A Bloomberg News Journalist Just Contacted Me Via Twitter To Ask Me About......

4 months ago
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Sometimes when you least expect it a journalist from a big news agency like Bloomberg News finds you on Twitter and wants to interview you for a story. You can see the entire exchange here: https://twitter.com/stellabelle

THIS JUST HAPPENED TO ME

Today I was busy writing my article about Amanda B. Johnson, so I wasn't very fast in responding to the Bloomberg News journalist. I just found her tweet to me a few minutes ago.

The Bloomberg News journalist, Olga Kharif, just replied to my email minutes ago, and I sent her the link to my Steemit article about Amanda Johnson. So, she might be using my article for information (possibly) and then sourcing information from it as I type this. It's difficult to know for sure, though since the email reply I got from her just now was vague: "Thank you so much, Leah! Will check it out!". I expected her to ask me some questions, but she may have already found someone else to interview since it took me a few hours to respond to her tweet.

Here's Olga's official Bloomberg News articles: https://www.bloomberg.com/authors/APyzq5YvgSE/olga-kharif
She's the real deal.

Anyone who doesn't understand the value of Twitter is basically an idiot. Most journalists and reporters now use Twitter to find people to interview for their stories. They generally do a keyword search on Twitter and contact the people who they either find interesting or who have the latest tweets on the topic. I've been pretty active on Twitter recently due to my full-on research about everything relating to Dash including buying my first Dash coins. Apparently others are doing the same thing.

What put me over the edge initially was not the price hike. It was Amanda's video of her presentation at Anarchapulco:

Sort of on a related note, why didn't Dan present Steemit at the conference? I had seen many videos that said he would be there.

Anyway, Amanda's Dash presentation was killer and after I watched it, I thought very differently about Dash. I think a lot of other people had the same thought because that's around the time the coin started to go up in price. At least that's what I'm thinking, but I have no concrete way of knowing for sure. The more I learn about Dash, the more I can appreciate its organizational structure, especially the treasury. It's a brilliant design that properly incentivizes people from the look of it.

I'll keep you all informed if the Bloomberg News journalist contacts me for further questioning. I'm curious to find out what sort of article she'll write in the near future about Dash.

Update: I just got done being interviewed by the journalist. I told her that I got into cryptocurrency because of Steem. I have no idea exactly what she'll write or even if she'll include me in her article...but she said she might use some of my comments...

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  ·  3 months ago

I am also hooked researching and your posts help me so much ! Thanks @stellabelle You are way ahead but I find this Amanda woman so refreshing among all those guys. Somehow I feel that I can also do it !

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I'm in the Dash Forum a lot these days enjoying giving out rainbows...

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  ·  4 months ago

It's very beautiful and very interesting post!!
Exchellent work..Thank you for sharing :)

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67
  ·  3 months ago

It's more than excellent!

67
  ·  4 months ago

Cool!

It's just exciting in general how people from more mainstream sources are asking more and more questions about "alt. coins." Given these difficult and uncertain economic times in the world... maybe they'll get more traction and interest.

Will keep up to see what happens!

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  ·  4 months ago

It's just a matter of time actually if you look at the trajectory of change. I believe it will happen, because you really cannot stop technology or the spread of good ideas. I give it 5 years, 10 at the most. Everyone will look back and remember....

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  ·  4 months ago

Agreed. Earlier, I was commenting elsewhere about PayPal and how it really took them almost TEN years to fully overcome suspicion of a payment system that "wasn't a bank." Sure, people used it, but many kept thinking it was "a scam." And that's using plain old mainstream US dollars...

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  ·  4 months ago

10 years minimum is usually required for humans to adopt a brand new technology. Just look at the internet itself......I've always been an early adopter type, wiling to try out anything that is new.
I'm on social networks that no one has even heard of...Findery is one...

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  ·  4 months ago

True enough. I guess I'm more of a "second wave investor;" I come in and help build things after the earliest adopters and fortune seekers have lost interest and cash in their chips... a bit like some are doing here on Steemit.

I only know what Findery is because a local friend of mine is a travel writer. If it's the same "Findery" we're talking about.

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  ·  3 months ago

Meeee ! I am such a Newbie but hungry to learn. I got the virus ! Like @stellabelle said

There’s now a market for currency, just like there is for shoes, cars and coffee.

And men :) every coin for something different lol
I'm IN ! Finally I start understanding the cryptoworld is not as dry as I thought .

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  ·  4 months ago

Hopefully you find a way to squeeze steem in there some how!

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Well, of course, if she asks me how I got into Dash, I will of course tell her that I would have never found Dash now if I hadn't found Steem. Steem was the door that led me to Dash.......I hope she asks me questions...I have a sneaking feeling she already found someone else....since she hasn't sent me additional emails.

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  ·  4 months ago

That's cool, I didn't realize journalists relied on Twitter so much for finding sources. It's also good to see more mainstream news interest in the crypto world. I missed the boat on Dash; dabbled in trading it short term when it was cheaper but didn't keep any, much to my regret. But I'm happy to see that Ether is also doing well lately; that's the horse I'm backing.

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  ·  4 months ago

Nice. Now, don't be surprise they call again and ask you to talk about steemit.

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uh, when Steem is right next to Dogecoin, I don't think it will happen soon. But maybe after the Hardfork and we all come together as a community and sing Kumbaya?

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🙏

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  ·  4 months ago

Can I get your autograph @stellabelle

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ha, I've been interviewed before and nowadays, it's not that big of a deal.....well, plus I was a writer for an online publication so I know about deadlines and just getting the story out as fast as possible...

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  ·  4 months ago

Sooo...modest!
OK, swing on by...
Welcome to Starbucks, what will you be ordering today?

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74
  ·  4 months ago

Just send it to my AI secretary. His name is Andrew.

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  ·  3 months ago

Haha ! Me too please

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  ·  4 months ago

Nice stella..nice. I watched Amanda video from your posting. That video give simpe explaination about blockchain and Dash.

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  ·  4 months ago

Awesome article. I'll create a twitter account soon.

I was wondering if you heard about this. wikipedia

"Within the first hours after the coin's launch, an error was present in the code which allowed the mining of around one quarter of all coins that ever would be created.[38] This, combined with the unclear information given surrounding the launch announcement, gives the possibility that the founder, Evan Duffield, holds a significant stake of Dash currency."

I've research this back then and I can say those coin were mined but never appeared on the exchanges according to the daily volume exchange.

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  ·  4 months ago

Welcome to my level, and it's a beautiful place to be :)

I wish soooooo much that Amanda can see the article you did about her, she would cry tears of joy

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  ·  4 months ago

Nice plug for Steemit. I hope we see more interest in this platform. 👍😎

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  ·  4 months ago

A tip: When you mention of video that is great, please make it easy for readers to have access to said video. This would help so much, specially those on mobile devices!

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Thank you!

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I can see what all the fuzz is about now. Wish I'd seen this earlier