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Investment strategies, analysis of cryptocurrencies, reviews of crypto exchanges (centralized and decentralized), and cybersecurity tips.

Alert: Extremely Convincing Coinbase Scammer On The Loose

28 Jun 2023 1 minute read 2 comments 1securemf

A scammer using the phone number (818) 600-1813 called me and told me that a password reset request for my Coinbase account was made from a country I don't live in. I asked, "How do I know you're really from Coinbase?" He said he was sending me an...

How I Discovered the $338M Midas Scam a Year Before It Imploded

4 Jan 2023 1 minute read 1 comment 1securemf

The popular yield platform Midas.Investments has finally fallen. I tried to sound the alarm about Midas many months ago.  On May 19th, 2022, I had a live chat conversation with a Midas representative. This link will take you to screenshots of the ent...

Round Out Your Portfolio with this Nearly-Riskless Investment

15 Sep 2022 1 minute read 0 comments 1securemf

Never Invest in Just One Asset Class Crypto may be the future of financials, but nobody knows exactly when the future is going to happen.  What we do know is that citizens of the USA currently pay their bills almost exclusively in USD. We also know t...

Shocking: Coinbase Does Something Smart

30 Jul 2022 1 minute read 2 comments 1securemf

Coinbase's Newest Fiat Features I've used nearly every major American cryptocurrency exchange and have never been a Coinbase enthusiast. In more ways than many, I believe Binance.US and Kraken are superior CEXs.  However, Coinbase is now my preferred...

The Big Fee Binance Still Charges for BTC

22 Jun 2022 1 minute read 1 comment 1securemf

Binance.US is a Cunning Company Binance has always been famous for having extremely low trading fees, but there's no fee lower than zero.  So when reports that Binance.US eliminated trading fees for BTC the crypto community welcomed this development...

Nexus Mutual: Insurance AND Risk Assessment Resource

21 Jun 2022 1 minute read 0 comments 1securemf

Custodian Insurance and Celsius A quick glance at the cost of coverage shows that Nexus Mutual was (rightfully) dubious of Celsius from the beginning.  The cost of cover for the majority of custodians is a mere 2.6%, not just for centralized exchang...

How I Reacted to the Panic

20 Jun 2022 1 minute read 1 comment 1securemf

The market crashed, Celsius locked withdrawals, and I sought safety.  I made moves I'm proud of and others which were silly. I'll put my pride aside and report both. Coinloan to Self-Custody Celsius locking withdrawals reinforced the old adage "not y...

Breaking News: Binance.US Users Can Now Stake Directly from Exchange

3 Jun 2022 1 minute read 0 comments 1securemf

Why This Matters Staking is a great way to generate passive income and Binance Coin (BNB) is the native coin of the best blockchain (BSC) for DeFi. However, staking BNB has been particularly difficult for American investors (who can only use Binance....

Why Kraken is Better than Coinbase

30 May 2022 1 minute read 2 comments 1securemf

Kraken: Security, Staking, and Market Variety   It's not just because Kraken has lower trading fees than Coinbase, Kraken is a superior exchange in several ways.   Safety Kraken is considered unmatched in terms of security. Kraken has never been hack...

Trade Crypto Tax-Free

27 May 2022 1 minute read 0 comments 1securemf

Why I Love Alto's Crypto IRA I believe that everyone who can fund an IRA should fund an IRA. I'm cautious when it comes to the size of my crypto allocations. I grew up in the stock market and like the long-term reliability of the tried-and-true buy-a...