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Don't buy Bitcoin, Volcano Boy! Make it spew out with these 11 simple hacks.

Jamie Dimon may believe Bitcoin’s ‘a fraud’ but I know a few CoinSheet enthusiasts who would beg to disagree. If you’re like me you might not be able to afford to buy Bitcoin. And no Bitcoin, no LaMbO… Not to worry though! I’m going to lay down 11 simple hacks to earn free bitcoin without breaking open the piggy bank.

Turn the tables. Use guile and cunning to attract beautiful women online.

A friend once told me dating is a numbers game. Like myself, he was divorced. And we had both signed up for dating services several years ago.

We took different approaches to dating. My friend took a more conventional approach and joined a paid service, whereas I started using OKCupid.

Over the last few years I’ve used OKC to read hundreds-upon-hundreds of online dating profiles, surrendered dozens of hours chatting and seized the opportunity to go on some thrilling dates (and some chilling ones too).

To improve my chances I read research articles about exactly what to say in a first message – how words like “zombie” and “pretty” improve response rates from women. But what follows is nothing like that.

Dimon does it again. Only this time he's in for a big surprise…

Now I don’t know about you, but when Jamie Dimon came out earlier this month and said “[Bitcoin] is worse than tulip bulbs”—an unequivocal reference to Tulpenwindhandel of the seventeenth century—I didn’t think much of it. Why? Because he also validated Chris Dixon’s belief bitcoin will lift to as much as US$100,000 during the interview.

When Jamie doubled down on trashing bitcoin the very next day with the same rhetoric I gleefully submitted him to the Bitcoin Obituaries with the rest of the naysayers. And let’s be honest, there are plenty of people smarter than Jamie that’ve been wrong about the world’s first successful private currency. So why would anyone listen to a dotard like Dimon?

Did you know mining Bitcoin isn't nearly as lucrative as altcoins? True story. Learn how to mine altcoins using nothing but spare computer resources.

I’m no Pliny the Elder but I’m here to tell you there’s a gold rush occurring in the cryptocurrency mining space. Whether you’ve just overcome your Bitcoin investing fears or already hold tokens in some wild new Initial Coin Offering you too can mine cryptocurrency for fun and profit. Here’s how…

Zero fees. Spend your coin anywhere VISA is accepted.

Bitcoin saw a 355% return during the first 8 months of 2017. And some believe it may be worth as much as 500,000 per coin by 2030. But hanging onto your bitcoin doesn’t do you much good if you HODL it forever.

So what’s the best way to convert bitcoin into cash? Well, you could transfer it between wallets in exchange for cash on the spot. Or you could spend time trying to find a bitcoin ATM. But why go through the hassle?

If you need an easy way to spend some of your bitcoin without paying any fees what are you going to do? Well, the answer is pretty easy—get yourself a BitPay VISA card and spend without paying fees.

How I overcame my Bitcoin investment fears and just created a goddamn wallet.

10 months ago I took a trip to Bali and spent a couple weeks living in a boutique hotel turned coliving apartment at a place called Roam Ubud. There I met all kinds of interesting people—serial entrepreneurs, digital nomads, lifestyle bloggers, iOS developers and even a feng shui author.

Of all the chance encounters I had during my trip to Bali one individual stood out. His name was Robin. And I’ll never forget Robin because he sold me my first bitcoin.

Store Bitcoin using decentralized password management. Avoid getting hacked.

There’s a certain novelty to watching your first bitcoin wallet increase eight-hundred percent in 10 months. That was cool, you think. Maybe I’ll put a little more in and see what happens you say to yourself.

So you put in a little more, cautious not to go overboard. Then, all of a sudden… BAM! Your second investment doubles in a month. Things just got real.

How to travel like a God during your voyage to Bali.

Inspired by an interview with Lydia Lee, who left her six-figure job in Canada “in pursuit of a path less conventional”, I decided to retrace her steps to Indonesia, to the Island of the Gods (Bali) and a place there called Ubud.

What follows is a guide to travel like a God during your visit to Bali, formed from my experiences over a three-week period in late 2016.

Everything you need to know to become a Digital Nomad in Bali.

If you live in a First World country chances are you’ve become a wage slave like I was before quitting a six-figure job to gain my independence. Or maybe you’ve already started freelancing and want to become a better freelancer. Whatever your reasons, becoming a Digital Nomad in Bali is not as difficult as you may think. But it takes preparation.

In this guide I will share valuable information and resources to help you decide if Bali is right for you, describe various move considerations, explain how to actually make the move and show you what’s necessary to get settled in.

How to bootstrap a new blog and land marketing partners along the way.

In Initial Commit I explain why I created Hack Cabin. And even though I’ve been blogging for over 8 years on habd.as, Hack Cabin is a new domain and blog, with little content to show for itself at the outset. As a result of being new and not having much content, some initial challenges have arisen attempting to monetize it:

  • Gaining organic traffic requires good content
  • Affiliate marketing partners can really suck

Let’s briefly discuss each of these challenges and how to deal with them. At the end I’ll summarize what this all means to new publishers trying to land affiliate marketing partners early in a website’s life.

Managing asynchronous dependencies with JavaScript can be a nightmare. But there's a better way. It's called Fetch Injection.

I’ve long been inspired by the work of Steve Souders. In 2009 he published an article titled Loading Scripts Without Blocking, which I first became aware of and studied during my time at Orbitz – where every millisecond a user waited for the page to load had a measurable impact to the business.

Steve’s work was instrumental for the Web development community, and even inspired Nicholas C. Zakas to write Loading JavaScript without Blocking the same month Steve’s book Even Faster Web Sites was published.