David Gerard is creating journalism and analysis
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I'm David Gerard, author of the book and news blog Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain, a critical look at the entire Bitcoin and blockchain phenomenon. I also write the music blog Rocknerd.
 
“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed; everything else is public relations.”

The cryptocurrency and blockchain space is full of hype, unrealised schemes and straight-up scammers. Everyone has a holding they want to see go to the moon, and will say anything that might make that happen. Even the specialist crypto press is, too often, just boosterism and selling dreams.

There's nearly no critical analysis or even basic kicking-the-tyres journalism. My work here endeavours to fill the gap.

Getting quality work out on a timely basis takes effort and resources. Your subscription enables me to continue to write and research on a sustainable ongoing basis. I'm working on the Guardian model: no content is paywalled, and all finished work is available on the news blog.

Subscriber-level patrons also have access to occasional Patreon-only previews and heads-up of stories I'm working on, with the opportunity to suggest angles to look into.

Sadly, Patreon only as yet accepts conventional currencies, via card or PayPal ;-)

I'm also working on my next book, Roko's Basilisk, to be on other technology-flavoured scams and the weird subcultures that form around them. Patrons get access to early work on this as well.
Tiers
Fans
$1 or more per month 17 patrons
$1 per month says "hi", helps your Bitcoin transactions go through more quickly, and shows you support what I'm doing here. Thank you!
Subscribers
$5 or more per month 37 patrons
$5 per month shows you understand the importance of hacking through the blockchain bafflegab. On this tier, you get early access to stories I'm working on, and the opportunity to suggest angles to look into. If you like my work enough that you'd buy me a drink for it at least once a month, this is the tier for you.
Co-Conspirators
$20 or more per month 4 patrons
$20 per month gets you membership of the statist international bankster conspiracy to suppress the blockchain's power of trustless freedom for humanity, or a portion thereof! You get the early access to stories I'm working on, and a nice button badge (Scared Business Guy, Blockbot, Tippybot or tulips) each time your monthly payment comes through. With your first monthly payment, you get ebook copies in all formats of "Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain".
Prudent financial planning
$4,999.99 or more per month 0 patrons
At this, the prestige luxury tier, I will say what a good idea your new ICO, altcoin or but-on-the-blockchain project is, how your technology is clearly robust, and why it will most certainly go TO THE MOON!! You also get the Patreon-only previews and the button badges and ebooks, and a signed paperback when your first month's payment clears.
I'm David Gerard, author of the book and news blog Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain, a critical look at the entire Bitcoin and blockchain phenomenon. I also write the music blog Rocknerd.
 
“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed; everything else is public relations.”

The cryptocurrency and blockchain space is full of hype, unrealised schemes and straight-up scammers. Everyone has a holding they want to see go to the moon, and will say anything that might make that happen. Even the specialist crypto press is, too often, just boosterism and selling dreams.

There's nearly no critical analysis or even basic kicking-the-tyres journalism. My work here endeavours to fill the gap.

Getting quality work out on a timely basis takes effort and resources. Your subscription enables me to continue to write and research on a sustainable ongoing basis. I'm working on the Guardian model: no content is paywalled, and all finished work is available on the news blog.

Subscriber-level patrons also have access to occasional Patreon-only previews and heads-up of stories I'm working on, with the opportunity to suggest angles to look into.

Sadly, Patreon only as yet accepts conventional currencies, via card or PayPal ;-)

I'm also working on my next book, Roko's Basilisk, to be on other technology-flavoured scams and the weird subcultures that form around them. Patrons get access to early work on this as well.

Recent posts by David Gerard

Tiers
Fans
$1 or more per month 17 patrons
$1 per month says "hi", helps your Bitcoin transactions go through more quickly, and shows you support what I'm doing here. Thank you!
Subscribers
$5 or more per month 37 patrons
$5 per month shows you understand the importance of hacking through the blockchain bafflegab. On this tier, you get early access to stories I'm working on, and the opportunity to suggest angles to look into. If you like my work enough that you'd buy me a drink for it at least once a month, this is the tier for you.
Co-Conspirators
$20 or more per month 4 patrons
$20 per month gets you membership of the statist international bankster conspiracy to suppress the blockchain's power of trustless freedom for humanity, or a portion thereof! You get the early access to stories I'm working on, and a nice button badge (Scared Business Guy, Blockbot, Tippybot or tulips) each time your monthly payment comes through. With your first monthly payment, you get ebook copies in all formats of "Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain".
Prudent financial planning
$4,999.99 or more per month 0 patrons
At this, the prestige luxury tier, I will say what a good idea your new ICO, altcoin or but-on-the-blockchain project is, how your technology is clearly robust, and why it will most certainly go TO THE MOON!! You also get the Patreon-only previews and the button badges and ebooks, and a signed paperback when your first month's payment clears.