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exploring the intersections of crypto, creativity, and commerce through my newsletters, deep-dive blog posts, explainers, and tutorials


The Infinite Machine, about Ethereum, available on Amazon (free with Audible trial)

9 Oct 2021 2 minute read 2 comments Thumbs Up

Hey friends 👋 I'm a big fan of The Defiant. Their content is approachable yet thorough, fun, yet deeply researched 🙌   If you haven't checked them out, you definitely should. Here's how they self-describe in their YouTube bio: The Defiant curates,...

And Introduction to Celo Network

24 Sep 2021 16 minute read 0 comments Thumbs Up

Hey friends 👋 If you've read my post Polygon Pool Party, you'll know that I'm fan of Ethereum scaling solutions that allow beginners to experiment with DeFi without spending too much in fees. After all, I'm still a small fry 🍟 At the beginning of...

Crypto Misadventures: A Wallet By Any Other Name

17 Jul 2021 7 minute read 16 comments Thumbs Up

Hey friends 👋 I wanna tell you a story 📖 When I first started exploring the world of cryptocurrency I knew one thing for certain... I am about to make a lot of mistakes 😅 You know, we hear stories about people who got in early and made huge gains...

Crypto Misadventures: (Im)permanent Loser

16 Jul 2021 7 minute read 2 comments Thumbs Up

Hey Crypto Club 👋 In my quest to explore DeFi, the first step was to recognize that everything I will do comes with some risk ⚖️ There are different kinds of risks from investing in cryptocurrencies that go nowhere, to being liquidated when you borr...

Polygon Pool Party (How to deposit into PoolTogether on Polygon)

15 Jul 2021 17 minute read 6 comments Thumbs Up

Hey friends 👋 If you read my first Crypto Misadventures post: "A Wallet By Any Other Name" then you're aware that like most crypto noobs, I have not have not been having a very good experience with gas fees on the Ethereum network 😪 Now I've been...