Cryptographic Anarchy: (Mis)Adventures in Crypto
Cryptographic Anarchy: (Mis)Adventures in Crypto

Cryptographic Anarchy: (Mis)Adventures in Crypto

The content of this blog is exclusively to do with online privacy/security, cryptography and cryptocurrency: Understanding it, investing in it, mining it (in groups/crowds), developing/programming it, the social problems it aims to solve and the various ways to make more of it (or not, as various losses and failures happen). Let's get away from banksters, Capitalists and fiat, to an anarcho-syndicalist commune. Banner image: Blogger's own. Contemplating making an HD NFT version if there's interest.

A Kick in the Teeth is Good for Some, but a Kiss With a Fist is Better than None!

29 Nov 2023 2 minute read 0 comments Great White Snark

I've been absent for the last week or two, thanks to ongoing computer trouble with Windows 10 (as usual). I finally managed to get my newer laptop disinfected and installed Manjaro (which is based on Arch). After only three days, I decided I don't li...

Gone Phishing the OpenSea

25 Oct 2023 2 minute read 0 comments Great White Snark

For a couple of days, I fel really terrible about having to say goodbye to looking to crypto to supplement my income and scrape by with a little extra. I was just really scattered and couldn't concentrate, would have left my head somewhere and been u...

2023-10-13: The Week in Review, not that I think anyone cares

13 Oct 2023 2 minute read 6 comments Great White Snark

The last few days to a week have been a bit 50/50, TBH. On the one hand, I'm a bit glum about coming regulations in ZAF that are going to make it even more difficult for me to remain in the cryptosphere unless I just HODL my crypto until I can move t...

Luno adds Polygon (MATIC) as a wallet/investment option, but pending financial regulation of exchanges in ZAF might kill it.

11 Oct 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Great White Snark

Today, I opened the Luno app on my phone because I wanted to exchange some DAI and USDC on Polygon (MATIC) for BCH. (Udemy are having a sale that ends in less than twenty-four hours at time of writing and I don't want to miss it, but don't have enoug...

Why I Prefer BCH and XNO to BTC and ETH, Not that it Currently Makes Much Difference

6 Oct 2023 7 minute read 1 comment Great White Snark

This post is brought to you courtesy of the financial crash/crisis of 2008 (a motivator for the development of Bitcoin and later cryptocurrencies) and a discussion thereon, on CVn. The whole financial crisis was insane. Even looking back on it from...

Does Earning Fiat Money Under Capitalism Diminish Our Moral Cleanliness?

6 Oct 2023 7 minute read 1 comment Great White Snark

That's the gist of the question somebody asked me in a chat group, then was surprised by the length of my answer (which is expanded upon below): Frankly, as questions on morality go, that's a difficult one to answer definitively. (I even started read...

Putting a Damper on my Optimism (When OP?)

5 Oct 2023 1 minute read 5 comments Great White Snark

As you already know, Publish0x has a banner announcing "In a few weeks, Publish0x is switching to [the] Optimism Network". Well, I don't know about you, but my definition of "a few weeks" (three to four of them) is clearly different from those of the...

Unexpectedly, Things are Looking Up this Month End

26 Sep 2023 2 minute read 1 comment Great White Snark

It's that time of month again, where money has to flow into my bank account and out again, to pay my bills (including food and rent). The bad news is that I converted my Cosmos (ATOM) and Ontology Gas (ONG) to fiat so that that can happen. (Thank goo...

Magic Eden is Really not so Magical, After All

13 Sep 2023 1 minute read 3 comments Great White Snark

This morning, I downloaded the Phantom Wallet browser extension, imported the address/account I use with SolFLare (which probably wasn't a good idea in retrospect, but there's so little SOL in it that I won't lose sleep if it disappears) and, with mu...

Morpher Takes things to Another Level. MTN Strikes Back. I give zero fucks.

12 Sep 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Great White Snark

One upon a time in the recent past, I participated in an airdrop event for Morpher, in the hope of getting between ten and a hundred Morpher (MPH), exchanged it for something else and then promptly forgot about it. Today, I got an email from Morpher...