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Pinotio's DeFi Blog

Your Guide to DeFi tokens and governance - from the trenches.


How do I calculate taxes on Helium Hotspot rewards?

6 hours ago 1 minute read 0 comments Pinotio.com

Summary: If you own a Helium hotspot, the rewards you earn are typically taxable. Tax is commonly based on the fiat value of the tokens at the time of receipt. You can use a software tool to do a quick calculation of your taxable income. What is He...

How to automatically invest in 50% in BTC, 50% in ETH?

26 Jul 2021 1 minute read 1 comment Pinotio.com

Subscribe at Pinotio.com to get a weekly briefing on DeFi opportunities and governance. Summary: Celo is a proof of stake blockchain with low gas fees (often $0.001 per transaction) Celo now has wrapped BTC (cBTC) and wrapped ETH (cETH) availabl...

DeFi Governance Weekly: Celo considers Carbon Credits

23 Jul 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Pinotio.com

Get weekly governance updates by subscribing at Pinotio.com Summary: Celo governance considers adding MCO2 carbon credits to its reserve. MakerDAO forum gets philosophical on the meaning of a DAO Uniswap consensus check indicates desire to keep dele...

Helium Hotspots: Make Money While you Relax?

21 Jul 2021 2 minute read 2 comments Pinotio.com

You can find an up to date version of this article here. Summary: By hosting a Helium hotspot you can earn HNT tokens for providing network coverage. Token earnings depend on your geographic location. By hosting a Helium hotspot you can earn HNT to...

DeFi Portfolio Update 3Q2021

3 Jul 2021 4 minute read 3 comments Pinotio.com

Summary: Holdings are now HNT, CELO, AAVE, UNI, CRV, MKR, FLX, YFI - on a roughly even split. I sold all FARM that I had been holding for six months, and instead took a position in Yearn Finance (YFI). I'm earning HNT from a hotspot I have and t...

Ditching Binance for Celo, Week 6

28 May 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Pinotio.com

May 28th 2021 An updated version of this article can be found here. This is week 6 in a series on growing $1,000 through yield farming. You can find the archive on Pinotio.com . Summary: I've moved all of my yield farming from Binance Smart Chai...

How fast can I grow $1,000 in DeFi: Week 5. Crypto Crash!

25 May 2021 3 minute read 1 comment Pinotio.com

May 21st 2021 An updated version of this article can be found here. Summary: -24% return on initial funds to date, and -14% for the week. Ouch! Rewards earned were about +1.3% but the effect of falling token prices was -15%. I'm sticking with t...

How fast can I grow $1,000 in DeFi: Week 4. A boring but perhaps wise thesis.

14 May 2021 3 minute read 0 comments Pinotio.com

  An updated version of this article can be found here. Summary: -11% return on initial funds to date, and -4% for the week Rewards earned were about +2% but the effect of falling token prices was -6% I propose a boring but perhaps wise thesis on wh...

How fast can I grow $1,000 in DeFi: Week 3 - I need to simplify

7 May 2021 2 minute read 6 comments Pinotio.com

May 7th 2021 An updated version of this article can be found here. Summary: -5% return on initial funds to date. Earning about 2% in rewards per week. Removed borrowing from the strategy in order to simplify. Those new to this series can find t...

How fast can I grow $1,000 in DeFi: Week 2

30 Apr 2021 4 minute read 4 comments Pinotio.com

April 30th 2021 An updated version of this article can be found here. Summary: 2.5% return for week 1, expect more volatility in future weeks. Added a second farming pool for diversification. Added borrowing to take a more market neutral positio...