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.Here…

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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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Is Bitcoin a Lifeboat To Save Us From Financial Collapse? [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | March 24, 2022

Crypto is about so much more than making money.   I hope more people realize that cryptocurrency is a technology created to stop and end tyranny worldwide. Bitcoin isn’t the only solution, but it is a huge answer to the printing presses of the central banking cartel, which fund the state’s monopoly of violence.  The powers…

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Times Like These Are Exactly Why We Need Crypto [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | March 21, 2022

Is the world going crazy?  With the Canadian freedom convoy behind us and a possible world war on the horizon, people are beginning to wake up to the fact that an authoritarian government can swiftly seize bank accounts, shut down crowdfunding, and blacklist crypto wallets. On top of that, many are starting to realize Bitcoin…

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Crypto Underground Railroad: Escaping Canada [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | March 16, 2022

One of the best parts about Anarchapulco 2022 was that I had the opportunity to meet Kathy and Paul, two brave Canadian refugees who fled from Trudeau’s tyranny. Thanks to Freedom Travel Alliance, they could escape Castro Jr’s oppression to gain more freedom in Mexico.  Freedom Travel Alliance accepted their Bitcoin payment and helped them…

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Is Crypto Unstoppable? [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | March 15, 2022

Canadians have been having a horrible time with their banking system. If only we had some technological solutions for times like these…   As we see worldwide, every empire tends to crumble because it can’t stand underneath the weight of its tyranny. While we are witnessing the banking system fail us, remember that it was meant…

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When Will Monero Moon? XMR Price Analysis [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | March 2, 2022

Mr. W is a crypto OG. An early Bitcoin (BTC) and Monero (XMR) adopter, Mr. W has been a miner and an active cryptocurrency trader since 2013.  As a Crypto Market Technician here at The Crypto Vigilante (SUBSCRIBE), Mr. W and our team of analysts provide timely crypto alerts for TCV members.  As he also…

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Paul Puey: What You Need to Know About Crypto Self-Custody [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | February 28, 2022

Edge is currently my favorite wallet that we recommend at The Crypto Vigilante (SUBSCRIBE), especially for beginners.  Before Anarchapulco, I had another enlightening discussion with Paul Puey, Founder and CEO of Edge, which allows users to buy, sell, and trade cryptocurrency with a high level of security and privacy.  The Edge mobile app supports the…

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Monero (XMR) Price Report with Mr. W [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | February 25, 2022

At The Crypto Vigilante (SUBSCRIBE), our analyst team is in agreement that the four-year Bitcoin and crypto cycle likely hit its peak in April of last year, meaning we’ve been in a bear market since then.  “There was, however, a reflex that was unexpectedly higher in Bitcoin that threw off the cycles of all cryptocurrencies…

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Bitcoin Tribalism, Privacy Money and The New Internet [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | February 7, 2022

I recently appeared on the Liberty Lockdown podcast with Clint Russell. His show’s audience is libertarian to the core, so we instantly clicked. Right off the bat, Clint asked for my explanation of the Bitcoin civil war over the block size – which started back in 2017 – so I broke it all down into…

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Will Peer-to-Peer Sidechains Save Bitcoin? [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | January 29, 2022

What if we could have prevented the infamous Bitcoin civil war?  The scaling war beginning in 2017, which led to multiple Bitcoin hard forks, was much more than just a debate between the ideas of small and big blocks.  While the BTC version of Bitcoin has won out being the dominant version in the market,…

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Can We Really Still Have Freedom Without Privacy? [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | January 6, 2022

They Say Privacy Doesn’t Matter… Until It Does!  At The Crypto Vigilante (SUBSCRIBE), we are all very contrarian, and we don’t always agree with each other.  While our analysts offer the best trading tips in the space, we don’t generally follow the latest hype trends because we focus more on what matters for long-term growth…

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Are We All Being Lied To About Crypto? [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | January 3, 2022

Happy new year!  It’s been thirteen years since the bitcoin network launched.  Satoshi Nakamoto mined the first bitcoin block on this day in 2009.  Since then, the world has changed. So many lies plague the burgeoning crypto space, and those of us who can see the writing on the wall share a duty to warn…

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Let There Be Dark: Amir Taaki Introduces DarkFi [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | December 17, 2021

“Crypto will split into two. RegFi will be unusable and bolted down. It will be toothless. The other side will be the underground DarkFi. It will have bite.”  I recently had the pleasure of interviewing one of the most influential and intriguing crypto developers globally.  Known for his leading role in the early days of…

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Solving the Problem of Financial Censorship with Crypto [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | December 14, 2021

Over the last few years, most of my research has revolved around blockchain entrepreneurship.  I always come back to Bitcoin’s original design because I believe it’s the best protocol for building startups and businesses on-chain, at scale.   Perhaps more than money, Satoshi’s most killer app is the decentralized network serving as a backend engine to…

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Introducing DERO – The Future of Private Smart Contracts [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | December 5, 2021

There’s no shortage of problems with ETH, but the lack of privacy is the primary concern with Ethereum, along with its slew of competitors.  They’re essentially systems for “dumb contracts,” not smart contracts.  Who wants to get subjected to financial voyeurism?  Censorship resistance requires privacy by default, especially for DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations). Of course,…

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