We Need to Talk About Bitcoin 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 Bitcoin … 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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B2x Fork - What It Is, Why I Don't Support It and How I Am Trading It

This article exists because, like me, there are many Bitcoin and Crypto traders who do not understand the technical side of the scaling debate but have investments which are affected by forks. I have written this as an attempt to explain, in as simple as form possible, why this fork is happening, why I don't support it and how I intend to trade it.

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Why the Futures Market Will Destroy B2X Before it Launches

With the Segwit2x hard fork approaching, I have been working on an article explaining the background to this fork, why I don't support it and how I am going to trade it. The article is currently in draft and being reviewed by one of the resident miners in my Facebook group to check for accuracy as most of the topics covered are quite technical.

While I have been preparing the article, it is becoming evident that the futures market is going to kill off B2X before it launches so I wanted to get a post out about this as quickly as possible as this is going to affect trading.

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