The Solar
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The Solar

This is where the Empress posts about the intersection between history, true crime, and modern technology. Expect posts about famous con artists, how old crimes are being refreshed in the modern world, and why it's always good to know your history.

The Crypto Newbie’s Guide to The Importance of CURRENCY in Cryptocurrency

1 Jan 2022 5 minute read 0 comments The Empress

I come from a family of immigrants. At present, we live on three different continents in three different time zones, although we’ve been spread over four in the past. We’re fortunate to all live in economically stable countries, but every time the H...

Pump & Dump Schemes for Crypto Newbies: their history and how to spot them

1 Jun 2021 12 minute read 3 comments The Empress

  Following on from my article about Ponzi schemes, today we’re going to talk about another type of scam that many crypto projects are accused of being: the Pump & Dump. Like the Ponzi, all Pump & Dumps are financial scams, but not all financial sca...

Ponzi Schemes for Crypto Newbies: a brief history and primer

27 May 2021 9 minute read 4 comments The Empress

People in online crypto communities keep throwing around the term Ponzi scheme as though it is synonymous with scam. It is not, and contrary to the popular wisdom on the internet, just because you lost money on (or didn’t invest in) a specific crypt...