Crypto, Economics, and Geopolitics

Crypto, Economics, and Geopolitics

Articles that look at crypto from a broader perspective.

Will people ever actually use Bitcoin as a real currency?

24 Jan 2021 1 minute read 1 comment Fredwriter

I just saw an article here that got me thinking: Will people ever actually use crypto as currency? I mean, will we ever reach a point where people actually use crypto to buy things instead of just as a speculative asset or an investment? I think the...

Movie Review: Paris, Texas

31 Oct 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Fredwriter

A few months ago, I saw Harry Dean Stanton in Lucky, a film about a nonagenerian who confronts his own mortality and which was, ironically and appropriately, his last. Stanton is one of those actors you recognize from supporting roles, the type you e...

Fiat, Liquidity, and the Future of Crypto

8 Apr 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Fredwriter

The Long-Term Value of Fiat On a recent Reddit AMA, Financier Ray Dalio cast doubt on the USD's long-term prospects as a store of value. According to Dalio, who heads up mega hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, the strong dollar is a reflection of the...

MIT Creates $100 Ventilator

7 Apr 2020 1 minute read 4 comments Fredwriter

MIT's new ventilator idea could be exactly what the doctor ordered, especially in poor countries will have no chance of meeting their need for the devices as the pandemic grows. The design is based on a class project completed by MIT students a decad...

Coronavirus Fallout and Long-term Prospects for Crypto

5 Apr 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Fredwriter

There has been a lot of speculating about what the long-term prospects are for crypto when the current Covid crisis is resolved and the dust begins settling from all of this economic upheaval. Although alt-coins were hit especially hard, trading is s...