Crypto & Things with Scott Cunningham

I had the pleasure of chatting with Marc De Mesel about Bitcoin Cash and the Read.Cash blogging platform. He has donated over $100,000 USD worth of Bitcoin Cash to Read.Cash’s creator fund and users on the platforms via tips. In this video, we dive into his investments, other platforms he’s used, Read.cash, and his crypto philanthropy.

*I apologize for the feedback buzz. Marc’s audio has some feedback that I didn’t notice until I was editing it afterward.

These are some of the questions we went over:
• Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
• How and when did you originally get into cryptocurrency
• What was your motivation to make the multiple donations and to tip so much to users on Read.Cash?
• What are your main investments and why do you like Bitcoin Cash?
• Are there any other Bitcoin Cash platforms that you use?
• Why was Read.Cash the platform that you decided to focus on and what was going through your mind when you made those donations?
• Do you think Read.Cash’s fund is sustainable?
• Are there any other blockchain platforms that you use?
• So where can everyone go to learn more about this?

You can follow him on YouTube, Twitter, and LBRY for more:
- https://twitter.com/marcdemesel
- https://www.youtube.com/user/marcdemesel
- https://lbry.tv/@MarcDeMesel:6

What do you think about Read.Cash? What do you think about Marc’s approach to investing and wealth? Feel free to leave questions for me or Marc in the comments below and don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe as well!

💰 You can sponsor me directly on Read.cash in exchange for ad space: https://read.cash/become-a-sponsor/scottcbusiness and or use my referral to sign up https://read.cash/r/scottcbusiness. This and Publish0x are my go to blogging-only platforms.

I had the pleasure of chatting with DDRFr33k who is a developer at Vimm.tv. Vimm is a live-streaming platform on the Hive blockchain and in this we will dive into what it’s all about and where it’s headed going forward.

VIMM is a growing community of passionate gamers, entertainers and artists who come together to create a unique live streaming experience. They give you the tools you need to build a successful channel and grow your brand. They focus on making community building and monetization easier for creators so you can focus on doing one thing. Streaming!

These are some of the questions we went over:
• Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
• How and when did you originally get into cryptocurrency
• Can you give us a brief introduction to Vimm.TV?
• What problem does Vimm.TV solve?
• How have you and Vimm.TV been affected by the virus and lockdown?
• How did Vimm.TV get its name and what was the original idea or motivation to start it?
• What are the next big updates for Vimm.TV to release soon or that are in the works?
• Where does Vimm.TV fit in with other existing similar projects?
• Where do you see Vimm.TV going in the next year? The next 5 years?
• If any crypto influencer could join Vimm.TV who would you choose?
• So where can everyone go to learn more about this?

Check out https://www.vimm.tv/ for more information and to learn more about what they have to offer. You can also find all their social handles etc. on there as well. You can find DDRFr33k under @ddrfr33k on any platform that he is on.

What do you think about Vimm.TV? Let us know if you have any further questions on Vimm.TV in the comments below and don’t forget to like and subscribe as well!

Want an easy way to spend your crypto? Bitrefill lets you buy and reload gift cards for hundreds of retailers in many different countries. This way, you can spend your crypto with privacy and ease.

This is probably the best way to spend crypto and avoiding as many tax issues and red tape. Of course, every country has different laws so definitely do your own research, but this method is the best I know of. I personally have used crypto to Paypal funds, Bitrefill, and crypto visa cards to pay for things. Bitrefill has the cheapest fees, it has loyalty rewards, and it’s a good way to convert your crypto into something that isn’t just fiat money in your bank. This is also a solution for those who want to be completely unbanked or who are unbanked due to circumstances.

Bitrefill has tons of options to choose including a Bitrefill card that you can use on other cards later if you want to sell out of your crypto when it’s at a high value and keep that value. When you pick a card, some have minimums and others allow for custom amounts to be bought. All the cards are digital and must be redeemed by you. When you add it to your cart, go the checkout and go to pay, you will be presented with several different cryptocurrency payment options. Paying with the lightning network offers you a 2% discount. I’ve used ETH mostly in the past, but now I use DASH because it’s much faster and the transaction fees are negligible. You then get the address you need to send to and send your crypto. Depending on what you send, it will take some time to confirm and then produce a redeemable gift card code for you.

As they say on the site, it is fast, private, safe, and instant. The whole process only took me a few minutes and I’ve been using it now to pay for a lot of my day to day services and one-off purchases for the past 2 months including Uber, Steam, Amazon, and Google. You can even pay bills this way via Walmart’s bill payment kiosks using a Walmart gift card.

You can check out the interview I did with the CEO from Bitrefill here: https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/Bitrefill:4

Anyways, let me know if you use Bitrefill or know of any other similar services. How do you spend your cryptocurrency and where do you like to spend it? Let me know your thoughts on all of this in the comments below and don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe.

Read.cash is a blogging platform similar to Publish0x and Medium with a few unique features of its own. It uses BCH for tips and also rewards creators from a platform community-funded fund. Let’s dive into the platform so you can learn everything you need to know about it.

Read.Cash as explained by them is a “platform where you can publish content (articles with images and videos) and earn Bitcoin Cash cryptocurrency (ticker: BCH) for doing so. If a reader likes your content - he or she can upvote your post by sending some amount of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to your online wallet.”
You can see their breakdown here: https://read.cash/@Read.Cash/what-is-readcash-faq-7b0bfcfc

Read.cash has recently introduced platform rewards, boosting, and sponsorships. These 3 major changes have resulted in a huge influx of users of which I believe will continue growing.
In the video, I demo those features as well as go through publishing, your profile, sending and receiving BCH, communities, and I review the statistics they share.

Boosting allows you to spend a bit of BCH given to the platform to compete with other people bidding boosts on the platform for visibility whereas sponsorships are a way for users to give each other BCH for advertising space on their profile and posts. Their new fund that relies on donations pays out a percentage of that fund every day based on points earned daily which are calculated based on the various contributions and engagements you make and receive on the platform. Essentially, this will incentivize and reward creators for making quality contributions and posts on the platform.

I believe that platforms that offer platform rewards are the most lucrative platforms to entice new users to join though they are not always totally sustainable. However, it is really awesome and worth taking a look at. Even if you ignored the cryptocurrency aspect I still believe it’s better than legacy platforms like Medium. The only gripe I’d have is that the community sorting and listing is very jumbled and could use a better filter.

For all the tutorial and guide information, you’ll have to follow along with my video. At some point, I will make individual posts on Read.cash for various tutorials and guides.

Let me know if this was helpful to you. Are you using Read.cash? Will you use it after seeing this? Let me know what you think about it and what you prefer to use for publishing and viewing articles in the comments below. Don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe too!

Thanks to the sponsor of this video and post: Primecoin.
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When you’re just getting started on blockchain or crypto-monetized social media platforms, it can be overwhelming. In this video I’m going to explain the basics you’ll need to know to flatten the learning curve.

Now while I’ve covered all the red flags before in-depth, I’d like this to focus more on getting started. You can find the red flags to look out for when prospecting new platforms here: https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/Demystifying-Blockchain-Social-And-Identifying-Red-Flags:2. I’ve also recently put out another similar video here: https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/If-You-Can%E2%80%99T-Withdraw-Your-Crypto,-Stay-Away-1:6

The main things I tend to look at for each platform I’m using in terms of it’s blockchain-oriented values and characteristics, I look for: easy access to funds, use of the blockchain, decentralization, blockchain-related values, staking, interesting platform nuances, and platform rewards. If I weren’t testing all of these I would then emphasize prioritizing the platform you use with the 80/20 principle. 80% of your effort should go into what is doing well and 20% time should go to expanding, creative new solutions, and innovating.

Let’s briefly cover each thing I mentioned above:
Easy access to funds – This is important for obvious reasons, if you can’t access your funds, they’re not your funds.
Use of blockchain – This isn’t essential, but it’s great when platforms are actually taking advantage of the technology blockchain offers.
Decentralization – Platforms that are decentralized are great as a solution to get away from the original highly centralized legacy models, but they aren’t always perfect. More decentralization or at least leaning towards is preferred.
Blockchain-related values – With decentralization in mind comes other like-minded blockchain core values like free speech, privacy, transparency, open-source, and financial liberty. These aren’t inherent, but likely go hand in hand amongst the community.
Staking – Like many nuances and features, staking is very new, but is a very unique component to social media platforms and the ability to earn cryptocurrency platform rewards.
Interesting platform nuances – This is simple. I’m just looking out for features and things that make platforms unique in what they offer.
Platform rewards – While it’s not required and there are many great platforms without platform rewards, it is highly preferred that a platform gives out rewards in the form of crypto to users for their engagements, efforts, or some useful metric to gauge the value of their contributions.

These are the things I look for in crypto platforms and some of the main things you should have a grasp of when getting into blockchain social media platforms. Once you understand these basics, understanding most platforms will be much easier and familiar.

Let me know how you evaluate new crypto platforms? What’s your favorite social media dapp to use? What blockchain platforms are you using now? Am I missing something, or do you disagree with anything above? Let me know your thoughts on this in the comments below and don’t forget to share, like, and subscribe

Ankit Bhatia and I sat down for some time to chat about Sapien and what they’re all about. We dive into where they’re headed in the future, what they do, and how you can benefit from their crypto social media platform.

Sapien is a social media network that utilizes blockchain technology and rewards users with their cryptocurrency SPN. They call themselves “The Web 3 Social Network of the Future.” If you have used Steem or Hive in the past, this will be a fairly familiar experience.

These are some of the questions we went over:
• Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
• How and when did you originally get into cryptocurrency
• Can you give us a brief introduction to Sapien?
• What problem does Sapien solve?
• Why do you believe Sapien is the best Ethereum dapp?
• How have you and Sapien been affected by the virus and lockdown?
• How did Sapien get its name and what was the original idea or motivation to start it?
• What are the next big updates for Sapien to release soon or that are in the works?
• Where does Sapien fit in with other existing similar projects?
• How do you do rewards differently?
• What makes you different from other stake model social dapps?
• Where do you see Sapien going in the next year? The next 5 years?
• If any crypto influencer could join Sapien who would you choose?
• So where can everyone go to learn more about this?

Check out https://sapien.network/ for more information and to learn more about what they have to offer.

Their social channels are listed below:
Sapien Twitter: https://twitter.com/sapien_network
Community Discord: https://discord.gg/qcGgkrz

What do you think about Sapien? Do you use it now? Will you use it after having seen this? What are your favorite blockchain dapps to use? Let us know if you have any further questions on Sapien in the comments below and don’t forget to like and subscribe as well!

Are there viable solutions for live streaming on blockchain and crypto monetized social platforms? I share my views on the current state and what’s available out there.

In short, there’s not really any viable platforms out there for earning platform rewards that are decentralized and reliable. Some popular solutions like DLive and Theta both have many restrictions on withdrawals and access to your earned or deposited funds.

For more information on those two platforms you can view two of many videos I have put on them:
https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/Why-I-Don%E2%80%99t-Recommend-The-Theta-Network-1:e
https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/The-DLive-To-Tron-Migration:e

While Flote doesn’t offer platforms rewards aka the platform won’t award you crypto for views like LBRY does, but for example, they will give you 100% of superchat donations in Bitcoin. You will also get 100% of monthly donations in BTC too. It’s not perfect, but it seems to be the best solution currently.

I still think the leader in the live-streaming space is yet to emerge as well as podcast hosting while it pertains to blockchain and crypto monetized social platforms.

Where do you go for live-streaming and specifically what blockchain or crypto monetized platforms do you prefer both as a user and as a streamer? Should we be holding these platforms to a higher standard or cast aside their flaws in hopes of propping up their public image? Let me know in the comments and don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe!

When YouTube is demonetizing their top-performing content creators like Joe Rogan, it should be unsurprising that they leave for better alternatives. The question I want to tackle is why YouTube has been allowing less and less content to exist on their platform.

I theorize that it partly has to do with storage space costs and partly to do with them wanting to shift their business model to be in line as a competitor with major streaming services like Netflix or Amazon Prime. Regardless of the reason, this has been a complete flop.

YouTube marketed itself, advertised itself, and built itself up off the backs of creators and being supportive of creators. If there were space issues, they could have limited uploads for channels with fewer followers or something and for the streaming service take, I think they would have pissed off way fewer people and made a ton of money if they just made a separate platform or product that you could still access with your YouTube/Gmail login.

Either way, YouTube is losing creators and support left and right and they seemed doomed to fail at maintaining their status as the creator haven it once was. With so many innovative and successful alternatives, there’s no reason why anyone should stay.

Check out the likes of LBRY, DTube, BitChute, 3Speak, Vibravid, Minds, BitTube, TokenTuber, and Cos.TV. There are many alternatives for people to take advantage of and I recommend diversifying as best as you can. I sure have.

What platforms do you use for watching or uploading video content? Do you have a favorite? What blockchain solutions do you like the best? Let me know what you think about all this in the comments below and don’t forget to subscribe!

Crypto Michael and I had the pleasure of chatting about the crypto market, the global financial system, monetary policy, inflation, and how this all is impacted by COVID-19. Tune in for his thoughts on all of this.

Michael van De Poppe is a full-time trader from the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, a technical analyst, financial coach, and economics student with a love for poker and fitness.

These are some of the questions we went over:
• Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
• How and when did you originally get into cryptocurrency
• So what are your thoughts on the global financial system and how is this currently affecting cryptocurrency?
• What are your thoughts on the various countries mass printing money in hopes to stimulate the economy like the US or the UK who just announced they will add another $600 billion to their pandemic emergency purchase program (PEPP) as of yesterday
• Will this all lead to hyperinflation in fiat markets and how will that affect the crypto market?
• How do you see this all playing out over the next year or few years?
• Do you expect the markets to be more bearish or more bullish?
• How would the second wave of COVID infections affect the crypto market?
• How has the Bitcoin halving affected the market and will we see a similar rise in price as we did with the past 2 halvings?
• Do you have a favorite cryptocurrency or one you’re most bullish on?
• If you could be a cartoon or TV show character, who would you be?
• Where can people follow you and find you on social media?

Be sure to follow him on Twitter and subscribe to his YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/cryptomichael
https://twitter.com/CryptoMichNL

Let me know what you thought about this in the comments below. What are you most bullish on? Give a Bitcoin prediction for the end of 2020. Don’t forget to also like, share, and subscribe.

You can watch the video on BeInCrypto’s channel here: https://youtu.be/DTHHPE6Mc4A

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Seeing a complete breakdown of what you could earn in one month from crypto social media is super inspiring and it’s also useful to track so I will share with you the 10 platforms I used to make $1,803 worth of crypto in May.

I’m committing to sharing these every month and linking you to my May metrics report PDF: http://www.filedropper.com/blockchainlegacysocialmediametricsreport_2 or where you can normally find it on my Linkedin profile under featured: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottcbusiness/.

To briefly go over my social media results for May, I received about 73,600 engagements, 32,880 video views, 3000 comments, 7,850 followers, and 1,323,000 impressions. I got my podcast listed everywhere in April, so I’ll still leave the Spotify & Apple links below:
https://open.spotify.com/show/0BanvC57XgA9Qz9HYfuePm?si=Ny7tSJFbRhiH27Vf33pY3A
https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/crypto-things/id1511126952
Now let’s dive into earnings:
Publish0x – 65.1 BAT – $0.2276 USD = $14.82 + 582.3 LRC - $0.0589 USD = $34.30 + 30.96 DAI - $1 USD = $30.96 USD earned from post rewards. That’s a total of $80.08 USD.
Brave Browser – 65.15 BAT - $0.227 USD = $14.79 + 0.0603 ETH – $246.70 = $14.88 USD from ad rewards and creator donations . That’s a total of $29.67 USD.
LBRY – 25,427 LBC - $0.038 USD = $996.27 USD from user earnings, content earnings, invites, and more
Steem – Around 173.8 - $0.213 USD = $36.97 USD from post rewards
Hive – Around 552 - $0.26 USD = $143.52 USD from post rewards
SoMee – 15,122 - $? USD = $? USD from post rewards
Flote - 0.00026 BTC in donations received – $10,000 USD = $2.46 USD
Uptrennd – 2,000 1UP – $0.00505 USD = $10.10 USD earned for post rewards
Minds – 0.147 ETH - $246.70 = $36.19 USD earned from Minds Pro this month
COS.TV – 194 COS – 0.008 USD = $1.55 USD earned from post rewards.

The grand total came to $1,306.76 USD which is $1,803.33 CAD. That is $1,115.45 CAD more than last month or an increase of about 263%.

This is largely attributable to LBRY where I earned more 231% more LBC than the previous month and the price went up 1 cent from $0.028 USD to $0.038 now. That makes up 75% of my earnings last month.

This covers all my expenses as is. Now while this wouldn’t cover saving and invest, $1,800 is the maximum I spend every month on my main expenses covering anything from food to loan payments to alcohol. This doesn’t cover discretionary spending, but the fact that I was able to earn enough to cover everything including rent is so amazing and shows what is truly possible living as a digital nomad content creator. Do keep in mind though that LBRY has now halved their video rewards so I should see a pretty huge drop next month.

I’m not going to include COS.Tv or SoMee in the next given how low the rewards are and that I cannot withdraw them from SoMee, I’m not going to focus on them as much. I also don’t believe the current valuations being shown given no one is able to withdraw and when it is possible, I expect a huge drop in the price.

LBRY has become by far, the most dominant platform I earn on. Steem has started to die down with way less users there and everything Justin Sun is doing and Hive is starting to pick up contrastingly. I will continue to share these every month to give you a breakdown of what my earnings are to be completely transparent and give you an idea of what you could do if you did the same as me.

To give you a more comprehensive look, compare May to my first monthly earnings video from October where I was earned around $150 that month to now where I’m earning about 12 times that amount: https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/how-much-crypto-can-you-earn-in-one:7

The concept for all of this is to be able to earn enough money passively and passionately through doing what I achieve full financial freedom. I think many people interested in cryptocurrency and earning on blockchain platforms have similar dreams and motivations. Being able to earn from your posts starting day one is very encouraging and motivating. Anyways, I hope this inspires you and lights a fire under your ambition as it does for me. I think the most exciting way to build your personal finance is to set yourself up with income for life.

I’ve started earning some crypto dividends too, but I will be reporting on those through my dividend portfolio updates, so look out for those to keep up with the passive income side of my journey.

What are your income goals? Are you using any of the platforms I shared above? Is this useful and or encouraging for you? Would you like to see reports like these every single month to get a better insight into crypto social profitability? Let me know what you think about this in the comments below and don’t forget to subscribe!

In this long video, I cover how I budget and all the ways I save money. This is at the request of one of my followers who wanted a comprehensive look at what I do to get some ideas for how they can practice financial minimalism too. Let’s dive in.

I go into everything including what I spend on subscription services, business expenses, rent, phone bills, internet, utilities, rental insurance, loan payments, food, discretionary spending such as clothing, haircuts, alcohol, and much more.

As I go through all of this, I will explain what I spend, how I save, and my reasoning behind it all. I think it’s important to dive into all of this and keep yourself accountable. I highly recommend everyone keep a budget and find creative ways to save money and practice financial minimalism. While I take it to somewhat of an extreme, I also enjoy myself occasionally and don’t recommend you sacrifice everything, but I do think most people can do a little bit more than they are already. A few luxuries and vices here and there are fine in moderation.

How do you save? Do you keep a budget? What are some things you do to practice financial minimalism? Let me know what you think about this in the comments below and don’t forget to subscribe!

Let’s talk about monetizing content. I think the concept of documenting is very underrated. For example, I can track my dividends and keep a budget of expenses which some may consider a tedious and menial task, but I can share it with you and earn cryptocurrency for it.

The one thing you may need to budge on is privacy. Obviously, I must give up my financial privacy if I share everything with people watching, but you are also in control of how much you share, however people will appreciate transparency.

Now mind you I don’t recommend using KYC platforms or giving out your license to any platform that asks, I just mean in terms of what you’re willing to share from your personal life. It could be anything from finance to sharing family recipes. You’d be surprised at how much people can benefit from gaining insight into other people’s lives and it helps us come to terms with our bad habits.

While some people would be uncomfortable doing this, I feel that it also helps keep me on track and accountable as I feel a responsibility to my followers to update them and stick to my plan to help show people what the journey could be if they did too. Not only that I end up getting paid to save money. I also track how much I earn from platforms and track my social media metrics and share all of that too which also ends up earning money. Things that one might consider boring, another may find very useful and get a lot of value from it.

The point here is that you can really monetize anything if you get creative. You’d be surprised what you can do and what others are already doing on so many platforms out there. I encourage anyone out there to try it out and see how even you can give and gain more value today.

Let me know what type of content you’re creating or thinking of creating. Thanks for all of your support and please do like, comment, share, and subscribe.

Sergej Kotliar and I sat down for some time to chat about Bitrefill and what they’re all about. We dive into what Bitrefill is, how you can trade your crypto for gift cards directly, and most importantly, how you can live fiat free.

Bitrefill provides digital gift cards & mobile airtime refills to 170 countries using cutting-edge Bitcoin technologies.
They offer an evolving shopping platform with innovative cryptocurrency payment options, including the latest Lightning Network technology.

These are some of the questions we went over:
• Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
• How and when did you originally get into cryptocurrency
• Can you give us a brief introduction to Bitrefill?
• What problem does Bitrefill solve?
• How have you and Bitrefill been affected by the virus and lockdown?
• How did Bitrefill get its name and what was the original idea or motivation to start it?
• What are the next big updates for Bitrefill to release soon or that are in the works?
• Where does Bitrefill fit in with other existing similar projects?
• Where do you see Bitrefill going in the next year? The next 5 years?
• Can you talk about the loyalty rewards program?
• Will Bitrefill offer their own credit or debit like physical card?
• If any crypto influencer could join Bitrefill who would you choose?
• So where can everyone go to learn more about this?

Check out https://www.bitrefill.com/ for more information and to learn more about what they have to offer.

What do you think about Bitrefill? Are you using it or any alternatives? How do you live fiat free? Let us know if you have any further questions on Bitrefill in the comments below and don’t forget to like and subscribe as well!

Hey everyone, I wanted to share another update on my dividend portfolio and my investing journey. We’ll be covering my recent cryptocurrency purchases, the stock market going up the past week, and all my forms of passive income.

I cover the recent stock buys I went through, share my portfolio breakdown updates, and celebrate passing my goal with crypto. My goal for 2020 was to earn $75 worth of dividends on average per month and now I’m well past that when crypto is included. I am currently making $133.67 a month from dividends. $671.80 of yearly profits are coming from stock investments, $760.71 is coming from cryptocurrency passive income, $98.99 is coming from crypto tokenized real estate, and $72.50 from music royalties. My portfolio is up from $11,420 from 22 days ago to $13,481 now.

Now I don’t recommend you trying to copy my trades because the timing was important, but I do recommend you put in the time to research and track what you want to purchase and this isn’t financial advice.

I didn’t make any stocks buys in late May as I’ve been just saving my income and waiting for the next dip. Once I have a bigger nest egg of savings, I will start dollar-cost-averaging in again as there is still tons of price opportunity in the market. I’ve also acquired some more real estate shares in RealT tokens of which I have 10 tokens now spread across 4 properties. I’ve also invested more into KCS, BTT, TRX, BTMX, and several other coins that I could stake or hold to receive payments via dividends and or payment sharing to balance out my crypto portfolio. Currently, I’m trying to spread my crypto investments equally across each of my investments to diversify. My concern is spreading out too much where I have to go on like 10 platforms a day to claim a few cents. I want to just stick with the best platforms and keep it simple, though if a very good project finds its way to me I will definitely consider it.

This is a link to the last update which you can go and check out: https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/Dividend-Portfolio-Update-3-Crypto-Passive-Income-1:f

My crypto coming in is 100% earned and I will be using a portion of it each month to pay for expenses, one portion will be put into savings, and the rest will be invested into my crypto dividend portfolio. The rest of my crypto is held as savings in the form of Bitcoin and Ethereum but I'm not including that in this portfolio since I'm not generating dividends with them.

Was this helpful for you? What dividend stocks are you investing in? Do you prefer dividend investing or another style? Do you invest in cryptocurrencies that payout regularly? Let me know what you think about this in the comments below and don’t forget to subscribe!

I’ve seen a lot of people struggle with coming up with original content over my 3 years of content creation. So, I wanted to share my process and hopefully give you some insight and tips for overcoming vlogger’s block

One of the most important things to consider is how you bring your audience value. Quite simply, value is given and derived from entertainment, education, or a mix of the two. Any way you can think of providing value to your audience will come in some form of education or entertainment. If your content isn’t either, it may be lacking value. When I talk about value I specifically mean that the viewer feels like their time traded for the content being consumed is a fair trade or even better that they are getting more benefit than the time they put in. Try to position your content around this concept and approach your creative process with this in mind.

Tracking and writing down everything is so crucial for ensuring your creative ideas are being captured when the juices are flowing. I will think of something in the shower and forget it by the time I’m done showering. The point here is that you need an easy way to collect your ideas for content even if they are rough or you don’t get around to it. You’re better to have too many ideas to work on than too few.

Recording and preparing multiple episodes at once is also very important to avoid a burnout or to feel pressured to create every single day. If you batch some things together, you can then spend more time focused on one thing and you give yourself more leeway to not have to do everything all at the same time on the same day.

If you struggle to come up with topics, talk about what you like. You can always break it up into a series and get more video content out of one video. On that note, don’t record everything in one episode and be sure change it up sometimes with a vlog, Q&A, livestream, or something unique.

By being super involved in the space really helps. For me, testing so many platforms everyday ensures I always have something to say about new updates and things going on. So, because I’m involved, I never run out of things to talk about because there’s always something you can talk about. For example, say you’re a ballet instructor but you’ve not been able to work, well you could always share home videos teaching certain poses and dances. If you’re a gardener you could do a whole series from start to finish of one season of growing one vegetable let alone looking at different plants to grow, conditions, lighting, heck you could do a whole channel just about soil.

I hope this gave you some insight into how I come up with content and what my creative workflow is like. Let me know what you do and what your creative workflow looks like in the comments below. Don’t forget to also like, share, and subscribe.

In this, I would like to cover my journey towards financial freedom and what I’m doing as well as how I’ve been practicing financial minimalism over the past several years.

My path to being almost financially free has been:
1. Budget and track everything
2. Cut back on expenses
3. Sacrifice luxuries
4. Find creative financial solutions and shortcuts
5. Invest time and money
6. Evaluate progress and repeat

I feel like it can be simple when you look at it simply. When you remove excuses and reasons, for the most part, you will see all that time, money, and energy freed up for something better like your future. You can start with something small, cut it for 30 days or minimize it, and then once you see how easy it can be, slowly build upon that until you get to the perfect optimized lifestyle for you.

In regards to lifestyle inflation for example, the other day I was mentioning how foolish it is to have more than one car because wealthy people should simply double down on the processes that made them wealthy, like not having multiple cars. The idea is that because you originally didn’t have multiple cars, you could save and invest more enabling you to then have the second car if you wanted. The thing is, to continue growing that wealth, you’re not supposed to add more liabilities that depreciate (given you're not buying cars to collect that go up in value) you should instead acquire assets. I don’t even have one car let alone two. Yet most would rationalize that if you can afford it, you should buy it if you want to. Lifestyle inflation seems ingrained in most of us and if you can rationalize bad financial management for the rich when you’re poor, then while trying to get rich, you'll only get poorer with that mindset. This is truly realized in most gambling institutions very clearly.

You also have to recognize that few people can “afford it” and instead they can afford to pay the loan or the lease so they consider it reasonable if they only have to pay however much per month rather than all upfront. This may sound like I’m judging their financial approach and I’m not trying to be insulting, but I think this is a perfect example of the huge problem people have with personal finance today.

The simple fact that you could afford to do something doesn’t mean you should. Even if it’s going to be off of credit, you feel you deserve to because you’ve earned it, or just that you’ve tricked yourself into thinking you could afford it.

The simple fix here is to create a lifestyle foundation and build your budget around that. What I mean is, determine what is essential to your life and budget everything out around that. You can occasionally audit it to save more but build around that lifestyle. I have all my budget laid out for the month and the year too. This way I know how much I need to make to sustain it and the rest can be invested. That way when I have extra money, I don’t start looking at what I could buy with it, I look instead at what I could invest in with it. This is a pretty drastic change from my previous behavior for years where I was buying everything you could imagine on Amazon and rationalizing why I needed it.

The point being, given you have the basics covered, you can probably invest in your future. A lot of our perceptions of wealth are just that, a perception. You may look at someone and think with all their stuff, they must be a huge success so it’s normal and almost expected that when you get more money, you should have those things too, but really they’re drowning in debt or like my friend, have no extra money coming in to save or invest with. It’s the little things like walking or riding a bike instead of driving or in my case Ubering. It’s things like working out at home instead of going to the gym, cutting your own hair, or saving all your empties for the extra few dollars. A lot of these are really relevant now and sometimes necessary rather than an optional way to save given the circumstances. Live like your broke, invest like you’re not.

Everything above I’ve previously shared in lifestyle inflation or lifestyle foundation which you can find expanded upon here: https://www.publish0x.com/at-scottcbusiness/lifestyle-inflation-or-lifestyle-foundation-xoxlmj

There’s countless amounts of evidence out there that verify this problem where about half of the US are in the middle class and yet one third of them are still struggling with financial security.
https://www.investopedia.com/articles/pf/10/middle-class.asp
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/middle-class-families-struggling-with-financial-insecurity/

Do you practice financial minimalism? Is financial freedom on your to do list? Share what you think about all of this and the many ways you save in the comments below. Also don’t forget like, share, and subscribe!

From crypto cards to Bitrefill, crypto is becoming more easily accessible and spendable. With so many ways to spend your crypto and given May is #fiatfree month, I’d like to share with you how I’m paying my bills and covering almost everything with crypto.

With everything we cover, I’ve managed to pay everything except my bills which Joel Valenzuela aka TheDesertLynx has a lot of content on how you can do that and my roommate prefers to be paid in fiat for the rent.

Aside from that, I’ve managed to purchase everything from groceries, Uber, takeout, cellphone bill, internet bill, my online subscriptions like Adobe, all Amazon orders, and my alcohol. This is an awesome way to realize the potential of crypto and start setting a standard for myself to live off of as I aim to cover all my expenses by the end of the year with crypto.

These are the main ways I spend crypto and will go over them in the video:
• Direct crypto payments
• Crypto to Paypal solutions (LEOexchanger)
• Crypto cards (Bitvo & Localcoin)
BitRefill.com
• Amazon (For any cards you couldn’t get on Bitrefill)

My first upload about Bitvo and Localcoin was 5 months ago where I just started to seriously spend crypto and you can find that here: https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/can-you-spend-crypto-anywhere-ep-205:6

Do note that for the crypto cards I covered, these are just for Canadians and cards vary from country to country. The other methods should all work correctly.

How do you spend your cryptocurrency? What services do you utilize? Make sure to share with everyone in the comments as the more solutions we have, the better. Also don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe!

There are so many ways that you exchange or earn cryptocurrency, but how many coins and projects are dedicated to helping you grow that wealth? Let’s dive into the ways you can earn passive crypto income together.

A few terms to note are:
APR (annual percentage rate) - which refers to how much you’ll earn from your investment. $1000 stored for 1 year at an APR of 10% yields $100 per year.
Tokenized – Taking an asset and converting it into shares that are represented with unique cryptocurrencies.
Liquidity – Refers to how much cryptocurrency is backing a trading pair and how easy it is to either sell or buy. For example a new coin may have very low liquidity where if someone wanted to buy or sell 10,000 of it, they may not be able to find a buyer or a seller for some time.
Staking – Locking your cryptocurrency into a platform or contract for either a set amount of time or there is a stakeout period. For Steem, staking out takes 13 weeks, for Tron, after 3 days you can unstake at any time. There are exceptions with LBRY where you can stake and unstake without restriction.

The 4 main ways I’ve been earning crypto passive income are:
Hard Staking – Locking your coins into a contract for a set period of time for a higher APR
Soft staking – Holding your coins somewhere that will allow you to earn a lower APR
Fee and payment sharing – Investing in coins that are associated with something that pays fees like Kucoin Shares which pay out a percentage of the trading fees on their platform each day.
Crytpo real estate – Investing in tokenized real estate such as RealT.

Some other ways you can earn are:
Liquidity pool funding fee share – Investing into liquidity pools that operate similar to fee and payment sharing, but have less liquidity themselves. For example I funded a trade on the Bancor network by holding BNTETH, but when converting back is was a hassle because for some reason the ETH I got back was in tokens and I had to spend a great deal of time and get help to convert them into real ETH.
Lending – Lending your cryptocurrency typically pays out a good amount on coins that otherwise you might not make a lot from like ETH, USDT, and other more stable coins. Once you’re making less than say 6%, you’re probably taking on less risk to just invest in other alternatives.
Running a node for a network – This can earn you a lot of cryptocurrency, but you’ll have to invest a lot more into it and you’ll be acquiring that one token. If you’re confident in one single token, you can invest more into it, but if not, this is not good for diversification unless you have a lot of wealth.
Storage sharing cryptocurrencies – You can earn from various storage sharing projects like Storj, BitTorrent, and eventually LBRY.

I’m sure there are many other ways I might have overlooked or not considered myself and I would love for you to share them with me and everyone else in the comments below. Do you take advantage of any of these methods yourself? How do you earn crypto with crypto? Also don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe!

I had the pleasure of chatting with the amazing Naomi Brockwell about the many dapps she uses, her thoughts on them, and how she utilizes them in her content creation process.

Naomi Brockwell worked as a policy associate at the New York Bitcoin Center from 2013 - 2015. Since 2015 she has been a producer for 19-times Emmy-Award-Winning Journalist John Stossel. She is a regular of US national TV discussing blockchain technology & current events, & emcees some of the biggest blockchain conferences.

Naomi was a producer for the 2015 feature documentary "Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know It" (Best International Documentary, Anthem Film Festival; Winner of Special Jury Prize, Amsterdam Film Festival), & for the 2018 award-winning documentary about the housing crash "The Bubble"

These are some of the questions we went over:
• How important is decentralization to you on a blockchain platform?
• How important is it that a crypto-monetized or blockchain platform hosts content on the blockchain?
• How do you feel about platforms that don’t let you withdraw your funds?
What are your thoughts on the platforms below?
• Hive
• LBRY
• Publish0x
• Uptrennd
• Flote
• Steem
• So where can everyone go to learn more about you?

Check out her various channels for more awesome crypto, privacy, tech, and free speech content:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSuHzQ3GrHSzoBbwrIq3LLA
https://lbry.tv/@NaomiBrockwell:4

What do you think about her thoughts on the different dapps? Let us know if you have any further questions for Naomi in the comments below and don’t forget to like and subscribe as well!

LBRY is doing so many things right that I felt it was worth taking some time to highlight some of what they’re implementing that most platforms lack today or haven’t done as well with.

In this video, I go through LBRY and share my thoughts on what makes it unique.

These are some of the major differentiators I came up with off the top of my head. Other platforms may have some of these, but LBRY is doing so much right that I felt it was worth highlighting:
• LBRY figured out how to not incentivize comment spam
• LBRY rewards creators for views even when users are off platform
• They utilize the blockchain, are decentralized, and support open free speech
• They offer a wide range of control and features
• They have a desktop application, web browser, and mobile application all functioning and working well
• On LBRY, everyone earns and feels like they’re receiving value
• Check out the amazing growth of LBRY and the top 200 channels on https://lbrynomics.com/

What do you think about LBRY? Is LBRY the best dapp? Where do you earn the most crypto? Did I miss something? Have you found this anywhere else? Let me know your thoughts and don’t forget to comment, like, and subscribe.

A lot of people tell me they’d love to do something similar to what I do, but they don’t like writing and they don’t want to appear on the video. So, I tell them to start a podcast. The problem is on most platforms and places you might try to do so, there’s a hefty fee attached. Let’s look at how you can start and host a free podcast that gets listed everywhere including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

When you look through the many platforms out there, most have restrictions on space, time limits, etc. unless you pay a ton of money on a regular basis. For people starting a new podcast, especially now, they don’t want to put money into it, they just want to try things out. The way we can achieve this is with CastBox - http://castbox.fm/ and Anchor - http://anchor.fm/.

Using these two platforms you can get set up for free and then submit your RSS feed to everything else. Your RSS feed, by the way, is just the feed of your podcasts that will then be “fed” to the other platforms meaning that you only have to update and upload podcasts to the original and everywhere else will update accordingly.

You can use either Castbox or Anchor by themselves and upload the RSS feed to the rest, but in order to get on Spotify for free, you’ll need to use Anchor to avoid a much more challenging submission process. To ensure your RSS feed works, you also have to enable your email to appear publicly on either Castbox or Anchor given it’s the RSS feed you’ll use to submit elsewhere.

Once you’ve done this, you can now apply for your podcast to be uploaded to ANY podcast website. Many actually just take your podcast from Spotify or Apple, so those are the two that you want to ensure you’re on. iHeartRadio is also pretty popular so I recommended adding your RSS feed there too.

On Anchor, to find your RSS feed, click on your profile on the top right then click “Distribution” and your RSS feed link will be listed at the top.

On Castbox, you can find your RSS feed by going to your channel and clicking edit. It will then show you all your channel information including your RSS feed.

Submit your podcast to iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/content/submit-your-podcast/
Submit your podcast to Apple: https://podcastsconnect.apple.com/my-podcasts/new-feed
Apple also has a guide here: https://help.apple.com/itc/podcasts_connect/#/itcd88ea40b9

In regard to the general usage of these platforms, it’s fairly straight-forward. On both platforms you can click “New Episode” and then you can add the MP3 or WAV file, add the title, add a description, and you can publish it. Episodes typically show up within 24 hours of publishing to Spotify and immediately on Castbox. There is also a delay from the original upload to appear on the other podcasts you’ve submitted to, but it will almost always be less than 24 hours and has been in my experience.

There you have it! You can now host your podcast and get it on all major platforms completely free. I know many people who are stuck using services that charge you huge fees or platforms that charge you minimally but if you stop paying they will take down all of your content essentially holding you hostage to their platform. Take control and get your voice heard.

By the way, make sure to check me out on any of those platforms if you listen to podcasts:
https://castbox.fm/channel/Crypto-%26-Things-id2687542
https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-crypto-things-61216250/
https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/crypto-things/id1511126952
https://open.spotify.com/show/0BanvC57XgA9Qz9HYfuePm?si=Ny7tSJFbRhiH27Vf33pY3A

Let me know if this was helpful to you and if there are any other types of tutorials or things that you’d be interested in seeing. I’m all about saving money and helping others save money on their content creation journey. Feel free to leave a comment below, and please like and subscribe.

I’ve made many videos not recommending multiple platforms in the past for many different reasons and have many red flags that I look for when reviewing platforms for my comprehensive review. Given many people from those platforms are naturally upset, I’d like to revisit my red flags list.

The biggest and most obvious red flag to look for is whether or not you can withdraw your cryptocurrency from the platform you are using. We will dive into all of them, but this is the easiest indicator. Some people have criticized this saying things like “you haven’t researched enough” or “don’t judge a platform off one thing” or “you have to give them more time” which I get, but there are already more than 10 viable major blockchain or crypto-monetized platforms that don’t have these issues so the question is why risk it? Some might respond to that and say “just have faith” or “it’s the best platform so just wait” but if it was really the best, wouldn’t it have solved these issues?

These are the red flags that I look for in a blockchain social platform to determine whether I would recommend it to others:
• Too niche
• Lacking media functionality
• Mainly messenger-based
• Too much resistance when joining or using the platform
• Not working / lacking users / no engagement
• Invite only
• Requires a download
• Requires spending crypto to interact
• Non-English
• Requires excessive verification / verification doesn’t work properly
• EOS & Tron dapps that don’t work
• Fake or valueless blockchain or crypto
• Not free to use
• Unable to withdraw your funds
In the video, I will dive into each and explain my reasoning for including them. The platforms that I use today are LBRY, Publish0x, DTube, 3Speak, Bitchute, Flote, Cos.TV, Memo.cash, Read.Cash, Minds, Vibravid, and Uptrennd.

What do you look for in a blockchain social platform or better yet, what do you hope not to find on a platform? What do you think of the red flag identifiers I use? Am I missing any and or do you disagree with any of my choices and why? Feel free to comment your thoughts below also please like and subscribe if you enjoyed it.

I had the chance to speak with Rob McNealy who is the co-founder of TUSC. We discussed what it’s all about, what they advocate for, and where they’re headed in 2020 and beyond. No ICO. No IEO. No Token Sale. No BS.

TUSC is a rebrand and evolution of the OCC project. TUSC was developed by and for the OCC community.

TUSC coins will not be sold or otherwise offered as an ICO or IEO. TUSC coins can only be obtained from the OCC token swap. After the swap period is over, OCC tokens will be deprecated and no longer supported.

OCC tokens were never offered as a security, sold, ICO’d or bartered. OCC tokens were freely and anonymously distributed to the community via faucets in early 2018. No personal or potentially valuable information was ever collected during the OCC distribution.

These are some of the questions we went over:
• Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
• How and when did you originally get into cryptocurrency
• Can you give us a brief introduction to TUSC?
• What problem does TUSC solve?
• How did TUSC get its name and what was the original idea or motivation to start it?
• What are the next big updates for TUSC to release soon or that are in the works?
• Where does TUSC fit in with other existing similar projects?
• Where do you see TUSC going in the next year? The next 5 years?
• So where can everyone go to learn more about this?

Check out https://tusc.network/ for more information and to learn more about what they have to offer.

What do you think about TUSC? Do you have any further questions for Rob? What do you think about their “No ICO. No IEO. No Token Sale. No BS.” Let me know what you think about this in the comments below and don’t forget to subscribe!

I had the opportunity to discuss OpenOrchard with Andrew Levine who is the co-founder and CEO there. You may know him from Steemit where he worked since the beginning. He’s moved on to bigger and better things and we spend some time diving into all of it.

Zero to Bootstrapped Faster Than Ever.
We're here to make it easier, faster, and more profitable to build a great app, acquire users, and generate revenue, all while putting your users first.
Blockchain-Powered Features Without the Hassle.
Integrate powerful features without having to deal directly with distributed or decentralized databases. They will provide shared user databases, cross-platform encrypted messaging, tokenization for your application, scalability, and it’s built by blockchain veterans from Steem.

They want to build a new better version of Steem and make it so much more. With the help of the community and their feedback, they believe they are creating the most user friendly and feature-rich blockchain solution for web applications.

These are some of the questions we went over:
• Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
• How and when did you originally get into cryptocurrency
• Can you give us a brief introduction to OpenOrchard?
• What problem does OpenOrchard solve?
• How did OpenOrchard get its name and what was the original idea or motivation to start it?
• What are the next big updates for OpenOrchard to release soon or that are in the works?
• Where does OpenOrchard fit in with other existing similar projects?
• Where do you see OpenOrchard going in the next year? The next 5 years?
• What is the current userbase size and how well is the project growing?
• So where can everyone go to learn more about this?

Check out https://openorchard.io/ for more information and to learn more about what they have to offer.

What do you think about OpenOrchard? Do you think it could be another good Steem alternative? Let me know what you think about this in the comments below and don’t forget to subscribe!

Bitcoin halved yesterday! Bitcoin rewards are halved every 210,000 blocks mined and generally occur every 4 years and this JUST HAPPENED. So why does this matter? It tends to affect the price. Let's dive into exactly how.

The current reward for miners mining blocks for bitcoin is 12.5 and it will decrease soon to 6.25. Litecoin is one halving behind Bitcoin so it's currently at 25 and will go to 12.5. This means there will be a much lower incentive for miners and traditionally many miners have stopped mining when this happens which leads to the supply to be lower while the demand stayed the same. This is meant to deal with inflation and allows the value to go way up as fewer coins are produced.

You can track the halvings and see tons of statistics and useful information on Bitcoin at https://bitcoinblockhalf.com/

I’ve already written and spoken on this so much before that everything explaining the halving and Bitcoin’s value can be found below. While these videos mainly speculate on what’s happening now and reiterate some of the points found in each.

This is my video talking about how quantitative easing will affect Bitcoin: https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/Quantitative-Easing-Will-Boost-Bitcoin-1:8
This video is also important to understand where I talk about fiat currency and the difference between it and cryptocurrency: https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/it-s-not-crypto-they-don-t-understand-it:6
In this, I cover the differences between Bitcoin and gold fundamentally and why it’s important to understand: https://lbry.tv/@ScottCBusiness:4/what-most-people-aren-t-seeing-about:4

Are you bullish on Bitcoin? What are your thoughts on the halving? What’s your price estimate for the end of 2020? How long until we hit the next Bitcoin peak? Let us all know in the comments below and don’t forget to comment, like, and subscribe

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I am the host of Crypto & Things and a huge social blockchain enthusiast using what I believe to be the next level of social communication. I make educational content, review platforms, share my passive & crypto income journey, and most importantly, I get the opportunity to interview and chat with so many amazing people in the blockchain, cryptocurrency, and tech space every week and share it all with you.

Blockchain social media is the next frontier for digital marketing and presents an opportunity we can capitalize on. The main ones I'm using are LBRY, 3Speak, DTube, Hive, Flote, Cos.TV, Uptrennd, and Publish0x. I strive to pursue doing more on-boarding for social agencies, brands, and influencers to create more opportunities for everyone, doing video series, and growing my brand.

My top achievements:
- In the top 400 most followed on the Steem & Hive blockchains
- LBRY Partner Program Founding Creator & 80th most followed channel
- Worked with over 50 clients across several industries managing over 100 accounts
- Over 6 years of digital marketing experience
- Very Proficient in video editing, graphic design, and a variety of technical and IT-related skills
- 69,000+ followers, 140,000+ engagements, 21,000+ comments, and 12,800,000+ impressions, and 96,000+ video views across all of my networks
- Crypto & Things Podcast Host & Content Creator with over 300 episodes
- David S. Simmonds Entrepreneurship Award 2016
- Public Service Alliance Of Canada Music Grant
- Gary Vaynerchuck follows me on Instagram
- Interviewed & worked with 43 executives & founders of blockchain companies
- I've made videos with popular crypto content creators such as The Moon Carl and Andreas M. Antonopolous
- Writer for the ALTCOIN Magazine, the Cryptocurrency Hub, and BitTube Guest Stories on Medium