Esoteric Selections
Esoteric Selections

Esoteric Selections

From the deep reaches of the inner mind, to the lighthearted musings of a friendly conversation, to investing and crypto ramblings, to reflections on pop culture phenomenona: assorted subjects and scattered connections.

Musk reveals Tesla's guidelines to resume Bitcoin payments

14 Jun 2021 1 minute read 5 comments RocketEnthusiast

A full ten days had passed since the Elon Musk has tweeted about Bitcoin. Amid calls for regulation on cryptocurrencies and accusations that his tweets may violate SEC rules, perhaps it makes sense that he has been silent. Until today. After being op...

Cryptocurrencies only gain legitimacy as calls for regulation loom

12 Jun 2021 1 minute read 1 comment RocketEnthusiast

Cryptocurrencies have entered a bit of a lull after an overall massive bull run in 2020. While the all-time highs have passed (for now), the subject of crypto is still red hot. While Elon Musk has taken a break from tweeting about Bitcoin, Dogecoin,...

Jimmy Buffett, Bitcoin & unscalpable concert tickets?

11 Jun 2021 1 minute read 0 comments RocketEnthusiast

Soon you'll be able to eat a "Cheeseburger in Paradise" and have a drink at the "5 O'Clock Somewhere" Bar at the new $370 million Margaritaville Resort on the island of Manhattan. Legendary singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett is bringing his laid back, i...

Well played, Coinbase, well played!

10 Jun 2021 1 minute read 2 comments RocketEnthusiast

One month ago today, Dogecoin was cooling off an all-time high of 0.683135 as the world anticipated "the Dogefather" Elon Musk's appearance on Saturday Night Live. Among the discussions at the time was why the alt-coin wasn't supported on the Coinbas...

Icahn, Trump, Musk, and Wood: varying opinions on Bitcoin & daily update

9 Jun 2021 2 minute read 0 comments RocketEnthusiast

Billionaire Carl Icahn recently spoke with Bloomberg Television on May 26, 2021 in an extended interview, covering a range of topics from meme stocks to cryptocurrencies. Icahn currently holds no cryptocurrencies. When questioned about what it would...

The SPAC frenzy has cooled, but here's one I continue to buy & hold

8 Jun 2021 2 minute read 0 comments RocketEnthusiast

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) had a renaissance year in 2020. In a nutshell, a SPAC or "blank check company" raises money via sales of units (which are typically comprised of one common share and a fractional warrant). That money is t...

Five More Underrated Tom Petty Songs (1990-2006)

8 Jun 2021 2 minute read 0 comments RocketEnthusiast

Last week, I shared my favorite five underrated Tom Petty Songs from 1976-1989. In 1989, Petty released his first solo album Full Moon Fever which garnered critical acclaim. To me, none of the tracks really fit my "underrated" criteria - essentially...

13 Skeleton Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone

7 Jun 2021 1 minute read 1 comment RocketEnthusiast

Bones. Calcium carbonate and calcium phosphate. Some of my favorite skeletons include that of Aaron Kelly from Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, the "Partytime" Skeleton from the 1985 film Return of the Living Dead, and of course Smitty Werbenjägerm...

51 years ago today - Syd Barrett's one & only live solo performance

6 Jun 2021 2 minute read 1 comment RocketEnthusiast

On June 6, 1970, former Pink Floyd frontman Syd Barrett played his first (and what would prove to be his last) concert as a solo artist. Today marks the 51st anniversary of that strange, yet intriguing performance. Barrett, accompanied on stage by Pi...

El Salvadorian President Bukele claims Bitcoin will bring "financial inclusion"

6 Jun 2021 1 minute read 1 comment RocketEnthusiast

Earlier today, President Nayib Bukele announced his intentions to make Bitcoin legal tender in El Salvador. If passed, this move would make the cryptocurrency an official currency. President Bukele is clearly very bullish on BTC and is touting its ut...