How Do You Use MetaMask after the Extension Itself Has Been Installed?

Problem scenario
You installed the MetaMask extension on a web browser. You cannot seem to locate it or open it. How do you use MetaMask now?

Solution
Click on the extensions icon of your web browser. If you click on extensions or are viewing your browser's extensions and you do not see it, go to Extensions, and choose the allow option for "Run in Private Windows." This should make it visible for you (even if you were not necessarily opening a private window).

Venezuelans Use Cryptocurrency to Deal with Inflation

Valiu [a cryptocurrency app] uses pesos to buy cryptocurrency that it then sells on LocalBitcoins, a global peer-to-peer site for trading tokens in local currencies.
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“When the power is out in Venezuela, when internet service is down,… [a cryptocurrency app]… has a huge impact on how long it takes to send a remittance to one’s family,” said Toro, who quit working as a university security guard because his monthly salary could not even pay for a day’s groceries.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/6/22/with-venezuelas-economy-in-crisis-cryptocurrency-fills-the-gaps

Cryptocurrency is Used at Retailers in Africa

Brick-and-mortar stores in Africa can accept cryptocurrency.

The introduction of bitcoin to Pick n Pay's stores is likely to have a significant impact on the broader bitcoin payments landscape in South Africa.

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/south-african-retail-giant-pick-n-pay-now-accepts-bitcoin-payments-at-all-locations

Cryptocurrency is Helping Lebanon Deal with Inflation

Lebanese buy groceries with USDT and mine crypto, as their country’s financial system has collapsed.

https://www.binance.com/en/square/post/44938

…stablecoins are used as an interim measure, offering easy access to dollar, serving as a stepping stone amid the crisis.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/digital-assets/2024/02/02/lebanons-economic-rebirth-through-bitcoin/?sh=6b62e50a73fa

Why Does Clicking on a Norton Link for Power Eraser Take You to a Bootable Recovery Option?

Problem scenario
You got an error message about needing Norton Power Eraser (and that a common reason for installation failure of Norton is an infected computer). You clicked on the link and got a message about a boot recovery application with an .iso file. What should you do as it does not seem to match?

Solution
Ignore the link in the Norton app. To get Norton Power Eraser, you can go to Norton's site.

Once you have the application open on your desktop, you may want to go to "Settings" to include the Rootkit scan before you start the scanning process.

Is There a Non-custodial Exchange That Supports Trezor Holding Arbitrum?

Problem scenario
Is there a non-custodial exchange that allows you to exchange Arbitrum coins with a Trezor wallet?

Solution
Yes. There are at least three: stealthex.io, Exchang.io and changenow.io.

Warning: Trezor does not natively support Arbitrum. Therefore you would have to import your wallet to something like MetaMask. You would have to give another party your recovery seed. You may not want to use Arbitrum with Trezor if you do not want to give your recovery seed to someone else (e.g., a software wallet application).

Is There a Non-custodial Exchange That Supports Trezor?

Problem scenario
Uniswap, Sushiswap, DyDX do not support Trezor. Is there a non-custodial exchange that integrates with Trezor?

Solution
Yes, Changelly, Exchang.io, stealthex.io and changenow.io.
Non-custodial exchanges require you to send the cryptocurrency to an exchange (as a deposit). The new coins will then be deposited.

What Do You Do if Norton 360 Does Not Open?

Problem scenario
You double click on Norton 360, and it does not launch. What should you do?

Possible solution #1
Update Norton 360 by downloading it and using the download manager to upgrade your installation.

Possible solution #2
Remove Norton 360 with Norton Remove and Uninstall Tool:
https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/v60392881
The uninstallation process can take 20 to 25 minutes.

Will You Ever Be Able to Get ARB Sent to Your Wallet’s Ethereum Address?

One of the following apply to you:

Problem scenario #1
You sent ARB to an Ethereum address of you wallet. You cannot find it on the wallet. What should you do?

Problem scenario #2 (a more generic problem)
If you sent coins to an ethereum-based address of a Trezor wallet, but you are not using Metamask for those coins, can you create a new MetaMask wallet or do you need to import an existing wallet to get those coins?

Problem scenario #3
You want to know if you sent coins to a Trezor wallet that are not natively supported, are the coins lost? The wallet supported the blockchain type (e.g., ethereum).

Solution
You may need to import your wallet into MetaMask or a third party wallet (e.g., with the recovery seed). For ethereum-based cryptocurrencies, Trezor can give you an [ethereum] address. To view your balance of Arbitrum, you would need to import your wallet into MetaMask or a third party wallet. It is not the end of the world if you already sent ARB to an ethereum-based address without registering it with an ARB balance, but you would have to input your recovery key into a software wallet. After that you need to send a new amount of Arbitrum (regardless of how much as long as it is more than zero coins) to the wallet to trigger the original transaction's balance to appear. The first balance may be invisible until the second transaction happens after you use a wallet that supports ARB. Your total balance should be viewable after you do this. Recovery word seeds can be reset if you can put all your cold storage coins onto hot exchanges, then do a factory reset of the physical device.

How Do You Compare Investing in Precious Metals, and Gold with the U.S. Stock Market?

Problem scenario
Given that platinum and palladium are relatively cheap compared to previous years, you want to compare investing in precious metals with the stock market and other asset classes. What should you do to see historical trends?

Solution
Use https://www.portfoliovisualizer.com/backtest-asset-class-allocation