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Creepto

I'm a developer and technologist, and have tried every framework and gadget at least once. I used to blog religiously and am hoping to find my way back to writing. My current passion is getting "laypeople" to appreciate and use crypto products.

Joined January 2020 200 Followers

Creepto

Minereum - Another day, another ScamCoin

14 Apr 2020 3 minute read comments Creepto

Spam, Spam, Spam...* * Monty Python's immortal spam sketch. Tuesday is spam day here at chez Creepto. The mail lady delivers a big heap of catalogs, coupons, church invitations, and other assorted crap - and dumps it in our mail box. Whereupon we pi...

Did you get kicked by KickCoin?

7 Mar 2020 4 minute read comments Creepto

  TL;DR Is KickCoin token a scam? YES. About a month ago, a new token found its way into my Ether wallet. 888,888 "Kick" tokens appeared out of thin air. I googled a bit, and found an article from Kick explaining that they decided to airdrop tokens t...

Coinbase is now a Visa member - my thoughts

21 Feb 2020 3 minute read comments Creepto

2 days ago, an article in Forbes discusses how Visa awarded full membership to the Crypto exchange Coinbase: Credit card giant Visa has granted its principal membership to a cryptocurrency company for the first time. Officially awarded to cryptocurr...

Jamie Dimon and the Art of Talking From Both Sides of your Mouth

11 Feb 2020 1 minute read comments Creepto

Who is Jamie Dimon? If you haven't heard of Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan yet, here's what you need to know: 1. He's a billionaire, and not ashamed of it (and believe me, I could have pasted a much worse quote - just google his 60 Minutes intervi...

Publish0xTutorials - How to use new software without risking your OS

6 Feb 2020 5 minute read comments Creepto

Sandbox downloaded software - NOW! Note: this article will focus on the Sandboxing feature introduced in Windows 10. If you're using MacOS or Linux, scroll to the bottom, to see an alternative. The risk As a Publish0X reader, you're bombarded with li...

Solving Privacy: Zero-Knowledge-Proof to the rescue

5 Feb 2020 10 minute read comments Creepto

TL;DR: There's a way to prove your identity without going through an long KYC process with every service provider. Note: In this post, I'll do my best avoid diving too deep into cryptography, math, and actual research. Where possible, I'll mention re...

Privacy - It's a right, not a privilege

29 Jan 2020 6 minute read comments Creepto

After writing my first post, on why KYC/AML is adding friction to onboarding, and to adding new customers, I realized there's more to be said about the subject. So rather than just discussing the problem, I intend to offer solutions, such zero-knowle...

KYC/AML is getting off the rail

28 Jan 2020 3 minute read comments Creepto

Make Crypto frictionless (again) I recently received an email from my friend and crypto-mentor, recommending a new investment app called Voyager. As with all those emails, this one included a reference code, promising $25 in BTC, after your first $10...