the correlation with price gains around the end of March preceding the post April 15th bump.

Actual Bitcoin Price Performance. Source: World Coin Index.

Ethereum Sentiment

Ethereum sentiment unsurprisingly correlated very closely to Bitcoin price sentiment, with tiny bit more pessimism at the end. In this case, the amount of people who thought Ethereum would go down in price fell from a peak of 18% to 4.6% after April 15th. (Notably close but slightly higher than the 4.1% compared to Bitcoin)

Source: Ethos.io

Ethereum price performance again mostly correlated sentiment.

Ripple Sentiment

Interestingly, sentiment regarding Ripple was uniformly more negative. Meaning — the majority still correctly predicted Ripple’s price increase (along with the whole market rise), but a larger percentage disagreed with the majority in believing Ripple would go down in price — a peak of 31.4% declining to 21.6% after April 15th.

Source: Ethos.io

This is despite the fact that Ripple basically correlated to Bitcoin’s performance.

Source: World Coin Index

Litecoin Sentiment

Litecoin was similar to Ripple, but had a downtrend in negative sentiment towards the end of April. Litecoin had a very strong “sentiment recovery” during this time.

Source: Ethos.io

Again, the Litecoin trend mirrors the other coins almost exactly.

Source: World Coin Index

Bitcoin Cash

Just asking for sentiment data around Bitcoin Cash was in itself controversial, as some respondents objected to the very existence of the question. Given the strong passions involved, it was not surprising to see sharper sentiment trends, as well as the strongest negative sentiment of the coins. This was the only coin that almost had “crossed streams” of negative sentiment overlapping with positive sentiment.

Also World Coin Index doesn’t seem to have Bitcoin Cash charts 🙂

Source: Coinmarketcap.com

Crypto Enthusiasm

Participants were asked to rank their enthusiasm for the sector from 1 to 10. Enthusiasm was dampened by the drop in prices, but stayed between a fairly narrow range of 9.1 to 8.86. In other words, the volatility didn’t seem to phase anybody very much.

Source: Ethos.io

Investment Plan

Participants were asked if they planned to Invest More into Crypto, Stand Pat eg HODL or Cash Out, meaning transfer crypto assets to fiat. Even though these respondents are hard-core crypto enthuiasts, it was stunning to see that virtually nobody planned to cash out (or at least wanted to say they would)

Source: Ethos.io

In a similar vein, respondents were asked if they were Satisified or Dissatisifed with the crypto industry in general. There was more of a noticeable uptick with prices, which was unsurpising.

Source: Ethos.io

Crypto Scams

Respondents were asked whether they were seeing more serious projects or scams. With the ICO gold rush and various clear scams, the market has clearly gotten more sensitive to out-and-out scams. However, according to the respondents, there has been a noticeable uptick in quality over the last 30 days.

Source: Ethos.io

Crypto and the Traditional Financial Ecosystem

Finally, respondents were asked if they thought the tradtional financial system would push back or partake in crypto. Again over the past 30 days there has been a noticable gain in confidence that the crypto will integrate into the traditional system in some form or fashion.

The fact that these data signals are coming from serious crypto enthusiasts needs to be factored in. There may be some degree of wishful thinking or “right answer” for the individual positions respondents might have. However, even with that factored in, this data offers a glimpse of the power of the crowd, and how crypto communities can collectively be smarter than the individual.

Ethos will keep these surveys going! If you’d like to join the list, please visit https://www.ethos.io/sign-up/ and sign up for Ethos News & Updates.

Once again, thank you to all participants.


Ethos Summit Recap!

Ethos Summit Recap!

The First Ever Ethos Summit

Saturday April 14th, 2018 was hands down one for the books. It was not only the day Beyonce took over Coachella but it also marks the very same day our beloved team held our first ever Ethos Summit. Beyonce couldn’t wait to hit the stage after a year on mat leave and we couldn’t wait to share our vision in-person and via live stream! Who could ask for a more perfect alignment of groundbreaking events?

Left to right: Kevin Pettit (Chief Product Officer), Dan Caley (Director of Portfolio Management), Derek Barrera (Core Engineer)

But in case you missed it (aka what were you thinking?!), we’ve put together this nifty recap of the Ethos Summit for your enjoyment.

One of the most exciting elements of the Summit was that some our team members were able to connect in person for the very first time. Countless hours, days and months of virtual team meetings courtesy of video hangouts, screen shares and on Slack channels finally came together to real life fruition in Providence, Rhode Island.

To kick off the live talks, we first welcomed to the stage our fearless leader Shingo Lavine. His keynote mapped out the origins of crypto and went on to explain how Ethos will launch a blockchain platform that will truly be open, safe and fair for everyone. In doing so, even crypto newbies would understand the motivation to build a distributed ledger in a personal device.

Shingo also highlighted the Ethos commitment to nurturing communities through education – a key missing ingredient to decentralizing crypto and bringing it to a wider audience.

 

 

It became obvious that the positivity that fuels the Ethos movement has reached contagion-level momentum. The Summit was an opportunity to meet international community members from far and wide. We shook hands and chatted with attendees from Poland, Venezuela, Japan and beyond. Each guest had a story or use case to share, emphasizing the need to create a decentralized financial ecosystem.

 

 

Some of the Ethos team also took the stage, delighted to offer an inside scoop on the vibrant Ethos work culture – as well as addressing the ever-present anticipation around, what is now known as, #WhenWallet.

 

Panelists, left to right: Ellen Jiang, Gloria Feng (UI/UX Designers), Laura Lee Boykins (Lead UI/UX Designer), Derek Barrera (Core Engineer), Kevin Pettit (Chief Product Officer) and Dan Caley (Director of Portfolio Management)

 

The team examined the processes involved with bringing such a complex system and breaking it down into beautiful, usable pieces for the everyday user.

Some of the Summit attendees even had the opportunity to take the latest version of the app for a test drive! Pro-Tip: On the off chance you haven’t already, you probably want to pre-register for our Universal Wallet.

 

 

 

 

Later in the day we caught up with Blockchain and Smart Contract Technology expert Maurice Herlihy who demystified blockchain technology by exploring ICOs, self-custody and mining. Maurice was followed by a virtual visit from our Chief Investment Officer Vishal Karir who hung a light on correlations, diversifications and trends.

 

 

From top to bottom, the first ever Ethos Summit was a massive hit. We are so pleased with the level of engagement and curiosity of our community and the crypto industry at large.

 

 

We look forward to the many questions and conversations yet to come, so in the meantime (what are you waiting for?!) here are ways to keep up to date and in touch with us:

 

Telegram
Twitter
Facebook
Trello

We’ll be chopping up the video from the Summit and posting the program as segments, but in the meantime, feel free to take it in in full! Here’s the recording of the live stream:


Universal Coin Wallet Genesis

Ethos announces upcoming Genesis release of Universal Wallet for final testing

Ethos announces upcoming Genesis release of Universal Coin Wallet for final testing

Ethos Universal Coin Wallet

It begins. We’ve all been waiting patiently (and working feverishly!) for the Ethos Coin Universal Wallet to see the light of day. That time is fast approaching. But like most things, we’re doing things our own way. Universal Wallet is an incredibly ambitious project – and ensuring everything is rock solid and secure is our highest priority. So, this is how it’s going to work.

First of all, we want to express our deep gratitude to the entire global Ethos family for your support, encouragement and energy. It has fuelled our growth and been an incredible source of inspiration and energy for our entire team! So, thank you all. You have and will continue to play a role in unlocking the future of finance, and we’re honoured to be serving you. It’s pretty unbelievable what we’ve built in 8 short months! If that’s not people power, we don’t know what is.

Now, it’s time to stick the landing. And we need your help. We are nearing the Genesis build of the app, and it’s beautiful. But before we send it off to hopefully be a part of changing the world, we want to make sure it goes through the rigorous testing required to ensure it meets our high standard for quality and security. To get its feet wet. To warm up. To get even better.

So, the Ethos Universal Coin Wallet release rollout story starts like this.

In the coming week, the app will be go into limited release to some Ethos community members and Pre-Registered users who will be part of our final polish and testing process – so we can make sure the Ethos Universal Coin Wallet is as seamless and flawless as possible when it hits your pockets. This group will include:

  • Ethos Product Council members. They’ve been involved since the beginning and their feedback has been critical to building the app.
  • Top 100 Token Sale Contributors. Their support since day one has helped make this journey possible.
  • A randomly selected group of Pre-Registered community members. There are thousands upon thousands of you, and we love you all! A whole bunch of you are going to receive invites to join our Product Council and be part of the Genesis release. You’ll also need to be an ETHOS token holder to participate. So if you’re on the list, watch out for an invite! And if you’re not already pre-registered, get yourself on the list by clicking here!

Our Genesis release users will be an integral part of making sure the Ethos Universal Coin Wallet is battle-tested and ready for the instant global scale that awaits upon wide release. Genesis release users will also be rewarded for their efforts in finding any bugs or issues we haven’t already worked out – just another way for people power to play a role in building a financial ecosystem that is open, safe and fair for everybody.

You ready? We are.
Let’s go.

Team Ethos