Jun 19 • 3M

Ep 50. Time to dream again

Farewell 5x5 Crypto. Hello Crypto IRL!

 
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Some say Crypto is a scam. Others swear it's a breakthrough technology. But which is it? Join us, as we explore Crypto in real life (IRL).
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Hey y’all!

This will NOT be a typical newsletter.

I started writing as a forcing mechanism to learn more about crypto. It has been fun. Along the way, I’ve learned a ton, made new friends, started Bitcoin mining, and got a new full-time job in crypto. Thank you for coming on this journey of discovery with me.

The vision of 5x5 Crypto was to simply explain the 5 most important developments in crypto in about 5 minutes. Lately, it has become a drag to consistently produce weekly updates. The truth is that I am no longer satisfied with just reporting news developments in crypto. I want to go deeper. I want to explore real-world use cases of crypto. I am curious about doing more analytical pieces. It’s time to dream again.

Introducing Crypto IRL

I am repositioning the newsletter. Introducing: “Crypto IRL”. My goal is to explore crypto in real life. I aim to produce 1-2 publications each month on a variety of topics. I have a list of topics that I want to explore and I can’t wait to dive in. Lately, I have been thinking about the metaverse, Bitcoin mining profitability, and crypto applications in Africa. Let me know if there are topics you would like for me to explore.

But crypto markets are crashing…

Yeah. Crypto markets have tumbled lately. My conviction is unchanged. I am still investing weekly. I had been waiting for a price crash since Q3/Q4 last year. But it seems that Crypto Winter has finally arrived. It was expected. Crypto has historically had multi-year cycles of “summer” (price rise) followed by “winter” (price crash)…with each new summer rising to a new high. Veterans say the Crypto Winter is when serious building happens. It’s the time when fair-weather fans fade into the background. It’s the time when one’s conviction is tested. It’s the time to go deeper and explore. This is the perfect time to pivot. Will you join me?


You don’t have to do anything. You will receive the new publication in your email. Please stay tuned. I hope you enjoy this new season. If you do, please be sure to forward it to your friends :-)

I hope you and your family have a wonderful week ahead.

Onwards & Upwards,

Afolabi