What happened to Ledger?

Last week, Ledger announced Ledger Recover, a new subscription-based service that allows you to access your wallet if you lose your seed and device. How does it work? The Ledger device splits your private key into three encoded pieces, then sent to three different third-party custodians so that no one can access your keys except you.

May 21, 2023

Notes from Tallinn NFT

In previous waves: altcoins, ICOs, DeFi — each project introduced a new blockchain. I have always been skeptical about this. Why the need for a new blockchain? Why not use Bitcoin or Ethereum? The reason was clear: everyone wanted to get rich by launching a new cryptocurrency with a pre-mined stash in the pocket.

May 14, 2023

Do I still believe?

I'm at the NFT Tallinn event, gathering knowledge before the Legendary Badgers mint, and I wasn't sure if I'd manage to write a newsletter, but inspiration struck when a friend asked if I still believe in Bitcoin.

May 7, 2023

How to diversify in crypto? I made a mistake.

This week, I talked with two friends about my current outlook on cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin. I was always a Bitcoiner and in the camp of Ethereum skeptics. I had a small amount of Ethereum, but I sold all of it at $10 because I didn't see it going anywhere, right before the first ride to $400.

April 23, 2023

DCA into silver bars. The story behind smart intervals.

Not many people know that the idea of *smart intervals* we use to solve the minimum order size problem on exchanges originated before Deltabadger. Initially, I applied the same approach to DCA into physical silver. Here's the story.

April 16, 2023

Hardware wallets. Whitepaper on every Mac.

Storing crypto on a hardware wallet is the ultimate way to protect your portfolio. Even the safest exchange faces at least potential political risks. When starting your crypto journey, you can trust Kraken or Coinbase until you learn how to be your own bank properly.

April 8, 2023

The ultimate inflation hedge

When it comes to hedging inflation, we typically consider different types of assets like stocks, real estate, gold, or Bitcoin. While these work in the long term, what about the short term? There is a method that works 100% and has the lowest possible risk profile: buying items you use in bulk and storing them for the future. It's that simple!

April 2, 2023

Fiat onramp in trouble

Silvergate and Signature banks, known for supporting crypto companies, recently have been shut down. As a result, Kraken stopped allowing ACH deposits.

March 27, 2023

A million dollar Bitcoin in ninety days?

On Friday, Balaji — known in the crypto community as a popular thinker, ex-Coinbase CTO, and recently the author of The Network State — placed a $1M bet in USDC on Bitcoin reaching $1M within 90 days.

March 20, 2023