So, basically on October 19th we turned three. And you know what? We are still the leading club of location-independent entrepreneurs.
With three years in the current setup, we’ve been super busy establishing the SocialX venture and heavily investing in research and development within the blockchain space.
With an amazing 2018 coming to a close, we estimate an even bigger 2019 for all of our club members, investors and partners.
How do we make this assessment?
We think that 2019 companies will be looking more and more into distributed ledger technologies (blockchains); that being said, our research and development may already start paying off for our stakeholders. Although our first R&D priority is to provide proper education with proof of concepts or workshops instead of a financial benefit, with more and more corporates adopting the technology to improve workflows and processes and reducing costs this might increase our consulting revenue within No Limit.
The more difficult the problem, the better for us as we have a wide network of top performers in the blockchain space already, a lot of them are highly educated and hungry to solve difficult problems. Our network of investors is growing weekly and we are looking for possibilities to seed fund new projects.
The crypto market in general
It’s fun to see where the crypto market has landed at the end of the year as compared to January. It’s definitely not for the faint-hearted. With time, this will happen again and again; we’ve see this in the traditional stock market as well. Forgive the stereotype, but there are those surviving the year 2000 that may find themselves in a similar situation this year. What we know and can say for sure is that innovation will always win. We are back to the 200 MA (monthly average), which could represent strong support for the crypto market going into 2019.
Singapore and Liechtenstein
It’s also very interesting to see how different jurisdictions adopt this new technology, some faster and some maybe with more caution. Once I left Liechtenstein and Switzerland in 2015 for a break, I really thought that Singapore would take the lead in this area, along with a perfect entrepreneur ecosystem. But with Liechtenstein embracing a new blockchain law(https://www.liechtenstein.li/en/news-detail/article/liechtenstein-preparing-blockchain-act/), this could really be the pole position for blockchain entrepreneurs, favouring Liechtenstein over Singapore for example. When it comes to blockchain, we don’t know what to expect from Singapore in 2019, but they clearly improved their position in this space with clear guidelines—first published in 2017 and then updated in 2018—so, let’s see what we may expect from MAS in the first quarter of 2019. It will also be interesting to see how those jurisdictions improve with the ease of doing business. We have outlined a first step regarding a potential e-residency programme. I was stunned at just how easy it was to actually open a company in Estonia with Leapin; how far are Liechtenstein and Singapore from achieving something like that?
We think both ecosystems are very important for innovation in this area; we keep increasing our network in those two jurisdictions because we believe in long-term value creation.
Outlook 2019 – What’s Next?
As mentioned earlier, we believe 2019 will be a very interesting year with regards to new projects and further research and development. If you want to be either educated in this space or if you’re a top performer who wants to join this space, feel free to get in touch; we’re more than keen to onboard you in a face-to-face meeting or Google Hangout.
So all of this to say, we wish every club member, partner and investor a great 2019. Make sure to never stop creating value and stay hungry!
P.S.: We might also have some surprises within 2019 which can be publicly announced when the time has come—just rest assured, we love to work behind the scenes 🙂