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I bought NEO (antshares) at $16, 2 months ago and sunk $1000 into it. I also bought $1000 worth of other speculative coins like Siacoin, ReddCoin, Stratis, Steem. There were the most hyped up. They went up a bit then went down, and down, and down. Neo went a bit higher.

2 months later (today

NEO is worth $3000 (at $50), while the rest plummeted to about $400. So a $2000 investment turned to $3400. Not bad. So I sold all my shares (about $8000) and have moved it to crypto.

I’m aiming for 50% stable and  50% speculative. Right now this is the breakdown

Stable holdings
NEO – Put in $778 at $12.98/NEO. Now $38.50 ea
BTC – Put in $1551 at $4475/BTC. Now $4519 ea

I will also put short term on Lisk soon

Speculative holdings

XVG – put in $970 at $0.0035. Now its $0.0026. I am hoping XVG gains traction and hits $3. This will then generate almost $1M
WAVES – Put $200 at $4.56. Now its $5.24. Long term hold.
OMG – Put in $145 at $5.64 ea. Now it’s $8.27. Another long term hold. They have a working product. I may chuck a bit more into OMG.
BNB – Put in $715 at $2.17 ea. Now it’s $1.95. This is a chinese exchange, it shows promise as they are launching ICOs on the platform but recently suffered scaling issues.
PAY – Put in $958.44 at $4.30 ea. Now it’s $3.58. Aka TenX. Bought this on hype. They have a working card however has not reached critical mass.
BQX – Put in $739 at $1.24. Now it’s $0.928. Bought on hype. They aim to make a universal wallet. However lots of others are doing the same. BQX are close to releasing though.
DNT – Put in $382 at $0.15. Now it’s $0.16. aka District0x – Big ambitions and I bought at peak during hype. Another rookie mistake. We will see how this goes. It’s only a few hundred.

Portfolio value 27th August 2018 – $7449 or $1.69 BTC.

As you can see, I will need to funnel more money into stable coins. NEO profits have covered my losses in the speculatives. It is highly likely all speculative coins will end up being ‘bags’. OMG seems most stable. We are going for the Pareto principle where 20% of stock will give 80% of gains.

ICOs I’ve participated without much research before launch
Agrello – Put 1.5 eth – looks pretty bad tbh
Loopring – Put 1.5 eth – also looks pretty bad. I fell for the China hype but it’s too late.

ICOs I researched properly and will put money in
– Kyber. Based on ETH but will allow fast transactions via caching of tokens (simplified) amongst hosts. Solid team.

ICOs I’ve avoided after research
– Substratum. Manual issue of tokens. really???? and dodgy website, not a solid team
– TRON. 100 billion tokens and they promise 8-9 years for a working product. Nope.