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How Crypto is Solving the Onboarding Problem

Getting people into crypto is difficult… Start a conversation and you’ll hear that Bitcoin isn’t real money, it’s only good for tax evaders or my favorite: my friend’s brother’s cousin told me it’s a scam. It’s fascinating, the expanse of excuses people have for not embracing a paradigm changing technology. But forget them, what about […]

Why Bitcoin is a Water Lily

The water lily analogy has its stem in The Slight Edge, an excellent book I would recommend to anyone. The premise is that even a doubling of progress leads to only marginal improvements in the beginning. The water lily doubles its covering of a pond for many days in a row, and for many days in […]

Mercenaries vs. Missionaries

Credit where it’s due, the phrase “mercenaries vs. missionaries” comes from the formidable Ryan Selkis. Maybe he borrowed it from someone else, I can’t say. In any case, it’s a great way to express an idea that occurred to me a month or two ago. Let’s have a look. The Problem with Ripple Ripple (the […]

Two Long Term Investing Strategies for Bitcoin

Trading is flashy as hell but when you look at the numbers, the wealthiest financier on the planet is a value investor. Warren Buffets buys assets he believes to be under priced and he holds them for years or decades. This is how he grew Berkshire Hathaway into the powerhouse it now is. Interestingly, unlike […]

How to Not Get Hacked: The 80/20 Rule in Crypto

It’s been around for more than a hundred years, it’s the 80/20 rule. I’ll assume you’re familiar with it. If you’re not you don’t read enough. So how can we apply it to crypto? It’s simple, just do these two things and there’s an overwhelming chance you’ll never lose any of your coins. Even if […]

Two Unique Ways to Look at Bitcoin

You can think of Bitcoin as a currency, a way to pay for things, which it definitely is. But it’s more than that too. Bitcoin is the first digital creation that cannot be copied. Let that sink in. Until Bitcoin was invented even the best copyright protection software could be cracked. You can go, you could go, […]

Everything Wrong with Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency is going to change the world. Just kidding, cryptocurrency is a shitshow with more obstacles to overcome than a Navy SEAL on his first day of training.   I thought I’d write this up because of something I just read. A piece mentioned Charlie Munger and Charlie Munger mentioned that in order to have […]

Why Does Decentralization Even Matter?

If you’re in the crypto community then you’re probably so sick of the world decentralization you’d like to smack me for even saying it. I get that but I also have a question. Something that I think a lot of people struggle with but are not willing to admit. Why does decentralization matter?  It’s an […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Cryptocurrency

Hey gents, a few people have asked me about cryptocurrency lately. As it’s something I’ve spent a couple of hundred hours studying I think I can offer some insights. I’m no Vitalik or Satoshi and I cannot read code but maybe that’s a good thing, it means I’ll keep things nice and simple. For this […]