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Explorations of the emerging crypto-economic models and their potential implications

Irony of Foreign Policy

15 hours ago 1 minute read 1 comment jer979!!

tl;dr: the US made the Chinese rich and powerful. Now, it’s the US’ biggest problem. I’m not an expert on China or Foreign Policy, but I’ve been thinking about how the reason why China is so rich and powerful now is because of actions taken by the US...

Yield Famines and Uniswap

30 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: complex feature sets are great for some, but not all. As I shared yesterday, I recently logged into Uniswap v2 and found some liquidity that I had provided a while ago, which I had forgotten about. It turns out that time can be a big ally in i...

The Psychology of Money

29 Nov 2021 4 minute read 1 comment jer979!!

tl;dr: We all deal with it. We all deal with it differently. Lessons on how to become wealthy. My friend, Tom, generously sent me a copy of The Psychology of Money: Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness. My brother had been talking it up a...


26 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

Today is American Thanksgiving. While I’m sure there’s a group of people for whom the holiday is problematic for one reason or another, I think the concept of a national day of thanksgiving (even if the original intent may not have been pure in the e...

How to Spot the Next Big Trend

24 Nov 2021 2 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: The answers are often right in front of us. I recently attended a family wedding in Dallas and, while I was there, one of my cousins-who is just a few years older than I- came up to me and said, “I don’t get NFTs.” Now, I certainly understand...

Decentralizing Crypto Security

23 Nov 2021 2 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr:  Given the huge risks that come with smart contracts, a new protocol seeks to decentralize protection. Though the public announcement of Forta occurred about a month ago, I only recently heard about it and once I grokked the idea, I said to my...

Web 3 vs. Web 2: Log-ins and Passwords

22 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Passwords, prompts, emails, captcha or ‘connect wallet’ to log-in to a site? It’s not a difficult choice. As it is coming up on the end of the year, I’ve been going to my various healthcare, HSA, financial sites, etc. to get a lay of the land...

Slaves to Defunct Economists

19 Nov 2021 1 minute read 1 comment jer979!!

tl;dr: Keynes vs. Hayek. The debate isn’t over yet. I know I’ve been on a kick about the book, Devil Take the Hindmost: A history of financial speculation  (blog post), but this is probably the last one, since I just finished it. During the entire bo...

Coordination Headwinds

18 Nov 2021 3 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

Tl;dr:  All problems are coordination problems. Keeping that top of mind is the key. As usual, Venkatesh Rao has a deep take on a common issue. One of his gifts is the ability to abstract the problem into general terms (often with apt and colorful an...

Why is the NY Times Giving Bad Advice?

17 Nov 2021 1 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Please stop telling people that a “work” week is about time. It’s not. I am not sure why this even is worthy of a blog post other than for the fact that I was overcome by a sense of righteous indignation when I read Roxane Gay’s career advice...