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LocoSocioCrypto

LocoSocioCrypto

Examining the inter-connection between cryptocurrency, society and psychology.


Introducing Tonga: The Next Country To Adopt Bitcoin As Legal Tender?

13 Jan 2022 1 minute read 3 comments LocoSocioCrypto

Recent tweets from Lord Fusituʻa, a former member of parliament in Tonga, appear to show that Tonga could be the next country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender, following El Salvador. It's important to note that no official decision has yet been made...

Top 5 Coins By Market Cap: A Characterization

13 Jan 2022 3 minute read 2 comments LocoSocioCrypto

If you're anything like me, Top 5 lists grab your attention like a piece of seaweed brushing your leg in a lake. Albeit, hopefully minus the high pitched screaming and thrashing. I thought it would be fun to assign each of the top 5 cryptocurrencies...

Digital Land & Getting Rich: Vanderbilt or Vanderbust?

12 Jan 2022 3 minute read 0 comments LocoSocioCrypto

How much would you pay to be Snoop Dogg's neighbour? Or rather, how much would you pay to be his digital neighbour? This person decided that 71,000 SAND would be a fair price to rub fences with him in The Sandbox. At the time of purchase, that transl...

How To Introduce Friends & Family To Crypto

2 Dec 2021 2 minute read 3 comments LocoSocioCrypto

If you're anything like me, you've tried explaining to friends or family why Bitcoin is amazing and why they should consider investing. Perhaps it was just a passing comment, perhaps you created a PowerPoint, or perhaps you just went ahead and bought...

Which Things That We Use Today Will Eventually Become Obsolete Due To Crypto Technology?

1 Dec 2021 3 minute read 4 comments LocoSocioCrypto

A few weeks ago, I started re-watching Seinfeld on Netflix (not that there's anything wrong with that). Being a 90s kid, I watched a lot of Seinfeld growing up. However, watching it again in 2021 has been a (pleasantly) different experience. Mainly,...

A Bitcoin Mystery: Can You Figure Out Who Did It?

29 Nov 2021 4 minute read 1 comment LocoSocioCrypto

*I will reveal the answer to this story on Friday, December 3rd at 6:00 pm EST* Vinnie Gallardo exited his house and began walking to his left down the sidewalk. Upon arriving at his destination, he knocked at the door and broke out into a wide smile...

India Planning To Ban Bitcoin & Other Cryptocurrencies - FUD Or A Sign Of Things To Come?

24 Nov 2021 2 minute read 3 comments LocoSocioCrypto

India recently announced plans to potentially ban Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies within its borders. While we have seen this story before with China, I'm left wondering if this is the same sort of thing, or different? Why, India, Why? In my opini...

Popular Exchanges in Canada: Shakepay Review

12 Nov 2021 2 minute read 1 comment LocoSocioCrypto

For many Canadians, Shakepay is their go-to exchange for buying cryptocurrency. In this article, I will go through some pros, cons, and special tidbits (timbits?) that I've noticed in my time using the app so far. Pros: Shakepay offers a feature kno...

Receiving Bitcoin As Salary - Hot Trend Or Here To Stay?

8 Nov 2021 2 minute read 1 comment LocoSocioCrypto

If you were offered the option to receive your salary in Bitcoin instead of FIAT - would you choose to opt in?  This choice may soon become a reality in Brazil, where Luizo Goulart (a Brazilian politician) recently introduced legislation which would...

Why Does India Have More Cryptocurrency Users Than Any Other Country?

2 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments LocoSocioCrypto

The Facts: There is no country in the world with more cryptocurrency users than India. In fact, India has more crypto holders than the next 4 highest countries combined (see below). India - 100 million USA - 27 million Russia - 17 million Nigeria - 1...