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 🙏 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 😉

Also, we're hiring!

The Hedgeblog is ramping up:

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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 😂😀

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.

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

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