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Frank America

Everyone is both handed. Stop underrating yourself. Co-founder The Rug. Content Manager Bankless Publishing.
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Data Storage Showdown: Arweave, IPFS, or Filecoin?

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September 15th, 2022
This article analyzes three data storage protocols: Arweave, IPFS, and Filecoin. Sarcophagus chose Arweave as its data storage protocol because Arweave guarantees data permanence without relying on another party or service. 
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L2 Arbitrum Teases Gumdrop

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January 20th, 2023
WRIGLEYVILLE — Ethereum’s stretchy mainnet is simply no longer the industry’s only tasty solution. The engineers at Offchain Labs teased an elastic new solution they’ve been cooking up. But the question on everyone’s mind about the new flavor, Arbitr-yum, is wen gumdrop?
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PoW Miners Discovered in Lost Mine

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January 13th, 2023
COLORADO — While excavating a mountainside for a highway tunnel near Aspen, construction workers stumbled upon a group of self-described “miners”. Strangely, these miners had no mining gear, even though their location was right at the edge of an old, defunct coal mine. They were carrying around laptops and what looked to be large CPUs, first asking their rescuers about WiFi access instead of water or food.
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GOP Congressman Votes For Satoshi as Next Speaker Of The House

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January 6th, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Republican party just had its highest profile defection today in its wild attempt at electing the next Speaker Of the House as House Majority Whip Tom Emmer cast his Speaker vote for the pseudonymous and mysterious founder of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto.
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2023: The Year It Will Stay Mostly Where It Is

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December 30th, 2022
HAPPY NEW YEAR — It's time once again to ring in the new year with a series of passing statements that you probably won't follow through on. That's right, a new year of misplaced enthusiasm, rampant price speculation, and unkept promises is just beginning, and The Rug is bringing you the best because we take Top 10 lists, seriously. Buckle up:
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Mike Pence’s NFT Project Goes Unminted

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December 22nd, 2022
INDIANAPOLIS — After months of preparation and marketing, former Vice President Mike Pence failed to get a single person to mint one of his NFTs during the project’s first week.
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Basics of the Ethereum Virtual Machine

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December 19th, 2022
Maybe it’s that the holidays are just around the corner, but I’ve been thinking a lot about family lately. No, not my fiat-space family with whom I will eat many, many green, tree-shaped, sugar cookies next week. Nor is it my crypto family, without whom I’d be a floundering fish left dry on the docks of this web3 revolution. Rather, I’ve been thinking about the big family of blockchains that all rely on the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), the key component of the blockchain tech stack that transforms the ecosystems of Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, Avalanche, and dozens of others from a simple decentralized ledger, like Bitcoin, into virtual computers running the decentralized applications which are powering the next generation of the internet. 
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Turns Out Mom Was Right All Along

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December 16th, 2022
CHARLOTTESVILLE — The holiday season can be a time for reflection and introspection, and for one young man, it has proven to be a humbling experience. David L. Sinclaire, a student at a local university, realized that when it comes to his investments in the volatile cryptocurrency market that his mother was right all along.
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EVM Basics With ChatGPT

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December 13th, 2022
Welcome to last-minute writing ChatGPT. We have an article due in 50 minutes on the basics of the Ethereum Virtual Machine. I’ll ask the questions, you give me the answers. No editing allowed. Let’s gooooo!
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Polygon to Change Name to Polyhedron After Buying Entirely New Dimension

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December 8th, 2022
BANGALORE — Polygon Technology today announced a major brand pivot, renaming itself Polyhedron after acquiring a completely new dimension. The move comes on the heels of a partnership announcement spree with brands as far reaching as Starbucks, JPMorgan, and Instagram.
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Apple Permits NFTs So Long As They Dont Do Shit

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November 12th, 2022
CMO, Derick Jenkins said, "We love NFTs. They're fun and collectible and we see them working in the mobile ecosystem... People just can't do shit with them. And we get thirty percent."
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Dogecoin Slides Into Second Place

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December 2nd, 2022
Following the Ethereum network's proof-of-stake (PoS) upgrade, Dogecoin (DOGE), officially became the second largest proof-of-work (PoW) cryptocurrency.
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AIRDROP & The Making of 'The Adventures of Lil Ruggy!'

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November 28th, 2022
The Adventures of Lil Ruggy! written by Frank America and illustrated by Cosmic Clancy.
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Fiat Billionaire Finally Exposes Crypto

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November 26th, 2022
NEW YORK — Out of the kindness of his own heart, magnanimous CEO Jamie Dimon informed the world today that crypto is just a Ponzi scheme. He added, “Get out now while you still can and come open an account with Chase instead. We forgive you.”
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Top 10 Ways To Gaslight Your Family Into Forgetting What You Said About Crypto Last Thanksgiving

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November 18th, 2022
TURKEY DAY — Well it’s Thanksgiving time and a lot people are traveling home to their loved ones. The Rug thought we’d whip up a list of things you can say to distract them from the fact that you adamantly suggested they all purchase crypto at all time highs last year. So here it is:
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CZ, SBF To Fight On The Playground After School

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November 9th, 2022
Binance and FTX have come to another non-binding agreement: CZ and SBF will fight under the monkey bars at Crypto Middle School after the closing bell.
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Cryptozoologist Collects Blurry NFT Photo, Claims Bigfoot

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October 29th, 2022
One reporter raised their hand and said, "While we have no trouble believing you may have captured the only known evidence for this mythical and fantastical creature, why does it cost so much in ethereum?"
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Trump To Buy Yuga, Re-Brand As Yuge Labs

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October 21st, 2022
MIAMI — Yuga Labs’ recent trouble with the S.E.C. has the vultures circling.
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New Message From Wallet.Support@gmail.com

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October 15th, 2022
TECH SUPPORT — Happy greetings 00\_cryptosaurus\_00! I see you are troubled from Twitter in regards to your crypto wallet. Kindly send your seed phrase to Wallet.Support@gmail.com and I provide your help.
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Vitalik Finally Ready To Inspire Millions

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October 7th, 2022
DENVER — With the anti-climactic success of the Ethereum merge behind him, Buterin suits up to realize a lifelong dream.
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If The Real Profit Was The Friends We Made Along The Way Can I Still Get My Initial Investment Back?

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September 30th, 2022
OPINION — When I saw the team and the community I knew this project was something special.
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Archaeology of a DAO: Field Notes #0

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September 28th, 2022
If we learn how the social legos that comprise DAOs fit together and are best tuned, we should be able to build history-changing organizations.
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FTX to Launch Sam Bankman-Fried Chicken

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September 23rd, 2022
SAN FRANCISCO – FTX’s latest offering is not another token pair, or leveraged token; it’s chicken! FTX is days away from rolling out Sam Bankman-Fried Chicken, or SBFC.
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Proto-Danksharding Basics

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September 21st, 2022
This is essay 1 of 4 for the BanklessDAO Writers Cohort.
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Developer Lives Matter

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September 14th, 2022
The main instance sparking the uproar had one coder pinned down by police as he tried to speak out, "please get off my neck, i can't code".
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This Ethereum Investor Will Vaguely Explain The Merge to You

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September 10th, 2022
NEW YORK – Dylan Linder has been an Ethereum investor since Fall of 2020. Today, he gave our reporters a vague explanation of The Merge:
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The Rug Season 5

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July 31st, 2022
The Rug continues to spin a tale…
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‘Arrested Developer’ Delays New Season of Hit TV Show

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September 1st, 2022
LOS ANGELES – In light of recent adverse weather patterns, the new season of the premiere comedic television show has been delayed.
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Cardano Announces Plan To Join ETH Merge

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August 27th, 2022
MARKETS - Ethereum’s upcoming Merge just got a bit spicier.
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Life Keeps Getting Better for Web3 Scumbag

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August 18th, 2022
PHOENIX - Steve Bogan, a real lowlife scumbag, is getting larger airdrops than you are.
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OFAC's Decision To Add Tornado Cash To The Specially Designated Nationals List Compels Speech In Violation Of The First Amendment

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August 14th, 2022
This article sets forth a First Amendment argument challenging the decision made by the United States Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Asset Control (“OFAC”) to sanction virtual currency mixer Tornado Cash by adding it to the Specially Designated Nationals List (“Sanctions List”). United States citizens are prohibited from transacting with individuals and entities on the Sanctions List. OFAC targeted Tornado Cash because it enables users to transact on the blockchain with some level of anonymity. OFAC alleges that Tornado Cash has been used by criminals for illicit financing.
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