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

Study: Over Thirty Years of Farmland Investing Data Analyzed (2022)
Sep 7
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
Aug 26
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
Aug 17
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
Aug 16
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)
Aug 10
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 2022
Jul 20
The Top 5 Crypto VC Funds in 2022

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 2022.

Jul. 19 Markets Report: Inflation Is Hotter Than Hell
Jul 19
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.

PSA Grading Guide: How to Get Your Cards Graded
Jul 14
PSA Grading Guide: How to Get Your Cards Graded

Wondering if your trading cards are worth thousands? Here’s how PSA grading answers that question and where you can get your cards graded without breaking the bank.

Bear with Us: What is Okay Bears NFT?
Jul 12
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
Jul 12
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
Jul 8
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?
Jun 29
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
Jun 28
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
Jun 22
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
Jun 22
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?
Jun 21
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
Jun 16
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
Jun 14
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
Jun 14
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
Jun 7
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
Jun 7
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
Jun 7
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?
Jun 1
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
May 27
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
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.