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If you know little to nothing about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general, this is the podcast for you! I'll take you through it step by step. Cryptocurrencies aren't just a fad - this technology is here to stay and disrupt conventional systems and institutions as we know them. It can seem intimidating, but just because you don't understand the technology that makes your smart phone work doesn't mean you don't know how to make your smart phone work for you! Same thing with cryptocurrencies ...
 
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Bitcoin took a recent blow. Other cryptos went down with it. Why? Was it the Internet shutdown in Kazakhstan? The Fed's news about rate hikes coming sooner than later? The hubbub about more crypto regulation? Did a butterfly flap its wings that caused a monetary monsoon across the globe? Tune into episode 55 of the Crypto for Newborns podcast and b…
 
Little did I know that my experience with the Nebra indoor miner used to mine helium tokens would become a drama, tragedy and mystery combined into one big hot mess! In episode 54 of the Crypto or Newborns podcast, you'll get the unabridged update of my experience thus far … Resources: CoinMarketCap: Historical Snapshot - 31 December 2020 Wikipedia…
 
2021 was a crazy year for cryptos—what about 2022? The crazy ain't over! Tune into episode 53 of the Crypto for Newborns podcast to recap 2021 and venture a gander into 2022! Saddle up 'cause it's gonna be a wild ride! Resources: CoinMarketCap: Historical Snapshot - 31 December 2020 Wikipedia – Stock Market If you would like to donate a bit of cryp…
 
At one time, you could have made over 10% interest on a regular savings account through your bank. Today, you'd be lucky to earn .5%. But there's a new trend in crypto decentralized finance that's shaking things up with some incredible returns. How much are we talking… 10%? 20%? 50%? Try over 8000% annually! No, that's not a typo. That means your $…
 
Bitcoin was flying high, then levelled out, then crashed… now it's on its way back up! Analysts are scratching their heads and the media is all over cryptos like a cheap suit. So why the latest drop and what does the future hold for Bitcoin and cryptos in general? Find out as we explore the "Bitcoin Bounceroo" in episode 51 of the Crypto for Newbor…
 
Last year, the crypto trend was all about DeFi. This year it's NFTs. What's next? Insiders are looking into DAOs, decentralized autonomous organizations. If you hold crypto in a given DAO, you have a voice in how the organization is run and are part of the decision-making process. Collective wisdom as the new business model … will it succeed? Disco…
 
Episode 49 of the Crypto for Newborns podcast features part 3 of my Nebra helium miner experience. Spoiler alert: if my miner was a fruit, it would be a lemon ... If you would like to donate a bit of cryptocurrency to the Crypto for Newborns podcast, feel free to send as much as you’d like – far be it from me to inhibit your generosity! I’m accepti…
 
Cryptos are off to the races—in more ways than one! Introducing ZED RUN, blockchain horse racing that's sweeping the globe. What unique about ZED RUN? For starters, every horse is unique—a unique NFT that can be bought, sold, raced and bred. And there's real money to be made… and real money to be lost ... Once you tune in to Episode 48 of the Crypt…
 
Bitcoin hit yet another all-time high last week over $68,000 and isn't showing signs of slowing down. So, what's next for Bitcoin and cryptos in general? Episode 47 of the Crypto for Newborns podcast shines some light down the blockchain tunnel ... Resources: Article: Bitcoin hits new all-time high above $68,000 as cryptocurrencies extend rally Art…
 
Facebook has become Meta and with that change comes a whole new universe of possibilities, figuratively and literally—welcome to the Metaverse! Zuckerberg plans to pump $10 billion dollars into it in the next year alone. So what is the Metaverse and why did so many cryptos skyrocket in price on the announcement? Find out in episode 46 of the Crypto…
 
The horror … the horror … the helium … No, I’m not quoting Apocalypse Now—I’m talking about my experience with the Nebra Indoor miner used to mine the Helium token. Is it really that bad? Do the frustrations outweigh the rewards? Find out in episode 45 of the Crypto for Newborns podcast … Resources: Nebra website If you would like to donate a bit o…
 
Bitcoin busted out reaching an all-time high last week! While the Bitcoin eagle is flying high, the naysayers are eating crow. But what now? Is it buyer beware or buyer start shopping for a Lamborghini? Get some insight from episode 44 of the Crypto for Newborns podcast ... Resources: Article: Bitcoin Prices Hit Fresh, All-Time High Above $66,000 A…
 
Bitcoin is back ... Resources: Article: This Week in Crypto: Federal Reserve Chairman Says U.S. Won’t Ban Cryptocurrency a Week After China Bans All Crypto Transactions Article: The SEC just approved the closest thing to a US bitcoin ETF you can buy, for now Investopedia: Exchange Traded Fund Article: SEC approves Volt Equity ETF providing exposure…
 
Mining crypto is an exciting and potentially lucrative prospect but it ain’t all plug, play and retire young. In episode 42 of the Crypto for Newborns podcast, your faithful host shares the initial highs and lows of receiving the Nebra indoor miner to mine Helium, the token of the Helium Network which facilitates the Internet of Things (IoT) … Reso…
 
While you can no longer buy Bitcoin for a song, you can enjoy crypto-inspired songs! In episode 41 of the Crypto for Newborns podcast, tune in to some of the tunes that will get your bitbooty movin’! Resources: Bitcoin Song by Pat Ryan Dogecoin Song - To the Moon Remy: Bitcoin Billionaire Chris Record – Hodl Gang - Bitcoin Rap Remix Dead Prez – Bit…
 
Our third and final episode in the Confessions of a Crypto Addict series spotlights “Deron.” A good friend, devoted father and husband, entrepreneur… and a complete crypto addict — so much so that he started his own support group — supporting the study, analysis and passion for crypto! The crypto bug hit this one hard. In episode 40 of the Crypto f…
 
There is a latin phrase, audentes Fortuna iuvat, that translates to “Fortune favors the bold,” a truth that has proved itself repeatedly throughout history. But when it comes to cryptocurrencies, a more appropriate phrase may apply: Insanus es… You’re crazy! But is it boldness, or insanity that leads one into the wonderland of cryptocurrencies? For…
 
It’s easy to lose track that behind the blockchain exists human beings. This episode is about one such person, a man who was both friend and family member, businessman and taxpayer. Let’s call this man “Greg.” He had an early interest in investments, precious metals, stocks, etc. Needless to say this mild-mannered gentleman got addicted to crypto c…
 
If I started talking about something that is faith-based where the writings are considered sacred texts and there are true believers, holidays and even diets surrounding it, you’d probably think I was talking about religion—or cryptocurrencies! In episode 37 of the Crypto for Newborns podcast, we’ll go beyond the heaven and hell of crypto investing…
 
If Hamlet was written today, Act 3, Scene 1 may have gone, “To invest in crypto, or not to invest in crypto – that is the question.” And the next question may be “How dost though buyest into cryptos sans risking one’s tunic? Episode 36 of the Crypto for Newborns podcast pulls back the curtain on crypto investments that may be less risky but still p…
 
As its name implies, the new infrastructure bill passing through congress addresses infrastructure—roads, bridges, waterways, ports, airports, transit, rail, cryptocurrencies … Wait, what? Cryptocurrencies? First they distrusted them. Then they hated them. Now, congress and the administration are looking to cryptocurrencies to fund $50 billion of t…
 
Recently, a new upgrade went live for Ethereum—and the crypto world will never be the same again! Among the changes, a new fee structure has Ethereum fans singing and miners cringing. Tune into episode 34 of the Crypto for Newborns podcast and find out whether we’re headed for Ethereum delirium or pandemonium! Resources: Article: Ethereum’s Hotly A…
 
If you thought Bitcoin was on its way to the grave when if dropped below $30K, you’d be dead wrong! Bitcoin is bouncing back in a big way and the kudos can be attributed to Elon Musk? Jack Dorsey? Cathie Wood? Senator Elizabeth Warren? Big Banks? Amazon? All of the above? Tune in to episode 33 of the Crypto for Newborns podcast where we take a look…
 
The wild rollercoaster ride of Bitcoin over the course of the year was peanuts compared to the 2020 presidential election. Voter fraud was and is still the hot topic of debate – how do we make voting accessible to as many eligible voters as possible while guaranteeing the accuracy and credibility of the votes? Could blockchain provide the solution?…
 
You’re not shy about letting the world know what you like. On game day, out comes your favorite team jersey… or maybe your “I (heart) Yosemite” baseball cap at the family picnic. Now you can show your pride and passion for crypto with the latest and greatest in crypto gear! Episode 31 of the Crypto for Newborns podcast is tailor-made for crypto fan…
 
In 1978, John Paul Young sang a song that claimed love was in the air. In 2021, love is in the blockchain. Who would have thought that at the heart of crypto and blockchain technologies was, well, the heart? Tune in to episode 30 of the Crypto for Newborns podcast and discover how Cupid is courting crypto and finding that special someone may depend…
 
The world is at war with Covid-19 and the challenges in combatting it are equally virulent—sensitive vaccines, distribution, efficacy, side effects, proof of inoculation … Crypto and blockchain technologies could be just what the doctor ordered! In episode 29 of the Crypto for Newborns podcast, we’ll discuss how these technologies could remedy the …
 
You take a picture and save it—to the cloud. You back up your document—to the cloud. Have you ever stopped to think what exactly is the cloud, where is it and how does it work… or do you have your head in the clouds when it comes to remote storage of your critical data? Episode 28 of the Crypto for Newborns podcast clears the air on remote storage—…
 
Bitcoin has been on a rollercoaster this year and many investors are getting motion sickness. But despite criticisms, warnings and negative predictions of its demise as well as China’s crackdown on mining the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin is still in the game and may be the proverbial phoenix rising from the ashes—in part, because of its own programming …
 
Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies are disrupting yet another industry structured on a centralized model. Thinks crypto is still a game? This time, is all about video and online gaming! Better security, scalability, player control and gamer/developer collaboration are just a handful of the many benefits crypto and blockchain bring to the …
 
In real estate, the market goes up and down like a seesaw, but one thing remains constant, the hassle of real estate transactions. Buyers and sellers and agents … oh my! Fees and taxes and payments … oh my! Paperwork and bureaucracy and security … oh my! Mr. Wizard, is there a way to resolve all this? There’s no magic cure, but there may be a pract…
 
El Salvador recently passed legislation to make Bitcoin legal tender currency. Is this the “shot heard ‘round the world for Bitcoin” as Strike CEO Jack Mallers stated? Will other countries take the Bitcoin plunge? If so, how to overcome the slow and costly transaction issues of Bitcoin? That’s where the Lightning Network comes in, the potential sol…
 
Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies are disrupting business as usual, from gambling to supply chain, health care to entertainment. In episode 23 of the Crypto for Newborns podcast, we’ll tune in to Audius, a streaming music service that plays by the beat of a different drum. In a centralized model, artists rarely have control over the cont…
 
Talking about “supply chain” may not enthrall you… but without it, you may not be sitting in the chair you’re sitting in … or drinking that Diet Coke … or washing your hair with shampoo …. When it comes to the goods we use, depend on and can’t live without, chances are supply chain has something to do with them. And chances are that cryptocurrencie…
 
Skyrocketing costs, stifling bureaucracy and the inadequate handling of patients’ medical information continue to plague the healthcare industry and it’s going to take more than a bandage to heal the proverbial would that continues to fester. Could cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology provide the cure? In episode 21, we’ll examine the ways in…
 
Demand for video content is on the rise—but so are the bandwidth and cost demands that go along with it. You’re probably thinking, “Please don’t take my funny cat videos away!” Fear not! There’s a new crypto kid in town and it may provide the solutions that centralized video providers like Youtube can’t deliver. In this episode, we’ll take a look a…
 
In Episode 19 of the Crypto for Newborns podcast, we conclude our three-part interview with Dominic Frisby, author of Bitcoin: The Future of Money? In this final installment, Frisby explains the “Hype Cycle” and where cryptocurrencies fit into it. All technologies go through it. Many cryptos will fail. A select number will succeed. While we can’t t…
 
In Episode 18 of the Crypto for Newborns podcast, we continue with the second part of the three-part interview with Dominic Frisby, author of Bitcoin: The Future of Money? Frisby explains his statement why Bitcoin could have a greater impact than the Internet, the limits of fiat currencies compared to cryptocurrencies and China’s role concerning Bi…
 
The price of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are up one second and down the next and the news goes in all directions. One story says bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are digital evil, another story says they’re the second technology and monetary coming … It’s hard to make sense of it all. If only there was someone who wrote the book on Bitcoin and cryptoc…
 
Would someone spend $613 million on two pizzas? Would a woman hire a hit man to kill her boyfriend with payment due in cryptocurrency? Would a law enforcement officer ask for his salary in Bitcoin before most people even knew what it was? These questions could only be asked in the crazy world of crypto! What’s even crazier are the answers revealed …
 
China confines crypto and the price of Bitcoin plummets. But there’s more to the story than meets the eye! While the country with almost 18% of the world’s population bans crypto, it’s been developing its own digital currency since 2014 and the implications are global. In Episode 15 of the Crypto for Newborns podcast, we’ll take a look at what’s at…
 
Computer hacking, drug deals and murder for hire … the next installment of CSI: Crime Scene Investigations or the nefarious past of Bitcoin? If you guessed the later, you’d be right! In the words of Oscar Wilde, “Every saint has a past and every sinner a future.” Is Bitcoin the proverbial saint, sinner or both? You make the call after tuning in to …
 
You’re familiar with the Internet of course, but you may not know about IoT, the Internet of Things. What is IoT? It’s the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data ... a child’s toy ... a driverless truck ... entire cities! IoT is not a new SciFi film, it’s happening …
 
Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Dogecoin. Dogecoin who? Dogecoin, the cryptocurrency that started as a joke but now has a market cap exceeding General Motors ... and that’s no laughing matter! In Crypto for Newborns Episode 12, we’ll explore meme tokens and the most famous one of them all, Dogecoin. Learn what meme cryptocurrencies are and more about Do…
 
In the volatile world of cryptocurrencies, a bit of stability may provide a breath of fresh air. Welcome to stablecoins, the answer to crypto volatility… or are they? In Crypto for Newborns Episode 11, you’ll learn what stablecoins are, how they work and some of the more popular stablecoins in the crypto market today! Resources: Coindesk article: “…
 
In the cryptosphere, being able to talk the talk will help you walk the walk! In Crypto for Newborns Episode 10 - Cocktail Party Crypto Talk, Part Deux, you’ll learn five more key crypto terms that will help you navigate the basics of a social event crypto discussion. Without listening to this episode, you may be in the dark when someone refers to …
 
In Episode 9, we dive into the world of DeFi, decentralized finance—and it could change banking and other financial services as we know it! Without the middlemen of centralized financial institutions, there’s the potential of getting your cryptocurrency investments working for you with big rewards and higher yields. However, along with the potentia…
 
Crypto for Newborns Episode 8 introduces the decentralized exchange – DEX. These peer-to-peer exchanges provide a cryptocurrency marketplace for buyers and sellers without centralized authority—and there are definite pros and cons compared to centralized exchanges like Coinbase and Gemini. Decentralized exchanges provide access to thousands of cryp…
 
The original GIF of Nyan Cat sold for about $580,000. Lindsay Lohan sold a digital image of her face for $17,000. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sold one of his tweets online for $2.5 million. What the hell is going on? Welcome to the frenetic world of NFTs! In Episode 7 of the Crypto for Newborns podcast, we’ll explore NFTs, what they are, what’s going o…
 
When the pandemic settles down and we all get back to attending social events (like cocktail parties), are you ready to talk about cryptocurrencies--or are you worried that you'll be relegated to the card table with jello molds because you have nothing useful to contribute. You'll have nothing to worry about after Episode 6! We'll go over five key …
 
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