Chairman Won Flexes His Award-Winning 3D-Printed Guns [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | February 28, 2023

What up Vigilantes? I’m excited to share my recent interview with Chairman Won from the Guns Bitcoin conference. Chairman Won received the JStark Award at the conference and is a product design professional who has been 3D printing firearm frames for the past ten years.  Let me tell you, this guy is good. We discussed…

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Hyperbitcoinization Begins at Anarchapulco, With Patrick Smith of Anarchast [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | February 24, 2023

When Jeff Berwick decided to pass the torch to a new host of the Anarchast Show, the bar was set high. Within weeks, Anarchast was reborn with none other than Patrick Smith. Since then, he has succeeded at progressing the message of true Anarchy and bringing on countless guests who are doing the same. It…

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Blockchain Grafitti: The Immutable NFT Art Inscribed in Bitcoin [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | February 21, 2023

What up Vigilantes?  I hope you caught my last interview with NFT pioneer Gus Grillasca. We discussed Bitcoin Ordinals, NFTs, Liberland, and several other fascinating topics.  Well, get ready for this one, because we’re diving even deeper.  Gus and I traced the origins of NFTs back to the 1990s when people first considered creating digital…

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Celebrating the Right to Share Arms [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | February 17, 2023

Vigilantes, I know this one may seem out of left field… What you have to understand is, I became the Crypto Vigilante because I love technology and I love freedom. In that context, you’ll understand why I attended a discreet conference about crypto and 3D printed guns. I had the chance to talk with Andrew,…

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Where Freedom Art Meets Freedom Tech, Freedom Spreads [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | February 16, 2023

What’s up, Vigilantes? During the Liberland Mexico City Representative Office Launch Event, I interviewed Gus Grillasca, an early Bitcoiner, and world-renowned Pepe artist.  Let me tell you, it was an enlightening and thought-provoking conversation. We talked about everything from the drama unfolding around Ordinals, a protocol that allows people to embed files on the blockchain…

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Monero Powered Mom: Nam Sardar’s Vision to Secure Her Children’s Future [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | February 11, 2023

I’d like to tell you about a Crypto Vigilante success story. Nam Sardar is the Founder/CEO of Neel Capital, a strong supporter of Monero, and a mother working to provide a bright future for her children. After her incredible presentation at Monerotopia, I sat down to interview her and only then learned that she discovered…

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The Coming Evolution of Monero’s Game-Changing Privacy Tech [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | February 7, 2023

At Monerotopia, I interviewed Koe, a Monero contributor, lead developer on the Seraphis project and co-author of Zero to Monero. He got me even more excited about the future of the privacy tech that will power Monero in the near future.  The Monero community is ecstatic about Seraphis, a new protocol upgrade. This upgrade, which…

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The CBDC is Already Here – Learn to Get Your Assets Out of the System

By Rafael LaVerde | February 1, 2023

I recently had the privilege of being interviewed by independent thinker, writer, podcaster, and the man behind the Privacy Action Plan, Glenn Meder.  You don’t want to miss this conversation. We spoke a bit about my background. I’ve long fought for liberty and privacy, as many of you are already aware. As a volunteer on…

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The BEST Way to Prepare for the Next Crypto Bull Run, With Danny Sessom [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | January 27, 2023

How often have you heard the expression buy low and sell high?As simple as that may seem, it is actually incredibly difficult, if not impossible for most. So what is the secret to preparing yourself to win in a crypto bull market? In today’s interview, I enjoy a relaxed discussion with a longtime friend and…

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Why Bitcoin is Suppressed and SO Misunderstood, With Monero Magazine [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | January 21, 2023

Would you agree that twelve years of government indoctrination schooling has wreaked havoc on society’s future, the youth? Probably… But, would you agree that years of Bitcoin indoctrination have had an equal or far worse effect? If you’ve been paying attention, then the answer is likely, yes.I just appeared as a guest on the Monero…

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How To Be a Well-Rounded Crypto Enthusiast, With Yash Deep [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | January 12, 2023

Of all the years I have been involved in crypto, it is uncommon to meet a young, well-rounded participant in the space. After all, this asset class has been through many dramatic twists and turns that can leave enthusiasts more broke and confused than they were before they had begun their journey. Yet, crypto is…

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The Rise and Fall of Equibit Group, With Chris Horlacher [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | January 4, 2023

Have you heard of Equibit Group? …Most likely not. Is that because the project was a crypto scam, pump and dump, or not worthwhile? Far from it. In today’s interview, I am humbled to bring you a very important case study for entrepreneurs who are serious about building on-chain and investors who are carefully vetting…

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What Matters MOST for Crypto in 2023, With Swamp Creatures Podcast [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | December 31, 2022

As we approach the new year, the time has come to look within and reflect on 2022. How can we use what we have learned to transform our lives and the world for the better? Many will be watching the ball drop in NYC tonight, while I raise my glass with the Swamp Creatures Podcast…

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Developing Games On-chain With Dero, Featuring SixofClubs [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | December 25, 2022

With the recent collapse of FTX and the negative contagion that has followed, it is no surprise to see more crypto enthusiasts leaving any externality outside of a blockchain. It is important to hold your private keys, aka not your keys, not your coins. But, it is a whole other endeavor to begin building your…

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How to Thrive With Crypto as an Artist in the Aquarian Age, with BLUVNBU [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | December 8, 2022

Are you an artist struggling to make it on the internet? I may sound like a broken record, but the internet has already been around for 30 years! Blockchain is the new technology to tap into if you intend to break the ceiling in your career. In today’s interview, I sat down with Matt Welsh…

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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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