The Hard Fork

The Hard Fork

So here's the deal: I'm a middle-aged guy who is dipping my toes in the world of crypto, NFTs, AMMs, DEX, DAPP, and all the other acronyms that I generally have little idea as to what they mean. But it's fun. That's what I want to explore in this blog. If I'm honest, this blog actually has a two-fold purpose: To learn and demystify the world of crypto for those of us over, say... 35, and to have FUN doing it. And also to make some extra money along the way.

Splinterlands Blog #8 - These Three Cards Gave Me An EIGHT GAME WIN STREAK!!!!

10 Nov 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Jmac1773

I've been having a run of extremely bad luck since the current season started.  Once I was kicked down to Bronze III from Bronze II, I bounced around from Novice to Bronze III and, thanks to the developer's nerfing of the lower leagues, have earned n...

Splinterlands Blog #7 - The Road So Far (One Month of Playing Splinterlands)

30 Oct 2021 3 minute read 1 comment Jmac1773

Tomorrow marks my one month anniversary (month-a-versary?) of playing Splinterlands.  So I thought I would take some time and look at what has transpired in that time frame.  Again, I'm not a full-time player or a whale or anything like that.  I'm ju...

Splinterlands Blog #6 - VOUCHERS, VOUCHERS, VOUCHERS!!!!!! (And Why I'll Never Have Any)

21 Oct 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Jmac1773

OK, I admit it.  The title of this blog is a little defeatist - but hear me out.  I've been playing Splinterlands for about a month now and have a whopping 0.028 of a voucher.  I exchanged my Basic Attention Tokens from Brave Browser to SPS and put t...

Splinterlands Blog #5 - The Thing About Credits (And How to Get More for FREE!)

13 Oct 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Jmac1773

Hello, fellow newbies!  As our journey through the monster-filled world of Splinterlands continues, I would like to let you know another piece of advice that I stumbled across the other day.  And it has to do with Credits.  Credits are, I feel, an un...

Splinterlands Blog #3 - I KEEP LOSING!!!

4 Oct 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Jmac1773

Yeah, that happens.  A lot.  But do NOT get discouraged.  I have literally lost track of the battles I have not won since I started playing.  (Actually, I can keep track of my lost battles - but I'd rather not).  I would try, try, and try again to ea...

Splinterlands Blog #2 - I've Signed Up, Now What

2 Oct 2021 2 minute read 1 comment Jmac1773

Welcome back to the complete newbie's guide to Splinterlands.  Splinterlands, if you didn't already know, is a NFT-based card battle game and allows you to earn, buy, sell, and rent playable NFT cards.  If you haven't sign up already I would highly r...

Splinterlands Blog #1 - A Guide for Extremely New Players (From An Extremely New Player)

29 Sep 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Jmac1773

Splinterlands is an NFT-based card battle game.  It works on the Hive Blockchain via magic and ERC-20 token dreams.  That's just my funny way of saying that I have no idea how side-chain, block chain, or any other chain actually works but that's what...

The Day My World Changed

23 Sep 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Jmac1773

Ok. Maybe that title is a little over-the-top.  The day I'm referring to in that slightly click-bait-ish title is the day that I decided to wade into my personal kiddie pool of cryptocurrency.  The actual Day My World Changed was the day my son was b...