• Commentary,  Opinion

    How the Lessons of Enron and Theranos can Inform Crypto Investors

    Luna Terra / UST scandal proves we’ve still got plenty of hubris

    Business leaders and investors are naturally drawn to the next big thing. Being an early investor in an exciting project can bring not only massive returns, but it can also bring much needed innovation and credibility to your investment portfolio. What if you are the first to see promise in the next Bitcoin? However, for every exciting new venture, there are just as many fraudulent companies. The collapse of Enron, the mortgage-backed security failures, Theranos, and the massive swings in the crypto market are the direct consequence of ignoring the fundamentals and riding the hype, greed, and ignorance train. Despite the naysayers and FUD surrounding it, blockchain technology and crypto…

  • Opinion

    Teaching People About Crypto

    There needs to be an emphasis on the technology

    Helping others Investing in crypto really is like gambling. Crypto technology allows uncensored and fast payments to be sent across the world, something previously unheard of. That’s only the tip of the iceberg. Despite all the cool capabilities of this technology, people spend their time arguing like children on Twitter about why Bitcoin’s price changed three percent, or blindly following some influencer and trusting their life savings into whatever garbage project they promote. The best way to teach people about crypto is to make it fun, fast, and yet still informative. Coinbase does a great job of this. They have a series of videos you can watch on different tokens,…

  • Opinion,  Technology

    Cryptocurrency and Gaming, A Common Ground?

    How gaming can bring the Average Consumer Into Cryptocurrency

    Press play to hear a narrated version of this story, presented by AudioHopper. Why gaming? Imagine someone who plays a video game for two hours everyday, spending hundreds on in-game content. Eventually, they stop playing for one reason or another, but still have everything that they bought. With crypto technology, they could sell their in-game items, receive crypto for it, and use it to pay their bills. Play-to-earn games are becoming increasingly popular in the crypto industry. The most popular example is Vietnamese game Axie Infinity (AXS). The game is somewhat similar to Pokémon, you collect “Axies” and battle other players for rewards. AXS is an Ethereum based token that…

  • Commentary

    Crypto and Super Bowl LVI

    Several companies are spending millions on Super Bowl advertising, but is that a good thing?

    Learn for yourself Jimmy Butler, a popular Miami NBA player, recently went to Twitter with a video aimed at the audience of Super Bowl 56. “On February the 13th, some of the biggest names are going to be telling you to get into crypto.” He goes on to say “trust yourself” and “do your own research”. However, this video is in partnership with Binance. The message Butler is sending across rings true, you should do your own research. It still needs to be noted though that he is getting paid for this and it is still an ad, not something he’s doing purely out of the good of his heart.…