Need a job? We're hiring

Oct 14, 2021 4 min read
Need a job? We're hiring

Hakuna Matata. What a wonderful phrase. It means, "Hi, I'm Taylor, CEO of Hedgehog." What's Hedgehog? The cryptocurrency portfolio manager that has your heart, I hope. Y'all know that you have mine. Too sappy? Perhaps. But I found out that my mom actually reads this newsletter, because she acknowledged last week's shoutout ๐Ÿ™ So I'm turning the sap levels up to 11.

Hedgehog engineers are furiously coding your feature requests. Right now, the mobile app and some black-magic trading upgrades are our top two priorities. Yes, finance does consist of various arcane rituals glued together. Personally, I make an offering to the Bollinger and Ichimoku gods every Monday at 7:30am.

Progress on the interface upgrades and new functionality is zipping along. However, as a developer, I can't promise a specific date. As the CEO, I'll say that I'm making a list and checking that my dreidel spins at least twice before the end of the year ๐Ÿ˜‰

Also, we're hiring!


The Hedgeblog is ramping up:

Binance Coin: What and Why
Why did cryptocurrency exchange Binance create $BNB, also known as Binance Coin, and what is it for? โ€œAs one of the worldโ€™s most popular utility tokens,โ€ the company claims, โ€œnot only can you buy or sell BNB like any other cryptocurrency, but BNB comes with a wide range of applications
Russian Ponzi Schemes, Hyperinflation, and a Teeming Youthful Population: Behind Nigeriaโ€™s Vibrant Crypto Scene
โ€œIt was easier to learn the ropes, rules, and language of this new financial ecosystem than wait for economic reforms that no one could guarantee or predict.โ€

Reader Jessica authorized me to share this hilarious story:

I had just installed MetaMask for the first time, so I could upload some art I made to OpenSea. My username was already taken on OpenSea. Now, my username has not been taken in like 7+ years of using it for everything, so I was kind of surprised by this, and a little irritated because it wasn't going to match ALL my other accounts everywhere. So I gave up and forgot about it for a while.

Curiosity later brought me back to OpenSea. I searched for aeoncat, to learn more about this imposter who took my name, right? So I pull up aeoncat's OpenSea profile page and scroll down, fully prepared to be pissed off.

Instead I see CryptoKitties, three of them. Wait a minute, I recognize those kitties! I tried CryptoKitties like a year ago through Coinbase, unaware that it made me an OpenSea account. So then I realize that I'm the imposter! I'm the one who took my username and then I trolled myself ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜€

Tldr: And she would've gotten away with it too if it weren't for those darn kitties.


Informative YouTube videos:

Tldr: Heard you like meta verses, so I put a meta verse in your metaverse so you can meta-metaverse while metaversing. Meta. Verse.

Side note: Can someone explain why and where the term "metaverse" came from? I get it conceptually, but I feel like everyone started wheeling and dealing this term around like crazy in the past few months.


Question of the week: Cats the movie is now on HBO Max. This is not an advertisement โ€” Iโ€™m legitimately curious, should I watch it? Bonus points if you have a compelling argument. Respond to this email with your recommendation, and you'll be entered to win a Ledger Nano S hardware wallet.

It's my birthday and I'll buy crypto if I want to,
Taylor


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