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Welcome to The Block. I’m Jeremiah Lewis, crypto-enthusiast and early adopter. This is a twice-weekly

The Block

March 14 · Issue #24 · View online
Weekly curated #cryptocurrency news and commentary.

Welcome to The Block. I’m Jeremiah Lewis, crypto-enthusiast and early adopter. This is a twice-weekly email digest comprising one or two short topical essays followed by a manageable collection of curated links.
If you know anyone who’d be interested in this kind of content, forward this email, or they can subscribe here. I love feedback, so don’t hesitate to email me.

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Missed the last newsletter or three?
No worries. It’s all online, all the time:
Monday, March 11, 2018: Life Finds A Way
Wednesday, March 7, 2018: Follow the Rabbit Hole
Monday, March 5, 2018: The Future is Multi-Disciplinary
Some Stats and a Solicitation
I’ve been producing The Block since November 15, 2017, and since I’m terrible at marketing it, my subscriber base has held fairly steady, almost uncannily so. I’ll look on the bright side of that fact by noting that no one has unsubscribed so far.
44.37% of you open each newsletter, while 10.25% of you clicked on links within, on average.
I’d love to get some feedback from you on the newsletter design, format, writing style, content, and length. What do you like about it? What do you hate? Do you want more of something each week? Is there a reason you’re not clicking on links more? And does it even matter (probably not)?
I would appreciate if you took the time to fill out a 2-minute survey answering these questions. Thanks for your time and interest!
Here’s some food for thought:
FarmVille had 83,760,000 monthly active users and _not a single one_ was subjected to KYC/AML to exchange fiat for FarmBucks or FarmCash. Why not? What happened to that money? Why weren't FinCEN or SEC all over that game as they are on ICOs? No one can explain this adequately.
A few weeks ago I wrote about the tax implications for crypto under the new tax bill. This is and will be an ongoing concern for anyone actively trading in crypto, and with tax season well in swing, I want to keep you informed of news and innovations in this sector. To wit, Coinbase has released some new tax tools, which you may find useful (especially if you’ve only used Coinbase to do your buying and selling). I’ll be checking them out in the next couple weeks, but if you get a chance to use them before that and want to share your thoughts, please do!
Links of Note
‘Cryptomatoes’ Grows 5 Acres Of Fruit From Bitcoin Mining
Binance Offers a Huge Reward For Information That Leads to the Arrest of Hackers
JP Morgan's Amber Baldet On What Enterprise Wants from Ethereum
Tips for crypto newcomers
South Korea Plans to Allow ICOs Under 'Certain Conditions'
This hypnotist helps people recover lost bitcoin passwords
What's Wrong With John Oliver's Bitcoin-Beanie Baby Comparison
Infographic: Comparing the 25 Most Notable Cryptocurrencies
The World Is Waking Up to What Blockchain Is Doing to Money
Germany Won't Tax You for Buying a Cup of Coffee With Bitcoin
Monument to Bitcoin Erected in Center of Slovenian Roundabout
Does blockchain offer hype or hope?
Google bans bitcoin adverts in cryptocurrency crackdown
Bitcoin Facts You Should Know
Bitcoin's Anarchy is a Feature, Not A Bug
Contrary Views
Uh oh: Blockchain may not be as secure as we thought
How Bitcoin Ends
Bitcoin not the answer to a cashless society
Chasing fake volume: a crypto-plague
And finally, saw this and couldn’t resist adding it to the newsletter, because it’s so perfect, even if I disagree with it.
Wrap Up
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