Alternative Investing

Alternative Investing

This blog will explore ideas, news, and other interesting information related to alternative investing. Though we may discuss general macro finance, investing, economic issues and even more traditional investments like equities, bonds, and RE - the main focus will be on other options such as crowdfunding, crypto, collectibles, and more.

Arago and Tezos Open Up Doors For Photographers and Art Collectors

9 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments davidgyoung

We've all wondered at some point how licensing and compensation works with digital images and the internet.  Although there are agencies and structures in place to help rights owners monetize, the reality is it's somewhat of the wild west out there. ...

Bitcoin Illiquid Supply Pokes Above All Time High

4 Nov 2021 1 minute read 1 comment davidgyoung

The chart and associated data here is courtesy of Glassnode, which does an excellent job providing useful information to the community and ecosystem.  What you are looking at, in a nutshell, is an assessment of how much supply of BTC is readily avail...

OneOf and Tezos Picking Up Momentum: Grammy Awards and Chief Keef X

2 Nov 2021 1 minute read 3 comments davidgyoung

Previously we opined on the growing momentum seen in Tezos contract calls, and the tangible use to address specific needs such as the emerging use case of voting.  There are a couple of other recent events surrounding the booming NFT marketplace and...

What Are People Actually Using Lightning Network For?

2 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments davidgyoung

In a follow up to our recent look inside the Lightning Network, let's take a look at what people are actually doing with the Layer 2 protocol.  Again, we draw on the excellent work from Arcane Research: As noted above, the highest growth rates in th...

Bond Trader Pegs Bitcoin at $20 Million Per Coin

31 Oct 2021 1 minute read 2 comments davidgyoung

Greg Foss had a prior price target for Bitcoin set at $2M/coin.  After hearing about the FDIC opening the gates for banks to store and hold Bitcoin as collateral, the esteemed bond trader from Canada upped his target by 10x to $20 Million/coin.  Fos...

Inside The State Of The Lightning Network

25 Oct 2021 1 minute read 0 comments davidgyoung

Let's dive into the great report published by Arcane Research and supported generously by OpenNode.  Many of the graphs and datasets seen here are the work of Arcane Research and we want to ensure we give them full credit.  This report published in O... Validates Voting Using Tezos With 80 Global Universities

11 Oct 2021 1 minute read 0 comments davidgyoung

We see two of the biggest themes set to dominate the crypto world over the next couple of years as the following: 1) the underestimation of how impactful the Bitcoin Lightning Network is, and 2) the collision between Ethereum along with it's white la...

An Impact So Big On Bitcoin It's As If It Were A Volcanic Eruption

3 Oct 2021 2 minute read 0 comments davidgyoung

Some folks are never quite content with Bitcoin.  It should do this or it should do that.  It went up too much and plunged or it didn't go up enough.  For some high priests self anointed to the upper echelons of those who decide everything for us mer...

Tezos Contract Calls Explode To Another New All Time Monthly High in September

2 Oct 2021 1 minute read 7 comments davidgyoung

Some keep saying it is a "ghost chain" while many others obsess over the latest "partnership announcements" or a promise of one day releasing smart contracts on yet another white labeled version of Ethereum.  Meanwhile, more and more participants are...

This Is How Artists Will Release Music Eventually

30 Sep 2021 1 minute read 0 comments davidgyoung

As many of us know, after all the lawyers, publicists, promoters, and other middlemen get their cut the musician is generally left with very little - and that was back when people were still purchasing "hard assets" like CDs.  Now, with the streams a...