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Images of the Fiat Money End Game

6 Aug 2020 1 minute read 1 comment jer979!!

tl;dr: Is the Economist the tombstone for fiat? A cover that will life in infamy. Someone asked me the other day, “are you excited about Bitcoin’s rise?” My answer: “I’m really much more saddened by the fact that people are having their wealth and pu...

Money Printing and Climate Destruction

4 Aug 2020 2 minute read 1 comment jer979!!

tl;dr: Efforts to save the economy are going to accelerate climate destruction. The uncomfortable paradox. As I write this, we are on the cusp of yet another stimulus bill from the US government. the Fed is meeting, and yesterday, they announced the...

The Surveillance Economy Rebellion

4 Aug 2020 2 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: The digital personal protection market and the surveillance economy. A new image cloaking tool hits the market. Among privacy advocates, the question is often posed: When will ‘regular’ people care about privacy? When will people recognize t...

Token Engineers Make It Better

1 Aug 2020 4 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Underappreciated and misunderstood, the token engineers of today merge best practices with the unique elements of crypto-economic systems. They will be the heroes of tomorrow. Amidst all of the excitement around crypto-economic systems, decent...

The SEC’s Faster Horse

31 Jul 2020 3 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: The desired outcome is noble, but the SEC’s latest regulatory initiatives only serve to highlight the inherent weaknesses when compared to the native strengths of crypto-economic systems.. There was an op-ed in the WSJ a few days ago by the cu...

CareFirst, Insurance Disruption, and the Zen of Faxing

29 Jul 2020 4 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: a simple change being anything but simple turns a health insurance management problem into a moment of reflection. By way of a fax machine. I needed to make one change to our health insurance policy. All I wanted to do was switch the “Primary...

When Your Rep is “On Chain”

28 Jul 2020 3 minute read 1 comment jer979!!

tl;dr: Anyone can claim to be a Navy SEAL. But not everyone is. On personal reputation systems and a zero trust world. I receive an unsolicited email from a recruiter the other day. He was inquiring as to whether NSM was hiring and, if so, were we lo...

Carl Jung and the 4th Dimension of Time

27 Jul 2020 4 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Time marches on and through. The enemy of time lies within each of us. “What if I should discover that the poorest of the beggars and the most impudent of offenders are all within me; and that I stands in need of the aims of my own kindness,...

Why Crypto-Economic Systems will be more secure

24 Jul 2020 3 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Follow the money. The devs and hackers going after bug bounties certainly will. One of my favorite authors in the crypto space is Trent McConaghy, CTO of Ocean Protocol (discl: I own a tiny amount of it) I recently read one of his latest posts...

China, Chops, and Private Keys

23 Jul 2020 2 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Turns out that the Chinese already get the idea of crypto private keys. They’ve been using it for centuries. There was a fascinating article in the WSJ a few days ago entitled The Real Power Brokers In China: Those Who Wield the Rubber Stamps ...