Raphael Nicolle and the Founding of Bitfinex

Raphael Nicolle is the founder of Bitfinex. Before that he had an interesting path. By day a helpdesk technician, during his free time Raphael became active under the account 'unclescrooge' on BitcoinTalk. From this account he makes some interesting posts, including occasional climate change denialism, saying he would invest in illegal businesses, and at least … Continue reading Raphael Nicolle and the Founding of Bitfinex

My Appearance on The Blockchain Debate podcast with Larry Cermak and Patrick McKenzie

You can find it here. I had a ton of fun recording this podcast, however, due to time constraints I was not able to get to all my notes on whether or not Tether acts in good faith. I would like to summarize a few of the things I was not able to get to … Continue reading My Appearance on The Blockchain Debate podcast with Larry Cermak and Patrick McKenzie

Predictions and Outcomes

At one point I tried to learn about a token called Kimchi. That token no longer has any volume or value to speak of. I decided to summarize some facts about the failed crypto entrepreneur Jacob Kostecki. Today, the class action lawsuit against him has entered default judgement. I wrote about a deeply exploitive scam … Continue reading Predictions and Outcomes

Billion Grains of Bullshit: Calling out an Exploitive Cryptocurrency Scam

Sometimes life has a weird way of working out for me, like I was bored on Twitter looking for something to write about and then suddenly a scam decided to start spamming my mentions. I love when the scammers come to me! Saves me a step in my research process. This is a pretty blatant … Continue reading Billion Grains of Bullshit: Calling out an Exploitive Cryptocurrency Scam

How to Identify a Token Project that Deserves None of Your Ether: With Example

Note: Old article being moved over because I hate Medium Today I want to take a look at a token project that I stumbled across today. It is called Slidebits. It is an ERC20 that is currently (in theory) accepting “donations” of Ether in exchange for tokens. That is not a joke, they are literally called … Continue reading How to Identify a Token Project that Deserves None of Your Ether: With Example

Scientific Nutrition Update 28: Garcinia Cambogia is a Scam

I have discussed garcinia cambogia before but figured you guys deserved a podcast about it.  It is however still definitely a scam. Script: For today’s episode we are going to talk about garcinia cambogia, which is another one of those much-marketed weight loss supplements.  This is gonna be a quick one because it is an easy one … Continue reading Scientific Nutrition Update 28: Garcinia Cambogia is a Scam