THE CRYPTO VIGILANTE BLOG

Winner Takes ALL! The Tail Risk Of Holding The Wrong Bitcoin, With Jack Liu [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | December 1, 2022

How long have you been invested in Bitcoin and why? Even if you have been building and investing in crypto before 2017, there is still SO much to learn and especially to unlearn. Blockchain is a rapidly evolving technology with a revolving door of players. But, even the winners may not fully understand the game.…

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Real Entrepreneurs Do It On Chain

By Rafael LaVerde | December 1, 2022

I’m going to let you in on a secret. On-chain scaling is the future.  Everything is better for all if we do it open-source, on-chain, and interoperably.  The fact is, if your favorite network depends on externalities like exchanges to thrive, your favorite network is not going to make it. Centralized exchanges simply cannot be…

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Vigilante’s Take on the FTX Implosion, with Mr. W [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | November 21, 2022

Have you heard about the implosion of the FTX crypto exchange? Even outside the world of crypto, this event has grabbed the attention of the masses and made history in a way that no one will forget. Though you may be tired of hearing about this story, the whole truth has not fully surfaced, and…

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Did the Biggest Breakthrough in Crypto Just Happen? With Xiaohui Liu [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | November 20, 2022

Looking back, it is easier to see when you were in the right place, at the right time. But, why is it NOT so easy to see this in the moment, when the opportunity is most ripe? Today, I share a very rare and extraordinary interview with cryptographer Xiaohui Liu on the beachfront of Sámara,…

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How to Find Your Political Home and Why it Matters, with Mike Sertic [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | November 12, 2022

Do you agree that it is best to NOT discuss religion and politics with your peers? While the core of our focus at The Crypto Vigilante is blockchain tech, a fundamental piece of our analysis does derive from the realities of the political sector. Most of the progress in crypto has been driven by free…

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The Standard for Money and Cryptography, with Monero Developer Lee Clagett [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | November 2, 2022

In a time when over 13,000 cryptos are competing to prove themselves, how do you spot the best of them? Most of these projects offer great promise. But, few have the track record of development and testing to qualify for anything more than a trade. One crypto in particular has set the bar high. In…

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Embrace Dero & Get Cyber-Plandemic Ready

By Rafael LaVerde | November 2, 2022

It’s been 14 years since Satoshi Nakamoto released the Bitcoin whitepaper. These days, there’s so much (dangerous) crypto and blockchain content out there. To avoid the BS and get the most reliable insight, people join The Crypto Vigilante mainly for access to our market-leading subscription newsletter service led by our world-class team of experts. In…

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How to Win the Fight of Bringing Privacy to Bitcoin, with Samourai Wallet [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | October 18, 2022

Of all the people you know who are involved in crypto… how many are still unaware of the reality that Bitcoin is not private? Here at The Crypto Vigilante, we pride ourselves on being the only crypto research team that holds privacy as our number one value. Every recommendation from wallets, exchanges, best practices, and…

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How Art is Awakening a Crypto-centric World of Freedom, with Jack Lloyd [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | October 14, 2022

Just how real is the threat of centralized coercion against society and do we actually stand a chance? It is uncommon to meet a young individual who has done their research, is aware of this coercion, and is actively defending against this threat. During the Revolution 2022 Young Americans For Liberty (YAL) conference, I had…

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An Open Letter to TradeOgre & KuCoin Exchange Management from Mr. Z

By Mr. Z | October 11, 2022

Dear TradeOgre and KuCoin management, As you may be aware, a significant portion of our subscriber base uses your trading services on a regular basis.  As such, I’d like to offer a suggestion which I think will benefit all parties involved (the users and you, the exchanges). Background We at TCV are strong proponents of…

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Reflecting on the Critical Thinking Vital to Crypto and Liberty, with Pholosopher [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | October 9, 2022

Do you think the practice of philosophy can inspire the forward progress of cryptocurrencies and the Liberty movement? As a lifelong student of philosophy, I was excited to engage in a discussion with a fellow enthusiast and prominent voice in the world of freedom advocacy, The Pholosopher. With a diverse background as a software engineer,…

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Breaking the Chains that Undermine Crypto with Karith Foster of Inversity Solutions [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | October 6, 2022

I often reflect on my choice to collaborate on a team with such strongly diverse perspectives. “How can this be healthy and productive for crypto?”, I wonder. It wasn’t until I had engaged in a thoughtful discussion with Karith Foster at the 2022 Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) conference that the fog had begun to…

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Ayn Rand-inspired Cryptography with Jennifer Grossman of The Atlas Society [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | September 30, 2022

How have the fictional writings of Ayn Rand become so relevant in the world today? Many would consider that the Bible has proven to forecast much of the same warnings of a dystopian future as Rand had depicted in her novellas. How is all this possible? In today’s interview, I explored this phenomena with an…

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Crypto, the Inevitable Force Behind the Liberty Movement, with Spike Cohen [Video]

By Rafael LaVerde | September 22, 2022

Do you sometimes feel like there is no hope for a free society? In many ways this may appear to be true. But, what if crypto was the answer we’ve been waiting for to achieve this “free society”? And if so, how? During the Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) conference in August, I was fortunate…

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Right Place, Right Time – Why the Crypto Revolution is Just Beginning [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | September 20, 2022

Do you ever feel like you missed out on Bitcoin or Ethereum? Sure there were gains to be made as an early adopter. But, what if I told you that the timing has never been better? Why only take my word for it? In this latest walk n’ talk with my wolfpack, I lay out…

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The Real Threat to Privacy with Monero Core Developer, ArticMine [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | September 17, 2022

What truly sets Monero (XMR) apart from all of crypto and why does it matter? With the ongoing threat of blockchain analytics, crypto scams, and an overall lack of education in the space, there has never been a more urgent and important time to protect your financial privacy than now. I had the rare pleasure…

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Not Your Keys, Not Your Coins – The Foundation of Operational Security [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | September 15, 2022

How many hardware wallets do you know of that are fully open-source and made in the USA? Thanks to Boston-based Foundation Devices, Bitcoiners now have access to a new tool for their arsenal. For those who want to take self-custody to new heights, the Passport is a hardware wallet not to be overlooked.  I had…

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Next Level Bitcoin Security – How To Build Your Own BTC Signing Device [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | September 11, 2022

Did you know you can build an offline, secure Bitcoin transaction signing device for less than $50?  SeedSigner is a fully open-source software project that allows people to build a hardware wallet using off-the-shelf parts and commodity hardware.   What makes SeedSigner different is the wallet does not store user data, so every time it is…

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How The Power of Unstoppable Technology Can Save The World [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | September 1, 2022

Is the conflict between old and new power structures preprogrammed?   My favorite theme to think about is the yin-yang concept of darkness and light.  Crypto-anarchy is the tactic of using cryptography for counter-economics.  Breakthroughs in crypto tech, such as zero-knowledge proofs, have sparked a new era of challenge and upheaval.  These advances have paved the…

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How To Mine Bitcoin At Home For Maximum Profit [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | August 24, 2022

Some of the best assets we can own are the ones that nobody knows we have.  One of my favorite ways to acquire non-KYC Bitcoin is to mine them myself.  The Ohmm Black Box is a rugged enclosure design for bitcoin mining ASIC hardware that requires no additional cooling external to the ASIC computers themselves. …

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How Do We Build The Future of Finance Today? [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | August 16, 2022

Do you remember your reaction the first time you saw a Bitcoin ATM in person?  Whether the markets are up or down, crypto’s utility and growing adoption have always been most exciting to me.  Bringing modern financial technology to everyday individuals is the ongoing challenge and inevitable path of hyperbitcoinization.  Those who influence this process…

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