Ask Me Anything - Marky Edition - December 2022

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The last AMA of 2022!

Have you always wanted to ask me something?
Now is your chance, there won't be another!
(ok, ok, there will)

Hit me up in the comment section with a question and I will do my best to answer it. I post a new AMA post every 2 months or so.

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What is an AMA?

AMA is a format popular on Reddit where one person offers to answer questions for a limited period of time.

How long will I answer questions?

I will usually answer them pretty quickly, and I should be around for a few hours. I will continue to answer them as they come in. I am going to hop out in a few hours to go see Violent Santa but will be back to answering questions after.

What type of questions can you ask?

I'm open to pretty much anything but I can give the best answers about:

  • Hive
  • Hive Witness
  • Crypto
  • PCs
  • Gaming (Video, Board, Crypto)
  • NFTs
  • Minecraft
  • Elden Ring
  • RimWorld
  • Popping off in Hunt: Showdown
  • Hating Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Ape Mining Club
  • Hive Punks
  • Photography
  • Development
  • Technology
  • 3D Printing
  • Productivity
  • Movies & TV
  • Comedy
  • Memes
  • Pool maintenance

Don't feel limited to the above categories, just things I generally know about.


This AMA brought to you while listing to Greedy Man by Poor Man's Poison

So let's get this shit started!


Why you should vote me as witness

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Hi @themarkymark,
Thanks for willing to share your insight on any topic.

Out of curiousity how do you safely store your crypto and still make it accessible to your beneficiary if you were to pass on?

And have you found yourself having to pay any tax for exchanging or selling your crypto for gains?

You don't have to reveal personal information but maybe share recommendation?

Out of curiousity how do you safely store your crypto and still make it accessible to your beneficiary if you were to pass on?

There are a lot of options here, some exchanges will facilitate this for you with a death certificate, you can use a lawyer to pass on custody, you can train them ahead of time on how to use your hardware/software wallets. There are a lot of ways with various levels of trust required.

And have you found yourself having to pay any tax for exchanging or selling your crypto for gains?

It is unavoidable once you make any signifciant amount. It isn't worth the risk.

Final question (maybe)

The beneficiary part.

How would one do this without trusting any one party?

I'm thinking half keys/details to two different people.

Probably simplest?

Or which exchanges would provide access with a death certificate to nominated parties and without legal representation named up front as executor, please?

Or which exchanges would provide access with a death certificate to nominated parties and without legal representation named up front as executor, please?

It depends and it can change, but I believe Coinbase and Kraken do.


I'm not taking this as financial advice but do you reckon those are going to survive the storm?

Thank you for your prompt reply.

I am yet to explore the tax implication on short-term versus long-term gains. Indeed it isn't worth the risk.

Any plans for ape mining club or you are done with it?

What blockchain-related project are you most excited about and why? (Can be one of your own, one you’ve invested in, or just one you’re watching from the sidelines).

Thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts and insights!

On Hive, I think the biggest thing will be smart contracts. A lot of doors open when that happens.

I think the use of blockchain in supply chain can be really big.

Wen smart contracts? Do you know if the core devs are working or even thinking about implementing them in the future?

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Do you foresee a mass exodus from Twitter or will people tolerate the antics of the new owner because that's where their friends are?

I think people are leaving Twitter, but people don't tend to have convictions, they will scream and shout they don't like something, then they do nothing about it.

In the end, I don't think that will be what is Twitter's downfall, I think Elon is doing that on his own. I mean the Blue Checkmark is a perfect example of how fucked Twitter is.

I will always say that you cannot generalise about people. Some have very strong convictions, but they are a small minority. Having billions on social platforms is still a pretty recent innovation and we're still trying to understand what it means. I've been put off centralised platforms by bad experiences, but I may still exploit them when they are useful to me.

I have reviewed some of the the previous "AMA". Especially about the crypto world. There is a serious price drops / decline right now. There are also big problems in the world economy.
HIVE price is of course affected by these troubles. Instead of powering down, I'm thinking of powering up day by day and owning more HP. I'm a newcomer to the platform and I'm asking this question from the heart. Especially as a citizen of a country in economic turmoil.
How many hive power should I have on average to make some profit both as a content creator and with curation rewards? What do you think is a good start?
Thank you very much in advance!

How many hive power should I have on average to make some profit both as a content creator and with curation rewards?

I can't really answer this for you. This is something you need to decide based on your financial situation and how involved you want to be.

I will say don't invest what you can't lose, you don't want your livelihood to be at jeopardy because you can't sell immediately. Take care of your day to day needs, then go from there. DCA is a very viable option.

Your suggestion is really right, yes, I am planning to make an investment that will not force me after I improve my economic situation a little. I think I will wait for it to fall for a while, but if prices suddenly rise, I am afraid to be upset that I missed it this time. Let's see what time will show.
Thank you very much!

For me I would wanna ask you how do I go about knowing the basis in splinterland and then joining and making the most out of it.? Thanks in anticipation

I don’t do a lot with splinterlands outside of buying assets. I don’t really follow it.

Since you were apparently listening to Poor Man's Poison while writing this AMA post...

Q.- How comes did you decide to choose sharing "Greedy Man" over, by instance, "Hey Mister" instead?

Just happened to be the song playing.

What is said: "living the moment" only right now and solely in this very instant. ¿Right? };)

Turkey or Pork Leg? or Chicken? or are you the weird one who eats Fish during the holidays?

(OMG please dont tell me prefer vegan now!)

Turkey. I don’t eat anything from the ocean.

oh, Why an allergie?

The smell. The taste.

Do you not eat P*ssy either then?

(although I personally think it's an insulting comparison and blame the sperm. Of course.)

That escalated quickly. I’ll leave it to your imagination.


Fair game

Oh dear... meant to share your post and reblogged my comment. Um.. karma clever!.

Serves me right for making trouble.

On we go.

To make more trouble and have more fun. Of course.

I only tease you because I like you. You should know that.

Okay. On we go. Really.

(until next time)

Has your personal life been affected by the bear market?

What's the best piece of media ever created?

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Do you think DeSo is doing it right?

What can Hive learn from them?

DeSo (BitClout) is basically a Postgres database. Deso is an extreme nepotism environment. Unless you are in the inner circle who got a ridiculous amount of tokens or showing nudes, you can expect nothing there.

By Postgres database, do you mean it's not a blockchain?

I have no idea what Postgres DB is.

Postgres is a database, and yes not a blockchain. From what I heard it is basically a centralized database. I haven't got too far in into the tech myself. I did use it for a bit and found it a massive good ol' boys club.

The thing is, there is no inflation, so you are basically giving away money every time you try to reward something.

And DeSo got so much VC funding for building this shit. xD

VCs need to reevaluate their priorities.

Thanks for the info and your opinion. Have a great day Marky. Cheers!

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And DeSo got so much VC funding for building this shit. xD

You would be surprised what gets funding when good projects can't.
The entire dot com bubble is a good example.

Hi Marky.. two questions.. why do you have an attraction to big hands
what made you gay?

Nope, just find it funny yours are so huge.
Not gay, sorry mate, but it is 2022, it's perfectly fine don't worry about it.

why are people auto downvoting!!!


I have no idea why people vote, they all have their own reasons usually it's because they are salty.

What's the most unusual food item you've ever tried?

I'm pretty conservative eater, I don't like aa lot of unknowns. I can't even think of something unusual I have eaten. I'm a steak and potatoes, pasta, turkey dinner type of person. I love BBQ and grilling, but unusual isn't really me.

Not a question but cool cat…


Question 1. Can you remove me from your auto downvote and if not auto can you stop bullying me?

Keys changed, i stopped posting with Entry Point long ago with your last downvote and now have changed my keys again with kolus290 quitting HIVE due to your downvoting.

Question 2. I guess hiring a content producer is not allowed on Hive even with beneficiary % ability and having posting keys for this?...


What do you think the chances of Hive hitting a dollar in the next year are?

Mr @themarkymark
Have you ever checked on my contents?

Have a great day!🥂

No, I have not.

Alright Comrade @themarkymark

But i will so much appreciate it if you can from now once in a while. Stay safe and have a wonderful day Sire. Cheers!🥂

My previous @v4vapp proposal has expired. I have a new one which is running but unfunded right now. I'm still running @v4vapp and all my other services but I may have to increase the 0.8% fee to 2.0% if I continue to be unfunded.

Please consider asking your friends to vote for prop #244 or consider unvoting the HBD stabilizer explained below.

For understandable reasons in the current crypto climate it is harder to get funded by the DHF, I accept this so I'm asking a wider audience for help again. I will also redraft this proposal with more details (coming soon). I'm also looking for other funding sources.

Additionally you can also help with a vote for Brianoflondon's Witness using KeyChain or HiveSigner

If you have used I'd really like to hear your feedback, and if you haven't I'd be happy to hear why or whether there are other things you want it to do.

  1. The bar to be funded is set by the HBD Stabilizer, the more votes that has, the more votes @v4vapp needs to be funded. If you want to reconsider supporting that proposal and unvote it, that would also help me (and others so you have to weigh this choice.)

why do you hate rdr2?

It is so slow and cumbersome to do anything.

yea, appears more like a 'simulation' game (like flight simulator or arma) for normies, while lacking real simulation elements

one got more real life simulation in skyrim with certain mods a decade ago :D

still not a bad game, is it?

It’s fun but I felt like my hands were constantly being tied preventing me from doing things and enjoying it. I gave it a break to finish other games. I’ll eventually finish it.

Do you have time to downvote but not to answer? Tell me why?