Let’s try to decipher exactly what’s going on at Online Blockchain Plc (LON: OBC) and quantify what the company do and where their headed as opposed to the screamers & howler monkeys committing hari-kari on £14k worth of trades that at one point had the SP down 20%. It’s abundantly clear that those trading the stock do not understand Cryptocurrency, let alone Blockchain or the liquidity position of a company with circa 8 million shares in issue, 4/5 million of which are tightly held. As for the Market Makers who’re short of stock, I’ll deal with that further down the piece.
If you don’t understand Blockchain/Cryptocurrencies then this stock is not for you. Get out now and trade/invest in the space that you understand, such as the resources or bio/pharms etc You wont make any money trading in a sector or a bubble that you are not ‘savvy’ with, regardless of how ‘cute’ you think you are. Sell up & move on. Now some people did that in the dot.com era and we all know what happened to those who sold such ‘God Awful’ companies like Facebook, twitter, Yahoo, Microsoft, Napster, MySpace, Amazon, Google etc. These companies were ALL laughed, scoffed and ridiculed on a daily basis in the heady days of the dot.com era. That isn’t to say that OBC are going to be Microsoft. I simply state by implication that the above listed companies swallowed up and bought out hundreds of smaller dot.com companies on their journey, one that made them the super global behemoths that most of them now are. Fortunes were made, and lost, by lessor companies and those that invested in them. Read Here
OBC yesterday announced the roll out of a new coin ‘Brazio‘. Now granted the RNS’s from the company have been thin on the ground and granted again, rather bland. In fact one could say that the company are deliberately ‘dumbing down’ their news flow. Now there are reasons for that which I’ll address. It was made very clear to those who went to the Pizza Crypto event that they would not announce negotiations and would only announce ‘Done Deals’. The company have been in talks with the Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX) and a third-party on a potential deal with a Global fashion house (Vivian Westwood). Those negotiations were not RNS’d, if they had been then the SP would have went through the roof. Equally because both sets of talks have now (Stalled) failed to materialise there doesn’t have to be an RNS. That is the ‘rationale’ of the OBC board on their deal-flow. (If you’re looking for pump & dump horse shit of the #Liargas kind then you wont find it here).
Currently OBC have a myriad of revenue generating streams. The Mining Operation generates between $150-$250 per day. The return on investment (ROI) will take circa 10 months. (Far better than a small oil & gas ROI and much quicker). That operation is currently being expanded. I know this because I’ve seen the delivery of further crypto-mining equipment. Now lets hazard an estimate that it’ll take 2/3 months to install the new equipment because crypto mining brings with it challenges. Apart from the security aspect, there’s the space, ventilation to cool the machines, and the noise. All these operational challenges have to be over-come. As some-one eloquently put it on twitter “It’s like pushing string up a hill”. So in 3 months OBC could be generating in excess of $500 per day. Then there’s their Crypto-currencies each coin generates a plethora of small revenue streams from the various transactions. The bigger the hash-rate the bigger the uptake the more transactions. OBC do not have two crypto-currencies they have four. Two have not been RNS’d. The market cap’ of Plus1 has gone from zero, to at its height $2m/3m. It’s now circa $1m. (Bitcoin didn’t hit $15,000 in a day, a week or even a year. It took time) If all four currencies total $10m, $4m or $50m in market cap then that generates revenues. Business rule 101. Create revenue streams to flesh out your company. The secrecy and fear surrounding listed Blockchain companies, especially one that’s run by people who’ve excellent working relationships with the London Stock Exchange, is the single biggest anchor on this share-price. Fear of pissing off the exchange is holding the SP down.
The company is actively in talks with a myriad of partners on potential deals. There’s a whisper that they are developing an exchange in either Brazil or Argentina. I hear that there’s new Application/s being tested, one is rumoured to have generated $1500 per day. What it is we don’t know. There will be no RNS’s unless there’s a signed deal. It is the first major deal that they announce we await. If you want pump & dump then leave the building. An update on their revenue generating streams would be more than welcome. Will we get it? Faith can’t move mountains. But faith in the integrity of a company can move share-prices. Remember it’s a Blockchain roller-coaster. If you’re trading, it’s where you get on and off that counts.
Likewise Market Makers (MMs) who’re short of the stock and deliberately mark the price down to sucker in the gullible. 11% down on a 3k share offload! To beat an MM you hold your stock because of thus: Online are fully cashed up, debt-free and hold a huge slug of ADVFN shares and are revenue generating with a potential company making deal. More importantly they’re a genuine company run by genuine business entrepreneurs. It’s already hit £1.85p and it will ‘hit’ again and indeed surpass. Time is the key. If you can’t understand the sector then move on.
The Blockchain sector is cut-throat, commercial confidentiality to protect your developments/talks is paramount. Like it or not it’s their strategy.