THE CRYPTO VIGILANTE BLOG

Is this Bull Market over? Interview with Mr. A of The Crypto Vigilante

By Rafael LaVerde | July 7, 2021

“The market takes away from the impatient and gives to the patient.” Jeff Berwick and I designed The Crypto Vigilante (SUBSCRIBE) to be the world’s best team of cryptocurrency experts. As you may know, Mr. W, our Crypto Market Technician, is excellent with the charts. I’ve asked Mr. W to choose from anyone in the…

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How You Can Avoid Getting REKT As a Crypto Newbie [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | June 27, 2021

I was having a conversation with Jeff Berwick the other day. He told me something fundamental. He said investors get rekt when they have no knowledge or conviction… This is 100% true!  The only way to attain knowledge and conviction is by reading, studying, and coming to your own conclusions.  This requires work, discipline, independent…

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Piece of Cake: How To Gain Your Privacy Back [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | June 16, 2021

So many people do not understand this yet, but Monero (XMR) is the leading cryptocurrency focused on private and censorship-resistant transactions.   The majority of existing cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and Ethereum, have transparent blockchains. As a result, transactions can be verified and traced by anyone in the world. The sending and receiving addresses of these transactions…

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The Surprising Journey of One Compassionate Entrepreneur [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | June 5, 2021

The story of how my friend Sterlin Lujan got into crypto is genuinely inspiring. It all started when he was kidnapped and caged by agents of the State.  In case you missed it, I had the chance to interview Sterlin Lujan recently while he was in Acapulco. We had a great discussion about crypto, liberty,…

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Is Entrepreneurship What Matters Most in Crypto? [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | May 27, 2021

Passive investing is cool, but have you ever felt more enthusiastic about new crypto startups and blockchain businesses than your own portfolio’s gains or losses?  I’ve been thinking about this since long before the recent dip.  Many people have become accustomed to thinking in terms of tribalism and politics. Crypto is not about your party…

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Hide Your Keys: How To Make Your Own Metal Crypto Seed Backups [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | May 20, 2021

Whether you’re in a bullish cycle or a bear market, once you’ve acquired a sizable amount of cryptocurrency, you likely understand the rule, “not your keys, not your coins.” Then the importance of securely storing your private keys manifests itself.  There are so many ideas on how to safely store your private keys these days…

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Is it digital gold or digital cash? Is it transparent or anonymous? [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | May 12, 2021

It’s becoming more evident to more investors that crypto is the future.  Hyperbitcoinization is upon us. Is it inevitable for cryptocurrencies to take over the world?  I’ve been in the crypto space since 2012, so this isn’t my first rodeo. To be frank, between myself and Mr. X, along with Mr. W and Mr. Z,…

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Where is the Price of Bitcoin and Monero Going? [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | May 4, 2021

To stay ahead of the curve, one must be able to see around the corner.  On Sunday, May 2, our very own Crypto Market Technician, Mr. W, appeared on Monero Talk’s MoneroTopia to provide technical analysis on where the market is headed, particularly with regards to Monero (XMR) and Bitcoin (BTC).  Mr. W offered deep…

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Interview With A 21st Century Crypto Superhero [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | April 29, 2021

Howard Chu is truly a genius of optimization. When he says, “I have a fondness for fast software,” he’s being modest.  With a proven track record of the world's fastest multiprocessor TCP stack, the world's fastest Appletalk stack, the world's fastest LDAP server, faster than real-time speech recognition, and faster than real-time radar data demux/decoders,…

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Cutting Edge Security: Not Your Keys, Not Your Coins [VIDEO]

By Rafael LaVerde | April 26, 2021

I recently interviewed Paul Puey, CEO and Co-Founder of Edge, the popular open-source blockchain wallet and cryptocurrency exchange.  As an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science graduate of UC Berkeley, Paul is undoubtedly one of the sharpest guests I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with for The Crypto Vigilante video series.  Paul held lead engineering positions…

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Buyer Beware, Shitcoins Everywhere. Introducing Manure0 (SHT)

By Rafael LaVerde | April 18, 2021

The future is wow!  With Dogecoin on the rise again, many investors are reconsidering the phrase “laughing all the way to the bank.” As we’ve recently covered, Pirate Chain (ARRR) may have a funny name. Still, the new asset is no joke – we at The Crypto Vigilante seriously believe in the strong potential of…

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Pirate Chain Surges to All Time High of $1! ARRR You In?

By Rafael LaVerde | April 11, 2021

The future of private decentralized payments is here.  If you haven’t heard by now, Pirate Chain ($ARRR) is quickly emerging as the most private and secure cryptocurrency to date. The mission of Pirate Chain is to preserve people’s financial privacy in a system dominated by transparent transactions, to ensure their financial freedom. Here at The…

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Mr. X on Monero Talk’s MoneroTopia Episode #4

By Rafael LaVerde | February 27, 2021

What’up Vigilantes! We’ve been getting a lot of questions in respect of Monero’s price performance against Bitcoin, most commonly –– why hasn’t Monero rallied more against BTC? Has XMR bottomed out against Bitcoin? And, “should I buy or sell”? In an interview on Monero Talk’s MoneroTopia show, Mr. X gives a Monero Price Report and…

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Oh No! The System Is Rigged!

By Rafael LaVerde | February 2, 2021

What’up Vigilantes!  There once was a man from Edmonton, Alberta… His name was SEK3, an agorist assertor. He believed in counter-economics, And hated all commies. Said a free market system’d never hurt ya.  Seemingly overnight, Wall Street and Silicon Valley (read pro-legacy banksters and elite BigTech) have come out in favor of the mainstream adoption…

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Don’t Stop Networking!

By Rafael LaVerde | January 31, 2021

What’up Vigilantes! “Tragedy, he perceived, belonged to the ancient time, to a time when there were still privacy, love, and friendship, and when the members of a family stood by one another without needing to know the reason.” This quote from George Orwell’s 1984, in which isolation is a very important theme: From the beginning…

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Beware of Promise Coin

By Rafael LaVerde | January 26, 2021

Vigilantes beware! Caveat emptor is Latin for “Let the buyer beware”. Actually, it’s the short form of Caveat emptor, quia ignorare non debuit quod jus alienum emit (“Let a purchaser beware, for he ought not to be ignorant of the nature of the property which he is buying from another party”) And that’s exactly what…

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Mining Maximalism and the Bitcoin Big Blocker Perspective

By Rafael LaVerde | January 17, 2021

Hey Vigilantes… Remember George Orwell’s Animal Farm where “all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others?” The book tells the story of a group of farm animals who rebel against their human farmer, hoping to create a society where the animals can be equal, free, and happy. Ultimately, however, the rebellion is…

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Tailor Your Privacy Needs in Crypto

By Rafael LaVerde | January 10, 2021

If you have nothing to hide, why do you care about cryptocurrency privacy? Which to me is the same as saying, ‘If you stay in your family bubble and meet your curfew, why worry about your neighbors reporting you to the cops?’, or, ‘If you pay your tax, the government will take care of you’.…

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Happy New Year, Happy Birthday BTC, and Happy BTC ATH!

By Rafael LaVerde | January 4, 2021

Yeah, I know, I know…What goes up must come down. But that’s not to say we shouldn’t celebrate the highs, right? And we certainly should celebrate Bitcoin’s 12th birthday as it becomes that really popular teenager everyone wants to be friends with. (Sidenote: It’s fun to be mass-market cool in school, but in adult world,…

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This Ship Has Sailed. ARRR!!!

By Rafael LaVerde | December 31, 2020

Avast ye scallywags and salty seadogs! (Pirate speak for ‘pay attention crypto rookies and veterans’ and check out today’s video interview with LooTz and Crypto Rich from Pirate Chain. It’s the one thing you don’t want to miss this year) If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that human freedom and autonomy is hanging by…

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How Entrepreneurship is Unique On BSV

By Rafael LaVerde | December 29, 2020

One of my personal mottos is to look where it is forbidden. When the crypto masses aggregate around a cause without providing satisfactory argumentation, I venture out with my own research in search for my own conclusions. And I debate them with Mr. X and The Crypto Vigilante team.  As such, way (way) back in…

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