There is a lot more to cryptocurrency than just Bitcoin.


Note: This article is not intended to be formal financial advice. Always do your own research before investing.

Even the most boring, old-world corporations are adopting Bitcoin (BTC). That means Bitcoin ain’t what the cool kids are doing. Sure, it’s worth almost $50K a pop; it’s uber-valuable and super useful; it’s just not that cool anymore.

The early adopters of new crypto trends are typing away as we speak, far away from the corporate-media-supported blockchain. Altcoins are where it’s at.

What’s an altcoin?

An ‘altcoin’ is any coin other than Bitcoin. Why is BTC the crypto-standard? Because it was the first cryptocurrency ever…

Store stable assets while reaping the benefits of blockchain technology.

Cryptocurrencies are a powerful financial tool, known for their privacy, digital utility and instant processing. But they are also notoriously volatile. Stablecoins solve that problem.


Would you want to carry $20 in your wallet if it went from $17 to $25 to $18 throughout the day? When you bring $20 to a night out bowling, you are prepared to spend it. When you look to make a purchase, there is a clear expectation of how much your cash is worth before you buy anything. In the world of crypto, the market needs a currency that can offer that same stability…

Sustainable landscaping can benefit nature… and look good too.

Sustainable landscaping is a design strategy that works in harmony with local plants and wildlife. It conserves energy and water use, improves air and water quality, and can save you money over time.

As opposed to traditional landscaping, sustainable landscaping prioritizes environmental factors over aesthetics and works to encourage a livelier micro-ecosystem.

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The scoop: After spending a few summers commercial landscaping, I learned a thing or two about what to do and what to avoid if you care about the environment. Landscaping can be complementary to surrounding wildlife, or totally intrusive, depending on your strategy.

The key to sustainable landscaping…

Inside, outside. City, country. Anyone can grow these 5 edible plants.

Gardening can be as simple as putting a seed in the ground and watering it. But we tend to overcomplicate it. Many get discouraged when plants don’t grow properly. Looking for some quick garden wins? Here are 5 easy edible plants you can grow for all the gardening beginners out there.


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If you’re planting inside, pick a spot that gets bright and sunny. Outside, pick a sunny spot too. Tomatoes need as much sun as they can get. In the north, they require six hours of sunlight. …

Looking for a new crypto wallet? Looking to start your first one? Here are ten recommendations for the best crypto wallets in 2021 (no particular order). If you don’t know what a wallet is, you should learn more about bitcoin first.


Different types of wallets

Before diving into my favorites, let’s distinguish between different types of crypto wallets. Cold wallets are made from hardware. They are physical devices where you can “cold” store your crypto. “Hot” wallets operate through software or web-based applications. They require an on-grid connection (in most cases). There are certainly other wallet types, like paper, for example. …

Automated notifications can change the way exchange platforms communicate with users.

Ethereum Push Notification Services (EPNS) announced its plans to launch a pilot program with Uniswap this week. The pilot program would develop a core EPNS protocol for liquidity providers (LPs) on Uniswap’s platform. Uniswap users will soon be able to get automated notifications sent to eligible wallets based on their customized needs and interests.

As cryptocurrency enters the mainstream, there is a clear push for more on-chain communication and interaction. Many decentralized apps (dapps) are operating at unprecedented levels, and with great size comes great responsibility. To stay competitive, dapps need to streamline processes and improve reliability. …

Compost piles are useful, eco-friendly, easy to set up and easy to maintain.

April is finally here! That means it’s time to garden. Over the past few years, I’ve jumped from gardening noobie to Martha Stewart status. Is that still an acceptable reference?

Anyway, I understand how first-time gardening can be intimidating, so I’m dedicating time to sharing real-world gardening tips.Here’s how to start a compost pile in 3 easy steps.

Sustainable Review

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The scoop: A compost pile is an eco-friendly, efficient way to maximize your garden’s potential. And it’s super easy to set-up and maintain.

Step 1: Pick a location, choose how to store it. Choosing a spot for your compost depends on where…

Note: This article is not intended to be formal financial advice. Always do your own research before investing.

The latest love-it-leave-it controversy to hit Web3? It’s called BitClout. Here’s a really simple explainer for you: BitClout is a social crypto exchange built around tokens for famous people.

OK, now that you’re still reading, let’s take that a little further.

Each BitClout account is linked to a Twitter account. If you are one of the top 15,000 Twitter profiles, you can gain access to your BitClout profile by tweeting out your public key at any time. Your account was already made for you. …

There are some things you could know about cryptocurrency, and some things you should know. Here are 25 cryptocurrency terms to add to your vocabulary if you hope to survive web 3.0.


1. Address

Cryptocurrency coins are identified on the blockchain by unique addresses. You can think about the blockchain as a GPS and your cryptocurrency address as its targeted mailing address. Without an address, no coin is stored; the blockchain can’t confirm nor verify its existence. So, without a proper wallet address, you can’t own a coin.

Every time a transaction is confirmed, the value of your wallet is updated based…

It’s time to go beyond research and fix the crypto energy problem.

Climate-concerned critics of crypto (whew that’s a mouthful) point to the massive energy use required to mine coins on the blockchain. But the solution may be easier than it appears. Big coins like Ethereum can become sustainable.

Sustainable Review

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The scoop: NFTs went mainstream. Now more people are starting to realize Ethereum has a sustainable energy problem. There is a solution.

Not all blockchains are the same: Bitcoin uses about 1% of the world’s electricity. Ethereum is the second largest coin and runs on a similar model as Bitcoin. Neither are energy efficient.

Still, blockchain technology as a whole operates under many…

Jared Wolf

Ethical tech • Crypto Advocate • Making a Rational case for Sustainability @

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