Top o' the morning to ya, it’s Taylor, CEO of Hedgehog 🦔 Where you can easily manage multiple crypto wallets and exchange accounts through one convenient website. Mobile app coming soon — sign up for the beta now! It's like pre-ordering but free (and don't worry, the app will also be free).

People like to start fresh in the new year. If you're searching for accountability buddies, come join the Hedgehog Discord server! It's focused on crypto, obviously, but if you want to chat about saving and investment goals, we've got a supportive, friendly crowd with a variety of skill levels, from novice to expert.

Speaking of skill levels, Hedgehog customer success lead Jon Hope explains what an API is and how we use API keys. This question has come up repeatedly in conversations with Hedgehog users, so I know Jon’s blog post will help people get started 🙏

What is an API?
Jon Hope, Hedgehog customer success lead, gets into the nitty-gritty of consumer computing essentials. What does API stand for?Application Programming Interface, or API, is a type of software tool that allows different computer systems to share data with each other. An API sets the rules for these s…

Remember, there's a giveaway question at the end of every newsletter. Don't miss it! I'd be so disappointed 🥺 Y'all have been warming my heart this holiday season. I love when you extol the virtues of your spouses and family members; your gratitude for the good times and your perseverance through the tough ones. You guys inspire me!

Treading in the footsteps of groups like Gorillaz and Studio Killers, virtual band Allies claims to be the first musical act composed entirely of NFT characters, each from a different NFT project. Allies just dropped an animated music video for the song "WAGMI." The acronym stands for "we're all gonna make it," a familiar rallying cry on Crypto Twitter.

Allies drummer and songwriter Cheetah posted a message of unity: "In the last few weeks we've seen a lot of Punks vs. Apes vs. X etc. We are Allies. Spread the love."

Tldr: We're all gonna make it, one might say 😉

Now for a much less cheerful topic: regulation! A grimly matter-of-fact headline sums things up: "U.S. Orders DeFi Platform Polymarket to Pay $1.4M and Shut Unlicensed Markets."

Polymarket, putting a bright spin on this event: "We're pleased to confirm that we've successfully agreed to a settlement with the CFTC, & are excited to move forward & focus on the future of Polymarket."

By contrast, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission sounds like a stern school principal in the agency's press release:

"All derivatives markets must operate within the bounds of the law regardless of the technology used, and particularly including those in the so-called decentralized finance or 'DeFi' space," said Acting Director of Enforcement Vincent McGonagle. "Market participants should proactively engage with the CFTC to ensure that our markets remain robust, transparent, and afford customers the protection provided under the CEA and our regulations."

Once upon a time I said, "Regulators gonna regulate." You know what? I stand by that.

Tldr: Same shirt, different day.

Redditor myphoneislaggy (lol): "I analysed the historical performance of every crypto in Coin Bureau's 'Top crypto picks' videos." For context, Coin Bureau is a popular crypto YouTuber. I expected the post to be a takedown but apparently Coin Bureau stood up to scrutiny!

After crunching the numbers, myphoneislaggy concluded: "​​Coin Bureau's recommendations are generally profitable in the short term (usually a couple of months). However, one year's worth of data really isn't that much, and I think you should always have more in BTC and ETH than in any of these recommendations combined." Seems pretty sensible.

The Coin Bureau guy (whose name is actually Guy) says in his Twitter bio: "Everything except a Financial Advisor." Heheh, smart man.

Tldr: #NotFinancialAdvice is a useful hashtag.

Before I let you go, one last quick hit: Digital housing marketing —> digital housing crisis, posing a difficult puzzle for many NFT games.

Don't worry though — to quote "WAGMI" by Allies, "All the FUD don't matter to me, we got community" 🙌 Things will work out one way or another.

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Stay groovy,
— Taylor

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