You stop seeing the typical Nigerian tweets

So you mean no one is insulting another person’s daddy over a small disagreement? Where am I?

But you see “.eth” everywhere

Once you start seeing usernames that end with “(3,3)”, mentally take off your shoes and brace yourself. You’re at the entrance to crypto Twitter.

You don’t understand anything

Just know you’ll start seeing words that make no sense. You’ll scroll through your feed thinking “Wetin be FUD?” and “Which one is GMI again? Golden Morn?” 

Everyone talks like they have money

It doesn’t matter that the market is down and everyone’s wallet is in tears. Once a rich person, always a rich person.

You start seeing “fiat” too often

On top of that, they constantly shade the paper money you still don’t have.

Memes… everywhere!

Nobody makes jokes like crypto folks. So, if you start seeing too many memes, you’re probably in crypto Twitter. Even if everything else vexes you, you can at least laugh at the memes.

They say if you can’t beat them, join them. To join crypto Twitter, you need to first own some crypto yourself. You can do this easily on the Luno app, which allows you buy cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum. Download the app and sign up to get started.

Crypto Dictionary

(3,3) – “Good morning”

FUD – Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt

Fiat – Paper currencies like naira, dollar etc.

GMI – “Gonna make it?”



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