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Monday, May 25, 2015

The `Scarcity' Segmentation Of Virtual Currencies --- Examined (PART ONE) Coins Over 58 Million Available

A couple weeks ago I employed some of my natural `market research' skills by examining one aspect... one attribute - of the different `virtual currencies'... coins available... and that is... `the number available' - or what amounts to scarcity. Yes, the number available (using one `best source CoinMarketCap.Com)... such as ...does a `coin' have just a `handful' available, or, are there literally BILLIONS available. (This research into this data was done about May 7th.) Many coin traders have only the vaguest ideas about most coins... despite being able to tell you that Bitcoin will never exceed 22 million (or whatever the exact figure is). 

One reason I did this background legwork was to answer the question - Which of these `scarcity' strategies `works', at getting a coin the `attention and awareness' it needs to break through the enormous `clutter of coins' currently on the marketplace exchanges and beyond? Is it the `here I am and I am billions strong wanting to be the NEXT BIG thing? Or, is it the `I wanna be the next BITCOIN' positioning (similar number of coins to bitcoin) ... sought by many coins `with improvements' to the bitcoin technology. 

Or, should the coin be daring and emulate the `scarcity' factor in spades... limiting the number of coins available to `just a few' in comparison to Bitcoin... and hope, somehow, that a real `scarcity' value is subscribed to and ascribed to the coin itself... in an era where most coins have a near zero awareness with the general public. Perhaps `the scarcity branding' will be accomplished with an expensive sounding coin brand name? 

Ah yes..... The appropriate branding - essential to all coins .... but perhaps the sweet spot isn't scarcity (?) ...... indeed,  should the positioning on how many coins will be available by the developers be something in-between the HUGE apparent hole in the above... a coin NOT with BILLIONS... but substantially more than BTC, and filling the 20 million to 1 billion coins available positioning

Hmmm. Interesting. I wonder. So, I did the digging I first promised you.

So, what did my analysis find - about the 552 coins listed on CoinMarketCap.Com just a few weeks ago? Sorted by `number available'? 

Well below is a summary ... and a guide of sorts to understand ... probably... just how much `potential' ANY coin really has `if is has a certain volume of coins'... regardless if the developers dream is a dollar a coin (which is about 0.004btc=1.00fiat)..... `a common pipe dream of all levels of scarcity and all types of coins'.

Enough already right? .... are you ready? Here goes... lets start with the Top 50 coins with the `most available' - you better be a coin with a BIG name for this branding... and as you can see below - you will not be disappointed with the biggest available coin:


Segment 1 - Most Abundant Coins Available, top 50
THE BILLIONS AND BILLIONS SEGMENT

In this category, Colossuscoin, with 312 BILLION available takes the cake... at least it has a name to match its Colossus number of coinage, right?... And, the top 50 trails down to the measly 2.1 BILLION available for UFOcoin. BTW, these two coins have market caps below 20K and daily volumes under 20 bucks. Hardly an indication of automatic success by having billions and billions. Tracking these random coins that make up the first and last of a category will also give some insights as to just how HARD the alt coin world is to compete within.

But the real BANG of any of the 10 segments is the CHANCE to be BIG... and this segment DOES THE BEST overall with (10-12) coins in the Top 50 Marketcap AND Top 10 Marketcap (of all 552 coins)
Indeed.... these 10 coins were in each days Top 50 marketcap that I checked:
(shown with fiat value)
these 6 were ranked #11-50 in marketcap

         FIAT
NEM 0.0001
MINT 0.00001
REDD 0.00001
INFINTE 0.000003
BYTE 0.00002
DARK NOTE 0.00006

Segment 1 - TOP 10 MARKETCAP COINS
                           FIAT/USD
#8 - BITSHARES 0.003
#7 DOGE 0.00009
#5 STELLAR 0.0027
#2 RIPPLE 0.00076

EVERY COIN ABOVE WITH A VALUE OF UNDER
10,000 SATOSHIS (0.0000XXXXbtc)

So, big things can come in BIG packages - but, as of now, a self limiting value under 1/3 a cent each for the very best positioned. Indeed, should a price breakthru happen to this category or even a coin in this category - the implications could be enormous.
IMO... the `second bitcoin' will likely come from this segment, but the competition is fierce at the top - and other segments of scarcity also do quite well in gaining real value per coin and per cointype. 
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(You will notice from here on out that I follow the same format as above in bringing each segment to you for analysis.)
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Segment 2 - Very Abundant Coins Available, top 51-100
THE BILLIONS AND HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS SEGMENT

In this category, ANIMEcoin, with 1.9 BILLION available takes the honors... And, the top 100 trails down to the measly 176 MILLION available for Einsteinumcoin. BTW, these two coins have market caps of 4k and 25K and daily volumes under 80 bucks. The randomness of these picks representing the segments is one way of accessing the value of segments in general too.

But the real BANG of any of the 10 segments, as mentioned before,  is the CHANCE to be BIG... and this segment does the worst overall with only 4 coins in the Top 50 Marketcap AND one Top 10 Marketcap coin 
These 4 coins were in the Top 50 marketcap that I checked:
(shown with fiat value)
these 3 were ranked #11-50 in marketcap

         FIAT
NUSHARES 0.002
SYS 
GULDEN 0.001


Segment 2 - TOP 10 MARKETCAP COIN
                           FIAT/USD
#6 - NXT 0.009


EVERY COIN ABOVE WITH A VALUE OF UNDER
10,000 SATOSHIS (0.0000XXXXbtc)

So, big things can come in BIG packages - but, as of now, the self limiting value for these hugely available coins remains at under a cent each for the very best positioned. Indeed, should a price breakthrough happen to this category or even a coin in this category - the implications could again be enormous.
IMO... the `second bitcoin' based on what is charted above -  will likely not come from this segment.
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Segment 3- Abundant Coins Available, top 101-150
THE TENS OF MILLIONS AND HUNDREDS OF MILLONS SEGMENT

In this category, TAKcoin, with 169 MILLION available takes the honors... And, the top 150 trails down to the measly 58 MILLION available for NAVAJOcoin. BTW, these two coins have market caps of 1k and 250K and daily volumes OF 16 bucks @300 bucks.

But the real BANG of any of the 10 segments is the CHANCE to be BIG... and this segment does the 2nd best overall with  7 coins in the Top 50 Marketcap BUT  had NONE of theTop 10 Marketcap coins.

These 7  coins were in the Top 50 marketcap that I checked:
(shown with fiat value)
these 7 were ranked #11-50 in marketcap

                       FIAT
NAVAJO 0.004
BLACK 0.013
WORLD 0.003
DNOTES 0.011
CRYPTI 0.003
TILE 0.003
FUEL 0.019

The top coins now approach 2 cents fiat in value each - real money.

STILL
EVERY COIN ABOVE WITH A VALUE OF UNDER
10,000 SATOSHIS (0.0000XXXXbtc)

So, big things can come in BIG packages - but, as of now, the self limiting value for these hugely available coins remains at under 2 cents each for the very best positioned. Indeed, should a price breakthrough happen to this category or even a coin in this category - the implications could again be enormous.
IMO... the `second bitcoin' based on what is seen (not even one top 10 marketcap) -  will likely not come from this segment.
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So... a quick rule of thumb on any new coin you are considering investing in... ask and research how many are available of this coin? Because IF you see a pricing in excess of 0.0000xxxx and they are in any of the above categories, beware, ... in other words - a coin that prices itself at say 0.00015000 satoshi out of the gate upon introduction to the public ---- you can BET that coin is going DOWN in value - IF it has more than 58 million coins available.
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Part Two will tackle categories 4,5,6,7 - the post is already written and posted, just keep reading DOWN this page - be ready to be enlightened soon.
Part Two
Part Three
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The `Scarcity' Segmentation Of Virtual Currencies --- Examined (PART TWO) Coins From 58 Million To 3.7 Million Available

This is part two of the `Coin Scarcity' Postings

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Segment 4 - Most Abundant Coins Available, #150-200
THE BITCOIN ON STEROIDS (57 MILLION - 21 MILLION) SEGMENT

In this category, Bellscoin, with 57 MILLION available takes the cake for top available honors ... ring a bell, right?... And, the top 200 trails down to the measly 21 MILLION available for SonicScrewDriver. BTW, these two coins have market caps below 15K and daily volumes under 10 bucks. Hardly an indication of automatic success by being Bitcoin on steroids.

But the real BANG, as I've been mentioning,  of any of the 10 segments is the CHANCE to be BIG... and this segment DOES THE 3rd BEST overall with (6) coins in the Top 50 Marketcap AND Top 10 Marketcap (of all 552 coins)
Indeed.... these 6 coins were in each days Top 50 marketcap that I checked:
(shown with fiat value)
these 6 were ranked #11-50 in marketcap

         FIAT
START 0.03
CURE 0.009
VERI 0.026
FAIR 0.021
And these two coins were Top 10 Market Cap
LITE 1.46
PEER 0.22

So, as you can see, this is the FIRST category that coins can breakout of being worth just fractions of a cent - and have the potential for much more. A very interesting development and easy to see why this level can be targeted.

EVERY COIN ABOVE WITH A VALUE OF OVER
14,000 SATOSHIS (0.000XXXXXbtc)

So, big things can come in BIGGER than Bitcoin packages (Hyper Bitcoin) - but, as of now, a self limiting value under 2 bucks each for the very best positioned. Indeed, should a price breakthrough happen to this category or even a coin in this category - the implications could be enormous.
IMO... the `second bitcoin' could indeed come from this segment.
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Segment 5 - Most Abundant Coins Available, #201-250
THE BITCOIN's BIG BROTHER (21 MILLION - 12.2 MILLION) SEGMENT

In this category, Digitcoin, with 21 MILLION available takes the cake for top available honors ... digit like digital, right?... And, the top 200 trails down to the measly 12.2 MILLION available for BitcoinScryptcoin. BTW, these two coins have market caps below 22K and daily volumes under 10 bucks. Hardly an indication of automatic success by being Bitcoins relative.

But the real BANG, as I've been mentioning,  of any of the 10 segments is the CHANCE to be BIG... and this segment DOES well overall with (5) coins in the Top 50 Marketcap AND the BIGGEST OF ALL COINS - BITCOIN - in the Top 10 Marketcap (of all 552 coins)
Indeed.... these 5 coins were in each days Top 50 marketcap that I checked:
(shown with fiat value)
these 5 were ranked #11-50 in marketcap

         FIAT
1XCOIN 0.013
MONA 0.078
ARCH 0.077
PAYCOIN 0.088
And the coin of coins - BITCOIN 238.95

So, as you can see, this category has coins worth fractions of a dime - and have the potential for much more. Real value that requires coins to be the real money they represent (have uses other than trading).

So, big things can come in BIGGER than Bitcoin packages (Bitcoin Brother) - but, as of now, a self limiting value under a dime each for the very best positioned. Indeed, should a price breakthrough happen to this category or even a coin in this category - the implications could be enormous.
IMO... the `second bitcoin' could indeed come from this segment.
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Segment 6 - Most Abundant Coins Available, #251-300
THE BITCOIN's LITTLE SISTER (12.1MILLION - 6.1 MILLION) SEGMENT

In this category, CopperLarkcoin, with 12.1 MILLION available takes the cake for top available honors ... copperlark=luckypenny, right?... And, the top 300 trails down to the measly 6.1 MILLION available for Chococoin. BTW, these two coins have market caps below 15K and daily volumes under 10 bucks and 115 bucks. Hardly an indication of automatic success by being Bitcoins relative.

But the real BANG, as I've been mentioning,  of any of the 10 segments is the CHANCE to be BIG... and this segment DOES well overall with (5) coins in the Top 50 Marketcap but has none in the Top 10 Marketcap (of all 552 coins)
Indeed.... these 5 coins were in each days Top 50 marketcap that I checked:
(shown with fiat value)
these 5 were ranked #11-50 in marketcap

         FIAT
NAME 0.31
MONERO 0.47
MARINE 0.045
AURORA 0.064
And SHADOWCASH 0.13

So, as you can see, this category is the one that finally has coins worth dimes and more - and have the potential for much more. Real value that requires these coins to be the real money they represent (have uses other than trading) and have serious sized followings and community support.

So, big things can come in SMALLER than Bitcoin packages (Bitcoin Sister) - but, as of now, a self limiting value under a half dollar each for the very best positioned. Indeed, should a price breakthrough happen to this category or even a coin in this category - the implications could be enormous.
IMO... the `second bitcoin' could indeed come from this segment.
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Segment 7 - Most Abundant Coins Available, #301-350
THE BITCOIN MIDGET (6.1MILLION - 3.7 MILLION) SEGMENT - scarcity kicking in

In this category, Neocoin, with 6.1 MILLION available takes the cake for top available honors ... NEO.. Neocon, right?... And, the top 350 trails down to the measly 3.7 MILLION available for Blitzcoin. BTW, these two coins have market caps of 2K and  54K and daily volumes under 60 bucks and 1.3K. Hardly an indication of automatic success by being Bitcoins relative.

But the real BANG, as I've been mentioning,  of any of the 10 segments is the CHANCE to be BIG... and this segment DOES poorly overall with (3) coins in the Top 50 Marketcap but has TWO of those in the Top 10 Marketcap (of all 552 coins)
Indeed.... these 3 coins were in each days Top 50 marketcap that I checked:
(shown with fiat value)
these 3 were ranked #11-50 in marketcap

         FIAT
BLOCKNET 0.089
#9BANCSHARES 1.46
#4DASH 2.83


So, as you can see, this category is the one that finally has coins worth dimes and more (BUT IT NEEDS TO AS IT'S SCARCITY IS INCREASING) - and have the potential for much more. Real value that requires these coins to be the real money they represent (have uses other than trading) with very active developers and communities. CAN ONE OF THESE COINS BREAKOUT?

So, big things can come in SMALLER than Bitcoin packages (Bitcoin MIDGET) - but to be bigger than bitcoin with fewer coins.. will be a challenge... but not a challenge perhaps to acquire the needed value to be perceived as real money. Could one of these coins easily become the next 20 dollar bill?
IMO... the `second bitcoin' could indeed come from this scarcity segment.
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Part Three Is Immediately Below In This Blog
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