Creepto on Crypto
Creepto on Crypto

Creepto on Crypto

Detailing the adventures of a techie into the wonderful and terrifying world of crypto products. Let's explore exchanges, staking, interest earning, and smart contracts together.

Are governance tokens the way forward, or a step back?

15 Oct 2020 3 minute read 13 comments Creepto

I Just had my first experience with trying to vote. No, not that vote - I tried to vote on a Uniswap resolution that was put forth by a big company (Dharma), trying to take over the protocol, by lowering the limits to making and passing proposals. An...

The Great Gas Crisis of 2020

14 Aug 2020 6 minute read 19 comments Creepto

The OG Gas Crisis In 1973, following US support of Israel in the Yom Kippur war, Arab gulf countries used the best weapon they had at their disposal to punish the west: they limited the supply of oil, and drove gas prices up. Since the US at that po...

DIY: Deploy Your First Site to a .crypto Address

19 Jul 2020 5 minute read 7 comments Creepto

  Disclaimer: I'm about to discuss several web services and applications in this article. I'm not affiliated with any of them. There will be NO REFERRAL LINKS in this, or any of my articles. I encourage reading about every aspect, and finding alterna...

Aave Tokens Are Not Tracked On CoinMarketCap

15 Jul 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Creepto

Disclaimer: I do not represent, nor get compensated by any of the companies or projects mentioned in this article. I do not recommend using any of the products mentioned here - please do your own due diligence before risking your hard-earned money. A...

PSA: Calling on Publish0x to Start Curating Content

7 Jun 2020 9 minute read 11 comments Creepto

Background I've enjoyed being on Publish0x for several months now: some of the writers are extremely interesting and on point, some news items I've missed are discussed and dissected. I also enjoy writing posts (although the online editor can be impr...

DIY: Code a Crypto Portfolio Manager

22 May 2020 5 minute read 19 comments Creepto

The Problem If you own more than one crypto coin, you probably check the value of your entire portfolio several times a day. There are several apps, web sites, and services out there, that would gladly manage your portfolio for you, if you: Use thei...

RIP CoinMarketCap 2013-2020

15 May 2020 2 minute read 26 comments Creepto

What is CoinMarketCap? According to CoinMarketCap's LinkedIn page: CoinMarketCap is the world's most trusted & accurate source for crypto market capitalizations, pricing and information. CoinMarketCap is a U.S. company registered in the United Stat...

Attack of the Shitcoins II: Minereum Strikes Back

7 May 2020 2 minute read 17 comments Creepto

A couple of weeks ago I explained how to hide shitcoins on Etherscan, using their Token Ignore List. One of the "stars" of the article was Minereum, a spam shitcoin I covered in an earlier article. But spammers are nothing if not innovative. Minereum...

You do not need AtomicWallet

4 May 2020 3 minute read 10 comments Creepto

Another week, another promotion. Sigh. After checking out Loopring, and deciding I can do without it, I decided to check this week's offer: AtomicWallet and the 15 AWC I'd get when I install it!For the life of me, I don't understand why a wallet woul...

Warning: Avoid Getting Scammed on Discord

26 Apr 2020 5 minute read 2 comments Creepto

TL;DR: scammers lurk in support channels, impersonate legit support people, and try to get you to transfer funds to them. Suspect and research anyone who contacts you uninvited. The other day, someone tried scamming me on a Discord support channel. I...