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.


What Would Constitute Checkmate?

27 Apr 2023 3 minute read 2 comments davidgyoung

This post is a thought experiment simply looking at what, if anything, would signal that Bitcoin has achieved Checkmate with respect to the status quo attempts to defeat, eliminate, delay, and otherwise obstruct it.  In other words, what might or cou...

Bitcoin Hitting All Time Highs In Certain Metrics

5 Apr 2023 1 minute read 0 comments davidgyoung

It's not going away Senator Warren.  Check out the charts below pertaining to the Bitcoin hash rate and Bitcoin wallets and levels of BTC stored.  Here are some recent relevant posts related to this topic: Did The Bitcoin Price/Volume Trend Change Ye...

StartEngine Raises That Intrigue Us - April 2023

2 Apr 2023 1 minute read 0 comments davidgyoung

This is NOT investment advice.  Investing in startups is risky whether it is via StartEngine or any of the other platforms.  Liquidity may or may not be an option for an extended period of time.  Let's see if we can toss out a few names on a monthly...

Treasury Secretary Instructs Public To Withdraw Funds From Banks?

23 Mar 2023 2 minute read 4 comments davidgyoung

The purpose of this post is to merely share what has taken place this week during "the most important Fed meeting ever".  Powell gave a fairly dovish outlook and more or less did what we expected which was to confirm the market expectations (25 bps h...

What Is Needed To Unleash The Next Mega Bull - Update/Part 3

17 Mar 2023 5 minute read 13 comments davidgyoung

This is a follow up to the first two iterations where we pondered what it would take to launch BTC into a new mega bull run.  Not crypto.  Bitcoin.  This is not financial advice.  These are merely ideas, analyses, and thoughts from someone without an...

Is This It? - Credit Default Swaps, Bailouts, and Bitcoin

13 Mar 2023 1 minute read 4 comments davidgyoung

$25 Billion and just like that the first shots were fired.  The Fed and Treasury blinked pretty damn quickly if you ask us, considering just last week JPow was on The Hill bloviating about "higher for longer".  So, all systems go and rocket launch ti...

Compelling Thought Experiment on How To Value Bitcoin - CDS

9 Mar 2023 2 minute read 1 comment davidgyoung

Though we always avoid emphasizing any one person or even entity for that matter, like anyone else perhaps we do value the views and content from certain folks a lot more than others.  Peter Thiel and Matt Kratter come to mind, as does Greg Foss.  Gr...

Bitcoin and Lightning Network Adoption - Hard Data

9 Mar 2023 2 minute read 9 comments davidgyoung

This post checks in on overall Bitcoin adoption and more specifically adoption and integration of the Lightning Network.  To be clear and reiterate again - our stance is that likely no more than 1-2 L1 chains survive and possibly 2-4 over the long te...

StartEngine Raises That Intrigue Us - March 2023

1 Mar 2023 1 minute read 2 comments davidgyoung

This is NOT investment advice.  Investing in startups is risky whether it is via StartEngine or any of the other platforms.  Liquidity may or may not be an option for an extended period of time.  Let's see if we can toss out a few names on a monthly...

What Is Needed To Unleash The Next Mega Bull - Update/Part 2

27 Feb 2023 4 minute read 9 comments davidgyoung

Below you will see a prior article extracted partially here and shown verbatim along with an update since that time of publication.  This is not financial advice nor any type of prediction on where Bitcoin may or may not trade today, a week from now,...