GoodDollar: can crypto be used for Universal Basic Income?

I’ve watched a fantastic YouTube video, or perhaps I should say a montage, highlighting four different views on UBI, Universal Basic Income.


Two of the pundits were for it and two were a bit more dubious but all four presented valid arguments and none, this is the best part, relied on political or ideological standpoints. They were simply weighing in the pros and cons.


In short, for those who aren’t familiar, UBI stands for Universal Basic Income, the idea that each individual should receive a basic income regardless of employment status.


I still don’t know where I stand on that because everything I hear sounds reasonable, and these conversations are always a lot more complicated than they seem. For example, some claim that UBI will be inevitable because technology will ‘automate’ a lot of people out of existence. Robots are already capable of doing a lot of the things we do but better, and they’re expendable.


They’re never tired, they don’t complain, don’t ask for a raise.


It is also true that it is statistically very likely that a small percentage of people would self-destruct if given the chance to do so with a ‘free meal’, which brings us on what is, in my view, the biggest flaw with UBI and it is that – so far, at least – it hasn’t really worked very well in all those geographies where it’s been implemented.


UBI was introduced in the country I was born about three years and so far it’s been a complete disaster. But that’s a different conversation for a different day.


The biggest issue is it incentivise people to stay home and not work because why would you bust your a*s for a meagre pay day when you get nearly the same amount doing nothing.


But that’s FIAT UBI, what about crypto UBI?


I came across a project called GoodDollar because a friend and (technically) former colleague is working at the company and I’ve been using for a few months. I still don’t know where it can go, but I think the use case is worth talking about.


Very easy. You just log in every day and click ‘claim’, and you link your MetaMask to redeem the token.


Crypto is a game that plays by its own rules and the dynamics of this world make it a bit easier to distribute UBI, with all the benefits that come with it, while drastically reducing the drawbacks.


Will it work?


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I bought some YOUNG but I’m not 100% convinced I’ve done the right thing

A few months ago, I was looking for a decent get-paid-to-walk app and found Young Step and Young Platform.


Step is the app that pays you to walk, make correct predictions about the price of certain cryptos in the next 3/6/12 hours, take part in challenges, and you also get tokens when you complete quizzes. The Step app is paired to the Platform app, which is basically an exchange to which you can transfer Young (YNG), the native token of the app, and trade it for euros, dollars, pounds or other cryptos.


The YNG token has a fixed price of €0.24 (around $0.25) per unit and could only be utilised internally… until now.


A couple of weeks ago, Young temporarily suspended all trading, sales and purchase of YNG but only because, a few days later, they announced they would list the token, which means people will be able to trade it freely and the price will be dictated by market dynamics.


I’ve earnt around 150-200 YNG so far and I’ve sold them all because I couldn’t see the point in holding onto the token but now things changed, so I bought some YNG back, and I’m not sure I did the right thing.


Young said 1 million YNG tokens have been sold in the first 4 days of community sale and as soon as the token becomes available elsewhere, everyone expects it to go up. But will it?


Young said they’re aiming for a circulating supply of 100 million, which quite frankly sounds like a tall order.


The sale ends on May 24, after which date, the market will do whatever the market decides to do. Fingers crossed.



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Good Afternoon, welcome to the Hashrate Hotel, how may I direct your call?

I went to the Tomorrow Conference in Belgrade and I spent the last three days talking to people pitching me ideas. I’d bankroll them all if I had the cash but I don’t. So I figured the best thing to do is to have a look and, if I think they’re interesting, talk about them.


Many, many cans of Ultra, basically discount Red Bull, and Dogma beer later I got home and emptied my three tote bags only to find a bunch of business cards and promotional leaflets. Which means I’m gonna spend the next three days trying to figure who is who, and who was doing what.


It only took three cups of coffee but I eventually decided I should start by checking the Hashrate Hotel, which is pretty much what it says on the cover: a crypto mining hotel.


In short, what they do is they serve as a hub for miners, allowing people to split the cost and use a 20/0.4 kV power supply, up 1 gbit of speed and with 12 MW/h capacity. They also give you access to an app that allows you to keep track of electrical consumption in real time and power on/off your equipment remotely.


I’m not a miner, and I don’t think I’ll ever be. Partly because my brain melts every time somebody uses the words “super” and “computer” in the same sentence, and also because the costs are truly becoming prohibitive. But I do think we need change our tactics when it comes to mining, and make it more ‘socially acceptable’.


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Tomorrow Conference Belgrade, the largest Metaverse meetup in Europe, Day 1

The Belexpocentar is located in an area of Belgrade that looks like it was developed yesterday. That’s because it more or less was. You’ll find it on the south-west side of a long and wide avenue that runs from the West Gate Tower to the river.


Around it, and on either side of it, there’s a collection of modern, aluminium- and glass-made buildings and facilities. On the opposite end of the very same avenue, a collection of brutalist residential buildings made from concrete. It’s an interesting juxtaposition, and it defines the architecture of Belgrade.



Day one is usually spent looking for an answer to the question: “who’s here?”


Tether founder Craig Sellars is here, along with Tanja Bivic Plankar, President of Blockchain Alliance Europe, along with Dusan Kovacevic, founder and CEO of Exit Festival.


Dogma, one of Belgrade’s major brewing companies, is also here. And I know this because I’m having a craft lager they specifically created for the event called ‘TMRW’.


And when I say “I’m having A craft lager”, I mean I’m having “multiple” craft lagers.


The crypto space is a multi-trillion-dollar market that started from a spark called Bitcoin in 2009 but the truth is the crypto market as we know, with a million different projects and ideas and people talking about them, is the direct result of the crypto crash of early 2018.


When Bitcoin briefly reached $20,000 before crashing over 80%, people began paying attention, even though it was for the wrong reasons and it created the foundation for a market that’s a lot more solid, and is getting bigger and more relevant.


I’m here because I live here, but other people – most of them, actually – came here precisely for this conference. Most of them had never seen Serbia before and this tells you everything you need to know about crypto.


Crypto will shape its own regulations and determine its own geography based on governments’ reaction. Slovenia, Portugal and Serbia, for example, are more relevant in the crypto world than Italy, France or even Germany because they moved faster, reacted more quickly.


The Tomorrow Conference will take place again, in Belgrade, one year from now. And that leaves me with two questions: will Terra (LUNA) still exist? And will the TMRW lager still be available?



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First European panel in the Metaverse to take place in Belgrade, Serbia (and I’ll be there)

Belgrade is the former capital of Jugoslavia, the capital and largest city in Serbia, a global and vibrant hub. And it is also my home. I relocated here about a year ago and when I heard there would be a 3-day crypto-focused event at Belgrade Fair, on the right bank of the Sava River, I immediately knew I had to go. So I will.


This is the largest Crypto, NFT and Metaverse conference in Europe and while I’m looking forward to the 7 panels, 100 speakers and 50 keynotes, what really, really interests me is the people. I wanna know what people think. What they bought, or sold, or hodled, and why, and how, and when. And their take on the Metaverse and NFTs being used as an art form but also as a means of authenticating property and assets.


ECD’s founder Aleksandar Matanovic will be there, along with Craig Sellers, founder of Tether, Tanja Bivic Plankar, President of the Blockchain Alliance of Europe and Bruno Ver, blockchain specialist and founder of the top NFT business NIFTIFY.


I will be sharing updates in the coming days here, as well as on Bitcoinea.




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The geopolitical implications of Bitcoin for the United States

Geopolitics has many definitions. Some say it’s the study of conflicts and interactions between nations in different geographies. Wikipedia says “it’s the the study of the effects of Earth’s geography – both human and physical – on politics and international relations”. More to the point, geopolitics is the stark realisation of ‘what is’ and, crucially, ‘what can’t be done’.


I was born and raised in a country with little to no sovereign power, because my country is a subsidiary of a larger political entity, which in turn is comprised by countries that are all – in one way or another – satellites, clients and subsidiaries of the U.S..


The government of my country can come up with a list of demands of what they want and need but geopolitical dynamics will dictate – not suggest – what we can actually can or can’t get. Ever wondered why some things never happen even though the majority of people constantly vote to see them happen? It’s not always about money. More often than not it’s because of geopolitics.

The same exact dynamics apply to the U.S. Dollar.


The U.S. Dollar isn’t the world’s reserve currency because it’s backed by gold (which it isn’t, even though some still think it is), or because the U.S. is the only government thats prints all denominations in the same size. It is the world’s reserve currency because America is the world’s leading empire, the world’s hegemon. It’s not the other way around.


A famous geopolitical analyst once said that “empires can’t retire”, they simply carry on being an empire – sometimes against their own will – till they fall apart, and as such, the U.S. needs to think about Bitcoin more than any other nation on Earth.


On the one hand, Bitcoin is a the most self-reliant form of money we’ve ever seen. With Bitcoin, we can get as close as possible to being immune to opinion and censorship. The U.S. knows this and they know that they need to use this to their advantage, because allowing other superpowers to dominate the crypto space would be inadmissable.


Fortunately for the U.S. – and dare I say for us – other superpowers like China and Russia have shot themselves in the foot when it comes to Bitcoin – albeit for entirely different reasons.


Bitcoin is like gravity. It is inevitable. It can be slowed down but it can’t really be stopped unless you’re ready to do something disruptive and destructive, like shutting down the internet for an entire continent for example. And permanently, not just for one day.


Bitcoin is objective. There’s very little about it that’s subjective. And that’s unheard of when it comes to money. After all, the term FIAT applied to money derives from Latin and it means “by decree”, because somebody said so.


You know what else is objective? I need coffee. I’m gonna go get some. Have a nice day.



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Sweatcoin: it was worth the wait 🚶

Sweatcoin is a an app that pays you to walk and like most such apps is (with one exception, Young Step) – or rather it used to be – a bit useless. No offence. The key part of what I said is the use of the verb ‘to be’. As in, it used to be but it no longer is.


It’s quite simple: you can earn Sweatcoins by walking and by watching up to three sponsored videos every day, but the problem is Sweatcoin is not a crypto, it’s just a token that you can only use internally to redeem for goods and services that you mostly don’t really need.


I’m talking about 50% off terrible watches, or 100% off items that aren’t worth the shipping costs (that you still need to pay), or digital services such discount vouchers for 1, 2, 3, XYZ free months with this or that app. None of that was particularly useful, or captivating.


But that was then and this is now, because Sweatcoin has officially partnered up with NEAR protocol to provide an actual, legit crypto wallet, in which you will be able to store SWEAT, an actual cryptocurrency (probably a token, but they haven’t confirmed that yet).


This is big news. And good news. If you’re already using the app all you have to do is wait, your Sweatcoins will be automatically converted to SWEAT with a 1:1 ratio and you’ll be able to download the wallet, which is going to be available in the Summer.


If you’re not using Sweatcoin, now’s a good time to start and dip your toes in it before the launch.



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What just happened to me is further proof traditional banks are living in the past

I’ve been writing professionally for six years and that comes with its pros and cons. Pros, I can work from just about anywhere as long as I’ve got WiFi and my laptop, and it’s hard to even call it ‘work’. And the cons? First and foremost, it is very difficult to monetise your creativity, which means that every dime matters.


This I’m why royally pis*ed and infinitely frustrated at what happened last week, when my bank blocked a wire transfer that’s now lost in the ether. No pun intended.


Every element of this story further explains why people are growing increasingly fed up with banks. They rely on procedures that are either obsolete – if that’s the best they can do, or downright dishonest – if they could be better but choose not to.


In short, the company I am now writing for wired me my pay in USD but my bank only accepts EUROs and automatically rejects every transaction that’s not in EUROs. First of all, this is risible in 2022, and secondly, they say it’s “clearly stated” in their terms but it isn’t. I was indeed able to find the paragraph where they talk about this – after some digging – and they keep it very vague and, crucially, they don’t explain what happens to the money.


I tried to get in touch with the bank using every possible channel and after two days, all I got was an email from customer support, written by somebody who clearly didn’t even bother to read what I wrote because their answer was completely unrelated, and a copy-paste message from their FB messenger. I tried calling, which was expensive and useless, because automated customer support has never helped anyone.


They say the money will eventually be returned to the sender but they can’t say when, because “there are intermediary banks involved”.


None of what just happened is acceptable. It’s bad enough that a bank in the EU can arbitrarily choose not to accept this or that currency, including the USD, but it’s crazy that the money isn’t returned immediately if they don’t. And not only do I have to rely on a middleman – the bank itself – but said middleman relies on more middlemen.


Part of the reason why I love crypto is trust is (almost entirely) removed from the equation, and nearly everything you can or can’t do is by design and straightforward. Transactions take seconds, minutes or hours depending on whichever crypto you’re using but again that’s by design, the middleman factor is only present if you’re using exchanges and even then things are usually more straightforward than they are with banks.


I’ve been doing everything I can to avoid banks as much as possible, because in my experience every other option, including other centralised options like Revolut are much better. Or at least not as bad. The only consolation is this is a losing battle for them.


Crypto is a game that plays by its own rules and will eventually bend regulators and traditional financial players around it. They just haven’t realised it yet.


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Alfa Romeo F1 team just signed a massive deal with Vauld, a Singapore-based crypto firm

F1 cars are becoming posters and banners for crypto companies, which is hardly surprising because many crypto exchanges and platforms out there have got plenty of cash and are 100% invested in growing their customer base. Alfa Romeo – officially known as ‘Alfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen’ is the latest team to join the crypto frenzy after Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, signing a deal with a crypto exchange called VAULD.


Based out of Singapore (just like Bybit, which recently finalised a $150 mln deal with Red Bull F1, ed.), Vauld was founded in 2018 and it allows you to store, buy, lend, borrow and trade cryptos.


Their rates are competitive but not spectacular, the APY on Bitcoin, for example, is 6.70%, while stablecoins such as DAI, USDT, TUSD and USDP guarantee an APY of 12.68%. The platform also allows trading and borrowing (up to an LTV of 66.67%).


Alfa Romeo F1 Team Principal Frédéric Vasseur said that “the world of cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technologies are huge markets with a technical complexity that makes them particularly interesting”, and his words were echoed by Darshan Bathija, CEO and Co-founder of Vauld, who added: “Our mission is to accelerate the transition to decentralised money and we’re glad to join forces because it’s a massive step in that direction.”


I agree. And might I add, we faster we get there, the better.



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Polkadot’s Gavin Wood donates $5.8 mln to Ukraine

Crypto has become an actor and participant in the ongoing Ukraine-Russia conflict because, as most people reading these words know, it has no borders and it is capable of bypassing hurdles that would otherwise cripple traditional financial instruments. Crypto is amoral and apolitical, in that it doesn’t have a higher purpose or a morality of its own, but people do and that’s why the Ukrainian government has been on the receiving end of donations in excess of $30 million and counting – in crypto, that is.


I’ve been reading a lot of news articles and geopolitical analysis on the conflict, been watching the news of course, been watching old and new videos of ‘experts’ – some of them may as well be, and some of them aren’t – about the tensions. But at the end of the day, I think we can all agree that no one, ever, for any reason, should go through what the Ukrainian people are going through at the moment. But I talk about crypto, not geopolitics, and that’s what I’m going to focus on.


Like many of you, I’ve been receiving emails from various exchanges and platforms to keep me notified with updates regarding their compliance with the new regulations, in short: there will be service disruption in Belarus and Russia, and I’ve also been keeping an eye on the Bitcoin, Eth and, more recently, Polkadot. This is one of the many features that define – by design – crypto, and some non-crypto people will probably witness this for the first time. In short: transaction data is stored in the blockchain in perpetuity, and the information you do or do not have access to is part of the design.


Gavin Wood, Polkadot’s founder, has pledged (and proceeded to do so) to donate $5 mln and a quick glance at the transaction history of the bitcoin address that Ukraine shared you’ll note it has so far received a little over 200 BTC.




People always take sides and, as ever, they will use crypto to spin their narrative, hopefully, for once, it might be for the better.