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Tales of a Cryptocurrency Newbie
Tales of a Cryptocurrency Newbie

Tales of a Cryptocurrency Newbie

Tales of my experiences in the cryptocurrency space


Gods Unchained Beta: Ranked Weekend 2 post-action report

7 Aug 2019 2 minute read comments CryptozNewb

This past weekend saw the 2nd iteration of Ranked mode for the Gods Unchained beta, wherein players can build their decks, compete against other players, and get rewards at the end. This time around, rather than simply handing out prizes based on ran...

Journeys in the Splinterlands: Part I

15 Jul 2019 2 minute read comments CryptozNewb

I began playing Steem Monsters, many months ago after receiving a starter pack as a reward in some contest or other. I had heard of the game, but it had not really captured my interest. However, if you give me enough free cards to play, I'm all over...

Adventures in Staking: Part II - Ark, Neo, and others

28 Jun 2019 5 minute read comments CryptozNewb

In the first part of this article, I talked about several coins I had investigated, two of which require Active Staking, which means you need to run and maintain a network node. Something that was relatively easy to do, but required the attention and...

Adventures in Staking: Part I - Neblio, Navcoin, and Waves

23 Jun 2019 8 minute read comments CryptozNewb

This article is about my experiences and returns on staking various cryptocurrencies over the past year or so. Unfortunately, my timing was not so great, as many of these coins were purchased in the first half of 2018 and all have lost considerable v...

Tales of a Cryptocurrency Newbie - Part 4: Catching Airdrops

27 Apr 2019 11 minute read comments CryptozNewb

In the first half of 2018, as the bottom was falling out of the Cryptocurrency markets and I was watching my investments sink deeper into the red, I began to cast about for something to focus on, other than my declining portfolio. I had dabbled a bit...

Tales of a Cryptocurrency Newbie - Part 3: The Crash of '18

24 Apr 2019 6 minute read comments CryptozNewb

In mid-December of the year two thousand and seventeen, Bitcoin hit an all-time high, reaching a valuation of nearly $20,000 per coin! It dipped heavily afterwards, but seemed to recover over the next couple of weeks. I took the opportunity to divers...

Tales of a Cryptocurrency Newbie - Part 2: Down the Rabbithole We Go!

23 Apr 2019 7 minute read comments CryptozNewb

After the shocking Pre-Christmas dip in my holdings, I decided it was time to spread my investments about some more. Diversification and all, you know. But many exchanges seemed shady or had complex setups involving wallets and keys. These were thing...

Tales of a Cryptocurrency Newbie - Part 1: What Could Have Been

22 Apr 2019 3 minute read comments CryptozNewb

In the summer of 2010, while on a plane trip, I happened across a magazine article that talked about this strange new technology called Bitcoin. Though I had no idea what a blockchain was, nor did I fully understand how one could trust a non-centrali...