Crypto Options Trading Income September 2022 - $23.64

Trading 11 October, 2022 seen 24

Welcome, to renewed crypto options trading reports. 

Back in 2019, I experimented quite a lot with selling options on crypto, back then I had some 12 ETH coins, I made my gains and I took my loses, it seems I didn't quite understand how crypto options work back then, and it feels I understand how they work now. So this is my second attempt selling options with crypto for profit.

Last month I re-started selling call options on crypto, this time was selling with Solana and Ethereum

Solana Month Coins Invested Value   SOL   Price   September 7.436485 $239.03 $258.12 7.99% 0.362 4.87% $34.71 $12.57

In total I invested $239.12 in 7.43 SOL coins and was able to earn 0.362 SOL by trading covered call options, that's about a 4.87% return on the investment. In dollar terms: $12.57

Ethereum Coins Invested Value   ETH   Price USD USD/EUR   0.26873174 €354.85 €370.31 4.36% 0.0082 3.05% €1,378.00 $1,350.44 €0.98 $11.07

My investment with Ethereum was 


$365.82 in 0.268 ETH coins, additionally, I was able to earn 0.0082 ETH by trading vertical call spreads, that's about a 3.05% return on the investment. In dollar terms: $11.07

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Blog 9-year anniversary

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Wow, time flies, today on October 10, 2022, we are already celebrating 9 years since I launched my personal blog at

Over the years the blog has grown into something big and had become a part of my daily life - many topics have been covered, many more will be covered, many friendships have been established, and many more will be established. 

Blog visitor traffic over the past 9 years

Almost 6 million users have visited this blog over the past 9 years. With 20% coming from the US, 10% from India, 6% United Kingdom, 4% Philippines and 3% from Canada.

The top 10 articles are about some of the best-selling laptops and average salaries across the European Union.

For the years to come, I will focus more on my investing adventures with crypto and stocks, photography, and video.

My body weight this morning was 108kg - I hope I will be under 100, before turning 10

To the next 99 years.

Batumi and Tbilisoba

Living in Georgia 7 October, 2022 seen 39

A quick day trip to Batumi and back by Vanilla Sky from Natakhtari airfield, stay at the Hilton hotel with heated swimming pool + some bits of real estate investing, returned back to Tbilisi and voted at Latvian Parliament elections 2022 at the embassy, the next day visited Tbilisi city festival.

Enjoy the show and thumbs up!

MyHeritage DNA test result

6 October, 2022 seen 99

Today I finally received the DNA test result from MyHeritage. The result was quite surprising - I learned I have 56% Baltic, 18.8% Ashkenazi Jewish, 15.85% Balkan, and 8.7% North and West European DNA.

Before the test, I assumed my Baltic (Latvian) heritage will be about 75%, maybe 60%, but seeing 56% left me quite surprised.

MyHeritage DNA ancestry

I knew about Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry (my grandfather), so no surprise here, the biggest surprise though comes from the 15.8% Balkan ancestry.

Knowing that 18% Ashkenazi Jewish comes from my paternal grandfather I was left wondering, that probably 15% Balkans also comes from one of my paternal grandparents. I was left wondering, from whom then, as I had no idea about Balkan heritage before.

I have my thoughts - thinking either my grandmother (from my father's side) or my great-granmother from my mother's side has Balkan ancestry.

The DNA test revealed a few matches, I was surprised not to see zillions of Jewish relatives here, just a few very distant relatives, which leads me to think that for tracking Jewish ancestry I should use another service, service Jewish persons use.

I found…

Latest Stock Buy: Bought 2 AMZN shares at $119.03

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On October 5th, 2022, we bought additional 2 shares of Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) paying $119.03 per share for our Partnership Fund.

We are now holding 6 shares of AMZN in our Partnership Fund portfolio

Using dollar-cost averaging our average cost per one AMZN share is $120.04

94 shares to go once we will be able to start selling covered calls and generate extra income from AMZN. We are looking to get there by April 2023

If we had 100 shares of AMZN today, we could sell November 4th, 2022, covered call (monthly options) with a strike price of $125, to get a $4.12 premium. In case our shares would get called away on expiry we would realize $908 income in about 30 days, that's a potential return of 7.54%

If our options would expire worthlessly, we would pocket $412 or about 3.42% potential return in about 30 days, and start over by writing additional call options

About Amazon inc, Inc. is an American multinational technology company that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It has been referred to as "one of the…

Dumas Restaurant Tbilisi / Axis Tower

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Dumas is a French Restaurant with a Southern European accent, located on the 36th floor of the landmark Axis Tower in Tbilisi.

Looking to impress your date, business partner, or simply good coffee - Dumas restaurant is the way to go.

Open kitchen

Named after the famous French writer Alexander Dumas, the restaurant offers guests an authentic food and beverage experience that is fresh and flavorful. The ‘Dumas’ open kitchen serves up French and Mediterranean cuisine transitioning its menus throughout the day to please the most discerning gourmet palate, complimented by incredible panoramic views of the city.

Elegant interior

with seating areas both next to the window and away from it

Spectacular views of Tbilisi

I bet sunsets are just magnificent here

Pumpkin soup

Being vegetarian for already a year I try out strange soups, even pumpkin soups, and this one was just brilliant

Strawberry dessert

One of the fancoest places I have latelty discovered in Tbilisi.

Minimum Wages Set to Increase in Baltic States in 2023

Investments 3 October, 2022 seen 495

In 2023 minimum wage is set to increase in all Baltic states. Estonia will have a minimum wage of EUR 725; Latvia - EUR 620 and Lithuania - EUR 800.

During the past 5 years minimum wages across the Baltics have experienced a steep increase, and in some cases even doubled. When compared to 2018, Estonia's minimum wage has increased by EUR 225, Latvia's by EUR 220, and Lithuania's by a whooping EUR 400.

Despite pretty decent increases in the Baltic States, minimum wages here are still among the lowest in the European Union. See: Minimum Wages in European Union 2022

On the other hand, it seems that…

1 ETH Challenge

Investments 30 September, 2022 seen 22

I have a plan to invest slowly and gradually into Ethereum coin, my goal is to own 1 Ethereum and sell call options on it using the Deribit crypto trading platform.

I have been familiar with the Ethereum coin since mid-2017, at its highest I held some 12 ETH coins, which I sold back when it was trading at around $200. Huge was my regret seeing ETH trading around $4,000 per coin a few years later. Well, what to do?

Disclosure:  This article contains affiliate links to bitcoin options trading website, by clicking on links on this page and by investing with deribit, I will earn affiliate income at no cost to you. Also, I'm not a financial advisor and I don't give you any advice, I'm just sharing my own experience. Investments in stocks, funds, bonds or cryptos are risk investments and you could lose some or all of your money. Do your due diligence before investing in any kind of asset.

Instead of buying 1 ETH instantly paying about $1,350, transfer it to the platform and start selling covered calls. I decided to use dollar-cost averaging and grow it slowly.

I plan to invest every day in…

Basilica of the Assumption, Aglona

Churches and Monasteries 29 September, 2022 seen 20

The Aglona Roman Catholic Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Aglona is one of the most important Catholic spiritual centers in Latvia.

I have visited Aglona cathedral several times and always have left quite inspired. If there is a reason to visit Latgale,then Aglona Catholoc cathedral is atop of them.

Aglona Cathedral

Construction of the present church, which is in the Italian Baroque style, began in 1768 and was completed in 1780. Dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, it was consecrated in 1800 by Bishop J. Benislavski.

The church was the seat of the bishop of Riga from 1920 to 1924, when the newly promoted archbishop Antonijs Springovičs moved to the Cathedral of St. James in Riga. Springovičs was consecrated bishop there on 22 August 1920 by Kaunas auxiliary bishop Juozapas Skvireckas.

Every year thousands of pilgrims flock to the Basilica on 15 August, the feast day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is one of the eight international shrines recognized by the Holy See[6] and its religious events were attended by…

Invest in Batumi Real Estate with a business partner - Joint Ownership

Investments 28 September, 2022 seen 55

Back in Spring 2022, I come up with an idea - launching a crypto token for investing in Batumi real estate. The original idea was to issue about 100 tokens over Ethereum smart chain, collect the funds, buy the property, sell it for a profit, and buy back tokens at an increased price. 

I still like this idea, and I'm still looking to go forward with it. During the past 6 months my idea didn't raise much interest, yes I had a talk with a few investors, but most were not aware of what a smart token is, so I stopped actively pushing this idea. 

High Risk / High Return Investment Opportunity in Batumi Real Estate Invest in Batumi Real Estate (Buying Black Frame Projects)

Recently I got contacted by a Canadian citizen showing interest in this project, but in a more traditional way, the FIAT way - I was offered to establish some kind of business partnership, with me owning 10% and partner…