How is my AIM

A little backstory first. I have been observing crypto since the beginning, but I am a conservative. I have put small amounts of capital into it around the end of 2016. I caught the Bitcoin train till the peak of 2017 EOY. I made mistakes along the way. I could have tripled my capital with LTC, but I sold at $89 while two weeks later it was above $300. At least Charlie sold.

Still, I made my first whole Bitcoin with LTC. I managed to get in at 0.0069 and get out at 0.018. I continue to have that one Bitcoin in a wallet somewhere, because I am sentimental like that. And most likely a maximalist.

Throughout the years I have been mainly developing algos that work with CEXes. Conservative strategies that keep their cool but thrive in the bull market. When I was about to exit XRP, I first put it through my bot routine, increasing the XRP stack by 100% in less than two weeks. Of course, my XRP position was nowhere profitable overall, because this token is the very definition of a shitcoin, but still the outcome was less painful than could have been.

Then came the DEX/DeFi craze. I was hoping to flip my LTC for BTC again (you can see I am fond of LTC) but as that seemed unlikely, four months ago I converted all my LTC into ETH, worth a bit less than four new iPhones. I have put it into a stealth trial run of AIM. Through many weird blockchain operations that stack is now worth Lambos. The lack of updates recently is mainly due to me getting lost in AIM.

The main problem is scalability, meaning how to make it work for all of you together and at once. My end goal with AIM is a conservative black box that protects your capital, makes little money in the bear, big money in the bull and interesting money in the blockchain opportunities.

Watch “The Big Short” if you have not yet. Christian Bale has found and exploited a market opportunity. AIM can find and exploit blockchain opportunities. I like to say that “Knowledge is power” while I listen to “POWER” by Kanye West. Am I a white nerd who likes rap and anime? Lets do a proper AMA some day.

Blockchain is just getting started, so do not worry about missed opportunities. More will come so start looking for them now before anyone else. And expect more things to come from me.

PS. Take a look at Blockstack. Will the next big thing be DeFi on Bitcoin? Or will it be *the* thing?

xTRND cap & DAI LGE: Dev Update.07

In short, many things are happening simultaneously:

  1. All the remaining xTRND that you farmed are airdropped to your addresses. I would like to thank all the liquidity providers for their continuing support of the Trendering protocol.
  2. xTRND farming is over. xTRND minting is finished and the total, final supply is set at 1,300,000 tokens.
  3. I am opening two new Uniswap pools: DAI-TRND and DAI-xTRND.
  4. I am announcing an incentivised liquidity generation event for these two new pools. From my stash, I am settings aside 4,000 TRND [about $26,000 atm and $120k ath ;)] at 2,000 per pool. Using the Staking Leaderboard system I will publicly monitor these two pools for four weeks. By counting how much liquidity you put in and for how many seconds, at the end of the four week period I will award each pool with 2,000 TRND, proportionally to the LGE participants in that pool. As I mentioned in the chats, I hate holding capital hostage, so this is a free and open LGE with no strings attached. This is no core.
  5. I am posting another article about AIM in a moment.
  6. I am fixing the bugs in the Dapp (it has been a shit show lately, sorry) and working towards the new features, implementing the xTRND utility token within the Dapp and getting ready to the release of Trendering DAO. In that order of priority.
  7. Reminder: if you hold that $14 of liquidity in the TRND-xTRND Uniswap pool, please remove it. Let’s just kill that pool.

Expect more.

Staking & Farming Update

What’s beyond the 1,000,000 xTRND supply? It’s your call.

According to the Staking Leaderboard, the TRND staking & xTRND farming has almost reached the 1,000,000 currently minted supply. I personally did not wish for it to be capped at this point, but I know some of you want that. While the Trendering DAO is being established, in the meantime I propose we all decide with our wallets. What does it mean?

If you wish to have more xTRND minted, continue staking & farming. If you wish otherwise, unstake and reduce the xTRND farming rate. For every new xTRND airdrop beyond the 1,000,000 supply, the appropriate amount of xTRND will be minted.

This is a temporary state, as the Trendering DAO should be fully functional in about 10 days. Any related vote can happen then. I think this is also a good opportunity for the smaller players to get some xTRND before the inevitable minting cap, Dapp v2 and xTRND becoming essential to use the Dapp’s full potential.

Dapp v2: Dev Update.06

Backend development is boring to put into words, so I have been working on a demo Dapp v2 to at least a bit visualise what is happening and what are my plans. Today, I want to share with you some parts of the demo. Later, it will be available to actually roam around yourself.


The new Control dashboard will be an important part of the Dapp. Here, you will be able to see how much fuel (xTRND) you have left in your Fuel Depo, and deposit more xTRND to be used inside the Dapp. The idea is to use an L2 solution like zkSync to make spending fuel fast and gas-less. Also, all deposited xTRND would go back straight to the staking rewards pool.


The Governance section will have an area to submit and discuss drafts. Since each Trendering Improvement Proposal submission requires a substantial xTRND payment (it most likely will start with 1,000 xTRND and be adjustable by the DAO itself), there needs to be a place to freely publish and discuss draft proposals.


Probably the biggest change in the Dapp v2 will happen with the Monitoring section. I want it to be more agnostic and better organised. For one, instead of the simple Mainnet monitoring of latest verified tokens, I want to have a global monitor of all interesting tokens. These will be divided into Trending (selected based on your upvotes and downvotes!), Moving (selected based on price volatility) and New (the latest verified tokens).

Whenever there will be a token mentioned in the Dapp, you will be able to upvote or downvote it, or change your vote. You can vote once per token, and each vote will consume 1 xTRND, adjustable if we see spam or abuse.

Additionally, each token will have a its own comments area, and you will be able to open a trading view and select which pools to trade on. The trading view will have a few key features I am excited about: “Buy & Approve”, “Sell Your Initial”, and a price chart visualising each trade.

Once I introduce a token contract template and a smart timelock contract that can hold any ERC20 token for a fixed and known period of time (30, 90 and 180 days), the Dapp will be able to automatically give a “Verified” badge to the tokens that satisfy Trendering conditions.


I want to expand the Uniswap monitoring to track not only new Token-ETH pools, but any new pool on Uniswap (and other DEXes). Additionally, I want to have a similar categorisation: Trending Pools (based on your votes), Moving Pools (based on fees, liquidity and volume volatility) and New Pools. The pools will also link to the trading view mentioned earlier.

And as you probably can see, all these little parts are feeding back to the AIM. I wonder where we end up with all of this, but expect more things to come.

Trendering DAO concludes its first vote on the TIP-01

Moments ago, at 13:00 UTC, the first ever Trendering DAO vote has been concluded. This Trendering Improvement Proposal (TIP) discussed an adjustment to the TRND requirement for the Trendering Private telegram group. The vote has passed by 4700 to 1447.

The voting process was executed using two smart contracts, FOR and AGAINST. Each contract received xTRND from voters. The contract with the higher xTRND balance won. A few days after the vote, the xTRND balance from both contracts will be released back to the staking rewards pool.

What happens now?

Since TIP-01 is approved, the following measure will begin in the Trendering Private group:

After every 24 hours period, starting from now, whenever the amount of members in the Trendering Private group is above 300, the TRND requirement to stay in the group will increase by 1 TRND.

This means the first TRND requirement increase will happen tomorrow afternoon.

This first Trendering DAO vote showed us we need several improvements to the governance process. The first one is a public discussion area to formulate and analyse proposals before they are put to vote. The second one is a nicer voting interface inside the Dapp.

Overall, this vote proved the potential of the Trendering DAO, generating lots of debates and many interesting ideas for the private group, the Dapp and the DAO itself.

I look forward to setting up the additional DAO interfaces for the community to drive the Trendering protocol.

xTRND, DAO, GitHub: Dev Update.05

Today, I am introducing Trendering DAO Governance to the dapp, explaining how xTRND will fuel the DAO and sharing development updates.

Trendering is progressing. Apparently it has been in the CoinGecko top trending searches for the last 24 hours! The community is growing, and the Trendering Private 13 telegram group is on fire. Many members report attractive gains, but at the same time the discussion is getting intense as more new people join in.

The Trendering DAO introduced today will make its first Trendering Improvement Proposal (TIP) exactly about that. To see the Governance tab and join the discussion, simply go to the dapp.

Mainnet Monitoring: Dev Update.04

Today, I am introducing Mainnet Monitoring to the dapp, as well as some minor tweaks.

Mainnet Monitoring is important, because it will help you discover new tokens almost immediately after they are created on the blockchain and their contracts are verified via Etherscan. You will be able to find new investment opportunities before they hit any DEX.

New tokens with unverified contracts are not reported until verification. Without the source code of the smart contract there is no way to tell if the token is safe at all. About half of DEX scams come from tokens with unverified contracts, so…

Stake TRND & Farm xTRND: Dev Update.02

Short version

  1. Stake your TRND: go to ETH-TRND Uniswap pool, click “Add Liquidity” and follow instructions. You will receive some amount of Uniswap V2: TRND tokens in return. That is your stake.
  2. Farm xTRND: hold Uniswap V2: TRND. For every hour an address holds Uniswap V2: TRND it will accumulate:
    • basic reward: 0.1 xTRND
    • bonus reward:
      (Your Pool Stake %) * (Number of Pool Participants) xTRND
  3. Claim xTRND: you can track your xTRND accumulation on the Staking Leaderboard. Once a week you will receive xTRND via airdrop directly into your address that held Uniswap V2: TRND tokens in that period.
  4. Questions? Read the long version first.