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Daniel Goldman

I’m a polymath and a rōnin scholar. That is to say that I enjoy studying many different topics. Find more at http://danielgoldman.us

Joined June 2019 306 Followers

Daniel Goldman

Gods Unchained Understands TCG Tokenomics

24 Oct 2019 2 minute read Daniel Goldman

I’ve written a few articles on tokenomics in the past. One thing that’s bothered me with many systems is that they create numerous tokens that just sit around. They create a lot of junk material. It’s a problem that MTG has always had. There are so m...

There’s [Probability] Theory, and Then There’s Reality

21 Oct 2019 3 minute read Daniel Goldman

Mathematicians sometimes forget that real life doesn’t always function like mathematical objects do. Expected value is an important concept in mathematics, as well as topics of epidemiology and public health, economics and finance, project man...

America and Italy, a Story Written in Ancient Rome?

17 Oct 2019 4 minute read Daniel Goldman

Trump has a habit of saying things that are really stupid, or at least things that sound stupid. Many people think that he really is an idiot. I’m not sure. A common rule of thumb is to never attribute to malice that which can adequately be explained...

A Deeper Look into Gods Unchained

14 Oct 2019 5 minute read Daniel Goldman

Gods Unchained is a collectible trading card game built on the Ethereum blockchain. It's a fairly large product and could be a major competitor to Blizzard's Hearthstone, especially as Blizzard comes under fire for its recent ban of a player who spok...

Alternatives to Blizzard and Hearthstone

10 Oct 2019 2 minute read Daniel Goldman

Regardless of how you feel about Blizzard's decision to ban a player and two interviewers, it's good to have alternatives to keep you busy. I'm a huge fan of crypto based trading card games, in part because collectibles and item trading games are whe...

The Blockchain Cutie Toolkit Mechanic is Looking Like a Mistake

10 Oct 2019 4 minute read Daniel Goldman

The developers of the Blockchain Cuties game like to limit the drop rate of items by using a hard cap. While hard caps and drop rates can both increase rarity of items. While there is still a lot of information that is unavailable, the toolkits neede...

Blizzard Under Fire For Banning a Player

10 Oct 2019 3 minute read Daniel Goldman

After a player supported Hong Kong, Blizzard illegally and evilly threw him out. Well okay. That’s not quite it. If you were to read the news, a lot of journalists are making it sound like Blizzard randomly threw a player under the bus simply for s...

The Earth Species

27 Sep 2019 3 minute read Daniel Goldman

While it’s common to think of our biosphere as consisting of numerous species, biologists have long struggled with figuring out what the hell they mean by the word. But there is a potential definition that works quite well. The Issue It’s a common...

Pawedcast in Print Episode #54: Pre-spoops and Democracy

26 Sep 2019 2 minute read Daniel Goldman

Bullet Points Maybe this week's title was not the best choice. Hmm... Tavern beta started today, so the update should be "soon" (week or two). The recycler beta should have a larger pool of beta testing. Still no exact date for when that starts. New...

Writing on publish0x: A Guide for Medium Writers

22 Sep 2019 5 minute read Daniel Goldman

I started writing on Medium at the end of January. It seemed like a decent platform at first, but I quickly came to realize that it had significant flaws, especially in its failure to maintain a high degree of transparency and ethical standards. Ther...