We Need to Talk About Crypto Marketing

In the wake of scam projects and overzealous ICOs, the disdain Hicks showed for marketing reverberates around the crypto space, but marketing itself is not intrinsically evil; moreover, marketing is a tool which has been exploited by bad actors, poisoning the well for everyone else.

When McDonald’s advertise their latest burger, does this make marketing bad because society deems McDonald’s as junk food? And when The Red Cross advertises for donations to help refugees in Syria, does this make marketing good?

The truth is that even Hicks relied on marketing to sell his shows. His hatred for marketing was really for those admen telling you that drinking a Coke will make you happy or driving a BMW makes you attractive. I know how it works, I have sat in those meetings where morally bereft vultures brainstorm ideas to sell you more shit you don’t need, but this is not a reason to reject marketing as the principles of morality are at the door of what is being marketed and how, not the act itself.

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The Banks Are Scared of Cryptocurrencies … and So They Should Be!

Now my mining operation is live; I have been working with my accountant to ensure we have clean books and report taxes correctly. One of the things we need for this is a business bank account.

This week, I had my application for an account with Metro Bank rejected, the third bank which has rejected me following Lloyds and Revolut. The latter the funniest, seeing as they promote themselves a Crypto friendly bank, allowing customers to buy and sell Crypto alongside their fiat accounts. 

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We Need to Talk About Crypto Trading: A Cautionary Tale

During a recent webinar I held, I created a poll asking how trading was going, with options from making good money to losing lots of money. There were a handful who have lost a lot, and I asked them to get in touch if they wanted to discuss it. A few people messaged me, some of whom have lost tens of thousands of pounds, one who had dropped hundreds of thousands, so I thought it would be good to write a cautionary post about investing in crypto.

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Are We in a Bear Market? No, I Think This Is a Correction

What a week it has been. I don’t think many of us expected such a hard hit to come so quickly, and even with the bounce from $6k, are we really out of the woods yet? I have been Tweeting out some stuff this week, specifically taking an honest look at the weaknesses in my trading strategy, but I want to put it all down more clearly here.

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