Welcome to the 13th Alpha newsletter. We curate alpha for you. That’s it; that’s the newsletter.
Happy New Year to everyone! 2022 is going to be a huge year for crypto and blockchain. We are very excited to see the exponential growth of this industry continue. We are planning to pump out as much content as we can. Should be fun.
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This is a newsletter you are going to want to read. There will be a lot of reading if you dig into all of the threads, but we promise you Pocket Network is something you really want to know about.
What is Pocket Network?
Pocket acts as a middleware layer composable with any blockchain.
Once connected, Pocket protocol connects apps requiring decentralized infrastructure with node runners who service these RPC requests and in turn get rewarded with POKT.
Take the $POKT pill, anon. Nigel will be your guide down the rabbit hole. Well worth digesting this whole thread.
Here are a few select tweets from the thread.
It’s important to grasp that Pocket Network helps dapps decentralise a part of their stack that is currently centralised leading to true decentralisation.
More on why this decentralised solution is important.
Shroom has a nutshell explanation. We like nutshell explanations.
Another fantastic streamlined explainer thread on $POKT.
So you have a grasp of the Pocket Network and why it is important, but you might be asking how is it doing? Is the network growing and are there many relays?
Yes. Relay growth is parabolic.
Random assortment of commentary
We are trying to spread the message, ser.
We know how early $LINK played out…
$POKT is a bet on the whole multi-chain space.
Everything Ansem seems to mention turns to gold and $POKT is one of his 2022 predictions. Wouldn’t fade him.
Wouldn’t fade Swaptoshi either.
$POKT is global.
How to buy?
You can only buy OTC currently, which is why $POKT has been kept a bit of a secret, but we are expecting that to change imminently.
Here is a list of approved secondary markets: forum.pokt.network/t/secondary-markets-for-pokt/629
Many are predicting wrapped Pokt launches this month, which will make it much easier to buy and trade; not to mention it will be a huge catalyst for price action.
Check out more about $wPOKT here: wrapped.pokt.network
Can you do TA on an OTC chart? Pickle wouldn’t lie to us. In Pickle we trust.
$POKT is just above $2 on secondary markets right now.
How to run a node?
If you have managed to buy some $POKT (you need around 15,050 to run a node), then you should look into running a node.
If you are technical, you might want to look into running one yourself, but there are other easier ways to stake your $POKT and put it to work.
Here is a list of approved node hosting services: forum.pokt.network/t/recommended-node-hosting-services/366
Running a node is highly profitable currently:
But, we appreciate that not everyone is going to have 15,050 $POKT, so what then?
Enter the Poktopus, who is a must follow for everything $POKT related.
Lastly, just a bit more FOMO for you.
And that’s your alpha.
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