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I try to limit myself to blockchain, cryptography, privacy and the like. I do just go on, though.


Afghanistan, eh? Bummer, huh? Whatareyagonadoo?

7 Sep 2021 1 minute read 0 comments CaptainMidday

Taliban, yeah? It's a damn shame. I mean, I cannot help but think if we had given it just, I don't know, maybe even just 3/4 of another decade. I really was seeing a turnaround there during random-president's tenure. Sheesh. Bummer, right? But what d...

You're getting a raise!

5 Sep 2021 2 minute read 0 comments CaptainMidday

Never mind if real inflation of the USD (and friends) is coming or not. You can set the "likelihood" to whatever value you want. Let's just stop and think about some of the implications. If income earners get "richer", in terms of numbers, in USD (th...

The confusing world of NFTs for the uninitiated

3 Sep 2021 2 minute read 5 comments CaptainMidday

Now, mind you, I am only so initiated myself. I have a weird theory that I'm going to try and lay out (imperfectly) and I am feeling more full of shit than usual, so humor me. Gedanken! (who sneezed?) After literally centuries of all manor of "intell...

Crypto up or Fiat down?

2 Sep 2021 1 minute read 0 comments CaptainMidday

Serious question, yall. If crypto up and fiat down, aside from 'good for hodlers, bad for haters', what does that mean in a "broader" sense? Is crypto going up or is fiat going down? And...how would you know the difference, viewing fiat as "all globa...

The Custodial Middle-Way

23 Aug 2021 4 minute read 0 comments CaptainMidday

With crypto wallets, the "custodial" idea gets jeers from all the true believers: It's just like banks! Why even bother! Why? Because custodial has not been outlawed and is a concept that has been around since before we became the species we are. It'...

Tax Jam (or "Taxocalypse?")

22 Aug 2021 3 minute read 2 comments CaptainMidday

How many kazillion conversions from "crypto" to "dollar" of some sort are there out there already? When I buy a pack of gum using my Centralized Exchange Visa Credit Card, that's a taxable event, right? I get a nice report I am sure, but it stands, d...

Alice's (and Bob's) Tax Shelter

22 Aug 2021 6 minute read 5 comments CaptainMidday

Consider the following sequence of events: An owner of a small restaurant in Cincinnati, who spends a fair share of time doing paperwork and "compliance" tasks for her twelve employees also happens to be a crypto-savvyness 1%-er. She knows all that n...