THE CRYPTO VIGILANTE BLOG

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 the…

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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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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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