We need to talk about cryptocurrencies. Here are my ten greatest articles.

Cheers to the site I’m ghostwriting for. They gave me permission to share with you the best of my work.

These articles are SEO-heavy-keyword-filled-monsters.

The texts don’t have my usual flair, because that’s not what the client needed. 

These are lean and mean traffic generating machines.

And they’re full of useful info if you’re looking to get into the cryptocurrency craze of 2021.

After the jump, we’ll discuss: Binance, Coinbase, Kraken, Bittrex, and Coinmama. Which of these cryptocurrency exchanges is better for you? We’ll talk about Ripple and the XRP, about Lumen and its Stellar, and of course about the king and queen of the ball: Bitcoin and Ethereum. As a bonus we’ll feature the Verge coin, is it the new hot investment or an example of what not to do?

Get all of the answers and a lot more, after the jump:

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WORK: “Magento 2 will make your web store exponentially better. This is why”

Infographic about the top industries using Magento. The article is about why you should migrate your store to Magento 2.

I almost didn’t publish this one here.

Long story short: It was heavily edited and I wasn’t satisfied with the published version.

I’m ok with it, don’t get me wrong. The client had the right to do so. And very good reasons that had nothing to do with me.

But, it doesn’t showcase my best writing. And professional photographers only show you their best pictures.

Then I thought, maybe I’m not particularly proud of the piece, but it does showcase other qualities. It shows that I’m a team player and I don’t take edits personally.

It is what it is, let’s work.

About the article, first things first: Magento is an Ecommerce software. It’s also a SaaS if you take that option.

Let’s start with the basics. The first Magento 2 version came out on November 17, 2015. The behemoth Adobe acquired the company in 2018. With its resources and expertise, the platform is expected to grow exponentially. According to Hosting Tribunal: “over 250,00 active sites use Magento”, but “only 11,000 of those run on Magento 2.”

Those old school stores should migrate. Learn why –> “Magento 2 will make your web store exponentially better. This is why

Minds working independently, Massive Attack returns

Until a few weeks back, the only constant in their whole discography was 3D. The first one to run from the toxic and confrontational environment was Tricky, who was a member of the band until the phenomenal “Protectionin spite of what Wikipedia says. For the “Mezzanine” sessions they included live instrumentation; Mushroom wasn’t satisfied with the changes in sound they were experimenting with and, in spite of the album’s success, was the second one to go.

From that point on they were flirting with the idea of working separately and publishing everything under the Massive Attack moniker, but what ended up happening was the conflict between Daddy G and 3D kept the former out of “100th Window” and only semi involved in “Heligoland”, even though he’s credited as a composer in all of those songs.

In 2013 their name returned to the spotlight with unorthodox plans and good news: 1.- They were writing songs with Tricky; 2.- They were releasing EPs instead of an album and 3.- The first one was going to be the work of 3D and the second one Daddy G’s, each working with their own team. Then they disappeared for 3 years, Tricky released his most underwhelming album to date — “Skilled Mechanics” — and when the world was not looking, “Take It There”’s fantastic videoclip starring John Hawkes appeared all over the Internet:

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Two or three paragraphs about “A Moon Shaped Pool”

A Moon Shaped Pool

At fist I thought this was the most rock Radiohead had put in al album in over a decade. I was wrong. I’m not an “In Rainbows” or “The King of Limbs” fan, but I love the rest of their output. This new one, I don’t feel like listening to it too much. There’s no deniying the high quality of the music inside “A Moon Shaped Pool“, but Thom Yorke is still in crying mode and Jonny Greenwood still won’t play guitar. In spite of that, they archieved something special. It just doesn’t appeal to me specifically.

I’m still in awe about Burn the Witch“, and the video is probably my favorite of the year. I also enjoy “Decks Dark” and “Identikit” tremendously. I don’t like Daydreaming at all, but I wouldn’t move the dial if it came up on the radio. “True Love Waits” grew on me, even though I’m not a ballad man. The rest is alright, and it has sublime moments, but I cant’t help but miss the old days, when they were a rock band. The album is still #2 among the critics and #1 among the public according to Album of the Year, so I guess Radiohead will survive the judgement of my two or three paragraphs.

Benjamin Clementine: Tiny Desk Concert

True artist, right here. It’s not exactly my kind of music, but I won’t complain. I wouldn’t know in what genre to classify him in, is this soul? No, but it does have one. All I can say is his power, angst and honesty are palpable. He came from the past or another planet to show us how it’s done. In the last song, “Adios”, he sings:

Adios to the little child in me
who kept on blaming everyone else
instead facing defeat
After all, why should I regret?
If it wasn’t for the mistakes
I made yesterday
where will I be by now?

Let that be our lesson for the day.