ARTICLE: “What happens when all the 21 million Bitcoins are mined?”

Photo by Aleksi Räisä on Unsplash

Boom! Another smoking hot crypto article published, to end the year with a bang. I want this topic to be my niche and the magic is taking hold. I just need to publish a hundred more throughout 2020 and my reputation will be solidified. So, you know, hire me.

This time I tackled a familiar subject that all of the experts have analyzed, and summarized and explained in the simplest way. It’s supported by the most credible sources and it lights up all the green lights in the Yoast SEO plugin. So, you know, victory!  

But anyway, what will happen when all Bitcoins are mined? Find out in the real article, or get a taste after the jump:

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ARTICLE: “A Complete Guide to Petro – Venezuela’s Cryptocurrency Driven Attempt to Attain An Edge”

Achievement unlocked: Hackernoon published a second article by yours truly. This time is not a first-person chronicle, but a journalistic report on the Petro, Venezuela’s cryptocurrency. It contains five interviews, quotes from articles from all over the world and zero personal opinions, except for the conjectures and educated guesses near the end. It consists of near six thousand words – sidebars included – thus making it my most ambitious work in the English language so far.

Without further ado, let’s go to the quotes:

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Is the Petro a cryptocurrency? What is cryptocurrency anyway?

Blockchain post-it. An article about the Petro and the concept of cryptocurrency.
Photo by Hitesh Choudhary on Unsplash

Below are the sidebars I wrote for the article “A Complete Guide to Petro – Venezuela’s Cryptocurrency Driven Attempt to Attain An Edge“, which ended up published by Hackernoon, a tech publication with a specialized audience that probably didn’t need basic information like this. You, on the other hand, definitely do. So here it is. You’re welcome.

If you’re interested in the Venezuelan cryptocurrency, jackpot, you found the motherload.  And even if you’re not, there’s a lot of valuable, easy-to-digest data ahead:

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ARTICLE: “Tales of a Venezuelan Expat: Dispatch #2 (Disorder and Progress)”

The second chapter in the travel chronicles of Eduardo Próspero is live on Metapsychosis, a site of the highest caliber. This time our hero appears in Brazil and, as per usual, nothing goes his way. He falls on his feet, though, and lives to fight another day. And no, I’m not spoiling anything. The story is in the journey, not in the destination. And it starts dramatically:

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An unusual interpretation of Boots Riley’s “Sorry to Bother You”:

LaKeith Stanfield as Cassius Green, "Sorry to Bother You"

It’s hard for me to talk about Boots Riley. On one hand, I’ve been supporting and promoting his band The Coup for decades and was one of the first persons to predictSorry to Bother You” was going to be a one-of-a-kind movie. On the other, he’d recently been talking reckless about Venezuela and ignored every message polite and serious people sent him challenging his ridiculous views. And then, he deleted his Twitter account like a coward.

But that’s neither here nor there.

The point is I noticed something no one has talked about in “Sorry to Bother You”, the real message, a hidden layer of meaning.

So, SPOILER ALERT: Don’t advance if you haven’t watched “Sorry to Bother You”, mayor SPOILERS ahead.

The correct interpretation of that great movie, after the jump:

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Three examples of content curation. Dissecting and summarizing great ideas:

Jack Parsons in The Claypool Lennon Delirium's “Blood and Rockets: Movement I, Saga of Jack Parsons – Movement II, Too the Moon”

This space has been a little quiet lately, but hey… I got hired to ghostwrite a big-big project and I’ve been working on getting my writing published in other platforms. The latest accomplishment in that regard are these little pieces for the “microdoses” section in Metapsychosis, arguably the most complex and perplexing site around.

For the first installment I wrote about this work-of-art of a videoclip, and among other things said:

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ARTICLE: “How cryptocurrencies opened the doors for my escape from Venezuela”

Original Art by Emiliano Siem AKA Sooperchicken

LOL, I can’t believe it took me so long to publish this here, it happened more than a month ago. Arguably my biggest accomplishment since I started writing in English, I got published in Hacker Noon. This site is a daily check for me and there I am, among their pages, among their contributors.

I want to keep writing for them, keep the momentum going, but my aim is to write about cryptocurrencies from a user perspective and I already spent all of my Bitcoin. And that’s where the story starts:

I sold all my bitcoins before the latest stage of the crypto winter.

I’m not proud of it and I’m not a seer, I was just broke and hungry. That money was my safety net and now I’m free falling into the abyss, but that’s neither here nor there. The point is I’m not a Bitcoin owner anymore. And cryptocurrencies seem to be falling into the abyss… 

Then I go into my usual conspiracy-minded-type-of-argument:

I don’t claim to know exactly what’s happening, I’m as confused as the authors of the articles about the crash I’ve been reading. What I do know is that Bitcoin’s economy is not strong enough yet and it’s still vulnerable to attacks and manipulation. 

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Intrigue, prestidigitation, dirty tricks. An attack, that is how I see this crash and that is how I see the boom and super high climb of 2017. That shit wasn’t natural and this isn’t either. Dark forces are playing with our heads and with our money supply, testing our behavior, watching us run for our lives. And taking notes.

And then and only then I start telling my story. Which is a good one, and complements my more dramatic guest-post on Metapsychosis from a few months ago.

So don’t waste more time, go and read it –> “How cryptocurrencies opened the doors for my escape from Venezuela” — According to Medium it’ll take only five minutes and at the moment of publication has 182 claps that support the message.