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The Valley of Pleasure
August 21, 2017
Are You Living A Conscious Life?
This is my response to @abundance.tribe's bi-weekly question and it's a timely one for me, having spent the last month down a crypto-rabbit hole, and it kind of being time to 'resurface' again! When I
Higher DEFI Returns for Longer Lock-Ins - Pros and Cons
DEFI is a wonderful thing - so many opportunties to stake your tokens in order to receive more of that token, or more usually, shiny new tokens. And so many platforms offer you the opportunity to stake
First FIre of the Autumn and Sorting Fire Wood!
It's getting a little bit chilly here in East Central Portugal - we've just had a couple of days rain which has taken the edge of the end of the summer's heat. Thankfully I've got LOTS of Firewood to see
Crypto Adoption has surged in the UK in 2021, especially among the young....
YouGov has been tracking how many people have bought into crypto in the United Kingdom since August 2019, and you see from the results on this interactive Viz here that crypto adoption has increased
Testing out Adamant Finance (Cautiously)
I decided to try out Adamant Finance on Polygon a couple of weeks ago, on the not-financial advice of @dalz in this post. I was mainly looking to see if there were any better returns to be had on the stable
Fun with Crypto Raiders, but Blink and you Miss it!
I'm glad I didn't sell the one Crypto Raider I bought a couple of months back for the princely sum of 0.04 ETH as I found out yesterday that I got an airdrop for holding on to it! For each cryptoraider
Back to the Land!
I headed back to the land for the first time in ages yesterday. It had just been too hot over August to do anything, although in honesty that's probably more of an excuse to cover up the real reason that
(Another) Reset: How long Do I need to Spend Online Each Day?
With all the excitement surrounding so many Hive projects recently, I've been spending a lot more time online than usual - it's been hard to keep away! Between writing posts, curating, changing my rental
The London HardFork Failed to Reduce GAS fees, but what does this mean for ETH in the medium term?
If you've been been transacting on Ethereum recently you've probably noticed that the GAS fees are higher now compared to back in July before the London Hardfork.... You can track all of this on Etherscan.io
Crypto Adoption in Afghanistan - An Effective Means of Protecting Wealth?
Afghans have increasingly turned to Cryptocurrencies as a means to protect their wealth from either brute confiscation by the Taliban or through loss due to anticipated economic instability following the
Moved to Penamacor!
I've had a good year in the cabin in Alpedrinha, and I can hardly believe it's been a year, but I signed a contract on a house in Penamacor a couple of days ago, on the 1st of September to be precise,
Security Upgrade: Connected My Trezor to Metamask....
I recently connected my Trezor hardware wallet to my MetaMask account, well, two accounts to be precise. I did this because of the additional security this provides compared to just having my funds stored
How to Buy, Stake and Earn SPT tokens with Splintertalk.io and Hive-Engine
If you're relatively new to Splinterlands and Hive more generally you may have noticed that you can earn SPS (Splintershards tokens) tokens by staking SPT (SplinterTalk) tokens. I've noticed a few posts
Hive Power Up Day September 2021
I just Powered Up 100 Hive in honour of Hive Power Up Day to bring my total stake up to > 79 850 HP. I've powered up around 1800 Hive this month, which isn't as much as usual as I've been Vesting into
Koinos: Too Little, Too Late?
I staked some ETH to mine KOIN back in October 2020 and managed to pick up almost 6000 of them. They've just been sitting in my MetaMask wallet ever since then doing nothing, and I just decided to sell
Making a Concrete Yurt Base
I witnessed the construction of a concrete yurt base a few days ago. I'd like to say I helped out, but I didn't, although I did have lunch with the two people who actually created the base, which counts
Africa and Asia - Leading the Charge in Crypto Adoption!
The World Rankings for crypto adoption by country have changed dramatically in the last year. Countries in Africa and Asia have seen the most significant increases in crypto adoption since 2020. In the
Chaos Legion: Hoping to Limp In with $10K
As is my nature I've decided to go cautiously with the upcoming Chaos Legion pre-sale and limp in with only $10 000. It seems silly to not tap some other funds and Vest just a little more into the game
What Cycles in Your LIfe are Coming to an End? And What Have you Learnt From Them? (AT QOTW)
This week's @abundance.tribe QOTW asked us to reflect on what cycles in one's life are coming to an end AND what we've learned from them... As with all of these posts I'm happy to take free licence to
I claim my rewards in Hive Power and HBD Widgets, I might exchange them later for HIVE... Widgets And from there I might log on to Hive-Engine and OH MY DAYZ... so many more widgets - I take my pick from