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Blockchain Enthusiast, Former USA Today Journalist, and diehard Trekkie 🖖🏾| Catch me on my publication Yard Couch.

Let me drop a 50 bomb on this one

Likes are meaningless.
Subscribers are yesterday’s news.

Claps are everything.

The difference between 49 and 50 claps is massive. When someone gives me 49 claps I think they hate me. This person — if you can call them that — went out of their way just to stop at the full 50. You know who you are. I can’t sleep at night because of you.

This is why I think we should start a petition to run claps like a Patreon account. You know, something like this:

👉10 claps = You’re on your way. But it’s not good enough. …

This is how much ADA you need

May 13, 2021 was the most important day in Cardano’s history.

Cardano (ADA) bucked the trend. It broke all-time highs — getting that $2 monkey off its back — and was the sole top-ten cryptocurrency rising in value during a historic sell-off.

They even danced on the graves of their victors and asked Tesla to partner with them following Elon Musk’s public diss against Bitcoin.

Cardano and its creator Charles Hoskinson have balls. You need them to survive in this cut-throat crypto market.

Today Cardano is the fourth most valuable token in the world. And after yesterday’s achievement, I’m…

Bitcoin will do to banks what email did to the postal industry

Win a Lambo Finance, Cosby Token, and Viagra Token… these are among the worst-performing cryptocurrencies on the market.

There are over 5,000 blockchain projects and more than half of them are complete scams. This makes the task of finding a great crypto project very daunting, to say the least.

However, as I explained to my mom when opening up her first Coinbase account, investing in cryptocurrency isn’t rocket science.

As much as I’d love to find the next Ethereum or Basic Attention Token, why not just invest in Ethereum or Basic Attention Token?

There’s a clear edge that the top…

Some fat to chew on

It was a dark and stormy night and I was perusing Amazon for new books to read. Then, there it was, “Why Incels are Right & You Are Wrong” by Dr. Lukas Castle.

In all honesty, I was only vaguely familiar with incel culture.

I knew some members were responsible for heinous crimes. I knew the term “incel” stood for involuntarily celibate (but I didn’t understand the ‘involuntary part’ of that nomenclature). And I knew the prevailing media-driven narrative was to despise incels without any further explanation.

When it came to incels, there were clear gaps to fill in. So…

And why that doesn’t matter

Bitcoin Cash is Bitcoin — except better.

It is the continuation of Satoshi Nakomoto’s original and successful vision as of 2014 before hostile parties hijacked the network.

On Bitcoin Cash you’ll find lower fees (which is important for anything claiming to be a ‘currency’), there’s no artificial cap on the block size and the network hard forks roughly every six months.

Anyone who uses Bitcoin instead of Bitcoin Cash is not a true “Bitcoiner” as they’d rather be stuck with 1990s technology.

These, my friends, are arguments of the Bitcoin Cash community. …

Web 3.0’s white knight… or is it?

The Internet Computer Protocol is one of the most significant and impressive crypto project launches in 2021.

Almost immediately after launch, the Internet Computer Protocol bullied its way into the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market cap, despite being a relatively unknown project.

Quite honestly, it was a slaughter.

Dfinity, the team behind the Internet Computer protocol, rallied ICP token to a 17 billion market cap in one day.

That’s the combined value of Aurora Cannabis, Chainlink and Papa John’s Pizza — all made in one day.

But what is the Internet Computer Protocol really, and why are so many concerned

Some Incoming Changes

Hi everyone! First and foremost, wanted to thank all of you for the tremendous growth and support this year.

Recently we hit one million views across all articles and have garnered over a hundred writers.

I’m freaking pumped! It’s cool to be one of the small publications that can hang and even surpass the big guys.

And we’re just getting started…

So, we just wanted to quickly update you guys on the future of Yard Couch.

We’re Looking for Help

In the time that Cody Collins and I started Yard Couch, we’ve both added new responsibilities to our lives. …

The government is ending stablecoins

We don’t need Bitcoin.

We don’t need Ethereum.

We have the Federal Reserve Coin, or what is more commonly known as Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs).

If you’re not paying attention to crypto or CBDCs you’re in for a rude awakening. Already in China, they’ve issued their Digital Yuan as a means to closely monitor their citizen’s spending habits.

In this Brave New World governments will know exactly what kind of weird shit you’re buying. I’m sure Aldous Huxley and Orwell are rolling over in their graves right this second.

The United States is next up to the plate with…

What does a centralized cryptocurrency mean for the world?

The proposition was simple, create tiny slips of paper that represent gold or silver and are held separately by third parties.

So it was written.

Chinese merchants, nearly 1,000 years ago, began leaving heavy, veritable coins for the most revolutionary currency mankind has ever known: Cash money.

Those trusted third parties who recorded transactions became the earliest known bankers; and not too soon after money printing and inflation became ubiquitous.

One millennium later and China is fundamentally reimagining money again. This time not through ink and fungible bills, but through 1s and 0s on a computer.

The Digital Yuan is…

Nyan Cat never stood a chance

I hate NFTs.

They’re not fun to talk about, only make fun of. Let me prove my point by talking about socks…

Yes, you read that right. In 2019, DeFi (decentralized finance) protocol Uniswap launched Unisocks — a limited edition non-fungible token that came with a physical pair of socks.

Back in February one SOCK token traded at $92,000.

“500 pairs of digital socks have a market cap of $20 million. Memes are the new money”, wrote Meltem Demirors, Chief Strategy Officer at Coinshares.

When socks are selling near six figures you know you’re in a bubble on steroids and…

Isaiah McCall

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