There was no slavery in Kemet (Ancient Egypt). That's a Biblical narrative. The writings from Kemet itself has records of bartered exchange in which workers, priests, artists, etc. were paid in housing, medicine, food, and even beer (which was a source of antibiotics). We know this because the world's oldest recorded labor strike is a New Kingdom document under Ramses III with a threat of workers raiding tombs for the grains/millet and other food stocks because supplies were being set abroad for soldiers instead of working at home.

Moreover, the overall premise of this is flawed in that the trade…


What blockchain are you on?


A seated Black man looking at camera with hunched over shoulders. Photo by Rui Silvestre via UnSplash
A seated Black man looking at camera with hunched over shoulders. Photo by Rui Silvestre via UnSplash
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An OP-ED by Founder of Black People & Cryptocurrency

Excuse me, Democratic Representatives Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), Jesús García (Ill.), Stephen Lynch (Mass.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), and Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) — about that Stablecoin Act… Pushing this anti-blockchain legislation proves you hate Black people worldwide. Let me be among the first to say you have messed up.

Black Americans vote for liberal and Democratic candidates more consistently than any other demographic in the history of the United States. We consistently vote for what makes us most free and safe. As a Black woman, I have to state Black women vote more…


Illustrations by Laura Makaltses & Russell Tate. UN COVID-19 Global Call Out to Creatives / Unsplash.

Two weeks from Thanksgiving in the US and many Americans doubt if they should congregate in-person. While COVID-19 dampened summertime fun with spikes and falls of hospitalizations and deaths, the US has experienced a new autumn surge in numbers coinciding with the reopening of schools and businesses nationwide.

A closing self-quarantine window looms for Thanksgiving 2020 as the seemingly well join the presumably ill on coronavirus testing site lines with hopes of visiting family members for closer-to-normal feast-day gatherings. The CDC recommends a 14-day self-quarantine before and after the holiday even when a CDC doctor notes a month-long self-quarantine may…


BitMEX Founder Arthur Hayes. Photo Credit: BitMEX.

American government prosecution of blockchain firms may devalue US executives and workers' leadership in the crypto business space, and diminish the United States as a global technology leader in the long run.

Facing 10-year maximum prison sentences for breaking US regulation laws, two American and two international crypto company founders stepped down from their startup roles at BitMEX yesterday. The two Americans departing BitMEX. The two others taking diminished roles. …


After launching Valentine’s Day 2020, SneakrCred, the sneaker design token, hit a top metric for Non-Fungible Tokens, NFTs, ranked by Open Sea’s monitoring of exchange activity within a few days after launch.

Open Sea, dAPP ranking, from Wednesday, February 20, 2020, puts SneakrCred at the Number 1 spot in the 7-Day Change ranking.
Open Sea, dAPP ranking, from Wednesday, February 20, 2020, puts SneakrCred at the Number 1 spot in the 7-Day Change ranking.
Open Sea ranked SneakrCred in the Number 1 spot in the 7-Day Change category on February 20, 2020. SneakrCred launched last Friday, on Valentine’s Day 2020.

Overall, the San Francisco-based startup reached the 19th ranking in Open Sea’s 7-Day Volume ranking by late Wednesday, February 20th.


Two fanatic cultures — crypto and sneakers — eloped in the dawn of 2020. Time will tell if the lucrative art of collectible footwear and burgeoning egalitarian network of blockchain will launch new ways for both communities to grow and collaborate.

One San Francisco startup is hedging bets it will.

SneakrCred sets 23 sneaker design tokens in auction January 20th to officially launch blockchain’s first global sneaker design creation and exchange portal with plans to link a SneakerDAO, a governance platform by and for the sneaker community, to follow. The SneakrCred auction gives designers rights to blank sneaker templates to…


Baseball pitcher. Photograph by Jose Francisco Morales/Unsplash.
Baseball pitcher. Photograph by Jose Francisco Morales/Unsplash.
Photo by Jose Francisco Morales/Unsplash

Hip hop artists and investors Hakeem “Chamillionaire” Seriki, and Earl T. “E40” Stevens as well as “Shark Tank” investor Daymond John garnered headlines — across black and mainstream media — recently in announcing a forthcoming $100k prize pitch-deck competition. The contest is specifically designed to address the dirge of funding afforded to women, minorities of color, and black people who are spearheading startup ventures. The deadline for submission is December 6th for this pitch deck competition.

Numerically, black technology startup founders face disparaging odds when it comes to netting adequate funding for their ventures. In analyzing the 2017 year —…


Black man wearing all black clothing sitting on top of a roof with cloudy grey skies behind him. A photo by Chase Fade.
Black man wearing all black clothing sitting on top of a roof with cloudy grey skies behind him. A photo by Chase Fade.
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The beauty of working in blockchain (or any form of technology) is when faced with a problem the primary goal is to fix the problem.

Black people in blockchain and cryptocurrency had a problem. Our only hope for news coverage was to appear on some news reporter’s or blogger’s list. Someone, somewhere, generally around Black History Month is when a black technologist might “get listed.”

For the past two years, such black blockchain lists have ranged from odd numbers such as Top 3 to 6, and a whopping Top 10 whereas other blockchain professionals may also be listed but also…

Deidra Ramsey McIntyre

Black People & Cryptocurrency Founder. 1990s Journalist turned dotcomer. One time Brooklyn public high school teacher. Now, Bitcoin believer and blockchainer.

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