Darry Port is a writer and FIRE aficionado who hails from a Dutch Caribbean island called Curaçao. His writing style is a mix of "write like you talk" and "explain like I'm five", with some humor and pop culture references sprinkled in.
Study: Over Thirty Years of Farmland Investing Data Analyzed (2022)
Farmland has returned over 385% in the past 30 years—all with an average volatility of less than 3%. Here’s how it fits into a diversified portfolio.
Study: The Best Stablecoins Ranked From Most to Least Stable
Don't trash your idle cash like TerraUSD. Here are the top 15 battle-tested stablecoins.
Rich Dudes | Kevin O’Leary’s 8-Figure Crypto Portfolio & Investing Principles
Kevin O’Leary may be the “Shark with the sharpest teeth." But the 2022 market crash took a massive bite out of his crypto portfolio.
Aug. 16 Markets Report: Inflation Does the Limbo
Inflation slows down, Mailchimp blacklists crypto publishers a popular VC takes a $20 billion loss.
Should You Invest in Rare Whiskey? We Analyzed 10 Years of Market Data to Find Out (2022)
Whiskey is one of the best performing asset classes compared to stocks, bonds, gold and Bitcoin over ten years and three market crashes.
The Top 5 Crypto VC Funds in 2023
Whether you’re looking to invest in one of these funds or simply want to know whose portfolios you should be monitoring, here are the top crypto VC firms in 2023.
Jul. 19 Markets Report: Inflation Is Hotter Than Hell
Inflation's still way up (and the Fed only has the one idea to fix it), the crypto market value gained back its fourth comma, and Hugh Hefner's legacy is apparently going to live forever in Web3.
3 Quick & Easy Steps to Get Your Cards Graded by PSA
The entire PSA grading process summarized: 1. Select PSA service level, 2. Ship your cards to PSA, 3. Receive your PSA graded cards in the mail.
Bear with Us: What is Okay Bears NFT?
Forget about moonboys and crypto millionaires. Okay Bears is the NFT project for ordinary people who just want good vibes and conversation.
Jul. 12 Markets Report: Brace Yourselves, We’re in for a Bumpy Ride
Turmoil abounds in several G8 countries (can't wait to see what that means for world markets), the most talked about buyout of the year is in some serious trouble, and the crypto market may actually be turning the corner.
How to Invest During a Crypto Bear Market
Bear market got you down in the dumps? Don’t be. There are ways to make money regardless of whether prices are going up, down, sideways or in circles.
CryptoPunks Price Guide: Why Is This Collection Worth $2 Billion?
Beeple’s $69M NFT took 5,000 days to create. So how did an alien portrait generated in seconds sell for $23.7M? That’s the magic of CryptoPunks.
Jun. 28 Markets Report: A Historic Week in More Ways Than One
Bitcoin has been losing a lot of people a lot of money lately, accusations of Nazism are flying in the cryptosphere, and the global energy market seems stuck in panic mode.
Devil's in the Details: What Investors Need to Know About NFT Metadata
In many cases, NFT investors don’t own the art they’re buying. Diving into NFT metadata will reveal how future-proof your investment really is.
Jun. 22 Markets Report: The Big Crypto Short
Layoffs are happening everywhere from real estate to tech companies, the crypto giants are getting beat to hell, and even gas prices have come down a bit.
Your Web3 Garden: What Is Lens Protocol?
Tired of being at the mercy of social media platforms’ algorithms and policies? Then take your talents to Web3 by minting a decentralized social profile with Lens Protocol.
What Is Tokenomics? How to Analyze Blockchain Projects
Is your favorite altcoin going to the moon, or plummeting to $0 like LUNA? Here’s how tokenomics can help you separate the gems from the shitcoins.
Freelancing in Web3 and the Metaverse: The Future of Work
Soon enough, you won’t have to put up with a whiny boss or rack up 6 figures in debt for a fancy-schmancy degree. Everyone’s going to be their own boss in Web3 and the metaverse.
Jun. 14 Markets Report: Bad News Bears
The yield curve has inverted (again), total crypto market value is a shadow if its former self, and gas prices can't seem to go anywhere but up, up, up.
Oracle Wars: Chainlink vs API3
To what extent should blockchain data sources be decentralized? The answer to that question, my young padawan, will determine whether Chainlink is going to sink.
Read-Write-Own: How to Invest in the Web3 Ecosystem
Tired of Facebook selling your personal data to the higher bidder without even giving you a cut of the profits? Well, Web3 wants to remedy that. Here’s what the investment landscape looks like.
Jun. 7 Markets Report: The Fed Said Hold On Tight
Elon Musk is making headlines again (what else is new?), insider trading has reached the NFT world, and startup funding is at an 18 month low.
Jun. 1 Markets Report: V-Shaped Recovery or Relief Rally?
The bleeding has stopped for now, as markets finally had a week in the green; the crude oil market is about to get really interesting; a Bond classic is heading to auction, and its expected sale price has a LOT more than two 0s.
Make Passive Income as a Crypto Validator On These 5 Blockchains
Validator nodes are the backbone of blockchain, and they make money whether the crypto market moves up, down or sideways. Do you have what it takes to become one?
If It Pleases the Court: What Is Kleros? Decentralized Justice in the Crypto World
A famous philosopher once said, “whoever controls the courts, controls the state.” But how is justice served in the decentralized economy?
May 24 Markets Report: Planning for the Worst
Terra is still an active train wreck, startup funding is drying up (for almost everyone), and the energy market is going to remain a horror show for a bit. Truly, what a time to be alive.
Can NEAR Protocol 10X in the Next Crypto Bull Run?
Every layer-1 blockchain uses scalability as its key selling point. But what about usability, for both developers and end-users? In comes NEAR Protocol.
Shadow Government Stats: Why Inflation Is Higher Than You Think
Think your savings are only losing 8% per year sitting in a bank account? Think again. Inflation may actually be in the double digits.
May 17 Markets Report: I’m Not Loving It!
Sustained high energy prices are re-ordering the market cap giants, stablecoins are turning out to be anything but, and blockchain is still the hottest buzzword around (even as NFT trading volumes plummet).
The People’s Network: What Is Helium and How Do I Mine HNT?
Are you looking forward to the sci-fi vision of smart cities and homes? Here’s how Helium and the HNT cryptocurrency will power the IoT devices of tomorrow.
Maximum Reach: What You Need to Know About Advertising in the Metaverse
From building branded virtual real estate to enlisting virtual influencers, here’s why and how leading brands are advertising in the metaverse.
May 10 Markets Report: Mr. Powell in the Markets of Madness
The influx of newly-minted unicorns is slowing down, interest rates everywhere are spiking up, and the major cryptos are dropping like it's hot.
Protect Ya Crypto Assets: What Is DeFi Insurance and How Do I Get Coverage?
Are you deathly afraid that an evil hacker will steal your crypto and disappear forever? Well, there’s insurance for that and most other risks your crypto is exposed to.
The Future of Fitness: What Are Move-to-Earn & FitFi?
Everybody wants health, wealth and happiness. Move-to-earn apps can fill your pockets with money and help you live longer. Here’s how.
May 3 Markets Report: We've Got Good News and Bad News, Which One Do You Want First?
Gas prices are up everywhere (including the metaverse), stock market earnings are falling a little flat this quarter, and when it comes to sports collectibles MJ never goes out of style.
Level the Playing Field: The Rise of Black-Owned Cryptos, NFTs & DAOs
Move over Bryan Armstrong. Black-owned crypto businesses, projects and organizations are putting wealth back in the hands of the community.
Apr. 26 Markets Report: A False Victory
Cartoon owls are hot this week, COVID lockdowns in Shanghai are cooling the global oil market, and whether we're talking startups or corporate takeovers, Elon Musk can't seem to lose.
The Holy Grail of Crypto: Solving the Blockchain Trilemma
This one simple concept is what separates future-proof crypto projects from shitcoins.
Apr. 12 Markets Report: The Fear Index
Turns out Elon Musk's ability to juice (or tank) prices isn't limited to memecoins, the housing market fever might finally be breaking, and would-be do-gooders are getting some much needed insight into the opaque world of ESG investing.
Need for Block Speed: What is Zilliqa (ZIL) Crypto?
Everybody wants decentralization—but not if a simple transaction takes an hour or costs you an arm and a leg. Here’s how Zilliqa aims to become a Visa killer.
The Mona Lisa of Baseball: Why the Honus Wagner Card Is Worth Millions
The T206 Honus Wagner is the most famous and most expensive trading card in the world. But what makes this piece of paper worth more than Jared Leto’s Hollywood Hills home?
Apr. 5 Markets Report: We're Doing Ok...For Now
The boogeyman of an inverted yield curve is keeping some investors up at night, energy costs continue to fuel (get it?) inflation, and the master of memes himself, Elon Musk, appears to have designs on his favorite social media platform.
Swing for the Fences: The Best Baseball Cards to Buy in 2023
Topps is the #1 brand of MLB baseball cards, and these packs and players might just be home run investments.
Mar. 29 Markets Report: Back in Bull Mode
Bitcoin's on the up and up, globalization is proving to be a bit of a problem again, creative new uses for NFTs are being leveraged in Ukraine, and one female VC is just killing it.
Down the Rabbit Hole: How and Where to Buy Metaverse Crypto
Whether you want blue-chip and large-cap metaverse tokens, mid-cap coins or small-cap gems, this list has got you covered.
Unique Snowflakes: 8 Ways NFTs Will Be Used in the Metaverse
From gaining VIP access to celebrity events and showing off your digital swag to selling virtual plots for 7 figures, here’s how NFTs fit into the metaverse.
Mar. 22 Markets Report: Are We On the Brink of World War 3?
A very, VERY valuable rock got sold for basically nothing, Bored Apes creator Yuga Labs added about $3 billion in value to the crypto market overnight, oil prices have driven some Americans to a life of crime, and art markets are having quite the moment.
Be Part of the Gang: The Best DAO Projects to Join in 2023
Whether you want to join in on buying a $40 million historical text or simply gain access to private social events with top influencers, there’s a DAO project out there for you.
DAOs for Dummies: How Does a DAO Work?
If you’re tired of working for a pushy and overbearing boss at a company that doesn’t value you, then why not join a DAO where you can have an equal say in running things?
Mar. 15 Markets Report: Markets Are Red. What Now, Fed?
There’s no end in sight for rising inflation, all but a few stock market sectors are in the red, Bitcoin is ping-ponging, and sports cards bump as one Hall of Famer comes out of retirement.
Be Straight With Me: What Is an Algorithmic Stablecoin?
The most popular stablecoin in the world, Tether (USDT), is worth over $80 billion. If you believe that no one company should have all that power, then you may want to hold algorithmic stablecoins instead.