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Unconventional Crypto

Unconventional Crypto

Cryptocurrency, cybersecurity, and their real world impacts. Speculative predictions and detailed analysis. Plain talk on complex topics.


“Bitcoin is a Ponzi Scheme” – Setting Goldbugs Straight

30 Mar 2021 1 minute read 1 comment DBit

If you’ve spent any amount of time exploring the crypto space, you’ve likely encountered an irritated goldbug preaching their anti-bitcoin gospel. They probably told you that bitcoin is a Ponzi scheme. They’ve said your only hope of making gains is t...

Reasons Silver Is Not Going to Moon

21 Mar 2021 2 minute read 2 comments DBit

Silver gained a lot of attention in February of 2021 when the WallStreetBets crowd attempted to short squeeze the metal. Their misadventure failed to make any lasting impact on “paper silver”, but was successful at cleaning out physical bullion retai...

Can Crypto Save Gold?

21 Jan 2021 2 minute read 0 comments DBit

Gold has functioned as a store of value since being dethroned as a popular backer of currency during the 20th century. Today, gold bugs are optimistic that an inflationary dollar will richly reward them with record-breaking returns.     Figure 1: Gol...

Polkadot Plummeting to $0.28?

30 Sep 2020 1 minute read 1 comment DBit

Walletinvestor Extremely Bearish According to the financial forecasting site walletinvestor.com, Polkadot DOT tokens may be headed to $0.28 within a year. Walletinvestor started as a site that provided technical analysis of cryptocurrencies. It late...

Elrond (EGLD) Due Diligence Cheat Sheet

29 Sep 2020 4 minute read 0 comments DBit

You have likely been told to do your “due diligence and research” on every crypto under the sun. This article will help you kick-start your research on Elrond by covering the basics. That said, what follows is not financial advice. What is Elrond? El...

Polkadot (DOT) Due Diligence Cheat Sheet

14 Sep 2020 3 minute read 4 comments DBit

You have likely been told to do your “due diligence and research” on every crypto under the sun. This article offers a quick way to kick-start your Polkadot research by covering the basics. That said, what follows is not financial advice. What is Pol...

Wash Trades Muddy the Waters for Crypto Investors

28 Aug 2020 2 minute read 0 comments DBit

  What Are Wash Trades? Wash trades are profitless transactions meant to manipulate markets and lure investors into making bad decisions. Some example of wash trades include: Exchanges manipulating their own market volume numbers A person acting as...

How to Buy VeChain Without Binance

24 Aug 2020 1 minute read 1 comment DBit

Perform an Anonymous Exchange Via GODEX Buying VeChain can be difficult for people unable to trade on Binance. In fact, the regulations that prevent people from using Binance often apply to other exchanges like Kraken, KuCoin, and OKEx as well. This...

Tips for Dodging Deadly Crypto Fees

23 Aug 2020 3 minute read 0 comments DBit

You know the phrase “death by a thousand cuts”? In the crypto trading world, the “cuts” are transactions fees. There is a fee for moving your crypto to an exchange. There is a fee for selling your crypto. There is a fee for buying crypto. Given time,...

Aliens Prefer Gold To Bitcoin?

16 Aug 2020 2 minute read 7 comments DBit

The fiercest conflicts often occur between groups who are most similar. The rivalry between bitcoin enthusiasts and goldbugs in no exception. Both camps find a common enemy in inflationary banknotes, yet ceaselessly squabble over which asset is a bet...