Darry Port

Darry Port is a content 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. 

At 16 years old, he discovered the power of digital media as he grew a YouTube channel to thousands of subscribers. In the following years he worked in marketing and video production, and became serious about investing after surviving a crypto winter and experiencing lifestyle inflation first-hand. 

At the tail end of the 2020 pandemic, he veered off a traditional career path and went all-in on content writing. He currently spends his days writing MoneyMade articles on everything from crypto and fine art to sneakers and sports cards. By night, he uses his investment research to manage his own portfolio.

When he's not cranking out content, he enjoys spending time with his pet Peekapoo, Stewie.

Darry Port

Latest Posts

If It Pleases the Court: What Is Kleros? Decentralized Justice in the Crypto World
May 27
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
May 24
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?
May 20
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
May 17
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!
May 17
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?
May 13
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
May 10
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
May 10
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?
May 9
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?
May 4
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?
May 3
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
Apr 29
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
Apr 26
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
Apr 15
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
Apr 12
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?
Apr 8
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
Apr 5
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
Apr 5
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 2022
Apr 1
Swing for the Fences: The Best Baseball Cards to Buy in 2022

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
Mar 29
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
Mar 28
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
Mar 24
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?
Mar 22
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 2022
Mar 21
Be Part of the Gang: The Best DAO Projects to Join in 2022

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?
Mar 17
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?
Mar 15
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?
Mar 12
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.

Beamer, Benz or Bentley: Best Classic Cars to Invest in for 2022
Mar 12
Beamer, Benz or Bentley: Best Classic Cars to Invest in for 2022

From horseless carriages to a car launched into deep space, these are the best classic cars to invest in.

Park Your Money: How to Invest in Classic Cars
Mar 9
Park Your Money: How to Invest in Classic Cars

If engine revs and exhaust notes sound like music to your ears, then maybe you should monetize your passion by investing in classic cars.

Mar. 8 Markets Report: Everything Sucks...But Hey, There's a New Batman Movie?
Mar 8
Mar. 8 Markets Report: Everything Sucks...But Hey, There's a New Batman Movie?

Crypto is struggling to separate from the stock market, mortgage rates are yo-yo-ing like crazy, we might be getting our meds in the Metaverse soon, and the release of The Batman proves there's always an appetite for the classics.

What is a Metaverse and Who Created It?
Mar 1
What is a Metaverse and Who Created It?

The story of how the metaverse came into existence, from the early internet and VR systems, to the rise of online games, social media, cryptocurrencies, NFTs and remote work.

Mar. 1 Markets Report: The Global Market Rollercoaster
Mar 1
Mar. 1 Markets Report: The Global Market Rollercoaster

Russia invades Ukraine and stocks rally anyway, crypto holders donate millions to Ukraine, wheat blows past gold and oil and VCs are fending off cyberwar with their pocketbooks.

Insert Coin to Play: Top Metaverse Cryptocurrencies in 2022
Feb 24
Insert Coin to Play: Top Metaverse Cryptocurrencies in 2022

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. Some of these coins might very well go to zero, but others could end up making you more money than God in the metaverse.

Feb 22 Markets Report: Fiat Currency Going to Zero?
Feb 22
Feb 22 Markets Report: Fiat Currency Going to Zero?

Stocks continue to sell off, mortgage rates and home prices jump, the Canadian government becomes crypto’s public enemy number one, and California wines are giving French regions a run for their money.

Skin in the Game: How to Invest in the Metaverse
Feb 19
Skin in the Game: How to Invest in the Metaverse

The metaverse is the next frontier: from cryptos and NFTs to stocks and ETFs, here’s how you can profit from this trillion-dollar megatrend.

Gain Metaverse Exposure: The 4 Best Metaverse ETFs to Buy in 2022
Feb 16
Gain Metaverse Exposure: The 4 Best Metaverse ETFs to Buy in 2022

Expose your portfolio to some otherworldly gains with the best metaverse ETFs, including METV, MESH, PUNK and MTAV.

Going Meta: The 5 Best Metaverse Stocks to Buy in 2022
Feb 11
Going Meta: The 5 Best Metaverse Stocks to Buy in 2022

If you’re looking to add metaverse exposure to your portfolio, then you can’t go wrong with stocks like Meta, Nvidia and Roblox.

Ready Player One: What Is the Metaverse?
Feb 7
Ready Player One: What Is the Metaverse?

From socializing with other avatars and attending virtual concerts to making a living playing video games, here’s everything you need to know about the metaverse.

Use It Or Lose It: The 8 Best Crypto Utility Tokens
Feb 4
Use It Or Lose It: The 8 Best Crypto Utility Tokens

From popular options like Binance Coin and Chainlink to Decentraland, ENJIN and Arweave, here are some of the best crypto utility tokens in 2022.

Protect Your Privacy: The Best Non-KYC Crypto Exchanges in 2022
Jan 27
Protect Your Privacy: The Best Non-KYC Crypto Exchanges in 2022

Trade crypto without leaving a breadcrumb trail for hackers and intrusive parties.

Limit Downside Risk: Which Crypto Exchanges Have Stop Loss
Jan 19
Limit Downside Risk: Which Crypto Exchanges Have Stop Loss

Stop losses let you hold onto your winning trades for longer without taking on extra risk.

The Top NFT Artists to Invest In Right Now, in 2022, From CryptoPunks to Up-and-Comers
Jan 17
The Top NFT Artists to Invest In Right Now, in 2022, From CryptoPunks to Up-and-Comers

Evaluating NFTs like an art investor who's terminally online might help you learn how to turn collecting into a profitable hobby.

Buy Low, Sell High: Best Apps for Crypto Price Alerts
Jan 12
Buy Low, Sell High: Best Apps for Crypto Price Alerts

Who says you can’t time the market? Price alerts help crypto investors get in early and leave before getting wrecked. Here’s how.

Best Football Cards to Buy In 2022 From Brady to Mahomes
Jan 7
Best Football Cards to Buy In 2022 From Brady to Mahomes

Panini is now the best brand of NFL football cards to buy, and these are the packs and players to look for.

Best Basketball Cards to Buy in 2022 From Jordan to Doncic
Jan 6
Best Basketball Cards to Buy in 2022 From Jordan to Doncic

Panini is the hottest brand of NBA basketball cards, and these are the packs and players to invest in.

Is Chainlink a Good Investment in 2022? What the Data Is Telling Us
Jan 5
Is Chainlink a Good Investment in 2022? What the Data Is Telling Us

If data is the new oil, then Chainlink is the Standard Oil of the cryptocurrency market.

From Disney Figurines to Vintage Wines: The Best Collectibles to Invest in for 2022
Jan 4
From Disney Figurines to Vintage Wines: The Best Collectibles to Invest in for 2022

Toys, vinyl records, fine wine, vintage jewelry, and sports memorabilia are collectibles that may offer a good return on investment in the coming years.

Shoot for the Moon: Is Polkadot a Good Investment in 2022?
Jan 4
Shoot for the Moon: Is Polkadot a Good Investment in 2022?

Polkadot is the newest kid on the block. But can it reach the top 2 spot?

Is Ripple a Good Investment in 2022? Here's What You Should Know
Jan 3
Is Ripple a Good Investment in 2022? Here's What You Should Know

There’s a new crypto sheriff in town, and XRP has found itself on the wrong side of the law.

How to Start Investing in Wine (For the Rest of Us)
Nov 12
How to Start Investing in Wine (For the Rest of Us)

Looking to diversify your investment portfolio? Fine wine’s annualized returns are simply intoxicating.

What Is a 1031 Exchange? Minimizing the Tax Bill On Your Real Estate Investment
Nov 8
What Is a 1031 Exchange? Minimizing the Tax Bill On Your Real Estate Investment

What if I said you could pay little to no taxes on your property sale? Sounds too good to be true, but it’s not.