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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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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