Hey, in this article I am going to do a comprehensive deep dive into Teeka Tiwari’s crypto tech royalties and how you can invest in them. In November 2021, Teeka hosted a livestream where he presented the first of 6 recommendations. For the rest, you needed to pay an outrageous $2,000. However, since then, the 6 crypto tech royalties Teeka recommended have leaked to the public. I will present them here along with how you can invest in them. I will also show you how they have performed since Teeka recommended buying them.
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- The 6 leaked crypto tech royalties
- What are royalties
- The three types of crypto tech royalties
- Step-by-step guides for how to invest in crypto tech royalties
Who is Teeka Tiwari?
Teeka is a wall street investor and the editor at Palm Beach Research Group, a financial advisory publishing company that sells subscriptions. Teeka describes his hard life and rags-to-riches story. Coming from a poor background and after being sent to foster parents in his youth he becomes a successful financial investor on Wall Street in his twenties. He then describes how he took an interest in crypto and the absurd returns that can be made there. Teeka says he predicted ETH would be a winner in the early 2010s when most people didn’t know much about Ethereum.
Teeka’s sales pitch
Teeka’s online content on his website and YouTube videos follow a classic sales pitch to subscribe to his research.
He starts off by establishing credibility about himself. To do this, he describes his experience as an investor and narrates a relatable story about his background. He then hooks your curiosity by describing how much money other people who listened to him in the past have made. Next, to pique your interest, he describes how there are other cryptocurrencies that can offer immense rewards. You just need to know which ones.
Finally, he creates a sense of urgency. A now-or-never once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to earn amazing rewards is about to occur. The event he is referring to is Ethereum’s transition to Proof-of-Stake.
These pitches go on for a long time. In one interview he talks for an hour and a half.
Teeka’s big event about crypto tech royalties
In 2021, Teeka created some promotional hype about a livestream that was planned for the 3rd of November 2021. On this date, he promised to reveal the way to make extremely high returns via what he calls crypto tech royalties in crypto 2.0. More on what this means further down.
It turns out that on the day of the livestream Teeka revealed the first of 6 cryptocurrencies he believed would deliver 10 lifetimes’ worth of returns over the next 365 days. The video is 2 hrs long and once again follows the usual sales pitch. While he reveals his first crypto pic, if you want to see the rest you need to subscribe to his research which costs $2,000.
The 6 leaked crypto tech royalties
However, since then, the pics have leaked. So here are the 6 cryptocurrency picks Teeka recommended investing in and how they performed over the next 365 days.
Crypto tech royalties performance over 365 days
|Crypto tech royalty||Price Nov 2021||Price Nov 2022||% Change|
|The Graph (GRT)||$1.11||$0.09||-92%|
Wow! OK, so it looks like these coins have not performed at all well. But this is true for the crypto and stock market overall. Unfortunately, Teeka made his pitch at the worst possible time. Shortly after his promotion the market turned bearish and crashed due to a number of macro factors. However, even though I don’t like the marketing tactics deployed by Teeka, his crypto pics are pretty good. In the crypto world, the likes of GRT, AVAX, ETH, and MATIC are considered blue-chip projects. Now, I don’t know how convinced you are of this, given that most of these coins have dropped by more than 80% in value from their peak. However, there are many in the crypto community who would agree with Teeka’s selection and would be willing to place a bet on them for the next crypto bull run.
So let’s take a look at how you can invest in them. Before we do that though a quick word about what Teeka means by crypto tech royalties.
What are royalties?
A royalty is a way for someone who owns an asset, like a piece of music, a patent, or a movie, to make money from it without actually selling it. Instead, they give someone else the right to use or sell that asset in exchange for a percentage of the revenue generated by that use or sale. So it’s like renting out your asset, but instead of charging a fixed fee, you get a percentage of the profits. Royalties can be a great way for creators or inventors to monetize their work without having to manage it themselves, while also providing a source of income for investors who want to support the growth of these assets.
Traditionally, royalties have been associated with assigning patents, copyright, licenses, permits, trademarks, and so on. Think of musicians, writers, and inventors. But it’s not only about people who are creative. It’s about anyone who owns any type of asset whether physical or intellectual and lending it to generate money. You can have oil & gas and mining royalties, franchise royalties, trademark royalties, and more.
So, what are crypto tech royalties?
Earning crypto tech royalties is nothing more than earning rewards for staking your crypto. Teeka coined the term as a marketing gimmick. And, let’s face it, it does sound kind of cool people. But what it really refers to is the process of staking. Now, if you don’t know what staking is, don’t worry. I am going to explain it soon.
Apart from staking, there are a couple of other ways to earn a return on your crypto. I am going to bundle these under the broader category of ways to earn crypto tech royalties because I see a bunch of sites have gotten confused and have appropriated the term.
All in all, there are three ways to earn a return on your crypto. While Teeka only refers to staking I will describe the other two for completeness.
In the weird world of crypto, we give rights to digital stuff like crypto coins and NFT art. And when someone has these rights, they can make money from other people using or just holding onto these things. Kinda like getting paid for letting someone borrow your favorite toy.
OK, let’s take a closer look at your options to earn passive income.
The 3 ways to earn crypto tech royalties
1. Crypto staking
The first way to earn crypto tech royalties is to stake it. This is actually what Teeka means when he says crypto tech royalties. Let me walk you through how it works.
Blockchains rely on validators or miners to confirm transactions. In exchange for providing this service blockchain platforms reward miners with their native currency. For example, if you mine bitcoin then the Bitcoin blockchain rewards you with more bitcoin.
Nowadays, the most common consensus system used across blockchains is Proof-of-Stake (PoS). In a Proof-of-Stake system, validators are chosen to create new blocks and secure the network based on their proportional stake (ownership) in the currency. For example, if you are an ETH validator the more ETH you own the more likely you will be selected to validate transactions.
Now, imagine you are a validator. You can either go and buy more ETH to increase your chances that you get picked to validate. OR you can borrow ETH. Most validators don’t have the cash flow to buy the token so they need to borrow it. In return for lending them your assets, validators reward you with a proportion of the fees. This way you can earn a yield on your asset instead of it just sitting there in your wallet.
To understand staking better I recommend you read my article on Ethereum.
Apart from Staking, there are 2 further ways to earn a yield on your crypto
2. Liquidity provision (or Yield farming)
Liquidity provision is an investment strategy that involves earning rewards by moving your cryptocurrencies to a decentralized exchange (DEX). The DEX deploys your cryptocurrency in a liquidity pool and rewards you for doing so. In its simplest form, a liquidity pool contains 2 assets of equal value. For example, you could add 1000 dollars worth of ETH and 1000 USDT. The exchange then uses these funds to provide liquidity to traders. This means that when I trader wants to buy ETH they put USDT into the liquidity pool and take out ETH. In exchange for putting your assets into the liquidity pool, you get a cut of the fees that the exchange charges to traders.
To really get to grips with liquidity pools I recommend you read my article explaining Uniswap. There you will learn how to invest in a liquidity pool. If you understand Uniswap you will more or less understand all DEXs and liquidity pools. It’s kind of how, if you understand Gmail, you know how yahoo, Hotmail, etc work.
What is the third way?
3. Crypto lending
Lending in crypto is facilitated by smart contracts on blockchain networks. It allows individuals to borrow and lend cryptocurrencies without the need for a centralized financial intermediary such as a bank.
In DeFi lending, borrowers can obtain loans by locking up cryptocurrency as collateral. The amount of cryptocurrency they can borrow is typically determined by the value of the collateral they put up. The loan terms, including the interest rate and repayment schedule, are set by the smart contract and executed automatically.
Lenders, on the other hand, provide cryptocurrency to the lending pool and earn interest on their deposits. The interest rates are typically determined by the supply and demand for the cryptocurrency in the lending pool. The smart contract distributes interest payments to lenders automatically.
One of the advantages of DeFi lending is that it is open to anyone with an internet connection and a compatible cryptocurrency wallet. Additionally, the use of smart contracts ensures that the lending process is transparent and decentralized, reducing the need for trust in a centralized intermediary.
To understand how to make a return through lending your crypto check out my explanation of Compound.
ok time to take a look at how to invest in the assets that Teeka recommends.
How to invest in Teeka Tiwari’s crypto tech royalties
Here are the step-by-step guides on how to invest in the crypto tech royalties that Teeka proposes
Step-by-Step guide on how to invest in crypto tech royalty number 1: The Graph GRT
Step 1: Buy GRT.
GRT is available on the following exchanges.
To buy GRT just head on over to any of those exchanges and open up an account, transfer some dollars into them, and make your purchase. You can make a wire transfer or you can use a credit card. A wire transfer could take longer but a credit card is more expensive.
Uniswap and Sushiswap are decentralized exchanges. If you don’t have experience with them then just avoid using them for now.
Step 2. Stake your GRT to invest in crypto tech royalties
To stake your GRT and earn rewards from validators you need to move your newly acquired GRT from your exchange to your wallet. If you don’t have a wallet here are some popular ones
- Coinbase wallet
- Trust wallet
Step 3. Deposit your GRT to your MetaMask
- Set up a MetaMask wallet by visiting metamask.io/download/. I recommend you do this on your desktop device on a Chrome or Firefox browser.
- Click on “add to chrome” and then “add extension”
- Open the extension in your browser. To do this, click on the little puzzle icon in your Chrome browser’s top right and click on the pin next to MetaMask to make it blue. This will then shows the extension shortcut in your browser so you can click on it to open it.
Follow the instructions to set up an account and password for your wallet. You will want to store the 12-letter recovery phrase somewhere safe. Preferably not online. These give access to your private keys which means anyone that has them can steal your funds.
Step 4: Send your GRT to your wallet.
- Open your MetaMask account and copy its address. It looks like this
- Go to your exchange and find your portfolio or wallet. Select your GRT coins and click on withdraw. Now it will ask you what address you want to send them to. Paste the address that you copied from MetaMask. It will also ask you what network to use. Here you should select “ERC-20 Ethereum”.
- Click send
Step 5: Find your GRT on MetaMask
To see your GRT in MetaMask you need to import the GRT contract address. Scroll down to where it says “import tokens”
Next, type GRT in the search field and select GRT from the drop-down.
Now you should be able to see the GRT in your account
Step 6: Hook up your wallet to GRT’s staking site.
To stake your GRT tokens you need to delegate them to one of the Graph’s validators. To do this go to the indexer page and connect your wallet (top right).
Next click on MetaMask from the pop-up.
Step 7: Select an indexer to delegate your tokens.
Select any one of the indexers you want to delegate your GRT. You probably want to select one that many others have delegated to. You can check the estimated interest rate (APR) for each. Don’t spend too much time making a choice here. Any of the top-listed ones will do.
Step 8: Delegate your tokens
Once you have selected an indexer it’s time to delegate your tokens. To do this click on the three dots on the far right and click on “delegate”.
Step 9:Select how much to delegate
You will be asked how much you want to delegate. Here you want to delegate 99% of your tokens. There is a 0.5% delegation fee plus it’s nice to have some GRT as a buffer in case of any other fees that might come up.
Et voila! You are all set up. You will now start earning crypto tech royalties (staking rewards) on your GRT. Keep in mind that when you want to undelegate your GRT it remains “bonded” for 28 days. This means you can’t move your GRT or earn rewards for that period.
Step-by-Step guide on how to invest in crypto tech royalty number 2: Ethereum
Step 1: Buy Ethereum
You can buy ETH on any exchange. So go ahead and open an account on one of the exchanges and buy yourself some ETH
Step 2: Earn crypto tech royalties on ETH
Technically there are 3 ways to stake your ETH. But the first 2 are somewhat technical and you need a minimum of 32 ETH. If you do have more than 32 ETH then you can read about these options here.
The more mainstream option is to pool your ETH on a third-party provider or to stake your ETH via your exchange. That last option is considered the least safe as it is less decentralized.
Here are the providers you can stake your ETH on
- Rocket Pool
- Ankr Staking
How to invest in crypto tech royalty number 3: Polygon Matic
Polygon Matic is a layer-2 scaling solution for Ethereum. If that sounds like complete Gibberish then check out my explanation of Polygon.
Step 1: Buy Matic
Matic is available on all of the mainstream crypto exchanges.
Step 2: Move your MATIC to MetaMask.
Be aware the that you need to use the Polygon network on MetaMask.
Step 3: Connect your MetaMask to the Polygon delegation page
Step 4: Select a delegator.
Matic wants to encourage decentralization. Staking with the larger validators will incur fees. For this reason, you are better off searching for a delegator with 0% commission.
Step 5: Stake your Matic.
How to invest in crypto tech royalty number 4: Avalanche
Step 1: Buy AVAX
Avax, too, is available in all of the mainstream crypto exchanges.
Step 2: Set up an Avalanche wallet
This is very similar to setting up a wallet on MetaMask but instead, you set up a wallet on Avalanche.
Step 3: Access the Earn section
- Click “Earn” in the left sidebar of the dashboard
Step 4: Verify funds on the Platform Chain (P-Chain)
- Ensure funds are available on the P-Chain
- If funds are already on the P-Chain, proceed with the delegation
- To learn more about Avalanche’s chains, refer to their documentation
Step 5: Transfer funds to the P-Chain (if needed)
- If funds are not on the P-Chain, transfer them
- Click “Transfer” in the Cross Chain Transfer section
- Input the Source Chain, Destination Chain (P-Chain), and the transfer amount
- Click “Confirm” and return to the Earn page
Step 6: Begin the delegation process
- Click “Add Delegator” in the Delegator area
- Select a delegator.
Step 7: Stake your AVAX.
How to invest in crypto tech royalty number 5: Fantom
Step 1: Set up a wallet
- Fantom has its own wallet but you can also use MetaMask.
- Ensure that your wallet is funded with FTM tokens
Step 2: Access Fantom’s Staking Portal
- Visit the official Fantom Staking Portal at https://www.fantom.foundation/ftm-staking/
- Connect your wallet to the portal
Step 3: Choose a validator
- Browse the list of available validators
- Review their fees, uptime, and reputation before making a selection
- Choose a validator that aligns with your preferences
Step 4: Delegate your FTM tokens
- Click on the “Delegate” button next to the chosen validator
- Input the amount of FTM tokens you wish to stake
- Double-check the transaction details and confirm the delegation
Step 5: Monitor your staking rewards
- Check your staking rewards periodically in the Staking Portal
- You can claim rewards or add more FTM tokens to your stake as desired
Crypto tech royalty number 6: How to invest in Livepeer (LPT)
Step 1: Connect a Wallet to Livepeer Explorer
- Install and set up the MetaMask browser extension wallet, and deposit LPT tokens
- Visit the Livepeer Explorer
- Click “Connect Wallet” and select MetaMask
- Connect your MetaMask account and switch from Ethereum to the Arbitrum network
Step 2: Import LPT Tokens to Arbitrum Network
- Visit the Arbitrum bridge page and connect your MetaMask wallet
- Select the LPT token and click “Import”
- Enter the amount of LPT to transfer and click “Deposit”
- Approve the transaction in MetaMask
Step 3: Add LPT Tokens to MetaMask Wallet
- Copy the LPT contract address from the Arbiscan page
- In MetaMask, click “Import tokens” and paste the contract address
- Add the custom token
Step 4: Transfer ETH to Arbitrum Network
- In the Arbitrum One Bridge, switch the token back to ETH
- Enter the amount of ETH to transfer and click “Deposit”
- Confirm the transaction and pay the gas fee in MetaMask
Step 5: Delegate LPT Tokens
- Return to the Livepeer Explorer and switch to the Arbitrum network
- Click “Orchestrators” and select the one you want.
- Enter the amount of LPT to delegate and click “Delegate”
- Confirm the transaction in MetaMask
That sums it up folks.
Please make sure you do your own research before investing. While these are considered “good” crypto projects timing also matters. There is no guarantee that these coins won’t drop another 80%. Absolutely no guarantee, so only invest what you can afford to lose.
If you are new to crypto check out my post that explains why crypto holds value in the first place.
So why is cryptocurrency worth anything? Really now. I can’t meet any of my everyday needs with it. Can’t buy coffee. Can’t buy groceries. Can’t buy shoes or clothes. I can’t pay my utility bills or Netflix subscription. I can’t pay my mortgage installments with it, medical expenses, or private school fees for my kids. I can’t use it on vacation or for transportation. What up with that? Find out here