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Cryptocurrency has been around for 10 years with Bitcoin heading the revolution, the initiator to bring about a change in the control of our money and individual data. One would think with a decade of life, more people would be aware of the transformational capabilities of blockchain technology and embrace those changes with open arms, yet few know what this technology can do and even fewer understand the mechanisms at play.

With Bitcoin topping the charts at around $20,000, seeing a percentage increase unheard of in other markets, many people came flooding into the sector to find wealth. 2018 proved less formidable, as Bitcoin now sits at around $3,600 from the bear market that has transferred over from last year to this one. …


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Bitcoin has opened many doors to help empower people from all over the world on an individual level. However, what if we push to implement this technology throughout our government?

Accountability can be provided through tokenized assets and blockchain-driven databases. How often have you wondered where your tax dollars go after the government takes their slice of the pie from your income and earnings? A Forbes column by Laurence Kotlikoff and Mark Skidmore from 2017 provides a little insight into this topic:

Government sources indicate $21 trillion in unsupported adjustments have been reported for the Department of Defense and the Department of Housing and Urban Development for the years…


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Cryptocurrencies have exploded in popularity with the advent of Bitcoin’s blockchain technology. Thousands of cryptocurrencies are in existence, and new ones are created daily. With so many choices out there, it is difficult to know which ones are legitimate and which ones are fraudulent.

No longer must we rely on a third-party to ensure transfers of money as financial sleazeballs put their grubby hands all over our economic livelihoods. Their cut is always a percentage better kept in our own pockets. Our hard-earned income deserves to be invested into the very best of projects that will return more money than what we first strived to save. …


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The world of cryptocurrency hosts a lot of authoritative figures dubbed “Crypto Influencers.” These are people that have usually been around for a while and have found their calling within the crypto sphere. Their thoughts, words, and deeds are followed attentively and many people who are just getting into crypto, look up to these people as the standard.

When first getting into crypto a few years ago, I knew nothing about blockchain technology like most newcomers. I had no idea where to start and who to look up to for advice or some sort of example to follow. …


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If you ask most people why they came into crypto they will tell you “It’s for the technology” or because they would like to realize more freedom and control throughout their lives. The simple truth is, most of us came here for the money. It’s apparent and rather simple: many millionaires were minted in the past decade since Bitcoin’s inception, and most of us became involved in the cryptosphere to get a piece of that action.

When asked, I frequently tell people that I came for the freedom associated with decentralization and control over my own money and data. This is partially true, but ultimately that’s a load of bollocks. I know my subconscious wishes every crypto coin and token I have a few dollars in, launches to the moon. A portfolio comprised of millions of dollars is difficult to dismiss, as though it really isn’t life-changing. …

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Under Tow

Cryptocurrency advocate, content creator, believer in restoring financial freedom through decentralization and blockchain technology.

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