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ACLU Says Privacy Should Be Built In to Digital Currency

21 May 2022 2 minute read 5 comments Allen Taylor

Ethereum Co-Founder Vitalik Buterin says the Merge could happen sooner than you expect. This is good news for those who have been waiting for the Merge for a long time, but I still believe it’s better to get it right than to get it done fast. One ana...

New York Wants to KYC Your Crypto Wallet (And Ethereum's Dominance Slides to 55%)

20 May 2022 2 minute read 3 comments Allen Taylor

Cryptocracy is considering a few changes, I’d love your feedback. Please take a few minutes to answer some survey questions. Ethereum’s dominance has slid from 84 percent to 55 percent. But she’s still sexy. Terra Co-Founder Do Kwon put his blockchai...

FREE Microclass - Getting Started in Cryptosocial Media

18 May 2022 2 minute read 2 comments Allen Taylor

This Thursday! Join Ryan Gerardi and me on Clubhouse. I’ll be giving an introduction to how to get started in cryptosocial media, a FREE microclass. Topics I’ll cover include: What distinguishes cryptosocial media from traditional social media W...

Crypto Winter: Experts Predict Long Bear Market Ahead

16 May 2022 3 minute read 5 comments Allen Taylor

A long, drawn out crypto bear market is on the way, say experts watching the space. For the first 10 years, cryptocurrencies were all tied to bitcoin. As the granddaddy of crypto went, so went the altcoins. Since institutional money entered the space...

Madonna Shows Beeple Her Butter Dish in 3D for Weird NFT Project

15 May 2022 3 minute read 2 comments Allen Taylor

Bitcoin is back over $30,000. One analyst says don’t expect a V-shaped recovery. A prominent backer of TerraUSD says criticism of crypto should be refuted, not dismissed, and added that Terra should have moved more slowly because it would have been s...

I May Never Regain Respect for Terra LUNA and UST

13 May 2022 6 minute read 11 comments Allen Taylor

Like a lot of people, I was shocked by TerraUSD’s (UST’s) de-pegging this week. What happened? Just to be clear, I wasn’t surprised by the market crash. The entire market is down right now, though bitcoin is back over $30,000. That’s just business as...

Bitcon's Crash, Coinbase's Dash, and Why Did Binance Slap LUNA?

11 May 2022 2 minute read 10 comments Allen Taylor

Everyone’s talking about bitcoin dipping below $30,000 this week. Its price has fallen 54 percent from its all-time high. The truth is, the entire market is coming down. Terra slid like a drunk sailor off a slippery dock—80 percent in 48 hours. Does...

Worried About Bitcoin's 3-Month Low? You Could Get Your Sovereignty Back!

9 May 2022 2 minute read 6 comments Allen Taylor

Bitcoin fell below $34,000 yesterday. As of this writing, it’s below $33,000. That puts the granddaddy of all cryptocurrencies at a 3-month low. The culprit could be a raise in interest rates. Popular podcaster Joe Rogan says bitcoin is freaking out...

Why, Oh Why, Did NVIDIA Drop Its Pants (And Let's Talk About Bitcoin)

7 May 2022 4 minute read 2 comments Allen Taylor

Bitcoin dropped by its largest margin yesterday since January. The price fell a whopping 8 percent in one day. No worries, just a flesh wound. Meanwhile, a senator from Alabama wants you to be able to use bitcoin as your 401(k). Elon Musk, who spark...

April 2022: My Cryptosocial Media and Staking Earnings for Last Month

6 May 2022 8 minute read 19 comments Allen Taylor

Hey you sexy devils! It’s time for another monthly cryptosocial earnings report. The good news is I have a better handle on my staking rewards after doing some digging into how certain platforms and protocols pay out, plus I had to figure out how to...