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Why Celsius Will Kill Crypto

12 Nov 2020 2 minute read 1 comment AlucardLife

You guys are suckers for centralization, aren't you? I wonder where the crypto crowd of 2016 is now — you know, the ones who actually had a philosophy of bettering humanity through financial decentralization and sovereignty. Did they all cash out and...

The Advantages of Trading Crypto Over Traditional Stocks

12 Nov 2020 3 minute read 0 comments AlucardLife

Hopefully this piece will find its way to new crypto enthusiasts who are like me — tired of the blind man's game of investing in traditional finance. Today's market seems custom made for monkeys. I'm so tired of seeing that stupid guy from that $15,0...

Will the Unannounced Ethereum Fork Kill the Bull Market?

12 Nov 2020 2 minute read 28 comments AlucardLife

I continue to say that it is a shame that Ethereum continues to dominate the mindshare of crypto traders. The unannounced hard fork that took out the majority of Ethereum defi showcased many of the network's weaknesses, among them: a lack of decentr...

Really. Why is Bitcoin Cash Still a Thing?

11 Nov 2020 3 minute read 1 comment AlucardLife

The persistence of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) in the crypto conversation speaks to more than a few of the larger narratives in the space. The fact that BCH still actively trades more than it updates shows that we are still in a speculative, low information m...

What Kind of Crypto Investor Are You? (The Gamer)

11 Nov 2020 3 minute read 0 comments AlucardLife

A few days ago, I wrote an article about determining what kind of crypto investor you are before putting tons of money into the market. The main point was that it's great to know the market, but you really need a personal investment philosophy to dro...

Why Middle Class Investors Should Reject Ethereum 2.0 (For Now)

11 Nov 2020 2 minute read 1 comment AlucardLife

$22.5 million in staked ether within a week of the Ethereum 2.0 deposit contract opening may seem like a lot to those who aren't familiar with crypto. For those of us who have been here a while, this number is a warning sign. The crypto world has bee...

The Civic Wallet Scam: A Dangerous Data Grab

11 Nov 2020 3 minute read 16 comments AlucardLife

The new wave of crypto tools relies on new crypto investors either remaining ignorant of or devaluing custody of their finances and data. The mainstream has been programmed to accept that we don't own our own information or currency. Blockchain and c...

Dodging Ethereum Defi Scams

11 Nov 2020 4 minute read 1 comment AlucardLife

For more reasons than one, we must all educate ourselves on how to spot a defi scam. Protecting yourself personally against scammers is definitely an important reason, but there is a bigger picture. As crypto expands into greater adoption, people wit...

Keep3r Stealing YFI Thunder?

10 Nov 2020 3 minute read 1 comment AlucardLife (YFI) set off the current wave of defi with a unique attribute of automated yield farming. YFI was the first coin to achieve mainstream attention for being worth more per coin than bitcoin (there were others, but they didn't have the im...

Should You Stake Your ETH in Ethereum 2.0?

10 Nov 2020 2 minute read 2 comments AlucardLife

Ethereum 2.0 has been years in the making, and investors are eagerly frontrunning the technology by participating in ETH staking. With a minimum of 32 eth, you can now stake directly in the Ethereum network, earning ether rewards for helping to decen...