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Commentary on fairly recent and potential future events.


For Ukraine to Win This War, Russia Must Loose it - This Has Already Happened

5 Mar 2022 5 minute read 2 comments VVoytila

Power is a fickle thing for something that promises ability to control. Military strength is a type of power that can be exerted in two ways: during peace and at war. In peacetime military might is, perhaps counterintuitively, easier to measure. This...

So What is Statera?

17 Feb 2022 2 minute read 8 comments VVoytila

With the inclusion of a new reward coin to publish0x some of you might be wondering what that is and whether it is any good. As someone who has been a holder of Statera for quite some time I would like to share some general news/impressions with you,...

Kazakhstan Protests Cause BTC Crash

5 Jan 2022 2 minute read 1 comment VVoytila

DISCLAIMER: This post was written as events were unfolding and the author does not claim to have any first hand sources. I try not to consciously take sides in the political conflict unfolding in Kazakhstan right now.  This is very much hot commentar...

HEX and FARM are having a baby on the Polygon Network and you are invited

27 Oct 2021 3 minute read 0 comments VVoytila

So a while ago I posted about this airdrop opportunity that no one is posting about for some reason, but it was early in the morning and the post sank like a stone. Since this seems to be a neat opportunity, I would hate for people to miss out, so he...

The Case for Dishonesty: Why Compound Finance Should Pay the Full Price of Their Error

5 Oct 2021 2 minute read 2 comments VVoytila

This post originally started off as a comment to this one, however it grew to a size long enough to be published as a semi-standalone text. I suggest reading the informative and well-written piece that elicited this my small comment first (or instead...

Why Grimes "Reading" the Communist Manifesto is Irrelevant (but amusing)

3 Oct 2021 2 minute read 0 comments VVoytila

Apparently the rich man's poor man's wife going by the stage name of Grimes decided recently to end the zoomer e-tabloid wet dream that was her imminent trainwreck relationship with the most well-known African inventor and subsidy king, commonly unde...

Medical Neofeudalism: Why Covid is (not)Just Another Tax

7 Sep 2021 2 minute read 1 comment VVoytila

Think about it. The millions and millions of dollars flooding the medical sector from both private and public coffers. From manufacturers of surgical equipment (masks) to testing labs (all the mandatory tests) to the great pharmaceutical companies (v...

CrypTaliban: why the Afghanistan Withdrawal is (moderately) Good News for Crypto

19 Aug 2021 2 minute read 0 comments VVoytila

While the above picture is satire, what deserves comment is the fact that it is entirely believable. Those who have interacted with FinTech and challenger banks that offer some form of crypto holdings that you actually own will know that there is pe...

The Absent Tokenomics of Ride Rental

17 Aug 2021 2 minute read 1 comment VVoytila

Have you heard of Chainlink? Of course you have. It was the coin that, if we are to believe 4chan's infamous but equally glorious /biz/, a bunch of BTC whales considered good enough to pump. What we can say with certainty is that LINK is one of the f...

The Gap Between Ability and Possibility: How 'Power' Cannot be Judged.

16 Aug 2021 4 minute read 1 comment VVoytila

Allow me to start with a question which might not have an answer. Who is the most powerful woman in the world? Let's narrow it down to just two contenders who would probably make it to the top 5 with little controversy. Her Majesty the Queen Elizabet...