Hey everyone. I'm the new guy.

3년 전

Hello everyone! Seems like its the "thing" to do an introduction post, so here goes.

My name is Jeff (if somebody makes a reference to 22 jump street...) and I'm a male from the wonderful United States of America. I was raised in the beautiful (sort of) Chicago, Illinois. I'm a washed-up basketball player that doesn't know when to hang up the shoes. I just can't seem to stay away from the court for more than a couple days. It'll probably be the death of me some day. 😂

I have a beautiful wife and two beautiful daughters, with another on the way. Family is everything to me. I never knew my heart had such capacity to love until the birth of my first, and then second, daughter. My family is what gets me through the daily grind. I wake up and go to bed for them. Without them, I have no idea where I would be. Love you Jessica, Madison and Taylor! Here's a picture of me and my wife:

I'm a data analyst by trade and a crypto enthusiast by night. I really believe crypto is the way of the future (you'll definitely be hearing more about this in future posts). I love all things tech, constantly trying to stay up on the latest of this and that. I'm also a lover of food. Specifically, Italian food. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

All in all, I'm looking forward to interacting with a group of people who share the same interests as me. I'm not the most exciting individual on the planet, but I hope to make small contribution to this awesome social media platform.

Cheers!

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Welcome to Steemit!!

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Thanks xels! I'm excited to be here!

Welcome to the platform Jeff (not 22 Jump Street). Hope you like it here.
A little tip for steemit, it’s not about the quantity but the quality of your post! Cheers mate! Also remember, your #tags are as important as your post.
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Thanks siratl! I appreciate the advice!

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Welcome to Steemit, Jeff! I hope you'll like it here.

That's a lovely picture of you and your wife! And yes, Italian food is the way to go! :D

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Thanks nikolina!

Welcome to the wonderful world of Steemit (sort of)!

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Thanks! :)

Welcome to Steemit! Nice intro hmm handsome and beautiful wife, expect your girls are pretty!

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They're beautiful! Thanks!

Welcome to Steemit! Nice intro hmm handsome and beautiful wife, expect your girls are pretty!

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Welcome Jeff

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Thank you!!

Welcome to steemit @jchappe.

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Awesome! Thanks for the help!

You are awesome. Family first is the best. Love the pasta meme.

hallo jef... welcome to steem...nice to meet you....

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Hi! Thanks for welcoming me!

Hi Jeff, Looking forward to following your progress

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Thanks!

Welcome to steemit Jeff, and yes indeed your wife so pretty look like an actress, hope you enjoy on steemit later.

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Thank you! Me too!

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Welcome! to steemit Jeff I think you will be very interesting about the sport,I do flatland bmx and I know you will like what I do on the Bicycle,I'm going to follow you!

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Hey thanks! I've never done BMX but I am interested! I'll return the follow!

Hello and welcome! Most of the replies here are unfortunately bots. I go through introduceyourself posts manually though looking for promising new users. Your post caught my eye.

Why do you think crypto is the way of the future? What do you think about precious metals as another option? I'm curious what you think about the world's current economic situation too.

To me it is very dire, and we are on the verge of a global depression. Crypto will be one way for people to protect themselves when it happens too.

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Print it out in a font that is easily read, and then save it in a safe place. Then go into your Wallet, and from there click on Permissions. There you will find your other keys. Make sure to click the little buttons beside the appropriate ones to get the private keys. I would back those up as well.

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Click on the teal "selecting them" text.

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https://steempeak.com (If you're not already using this site, I highly recommend you do. It has a much better interface to the blockchain than the default Steemit.com site.)

https://steemian.info/signup-faq (This site is by @ drakos and has a ton of good information for new users to help them get started.)

https://steemd.com/ (This site is used to keep track of your voting power and other stats. You do not want to run out of voting power, and you only get so much per day. I keep my voting power around 80% for example. Also use it to look at the coding for other people's posts. If you see a formatting trick they use, you'll see the code for that trick within the post details on steemd.)

https://steem.makerwannabe.com/ (This site will tell you who follows you, who unfollows you, and who mutes you. It is great for meeting new people too. I regularly check it to see who has followed me and to see if I should follow them back.)

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nice to meet you "new guy"....I'm "old guy".....:)

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