The Fascination
The Fascination

The Fascination

In this blog I tackle the crypto world from the view of a true beginner, more used to 401ks and index funds than DeFi, DEX, and DOGE. I share reviews and unexpected complications in pursuit of the fascination.


PSYBER-X is Coming! Blockchain FPS on Hive - the Trifecta of Cryptogoodness!

27 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments PopPopPrego

The market is bloody, violent, and uncaring, and it is trashing many of our fragile portfolios and Lambo dreams like a crazed robo-baby trashes its carbon fiber diapers. It's ugly. Wouldn't you like to roam a landscape that reflects the techno-carnag...

Why I spent 19,000 DEC on cards in Splinterlands (and Where I got the DEC from)

8 Oct 2021 3 minute read 0 comments PopPopPrego

Investing and playing Splinterlands can sometimes feel like running up a sand dune...you need to keep moving and it can feel like each step is harder than the last. But, at least for existing players (I am not sure about new players any more), I beli...

An Homage to Alien Worlds - and the 1 Thing it Did Better Than Anyone

27 Sep 2021 3 minute read 4 comments PopPopPrego

Last week, I posted on noise.cash that I had managed to mine AlienWorlds successfully 6 times in a row! No one believed me and that brief moment of celebration melted into time, like an M&M dropped onto the airplane seat next to you... Oh Alien World...

My Nomination for the Next City in the Upland Metaverse!

26 Jun 2021 5 minute read 9 comments PopPopPrego

This post is going to give you not one, but TWO answers to this contest question - a real answer and a contest answer. To understand the real answer, sadly we must have some backstory. Backstory - not quite as exciting as Wolverine's but 100% True! I...

Blockholm Syndrome - Finally Explaining Why We Keep Playing Terrible Blockchain Games

21 Jun 2021 6 minute read 48 comments PopPopPrego

In the 1970s, pretty much everything became a cult. I don't know what it was about that time...maybe fears of nuclear annihilation, maybe too much heroin, maybe too many leisure suits...we may never know. But literally everything became a cult. Here...

A Shrimp in Splinterlands! I Finally Took the Plunge into this Legendary OG Blockchain Game

30 May 2021 9 minute read 21 comments PopPopPrego

I did it! I took the plunge! I am now in Splinterlands! And I am getting my ass kicked! But I'm glad I am there. This article will give you a few insights into why I finally joined this groovy crowd of gamers, what you need to know before joining, an...

WAX Makes Me Crazy! Will It Survive Its CPU Crisis?

29 May 2021 5 minute read 47 comments PopPopPrego

Haley Joel Osment was only 6 years old when he played Forrest Gump's son. There is only so much Tom Hanks I can take per decade (that's true-true {gag}), so I didn't see the Gump movie. But I did see The Sixth Sense. I thought it was super clever and...

What is WAX? Your Guide to the Largest NFT Market & the Confounding World of CPU, RAM, and Never-Enough Staking

26 May 2021 13 minute read 22 comments PopPopPrego

I took a solemn oath that I would be a more positive, optimistic fellow. Well, of course recent days in the crypto markets have made that challenging. It sometimes feels like we are slowly sinking into a pool that has no bottom. But hey, everyone lik...

What is Bitcoin Cash? - An Introduction to the Most Awkwardly Named Crypto Since BlitCloin

11 May 2021 8 minute read 16 comments PopPopPrego

The Takeaway BitCoin Cash: Is a hard fork from BitCoin, spawned in 2017 Uses larger blocks and variable difficulty to process more transactions faster Has very low fees and very high processing speed comparted to BTC and ETH Is used a lot each day,...

WISE Presale on BSC is Wrapping Up Soon! A Quick Look at a Stability-Focused Play

7 May 2021 2 minute read 7 comments PopPopPrego

An interesting project is coming to the end of its presale, and it is one that I think is well worth a look from PublishOx readers. WISE token is a project designed to create permanent, locked-in liquidity to give investors confidence that the value...