Seeking to make economics and crypto easier to understand. The more we understand, the better we invest.

Shoddy Crypto Media and the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect

25 Jan 2022 2 minute read 3 comments Bread

What is something you know a lot about? It might be Star Wars, or football, or physics, or maybe a niche cryptocurrency. Regardless, you know enough that when you read a news article about that topic, it's easy to quickly tell whether the writer kno...

Women and Children! The 'New Crisis' in Afghanistan

24 Aug 2021 2 minute read 6 comments Bread

'Think of the women and children!' You've probably witnessed multiple media outlets simultaneously focusing on the plight of women and children in Afghanistan.  Where this is coming from and why now?  Let's keep it short and simple. Wikileaks releas...

The New Nightmare of Central Bank Digital Currencies

20 Aug 2021 6 minute read 7 comments Bread

A Twisted Tale Imagine one day you walk into a local grocer, grab a few items from the shelves, then head over to the checkout. The cashier scans your items like normal, and you pull out your card to pay. But as you tap your card, a message flashes u...

The Crypto Taxman Commeth: Incoming US Regulation

3 Aug 2021 2 minute read 5 comments Bread

The latest US Government Infrastructure Bill, apart from costing a ridiculous $1 trillion dollars that the government will have to borrow from the Federal Reserve (who prints it out of thin air as usual), contains some bad news for crypto. I know, yo...

Getting Non-Tech Friends into Crypto: A Simple Four-Step Strategy

1 Jul 2021 5 minute read 4 comments Bread

Cryptocurrency. The very word tends to fill the average person with fear, particularly the less technically literate. Some have heard the word 'Bitcoin' and know a little bit about it, but mention Ethereum, Ripple or Monero and you'll basically end u...

BASEL III, Gold and Bitcoin: Big moves in the Banking World

15 Jun 2021 3 minute read 6 comments Bread

Introduction Basel III is a big deal for gold-bugs, a big deal for central banks, a big deal for macroeconomics and potentially a big deal for crypto, but odds are you probably haven't heard of it. Let's take a quick look together, I'll do my best to...