THE CRYPTO VIGILANTE BLOG

Chris Sky on Canada, Crypto and Cancel Culture [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | July 29, 2022

It’s time for freethinkers to stop complying with the rigged game of fiat currencies.  If you believe in freedom of choice and want to reclaim your autonomy, you need to opt out of the matrix.  Chris Sky is a motivational speaker, and the author of Just Say No: A Guide to Asserting Your Rights and…

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Best Practices: How To Become Financially Independent with Bitcoin [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | July 19, 2022

Storing your own Bitcoin brings many advantages.  Your wealth cannot be inflated away, taken from you with arbitrary regulations, or restricted to certain jurisdictions.  However, it is also a responsibility that needs to be taken seriously.  Since Bitcoin is not anonymous, can we still protect our privacy?  The best way to do this is to…

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Why Monero is Superior to Bitcoin [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | July 14, 2022

When we compare Monero (XMR) to Bitcoin, on everything from mining decentralization, to confidentiality, fungibility, and utility, Monero wins.   Sooner or later, Bitcoin thought-leaders who have been promoting BTC as if it’s just like Monero will be called to take accountability for their actions. Before he hosted the Regulation and Policy Panel at MoneroTopia in…

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How Mass Surveillance Devices Are Spying On Us [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | July 10, 2022

Are your conversations being recorded?  Is your location being transmitted to advertisers?  There’s no doubt Big Tech is listening.  Still, for most of us, ease of use and convenience are our smartphones‘ essential features.  Regardless of which apps you rely on, the most significant aspect of a mobile device is its privacy capabilities or lack…

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Can Monero (XMR) Help Us Avoid a Dystopian Future? [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | July 7, 2022

Is Bitcoin (BTC) sustainable? I always strive for intellectual honesty while maintaining a skeptical mentality in all that I do.  I was pleased to have the opportunity to be joined backstage at MoneroTopia 2022 by Luke Smith, a well-known privacy and FOSS advocate, after his presentation on Why Monero (XMR) Is Crypto for Dystopia Avoidance. …

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How To Live On Crypto Full Time, The Easy Way [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | July 3, 2022

Do you know anyone who runs a crypto startup or lives 100% on crypto?  What a time to be alive!  My favorite people in the world are crypto entrepreneurs, so when I discovered CoinCards at the Guns N’ Bitcoin event in Miami, I was pleased to have the opportunity to meet and sit down with…

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Can Revolutionary Software Unleash Freedom Worldwide? [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | June 30, 2022

When it comes to crypto, should we trust the code or trust the people behind it?  DarkFi is an anonymous DeFi network.  I recently had the opportunity to sit down and speak with DarkFi Developer Rachel-Rose O’Leary backstage at MoneroTopia in Miami after she gave her remarkable presentation on Monero, DarkFi, and the Neo-Cypherpunk Vision. …

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How Money Was Weaponized And How To Protect Yourself Now [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | June 27, 2022

As the saying goes, not your keys, not your coins. I’ve been explaining this to people for over ten years now.  As the blockchain tech space continues its course of growing pains, it’s more important than ever to remind everyone.  Also, the Federal Reserve System is a scam, and the U.S. dollar will soon collapse. …

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How Monero Can Help Topple an Authoritarian Regime [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | June 23, 2022

Martha Bueno is a Miami-based entrepreneur from a family with over three generations of farming in Cuba and the United States.  She is the co-host of Libertarios Hispanos, a show in Spanish that discusses issues of importance to the Hispanic community – with a libertarian focus.  Martha Bueno spent six years living in Venezuela, and…

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Survivalism: Trauma First Aid and How To Treat a Gunshot Wound [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | June 20, 2022

Here at The Crypto Vigilante (SUBSCRIBE), our entire mission is to teach people how to survive during and after the dollar collapse.  We’ve made a name for ourselves focusing on crypto-asset markets, but our community needs to understand and practice physical survival skills.   Our fearless leader Jeff Berwick speaks on health and wellness topics often.…

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When People Demand Sound Money, Will Privacy Coins Skyrocket? [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | June 17, 2022

Even mainstream crypto culture largely overlooks the most important factors of what makes sound money.  Is privacy the missing piece of the puzzle?   Monero is leading the privacy space as the most popular payment method on the dark web, which tends to be ahead of the curve – as it was with Bitcoin.  I recently…

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How Crypto Can Help You Escape a Tyrannical Regime [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | June 13, 2022

In October 2021, the Government of Canada began requiring all travelers departing from Canadian airports to be “fully vaccinated” to travel.  Somehow, the severity of this oppressive law didn’t fully register for me until February at Anarchapulco, when I met several Canadians who had to flee their homes to escape the forced injections.  People are…

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How We Predicted the Crash & Berwick Made Huge Gains From Terra LUNA [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | May 29, 2022

Over $17 billion in crypto value has been reportedly ‘wiped out’ this month through the LUNA and UST crash.  Many investors lost their entire savings due to the Terra (LUNA) debacle. It’s disheartening to hear the stories of people’s lives so negatively impacted.  Here at The Crypto Vigilante (SUBSCRIBE), we pride ourselves on making the…

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VIDEO: Why Pirate Chain (ARRR) is Superior to Zcash (ZEC)

By Rafael LaVerde | May 16, 2022

True digital privacy in an age of near-total surveillance has value beyond numbers. Avast me, hearties!  Pirate Chain (ARRR) has entered the scene. Here at The Crypto Vigilante (SUBSCRIBE), Pirate Chain is everything we wanted ​Zcash (ZEC)​ to be. Pirate Chain (ARRR) started as a challenge among Zcash ​and ​Komodo (KMD) ​developers to fork ZEC’s…

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What Are The 3 Most Important Pillars of Crypto? [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | May 2, 2022

Yes, the U.S. dollar is crashing.  It’s been artificially propped up for so long that many economists suggest the world reserve currency will collapse faster than most think.  When that finally happens, the effects will be undeniable and destructive.  This is all true whether you’ve heard it a thousand times or never heard it before.…

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The Big Crypto Debate Over Monero and Bitcoin [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | April 30, 2022

When Dr. Daniel Kim said, “Monero is what Bitcoin noobs think they bought,” he was speaking about “fungible, digital, sound money.” I am thrilled to begin publishing all of the incredible bonus content we recently filmed in Miami at MoneroTopia and Guns N’ Bitcoin.  I recorded interviews for The Crypto Vigilante (SUBSCRIBE) with every speaker…

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How Crypto Will Make The Existing Financial System Obsolete [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | April 25, 2022

When the legendary John McAfee said, “Monero is the only damn currency that’s used,” he was comparing it to Bitcoin.  During my recent time in Florida for Miami Tech Month, I had the opportunity to participate in several unique events. The first of these was the Shitcoin Conference, with a panel featuring myself and Rice…

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Just Say No To Surveillance Tech like Ethereum [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | April 20, 2022

While much of the crypto-space is built around Ethereum’s blockchain technology, many people will be in for a rude awakening soon. Not all blockchains are made the same. For example, Dero (DERO) is built differently.  DERO is a general-purpose, private, and scalable decentralized application platform that allows developers to deploy robust and unstoppable applications while…

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Long Term BTC Cycles: Mr. A Explains Bitcoin Charts [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | April 15, 2022

Some of the first people to ever chart Bitcoin were part of a group called BullBear Analytics. Two of those analysts, Mr. A and Mr. W, are now part of our team at The Crypto Vigilante (SUBSCRIBE). In real-time, these guys witnessed Satoshi Nakamoto posting in the BitcoinTalk forums, so their perspective is uniquely informed.…

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Is Bitcoin Meant to Disrupt The Status Quo? [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | April 5, 2022

At The Crypto Vigilante (SUBSCRIBE), we designed our team to be well-rounded, which is rare in the crypto space.  Better than anyone, we cover the dualities of extreme privacy and honesty, light and darkness, agorists versus objectivists, and solarpunk and lunarpunk.  People don’t give Satoshi enough credit. From its inception, Bitcoin has never provided users…

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Warning: Don’t Get Stuck with this Fake Privacy Coin [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | March 31, 2022

If you need a reminder of how much blockchain scares the lizards in power…  In 2020, the IRS posted a $625,000 bounty for any crypto hacker who could develop a way to ‘crack’ or trace Monero (XMR), the most trusted anonymous and privacy-focused cryptocurrency.   Thankfully, the Monero community, driven by cypherpunk ethos, dedicates incredible amounts…

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