• 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…

  • Cryptocurrencies,  Opinion

    Take A Step Back

    Sometimes it’s good to realize how ridiculous this all is

    A different approach Taking anything too seriously can be bad for stress and your day-to-day activities. I noticed I would check the markets while I was with friends or at the gym. Waking up and immediately checking my phone to see if there was any new news I missed while sleeping. Crypto is a 24/7 market, and for some that is a stressful and time consuming thing. Taking a step back and looking at everything going on, I realized there was nothing to do but laugh at the ridiculousness of the whole thing. There is a way to be involved in crypto and actually enjoy it. There’s nothing wrong with…

  • Commentary,  Markets Report,  Opinion

    Cryptocurrency Market Sees Drops Across the Board

    Federal Reserve’s December meeting and Kazakhstan protests cause major dips in the market for the first week of 2022

    Leading cryptocurrencies fall over 10% Over the last seven days Ethereum (ETH) has fallen 13.3%, Binance Coin (BNB) 12.4%, and Bitcoin (BTC) by 10%. Both BTC and ETH hit three months lows, and still have yet to recover. Few coins have seen gains in the last week, Chainlink (LINK) and Cosmos (ATOM) being exceptions. The market cap of the whole crypto market has been in decline since the middle of November. The market saw a major dip in early December, and then continued the slow decline. Now in early January the market has once again seen a significant drop. Even with the market dipping in December, it still seemed bullish.…

  • Opinion,  Technology

    NFTs are Overhyped

    Why the vast majority of NFT projects are a complete waste of money

    What is an NFT and why do they matter? NFT is a term that has been appearing all over social media and the news in the last few months. An NFT is a Non-fungible token, stored on a blockchain, which is essentially a digital ledger. NFTs function similarly to a cryptocurrency like Ethereum or Bitcoin. The major difference between interchangeable tokens like Ethereum and an NFT is that each NFT is uniquely different, hence the word non-fungible. An NFT can be a digital picture, song, file, and much more. Ownership of an NFT does not confer copyright or the ability to use legal action. Instead, it is more of a…