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What if it just keeps going on?

22 Jul 2020 2 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: The Covid ‘trough of disillusionment’ is upon us. Buckle up. I rarely watch the network evening news, but every now and then, it’s worth it. Mostly just to get a sense of what is going on, since I tend to live in a bubble of my own making. Ton...

The Driver’s License Dividend

22 Jul 2020 2 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Insurance rates skyrocket with a teen driver, but there’s a dividend. Crazy as it may be to believe, I actually had a blogreader ask me if my daughter had passed the test for her driver’s license. I went on a long venting rant in The Driver’s...

Attention Muscles

17 Jul 2020 3 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: if you can’t control your attention, you can’t win the game, no matter what game it is. I’ve been thinking about the themes of the “Attention Economy” and the “Billion Channel Universe” for over a decade now. It was all based on a post I read...

It’s OK, we’ll wait

17 Jul 2020 2 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Know where you are on the adoption curve. Be aware of where others are. Behave accordingly. Easier said than done. There came a point in my journey of crypto exploration where I just kind of threw up my hands and said, “I really don’t care to...

When Private Property Dies…

15 Jul 2020 6 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Is private property at the root of society’s problems today? How might taxes evolve to be less of a drain on people? I read a fascinating article by Alastair Parvin called “A New Land Contract”. It puts forth the idea that a root cause of grow...

83 Tons of Fake Bitcoin…

14 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Bitcoin v. Gold. One of them can be counterfeited and seized. Back in September, I wrote about the Hamilton vs. Satoshi rap battle video that was making the rounds. “Centralized” vs. “decentralized” banking was the theme. I’m wondering if...

The Rise of Crypto-Morningstars

13 Jul 2020 1 minute read 2 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: a new crop of financial ratings firms is emerging in the crypto industry. A sign of maturation. There are traditional finance metrics like EPS, EBITDA, etc. for assessing the value of traditional organizations. Then, there are crypto-native fi...

GUESS WHAT WIN BAT #2 (and edition #1 winner) - EASIEST WAY TO WIN BAT IN THE WORLD

13 Jul 2020 1 minute read 33 comments Otek

Hi guys, first edition of GUESS WHAT WIN BAT game finished: https://www.publish0x.com/otek/guess-what-win-bat-1-2020-edition-easiest-way-to-win-bat-in-xqoqrgv We was try to guess what will be a Bitcoin Close price at the end of Friday 10.07.2020 on C...

Creativity and Virtual Water Coolers

10 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Allowing for randomness fosters creativity. The location, whether physical or digital, is what matters. One of the observations I’ve seen about the downsides of remote work is the lack of “random” interactions. You know, the kind that happen s...

TikTok and the Digital Cold War

9 Jul 2020 3 minute read 1 comment jer979!!

tl;dr: When the Internet is centralized at chokepoints, nation-states can engage in digital war games. India v. China in Round 1. I’ve long been concerned about the depths of penetration into American and Western society that TikTok has acquired. As...