NFTs and DeFi overturn a banker’s generational curse of poverty in 2 years



Brenda Gentry, a former USAA mortgage underwriter from Texas, believes that the cryptocurrency ecosystem presents a preventing likelihood to beat the generational curse of poverty. 

Gentry, a.okay.a. MsCryptoMom, left her decade-long job as a banker to pursue a full-time crypto profession as her preliminary investments from early 2020 confirmed the “unprecedented alternatives provided by crypto.” She presently runs Gentry Media Productions, a agency that advises decentralized finance (DeFi) and nonfungible token (NFT) initiatives — producing as much as 20 ether (ETH) every month, practically $50,000 on the time of writing.

Talking to Cointelegraph, Gentry recollected the second she first purchased crypto:

“It was early 2020 in the course of the lockdown. I purchased Bitcoin, Ethereum and Hyperlink on Coinbase. After I began, I nearly gave up a number of occasions. I simply need to assist others have a extra streamlined option to get into crypto.”

With this early funding, Gentry additionally devoted her time to studying about DeFi, which ultimately led her to spend money on altcoins. Acknowledging the massive studying curve into crypto, the entrepreneur offers instructional content material via her web site, including:

“I’m additionally internet hosting seminars to coach most of the people about navigating on this area and issues to look out for when looking for good NFT initiatives or DeFi tokens, and likewise the best way to rapidly detect scams or rug pulls.”

Gentry’s youthful daughter and enterprise associate Imani informed Cointelegraph concerning the rising curiosity in crypto inside her buddy circle. She mentioned:

“A pattern that was attention-grabbing for me to look at was folks following tendencies — each one making their very own initiatives & 10k collections as a result of they noticed the end result.”

What might come as a shock to many, Gentry didn’t have a Plan B, however solely the ethical help of her household, earlier than committing to restart her profession as the brand new proprietor of Bundlesbets, a DeFi platform devoted to sports activities betting. “My husband and daughters inspired me to pursue my goals full time and I’m comfortable I did,” she added.

“I don’t need anybody to be left behind.” Giving again to the group, Gentry intends to assist speed up breaking down the generational curses of poverty all over the world. This 12 months, she plans to go to her house nation Kenya and equip her nonprofit group Educate a Baby “with data about this new asset class and the alternatives that blockchain know-how affords.”

For folks desirous to comply with go well with, Gentry advises researching this area first earlier than leaping in. Based on her, one should perceive the unhealthy facet of crypto to keep away from getting scammed, a priority most related for brand spanking new traders:

“With regards to investing in crypto, the chance to achieve monetary freedom is nicely value the fee to look at a couple of instructional crypto YouTube movies or learn a guide on this matter.”

The 19-year-old Imani believes that crypto would be the future actuality. Addressing the youthful era, she concluded:

“Take time to be taught and become involved within the area, and even educate your dad and mom, siblings and others, as blockchain know-how and cryptocurrencies are disruptive applied sciences that may require a serious paradigm shift in the way in which we presently take into consideration centralized finance and fiat cash.”

Associated: An Indonesian 22-year-old makes $1M by promoting NFT selfies on OpenSea

Sultan Gustaf Al Ghozali, an Indonesian faculty pupil, reportedly made one million {dollars} by promoting NFT variations of his selfies on the OpenSea NFT market.

As Cointelegraph reported, a few of Ghozali’s selfie NFTs bought for 0.9 ETH, value roughly $3,000. Ghozali’s assortment subsequently reached a complete commerce quantity of 317 ETH, equal to greater than $1 million.