Disclosures

I strongly believe in clear disclosures by journalists and others writing about cryptocurrencies and related topics. All outlets publishing cryptocurrency-related articles should have very clear and prominently-displayed disclosure policies.

I own no cryptocurrencies or NFTs. I have no particular financial interest in whether web3 takes off or not, though I have plenty of non-financial interests; after all, I do have to live on this planet, and I spend enough time engaging with the tech industry and online to care about the futures of both.

I am not paid to write about cryptocurrencies or related topics, nor am I paid to create my Web3 Is Going Great project. I don't post sponsored content on that website, its associated Twitter account, this website, my blog, my personal Twitter account, or anywhere else. This will not change. No, I won't promote your project regardless of whether there is money changing hands, so please don't ask.

A few generous people have sent money for W3IGG's cloud hosting and various other upkeep costs, which I otherwise pay out of pocket. There is more information on this, along with a brief expenses report, at the W3IGG – Contribute page. I don't run ads or otherwise make money in any way off the project or my blog.

My professional work has nothing to do with cryptocurrencies, blockchains, or finance.

I hold no long or short positions pertaining to cryptocurrencies or crypto-related companies. I do have some investments in the stock market and other traditional forms of finance, which I pay someone much smarter about and more interested in finance than I am to handle.

For those who think it is crucial to have interacted with crypto to write about it: 1) you are wrong, but 2) you will be pleased to know that I went through the process of signing up for a Coinbase account and buying one popular cryptocurrency and one shitcoin towards the end of 2021, around when I was starting my deeper research into this space. I sold all of them a week and a half later and closed the account. I made a whopping profit of $16.90 off the whole endeavor (pre-tax).


While we're here, I'll mention that I don't speak on behalf of my employer or anyone else. I hope it goes without saying, but just to say it: nothing I say should be taken to be financial, investment, legal, professional, or any other kind of advice.