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58: A Beginners Guide to Crypto! The Next Step to Financial Freedom!

Updated: Apr 29, 2022

In today’s episode, we’re deep-diving into cryptocurrency 101, baby! Zuri and WendyO are talking about all things crypto. Topics include: how to buy bitcoin; what blockchain technology, the difference between memecoins and altcoins; why NFTs are significant for artists; and why it's not too late to become a crypto millionaire!

Keep listening as Zuri and WendyO share why they believe cryptocurrency has the potential to balance the scales when it comes to equity for women of color and the key to breaking generational wealth curses on your terms.

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Keep listening as Zuri and WendyO share why they believe cryptocurrency has the potential to balance the scales when it comes to equity for women of color and the key to breaking generational wealth curses on your terms.

This episode is extra special because we’re breaking down all the topics by timecodes, so keep reading for a closer look at the episode!

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A Closer Look at the Episode

  • [7:06] Wendy’s Journey From Working In The Medical Space And How She Pivoted Into Entrepreneurship & Crypto

  • [15:20] Wendy Shares ‘a Day In The Life Of A Crypto Influencer

  • [17:06] The Importance Of Self-Education In The Crypto Space — Don’t Be Afraid/Unashamed To Google Everything

  • [20:48] What Is Cryptocurrency

  • [22:25] The Difference Between Decentralization And Centralized

  • [25:04] What Is Cryptomining And Proof Of Work

  • [26:54] What Does Fiat Mean And How It Compares To Bitcoin In A Decentralized World

  • [30:18] What Is The Seed Phrase

  • [37:56] What Is A Ledger Or Cold Storage, And Why It’s Important To Have One

  • [40:11] Why More People Are Using Decentralized Applications (Daps) In 2022

  • [42:55] What Is Blockchain Technology And How Does It Work

  • [44:35] What Are The Different Types Of Coins: Bitcoin, Altcoins (Ethereum, Solana), Memecoins (Doge, Shiba), Alt Coins, Stable Coins

  • [50:10] What Is A ‘Moon Bag’ And How You Can Turn A Profit And Grow Your Wealth

  • [54:11] Listener Question: What Is The Environmental Impact Of Cryptocurrency, Cryptomining, Bitcoin, Proof Of Work, And Proof Of Stake

  • [56:50] Listener Question: Recommended Apps To Buy Crypto/Hold Wallets

  • [59:35] How To Avoid Crypto Scams And Red Flags To Lookout For

  • [1.02.38] Listener Question: What Are NFTs and are NFTs A Scam? Why Should We Care?

  • [1.10.28] Can You Only NFTs In The Digital Space? Will They Show Up In Different Industries Outside Of Art/Music?

  • [1.12.00] Why Investing In Crypto Is The Best Way To Secure Your Financial Freedom And

  • [1.15.55] Free Resources That Wendy Recommends To Learn About Crypto



Wendy O is the Host of The O Show, Everything Crypto, Every Day. There she talks about Bitcoin, Crypto, NFTs, DeFi, Metaverse, Gaming, and has been doing the daily crypto news for over 3 years following the trends and the pulse of the industry, the regulation, the technical analysis, interviews, reviews, and anything and everything crypto!

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Zuri Hall is an Emmy award-winning TV host (Access Hollywood, American Ninja Warrior) and is the executive producer & host of this millennial-focused podcast that will empower women to avoid “best life burnout” through candid conversation, expert panel discussions, and real-life, human interest stories from everyday women.

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