Everyone is calling for crypto regulation in the European Union, but who’s the regulator?

The European Union is not a country. It isn’t a state, it isn’t a geopolitical entity. It is a forum, a virtual table around which 27 sovereign countries sit and discuss. These countries have vastly different interests and priorities and this is by far and away the biggest reason why the EU is in a bad shape.


These 27 countries, with different degrees of strength, are satellites of the United States.


In short, European Union countries just do what the United States allows them to do. Nothing more, nothing less. This becomes glaringly obvious when representatives of the Union are regularly snubbed during international meetings.


The media love to say it has to do with manners but that’s just red herring. The EU isn’t a company and the chairman isn’t a CEO. This is the reason why high-ranking EU officials consistently bash crypto without actually doing anything about it.


That’s because, for the most part, they can’t.


The EU is desperate to save the EURO, which is beginning to look like a failed project, but everytime they propose a new law and pass a new bill, the crypto market goes: “oh no! anyway”, and just carries on.


Within the boundaries of the European Union, you have countries that are at the forefront when it comes to crypto like Slovenia and Portugal, and you also have countries that simply ignore it, like Italy, mostly because they’ve no idea what it is or how it works.


Crypto won’t exactly self-regulate, but because of the way it works, it will keep on playing by its own rules, gradually (and slowly) bending regulators around it.


I am, whether I like it or not, a citizen of the European Union, even though I no longer live in an EU country. There are things about this entity that I quite like – freedom of movement (and trade) is certainly one of those – and others I don’t really like.


But that’s the beauty of crypto. At the end of the day, my opinion doesn’t matter. It doesn’t make a difference. And that’s true for me, you, and at a fundamental level, even for the president of European Commission.



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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.

A friend wanted to know why crypto is crashing, this was my answer

Last night, I was having a beer at a friend’s house when my whatsapp went ‘DING’ and a friend of mine who recently got into crypto asked, “why is crypto crashing, and should I get into NFTs?” – I told him we need to talk on the phone to talk about NFTs because it’s complex, but this is what I said in relation to the crash.


I told him 1, we’ve been overbuying and crypto has gone parabolic in 2021, so a correction was inevitable and then 2, Kazakhstan is on fire, literally. It is the second-largest country in the world when it comes to mining; 3, we tend to think of BTC as a hedge against inflation, and it is, but the truth is it usually follows the same patterns and trends as tech stocks and finally 4, sell-offs bring more sell-offs, people who got in late panic and sell. And ‘whales’ keep buying – if you look at the historical chart, every few years, people who bought and thought they’d be millionaires within a year panic-sell and whales and large holders buy like mad. Hundreds of millions.


I added that we’re likely looking at a few more weeks, or possibly months, of pain, and that BTC will eventually $1m, it’s inevitable, but probably not before 10-12 years.


This was my answer, what would your answer be?


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Learn from my mistakes: 3 things to avoid when buying crypto

I want to state at the outset that I’m not a financial advisor, and the only reason I’m writing this is I think it’s important that we learn from each other’s mistakes in this relatively new, relatively uncharted territory.


1. Don’t buy because “you’ve heard it’s the next Dogecoin”


I guess this is basically just a different way of saying DYOR – Do Your Own Research. I think the whole crypto space is going to become more stable and reliable as the it grows bigger and more solidified. But rug pulls are always around the corner, as are corrections and crashes, so always make sure you know what you’re buying. So far we’ve had famous cases such as Dogecoin, which did well, with Shiba Inu, which looks like it might also have a bright future, but today alone I’ve found at least 5 new Inu/Dog coins that are completely untested.


2. Don’t fall in love with a coin/token


I’m guilty of this. I find a new token, I read the Whitepaper or I like the thumbnail or whatever, and then I fall in love with the project and put more skin in the game even after it becomes clear the project isn’t really working or taking off. And that can always happen, even if you think it shouldn’t because it’s a great idea/project. I’ve done that with a few coins and tokens that are still alive, yes, but have been stagnating and going nowhere for years. It’s a mistake waiting to happen.


3. When people buy groceries, they buy bread and butter, not foie grais


The chances of accidentally buying an unknown token that moons and makes you rich are actually slim. It’s much better to get there a little later, but resting safe in the knowledge that you’re putting your money into something that’s already proven valuable, at least to an extent, than to YOLO on something that’s untested that could very easily lose you money.


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Tesla may launch a smartphone soon, will integrated PI Network?

If I had a dollar for every time I read an article about the upcoming Tesla phone, I’d be able to afford the Tesla phone. But to be honest, it looks like there might be some depth to these rumours. And there’s more.


We know that Apple does not allow third parties to use their iOs, and we know that, on the contrary, Android does, but to be honest I can’t really imagine a Tesla-branded smartphone running android. If I were a gambling person, and I sort of, I’d say Tesla has probably developed an entirely different operative system, which will presumably sort of resemble Apple iOs.


But it doesn’t matter, for now, what matters is that these rumours also say Tesla’s smartphone will be called PI, which made PI users very excited.


PI is essentially a proposed cryptocurrency, and also one of the few remaining apps that allow you to mine using your smartphone.


I’ve downloaded said app about a month ago and have since ‘mined’ about 65 PI. To be honest, it does not feel like a scam but it does feel like a project that’s going nowhere. But who knows, maybe it is. You can download the PI app and start mining (it doesn’t really affect your battery or your data) on the app store.


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Opinion: why China’s crypto ‘ban’ is actually meaningless

In one way, the crypto world resembles the stock market. Something bad happens, everything goes down. Something good happens, everything goes up.



Rumours, speculation and information fuel specific or generalised ups and downs, whether they’re true or not, whether they’re verified or not and, crucially, whether they make a difference or not.


China has announced a ‘crypto ban’ around 5 times this year alone and that’s an indication in it of itself, isn’t it? Why would you ban something twice if the first ban was effective?


The truth of the matter is China, or any other country, government or institution for that matter, cannot ban crypto. What governments can do is make your life (as in, a crypto holder) very difficult on the extremes. As in, the beginning and the end of your own personal FIAT-CRYPTO-FIAT journey (if you intend to invest or transact).

It can make life difficult for exchanges and ban cryptocurrency ATMs from operating overtly, meaning your ability to convert crypto into FIAT will be affected.



They can also kick miners out, which is what they’ve done.


What they cannot do, not now not ever, is prevent crypto holders from holding, owning and transacting their cryptos. No one can gain access to your wallet without your private keys, it can’t be hacked.


If you and I transact in crypto, no one can stop that transaction.


All governments will soon realise they can’t beat crypto, so they’ll either try to squash it or join. China has opted to squash it (for now) because in order to maintain their heavily centralised power over the financial, social and economic circumstances of its citizen, it was the quickest and easiest way.


But even so, if Mr X wants to send Ms X XYZ bitcoin tomorrow in Shanghai: they still can.



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Can’t BITit, $join it

It is no accident that bitcoin was created in the aftermath of 2008 financial crisis.
We’ve gradually become used to distrusting governments and banks. We haven’t been trained to do so by fanatics or as part of our education, nope, it was everyday life that did job.


In our daily routine, in our commute to work, in the way we pay our taxes and get money from ATMs, in our social life even, every single thing we do everyday, there’s always a tiny label or a hidden message that says “they don’t care about you”.


It can be a intrusive mandate or a hidden fee in the fine print of your next utility bill. It’s there.

That’s what bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can do for you: they removes trust from the equation. You don’t have to trust your government, or your bank, do you trust that 2+2 always = 4?

If the answer’s yes, then you know why bitcoin is important. “If you can’t beat them…”. Well they can’t. And that’s why they’re joining.



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