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Blockchain news, smart contract shennanigans. I'm interested in how trustless systems are operated (and gamed by Bad Dudes).

let's talk about Dogecoin inflation

3 May 2021 3 minute read 0 comments oceanloader4

  Unless you've just woken up from a coma (in which case: check your blockfolio), you might have noticed the DOGE price has been doing rather well lately. This has led to a few Bitcoiners (isn't it always bitcoiners?) bringing up an argument about ho...

1inch exchange playing santa! another DEX airdrop

25 Dec 2020 1 minute read 0 comments oceanloader4

    Quick PSA - I know you're all gearing up for Christmas but the 1inch DEX aggregator is 'doing a Uniswap' and airdropping tokens to those who've interacted with the exchange previously. I'm not one of the lucky ones this time (got my uniswap, can'...

TikTok fight club: DOGE 50x leverage being added to Binance Futures

9 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments oceanloader4

    So unless you live in a cave you'll have seen that the TikTok gang have been trying to pump Dogecoin to $1.   We can talk about how that requires an impractically insane amount of money (and I did, here: A warning: XRP , price estimates, and mar...

Notes from a terrible trader?

23 May 2020 1 minute read 4 comments oceanloader4

        So I've been trying to learn to trade the last six months or so, and had, er, mixed success. Initially a great start, up 50% after a month or so. Since the beginning of the year though, I've taken a bit of a kicking.   Risk management has ke...

BANANO - crypto as it should be

2 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments oceanloader4

  So BTC, and ETH, and $INSERT_FAVORITE_SHITCOIN_HERE are around to stay. Find an enthusiast (actually, don't worry about that part, they usually find you) and they'll tell you that cryptocurrencies are:   digital gold store of value programmable de...

Brave, BAT and how ads are the reason everything sucks

9 Feb 2020 4 minute read 5 comments oceanloader4

I'm a big fan of the Brave browser. It's a solid project, and it's good enough that I think Brendan Eich has atoned for the damage he did allowing Javascript to be unleashed on the world back in the day. The idea of being directly rewarded to watch a...

*INCEPTION NOISES* Binance Futures adds... BNB

9 Feb 2020 1 minute read 5 comments oceanloader4

10/10 for the 'eat your own dogfood mentality' here.    You can now leverage trade BNB on the binance Futures platform.   it was starting to look like me that they were reluctant to expose thei...

DASH and ZEC added to Binance Futures - a couple of tips for Futures trading

4 Feb 2020 1 minute read 0 comments oceanloader4

OK, so that's 2 in 24 hours by my reckoning. ZEC announcement DASH announcement   Both with 50x leverage, whereas the others I've mentioned  (XMR , ADA , XLM, LTC )have been up to 75x. But to be fair, 50x is still a crazy amount of leverage, unless...

Gotta catch em all - Binance adding Monero to futures

3 Feb 2020 1 minute read 0 comments oceanloader4

  This seems to be almost a daily occurrence, but Binance are adding Monero ( XMR ) to the futures platform tomorrow:   This follows ADA the other day (

stop loss orders, and why 'reduce-only' is so important (Binance Futures live example)

1 Feb 2020 4 minute read 3 comments oceanloader4

I wrote a few posts with scattered information about Binance Futures altcoin markets, and in each one I bang on about stop loss orders. I figured it's time to explain a bit more fully how to use them (well, how I use them anway).   DISCLAIMER: I am a...